J162 - The Cottage
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
1¼ miles from Sampford Courtenay and the pub (last ½ mile farm track) and 4 miles from Okehampton, a large 'upside down' thatched detached cottage, renovated with care and attention to detail and made beautiful. Glorious, panoramic views to Dartmoor over the owners' 205 wooded acres (walks in fields and woods); lots of wildlife (deer frequently seen). You have exclusive use of the indoor heated swimming pool (max. 28' x 18' x 4' deep, closed Christmas and New Year period), about 50 yards away. Paddocks and covered yard available for horses, by arrangement.
Steps up from lawned garden with shallow water feature. Lofty, beamed, open-plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, gas hob/electric oven) with woodburner, comfy sofas/chairs, TV/DVD and French windows to huge decked terrace (table/chairs, barbecue) - just right for sunbathing or outdoor meals. Loo (washbasin). Stairs (stairgate) down to three bedrooms – 2 steps up to the master double (6' zip-linked, 6'6" long bed) with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower), a double with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower), and a twin with en suite shower-room (suite with double shower tray). External access to laundry room (washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer). An exceptional cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Private garden, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.
The West Country region
Devons River Country: Devon's middle. This is farmers' Devon. You come here to be amongst them: to walk and admire their beautiful, rich-soiled, hilly and wooded farmland and enjoy their excellent, proper pubs in usually hill-top, compact, unspoilt villages; and to fish for trout and perhaps salmon in the deep wooded and very beautiful valleys of the rivers Torridge, Taw, Tamar and Exe especially and for trout in reservoirs. Great, magnetic views of Dartmoor and Exmoor from most hill-tops, and it's an easy drive to both. But don't think a daily trip to the sea will be a doddle.
Tiverton is the main town (you can go barging on its canal); Crediton, in its red-soil vale, Torrington, where glass is blown, and South Molton are the others. All have proper, individual, useful, and, in some cases unusual, shops, for the locals firstly. Cider is made at Winkleigh, and it's a good place for lunch. Hatherleigh is good for several things, including its market.
Sampford Courtenay: one of the prettiest villages in the middle of Devon with lots of thatched cottages, masses of flowers, fine church and good food pub. Coarse fishing, 1½ miles. Dartmoor and Okehampton (small town, golf, tennis, indoor swimming pool, cinema)), 6 miles. Exeter, about 20, the sea (Bude, splendid beaches), 28.
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- 3 Years listed
Calendar last updated:24 Sep 2014
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