This perfect rural idyll has everything to offer guests who are seeking to explore Devon from the comfort of an exemplary home-from-home base. Moorhayes used to be an old barn and has been thoughtfully converted, retaining character along with creating a feeling of space and luxury. The open plan living-room has travertine tiles, under-floor heating, Laura Ashley sofas, a wood-burner, an exceptional kitchen and full length, bi-fold doors; these open onto the patio and enclosed garden, a wonderful space to be come rain or shine – it is just like an infinity garden! Bring along your wine and books and be assured that the peaceful location and comfort of this stunning detached retreat will be all you need to recharge those batteries.
Easy to reach and yet off the beaten track, Moorhayes is just outside the little hamlet of Broadwoodkelly. From the country roads in this area you will get tempting glimpses of the high ground of the Dartmoor National Park with snow on the top of the dramatic granite Tors in the winter and great expanses of purple heather and yellow gorse through the spring and into the summer. Visit the National Trust's Castle Drogo at Drewsteignton for some culture and then set off across the moors for an adventure away from everyone else. Though set in mid-Devon this cottage is a straightforward drive up to the north Devon coast where you will find miles of wide sandy surfing beaches. If you decide to set off on foot, there is a network of local footpaths and country lanes to follow through this lovely unspoilt countryside. Pack yourselves a picnic and leave the car parked up.
Utility-room with washing machine, WC and wash-basin
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed (6') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
- Regret no pets
- Cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3.5 miles
- Picnic table
- Full under-floor heating
Moorhayes stands alone so your privacy is assured.
A view across from the dining-area towards the sitting-area.
The open plan living-room is a fantastic room for all to enjoy.
A view from the garden towards the open plan living-room - the bi-fold doors allowing sunshine to flood through.
Comfortable sofas surround the wood-burner.
A great kitchen perfect for preparing culinary treats.
The kitchen return provides ample working space.
Attention to detail is seen throughout Moorhayes.
Travertine tiles are light and very attractive, especially to the feet as it is warmed by under-floor heating.
This double bed (6') can be changed into two single beds (Bedroom 2).
The second bedroom is light and spacious and has a built-in wardrobe.
The romantic, large and spacious master bedroom boasts an en suite shower-room along with a 6' bed (Bedroom 1).
The master bedroom has built-in wardrobes and oak floors (Bedroom 1).
The lovely bathroom.
The en suite shower-room.
The entrance to Moorhayes is gated and the garden is enclosed.
The surrounding countryside is delightful.