In the tiny edge-of-the-moor hamlet of Wonson, alongside a small, friendly pub and a lane-mile from Throwleigh, three cottages carefully and lovingly renovated from a long barn; we let two comfortable, welcoming cottages. Steep, rough track (unsuitable for low vehicles) leads to the parking area at the front, with views over the little pub garden to fields and moor beyond. Behind, each cottage has its own enclosed, private garden. A great base for exploring beautiful, dramatic moorland just a few minutes walk from the door.
Moorhaven is end-of-row with, behind, private garden with huge granite table/bench and good planting. Inside all hand-built, carefully designed, bright and fresh. Glazed door into spacious kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker); small utility room (loo, washer-drier) with space for drying boots/coats. Four steps down to bright living room with woodburner and smart TV/DVD. Stairs (stairgates) up to three bedrooms - a double (5' bed) and a twin, both with en suite shower-room (suite), and, down 4 steps, a good-sized double (6' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Dogs permitted in kitchen/dining area only.
Throwleigh: little village (pretty church) in lanes below Dartmoor's edge, on the lovely Mariners Way walk. ½ mile to pub, and to open moor; 2 to service station (shop); 5 to Chagford and Okehampton (golf, tennis, indoor pool, leisure centre, cinema). Exeter, 18. Fishing and riding not far.
Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one super king with en suite bathroom with bath, WC and basin, the other king size with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin), 1 x twin with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin. Downstairs kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with wood burning stove. The cottage has a good-sized utility room where wet coats and laundry can be dried over-night as it houses the central heating and hot water tank meaning it is always warm.
THROWLEIGH A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Chagford is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a village of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the village as well as an annual running race. Just over 15 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.