“The cottage was immaculate ...”
The cottage was immaculate throughout. Whereas we were visiting family that live in the village of Lamerton, it is ideally situated for to sightsee the attractions and history associated with both Devon and Cornwall.
The cottage was immaculate throughout. Whereas we were visiting family that live in the village of Lamerton, it is ideally situated for to sightsee the attractions and history associated with both Devon and Cornwall. It is a cottage we would be using again
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- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
In the pretty Dartmoor village of Lamerton, just 3 miles from the bustling market town of Tavistock, The Old Shippon is a detached barn conversion set in a private position adjacent to the owners’ farmhouse overlooking green fields and countryside.
A tastefully converted reverse level barn, you enter the ground floor, into a slate-floored hallway, with 3 attractive bedrooms on the ground floor, two doubles each with their own en-suite shower rooms and the twin room with use of a family bathroom.
There is also a useful ground floor utility room.
Stairs lead up to a lofty open-plan living space, making the most of the wonderful views out over moorland and countryside.
A lovely fitted kitchen with painted dove grey units, sits at one end of the room and is well equipped with plenty of space to prepare meals.
A central dining table is the focal point for family get together where afterwards a cosy sitting area furnished with plump soft leather sofas is the perfect place for relaxing after moorland walks.
Outside and totally enclosed by fencing and a gate, the level lawn garden allows parents to relax on the sunny patio whilst children play safely and securely.
A ten minute walk will take you to the village local – The Blacksmith Arms, a friendly pub serving great local ales and good food.
Tavistock is on your doorstep, a bustling market town with a fine mix of restaurants, cafes, tea rooms and independent shops.
The ancient pannier market is a jewel in Tavistock’s crown and runs 5 days a week, there is also a regular farmers market where you can purchase the very best of local produce.
Whether you are a keen cyclist or simply looking for way to explore the region, Drake's Trail is a network of walking and cycling routes between Tavistock and Plymouth and the best way to enjoy the magnificent scenery.
Cycle hire is available in the town.
For keen golfers Tavistock Golf Club welcomes visitors and is wonderful way to enjoy the moorland, although you may find yourself sharing the tee with a sheep or two!
The 365 miles of wild rugged moorland of Dartmoor National Park is on the doorstep, its windswept landscape, tranquil valleys, historic villages and granite tors waiting to be explored.
Whether you are a keen walker, a Sunday cyclist, dog walker or simply a lover of the great outdoors, The Old Shippon is most definitely the ideal choice for you.
Over two floors: Three bedrooms: 2 x ground floor double with TV and en-suite shower room, shower, basin and WC. 1 x ground floor twin with TV. Ground floor Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Utility room. First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
- Central and underfloor heating
- Electric oven and hob, combination microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, filter coffee maker, 4 x TV with freeview, DVD, iPod dock, CD/ radio, selection of books and games
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Highchair available
- Off road parking for two cars
- Paved patio and enclosed lawned garden with furniture
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £25 each per week
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop/Pub 1.5 miles
- Dartmoor National Park 3 miles.
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About the location
Plymouth 17 miles; Okehampton 8 miles.
A delightful award-winning market town on the River Tavy, nestling in the south-west slopes of Dartmoor. Tavistock has an indoor pannier market, a diverse range of shops, an excellent choice of pubs, bistros, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema, as well as a leisure pool. This is the perfect destination for country lovers who enjoy the convenience of an interesting town on the doorstep. There is excellent walking on Dartmoor, cycling on The National Cycle Network no. 27, renowned game fishing, gardens of distinction and various National Trust properties nearby. Within easy reach is the maritime city of Plymouth, with its Barbican Quay and the Historic Royal William Yard. Torbay, the Eden Project and the sandy surfing beaches of Devon and North Cornwall are all within an hour’s drive and provide activities to keep all the family happy. Tavistock is a wonderful all-year-round holiday destination.