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Old Anvil Cottage

Chudleigh, Devon (Ref. 1001871)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • 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/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The property

In an endearing location on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park is this charming single-storey Old Anvil Cottage, a detached property located in the centre of the wool town of Chudleigh’s conservation area.

The location is a fantastic base for a group of couples or family to rest their heads after a walk through the Devonshire countryside or after a trip to the nearby beach resorts along the Devon coastline.The cottage was converted in 2015 from a skittle alley and function room totally updating it internally to a contemporary finish.

It is located in a small enclave of properties surrounded by natural stone walling, with a footpath leading onto Fore Street.

Vehicle access is through the town car park to its own private walled parking area within the grounds, offering a generous space for two cars.

The parking area leads onto a separate quaint enclosed courtyard garden where you can dine alfresco or relish being outside enjoying a morning coffee.

As you enter the property a few oak steps take you up to the single level that contains all the amenities.

Once inside you can feel at home in the colourful open-plan gallery ceiling living space which boasts a comfortable lounge area with a Smart TV, a sociable dining area and a well-equipped kitchen featuring granite work tops and built-in appliances.

A small balcony from the lounge overlooks the courtyard garden and parking area with distant views of hay-tor on Dartmoor visible on clear days.

Moving through the property, there is a cloakroom containing a wash basin and WC, then you find two attractive double bedrooms both with TV's; the master with a king-size bed and glorious en-suite with freestanding bath, WC, vanity basin unit and separate shower area.

The other bedroom has a double bed with en-suite containing a shower, WC and vanity basin unit.

Lighting is provided by any combination of the chandelier, wall lights and recessed ceiling lights all dimmable to provide the right ambience for cosy evenings.

As you acquaint yourself with your surroundings and roam around the town of Chudleigh, you will find it is home to a good number of local shops, coffee houses and take-aways.

There are several local pubs and dining options for when you fancy a local meal out without the need to drive.

There are a magnitude of local walks including to the nearby Ugbrooke House and garden, a National Trust property.

Venture out to the bustling city of Exeter and immerse yourself in the local culture as you visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter Cathedral, Devon Wildlife Trust, and the Exeter Historic Guildhall.

Alternatively, you can spend the day in Exeter indulging in some retail therapy and bar hopping particularly around the historic Exeter canal area.For those wanting the beach The English Riviera coast is nearby with the Devon beach resorts of Dawlish, Teignmouth and Torquay nearest, while the picturesque resorts of Brixham and Dartmouth are all within an easy drive.

Local bus stops provide a frequent bus connection to both Newton Abbot and Exeter, while for train buffs a rail journey between Exeter and Newton Abbot takes you around the Exe estuary to Dawlish and Teignmouth and up the Teign estuary to Newton Abbot.

Travel over to the incredible Dartmoor National Park for an array of walking adventures, cycling routes and outdoor scenery.


  • All-single-storey with wood flooring and rugs
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed with en-suite freestanding bath, separate walk-in shower wet room, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan gallery ceiling, living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and balcony
  • Gas central heating and underfloor heating to en-suites
  • Electric oven, grill and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine, Smart TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front enclosed courtyard with table and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: There are two nearby mews houses ongoing internal completion but this should not detract from the enjoyment of the cottage

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About the location


Newton Abbot 7.6 miles; Exeter 10.9 miles; Torquay 14.4 miles

Chudleigh is an ancient wool town resting in the Teignbridge District area of Devon, with plenty of history and scenic sights to explore at any time of year. The town has history dating back to the Saxon times, with many place names from this time still being seen today, as well as historic wonders such as caves at Rock, as well as an Iron Age hillfort overlooking the town. Chudleigh also hosts a good range of amenities, including two pubs, an English restaurant, convenience stores, quaint shops, and much more to assist on a self-catered stay. The Teign Valley is a dramatically steep wooded valley to the Eastern flank of Dartmoor National Park between the villages of Dunsford in the North and Chudleigh to the South. The villages of Christow, Lower and Higher Ashton, Dunsford and Hennock are peaceful locations for holidays with beautiful scenery all around with hills, fields, rivers and stunning thatched cottages. The entire area in and around Chudleigh is a walker's paradise with magnificent views to be admired. If you’re feeling a little more energetic then you could try your hand at rock climbing, go kayaking on the nearby River Teign, mountain biking or trekking around the location and beyond. Spend a day in the tradition seaside town of Dawlish, perfect for relaxing beach days with a variety of family-friendly attractions and amusements, while The Lawn and Brook is where you can find the famed majestic black swans. Spend a day in the ancient town of Exeter, with its wonderful City Walls encompassing its centre as well as the wonders of its Gothic cathedral, Exeter Castle, and many more landmarks awaiting to be discovered. With easy access into the Dartmoor National Park, and within easy reach of all of the excitement of Newton Abbot, Torquay and Paignton, there's no better choice than a trip to Chudleigh to explore the coast and countryside of Devon.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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