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The Garden Cottage

The Garden Cottage, sleeps 4, Belstone, Dartmoor, DevonThe Garden Cottage, sleeps 4, Belstone, Dartmoor, DevonThe Garden Cottage, sleeps 4, Belstone, Dartmoor, DevonThe Garden Cottage, sleeps 4, Belstone, Dartmoor, DevonThe Garden Cottage, sleeps 4, Belstone, Dartmoor, DevonThe Garden Cottage, sleeps 4, Belstone, Dartmoor, DevonThe Garden Cottage, sleeps 4, Belstone, Dartmoor, DevonThe Garden Cottage, sleeps 4, Belstone, Dartmoor, DevonThe Garden Cottage, sleeps 4, Belstone, Dartmoor, Devon

The perfect escape: a private drive off a lane on the outskirts of Belstone leads to a clematis-covered, detached, thatched, medieval, Grade II listed single-storey cottage 100 yards from the open moor. Small, flower-filled front garden and, behind, a larger, sheltered, enclosed, mainly lawned, private garden (picnic bench, table/chairs, garden games for all ages). You are also welcome to wander the 3 acres of gardens (pond, petanque/boules area) around the friendly owners' house (through gates), once home to author Doris Lessing. The cottage, originally a Devon longhouse, has been marvellously restored with great flair, unspoiled. Heating by biomass boiler using sustainably sourced fuel.

Small porch into flagstoned hall (washing machine, tumble drier); 2 steps up to special living/dining room with huge oak beamed ceiling, big fireplace (woodburner), original uneven flagstoned floor (rug), TV/DVD, window seats, toy box: a room to dream in. Step up to compact fitted kitchen (microwave, fridge, electric cooker); small shower-room (suite). Two bedrooms – a double (5' four-poster bed), and a small room with 3' bunk beds. A warm, cosy cottage.

Special Offer Ends: 
3 years 2 months ago
Local Towns and Villages
What's nearby?: 
Belstone: small moorland village (good food pub, church, tea room, riding/pony-trekking), a brilliant base for scenic strolls or long walks around Dartmoor's highest hills and wildest valleys. Okehampton (small town, golf, tennis, leisure centre, bicycle hire, cinema), 3½ miles; Chagford, 8; sea/sand/surf at Bude, about 30. Fishing locally. Filling station/shop (24 hours), 1 mile.
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EX20 1QY
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