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The Long House

Black Torrington near Sheepwash, Devon (Ref. 1057034)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, bidet shower and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Communal laundry room
  • Woodburning stove
  • Electric range oven, hob and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, communal washing machine, communal tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private rear patio with furniture and access to 20-acres of a non-working farm
  • Shared front Mediterranean courtyard with on site bar that opens on Saturdays
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: The AGA in the dining room is for decorative purposes only
  • Note: Although this property is all on the ground floor there are steps internally, please take care
  • Note: This property does not accept children

The property

Sheepwash 2.1 miles.

Resting amongst 20 acres of beautiful farmland, in an idyllic position from which to explore the countryside of Devon, The Long House is an exceptional choice for a couple or group of four seeking a rural escape.

Boasting character around every corner, this quaint all-ground-cottage boasts wonder at any time of the year.

Access the property via a convenient covered entrance where you can kick off your boots and hang up your coats before discovering the delights of your home-from-home.

Throughout the property you can find beautiful antiques and tapestries adding to its traditional charm, while a venture into the kitchen will have you surrounded by contemporary style, its marble worktops hosting all the high quality essentials you could need on a week-long stay including an impressive electric range cooker.

Make your way into the dining room where you can enjoy your home-cooked treats with a decorative AGA in here too bringing a homely aura to the room, while the sitting room boasts the warmth of a woodburning stove settled beneath rustic exposed beams, making a lovely spot to snuggle up with a loved one.

Both of the bedrooms can be found at either end of the property to offer you ultimate privacy, with the double room leading from the dining room and the super-king-size with its own TV off the sitting room, this property ensures each guest has a lovely spot to rest, with a good selection of books too for some late night reading.

Spend your mornings relaxing with a warming cup of coffee, or venture out into the shared courtyard or private patio and soak up the sun, while the wonder of the 20 acres of land (lakes, woods and meadows) surrounding the property awaits to be discovered, a leisurely stroll making the perfect way to begin each day - The site also becomes a small Glampsite in the Summer months.

There is also a bar on site which opens on selected Saturdays next door to the Long House within a Mediterranean shared courtyard serving a good selection of beverages where you can reward yourself with a bottle of wine after a fun-filled day exploring, as well as it being full of even more antiquities and quaint Devon charm, while you can find The Black River Inn just a short drive away, offering a welcoming atmosphere and delicious dining experiences.

The nearby village of Sheepwash offers everything you could need on a self-catered stay including a Post Office with a convenient local shop and another pub, as well as benefiting from resting at the heart of the scenic Ruby Trail County, offering a wonderful circular walk taking you to the ancient market town of Hatherleigh where you can enjoy a romantic stroll amongst the River Lew or perhaps even a picnic, with plenty of shops to choose from to pick up your favourite treats, with Tuesday being market day where you can pick up some fresh produce, as well as the town being famed for its wonderful events; an arts festival in July and a carnival in November, providing something for all tastes.

Venture further afield to discover the beauty of the Dartmoor National Park, a must-see for the avid explorer; it boasts a range of wonders to explore from its wild roaming ponies amongst spectacular landscapes to historic delights including Neolithic tombs, Bronze Age stone circles and much more.

Spend a day at the coast of Bude where you can find the beautiful Summerleaze Beach and fantastic golfing opportunities, while the coastal excitement of Bideford and Westward Ho! is well-worth exploring too.

For a memorable stay in Devon, choose The Long House as your spectacular base.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 940352, together sleeping six guests.

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About the location


Great Torrington 9 miles; Okehampton 12 miles; Bideford 16 miles; Bude 20 miles.

Sheepwash village is set in the peaceful Torridge Valley in Devon. The village offers a shop and a friendly traditional pub set in the village square, serving good food and locally brewed ales. Sheepwash is ideal for walkers and country lovers, being located in the heart of Ruby Trail Country and within easy reach of the Tarka Trail or the coast. Stroll along the River Torridge where you are more than likely to spot an otter family and maybe a Kingfisher or two. There are many places of interest in the surrounding area, including the coastal towns of Bude, Clovelly, Bideford and Westward Ho!, where you will find traditional seaside activities, surfing and the South West coastal footpath. Dartmoor is within 20 minutes’ drive, as is the RHS Rosemoor at Great Torrington and several National Trust properties, and a good variety of visitor attractions, ideal for families or couples, such as the Big Sheep at Bideford, Trethorne Leisure Farm at Launceston, the Miniature Pony Centre at Moretonhampstead, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are all within reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas