1½ miles from Yelverton, off a wooded lane 500 yards from the golf club, an ‘upside down’ 17th cent. detached cottage beautifully converted from a barn within the extensive grounds and gardens of the friendly owners’ 16th cent. farmhouse. You have separate access and parking with gravelled path through a flower/shrub garden to 10 steps (no handrail) up to a raised garden (unfenced, caution) and entrance. Paddock for walking dogs. Bicycle storage available.Inside, simple and sophisticated with limestone floors downstairs and wood upstairs. Large, light and airy open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/halogen hob) with handcrafted cupboards, woodburner, TV/DVD/Blu-ray and glazed double doors both sides, one with balustrade and garden views, and one opening to the patio/garden with lovely long wooded rural views. From the living area, two flights of stairs (stairgates): one up to a gallery bedroom/den with single bed and table football, and one down to two more bedrooms - a double (5' bed, TV), and a twin (2'6" beds linkable to 5' double); bathroom (suite with roll-top bath and separate double shower); step down to utility room (washing machine, tumble drier) with door to 8 steps up to garden; small shower-room (suite). Sleeps maximum of 4 adults/1 child. Brilliantly done, much recommended and close to good cycle routes and paths.
Yelverton: village (churches, pubs, PO/shops, golf, tennis/badminton, riding) in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Dartmoor. Thirteenth cent. Buckland Abbey, once Sir Francis Drake’s (now Nat. Trust), and The Garden House (magical gardens), 2 miles. Tavistock, 6. Plymouth with theatres, cinemas, shops, aquarium, watersports and Saltram House (Nat. Trust), 4½.
Over three levels. Two downstairs bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x 2'6" twin (can convert to king size double). Bathroom with roll-top bath, double shower, WC, basin. Shower-room with shower, WC, basin. Utility room. Top floor single gallery bedroom/den. Upstairs living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen area.
YELVERTON Tavistock 5.7 miles; Plymouth 9.5 miles; Salcombe 21.9 miles The pretty village of Yelverton makes a perfect base for exploring Dartmoor with excellent walking and cycling routes in the area. The 21 mile-long cycling and walking route Drakes trail, runs through the village and links nearby Tavistock and Plymouth passing through wooded valleys and open moorland. It is also possible to hire bikes in the village. There are several eating places around Yelverton including The Royal Oak that provides a warm welcome and superb locally sourced food. The Yelverton Paperweight Centre is worthy of a visit, where not only will you find an extensive collection of glass paperweights, there is an interesting collection of paintings from local artists. Nearby attractions include Buckland Abbey, The Garden House and Burrator Reservoir. The South Devon coast is within easy reach for day trips to Salcombe and the pretty riverside village of Newton Ferrers. The Naval port of Plymouth can also be easily reached, famous for its maritime heritage and the historic Barbican district its narrow, cobbled streets lined with a fine selection of restaurants and bars.