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Hedgelea

North Tawton, Devon (Ref. 976108)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Inwood

    “A very wet October half term probably wasn’t the best time to be at Hedgelea.”

    Four people’s wet weather gear quickly filled available coat hooks but the house was warm, well equipped, with comfy beds and great views. The owners provided a welcome cake and lots of ideas for things to do, and were super-quick to sort out a heating issue part way through our stay. Cleanliness was exemplary. ...

    Four people’s wet weather gear quickly filled available coat hooks but the house was warm, well equipped, with comfy beds and great views. The owners provided a welcome cake and lots of ideas for things to do, and were super-quick to sort out a heating issue part way through our stay. Cleanliness was exemplary. The ‘but’ comes from the very rural location and the openness of the property. I found access daunting - all routes are on very narrow, rutted, single track Devon lanes which made journeys in and out nerve wracking. I didn’t find the garden was ‘enclosed’ enough for dogs. There is stock fencing on some boundaries and a fence/gate on one side of the house, but the bank to the main road is not secure and one side of the house is completely open. My dog was able to get into the neighbouring field (luckily empty of animals) on arrival day so we had to keep her on a lead for the rest of our stay; responsible but not relaxing.

    - Mrs Inwood, October 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback, we spoke with the owner who says - Having spent seven years renovating Hedgelea and three years preparing the cottage each week for new guests we were so glad to hear you appreciated all our efforts inside the cottage. Regarding the enclosed garden, we will be adding a gate over the winter to make the immediate garden area fully enclosed so that dogs can be let off the lead and owners can relax. As for the Devon lanes and in particular the last half a mile or so as you approach Hedgelea, we agree whole heartedly that this stretch is in poor condition and we will continue to petition Devon Highways to improve the situation. Despite the points raised we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Owner relations

The property

2 miles from North Tawton, close to tiny Bondleigh hamlet (church), a detached, single-storey cottage in a wonderfully tranquil and secluded spot with superb panoramic views over fields to the Taw Valley and Dartmoor.

Surrounding it, enclosed garden with terrace (table/chairs/bbq) and gentle steps down to lower lawn; below, wild meadow with mown paths to wander or link to quiet lanes to Clapper Cross Woods (Woodland Trust) and pretty walks beside the River Taw (350 yards).

The newly renovated interior combines 21st century comforts with a touch of nostalgia in beautifully restored original features and stripped floorboards.

Step up to door to neat kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, large larder fridge, electric oven/induction hob) with slate floors; pantry (freezer).

Dining room with original range (ornamental) and valley views.

Living room with open fire, TV/DVD/Blu-ray and music system.

Rear hall (coat/shoe storage) with back door to terrace.

Three bedrooms - two double (one with 5' bed with foot board), and a twin.

Bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand shower).

Spring water.

A peaceful and picturesque spot, with good access for exploring this scenic area of Devon.

North Tawton: small town (shops, three good food pubs, excellent fish and chips, church, children's play park) beside the river Taw, in rolling farmland 6 miles from Dartmoor (lovely views of it from hilltops).

The 180-mile Tarka Trail (cycling, walking) passes through.

Exeter (city), 15 miles; beaches (Bude, Exmouth), about 26.

Central location with good roads for exploring Devon.

Summary

  • One level
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with king size bed), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, shower over bath, WC, basin
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Hall.
  • Central heating with open fire
  • Microwave, induction cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (not permitted in the bedrooms)
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: Access to the property is via public highway (single lane) There are some potholes and ruts in places.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location

NORTH TAWTON

Winkleigh 3 miles; Okehampton 7.5 miles.

The charming country town of North Tawton quietly rests amidst lush green fields, high hedgerows and winding lanes, just eight miles north of historic Okehampton. Nestling between the high, rugged tors of Dartmoor and the wide sandy beaches and rolling surf of the North Devon coast, this delightful town boasts picturesque thatched cottages and quaint pubs. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and cycling, with many pretty little villages dotted throughout the area, and several excellent coarse fishing lakes and rivers, quality golf courses, and a number of National Trust properties within easy reach. There are few better spots from which to experience the joys of beautiful Devon.

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