For peace and tranquillity, this semi-detached cottage is in just the right place, converted from a milking parlour quietly set in countryside dotted with woods and trees on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.
The layout is carefully designed with the open-plan living area upstairs to give an airy space with long views to moorland and stable doors to a conservatory, a lovely place to enjoy a good book and a cuppa.
Sharing a shower-room are two downstairs bedrooms.
The private garden is a secluded little place for catching the sun’s rays or taking a relaxing nap.
When you've topped up your energy levels, this is a fine base for walking, with footpaths heading into the surrounding countryside and Dartmoor’s hills beyond.
Two miles away you'll find Tavistock, a handsome old market town where you can browse the interesting shops and pannier market, eat well at the restaurants and pubs, work out at the leisure centre and catch a film or event at the wharfside theatre.
The 21 mile walking /cycling route heads from Tavistock to Plymouth if you fancy a pilgrimage to the bright city lights (or it’s 15 miles by car).
If you do bring your bike, there is secure storage at the cottage.
For more sedate entertainment, the National Trust gems of Saltram House, Lydford Gorge, Buckland Abbey and Cotehele are all nearby to admire, and golf and horse riding are both available in the area.
The golden beaches of the South Hams are just 20 miles away.
The Shippen is a lovely quiet base, yet there are plenty of fascinating places to enjoy nearby.
About the location
Plymouth 17 miles; Okehampton 8 miles.
A delightful award-winning market town on the River Tavy, nestling in the south-west slopes of Dartmoor. Tavistock has an indoor pannier market, a diverse range of independent shops, an excellent choice of pubs, bistros, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema, as well as a leisure pool. This is the perfect destination for country lovers who enjoy the convenience of an interesting town on the doorstep. There is excellent walking on Dartmoor, cycling on The National Cycle Network no. 27, renowned game fishing, gardens of distinction and various National Trust properties nearby. Within easy reach is the maritime city of Plymouth, with its Barbican Quay and the Historic Royal William Yard. Torbay, the Eden Project and the sandy surfing beaches of Devon and North Cornwall are all within an hour’s drive and provide activities to keep all the family happy. Tavistock is a wonderful all-year-round holiday destination.