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Station Master's Flat

Okehampton, Devon (Ref. 934616)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "The views from the windows were very disappointing (nothing to see) and the comfort and equipment was not up to the usual standard of Sykes Cottages."

    The walk down to the centre of town was further than we thought it would be, and it was even further walking up the hill! The cafe downstairs was delightful.

    Reviewed by JoanOct 2019

  • "The people we met, at the location, were very helpful - but we weren't sure if they were part of the set up, or not."

    Reviewed by DaveOct 2019

  • "Poor shower, rarely any pressure or hot water, lack of basic items in kitchen."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "Lovely flat in unique location on a vintage railway station."

    No need to worry about noise from trains as they are infrequent on a branch line which ends at the station. It was really nice to be able to sit on the station platform and soak in the atmosphere. Okehampton (just a ten minute walk) has three supermarkets and some independent shopping facilities. The flat is conveniently situated at the start of the Granite Way walk and local walks along rivers and moorland with free parking at the station. The flat is clean and tidy but the kitchen equipment is basic and due to the vintage nature of the station some of the window fittings and taps need some attention. We enjoyed our holiday and would revisit to explore this lovely area further.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2019

  • "The Station masters flat was relatively comfortable but we found that the one settee was a bit difficult to get out of as it was quite low."

    The staff in the buffet and ticket office were friendly and the food was good. Percy the Station cat was lovely and friendly also. A great attraction for animal lovers! When we arrived there was no bulb in the one dining room light but that was sorted for us. it is a nice area to base yourself however I feel for those with mobility issues the hill from the town was too steep so a car/taxi would need to be used. The views are excellent as is the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JackieMay 2019

  • "This is an excellent base for walking around Okehampton."

    There are many clearly signed footpaths as well as opportunities to explore the local attractions. The café at the station offers a very good range of refreshments and there are good places to eat down the hill in the town. We had a relaxing week and would recommend this as a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2019

  • "The flat is very basic and a little tired; it badly needs redecorating."

    There were insufficient kitchen pots and pans for cooking, no place mats for the table, no kitchen towels and no power sockets near the bed, very useful for charging phones overnight. Overall the flat was barely adequate.

    Reviewed by JonathanJun 2018

  • "The bed was to small in width and length for two adults, also a bad matrass, I had to sleep on the sofa for three weeks which was neither comfortable or cosy or romantic."

    After one week we got new bedlinnen and towels, after two weeks we didn't receive anything at all. If you want to go to the town you need a car because the way back is very steep.

    Reviewed by WJun 2018

  • "Good holiday"

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2018

  • "This was a great flat to use as a base for walking."

    We were in Okehampton during a period of heavy snow and spend one day in the flat watching heavy snow fall. The flat was warm and had a very comfortable bed. A basic very well situated flat for anybody visiting Dartmoor. Due to the time of year there was not much action on the station but the cafe was open every day and the people who looked after the flat were helpful and very friendly, would not hesitate to book the flat again

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2018

  • "Great little basic flat over a lovely station and beautiful location Oakhamton."

    This was very clean, comfortable and tidy. Perfect for walkers and cycling. We found oakhamton wonderful, a nice little gem on the edge of Dartmouth. The flat is basic but a good base. Staff at station were very friendly and helpful. We would consider a return visit.

    Reviewed by SandySep 2016

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Summary

  • All first floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and electric fire.
  • Electric night storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Use of railway platform as outdoor covered seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

The property

This cosy first floor flat is situated above the ticket office at Okehampton heritage railway station, a visitors’ centre, running week-end trains in Dartmoor National Park.

Situated at the end of the popular Granite Way trail and surrounded by beautiful countryside, this lovely flat will appeal to walkers and cyclists in particular, as well of course as railway enthusiasts.

The flat is accessed up an internal staircase and has a spacious open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area, together with a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

The sitting area also boasts a double sofa bed for additional sleeping facilities.

There is plenty of off road parking and safe areas to leave bicycles, plus use of the station café which serves hearty breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas, guaranteed to provide an energy boost for a good day’s cycling or walking on Dartmoor.

The station platform is available for guests to use, an ideal place to sit and reflect on days gone by when the railway was in full commercial use.

Now its claim to fame is the famous Polar Express winter service, and the 15 minute weekend train service to Meldon, a wonderful place to alight and take a walk to Meldon Reservoir, surrounded by open moorland and with breathtaking views and plenty of wildlife.

Okehampton is a 10 minute walk from the station with an historic castle, Museum of Dartmoor Life, and Victorian shopping arcade.

A short drive will take you to a variety of visitor attractions, including Dingles Steam Village and The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre and Finch Foundry.

Also nearby is Castle Drogo, a National Trust property which is dramatically situated above the River Teign.

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 the south coast to discover areas such as Exmouth and Teignmouth.

An interesting holiday flat, for those interested in our railway heritage.

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About the location

OKEHAMPTON

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
  • Last minute
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