A mile from Ilsington, in the tiny farming hamlet of Lounston, a rural, detached, ‘upside down’ cottage for two. Tucked away down a farm track (partly unmade), there is good walking from the doorstep on footpaths/quiet lanes. Behind the cottage, a raised garden, mostly grassed with paved area (table/chairs). Across the lane, an acre of private woodland conservation area to explore (own risk; dogs on leads) with picnic bench and wildlife ponds (unfenced - care needed; visited/tended occasionally by the owners’ family).
Inside, stylishly done with charming touches. From the garden, 2 steps up to door into living/dining room with neat kitchen area (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with oak floor (rug) and TV/DVD/Blu-ray. Downstairs, a fabulous roomy double bedroom (zip-linked 6' bed or twin, TV/DVD) with step down to en suite bathroom (suite, deep double bath and separate shower, washing machine in cupboard). No children, except pre-crawling babies. An excellent spot for those seeking peace, nature or a romantic hideaway.
Ilsington: pretty little village (church, shop, good food pub) on Dartmoor's farmed and wooded south-eastern slopes, through which flows the River Lemon to Teignmouth, its ancient wooded valley a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and habitat for woodland birds and butterflies. Haytor (massive granite outcrop), 2 miles. Easy access to A38, 2½ miles.
1 x super king double bedroom (converts to twin) downstairs with en suite bathroom with bath, WC, basin, shower. Upstairs sitting room with dining area. Kitchen area.
Ilsington Haytor Vale is a very pretty hamlet of white cottages beside the old coaching inn, The Rock on Dartmoor's southeastern edge just one mile from the market town of Bovey Tracey.
This property offers the following short breaks: