In Harford, a cottage converted from an old coach house attached to a big, Grade II listed Victorian former rectory. Impressively approached along a beech-lined drive, the cottage is to one side of the friendly owners’ home, with its own enclosed sunny courtyard (table/chairs, gas barbecue) in front. There are 40 acres of sheep-grazed meadows (bluebells) and woods full of wildlife for you to explore, with direct access to the moorland beyond. Mothecombe beach, 25 minute drive.
Inside, smart, stylish and comfortable with oak floors (rugs) in most rooms. Big hall (for coats/boots/drying dogs) with washing machine and small freezer in cupboard. Living room looking to courtyard with woodburner, TV/DVD, leather sofas. Smart kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge, electric cooker) with granite worktops and big glazed double doors to courtyard. From hall, stairs (stairgate) up to two bedrooms - a double (5' bed) plus child’s 2'3" folding bed (for use in either bedroom), and a twin; bathroom (suite, shower over bath) with tiled floor. Spring water. A good retreat.
Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin (plus child’s 2'3" folding bed). Bathroom with bath with shower over, WC, basin. Downstairs Sitting room with wood burning stove. Kitchen with dining area. Hall.
IVYBRIDGE Plymouth 12 miles. Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to South Dartmoor’, Ivybridge is set in one of the most beautiful areas of Devon and provides the perfect base from which to explore the county’s glorious coast and countryside. The town’s namesake, the Ivy Bridge, is a 13th century construction originally designed for packhorses and widened during the age of coach travel. Nowadays, it is a popular landmark on the town’s Heritage Trail, which also takes in other noteworthy historical buildings, such as a paper mill which remains Ivybridge’s major industrial employer. Some of the most architecturally pleasing sights in the town are the aqueduct, now a listed site, and the much photographed remains of a viaduct built by Brunel. This riverside town offers a great local shopping experience, with a variety of independent shops in the compact town centre making browsing a pleasure. When it’s time for a break, take your pick from the many cafés, tearooms and bakeries in the covered arcade serving delicious food and treats to help you recharge your batteries! Just on the brink of Dartmoor National Park, Ivybridge is ideally located to explore the 368 square miles of rolling hills, rugged granite outcrops and fresh, clean air. With over 450 miles of public rights of way, you’ll find enough walks to keep you busy for a year, let alone a week! If you’d like to mix it up a bit, cycling, horse-riding, climbing and kayaking opportunities abound. Nearby Wembury is the starting point for the Two Moors Way, a 201 mile coast to coast walking route which passes through Ivybridge and continues on through high moorland and deep wooded valleys, taking in some of Devon’s most unspoilt rural scenery. At 17 miles long, the Erme-Plym Trail is slightly shorter and leads in the opposite direction through some pleasant countryside, passing the pretty Hooe Lake en route. The area surrounding Ivybridge offers a fabulous variety of attractions and days out, from the stunning beaches of the South Devon coast, to the bustling city of Plymouth.
This property offers the following short breaks: