… high on the valley-side 3 miles (by car) from Lustleigh, 200 yards of private drive from the lane and about a mile from beautiful reservoirs (woods, rhododendrons, lovely walks, birdwatching, fishing), a very much praised and appreciated place. Attached to the charming owners’ farmhouse, four very good and attractive cottages, three made from barns. All share an indoor heated swimming pool (29′ x 12′ x 4′ deep, 29⁰C) with shower/loo/baby changing room and paved terrace (sun loungers). You are welcome on the owners’ 35 acre farm which includes moorland with spectacular Dartmoor tor and ancient stone row; abundant flora and fauna (badgers, deer, foxes, owls) and wonderful Dartmoor views to the sea from most fields. Sheep, lambs (in season), ducks and chickens (egg collecting). Stabling/grazing for horses available. Children’s play area (sandpit, slide, swing, climbing frame, Wendy house). Games room (table tennis, half-sized snooker table, pool, football game, children’s games). Paved garden leads to lawn with picnic table, big shady trees, two ponds (unfenced, small children beware), and shrub/woodland valley-garden (deer-visited) with stream and steep, adventurous footpath down to Lustleigh (pub, 1 mile). Each cottage has its own pretty, paved, enclosed patio (flowers, furniture, barbecue). Phone/fax in owners’ office. Stairgates, baby monitors, nightlights and socket covers in all (except A137). Spring water. Comfortable cottages in a lovely setting, welcoming in any season.
The two barn cottages, A136 and A137, are quite small but delightful: ‘upside down’, imaginatively, attractively and meticulously done.
Pond View (arrow 2) has small hall leading to utility area (washer-drier, sink); two small bedrooms downstairs – a double with en suite shower-room (suite), and one with bunks (2’6″); bathroom (suite, power-shower over bath). Gentle stairs up to fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker, door to own enclosed patio); 5 more steep steps up to light, pretty living room with woodburner, TV/DVD, Velux windows. Best for 2 adults, 2 children.