The Retreat is a delightful studio cottage set four miles from the Devon village of Lifton, close to Launceston. This cottage has an open plan studio layout with a king-size bed, a kitchenette, a dining area and a sitting area, along with a separate shower room. Outside there's ample off road parking and an enclosed courtyard with furniture. The Retreat is an ideal base for a couple with both Devon and Cornwall waiting to be discovered, with places to visit include the Dartmoor National Park and the Devon Coast to Coast path.
All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with king-size bed, kitchenette, dining area and sitting area. Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
Gas central heating. Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 3 miles. Note: Adults only, no children.
Lifton is a small village in the upper Tamar Valley, close to Launceston and the passing A30 road into Cornwall. This pretty community, once sitting astride the old A30 London to Penzance trunk road, is blessed with a village shop and post office, a superb pub and 3 top quality restaurants. At the far end of the village is an award winning farm shop/pick-your-own complex with a good bakery and on-site restaurant.
Devon has quite a few claims to fame such as being the backdrop to many films, including; War Horse - starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Sense and Sensibility - starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet. The French Lieutenant's Woman - starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Edge Of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat - starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Brendan Gleeson. So you may recognise a few of the locations from their appearances on the big screen.
Did you know that Agatha Christie, Reverend John Russell, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh all hailed from Devon? Agatha Christie went on to become a best-selling novelist, Reverend John Russell developed the Jack Russell Terrier, Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, and Sir Walter Raleigh became a famous explorer.
South Devon is home to over 20 miles of Torbay coastline which is otherwise known as the 'English Riviera'. Brixton, Paignton and Torquay are the three Riviera towns and are great places to enjoy a day at the seaside. So if you fancy some fresh sea air and picturesque views then visit the 'English Riviera'.
The Dartmoor National Park can be found in Devon and offers visitors a dramatic moorland landscape, ancient woodland, rare wildlife and notable influences, such as the location for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes case 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
We hope you enjoy your break in Devon!