The tiny church of St Michael de Rupe is perched on top of Brentor and can be seen for miles around. Moorside, one of a pair of cottages, is tucked away in a sheltered spot down a small unmade lane with Dartmoor on the doorstep. This gorgeous cottage has been refurbished and decorated with real flair, the interior is really quite contemporary yet retains a traditional feel. The sitting-room is stunning with a high ceiling, deep armchairs and sofas flanking the wood-burner, and floor to ceiling windows. The kitchen has modern fittings, high spec white goods, an induction hob and a breakfast-bar with the dining-room on the other side. The bedrooms are lovely and each has their own bath or shower-room.
The Owner appears to have thought of everything including making the house as green as possible with a ground source heat pump and solar panels; the under-floor heating is such a joy on bare feet when making a cup of tea in the morning. There is certainly a lot to do in the immediate area; for walkers and riders the moor is so close (the dog will love it), the little church needs to be explored and several National Trust houses are within an easy drive, particularly Buckland Abbey – former home of Sir Francis Drake in Buckland Monachorum. Cycle trails abound on Dartmoor and you can try your hand at tree-surfing in the nearby Tamar Valley or canoeing on the River Tamar, and Tavistock is certainly worth a visit with its daily Pannier market and some very good restaurants. And at the end of a busy day, the welcome and comfort of Moorside beckons.
Hall with utility-cupboard with washing machine and tumble-drier
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Step to Kitchen/Diner with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Sitting-room with TV/DVD player, CD player and wood-burner
Step to Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 2 years only)
- High chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Covered parking for 2 cars
- Telephone (incoming and local outgoing only)
- No smoking
- Pub 4 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full geothermal CH (partial under-floor)
The cottage is surrounded by a lovingly maintained garden.
Plenty of space for a relaxing meal around the dining-table.
The kitchen-area looking through to the sitting-room.
Looking down on the cottage and it's patio area.
Interesting ornaments are found throughout the cottage.
Plenty of books to read.
Relax with a glass of wine on the patio.
The lovely sitting-room.
Deep wooded valleys on the edge of the moor.
Bright colour in the garden.
Views of the moor from the garden.
The large garden.
The narrow lane to the cottage.
Passion flowers in the garden.
There is a path down from the garage to the cottage.
Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor.
The ground floor bathroom is opposite bedroom 1.
Old printing blocks.
The lovely garden.
Good view from bedroom 2.
The en-suite bathroom for bedroom 2.
A pretty patchwork quilt on the bed.
Looking into bedroom 2 from the landing.
The shower-room for bedroom 3.
The stone bridge at Dartmeet.
One of the single beds in bedroom 3.
Local landmark, the church of St Michael de Rupe perched on the top of Brentor.
The river Dart at Dartmeet.
Views of Dartmoor.
The carport with the cottage below. This is a dead end lane.
Coming across the moor towards Brentor.
Moorland ponies and their foals.
A small gate leads up on to the moor.
The dogs will love swimming in the numerous fast flowing rivers and streams found on the moor. This is Dartmeet.
The little church on top of the Tor with grazing cattle in the fields below.
Looking to the high moor behind the village of Mary Tavy.
A bubbling Dartmoor river.
Views of the high moor.