This beautiful Devon cottage is situated in the tiny hamlet of Combe near the Dartmoor village of Scorriton.
The decor is deceptively simple, with pale wood and stone floors giving a sophisticated style for couples or families.
The magnificent oak framed kitchen with dining area will take your breath away as you step inside, with light from big windows and a sleek kitchen.
Step down from here to the cosy sitting room with its wood burning stove and TV for entertainment, or you are spoiled for choice with a second living room, also with wood burning stove, for quiet contemplation or reading, perhaps with a Mary Wesley novel since this lovely cottage was once home to the author.
An old fashioned hip bath in the downstairs bathroom adds to the sense of romance.
Upstairs, through low doorways, you will find the two simple bedrooms under the eaves, as well as a smart bathroom.
Across the little lane, a small orchard with picnic bench and bluebell woods beyond are a peaceful haven frequented by deer and kingfishers, and you also have an enclosed lawn garden behind the cottage for alfresco meals.
This is a place to dream and walk, being in the Dartmoor National Park, or take a ride from the nearby stables, visit beaches at Bigbury-on-Sea or Bantham, 16 miles away, or wander the streets of fascinating little towns like Ashburton and Totnes.
Cullaford Cottage is a magical place to relax in Devon.
Two bedrooms: 1 x super king double with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower, WC, basin. Downstairs kitchen with dining area. Two sitting rooms with wood burning stoves. Utility room. Downstairs bathroom with hip bath, hand shower, WC, basin.
About the location
The ancient Stannary town of Ashburton lies on the southern slopes of Dartmoor and is an ideal spot from which to explore the rugged high moors to the North and a beautiful coastline to the South. The scenery in this area of South Devon is glorious in all weathers and offers visitors opportunities for walking, pony trekking, canoeing, fishing and lazing on the beach. Ashburton has some interesting artisan shops and with its interesting history and museum, has built a reputation for its high standard of antiques and fine collectables outlets. It also has lovely tea rooms, a wine bar and a fantastic food deli providing fresh fish and olives. In the surrounding area, Dartmoor has many picturesque villages and hamlets with old thatched cottages and ancient churches, surrounded by a patchwork of fields and woodland. Lustleigh, North Bovey, Chagford and Widecombe-in-the-Moor are fine examples. The attractive seaside town of Teignmouth is a half hour drive and the popular Blackpool Sands, although a little further down the coast, is one of South Devon's most beautiful natural treasures. An award-winning privately managed 'Blue Flag' family beach with turquoise blue sea giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. So whether it is moor or coast that you're seeking for your getaway, Ashburton is a really central town from which to be based.
Note: Arrival after 4pm. Spring water. Sorry, no short breaks