Just half a mile from the bustling little edge-of-Dartmoor town of Ashburton, this detached single-storey cottage has been well converted from barns near the owner's’ house.
With a stylish interior, it is a peaceful retreat for couple or families alike.
Glass doors lead you into the big sitting room with its oak floor and lofty ceiling, a lovely place to relax beside the wood burning stove.
The kitchen has a choice of a breakfast bar, or you can step up to the dining area, and there is a handy adjoining utility room.
The two bedrooms are both en suite with views to enjoy of the garden and lake from the comfortable double.
From the cottage, wander out to relax in the three acres of tranquil garden around the two houses, with its unfenced lake where you can spot water birds, and the nine acres of meadows beyond.
Around the cottage you have a large deck with furniture where you can enjoy a barbecue with views over the grounds.
Nearby Ashburton is an interesting place to explore, with independent shops, restaurants and pubs, or why not book a place at the excellent cookery school?
Within a few miles is a beautiful area of Dartmoor with pretty villages like Manaton, Widecombe and Buckland, as well as Buckfast Abbey.
The River Dart Country Park is a good place for children to enjoy outdoor adventures, and beaches at Torbay are great fun.
With lots to do around, Blackberry Lodge is a relaxing house for a break.
Single storey. Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with roll-top bath, hand shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin (links to super king double) with en suite shower room with double shower, WC, basin. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area. Utility room.
About the location
Newton Abbot 8 miles; Torquay 17 miles; Plymouth 25 miles
The ancient Stannary town of Ashburton lies on the southern slopes of Dartmoor and is an ideal spot from which to explore the rugged high moors to the North and a beautiful coastline to the South. The scenery in this area of South Devon is glorious in all weathers and offers visitors opportunities for walking, pony trekking, canoeing, fishing and lazing on the beach. Ashburton has some interesting artisan shops and with its interesting history and museum, has built a reputation for its high standard of antiques and fine collectables outlets. It also has lovely tea rooms, a wine bar and a fantastic food deli providing fresh fish and olives. In the surrounding area, Dartmoor has many picturesque villages and hamlets with old thatched cottages and ancient churches, surrounded by a patchwork of fields and woodland. Lustleigh, North Bovey, Chagford and Widecombe- in- the- Moor are fine examples. The attractive seaside town of Teignmouth is a half hour drive and the popular Blackpool Sands, although a little further down the coast, is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed 'Blue Flag' family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. So whether it is moor or coast that you’re seeking for your getaway, Ashburton is a really central town from which to be based.