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The Old Forge

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



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  • 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
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score in the last 6 months

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10 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage was the perfect, quiet hideaway.”

    A great base to get out and about. We would come again

    A great base to get out and about. We would come again

    - Mr Hart, August 2021

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 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.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Room Living Room Lobby Hall Shower Room Shower Room Utility Double Bedroom


  • 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 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.
Note: Traveller Review Awards 2020 - 8.3 out of 10

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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