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Great Burrow Cottage. Dartmoor views, nr beaches. – Home 74616 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Great Burrow Cottage. Dartmoor views, nr beaches. – Home 74616
- 2 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 38 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Great Burrow Cottage (Sunday Times "50 Coolest Cottages in Britain and Ireland") is a detached former Linhay found in the heart of undulating West Devon countryside, in the grounds of Grade II listed Great Burrow Farmhouse. It has stunning uninterrupted views of Dartmoor. French doors lead to a private patio and large tranquil gardens with wildlife ponds, free-range chickens, a beautiful cob and stone barn, ancient oak trees and sweeping views of Dartmoor's wild northern tors. The breathtaking North Cornwall coast is only 30mins away ( surfing, Bude sea-pool, miles of sandy beaches). A heat exchange system provides constant hot water with underfloor heating that keeps the cottage really cosy and a woodburner too for that added snug feel. The contemporary bathroom has a slate floor and large bath with a deluge shower above. There are great walks directly from the cottage taking in streams, forests and valleys. Enjoy a camp fire round the firepit, as the sun sets on Yes Tor; laze in
Great Burrow Cottage (Sunday Times "50 Coolest Cottages in Britain and Ireland") is a detached former Linhay found in the heart of undulating West Devon countryside, in the grounds of Grade II listed Great Burrow Farmhouse. It has stunning uninterrupted views of Dartmoor. French doors lead to a private patio and large tranquil gardens with wildlife ponds, free-range chickens, a beautiful cob and stone barn, ancient oak trees and sweeping views of Dartmoor's wild northern tors. The breathtaking North Cornwall coast is only 30mins away ( surfing, Bude sea-pool, miles of sandy beaches). A heat exchange system provides constant hot water with underfloor heating that keeps the cottage really cosy and a woodburner too for that added snug feel. The contemporary bathroom has a slate floor and large bath with a deluge shower above. There are great walks directly from the cottage taking in streams, forests and valleys. Enjoy a camp fire round the firepit, as the sun sets on Yes Tor; laze in the hammock under the tall willows. There are table tennis and darts in the adjacent barn, or in the cottage large flatscreen TV with DVD, Freeview, Wifi, books and binoculars! We are pet friendly.
Location description from owner
The England region
The cottage is close to the Cornwall and Devon border and is ideal for both a romantic, centrally located country retreat or an active family holiday. The glorious North Cornwall coastline is 30 min drive with its world class surfing beaches and Dartmoor is on the doorstep with fantastic walks and riding on its dramatic wild Tors, beautiful wooded valleys and ancient forests. Great Burrow Cottage is a perfect base to explore this very varied and rewarding area rich in wildlife and spoilt with great pubs and restaurants.
Dartmoor, Bodmin moor and Exmoor are all within easy driving distance whilst fifteen minutes drive away is the castle town of Okehampton and the Cathedral city of Exeter about 30 minutes. The market towns of Tavistock and Launceston are also within easy reach.
Dartmoor offers horse riding, cycling, walking and great pubs whilst the North Cornwall coast has miles of sandy beaches, fascinating rock pools and stunning cliff top walks. In addition there are excellent golf courses, water sports, and fishing. We can give you more tailored information when you arrive but have listed a local selection here.
Dartmoor was designated one of the National Parks of England and Wales in 1951. The public is able to roam freely on its 369 square miles of unenclosed, open moorland, with around 600 miles of public rights of way. Dartmoor is a rich habitat for wildlife and has a wealth of archaeological remains, myths and legends. The cottage has guide books on some of the best walks.
You can find great walks directly from the cottage, taking in streams, forests and valleys many with beautiful far-reaching views of Dartmoor and even Bodmin moor. Many more walks can be found at the Discover Dartmoor website.
You can go riding on the moor from many stables including Eastlake Riding Stables in nearby Belstone.
The Granite Way is an 18km cycle/walkway from Okehampton to Lydford with a large part of it being traffic-free, through beautiful countryside. It is part of the National Cycle Route 27. If you don't bring your own bike you can hire them from Devon Cycle Hire who will deliver bikes to the cottage.
Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton Down, Near Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4HR.
Nearby Roadford Lake has trout fishing, sailing, wind surfing, canoeing, bird watching and a natureWater Sports Nearby Roadford Lake has trout fishing, sailing, wind surfing, canoeing, bird watching and a nature trail.
The golf courses around Okehampton are recognised as some of the best in the country.
North Cornwall is one of the country's most popular surfing coasts with world class surfing beaches at Widemouth Bay and Bude. We can help you find perfect beaches for swimming, paddling and rockpooling.
National Trust and English Heritage sites:
Lydford Gorge near Okehampton is spectacular. Starting high above the river, weaving through the woods to the 30m White Lady waterfall, it then follows a series of whirl pools including the Devils Cauldron.
Lanhydrock House and Gardens
Other worthwhile places
Pencarrow House and Gardens
Pubs and restaurants:
There are numerous local pubs offering excellent and varied food and real ales. Nearby at Bratton Clovelly is The Clovelly Inn, whilst 'gastro' pubs The Dartmoor Inn has been enthusiastically reviewed in the The Observer and Sunday Telegraph.
For award winning organic food visit Percys Restaurant and for grand dining, Gidleigh Park Hotel restaurant.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Sofa Bed 3 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Table tennis
- Games room
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
Justin and Mary E
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 25 Sep 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Nov 2008. Located in Devon, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £300 to £845.
The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Sep 2016.
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– based on 24 reviews
- Very Good
“Our stay at Great Burrow lived up to and exceeded my mental picture of the perfect vacation in England.”
The cottage was lovely and very well maintained and the surroundings were idyllic. The hosts, Mary and Justin, could simply not have been more welcoming and helpful; when we arrived later than we had anticipated and with no provisions, they gave us ingredients from their kitchen and garden for our dinner that night. I highly recommend a stay here to anyone who wants to get off the beaten path but still have access to so many interesting places to go and see with a drive of an hour or less. The only fly in the ointment was, well, flies, as we had a number of them in the cottage, however, it was clearly us who let them in with our comings and goings.
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