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The Old Forge

Ilsington, near Haytor Vale, Devon (Ref. 975817)

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  • Bedrooms

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  • Bathrooms

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  • Pets

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Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

    • “Pros Very comfortable and well thought out house. Well equipped throughout and in the Kitchen there is nearly every aid. Location in a small quiet village but with a pub and good shop within easy walking distance. Different colour towels for each person so no chance of mix up. Hooks on the back of every door for practicality WiFi that works The hot water failed and was fixed very rapidly. Eventually one of our boys, 41 years old French admitted to going through the English menus on the the thermostat and possibly causing the problem. Cons These are very minor cons Close to road. One wall and several windows are directly on to the road. Not really a problem as 1. The sound insulation is very good. 2. Theere are only about 5 cars per hour and it is not a problem. 3. There are only about 2 people per hour who pass on foot. Access to the village is by some single track road so passing can be interesting. Again traffic is very light so the chances of encountering another vehicule is low. Only one medium sized frying pan. If you are cooking eggs for 6 people it has to be done in batches.”

    Mr Jepson, 06650, August 2018

    • “excellent cottage in a local village Thanks”

    Mr Taylor, HALESOWEN, June 2018

    • “heavy winter duvets should be changed lighter, low tog for summer use. we bought two low tog duvets much more comfortable.”

    Mr Miller, Gravesend, June 2018

    • “This is a beautiful cottage both inside and out. It is well situated for us, being in the village and near the moors. We find having two shower rooms particularly useful, especially having grab rails in one. The kitchen is well equipped and all the rooms are comfortable. We love sitting out on the patio and listening to the church bells. There was plenty of information to hand and we had no difficulties using anything. We had a fantastic week - thank you.”

    Ms Boultby, NEWTON ABBOT, May 2018

    • “The owners of the Old Forge had anticipated all our needs and much much more...A beautiful cottage with a delightful courtyard (we had all our meals out of doors as the sun shone for us...)and, inside, the furniture together with excellent china, glass and cutlery more than met all our expectations, down to tasteful stylish furnishings and lovely pottery on the windowsills with the feeling everywhere of being in a centuries-old much-loved home. The kitchen was well equipped which suited us as we spent the days out delighting in Haytor, Widecombe, Parke, Hound Tor and many other local places, on the way exploring whole fields of bluebells and buttercups and delighting in the ponies and sheep who wandered not only on the moors but also in the road...and then we came back to cook in the evening, eating either in the courtyard or in the dining room which had a large pine sideboard table and chairs, interesting paintings and wall art and a wooden floor. The village shop, open 12 hours a day, and run by volunteers, stocked a very wide range of comestibles including local cheeses jams and chutneys. Everything was perfect.”

    Mr Rolfe, SHAFTESBURY, May 2018

    • “Forge Cottage was set in a beautiful village. Cottage had all the facilities you need for a comfortable break. The village pub and shop were excellent. Roads were a challenge but that is Devon, if you can drive in Devon you can drive anywhere.”

    Mrs Pearce, Ipswich, May 2018

    • “Very comfortable cottage that was full of charachter. Very well located for walking on Dartmoor and local shop and pub. Our three teenage children were happy with it too.”

    Wendy Firman, London, April 2018

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The Property

Just 150 yards from the pub and shop in Ilsington and for centuries the village forge, the prettiest of thatched, detached cottages with a sunny little enclosed garden (table/chairs, bench, barbecue, bicycle store) looking to the neighbouring church (bells Sunday mornings/Wednesday evenings).
Inside, comfortable and welcoming with good-sized rooms, polished wood floors (rugs) and, from upstairs (high apex beams, Veluxwindows/sloping eaves), pretty countryside/church views. Terracotta-tiled entrance lobby (space for coats/boots) to comfy living room (TV/DVD/PVR) with ‘living flame’ gas stove. Kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, gas hob/electric oven, Bluetooth stereo). Ground-floor double bedroom. Two smart shower-rooms (suites) with tiled floors. Rear porch/utility (washing machine, freezer) with stable doors to garden. Upstairs (steep narrow stairs, rope rail), making the most of the lofty eaves space and the views, a double bedroom and a room with two singles (both doors/lintels approx. 6' x 2'). No children under 6, except pre-crawling babies, due to steep stairs. A ‘chocolate box’ cottage in a friendly village location, an excellent base for wonderful walks and cycle rides.





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.

Floorplans

1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Living Room Lobby Hall Shower Room Shower Room Utility Double Bedroom

Accommodation

1 x double bedroom downstairs and two shower rooms with showers, WCs and basins. Two bedrooms upstairs: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Downstairs kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with gas stove. Lobby.

Amenities

  • Oil fired central heating with gas burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking is usually available on a quiet road nearby
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 6, except babes in arms, due to steep stairs
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

Illsington 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. Ashburton and Bovey Tracey, 5 miles. Haytor (massive granite outcrop), 2 miles. Easy access to A38, 2½ miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 6, except babes in arms, due to steep stairs.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.