Zeal Monachorum near Crediton, Devon
Crediton 9.3 miles. A fabulous 200-year old converted threshing barn, in a rural location close to the tiny village of Zeal Monachorum near Crediton in mid Devon. This beautifully presented cottage near Crediton is one of two on the owners’ non-working farm, where there are ponies, chickens and a well-stocked fishing lake. This Crediton cottage really is an ideal rural retreat, with some beams and fantastic views of verdant pasture, and Dartmoor National Park in the distance. The open plan living area is tiled, and furnished with sumptuous red leather sofas, soft rugs and cushions. There are three bedrooms in this Crediton cottage, all of which provide colourful and restful sleeping spaces for family or friends. Guests are welcome to wander across the lawns down to the stream and fully-stocked fishing lake, which provides ample opportunities for quiet relaxation, wildlife watching and a spot of fishing. This Crediton cottage is set in the rural beauty and tranquillity of Ruby Country, making it an ideal base to explore the area on foot along the many waymarked paths. The local Tarka Trail is perfect for cycling, and follows the river valley up to North Devon using old railway lines, passing through spectacular countryside. For a spot of retail therapy, Exeter is a half hour drive from this Crediton cottage, where there is a shopping centre, theatres, and plenty of outstanding architecture including the cathedral and quayside restored warehouses now offering bijou shops and cafes. A stay in this Crediton cottage will leave you feeling relaxed and in love with Devon. Note: This property is next to Ref. 16585 and together they sleep 9 people.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Paddock with orchard and stream. Use of stocked fishing lake (rod licence required). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: Due to lake and stream, children must be supervised at all times.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
About the location
Exeter 8.5 miles.
A busy market town 8.5 miles north west of the cathedral city of Exeter, and situated in an area of Devon known as “Red Devon” so called because of the distinctive red soil which is of prime agricultural quality, and excellent for growing swedes. This is a rural area of Devon which is tranquil, unspoilt and where ruby cattle are seen grazing amongst the rolling green meadows. There are many scattered villages with welcoming inns, well stocked farm shops and friendly locals. Crediton has a wide range of shops selling gifts and groceries, a fabulous farmers’ market, modern leisure centre and plenty of family friendly pubs. Crediton is less than 10 miles from Dartmoor National Park which provides excellent walking and horse riding opportunities and a half hour drive from the beautiful city of Exeter where there are theatres, stunning cathedral, shopping malls, and historic quay with waterfront cafes, antique shops and bars.