Close to Dartmoor National Park, dog-friendly and with gorgeous, extensive grounds, this former hayloft is a delight: think roses around the door, beamed ceilings and a welcoming open fire. This first floor property shares an entrance hall with the Owners’ main house, but otherwise guests are entirely private. The comfortable living-room is charming; the bedroom has twin beds that can be made up as a double if preferred. Outside, guests can wander through the enchanting enclosed grounds, planted with trees and featuring two ponds, and can also enjoy the shared games-room with its full-sized snooker table, table-tennis and darts. If you prefer more energetic activity, outside there is an all-weather tennis court – and even a croquet lawn.
Ideally located for venturing forth on to Dartmoor, which is a short distance away, the cottage is also within easy reach of the unspoilt Tamar Valley and Cornwall beyond so you have the best of both counties to explore. The Owners request that care is taken with dogs around livestock, also that dogs are not left unattended in the property.
Shared Entrance hall
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and open fire. Electric cooker, microwave and fridge
Bedroom with ‘zip and link’ (king-size or 2'6" twin beds)
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Access to shared Games-room
Take care around the ponds.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 4 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- 2 electric halogen heaters and 1 electric convector heater
- Use of Owners’ washing machine
Roses around the cottage entrance in the spring. The door to the games-room is on the left (not shown).
The open fire in the sitting-area.
The grounds are enchanting.
What could be more welcoming than a cream tea on arrival?
The full-size billiard table can provide hours of enjoyment.
The very comfortable living-room.
The bedroom can be either a double or twin.
The full-size tennis court which guests are welcome to use.
First floor Forda Hayloft is on the left (the top floor windows) with a swing on the patio in front of the games-room.
The Owners' grounds have loads of lovely walks - and the arboretum is just right for exercising the dog.
There is lots of colour in the extensive grounds for most of the year.
One of the two pretty ponds, providing a secluded sitting-area in the grounds.
The arboretum has some quite rare trees.
The church on top of Brentor is a local landmark.
Dartmoor is on your doorstep so put on those boots and explore.
The outside of the games-room opposite the cottage.
The rear of the Owners' house, Forda Hayloft is on the right.
The front of the main house as you pull into the gravelled driveway.
Dartmoor ponies grazing on the moor.