' right in the heart of Petrockstowe, opposite the church (hourly chimes) and 30 yards from the village pub, a 17th cent., Grade II listed, thatched cottage tucked quietly in a corner amid neighbouring cottages. Fifty yards away, an enclosed garden (tables/chairs, barbecue) and useful storage shed for bicycles/surfboards.One step down into little kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer) with old brick floor and butler sink. Comfortable living room with inglenook fireplace (woodburner, ancient bread oven), TV/DVD and iPod dock. Narrow stairs up to two cottage double bedrooms (TVs), one with low head height on one side and en suite loo (washbasin). Bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). A surprisingly spacious, little cottage with lots of style, in the centre of the village and close to the Tarka Trail.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|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.
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.
Petrockstowe: little far-from-beaten-track village (pub) in farmland a mile from the Tarka Trail. River Torridge (fishing), 2 miles; Fishleigh Estate (location of original 'Springwatch' series), 3 miles; Sheepwash (famous fishermen's pub), 3; Hatherleigh (market town), 4; Dartmoor, 11; sea/beaches at Westward Ho! or Instow, about 15, or surfing at Bude, 20.