Enjoy many family attractions and activities from this spacious Devon longhouse which exudes period charm.. This 300-year-old, granite, thatched Devon longhouse lies detached in a timeless hamlet in the Dartmoor National Park, 3 miles from Moretonhampstead, surrounded by ancient woodland and rolling hills. To the front is a large, south-facing lawned garden with table and chairs - a wonderful place for stargazing at night - enclosed by a sturdy stone wall displaying long-unused bee boles. The property has many original features and a wood-burning stove, but has also been updated for today&rsquo;s lifestyle; it is spacious and is in an ideal location for families and friends to get together for a holiday or a celebration. Moretonhampstead is a friendly, busy, &lsquo;gateway-to-Dartmoor&rsquo; village with shops, good food pubs, church and an outdoor swimming pool; heath-topped and surrounded by hills, it has good walks locally and has reservoir/river fishing close by. Its fascinating history goes back over 1000 years to Saxon times. In addition to having many of its own attractions, it is the ideal base to explore some of Britain&rsquo;s most spectacular and beautiful countryside including moorland and the coast. For the active, Moretonhampstead boasts what many find to be a surprising range of sporting facilities and the great expanse of Dartmoor presents any rambler with unlimited options. No part of the National Park is more than a one hour&rsquo;s drive away and most of the well-known beauty spots are considerably less. For those with other interests, there is the historic naval city of Plymouth, Devon&rsquo;s Roman capital; Exeter with its magnificent cathedral; the many famous coastal resorts including Torbay, and the serene countryside of North Devon - all accessible within an hour. Set alongside the River Teign on the western edge of Dartmoor, Dunsford Nature Reserve offers wildlife and scenery so rich and varied that you will want to visit many times, and in every season. Admire the large areas of oak woodland glades, bracken-covered valley slopes, exposed rocky outcrops and the River Teign, which supports an abundance of wildlife from butterfly to bluebells, fallow deer to pied flycatchers. Golf at Bovey Castle is 2 miles, the popular Miniature Pony Centre is 2&frac12; miles, Chagford is 5 miles and Exeter, 13 miles, Whatever the time of year, Moretonhampstead has something to offer! Shop 3&frac12; miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and bar area. Sitting room. Spacious dining room with ornamental ox-roasting spit and medieval muntin screen. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with central breakfast bar and tiled floor. Utility. Two steps up to playroom with TV (DVD use only) and DVD. Granite staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin beds on request), countryside views and en-suite shower room with toilet. Three double bedrooms, two with 5ft bed; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further double bedroom with 4ft bed (for +2 children). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed, sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with twin wash basins and toilet.. Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at &pound;3.50 per basket Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels includedTwo travel cotsHigh chairSatellite TVTV (DVD use only)DVDCDElectric double oven includedMicrowaveWashing machineTumble dryerDishwasherFridge/freezerWi-fiLarge, enclosed lawned garden with furnitureBarbecueAmple parkingCycle storeNatural water supply from springPets free of chargeNo smoking
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