Drive down narrow south Devon tree-lined lanes, cross a small stone bridge (the eponymous Gara Bridge) and then suddenly you are there. Steps lead up to Moon River; a light, sunny, two bedroom, reversed level house surrounded by woods and with the river burbling away down the hill. The open plan living-room is perfect for you all to settle down and enjoy a meal or cosy up to the wood-burner. Outside is a pretty patio-area and a small paddock where the kids can let off steam. To cap it all, across the gravelled courtyard is a heated indoor swimming pool (complete with two swim jets and massage spa) for the sole use of guests at the cottage. So relax, unwind and enjoy this lovely cottage.
South Devon has so much to offer visitors – long sandy beaches, cliff walks along the coastal path, pretty little villages full of thatched cottages all higgledy piggledy on narrow streets and many interesting towns such as Totnes, Dartmouth or Kingsbridge; all of which is within an easy drive from Moon River. So you can have a picnic and bucket and spade day out, or a river trip on the Dart from Dartmouth to Totnes and come back on the Dart Valley steam train. There are some great farm shops in the area, one of the best being Riverford Farm Shop, and of course there are country pubs, beach cafes and many other delights all to be explored. The nearest sandy beach is hidden gem Wonwell and Mothercombe beach is eight and half miles away. So load up the kids and the dog, and come on down to Devon for that perfect country holiday.
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6") with en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Utility-area with washing machine
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Access to Pool-room with 2 changing-rooms and WC
- Dogs welcome (2 medium-sized dogs over 2 years only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Indoor swimming pool
- Parking for 2 cars in shared area
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
The front of this lovely property is approached by five steps.
The indoor heated pool. There's a wave boost at one end of the pool to swim against.
Looking from the living-room towards the kitchen and dining area. The door leads out to the patio and up to the meadow from the kitchen.
The patio is found outside the kitchen door with the meadow beyond. What a fabulous place to sit and dine al-fresco.
The pool-house is across the gravelled parking-area from the cottage.
Lovely open plan setting.
The dining-table at the end of the living-room and beyond that the stairs down to the ground floor bedrooms and bathroom.
Well equipped kitchen.
Cosy up around the wood-burner on cool evenings.
The French-style wood-burner throws out some delightful heat.
Bedroom one is a delightfully spacious room.
Ensuite to bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2. What an attractive twin room.
Moon River from the lane as you turn in.
You can also sit out in front of the cottage as well as on the raised patio above,
The house name is visible from the lane outside.
Gara Bridge just down the road.
Looking out from the kitchen door.
The pool is a great all year round treat.
The changing area in the pool house.