Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Splash Cottage is situated in the idyllic village of Ponsworthy in the heart of Dartmoor, and offers a magnificent base to enjoy rural peace and tranquility. With exposed stonework and beams, the cottage retains its original character, whilst providing all essential modern comforts and conveniences.
Splash is ideally placed for walking, cycling, pony trekking and other moorland activities, and comes with a concierge service supplying local information, and organisation of a wide range of activities such as farm visits, llama walks, heritage sites, golf, abseiling and hot air ballooning.
For lazy days, there are plenty of books, games and DVDs to keep everyone entertained. Nearby Ashburton has a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, and Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth are all within easy driving distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
- Twin beds can be converted into a comfortable double
- Choice of bedding: feather or non-feather pillows and duvets/sheets and blankets – please pre-order
- Good selection of books/games/DVDs
- Good selection of local information provided
- Underfloor heating
|Further details outdoors|
- Good quality teak garden furniture
- Welcome pack provided on arrival
- Concierge services included
The West Country region
Dartmoor National Park is the biggest and wildest area of open country in southern England. An area of outstanding natural beauty covering over 350 square miles, this breathtaking landscape is home to a huge variety of wildlife, and featured on television's 'Seven Natural Wonders' as the top natural wonder in the South West.
The entire area is rich in history and antiquities, hosting more ancient monuments and archaeological sites than anywhere else in Europe. Many traditional tales, folklore and ghost stories stem from this unique history.
The broader West Country is home to England's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Dorset and East Devon Coast, and Devon itself boasts two dramatic coastlines with many fantastic beaches for relaxation and water sports, complementing the mild climate of the area.
Ponsworthy lies in the steep valley of the West Webburn river, about 2 miles from Widecombe-in-the-Moor, at the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Splash Cottage is in the centre of the village, one of a row of picturesque thatched cottages often pictured in calenders and postcards, climbing up a hill from a small stream flowing across the road (The Splash).
Splash is the perfect base for family holidays or for friends to get together, allowing you to experience the wonders of Dartmoor through the many activities available nearby. Footpaths begin at the front door and lead all over the moor, and there are local opportunities for cycling, pony trekking, golf, fishing, climbing and lots more.
For something more leisurely, there are heritage sites and National Trust properties in the area, as well as farms and miniature pony sanctuaries. Across the moor, there are restaurants, pubs and cafés in which to sample the famous Devon cream tea, and a rich variety of shops selling local produce, arts and crafts.
Widecombe-in-the-Moor is best known for the annual Widecombe Fair, (next held on Tuesday 8 September 2009) immortalised by the folk song involving a grey mare and 'Old Uncle Tom Cobley and All'. The village is steeped in history and local legend, and has several gift shops (including a National Trust shop), and a couple of pubs and cafés.
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17 Jun 2013
We had a great vacation in this cozy and welcoming cottage in a beautiful countryside.The cottage is lovingly maintained and decorated inside and out. Everything is perfectly clean and, although the e… More
23 Jun 2012
"Cosy cottage in idyllic setting with all the mod cons"
Splash cottage has a comfortable period feel - as soon as we arrived, I understood why it does not come cheap: everything is beautifully kitted out and finished to a high standard. When we stayed duri… More
12 May 2012
"Lovely little cottage, incredibly well equipped, in a great location - perfect in every way."
We stayed in this cottage for a long weekend in February and it was perfect. The welcome pack on arrival (bread, milk, coffee, tea, breakfast cereal) meant that we needn't have packed all the foo… More
11 May 2012
"A perfect little hideout to chill out and relax"
We spent a week at Splash Cottage over New Year in 2010/11, it was perfect. The cottage was very well equipped (the kitchen was better than my own!) and we spent a blissful week tucked away in the war… More
7 Nov 2011
"Stay at Splash Cottage For Sure Everything you want BUT MORE"
The most wonderful romantic location in a cottage that was beautiful to look at thatched and quaint. Inside it was heaven, open fire for cosy evenings and a kitchen to please the most enthusiastic cooks. The bedroom was beautiful with high class bedding, bathrobes, towels and a bed that even an insomniac would find sleep in. Highlights 3 ponies came and ate grass beneath the bedroom window one night, the local pubs were amazing fine beer and good food. The owners were very helpful and accommodating too. Would I recommend you stay here 100% yes yes yes
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