A mile from Cornwood, on the edge of the hamlet of Lutton (footpaths to moor), a neat, 18th cent. mid-row cottage perched back up from the lane, with a gently sloping, sunny lawned garden with level terrace (table/chairs) in front. A few steps and shared path lead up from the lane through the garden to terrace and door to tiled entrance lobby (for coats/boots); 2 steps up to open-plan living/dining room with oak floor, woodburner, TV/DVD, two sofas (one converts to double bed for alternative sleeping). Ground-floor shower-room (suite). Smart kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with door to shared back lane. Upstairs, with long views over the village and fields to distant moorland, two bedrooms - a double, and a twin (wall hooks for clothes-hanging). Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Loading/unloading possible via rear lane (manoeuvring skills required as narrow/tight bend); road parking, 100 yards. A handy location for moors, coast and a variety of interests (Dartmoor Zoo of TV/movie fame, golf and BBC ‘Masterchef’ winner’s gastropub, all 1 mile; riding stables, paintball centre, 1½ miles).
Cornwood: village (pub, shop, church) on the sheltered southern South Hams edge of Dartmoor. Many prehistoric hut circles on the open moor above, around the beautiful River Yealm. Ivybridge, 3 miles. Plymouth and the sea at Mothecombe (unspoiled sandy beach) or Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers (yachts, very pretty), all about 8 miles.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Sitting room with wood burning stove and double sofa-bed for alternative sleeping. Smart fitted kitchen. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground-floor shower-room with shower, basin and WC.
CORNWOOD The pretty village of Yelverton makes a perfect base for exploring Dartmoor with excellent walking and cycling routes in the area. The 21 mile-long cycling and walking route Drake's Trail, runs through the village and links nearby Tavistock and Plymouth passing through wooded valleys and open moorland. It is also possible to hire bikes in the village. There are several eating places around Yelverton including The Royal Oak that provides a warm welcome and superb locally sourced food. The Yelverton Paperweight Centre is worthy of a visit, where not only will you find an extensive collection of glass paperweights, there is an interesting collection of paintings from local artists. Nearby attractions include Buckland Abbey, The Garden House and Burrator Reservoir. The South Devon coast is within easy reach for day trips to Salcombe and the pretty riverside village of Newton Ferrers. The Naval port of Plymouth can also be easily reached, famous for its maritime heritage and the historic Barbican district, its narrow, cobbled streets lined with a fine selection of restaurants and bars.
This property offers the following short breaks: