Stunning can be an over-used term but Ida Cottage really lives up to the description. Under-floor heating throughout, toasty slate-flooring downstairs and oak-flooring upstairs, the sitting/dining-room has a wood-burner and attractive furnishings, grey with flashes of burnt orange. There is an up-to-the-minute kitchen and three beautiful en suite bedrooms; crisp white linen and soft-hued throws, each an oasis of calm – just the sound of birdsong and the burble of the river.
All this and much more, the outside area (shared with neighbouring Lena Cottage) is not only beautiful, it is fully equipped to entertain the whole family. With a fabulous trampoline, a pair of goal posts placed sensibly in oodles of space, to a delightful picnic bench to enjoy a touch of al fresco dining on. There is even a separate games area offering table-tennis and table-football open to all guests but will be loved by the children whilst the adults sit around the fire spit and enjoy meeting new friend! There is something to entertain the whole family right on your doorstep.
In the same family for 150 years, Grade II Listed Wringworthy Farm, mentioned in the Domesday Book, is set in a gorgeous spot in Dartmoor National Park.
Dating back to the early 1500s, it was once the home of Sir Francis Drake's great niece, Elizabeth Drake, who lived there in the 17th Century with her husband, the local squire William Cake.
Set in 75 acres of farmland with sheep grazing, Ida Cottage, Lena Cottage (3292) and Giles Cottage (3856) are all beautiful cottages named after family members. There are some splendid walks along the River Burn which borders one side of a large meadow and even a secret pool where you can paddle on summer days (do take care with children by the water).
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen with electric range cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5'3'') and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3') and en suite Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Shared Games-room with table-tennis and table-football
There are three steps into the sitting/dining-room; take care with children around the river; dogs must be kept on leads around livestock. Please note the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this property, however there are a number of charging points locally.
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 6 months only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- Full CH (partial under-floor)
Ida Cottage is simply gorgeous.
The sitting/dining room.
The well equipped kitchen provides plenty of equipment to conjour up a family feast.
Bedroom 1 provides the perfect space for a great nights sleep.
The river burbles away just on the edge of the meadow which borders the properties. The perfect spot to relax in the sun with a drink.
This is such a gorgeous room which leads out to the superb grounds through the patio doors.
The seating area has floor to ceiling glazed patio doors.
A hand made wooden staircase goes up to the bedrooms above
En-suite to bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 also offers a splendid en-suite.
En-suite to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 is a superb twin room.
En-suite to bedroom 3.
Ida's front door.
Ida is a gorgeous cottage looking out over serene countryside and with a shared courtyard to the rear. Giles Cottage sits next door.
The pretty river is ideal for a quick paddle.
This gorgeous hamlet of cottages is surrounded by beautiful countryside and woodland.
Sit back and watch a live game of football, that's if you're not taking part of course!
Or you could bounce the day/night away, all good fun on your doorstep. Especially for the children!
Sitting out in the sunshine in this perfect spot will take some beating.
This rural idyll is the perfect place for peace and tranquility with just the occasional bleat of a sheep or neigh of a horse from the nearby field.
The bluebells are magnificent in spring.
The outhouse games room is great for some family fun time. This is shared with the other two cottages.
Let the games begin!
The ancient Pannier Market in Tavistock takes place every Tuesday and Saturday.
Pretty Tavistock has some lovely riverside walks.
Captivating Dartmoor is waiting to be explored.
Walk, run or cycle, Dartmoor is stunning throughout the year.
Dramatic Lydford Gorge.