This beautiful little cottage is a fantastic Dartmoor bolthole for guests looking for a break from routine. Snuggled in beside the other cottages surrounding Widecombe in the Moor's picturesque village green, Ned's Nook is named after a local character who lived here for many years, and who played the fabled 'Uncle Tom Cobley' in the annual Widecombe Fair celebrations.
The cottage is a welcoming and cosy retreat for a couple and a dog to explore the endless walking options with your very own private parking space to the rear of the property. A pretty little enclosed courtyard leads through to the galley-style kitchen, which cleverly utilises a single ring hob and microwave to make the most of the space - if you fancy a more elaborate meal, fear not; the cottage is just steps away from a fabulous tea shop (open for hearty breakfasts as well as delicious lunches and cream teas) and there are two pubs serving food within walking distance, offering the perfect excuse not to cook!
Open tread stairs lead up to the comfortable sitting-room/bedroom which is prettily furnished in restful tones and gives a wonderful vantage point across the green, where free-range sheep, ponies and cattle can often be seen, towards the ancient church. A separate dressing-area and contemporary shower-room complete the small but perfectly formed living space.
The village is one of the oldest on Dartmoor and is a delightful and friendly place with a cluster of higgledy-piggledy stone cottages. Tucked into a lush green valley, the moor rises up on all sides providing a dramatic backdrop. You can walk for miles from the doorstep; perhaps a gentle riverside stroll one day and a more challenging uphill 'tor bagging' or letterboxing the next - the choice is yours!
There are plenty of activities on offer in this delightful area, only two minutes walk away is the local tennis court which you have access to, or why not cycle there and beyond on one of the numerous cycle trails. The Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre is just a few miles away at Haytor, and you can even arrange rock climbing adventures or trekking on Clydesdale horses nearby if you wish.
Further afield, the market town of Tavistock is perfect for spending a day browsing the independent shops and pannier market, or the Devon Guild of Craftsmen at Bovey Tracey is worth a visit. The coast is half an hour's drive at Teignmouth for a bucket and spade day, but we're sure you'll be hurrying back to the gentler pace of life at your beautiful Dartmoor retreat!
Kitchen/Diner with single ring induction hob, combination microwave and fridge
Sitting-room/Bedroom with TV/DVD player, double bed (4'6"), Dressing-area and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
This property is not suitable for children or the less mobile.
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 2 years only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 100 yds
- Patio furniture
- 3 electric thermostatic radiators
The calm and comfortable open plan sitting/bedroom
The galley style kitchen/diner.
There is a little enclosed patio by the front door at the rear of the cottage.
Stairs go up to the sitting/bedroom above.
The front of Ned's has a large picture window. Note guests enter through the back door, not the front
An eclectic mix of reading choices.
The bright modern shower-room
The open tread staircase up to the sitting/bedroom.
Quirky touches are found throughout the cottage.
Crisp white linen on the bed.
There is a small dressing area in front of the shower-room.
The cosy sitting/bedroom.
The owner, who lives next door when in the country, is a wine importer, so perhaps you may be able to sample some of his wares
White fluffy towels are provided.
Nearby Haytor up on the moor.
The parking is in front of the cottage, beside The Old Inn car park and to the right of the grey water butt shown in the photograph.
Looking across from Ned's to the Church of St Pancras, known as the Cathedral of the Moor.
It is worth looking around the Church of St Pancras.
The village is in its own little valley with the moors sloping up and away in all directions.