1¼ miles from Sampford Courtenay and the pub (last ½ mile rough hardcore farm track) and 4 miles from Okehampton, a large, ‘upside down’, thatched, detached cottage, renovated with care and attention to detail and made beautiful. Glorious, panoramic views to Dartmoor over the owners' 205 wooded acres (walks in fields and woods); lots of wildlife (deer frequently seen). You have exclusive use of the indoor heated swimming pool (max. 28' x 18' x 4' deep, available 9am to 7pm and other times by arrangement, closed Christmas and New Year period), about 50 yards away. Horses welcome in paddocks and covered yard, by arrangement. Steps up from lawned garden with shallow water feature. Lofty, beamed, open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, fridge, gas hob/electric oven) with woodburner, TV/DVD and French windows to huge decked terrace (table/chairs, barbecue), just right for sunbathing or outdoor meals. Loo. Stairs (stairgate) down to three bedrooms - 2 steps up to a double (zip-linked 6' x 6'6" long bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), another double with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and a twin with en suite shower-room (suite with double cubicle). External access to laundry room (washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer). An exceptional cottage.
Sampford Courtenay: one of the prettiest villages in the middle of Devon with lots of thatched cottages, masses of flowers, fine church and good food pub. Coarse fishing, 1½ miles. Dartmoor and Okehampton (small town, golf, tennis, indoor swimming pool, cinema), 6 miles. Exeter, about 20, the sea (Bude, splendid beaches), 28.
Over two floors. Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (6’ zip-linked, 6’6" long bed) with en suite bathroom, 1 x double with en suite bathroom, 1x twin with en suite shower-room. First floor open-plan living area with sitting area, with wood burning stove, French windows to decked terrace, kitchen and dining area. First floor WC and basin. External laundry/utility room.
SAMPFORD COURTENAY Okehampton 2.5 miles. Midway between Sampford Courtenay, a sleepy but picturesque Devon village, and Okehampton, a thriving community known as ‘the gateway to the moor’. The whole area is a country lover’s dream. The high tors of northern Dartmoor dominate the scenery and provide a splendid backdrop to Okehampton nestling in a valley where tumbling moorland rivers join before heading to the sea. For miles around, the area is famous for its country pubs that between them provide welcome rest after a day exploring the paths, cycle ways and stunning countryside. On a clear day the view from the top of High Willhays (the highest point south of the Pennines) will take your breath away. Country pursuits and crafts are a way of life and a trip to the Dartmoor Visitor Centre and country museum in Okehampton are musts. Look also at the pretty moorland villages of Chagford, Belstone and Sticklepath to savour a way of life that’s becoming increasingly rare.
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