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Heather Cottage


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Heather Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

*** This is a newly fully renovated two-bedroom cottage, with the first bookings being taken from August 2014 ***

Occupying an enviable quiet position in the heart of Brentor, this semi-detached holiday cottage boasts uninterrupted stunning views over Dartmoor. Sleeping four, it makes an ideal base for a walking, hiking or cycling holidays and has moor views from all rooms within the cottage, the summer house and the gardens.

Brentor is a village in West Devon and lies about half a mile from the familiar West Devon landmark of Brentor Church, a picturesque 13th century church perched precariously atop the granite mound of Brent Tor.

The cottage has two bedrooms. The master is a large room with views over the moor and contains a king size bed and has ample storage. The second room also has clear views to the moor and has two 2'6" twin beds.

The lounge has comfortable sofas which can be further enjoyed in front of the log burning stove. There is a selection of books, DVDs and a comprehensive folder of local information, recreation & services/facilities. A freeview colour TV and DVD player are also available.

The warm kitchen/dining room is inviting and allows for you to cook and eat in if desired. It is full equipped with all mod-cons including an electric oven & hob, microwave, integrated fridge and dishwasher.

The modern bathroom has views to the moors and is equipped with a shower above the bath.

The separate main garden's summer house has amazing views over Dartmoor and is furnished with comfortable sofa and chairs. It is a great place to relax whilst listening to the moor stream that runs across the end of the garden (NOTE - the stream is not fenced off and children should be supervised at all times) There is also a picnic table allowing for outside dining.

Externally there is a warm secure utility room which houses the washing machine, and separate tumble drier. There is also storage space within it for up to four bikes.

The property benefits from wireless internet access - the access/security code is clearly printed within the property information folder. There is also a land line phone available and payments for any calls is via an honesty box. Please note that there is no mobile phone coverage at the property.

No smoking is permitted inside the property although there is a private garden with a table which may be utilized as a smoking area, if desired.

There is no dedicated parking at the house, however there is ample parking around the war memorial which is but a short walk from the cottage. Access to the property is down a short pathway and you are able to park at this entrance for unloading your car on arrival.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden

The West Country region

Dartmoor is an area of moorland in south Devon, England. Protected by National Park status as Dartmoor National Park, it covers 954 square kilometres (368 sq mi).

The granite which forms the uplands dates from the Carboniferous Period of geological history. The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops known as tors, providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife. The highest point is High Willhays, 621 m (2,037 ft) above sea level. The entire area is rich in antiquities and archaeology.

Dartmoor is managed by the Dartmoor National Park Authority, whose 22 members are drawn from Devon County Council, local district councils and Government.

Parts of Dartmoor have been used as military firing ranges for over 200 years. The public enjoy extensive access rights to Dartmoor (including restricted access to the firing ranges) and it is a popular tourist destination. The organisation responsible for tourism on Dartmoor is the Dartmoor Partnership.


Brentor is a village in West Devon, England. The village is dominated by the hill of Brent Tor, topped by the village's church.

The origins of the name Brentor are old Devonian, a Brythonic Celtic language related to Cornish, Welsh and Breton and spoken in Devon until the early Middle Ages 'Bryn' and 'tor' meaning 'hill of the rock tower'.

At Lydford, 4 miles to the north-east, there is the remarkable Lydford Gorge with its spectacular waterfall and riverside walk, together with Lydford Castle and prison, a village pub, an italian restaurant and the renowned Dartmoor Inn gastropub.

There are further village shops and pubs in the nearby villages of Mary Tavy and Milton Abbot and also pubs in Peter Tavy and Lamerton. Many of the local pubs feature in "The Good Pub Guide".

The scenic stannary market town of Tavistock (voted best Market Town in 2004) lies 5 miles to the south and offers a wide selection of unusual gift shops, boutiques and delicatessens in addition to the more usual supermarkets and shops. The town possesses a renowned pannier market and The Wharf is a popular venue for cinema and the arts.

If you would prefer a change from the rugged vista of Dartmoor, then gorgeous sandy beaches, sailing and other watersports are available at a number of venues along the north and south coasts. Both are easily accessible by car, the closest beaches on the north coast being about 45 minutes away.

Watersports, lakeside walks and a cafe with stunning lakeside views can also be found at the popular Roadford Reservoir about 20 minutes drive to the north. There are also opportunities to fish in the reservoir and the local rivers.

The Eden Project is located about an hour's drive away and the very popular restaurants of celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein are to be found in Newquay and Padstow respectively.

The A30, 6 miles to the north and the A38, about 18 miles to the south, both facilitate rapid access to Cornwall, Exeter (about 45 minutes away) and the M5 motorway.

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22 Sep 2014


"Beautiful cottage for a relaxing and scenic break"

I would thoroughly recommend Heather Cottage. From the scones and milk left out for us on arrival to the beautifully decorated and accessorized cottage throughout this property was a real pleasure to… More

31 Aug 2014



We loved Heather cottage from the moment we walked down the lane and the outside lights came on. When we opened the door we were wowed! The cottage is so beautiful and cosy, everything was spotless an… More

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