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 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
There are three steps into the sitting/dining-room; take care with children around the river; dogs must be kept on leads around livestock.
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 1 year only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- Full CH (partial under-floor)
Ida Cottage is gorgeous inside and out.
The sitting/dining room.
The well equipped kitchen provides plenty of equipment to conjour up a family feast.
This is such a gorgeous room which leads out to the superb grounds through the patio doors.
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.
The seating area has floor to ceiling glazed patio doors.
A hand made wooden staircase goes up to the bedrooms above
Bedroom 1 provides the perfect space for a great nights sleep.
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.
The pretty river is ideal for a quick paddle.
This is a great location.
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.
The rear of the cottages with Ida on the left and Lena on the right.
Sheep and horses graze in the fields beyond.
The front door of Lena Cottage.
Such tranquil and beautiful grounds.