Foxgloves is an immaculate, single storey cottage just a short walk from the River Tavy and Lopwell Dam. The breathtaking Lopwell Dam and nature reserve can be found on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park and the location is nothing short of idyllic - a haven for wildlife. The Bere Peninsula Cycle Route runs nearby, and the Tamar Discovery Trail begins at Lopwell, offering excellent walking and cycling in a stunning rural landscape.
The cottage shares with the friendly owners two acres of grounds, which were formerly part of Lord Roborough's 6000 acre estate. You are welcome to explore or simply enjoy the beautiful views from the private patio. Inside, Foxgloves is beautifully finished, and thoroughly well done - a perfect choice for that 'special occasion'. The lounge is warm and spacious and the kitchen well equipped, though you may be tempted by the delicious lunches served at The Old Pump House cafe on the banks of the Tavy nearby.
Ground Floor: Lounge. Kitchen/Diner. Bedroom with double bed and en-suite wet room with shower, WC and washbasin. Utility Room with WC and washbasin.
Underfloor heating. Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer. TV/DVD, WiFi. Bed linen and towels included free of charge. Off road parking for two cars. Extensive garden shared with owner and private patio. Regret no pets. No smoking. Pub 1 mile. Shop 3 miles.
Surrounded by Dartmoor, the South Hams and the South Devon coast, Plymouth offers both heritage and beauty. Wander the narrow streets with their shops, restaurants and art galleries and down to the Barbican quayside. Visit the Hoe with its view across the harbour and where Francis Drake played bowls as the Armada sailed into view. Tour the Plymouth Gin distillery, watch a show at the Theatre Royal or go to the National Marine Aquarium. There are boat trips around the Sound and Naval dockyards, watersports at the Mountbatten Centre and the city centre shopping. The tors of Dartmoor, beach resorts of Torbay, stately homes and gardens and coastal scenery of South Cornwall can be reached in under 45 minutes.
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!