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2 Priory Cottages

Brightley near Okehampton, Devon (Ref. 962146)

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  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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  • Reviews

    Mrs Howlett

    “Great stay.”

    Location is ideal in the centre of Devon and so quiet in a small hamlet next to the river.

    Location is ideal in the centre of Devon and so quiet in a small hamlet next to the river. Cottage was great with well equiped kitchen. Would happily recommend to others staying in the area.

The property

Okehampton 2 miles.

This idyllic 16th Century, Grade II listed semi-detached thatched cottage with exposed beams is set next door to the owner’s house in a very peaceful area.

This property is steeped in history and situated close to the site of an old priory, and even includes reclaimed stone from that original building.

The rural hamlet of Brightley, is perched on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, near Okehampton.

With the owner providing a warm welcome to guests, with plenty of local knowledge guaranteed to inspire, this cosy cottage is ideal for anyone interested in the history of the area.

The sitting room has a feature fireplace with woodburner, incorporated with a sixteenth century bread oven, with the option of a double sofa bed, ideal for relaxing after a day’s walk on Dartmoor.

The kitchen is light and bright and overlooks the large lawned garden.

Upstairs is the light, spacious bedroom, with a TV and two armchairs, where you can sit and enjoy the lovely views of the river and Abbeyford woods.

Relax outside this charming cottage in the large lawned garden, which is a quiet sheltered area suitable for birdwatching and tea drinking.

Brightley is a pretty hamlet with traditional country cottages in the River Okement valley, with Priory Cottage within a few yards to both the River Ockment and Abbeyford Woods, a delightful place for walks with the dog.

This rural area is surrounded by ample opportunities for country pursuits, including magnificent Dartmoor walks, cycling on the 30-mile Tarka Trail, pony trekking across the wilds of the moor and fishing on the local lakes.

Also nearby is Castle Drogo; a National Trust property which is dramatically situated above the River Teign, and the Museum of Dartmoor Life in the market town of Okehampton.

A must in this area is a trip to discover both the north coast, where you can visit places such as Bude and Widemouth Bay, and south coast to discover areas such as Exmouth and Teignmouth.

A lovely cottage in a quiet rural hamlet.


  • One double bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting area with fireside sofa and double sofa bed and woodburner.
  • Geothermal central heating via radiators with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio with furniture, sun loungers, BBQ and shared use of owner's garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (one included with additional dogs charged at £15 per dog, per week)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

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About the location


Exeter 23 miles.

Okehampton is a busy market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park and near the highest and most dramatic areas of the moor, where Yes Tor rises to a height above 2000 feet. To the north of Okehampton are some beautiful rolling Devon hills where small farming villages nestle amidst woods and fields with plenty of gently flowing rivers. The fabulous Roadford Reservoir offers a multitude of watersport activities and fishing opportunities. Okehampton has a prominent medieval castle overlooking a wooded river valley, the Museum of Dartmoor Life (where Tourist Information can be found) and Okehampton train station, which has been restored to its 1950s glory running trains along a scenic route to Meldon the highest station in southern England. The town also has spectacular views across Dartmoor, access to fabulous walks and Simmons Park where you’ll find a children’s adventure playground. This area of Devon has plenty of farm shops and country inns serving good food where visitors can spend time relaxing and unwinding amongst unspoilt countryside.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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