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The Old Forge

Ilsington, near Haytor Vale, Devon (Ref. 975817)

  • The Old Forge - (Ref. 975817)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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* Based on a combined average customer score (of 5 customer ratings)

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • “excellent cottage in a local ...”

    excellent cottage in a local village Thanks

    excellent cottage in a local village Thanks

    - Mr Taylor, June 2018

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  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This wonderfully pretty, thatched, detached cottage close to the pub and shop in the lovely Dartmoor village of Ilsington was once the village forge.

Now it is comfortable and friendly with generous rooms, wood floors and attractive views across the church and surrounding countryside from the upstairs windows.

The church bells chime beautifully on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings in true Devon village style.

Leave your coats and boots in the entrance lobby, then head on in to the cosy sitting room with its living flame gas fire or listen to music on the Bluetooth speaker whilst you prepare delicious meals in the kitchen with dining area.

There is a handy double bedroom on the ground floor, as well as two smart shower rooms, or head up the steep old stairs to two more snug bedrooms under the eaves through little old fashioned doorways.

Outside, your small garden is safely enclosed, a fine suntrap with outdoor furniture, barbecue and storage for your bicycles.

This is wonderful unspoiled cycling and walking country on the southeastern slopes of Dartmoor, leading to the beach at Teignmouth.

Marvel at spectacular Haytor on the open moorland or enjoy the birds and butterflies in the countryside around the cottage.

The Old Forge is an excellent base in a welcoming Devon village for venturing out by bike or on foot.


1 x double bedroom downstairs and two shower rooms with showers, WCs and basins. Two bedrooms upstairs: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Downstairs kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with gas stove. Lobby.


  • Oil fired central heating with gas burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking is usually available on a quiet road nearby
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 6, except babes in arms, due to steep stairs
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

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

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About the location


Pretty little village (church, shop, good food pub) on Dartmoor's farmed and wooded south-eastern slopes, through which flows the River Lemon to Teignmouth, its ancient wooded valley a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and habitat for woodland birds and butterflies. Ashburton and Bovey Tracey, 5 miles. Haytor (massive granite outcrop), 2 miles. Easy access to A38, 2½ miles.

Region Information

Note: This property does not accept children under 6, except babes in arms, due to steep stairs.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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