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Electricity, heating, bed linen and duvets included unless stated otherwise below in the full cost breakdown.

The property

… 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 to the open moor: Crip Tor and Ingra Tor, around ¾ mile; pub at Merrivale, around 30 minutes via footpath.
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.

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The place

Sampford Spiney: hamlet (church, cottages, scattered farms) in the River Walkham valley on the scenic western slopes of Dartmoor. Burrator reservoir (walking/cycling), 5 miles. 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.

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Electricity costs are included.

Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels).

Baby sitting
Baby sitting is available
There is a barbecue
There is a broadband internet connection. A WiFi connection is available free of charge.
A travel cot is available
There is one cot available
DVD player
There is one DVD
Electricity costs are included
There is one fridge-freezer
Groceries can be pre-ordered from the owner
This property has central heating
Heating costs
Heating costs are included
High chair
A highchair is available
Linen and duvets are provided free of charge
There is one microwave
Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property. Parking for 2 standard sized cars.
Pets are welcome by arrangement
Pets are welcome by arrangement
There is a phone
Short breaks
This property accepts short breaks.
Smoking is not allowed at this property
Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels)
There is one television
There is one washer-drier

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Full details

Location:Sampford Spiney, Dartmoor, Devon
Changeover day:Saturday
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Bedrooms: 1 ( 1 Double )
Star Rating

Since:This holiday home has been let by Helpful Holidays since 2015. See page 82 of our 2017 brochure
Good for:DogsFood & drinkMoors and torsRomantic escapesBarn conversionsPets DartmoorSouth DevonChild Friendly
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** Please note, floorplans are not to scale

We are continually updating our map with places to visit and things to do. Feel free to email us with your recommendations.

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