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The Old Forge

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

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews

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29 Customer Review(s)

  • Geoffrey

    “What a perfect place for visiting Devon and especially Dartmoor walking.”

    The cottage, like the owners are, is warm and welcoming. We had everything that we needed and more for our delightful stay at The Old Forge. The village of Islington is charming and having a local community run shop and welcoming pub round’s everything off. Would love to return without hesitation. Geoff and Shirley.

    - Geoffrey, May 2022

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.

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

Summary

  • 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.

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

About the location

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.

Note: This property does not accept children under 6, except babes in arms, due to steep stairs.
Note: Booking.com Traveller Review Awards 2020 - 8.3 out of 10

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas