Priory Cottage

Brightley near Okehampton, Devon (Ref. 925073)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    2 Customer Review(s)

    Mr Ford
    April 2017
    “We were made to feel welcome by the ...”
    We were made to feel welcome by the owner, the large garden was fantastic for the kids and my two dogs. Access to the cottage is by the rear door, which has a 5'4" low door, the rest of the house is ok for taller people. You have access to a washing machine, fridge and freezer, dish washer, oven and microwave and other kitchen essentials. Plenty of plates, bowls, cutlery, cups and glasses, pots and pans.The property is very warm and you can if you wish light the log burner. Abbeyford woods along ...


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Okehampton 2 miles.

This pretty Grade II listed semi-detached thatched cottage, next door to the owner’s house, is set in a very peaceful area, steeped in history and situated close to the site of an old priory, in the rural hamlet of Brightley, near Okehampton.

With the owner providing a warm welcome to guests, with plenty of local knowledge guaranteed to inspire, this cosy cottage is ideal for anyone interested in the history of the area.

The beamed sitting room has a feature fireplace with woodburner, ideal for relaxing after a day’s walk on Dartmoor.

The kitchen/diner is light and bright and opens out onto the large lawned garden.

There is an interesting ground floor bedroom in this charming cottage, with exposed stone walls made from reclaimed stone from the priory.

The remaining two bedrooms, sleeping three, are on the first floor, reached by steep stairs and all three share a bathroom.

Relax outside this charming cottage in the large lawned garden, which is carefully tended by the owner, and is a quiet sheltered area for birdwatching and tea drinking.

Brightley is a pretty hamlet with traditional country cottages in the River Okement valley, with Priory Cottage within a few yards to both the River Ockment and Abbeyford Woods, a delightful place for walks with the dog.

This rural area is surrounded by ample opportunities for country pursuits, including magnificent Dartmoor walks, cycling on the 30-mile Tarka Trail, pony trekking across the wilds of the moor and fishing on the local lakes.

A short drive from this delightful cottage will take you to a variety of visitor attractions, including Dingles Steam Village and The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre and Finch Foundry.

Also nearby is Castle Drogo; a National Trust property which is dramatically situated above the River Teign, and the Museum of Dartmoor Life in the market town of Okehampton.

A must in this area is a trip to discover both the north coast, where you can visit places such as Bude and Widemouth Bay, and south coast to discover areas such as Exmouth and Teignmouth.

An interesting cottage in a quiet rural hamlet.


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with basin, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Geothermal central heating via radiators with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio with furniture, sun loungers, BBQ and shared use of owner's garden
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome (one included with additional dogs charged at £15 per dog, per week)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Steep stairs in cottage and care should be taken.

About the location


Exeter 23 miles.

Okehampton is a busy market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park and near the highest and most dramatic areas of the moor, where Yes Tor rises to a height above 2000 feet. To the north of Okehampton are some beautiful rolling Devon hills where small farming villages nestle amidst woods and fields with plenty of gently flowing rivers. The fabulous Roadford Reservoir offers a multitude of watersport activities and fishing opportunities. Okehampton has a prominent medieval castle overlooking a wooded river valley, the Museum of Dartmoor Life (where Tourist Information can be found) and Okehampton train station, which has been restored to its 1950s glory running trains along a scenic route to Meldon the highest station in southern England. The town also has spectacular views across Dartmoor, access to fabulous walks and Simmons Park where you’ll find a children’s adventure playground. This area of Devon has plenty of farm shops and country inns serving good food where visitors can spend time relaxing and unwinding amongst unspoilt countryside.

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