Hoopers Cottage

Morchard Bishop, Devon (Ref. 923454)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Ms Wilkins
    April 2017
    “Lovely, comfortable cottage in ...”
    Lovely, comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings. Lots of lovely walks straight from the cottage and easy reach to both north and south Devon coasts.
    Lovely, comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings. Lots of lovely walks straight from the cottage and easy reach to both north and south Devon coasts.


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A lovely terraced 17th century cottage on a quiet road near the church, in the beautiful village of Morchard Bishop in the county of Devon.

With unspoilt countryside and magnificent views, this delightful cottage is the perfect base to explore this wonderful part of the country, being midway between the north and south coasts, and proudly sitting between the two great moors of Exmoor and Dartmoor.

This traditional and spacious cottage oozes character with its beamed ceilings, original fireplace with bread oven still set in its wall, multi-fuel stove and a spiral staircase.

Upon entering the cottage through the porch you come into the cosy sitting room.

The rustic tiled dining area has seating for 6 with an oak dining table and chairs.

Adjoining this is the warm, carpeted sitting area.

With a multi-fuel stove in the inglenook fireplace and plenty of comfortable seating, this is the perfect place to relax and put your feet up.

Off the dining area is a good size, light and modern, fitted kitchen with plenty of storage space.

A sizeable utility is ideal for those muddy boots and dog basket, and a downstairs toilet means there is never a queue.

The kitchen leads onto a private walled back garden with a small lawn and a variety of flowering plants and shrubs.

There is plenty of space and furniture for alfresco dining.

The spectacular views over the Devon countryside make this an ideal place to unwind after a busy day touring the delights of the county.

The quirky staircase leads off the sitting room to the first floor where there are three sizeable bedrooms, with exposed beams and sloping ceilings befitting of a cottage of this era.

The bathroom is well equipped with a bath, basin and WC as well as a separate shower.

Only a short stroll from this beautiful cottage is the local village pub, which dates back to the 16th century, renowned for its good home cooked food and well-kept local ales and ciders.

An award-winning local shop, post office and cafe are also close by and provide local produce and fine Devon cream teas.

A children’s playground with swings, slides, climbing frames and so on is in the village, as well as a playing field, tennis and basketball courts.

From the cottage, there are plenty of walking opportunities along pretty Devon lanes and the Two Moors Way, with the Dartmoor National Park providing fun-filled activities, such as pony riding and exploring miles of rugged, open space.

The cathedral city of Exeter offers the opportunity for some retail therapy and boasts a variety of bars, restaurants and cafés.

A fabulous cottage, ideal for exploring this lovely part of the country and special at any time of year.


Three bedrooms with beams and sloping ceilings: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (can be super king-size double on request), 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with dining area and multi-fuel stove.


  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Additional parking available at the church, 50 yards from cottage
  • Lawned garden with patio area, furniture chiminea and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Stairs to the first floor are a spiral staircase with a rope banister, please take care
  • Note: Bunks suitable for guests up to 75kg

About the location


Crediton 10 miles; Exeter 17.5 miles.

Morchard Bishop is a good size village located in Mid Devon. It is a very peaceful village set in stunning rural scenery about 10 miles from Crediton. Running through the heart of the village is the longest single spine of connected 16th and 17th century thatched cottages in England. Surrounding the village are a number of very scenic local walks, and the village itself is actually an integral part of the Two Moors Way, a walk connecting Dartmoor to the north and Exmoor to the South. Dartmoor National Park provides additional excellent walking, and horse riding opportunities. Close to Morchard Bishop there are many other scattered villages with welcoming inns, well-stocked farm shops, tea shops serving Devon cream teas and friendly locals. Crediton is a market town 10 miles from Morchard Bishop. It has a wide range of traditional local shops selling gifts and groceries as well as a super store and all the usual facilities of hairdressers, book shop, health food shop and a small hospital It has a fabulous farmers’ market, modern leisure center and plenty of family friendly pubs and restaurants. The Cathedral city of Exeter is 17.5 miles from Morchard Bishop where there are theatres, a stunning Cathedral, indoor climbing center, water sports center, numerous shopping malls, and an historic quay with waterfront cafes, antique shops and bars.

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