Dunsford holiday barn rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and TV

Bridesmere House

from £125 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

from £125 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Bridesmere House

Barn / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 2043228

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Barn / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful wooded Teign Valley on Dartmoor - a stone throw from the National Trust's Fingle Woods (850 hectares of ancient woodland - footpaths, wildlife haven, mountain biking), a newly converted (Spring 2015) three bedroomed semi detached very spacious barn with private fenced garden and views over Fingle Woods.

The barn is surrounded by 50 acres of woodland with stunning 2 acre lake which you are welcome to explore. There is a rustic games barn with table tennis, table football, snooker table, old piano and even a stage for budding young dramatists. 4 miles down river from Drewsteignton. Short walk to Dunsford Nature Reserve at Steps Bridge, spring daffodils, riverside walks to Castle Drogo, birdwatching, wild swimming. Three golf courses within 5 miles. Exeter, 8 miles

Bridesmere is very spacious, yet cosy with homemade home furnishings throughout. Downstairs there is one large double bedroom with kingsize bed and pocket sprung mattess giving a wonderful nights sleep; a bedroom with 4 single beds, with large ensuite family bathroom with shower and bath; and a separate toilet and washing/ utility room with washing machine and freezer. Upstairs is open to the eaves making it very light with high ceilings. There is another large double bedroom with kingsize bed and pocket sprung mattess. The large open plan Kitchen/ lounge/ dining area is very well equiped and the breakfast bar has a Bosch induction hob. There is also a bosch oven, a dishwasher, tall fridge, microwave, a pod coffee machine and plenty of storage space in the handmade open fronted kitchen units. The lounge has a TV/DVD and iPod dock and very comfy large tan leather 3 piece suite. The back door leads to an enclosed fenced south west facing garden (table/chairs).

A relaxed, peaceful place to stay and wonderful for anyone with a passion for wildlife.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 4.6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 34 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 23 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture King Beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Devon region

Dartmoor, at almost 1000 sq km is the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England. Consisting of glorious wilderness with open moorland, granite tors, sparkling rivers, abundant wildlife and the renowned Dartmoor ponies. There are many spectacular walks, great pubs….There is so much to do it is difficult to know where to start but why not try horseriding, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, canoeing, abseiling, fishing, golfing, wildlife and birdwatching.


Fingle Woods - over 800 acres of woodland has recently been bought by the National Trust and Woodland Trust and can be explored by nearly 30 miles of newly created tracks and paths. Cycle along the river to the Fingle Bridge Inn for lunch. There is also great wild swimming spot on the River Teign a short walk from the cottage.

Castle Drogo (National Trust) - famed as the last castle to be built in England. It sits above the magnificent Teign Gorge with dramatic views over the Teign Valley and Dartmoor and is only 5 miles away.

Steps Bridge - a beautiful Devon Wildlife Trust Reserve is only a short walk from us and is famous for its spring daffodils and wonderful riverside walks.

Fishing – The River Teign is a celebrated trout and salmon river, offering many miles of fishing close by. Permits available through the Upper Teign Fishing Association.

Golfing – There are three golf courses within 8 miles of us - Fingle Glen, Teign Valley and the exclusive Bovey Castle. All provide great courses wonderful Dartmoor setting and have restaurants and bars to relax in after your game.

Outdoor Swimming pools – Devon is famous for its small community run outdoor pools (only open during the summer months). The closest is Moretonhampsted 4 miles but there is also one at Chagford and Bovey Tracey.

Moretonhampstead - (10 minutes drive or a brisk stroll away) is an ancient market town located on the North Eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is a town of character and dates back over 1000 years to Saxon times, and is known as The Gateway to the Moor. It is the ideal base from which to explore some of Britain's most spectacular countryside. No part of the National Park is more than an hour's drive away from the town and most of the well-known beauty spots are close by. Moretonhampstead is almost exactly in the centre of Devon, making it the perfect place from which to visit the north and the south coasts.? Two major events not to be missed this summer are Moreton Music Day in July and Moreton Carnival in August. There is also the award winning, new Green Hill Arts Gallery that is worth a visit.

There is a fantastic range of food available to cater for all tastes and prices in the local area. From great local pub food, cafes, and tea shops in the 4 surrounding villages (all within 10 minutes drive away) right up to the culinary delights of Gidleigh Park (2 Michelin stars) at Chagford - voted the UKs No 1 restaurant in the Sunday Times food list 2014.

Minature Pony Centre – (6 miles -15mins drive) Perfect day out for children. Meet the animals, indoor and outdoor play areas. A selection of talks, demonstrations, pony rides and hands-on activities take place every day with something of interest to everyone.

Chagford is only 6 miles away with its stylish boutique shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

The Haldon Forest Park (20 mins away) has something for everyone in its 3,500 acres of woodland. There trails for all abilities, for walkers and bikers. There are exhilarating mountain bike trails for the experienced riders, orienteering, Go Ape tree top trails, Seguay, bike hire, café. There is also Tramper Hire for those with disabilities.

Beaches – The stunning beaches of Bigbury and Bantham (our Favourites) are 40 miles away (1hr 20mins). Travel to the pub on Burgh Island by foot at low tide or ride the famous sea tractor once it is cut off at high tide. Check out the famous Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel (although only guests are allowed in, but you can visit the Pilchard Inn pub on the island take a walk around).

Eden Project - 68 miles - 1 ½ hours away

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