½ mile from the open moor and from a popular pub and about a mile from Throwleigh, in the peaceful hamlet of Aysh, a detached, 18th cent. stone cottage, originally a Devon longhouse. Wonderful walled garden to front with archway to orchard and meadows to wander and play games, leading down to a stream (small children should be supervised). You can walk out on to Dartmoor, and the ancient Mariners' Way walking route (Dartmouth to Bideford) passes through the hamlet.Inside, elegant and uncluttered, a marriage of ancient building with 21st cent. comfort, with beautiful granite floors (rugs) downstairs. On one side of the cottage, cosy living room with woodburner in huge inglenook fireplace (no TV); simple kitchen (oil-fired cooking range, gas hob, larder fridge) with slate worktops, and utility room (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, freezer) with back door; on the other side of the cottage, up 2 steps, large living/dining garden room with lofty beams, gorgeous ornamental chimney breast and old bread oven and floor-to-ceiling French windows with garden and moorland views. From hall, stairs up to den area with table football, comfy seating and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping); low lintels to two double bedrooms (one with 5' bed); 2 steps up to bathroom (suite with sunken bath and separate shower). An oasis of serenity with moorland walks virtually from the front door.
Throwleigh: little village (pretty church) in lanes below Dartmoor’s edge, on the lovely Mariners’ Way walk. ½ mile to pub, and to open moor; 2 to service station (shop); 5 to Chagford and Okehampton (golf, tennis, indoor pool, leisure centre, cinema). Exeter, 18. Fishing and riding not far.
Two double bedrooms (one king size). Bathroom with sunken bath, shower, WC, basin. Upstairs den/seating area with sofa bed. Downstairs sitting room with wood burning stove. Kitchen. Second sitting room with dining area. Utility room.
THROWLEIGH A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Chagford is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a village of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the village as well as an annual running race. Just over 15 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.