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The Old Forge

Ilsington, Devon (Ref. 975817)


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Review(s)

  • Denys

    “The Old Forge is such a nice place.”

    We had a great time.

    We had a great time.

    - Denys, August 2023


  • 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.
  • Oil fired central heating with gas burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi, induction hob
  • 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.

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 and 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 (Smart TV/PVR) with 'living flame' gas stove.

Kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, induction 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. Tennis courts, a small skate park and children's play area are a 10 minute walk away.

Golf is available at Stover and Bovey Tracey, both 4 miles away, horse riding 6 miles away at Shilstone Rocks and there is also an outdoor heated pool at Bovey Tracey.

The historic towns and villages of Ashburton, Bovey Tracey and Widecombe in the Moor are all within a 15 minute drive, offering a huge choice of cafes, pubs, restaurants and local amenities. Just two miles away from the famous Haytor Rocks, this is wonderful unspoiled cycling and walking country


1st FloorGround Floor

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

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bovey Tracey 4 miles; Newton Abbot 7.2 miles; Torquay 14.2 miles.

Ilsington is a village and civil parish in Devon, England, situated on the eastern edge of Dartmoor. Situated within close proximity to the market town of Newton Abbot and just under 15 miles from the seaside resort of Torquay, you are ideally placed for exploring all this beautiful region has to offer. Discover many quaint and sleepy villages, thriving market towns and many picturesque and historical sites in the Dartmoor National Park. The village offers a shop, post office and local pub for your immediate amenities, while Newton Abbot provides a more extensive range of shops, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and cafés to explore. Delight in the award-winning country house hotel and spa in Ilsington, which serves the delightful Devonshire cream tea, with homemade scones and strawberry jam. A quaint village resting on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

Note: This property does not accept children under 6, except babes in arms, due to steep stairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas