4 people have recently viewed this property

The Old Laundry

North Tawton, Devon (Ref. 1005277)

  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mr Clements

    “The Old Laundry at Ashridge Court was a mid-winter, mid-week break from everyday working life for my wife and I.”

    It lived up to all our expectations in every way. The Old Laundry was extremely comfortable & clean. The cottage has been lovingly restored to a high standard with a blend of traditional and modern features, equipped with everything you need for your stay. We chose to take a break in February to Ashridge Court after flights for a trip to Gibraltar were cancelled. I’m glad the flights were cancelled! We experienced every type of weather during our stay, heavy rain, hail, strong winds even a ...

    It lived up to all our expectations in every way. The Old Laundry was extremely comfortable & clean. The cottage has been lovingly restored to a high standard with a blend of traditional and modern features, equipped with everything you need for your stay. We chose to take a break in February to Ashridge Court after flights for a trip to Gibraltar were cancelled. I’m glad the flights were cancelled! We experienced every type of weather during our stay, heavy rain, hail, strong winds even a little thunder & lightning, but with a plentiful supply of logs for the wood burner brought to the door by the owner, good books, wine & cheese and the odd film we kicked back and relaxed, and the bad weather only added to the experience. We had plenty of settled weather too, and as the cottage is within a working country estate we were free to wander the extensive tracks and woods as we wished, we did so with our dog and there is plenty of wildlife to see. The owners and everyone we came across who work on the estate were completely charming, pleasant and really happy to share their knowledge of how the estate is managed and worked. The whole ethos of the estate is environmentally and wildlife friendly, keep an eye out for the Peacock. A stay at the Old Laundry would be fantastic at any time of the year, but we particularly enjoyed the mid-winter aspect of it and if you don’t mind wrapping up and getting a bit mucky then I would recommend it to anyone, we came back completely recharged and a little more in touch with our magnificent countryside. Oh, and, if you wish, you can buy some of their slow grown, grass fed beef products. We did and it is outstanding.

This property is part of the Helpful Holidays collection.
Let Helpful Holidays be in your plans for your next Holiday

The property

Set on the fringes of North Tawton, The Old Laundry is a detached cottage, converted from an old laundry building on the Ashridge Court estate, a 12th century estate that spans 300 acres in woodland and fields.

Although The Old Laundry has been converted with modern utilities, it has kept its historic feel with wooden panelled walls and classic décor.

It is perfect for walkers and cyclists due to the excellent surrounding area, and guests can ramble freely throughout the estate's woodlands and grounds.

Set over two floors, this cottage begins with an entrance hallway, where you can kick of your boots after a long walk about the estate grounds and hang up your coats in the cloakroom or utility room, which features a freezer, Belfast sink, washing machine and dryer, granting you extra room in the living space.

Moving through to the open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area, you can make the evening meal using the modern electric oven and hob with your partner or friends while others can sit at the dining table, enjoying a glass of wine.

You can look forward to cosying up in the sitting area in front of the woodburning stove, with the added benefit of underfloor heating which is fantastic for those chilly winter nights.

Head up to the first floor, where you will find two good-sized bedrooms, comprising of a king-size double bed and a single room with wardrobe.

Start your day right with a hot shower in the neatly sized bathroom that also has basin and WC, and get ready for a day of exploring.

For those evenings that you would like to spend alone, you can sit out on the enclosed private patio and unwind with a glass of wine.

The small village of North Tawton has several pubs and shops within the community, so you don’t have to go too further afield to have all you need.

The Ashridge Court estate is ideally positioned to explore both Cornwall and Devon, with the A30 just a 15-minute drive if you are wanting to go further afield, and to the south is the Dartmoor National Park, where a whole host of outdoor activities are available to you from walking or cycling, to horse riding or wild swimming.

In the neighbouring town of Okehampton, you can visit the largest castle in Devon and English Heritage Site, Okehampton Castle, with a riverside picnic area and beautiful woodland walks, it's great for bird lovers.

A clever blend of traditional features with a modern renovation, The Old Laundry is everything you want for an idyllic break.

Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with a separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Ground source heat pump, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer, TV with Roku
  • WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio with seating
  • Two pets welcome charge for second pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept children

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location

NORTH TAWTON

Winkleigh 3 miles; Okehampton 7.5 miles.

The charming country town of North Tawton quietly rests amidst lush green fields, high hedgerows and winding lanes, just eight miles north of historic Okehampton. Nestling between the high, rugged tors of Dartmoor and the wide sandy beaches and rolling surf of the North Devon coast, this delightful town boasts picturesque thatched cottages and quaint pubs. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and cycling, with many pretty little villages dotted throughout the area, and several excellent coarse fishing lakes and rivers, quality golf courses, and a number of National Trust properties within easy reach. There are few better spots from which to experience the joys of beautiful Devon.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
paper-airoplane-icon Created with Sketch.

Sign up for exclusive offers and discounts sent straight to your inbox

Uh oh! An error occurred, could you double-check your email?

Tick Created with Sketch.

Thank You! You have subscribed successfully

Due to travel within the next 7 days? Please choose from the following:

Amend your holiday

Log into your account now to change the dates of your holiday:

Change my dates

Speak to a member of our team

Please have your booking reference ready when calling, eg. AB12C-34-EN

Due to current circumstances, the expected waiting time to reach an advisor is much higher than usual, thank you for your patience.

01244356666

DISMISS

Due to travel on or before 3rd July 2020? Please choose from the following:

Amend your holiday

Log into your account now to change the dates of your holiday:

Change my dates

Contact us

Please submit your request with your booking reference below. This will help us locate your booking and get back to you as quickly as possible.

DISMISS

Contact us

Please submit your request with your booking reference below. This will help us locate your booking and get back to you as quickly as possible.

DISMISS