In Sampford Spiney, peacefully at the end of a private drive off narrow, winding moorland lanes, a detached single-storey cottage converted from a sturdy granite barn, surrounded by an enclosed courtyard (table/chairs, barbecue) with pond (netted), over which a bridge (handrail) leads to gently sloping hillside garden and arbour with spectacular long views to a panorama of tors. To one side, the friendly owners' home and a resident neighbouring cottage, all bordered by horse-grazed fields through which you can wander. Lane walk to the open moor: Crip Tor and Ingra Tor, around ¾ mile. From parking area, gravelled pathway to 7 big uneven granite steps (alternative level access via gravelled courtyard) up to front door (5'5" lintel); spacious beamed open-plan living/dining/oak fitted kitchen (washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob/electric oven) with armchairs and sofa bed (converts to double bed for alternative sleeping), TV/DVD, iPod dock, table/chairs for 4 and glazed double doors to courtyard. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower). Spring water. The best of both worlds here: scenic and secluded, yet close to interesting moorland towns.
Sampford Spiney: hamlet (church, cottages, scattered farms) in the River Walkham valley on the scenic western slopes of Dartmoor. Dousland (pub, PO), 3 miles; Yelverton (shops, pub, golf), 4; Tavistock (interesting shops, markets, pubs, restaurants, wharfside theatre), 6. Plymouth and south coast, 13 miles.
All on one level. One double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Open-plan living area, with sitting area with sofa bed (converts to double bed for alternative sleeping), oak fitted kitchen, dining area and glazed double doors to courtyard.
Sampford Spiney A delightful Village nestling in the south-west slopes of Dartmoor. Tavistock has an indoor pannier market, a diverse range of shops, an excellent choice of pubs, bistros, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema, as well as a leisure pool.
This property offers the following short breaks: