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Ilsington, Devon (Ref. 1053605)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Review(s)

  • Rob

    “Very well equipped cottage in a lovely quiet location with fantastic views from cottage and gardens.”

    Ideal location for visiting Dartmoor, Torbay etc. Very peaceful. Impressive artwork throughout the cottage.

    Ideal location for visiting Dartmoor, Torbay etc. Very peaceful. Impressive artwork throughout the cottage.

    - Rob, July 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (can be super-king double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Ground floor WC.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV, WiFi, a selection of books
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Front garden with furniture
  • Rear garden with patio, lawn, furniture, fire pit
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: The property is nestled into the hill and to access the front door there are approx 17 gentle garden steps which may not be suitable with those with mobility issues

The property

Wottonsbury is a light, spacious and comfortable property superbly located in the Dartmoor National Park, in walking distance from the small village of Ilsington, which has a village community shop and the local pub The Carpenters Arms.

The location offers a family or four friends the best of both worlds for their Devon break, with spectacular perspectives of the countryside and convenient access to the seaside.

Ample parking for 2 cars, enter through the garden gate and head down the stone steps to the house, taking a moment to stop and take in the uninterrupted view through the hills of Teignbridge to glimpses of the sea in the far distance.

As you enter the house, you are greeted with a large utility area, an ideal space to leave your coat and shoes (or maybe a wet furry friend by closing the internal stable door) before moving into the comfort of the house. Off the attractive hallway is a downstairs toilet and the sitting room, which is an excellent place to relax owing to its attractive furniture and television.

Continue to the large open plan kitchen/diner which contains all you need to prepare delicious food. A wood burning stove and two fire side chairs offer a second comfortable retreat to relax. In the morning open up the double doors onto the garden to enjoy a coffee whatever the weather taking in the country air and that ‘view.’ Breakfast, lunch or dinner can be savoured at the dining table or brought out onto one of the gardens for alfresco dining. The garden features various patios with plenty of seating to lounge on while taking in the views; with a fire pit for those chilly evenings.

As the day draws to a close, retire upstairs to one of two lovely bedrooms, a double and a twin (which can be a super-king double bed on request), both with views of the sweeping hills. On a clear night take the opportunity to look up at the star filled night sky.

The upstairs bathroom has a double ended bath for one or two to relax in or a shower to get you refreshed for a day of adventure. Wottonsbury is 1 mile from the famous Haytor Rocks on Dartmoor a great starting point for extended walks or picnic. Wild swimming for those who dare. Travel a little further into the moorland for a cream tea in the ancient village of Widecombe in the Moor or a local beer in the garden of the The Rugglestone Inn.

Teignmouth, Paignton, and Torquay are all close by, offering coastal excursions.

Local sporting facilities include floodlit municipal tennis courts, small skate park and children play area 1 minute from the house and a 15-minute drive to Bovey Tracey golf course and heated outside municipal pool.

At Wottonsbury, you and your family are in for a wonderful stay.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bovey Tracey 4 miles; Newton Abbot 7.2 miles; Torquay 14.2 miles.

Ilsington is a village and civil parish in Devon, England, situated on the eastern edge of Dartmoor. Situated within close proximity to the market town of Newton Abbot and just under 15 miles from the seaside resort of Torquay, you are ideally placed for exploring all this beautiful region has to offer. Discover many quaint and sleepy villages, thriving market towns and many picturesque and historical sites in the Dartmoor National Park. The village offers a shop, post office and local pub for your immediate amenities, while Newton Abbot provides a more extensive range of shops, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and cafés to explore. Delight in the award-winning country house hotel and spa in Ilsington, which serves the delightful Devonshire cream tea, with homemade scones and strawberry jam. A quaint village resting on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas