Dartmoor Cottage With Garden And Private Off Road Parking
Peaceful Village Location Close To The Open Moor
Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
5 Barton Cottages is a beautiful granite cottage which has been recently 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, 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. Outside the back door is a decking area with seating to enjoy al fresco eating. 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. Digital TV with DVD and Freeview. Digital Radio with iPod dock. Free Broadband.
Bedroom 1 with double bed.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Modern bathroom with bath and shower over, wc, basin, heated towel rail, shaver point/light. Window to front.
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 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
Covered porch to front door and 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.
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.
Barbecue, Parking, Garden.
Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.
Central Heating, Internet Access, TV.
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.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|2 November 2012 - 20 December 2012||£ 251.00||4|
|21 December 2012 - 3 January 2013||£ 428.00||7|
|4 January 2013 - 14 February 2013||£ 268.00||4|
|15 February 2013 - 21 February 2013||£ 315.00||7|
|22 February 2013 - 28 March 2013||£ 292.00||4|
|29 March 2013 - 11 April 2013||£ 398.00||7|
|12 April 2013 - 23 May 2013||£ 317.00||4|
|24 May 2013 - 30 May 2013||£ 503.00||7|
|31 May 2013 - 13 June 2013||£ 413.00||4|
|14 June 2013 - 27 June 2013||£ 427.00||4|
|28 June 2013 - 25 July 2013||£ 482.00||4|
|26 July 2013 - 1 August 2013||£ 685.00||7|
|2 August 2013 - 29 August 2013||£ 702.00||7|
|30 August 2013 - 5 September 2013||£ 685.00||7|
|6 September 2013 - 12 September 2013||£ 498.00||4|
|13 September 2013 - 19 September 2013||£ 391.00||4|
|20 September 2013 - 24 October 2013||£ 334.00||4|
|25 October 2013 - 31 October 2013||£ 350.00||7|
|1 November 2013 - 19 December 2013||£ 279.00||4|
|20 December 2013 - 2 January 2014||£ 475.00||7|
Notes on prices
Whilst bookings are shown as 7 days duration, shorter stays may be available at the owners discretion. Additional services may be available upon request - please enquire.
Bookings are Friday to Friday. We may take bookings for other arrival times and shorter stays 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.
Cottage in Throwleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK
About the area
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. A breakages/additional cleaning deposit of £100 is required with the payment which will be returned once the cottage has been checked after your stay if everything is in order. We do not take pets.
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,
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. I am self employed and Gemma has returned to work now our children are older. We have always enjoyed holidaying in self catering cottages where we could 'do our own thing'. As children, we both had holidays with our 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 hussle 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 2.5 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.
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.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref E2889
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 01227266451
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((UNITED KINGDOM) +44 07968794320)
Languages spoken: English.
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