' on the hillside in Higher Brimley, a pretty hamlet 1' miles from Bovey Tracey, a'chocolate box', semi-detached, thatched cottage. Enclosed, rose-filled, terraced cottage garden with far-reaching views across the Teign Valley, steps leading to lovely private seating areas (tables/chairs) and a little thatched summer house. At the rear of the cottage, a narrow drive leads to a parking space for one small car with steps leading down through the garden to the house.Inside, many original features have been carefully preserved, such as beams and leaded windows. Stable doors to little porch for coats/boots (washing machine, tumble drier). Spacious fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave) with farmhouse kitchen table/chairs and views to the garden. Cosy beamed living room with woodburner, comfy sofas, TV/DVD and big bay window (window seat) with garden views. Two steps down to loo (washbasin). Two more steps down to bathroom (bath plus bath-shower, washbasin). Double doors to the garden. A further step down to cosy snug (woodburner). Upstairs, two comfortable double bedrooms (one with 5' bed). Storage space available for your bicycles. No children under 4, except pre-crawling babies. A charming cottage, full of character.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2)|
|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 4 star.
Dartmoor: "the last great wilderness in Southern England". Great rock-tors top many of its often heather-covered hills. Marvellous for walking, riding, tor-climbing, picnicking, kite-flying, pony-trekking and, if you're at all energetic, not seeing other people. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. All is protected from caravans, tents and most ugliness by being in the Dartmoor National Park.
The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half has the most spectacular tors, best wooded river valleys, a few villages (like Widecombe, Buckland) in green-field 'oases'. The moor's eastern edge is the softest, most wooded, most popular: Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey are among its best villages, and the river Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley. The Dart(s) – two of them rise in the moor's middle and join at Dartmeet – is/are equally beautiful all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Tavy Cleave, on the latter, is the western moor's most dramatic place. The quality of a pub can change so quickly we hesitate to recommend, but there are plenty of them; and of places to ride or pony-trek.
Bovey Tracey: large village (shops, pubs, restaurants) on Dartmoor's south-eastern edge. 2 miles away is Haytor, one of the moor's most spectacular tors. Good golf, 4 miles; riding and many good village pubs locally. Newton Abbot (swimming pool/leisure centre), 7 miles; sea/beaches (Teignmouth, Shaldon), 10 miles.