A mile from the centre of Lewdown is this ‘chocolate box’ pretty, detached and thatched little cottage on the 750 acre Lewtrenchard estate. The cottage nestles behind a high hedge down a tranquil no-through lane in the wooded Lewtrenchard valley. It overlooks its lovely garden (bench, table/chairs) and the valley of the River Lew which is close by. The renowned Lewtrenchard Manor Hotel (fine restaurant) is within easy walking distance.
Little entrance porch into beamed living room (open fire, small TV/DVD), with dining room leading off. Kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge, electric cooker). Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Upstairs, two bedrooms - a double (5' bed) accessed through a twin; door from each bedroom to loo with sloping ceiling. Some low beams and lintels. Shed for bicycle storage. Arrival after 4pm. No children under 5, except pre-crawling babies. A magical cottage in a peaceful location with lovely walks from the doorstep.
Lewdown: village (PO/shop, pub) in wooded-valley farmland: very peaceful with wonderful views of Dartmoor (6 miles). Lewtrenchard (hotel/restaurant), 1 mile. Dramatic Lydford Gorge, 6 miles. Launceston (shops, leisure centre), 7 miles; north coast, about 25 (good road). Roadford Lake, 3. Easy access to Two Castles Trail (Okehampton to Launceston walking route) and Dingles Steam Village (seasonal).
Two bedrooms: 1 king size double, 1 x twin. WC with basin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Sitting room with open fire. Dining room. Kitchen.
Lewdown Lifton is a small village in the upper Tamar Valley, close to Launceston and the passing A30 road into Cornwall. This pretty community, once sitting astride the old A30 London to Penzance trunk road, is blessed with a village shop and post office, a superb pub and 3 top quality restaurants.