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Slate Quarry Farm Cottage

Northlew near Okehampton, Devon (Ref. 917245)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Miss Henry
    September 2016
    “What a great cottage, came here for ...”
    What a great cottage, came here for solitude, peace and to relax. Loved the alpacas, they looked up when I said morning to them out the bathroom window. Laura gave us eggs and they were delicious.
    What a great cottage, came here for solitude, peace and to relax. Loved the alpacas, they looked up when I said morning to them out the bathroom window. Laura gave us eggs and they were delicious.


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Northlew 1 mile.

This lovely whitewashed, semi-detached farmhouse is situated on a non-working farm in a rural setting attached to the owners’ home and near the small village of Northlew on the edge of Dartmoor.

Set within a tranquil setting with superb farmland and rural views, this traditional cottage provides a countryside getaway for a family or group of friends alpacas and Ryeland sheep kept by the owners.

With two reception rooms and a large kitchen with breakfast area, there is plenty of space for the family to watch TV together or dine comfortably in the separate dining room in front of the fire, before adjourning to the sitting room.

There is a master bedroom with en-suite basin and WC, two twin bedrooms, one of which is in the eaves of the farmhouse and only suitable for small children, and a single bedroom with a family bathroom.

You can sit in the enclosed garden where dogs and children can play safely, and adults can enjoy the quiet peace of a rural garden, whilst relaxing with a refreshing drink or dining alfresco.

The local village of Northlew has a charming square where you will find a pub and a community shop whilst Dartmoor National Park provides fun-filled activities such as pony riding, tor bagging, letterboxing and exploring miles of rugged open space.

Why not venture on one of the variety of walks along the pretty Devon lanes?

The north and south Devon coastlines are only short drives from this comfortable farmhouse and the cathedral city of Exeter offers plenty of retail therapy opportunities plus bars, restaurants and cafes.

A fabulous, well-presented cottage in the heart of Devon where a warm welcome awaits.


Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x eaves 2’6” twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room with electric woodburner-effect stove. Sitting room. Boot room. Games room.


  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, maps, games and DVDs, games room with full size pool table
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate
  • Parking available for 2 cars
  • Secured bike storage
  • Enclosed front garden with furniture and pool table in barn
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Stairs are steep and very wide with narrow half landing leading to each room, unsuitable for people with limited mobility
  • Note: There is limited headroom in the eaves bedroom, only suitable for children up to age 10
  • Note: Mobile signal is variable
  • Note: Max 5 adults.

About the location


Hatherleigh 5 miles; Dartmoor National Park 12 miles;

Northlew is a Devon village on the edge of Dartmoor. It has an attractive main square surrounded by traditional buildings, some of them thatched; just off the square are a pub, useful community shop and Post Office. The village is 5 miles west of the ancient town of Hatherleigh, consisting of cob and thatch cottages situated in the heart of rural Devon. Hatherleigh lies in the Torridge Valley just seven miles from the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, and is a wonderful central location for the coast to coast long distance trail, which includes the popular Tarka Trail. The town itself offers a varied selection of interesting craft shops, country inns and cafes. Within driving distance are Okehampton Castle, the beautiful RHS Rosemoor Gardens at Torrington, and even to the dramatic surfing beaches around Bude. Hatherleigh’s central position makes it an ideal location from which to explore this area of Devon.

Region Information

Note: Max 5 adults.

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