The Forge is single-storey and has its own small patio-area to one side. Very warm and cosy inside, this is a pretty cottage (watch the step down to the bedrooms). The kitchen looks over the little patio and the sitting-room has a warming wood-burner. There is some exposed stonework and the original beamed ceilings. A cot and highchair are available on request.
Leigh Farm cottages are set in the beautiful Teign Valley on the south eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park. Close to Bovey Tracey, known as the gateway to Dartmoor, these are peaceful cottages tucked away in their own small hidden valley. With 60 acres of farmland to explore, the Owners have a small herd of alpacas and there are often sheep grazing on their land.
The wildlife here is wonderful, particularly for bird watching with lots of less common species nesting on the land. There is a pretty water-course running through the courtyard which bubbles down past a barbecue-area to a wildlife pond.
Each cottage is quite separate and very comfortably furnished. The Forge and The Cob (2676) are side by side looking over the delightful grounds. Each has its own small sitting-out area and guests are welcome to explore the rest of the grounds but take care that dogs are on a lead around livestock. The Granary (2760) is more private, set up above the other two cottages with an individual balcony.
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV/DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (one 2'6" and recommended for children only)
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Access to shared Laundry-room with washing machine and fridge/freezer
Take care with children near the wildlife pond.
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 2 years only)
- Cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture (shared) and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Looking across to The Forge, The Cob (not shown) is on the left.
Breakfast in the kitchen/dining-room.
The pretty wildlife pond and views beyond - (take care with toddlers as the pond is unfenced).
The wood-burner gives a focal point to the sitting-room.
The sitting-room windows look out over the stream.
Pots and pans in the kitchen.
Comfy sofas in the sitting-room.
The lovely bed in Bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 - one of the beds is only suitable for children being 2'6".
A pretty stream runs down in front of the cottages (take care with toddlers).
The comfortable sitting-room has a cosy wood-burner.
The grounds are full of bright flowers in the summer months.
The pretty stream and small pond outside the cottages (take care with children).
This is a truly magical setting in a pretty valley.
Looking down at the cottages on a misty morning.
The Forge has a tiny patio with a bench outside the front door, which is surrounded by Virginia creeper in the spring.
The Forge is in the foreground with The Cob beyond.
The cottages are surrounded by gorgeous countryside.
This is a lovely part of Dartmoor.
Looking across to the barns opposite.
The entrance into Leigh Farm.
The gravelled path and stream in front of the cottages - you cannot get a car along here. There is a designated car park beyond the cottages for several cars.
Welcome to Leigh Farm.
The Forge (single storey) is to the right of The Cob with the farmhouse behind - lived in by the owners.
These storage barns are opposite the cottages. The door to the shared laundry-room is on the left of the larger building.