Moorlands Cottage is tucked on the side of a beautiful valley that dips down through ten acres to a stunning moorland lake, bordered by the River Taw and set within Dartmoor National Park in the very heart of Devon. This is wonderful walking country amongst some of the grandest tors on Dartmoor where High Willhays (the highest point in southern England) can be reached in a morning’s walk from the front door. Cranmere Pool, a prime goal for many walkers is where Dartmoor’s oldest letterbox is found. Moorlands, a detached stone cottage, is well equipped, comfortable, has an open fire and is an ideal base to return to after a day spent walking, letterboxing and exploring Dartmoor or the West Country. This very peaceful spot is a 5 minute stroll into the picturesque village of Belstone with its fine local pub/restaurant, ancient village stocks, medieval church, riding stables and is only 2 miles from the A30 giving easy access to Cornwall and the whole of the West Country. A perfect retreat for a holiday, whatever the time of year.
"Absolutely wonderful cottage and location, felt at home the moment we walked through the door." The Tyles.
Large conservatory/porch with seating, leaded windows and plenty of room for boots and coats. Utility room with dishwasher, freezer and washing machine. Kitchen with fitted oak units, ceramic hob, built-under electric oven, microwave, larder fridge, dining table for 4 and multi-fuel burner. Spacious and comfortable sitting room with stone hearth and open fire, two generous sofas, chairs, dining table to seat 5, CD/radio/tape player and TV with basic Sky package and DVD. Upstairs: Cosy double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed and wash hand basin. Twin bedroom with 3ft beds. Single bedroom with 3ft bed. Bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
A cobbled courtyard immediately outside the cottage has garden furniture and extends out to a small fenced garden leading to ten acres of private moorland that descend down to the river and lake. The 10 acres of grounds (occasionally shared by the owners) are a wildlife haven and are available for visitors to explore and enjoy.
Parking: Space for two cars alongside the cottage.
- Included: Bed linen (no towels), WiFi, travel cot, high chair, initial basket of logs, electricity and heating (night storage).
- Pets: Welcome. Care needs to be taken on the moor during the lambing and nesting season.
- Telephone: Provided with honesty box. Mobile reception mixed.
- Local Facilities: Village pub quarter mile. Garage shop 2 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants in Okehampton, 3.4 miles. North Devon coastal beaches from 30 miles. Exeter 23 miles.
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Week holidays from October up until Christmas only £250.
- Changeover day: Friday
- Short breaks