47 Hunters Moon
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Hunters Moon is an award-winning Dartington Estate family estate less than one mile from both Totnes and Dartington. Situated in an elevated position with views to Dartmoor and hills on all sides, this is modern convenience in the heart of the countryside. The location is a perfect family home, with lots of safe space in and out. The gardens boast swings, a slide and a tree house set into an apple tree plus a large green right outside the back gate. Also there is a play sandpit. Recently extended, the house has a large kitchen and dining area which opens out on to a large back deck and the garden. A high chair is available if required. At the front there is another deck, facing south. Both gardens are securely bounded by hedges or fences. There is also a grand piano in the living room.
Parking for two cars is afforded at the front of the property. Hunters Moon is a quiet estate with three communal greens - and just outside is a 13th century pub with the longest thatched roof in the country. Combine this with the historic town of Totnes just down the road, Dartington Hall with it's extensive arts heritage and events within walking distance, Dartmoor 15 minutes away and gorgeous beaches half an hour away, this makes for an idyllic family holiday. The bedrooms are on the 1st & 2nd floors. Both double bedrooms are upstairs. One of the single bedrooms is a walk-through, leading from the landing to the master en-suite, and has often been used for smaller children who like to sleep very close to mum and dad. There is an extra single futon/sofa bed in this room. A travel cot is also available if required.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bantham, Bigbury & Torquay 18 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter & Plymouth 30 km, Nearest railway: Totnes 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
The West Country region
It's no coincidence that South Devon is one of the UK's top tourist destinations with it's mild climate, breathtaking beaches and rolling countryside. Take a walk over the expansive moors and crags of Dartmoor, wander through it's wooded vales, bathe in the clear waters of the Dart or doze on the white sands of its many south-facing beaches. You can take a boat down the river to Dartmouth with its picturesque harbour, passing Agatha Christie's house en-route, while away the hours on a steam train or open-topped bus, eat ice-creams in Torquay, or...just relax at home! Loads of stuff for the kids, too much to mention, but highlights include Paignton Zoo, Kents Cavern caves in Torquay, the Rare Breeds Farm (right here in Totnes) and a number of adventure parks for the wild ones....
The Totnes Area:
If you're looking for a holiday that combines history, alternative therapies and breathtakingly beautiful countryside, you'll find it in Totnes. This unique and charming market town sits in the heart of South Devon and has an international reputation for its lively and diverse community. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan but with a distinctly rustic West Country flavour, and this makes it a remarkable place to visit for its heritage, culture and very pretty setting.
The first authenticated history of Totnes was when King Edward the Elder fortified it in AD 907, although according to legend Totnes was the landing place of Brutus of Troy. By the 12th Century Totnes was established as a market town and prospered throughout the mediaeval period. In recent times it has gained a reputation as a centre for learning, arts, alternative lifestyles and culture.
Things to do:
Turn any corner in Totnes and you'll run into something special. The town is reputed to have more listed buildings per head of the population than anywhere else in Britain, and a stroll around Totnes is an attraction in itself. For shopping addicts, Totnes offers an exceptional range of small independent retailers and is famed for its promotion of ethical products, wholefoods and fair trade goods. River trips on the Dart, plenty of museums, a steam railway and many arts galleries mean that you'll never run out of things to do in and around Totnes. You can combine a visit to a serene vineyard with a tranquil boat ride. Sharpham vineyard on the Dart Estuary is easily accessible from Totnes via a relaxing two-hour river trip. If you want to discover more about Devon's rural heritage, Totnes Rare Breeds Farm is a great family day out and gives the little ones a chance to get up close to some charming four-legged residents. And of-course, the beach is only 25 minutes away, and Dartmoor only 15! Totnes is particulatly known for the Arts, with a cosmopolitan year round programme of national and local events befitting a town of much larger size. DARTINGTON Arts Centre is famous for its arts and music activities, including its Summer School and Schumacher College.
Tourist Information Centre: Totnes - 01803 86316, www.totnesinformation.co.uk
Food and drink:
You'll discover a wonderful range of cuisine in Totnes. The focus here is on organic food that's local and seasonal, but also internationally inspired. A good place to relax over a coffee and the best carrot cake you'll ever taste is the Tangerine Tree café, while the Willow restaurant serves a range of exciting and wholesome meals. If you're self-catering, the Friday and Saturday markets offer the very best in local South Devon produce. One of the best pubs for dining is the Cott Inn, established 1320 and boasts the longest thatched roof in the country. And…it's literally right outside Hunters Moon….
Something a little different:
Unique, quirky and photogenic, in a survey of travel writers it has been voted one of the ten funkiest towns in the world. Yet Totnes has a slow feel and safe ambience. Perhaps in part due to its close proximity to the Dartington Estate and Dartington College of Arts and its strong arts and crafts pedigree, many well known writers, musicians and other creative have made a happy home in its environs. These days, as one of the founder towns of the Transition Town movement, Totnes is increasingly attracting both attention and visitors from all over the world who are interested in environmental matters and sustainability.
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