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Northill

Northill near Chagford, Devon (Ref. 1058694)

5.0

Perfect

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a family celebration for 3 generations and Northill was a perfect venue."

    Reviewed by CathieMay 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Northill."

    The photos do not do justice to what a comfortable, spacious, thoughtfully appointed home this is. The setting is stunning. We stayed with our two small boys (ages 2 and 4) who adored the stream running past the front door, the cows greeting us in the morning, and the various other creatures we encountered. Adults loved the many wood-burning fires with plentiful wood, the gorgeous kitchen, comfortable beds, excellent showers, and especially the main sitting room with the giant hearth, cosy sofas, and beautiful views. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by KellyOct 2021

  • "Amazing house in an amazing location, a perfect place to chill with nature."

    We had a fantastic holiday there and created many beautiful memories.The only downside was the narrow approach lane which sadly cost us a tyre on the last day.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you found Northill an amazing house and a perfect place to chill and relax. We are really sorry to hear you damaged a tyre on your last day. The lane approaching the entrance to Northill is narrow but is negotiable however during the year due to various reasons beyond our control stones can move. This coming winter will provide us an opportunity to repair and push back any encroaching areas to ensure easier access in future. *Update February 2022* We'd like to let all prospective visitors know that over the winter significant work has been undertaken to widen the access lane. Trees and hedges have been cut/ removed and walls have been pushed back and rebuilt, widening the lane at all pinch points. *Update February 2022* We'd like to let all prospective visitors know that over the winter significant work has been undertaken to widen the access lane. Trees and hedges have been cut/ removed and walls have been pushed back and rebuilt, widening the lane at all pinch points. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KenSep 2021

  • "A fantastic property, but restricted road access."

    Ample room for our family of 10. Quiet and secluded

    Thank you for completing your feedback following your stay at the delightful Northill. Although the lanes to this property are narrow, this is typical for this part of Dartmoor. Careful negotiation of the lanes does provide a big payoff at the end as the main entrance to Northill is wide and long and not at all restricted with plenty of parking. The local oil company visits with their smallest tanker and other vehicles have included large Range Rovers that get down the narrowest lane to the main entrance . Once on Northill the views and privacy more then compensate for the initial narrow access! *Update February 2022* We'd like to let all prospective visitors know that over the winter significant work has been undertaken to widen the access lane. Trees and hedges have been cut/ removed and walls have been pushed back and rebuilt, widening the lane at all pinch points. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "We had the most fantastic time at Northill Farm, the location is breathtaking with so much to enjoy in and around the house, it was almost surplus to requirements to leave the property, but we did enjoy exploring this area of Devon."

    We were a party of 6 adults and 1toddler, the garden birds, bunnies and local cows were a big hit with the 2 year old and the games room and fire pit a massive hit with the rest of us. Many happy memories to treasure of happy family time. This is truly a house of plenty, thank you for deciding to let it, I'm confident we'll return.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Northill."

    The house had beautiful rooms and bedrooms and were very clean. The lovely bread, eggs, bacon etc were very much appreciated! The The garden and grounds were so beautiful with waterfall, beautiful plants, rabbits, cows and nesting birds, so peaceful ! The teenagers and the adults loved the games room and exercise machines. We would love to come back!

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "The house was amazing - it had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable."

    Set in the glorious countryside of East Dartmoor, the property is reached via narrow and winding, rock lined Devon lanes. It is so quiet and peaceful with no other houses nearby, apart from Northill Lodge (a separate self catering property) immediately adjacent to the house. The views are wonderful and there is a small stream tumbling over mini waterfalls past the front door and into the field below. There is plenty of space for everyone with a well equipped games room, 30 acres to roam and wonderful walks on the doorstep. The housekeeper was very friendly and helpful and had provided a fantastic welcome hamper of food and drink on our arrival. The cost was certainly higher than we would normally pay for a holiday house but the property is spectacular.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "We have used several Dartmoor rentals previously, but this one was outstanding and provided the best combination of antiquity, location, cleanliness and facilities."

    We absolutely loved Northill and it provided everything we expected and more. The rooms are superb and the furnishings very high quality (particularly the mattresses!), welcome hamper was well beyond my expectations, heating works well, showers are the best ever, mobile phones work well on site, there are sometimes deer in the garden, good footpaths and the leat that bubbles past the door provides redoubled charm. So good we are considering booking again in a few weeks time. The reception from Maddy was brilliant and she provided answers to all of our questions, as well as a bunch of local contacts. It is very hard to find criticisms, but if pushed I could say that the internet is good at one end of the house, not so hot at the other, and the entrance drive (which we all found both daunting and ultimately exciting) was a bit of a shock to delivery drivers - one of whom chickened out. When we return we may arrange to meet big vans at the top of the drive, just to be sure - but don't let that put you off - it all adds to the character of this stunning house and the incredibly relaxed holiday it enables.

    Thank you very much for such lovely comments, we're really delighted to know how much you liked Northill and how good a time you had. We hope we'll see you again soon! *Update February 2022* We'd like to let all prospective visitors know that over the winter significant work has been undertaken to widen the access lane. Trees and hedges have been cut/ removed and walls have been pushed back and rebuilt, widening the lane at all pinch points. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LenApr 2021

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size double with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, double basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size with en-suite shower room, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with en-suite bath, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • First-floor office/study
  • External games room/gym
  • Oil central heating with 3 x woodburning stove
  • Everhot electric range cooker and hob, Nespresso coffee maker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, WiFi, selection of books, snooker table, ping pong table
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front terrace with seating
  • Rear terrace with firepit, seating and barn with games and gym equipment
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.1 miles
  • Note: Reduced head height entering some of the rooms, care needs to be taken
  • Note: stream in garden, small children beware
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar.

The property

Chagford 2.2 miles.

Within the magnificent Dartmoor National Park in the settlement of Northill near Chagford, is this remarkable, Grade II listed, 14th century Devon longhouse.

Northill is a luxury retreat, accessed via a private lane, surrounded by 30 acres of farm and parkland and bordering the wooded North Teign River valley, it is ideal for a large family or group gathering to celebrate a special occasion or to treat yourself and your loved ones to an unforgettable holiday within the Dartmoor National Park.

Make your way up the driveway to find a granite-faced leat, stream and small clapper bridge, which leads to the front door.

Pass a front gravelled area with seating, where you can enjoy a morning coffee and listen to the soothing sounds of the water passing by.

Step inside the property, which underwent extensive renovations during the 1930s to add a large wing and beautifully proportioned rooms.

This is a lovingly furnished home, filled with antique furniture complimented by contemporary touches to bring the property up to date.

A cross passage leads to the elegant main sitting room, with granite fireplace with woodburning stove, large leaded windows with seats, where you can admire the garden views to Chagford and Castle Drogo beyond, as well as a selection of sofas you can relax onto with a good book or with your favourite shows on the TV.

From here, a set of stairs leads up to the huge master bedroom, boasting a super-king-size double bed and a stylish en-suite bathroom with an elegant freestanding bath and a walk-in shower, so you can choose how to prepare for each day.

Heading back downstairs, you will pass a handy cloakroom with basin and WC, before taking a step up into the snug, which is separated from the dining room by a fine 17th century oak screen.

The traditional dining room providing an ideal spot for group dinners, where you can gather around the oak refectory dining table (seating up to 10) and catch up and plan for the upcoming days, while an additional table can be found in the less formal breakfast kitchen area which also offers comfy seating and a third woodburner.

The stunning and spacious kitchen boasts an Everhot range cooker, American style fridge/freezer and a host of appliances you'll need during your self-catered stay, with a utility cupboard housing a washing machine and tumble dryer, for your laundry.

There is a further cloakroom on the ground floor, as well as a boot room for removing shoes and coats after a day of exploring, and a back door which leads onto the terrace, where you can sit in front of the fire pit on a cool evening, or dine alfresco during the summer months.

The stone built barn to the rear houses an excellent games room, ideal for a family games night, with a snooker table and ping pong table, as well as gym equipment for those wanting to stay in shape during their stay.

When it's time to catch up on rest, the second staircase leads to the remaining four bedrooms; a second super-king-size bed with an en-suite shower room; a spacious double with an en-suite bath and handheld shower, a pretty double and a twin, served by a bathroom with bath and shower over and a shower room.

Also on this floor is an office/study a great quiet space for those who have a bit of work to catch up on or for those wanting to enjoy a quiet moment with a good book.

Explore your surroundings and venture into Chagford, just two miles away, to find a range of shops for any essentials or gifts you wish to pick up, as well as pubs serving food, should you wish to enjoy a night off from cooking.

For a leisurely activity, head to the public tennis courts or the open-air swimming pool, and enjoy a plethora of walking trails that allow you to further discover the magnificent Dartmoor National Park.

Be sure to pay a visit to the National Trust's 20th century medieval Castle Drogo, as well as Scorhill Stone Circle, one of Devon's biggest and most intact bronze age stone circles.

The bustling town of Okehampton is a short drive away, with a medieval castle that overlooks a wooded river valley, a museum, a children's adventure playground and access to numerous scenic walks.

Further afield is the ancient city of Exeter, with its cathedral, picturesque quayside, award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Underground Passages attraction.

For those feeling more adventurous, be sure to visit Devon Country Pursuits, where you can take part in clay shooting, archery and paintballing.

Northill is a remarkable base for a special gathering within the Dartmoor National Park and part of the Helpful Holidays portfolio of properties.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

CHAGFORD

Okehampton 12 miles; Exeter 21 miles.

A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Chagford, one of the five Stannary towns of Dartmoor, is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a town of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the town as well as an annual running race, known as Two Hills Race. Just over 21 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.

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Note: No stag/hen or similar.