2 miles from Widecombe-in-the-Moor, in the heart of Dartmoor, a semi-detached cottage attached to a Grade II listed farmhouse (locked connecting door), believed to date from the mid-16th cent.. Surrounded by open garden, with pond, covered with a metal grill and 23 acres, there are family ponies, friendly dogs and small children. You are welcome to roam the garden and grounds (with care) and make friends with the ponies/dogs; sunny seating has been provided for your enjoyment.A few shallow granite steps lead up through the garden to the door. Open-plan living/dining room with high beamed ceiling, Velux windows (star-gazing), slightly uneven granite/wood floor, woodburner, TV/DVD and iPod dock; neat galley kitchen (slimline dishwasher, fridge, electric cooker/2-ring hob) with glazed door to garden; 3 steps down to lobby (room for coats/boots) and bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). From living room, stairs up to gallery double bedroom (6' bed, access to one side only) with sloping beams (hooks for clothes-hanging). Curtained from the living room, another double bedroom for alternative sleeping. Clothes-washing service. Spring water. An oasis of wild beauty and calm.
Widecombe-in-the-Moor: Dartmoors most famous village. Beautiful position in deep farmed valley between steep tor-topped hills; good food pub, splendid church, pretty round it. Fair (Uncle Tom Cobley and all) in September. Excellent walking base for the moor's most spectacular part; riding stables. The sea (Torbay), 19 miles.
Two double bedrooms, one super king on a gallery and the other on ground level for alternative sleeping. Downstairs bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin. Open plan sitting room with dining area. Galley kitchen. Lobby.
WIDECOMBE-IN-THE-MOOR Widecombe is tucked away in a Dartmoor valley with the spectacular moorland and tors rising up on all sides, making it a perfect location for walkers, mountain bikers, riders or those that love dramatic landscapes. The village is made up of a pretty mixture of granite built houses and a lovely old church which is known as the cathedral of the moor. There are a couple of good food pubs, a café for indulgent cream teas and shops. Widecombe famously hosts Widecombe Fair every September, where you can see displays of livestock, local produce, vintage farm machinery and even a bale tossing competition. Further afield is Bovey Tracey – home to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and worthy of a visit. Dartmoor National Park has the greatest number of archaeological remains in Europe and there are Neolithic tombs, mystical stone circles and abandoned medieval farmsteads to explore. Conan Doyle was inspired to write his classic novel The Hound of the Baskervilles and it is easy to imagine Sherlock Holmes wandering the wild moorland terrain, along with the wild and beautiful Dartmoor ponies.
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