Cottage in Throwleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK

Cottage In Dartmoor With Garden And Private Off Road Parking

Peaceful Village Location Close To The Open Moor

Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

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    £295 - £650WEEKLY
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    • Property type:Cottage
    • Sleeps:4 (2 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
    • Internet access

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    Property description

    5 Barton Cottages is a beautiful granite cottage which has been modernised to provide you with a very comfortable holiday experience. The accommodation includes a modern kitchen, lounge with dining area, separate hall, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside the back door there is an area of decking to enjoy al fresco eating, a private parking space for one vehicle and a fenced garden surrounded on three sides by bushes with a shed to store cycles etc. The front path leads out to the village pond and a memorial cross. The property was completely renovated in 2008 and refurbished with all new furniture bought since December 2010. All electricity and gas is provided along with a basket of logs for the log burner. Further logs can be bought locally. Partial central heating is by night storage heaters. Digital TV with DVD and Freeview. Digital Radio with iPod dock. Free unlimited Broadband.

    Accommodation description

    Bedrooms:
    Bedroom 1 with double bed and oak furniture.
    Bedroom 2 with twin beds and oak furniture.

    Bathrooms:
    Modern bathroom with bath and shower over, wc, basin, heated towel rail, shaver point/light. Window to front.

    Kitchen:
    Modern fitted kitchen with electric cooker, gas hob, larder fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, Senseo coffee maker, breakfast bar. All usual kitchen utensils including slow cooker, full set of saucepans, cake baking tins etc.

    Living Rooms:
    Living room with dining area. Two settees, light oak furniture, log burner, storage heater, dining table and chairs. Various board games and books. Large window overlooking decking area and garden. Digital TV with DVD and Freeview. Digital Radio/iPod dock

    Other:
    Covered porch to front door with auto light sensor. Hall with table displaying a multitude of local information leaflets, local interest booklets, free postcards etc. Broadband Router. Stairs to landing with large cupboard and night storage heater.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Beds made up ready, bath mat, towels and tea towels provided for each week. Guests are expected to leave the property in a clean state as they found it. The property will be deep cleaned between each group. Please bring your own swimming/beach towels.

    Amenities/Facilities:
    Barbecue, Parking, Garden.

    Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.

    Central Heating, Internet Access, TV.

    Location Type:
    Rural, Village.

    Accessibility
    Unfortunately the property is not suitable for wheelchair users as there are four steps down and one up to the front door and three small steps up to the back door. However, the steps should not be a problem to most other users.

    Outside
    Outside the back door is a decking area with table and seating for al fresco eating. The garden is fully enclosed with bushes on three sides, a shed containing a barbecue with tools, extra garden tables and chairs and providing shelter for guests bikes etc. There is also a gate separating the country road from the private parking for one vehicle. There are many different species of birds in and around the garden and guests are invited to fill the bird feeders to encourage them to visit.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Throwleigh is a very peaceful village about three miles inside the Dartmoor National Park. It is easily accessible from the A30 and therefore easy to get to from the motorways. The open moor is approximately ten minutes walk away, where you can wander freely. The Northmore Arms Public House is 0.7 miles down the road which serves a range of local ales and ciders amongst many other favoured tipples and delicious home-cooked meals. Chagford is about four miles to the south east and offers a range of shops and eateries, including some wonderful pubs and two enormous hardware shops. Okehampton is a larger town about six miles to the north east of Throwleigh with supermarkets and a cinema.

    Rates

    Prices

    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    3 January 2014 - 13 February 2014 £ 295.00 2
    14 February 2014 - 3 April 2014 £ 325.00 2
    4 April 2014 - 24 April 2014 £ 425.00 2
    25 April 2014 - 22 May 2014 £ 360.00 2
    23 May 2014 - 29 May 2014 £ 495.00 2
    30 May 2014 - 26 June 2014 £ 435.00 2
    27 June 2014 - 17 July 2014 £ 495.00 2
    18 July 2014 - 28 August 2014 £ 650.00 2
    29 August 2014 - 11 September 2014 £ 525.00 2
    12 September 2014 - 18 September 2014 £ 420.00 2
    19 September 2014 - 23 October 2014 £ 360.00 2
    24 October 2014 - 30 October 2014 £ 395.00 2
    31 October 2014 - 18 December 2014 £ 325.00 2
    19 December 2014 - 1 January 2015 £ 480.00 2

    Notes on prices
    Preferred bookings are from Friday to Friday. However, shorter stays are usually available at the owners discretion. Minimum two nights. Additional services may be available upon request - please enquire.

    Changeover day
    Bookings are usually Friday to Friday. Other arrival times and shorter stays available so please enquire. Arrivals are from 4.30pm and guests are requested to leave by 11.00 am. There is a key-safe so that guests can arrive late if necessary.

    Booking notes
    Bookings can be by phone or email and will be confirmed upon receipt of the deposit of £100, with the balance to arrive one calendar month before the holiday start date. Bookings within one month of stay, please pay in full at time of booking. We do not take pets. No smoking.

    Location

    Cottage in Throwleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK

    About the area

    Coast/Beach
    Beaches are approximately 1 hour away by car. However, there are many places to swim in the rivers and pools on Dartmoor. There is nothing to beat wild swimming on Dartmoor! There is a man-made pool in a river just on the open moor with a natural slide where children are often seen having great fun.
    In Chagford there is an open air swimming pool which is open during the warmer months.

    Golf
    I don't play golf but apparently the nearest Golf Clubs are here (according to Google - please check for yourself).
    Okehampton Golf Club?, Tors Road, Okehampton EX20 1EF
    01837 52113
    Also
    Manor House & Ashbury Golf Hotels, Fowley Cross, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4NA
    0800 781 9716, 01837 55453

    How to get there
    This cottage is in a small village in the north east section of the Dartmoor National Park and therefore some form of transport is necessary.
    Exeter airport is about 25 minutes to the east and Plymouth is about 1 hour south. The cottage is approximately 5 minutes from the A30, so perfect for getting on to a fast road to explore further afield.

    Distances
    The nearest shop suitable for stocking the cupboards is about 3 miles away.
    Throwleigh village is only 3 miles from the A30, approx 4 miles from Chagford and about 6 miles from Okehampton. Exeter is 25 minutes to the east. The open moor is about 10 minutes walk. Dartmoor has so many places of interest, all within easy reach by car and many places close enough to walk to.

    Further Details
    There are many places to eat or get refreshments including some wonderful pubs, the local being the Northmore Arms which has a range of ales, ciders, wines etc. and also fantastic food. It also has a garden to use when the weather permits.
    Dartmoor is famous for its many Tors which must be explored to enjoy them to their utmost. Children should try out letterboxing which is great fun, so find out more about this fun activity as soon as possible. Ancient ruins, stone circles, standing stones, hut circles and village ruins dating back thousands of years are all to be found in Dartmoor. The rivers are great for swimming or paddling, fishing, rock jumping or just for cooling your feet after a long trek.

    Guest reviews

    2 reviews
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    Guest
    rating

    4/5

    Reviewed by: peter and family, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 24 March 2014

    Date of stay: February 2014

    "home from home"

    We really love this cottage. It's homely and comfortable, and well-provisioned with everything you need; it's easy to walk to the moor or to the pub, and in a lovely and friendly village. So many little birds too if you fill up the feeders. we've been before, and we'll come again

    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    5/5

    Reviewed by: Dorset damsel, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 19 March 2014

    Date of stay: December 2013

    "Cosy Tucksmoor"

    We spent an enjoyable few days over New Year in this lovely cosy cottage with its Christmas decorations and very efficient log burner. The location is ideal for walks from the door even in very wet weather and the welcoming local pub is a hidden gem. The cottage is well equipped with plenty of parking, comfortable beds and settees and very kind neighbours. Our only disappointment is that we were the only ones at Midnight on New Year's Eve dancing round Throwleigh cross!

    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing and romantic getaway

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    Guest comments

    I cannot believe how peaceful it was. I was frightened of feeling 'cut off' but realised I really enjoyed the peace and quiet and now want to live there forever! We loved it! Thank you,
    S. Wood

    How wonderful to stay in a cottage with comfortable beds! 'Tucksmoor' had everything we wanted - the kitchen is ideal with all the necessary gizmos to make cooking after a long walk as easy as possible - we especially found the slow cooker useful. The log burner was lovely and we found we did not use the TV as we all talked more, read more and enjoyed the board games and jigsaws. I was the Ludo champion! Very friendly locals at the Pub and great real ale. We can't wait to go back.
    Rob, Sue, Julie, Alfie

    About the Owner

    My wife Gemma and I have five children. We are self employed and run our own printing company. We have always enjoyed holidaying in self catering cottages where we could 'do our own thing'. As children, we both had holidays with our respective families in Devon, especially Dartmoor so it is very much a favourite of ours. We prefer places where we can please ourselves and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    Year property purchased: 2010

    Why this location?

    We wanted to have a property in the Dartmoor National Park, but ease of access was very important. So when we found this cottage in Throwleigh it was perfect as it is only about 3 miles from the A30 yet it feels as if it is deep in the countryside. The open moor is easily accessible with its ancient history and great walks with beautiful views and Chagford which is one of our favourite stannery towns is about 4 miles away. Throwleigh is in the quieter part of Dartmoor which does not suffer from the Summer crowds. You can walk for miles on the moor even in the height of Summer without seeing another person, yet you are only a few miles from a wonderful friendly pub when required.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    Being on the edge of the village and overlooking the countryside, this cottage is so peaceful. Many cottages we viewed before buying this one, did not have their own off road parking nor a garden, both of which we believe are very important. We also wanted a real fire or log burner to give the cottage character. We were determined to set this cottage up so that we could arrive and know that it would have everything we would require - especially comfortable beds! An absolute necessity. All our guests have agreed with us so far. We ask our guests to leave any suggestions on a note in the postbox for us to see when we visit approximately every month, so that we can be happy that we are pleasing everyone whenever possible.

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