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The property

… 2 miles from Widecombe-in-the-Moor, in the heart of Dartmoor, a semi-detached cottage attached to a Grade II listed farmhouse, believed to date from the mid-16th cent. (locked connecting door). Surrounded by open garden and 23 acres, there are family ponies, friendly dogs and small children. You are welcome to roam the garden and grounds (with care) and make friends with the ponies/dogs; sunny seating has been provided for your enjoyment.

A few shallow granite steps lead up through the garden to the door. Open-plan living/dining room with high beamed ceiling, Velux windows (star-gazing), slightly uneven granite/wood floor, woodburner, TV/DVD and iPod dock; neat galley kitchen (slimline dishwasher, fridge, electric cooker/2-ring hob) with glazed door to garden; 3 steps down to lobby (room for coats/boots) and bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). From living room, stairs up to gallery double bedroom (6’ bed, access to one side only) with sloping beams (hooks for clothes-hanging). Curtained from the living room, another double bedroom for alternative sleeping. Clothes-washing service. Spring water. An oasis of wild beauty and calm.

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The place

Widecombe-in-the-Moor: Dartmoor’s most famous village. Beautiful position in deep farmed valley between steep tor-topped hills; good food pub, splendid church, pretty round it. Fair (Uncle Tom Cobley and all) in September. Excellent walking base for the moor’s most spectacular part; riding stables. The sea (Torbay), 19 miles.


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Features

Electricity costs are included.

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

Broadband
There is a broadband internet connection. A WiFi connection is available free of charge.
Cot
There is one cot available
Cot
A travel cot is available
Dishwasher
There is one dishwasher
DVD player
There is one DVD
Electricity
Electricity costs are included
Fridge
There is one fridge
Groceries
Groceries can be pre-ordered from the owner
Heating
This property has central heating
Heating
The property has a woodburner
Heating costs
Heating costs are included
High chair
There is no highchair at the property
Linen
Linen and duvets are provided free of charge
Parking
Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property. Parking for 2 standard sized cars.
Pets
Pets are not allowed
Short breaks
This property accepts short breaks.
Smoking
Smoking is not allowed at this property
Towels
Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels)
TV
TV
There is one television

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Cottage:A244
Location:Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Dartmoor, Devon
Sleeps:2
Changeover day:Friday
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Bedrooms: 1 ( 1 Double )
Bathrooms1
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Since:This holiday home has been let by Helpful Holidays since 2016. See page 105 of our 2017 brochure
Good for:Moors and torsRomantic escapesSouth Devon
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Hamel Down Hideaway had the most perfect access to the moors. There was a mown path from the garden, through a couple of the owners' fields going straight out onto Hamel Down. From here you are spoiled for choice with fantastic walking in all directions. The cottage had everything needed for a comfortable stay, including an excellent and varied selection of books. I loved relaxing in the rolled-top bath and sitting in the garden watching the swallows flying in and out of the barn. The family were lovely and very friendly, but equally were not at all intrusive. Great pubs nearby. Look forward to staying again.



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