The perfect escape: a private drive off a lane on the outskirts of Belstone leads to a clematis-covered, detached, thatched, medieval, Grade II listed single-storey cottage 100 yards from the open moor. Small, flower-filled front garden (table/chairs) and, behind, a larger, sheltered, enclosed, mainly lawned, private garden (picnic bench). The friendly owners' neighbouring house (through gates, unfenced pond) was once home to author Doris Lessing. The cottage, originally a Devon longhouse, has been marvellously restored with great flair. Heating by biomass boiler using sustainably sourced fuel.Small porch into flagstoned hall (washing machine, tumble drier). Two steps up to special living/dining room with huge oak-beamed ceiling, big fireplace (woodburner), original uneven flagstoned floor (rug), TV/DVD, window seats: a room to dream in. Step up to compact fitted kitchen (microwave, fridge, electric cooker); small shower-room (suite). Two bedrooms - a double (5'), and a small room with 3' bunks. A warm, cosy cottage.
Belstone: little high village (good food pub, church, village green) on the edge of the open moor, brilliant base for walking Dartmoor's highest hills and wildest valleys. Okehampton (small town, golf, tennis, leisure centre, bicycle hire, cinema), 3½ miles; Chagford, 8; sea/sand/surf at Bude, about 30. Riding/pony-trekking and fishing locally. Filling station/shop (24 hours), 1 mile.
Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x bunks. Shower-room with shower, WC, basin, Living/dining room with wood burning stove. Kitchen. Hall.
Belstone Situated on the very Northern edge of Dartmoor, the small moorland village of Belstone lies on the Northern edge of Dartmoor National Park and is a wonderful location for keen walkers with some of the wildest parts of the moor within easy walking distance. With an excellent pub and tea rooms to relax in at the end of a hard day's exploring, Belstone is a great base.
This property offers the following short breaks: