Tucked away on a sheltered plateau overlooking beautiful Bicton Wood and the distant moors beyond, this rural paradise is a superb location for those who love peaceful countryside and an abundance of wildlife. There are birds galore to sit and spot, comical squirrels who play around the grounds and gentle deer who creep out of the woods to graze at the tree line. Christmas Cottage is set quite apart from the Owners' home and [Sivel Cottage (3006)](http://www.classic.co.uk/holiday-cottage/desc-3006.html"Sivel Cottage") and sits tranquilly amongst their abundantly planted and lovingly tended gardens and surrounding 20 acres. Furnished to a very high standard and extremely comfortable, the cottage has reverse accommodation so the wooden-floored, open plan living-room, with two Juliet balconies, makes the most of the far reaching views.
The sitting-area has comfortable sofas, a wood-burner effect electric stove (all the advantages of a wood-burner without the mess!) and a stylish, fully equipped kitchen and dining-area. There is a wide, slate-floored entrance hallway on the ground floor leading to a big utility-room, great for storing wetsuits, surfboards, buckets and spades and walking gear. There is an inner hallway, with the two beautifully decorated bedrooms separated by the family bathroom. The Owners and delightful Blue, their friendly golden Labrador, are happy to welcome a well-behaved dog at Christmas Cottage. There is an enclosed, private courtyard which catches the morning sun and plenty of space along the private driveway for children's bicycles and outdoor games. A circular walk down through the trees and along the valley is perfect for dog walking or nature spotting, with benches to sit and enjoy the woods. Although located off the beaten track, there is plenty to see and do both locally and further afield. Nearby Siblyback Lake is a famous beauty spot, with fishing, bird watching and watersports all on offer. Both Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor, with their abundance of breathtakingly scenic walks, wild ponies and ancient stone circles, are easy to reach. Access to the coasts is unexpectedly easy, with pretty fishing and sailing harbours only a half hour's drive to the south and the rugged coastline and surfing beaches of the north coast less than an hour away.
Utility-room with small freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5’)
Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (6’ double or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner effect electric stove. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
The travel cot only fits in Bedroom 2.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Courtyard furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH
Christmas Cottage is tucked away amid 20 acres of sheltered grounds, overlooking beautiful Bicton Woods and Dartmoor in the far distance.
The comfy sitting-room with the kitchen/diner beyond.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed
The dining-area divides the kitchen and sitting areas.
The sheltered courtyard beside the cottage.
Deep sofas to relax in.
Looking into the sitting-room from the kitchen/diner.
Pretty flowers from the garden add a splash of fresh colour.
A welcoming cream tea awaits on arrival.
The chic black kitchen units reflect a lot of light.
The kitchen-area looks out over shrubs and trees.
Lots of little extras are provided.
The bedrooms look out over the drive and woodland beyond.
Pretty cushions and lamps add charm.
The family bathroom separates the two bedrooms.
Looking towards the distant views (just visible even on a dismal day!)
Colourful hydrangeas line the driveway.
Local hand-made soaps are provided.
Bedroom 2 has plenty of light.
Bedroom 2 has 'zip and link' beds (shown here made up as a 6' double).
Each room is beautifully presented.
The spacious hallway leads to the utility-room.
Brollies and walking sticks for guests to use.
Plenty of books to keep guests occupied.
There is plenty of parking right next to the cottage.
Cheerful painted fencing around the courtyard.
Colourful planting in the courtyard.
Planters filled with pretty plants.
The driveway passes Christmas Cottage to the parking-area beyond.
The setting is truly stunning all year round. The autumn colours shouldn't be missed
The woodland walks are just as stunning in the autumn!
You couldn't ask for a more magical setting