About 3 miles from Ashburton towards Landscove, off a narrow country lane (farm vehicles sometimes, passing places), a secluded and spacious, detached ‘upside down’ cottage smartly converted from a barn with split-level foundations. Pretty, enclosed garden with small lawn and terrace (table/chairs, barbecue) and gravelled path/steps winding up to a further suntrap terrace (table/chairs). Surrounding the cottage, 3 acres of fields/woodland to explore (own risk, unfenced stream). Ceiling-high glazed doors to hall and steps to three smart bedrooms with polished slate floors (rugs) - a double with en suite shower-room (suite), another double with beams, and a room with two singles, beams and glazed door to garden. Bathroom (suite plus hand-shower, washer-drier). Stairs (half-landing, glazed door to steps down to terrace) up to large open-plan living/dining/kitchen with oak floors and big oak ceiling trusses: 10" step (no handrail) down to sofas and TV/DVD at one end and, at the other, across a bridged gallery (glass balustrades), fitted kitchen/dining area (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with granite worktops and 4 steps up to back door to upper terrace. Pub, 1 mile by road; golf, 5. No children under 10 due to gallery and garden steps. A peaceful, scenic location for both moor and coast.
Ashburton: ancient, busy little town (pubs, restaurants, interesting shops including antiques, renowned cookery school) on Dartmoor’s edge. Within 4 miles is the moor’s most spectacular part (around Buckland, Widecombe, Manaton); within 2 miles, a beautiful stretch of the River Dart leading to Dartmeet, and an ‘adventure park’ (for all ages). Buckfast Abbey, 4 miles; Totnes (small town), 8; the sea at Torbay, 12.
Three downstairs bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin. Hall. Upstairs open plan space with seating area, dining area and kitchen.
ASHBURTON Newton Abbot 8 miles; Torquay 17 miles; Plymouth 25 miles The ancient Stannary town of Ashburton lies on the southern slopes of Dartmoor and is an ideal spot from which to explore the rugged high moors to the North and a beautiful coastline to the South. The scenery in this area of South Devon is glorious in all weathers and offers visitors opportunities for walking, pony trekking, canoeing, fishing and lazing on the beach. Ashburton has some interesting artisan shops and with its interesting history and museum, has built a reputation for its high standard of antiques and fine collectables outlets. It also has lovely tea rooms, a wine bar and a fantastic food deli providing fresh fish and olives. In the surrounding area, Dartmoor has many picturesque villages and hamlets with old thatched cottages and ancient churches, surrounded by a patchwork of fields and woodland. Lustleigh, North Bovey, Chagford and Widecombe- in- the- Moor are fine examples. The attractive seaside town of Teignmouth is a half hour drive and the popular Blackpool Sands, although a little further down the coast, is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed 'Blue Flag' family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. So whether it is moor or coast that you’re seeking for your getaway, Ashburton is a really central town from which to be based.