Downicary Chapel Stable is a detached barn conversion in Downicary, a mile and a half from the village of St Giles-on-the-Heath. The cottage has a double and a bathroom upstairs, and downstairs is a twin room, a kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Outside is off road parking for one car, and an open lawned area with patio and furniture. Downicary Chapel Stable is in an ideal location for touring, as it is on the Devon/Cornwall border and within easy reach of the coast, country walks, the Eden Project, NT properties and more.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link, can be double on request). Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
Electric convector heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, selection of games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Open garden area with lawn, patio and furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 0.9 miles. Note: This property has a private water supply from a bore hole and the indoor pump is audible at times. Note: This property has a sloping ceiling.
The town of Launceston, situated on the Devon and Cornwall border, has wonderful architecture, including some fine Georgian buildings in the central square and is dominated by the ruins of a Norman castle sitting high above the town. Visit the Tamar Otter Park just 3 miles away or take a trip on the steam train from Launceston through the beautiful Kensey Valley on a 5 mile round trip. Launceston is within driving distance of the seaside resorts of Bude and Padstow as well as the stunning Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor. A superb base for exploring Cornwall and Devon.
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!