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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

About 3 miles from Torrington, a pretty, south-facing, detached, thatched, Grade II listed cottage, sheltered very privately in a wooded river valley; 50 yards away, a stream and a particularly lovely stretch of the Tarka Trail (30 miles of disused railway to walk/cycle). Majestic beech trees shelter the cottage and owls. To its front, a little cobbled garden (bench); to one side, terrace (table/chairs) and 6 steps up to wild, sloping woodland garden and orchard - great for older children.

Tiny porch for boots/coats; stable doors to living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer) with big inglenook (woodburner), beams, window seat with views of garden and woods, comfy chairs (no sofa) and TV/DVD; small bathroom (bath with shower over, washbasin); separate loo (washing machine, spin drier). Steep stairs up to three bedrooms � two double, one with washbasin, and a single (limited clothes-hanging space), all with wood floors (rugs) and low beams in the single and one double. Shed (lockable) for bicycles. Not suitable for elderly people or children under 3. A sweet little cottage in a beautiful valley with plenty of space for energetic older children.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2)
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Secure parking
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.

About this location

The Devon 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.


Torrington: ancient small town above the river Torridge (fishing). Dartington Crystal factory (tours, glass-blowing). Just out of town are RHS Rosemoor Gardens and bicycle hire for the Tarka Trail to Bideford (Elizabethan port) and sea/sand at Instow, 10 miles. Golf and huge beach at Westward Ho!, and Appledore, 10 miles. Dartmoor, 20.

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  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:05 Feb 2015

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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