Set in a quiet hamlet in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park is charming Thorn Cottage. Chock full of original features including an attractive granite fireplace in the cosy lounge and beamed and sloping ceilings. The large dining room with wood burning stove is ideal for entertaining and the boot room is perfect for drying wet dogs. On the first floor are three bedrooms tucked under the thatch, all with long rural views and sharing a family bathroom. A small enclosed cottage garden leads to a fenced one acre paddock with summerhouse and a deep unfenced lake. A short distance away the perennially popular village of Chagford has independent shops, pubs and restaurants, an outdoor river-fed swimming pool (open from late May to early September) and a cricket club and recreation ground.
Ground Floor: Lounge. Dining Room. Kitchen. Boot Room. Shower Room with shower cubicle, washbasin and WC. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with 5ft double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin stacker beds. Bedroom 3 with twin stacker beds. Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and washbasin
Central heating with wood burning stoves. Electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave. Washing machine. TV/DVD, WiFi. Bed linen and towels included free of charge. Off road parking for two cars. Enclosed lawned garden leading to paddock, BBQ. Up to two pets accepted. No smoking. Shop 1 1/4 miles. Pub 1/4 mile. Beach 17 miles.
A town at the northern point of Dartmoor, Chagford is small but packed with amenities and things to do. There is a range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford has a tennis court and an open-air swimming pool. It is rich with history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dating back to the 1200's. Chagford is known for its culture, hosting festivals as well as a running race. 16 miles away is the city of Exeter, worth a visit for its architecture and shopping. Okehampton sits just 12 miles away for a charming day out.
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!