The Apple Store is an idyllic romantic retreat for two. Nestled within the stunning Devon countryside and offering the most beautiful and uninterrupted views, this cosy little retreat is just the place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, so why not sit back and enjoy the finer things this lovely location has to offer. The fully enclosed patio-area provides the ideal place to spark up the barbecue and dine al fresco – safe in the knowledge that your four-legged friend can't treat him/herself to one of the magical nearby walks unaccompanied! After a full day of exploring your surroundings, returning to the toasty under-floor heating and cosy open plan living area is a very welcoming setting indeed; or maybe a quick shower before going for your dinner reservation at the prestigious Lewtrenchard Manor – just five minutes away – is the plan. The Apple Store is attached to the owner's farmhouse. This is a great bonus should you require help or guidance on how to maximise your enjoyment in this beautiful spot, however if total peace and quiet is what you require – say no more!
The Apple Store is located on a working farm which provides an array of activity and great spectator viewing. However, to don your walking boots and wander off into the countryside would be my suggestion, as the surrounding area is a real treat for those who enjoy a ramble in such unspoilt countryside. Or perhaps a more action-packed outing is what you seek. If so, you are only a short car journey away from the very popular Roadford Lake Country Park, which boasts a large activity centre. Why not hire a canoe or paddleboard or try your hand at sailing. The lake is well stocked with brown trout for the enthusiastic angler and fishing boats can also be hired from the activity centre. There are lovely walks around the lake and off-road cycle tracks. Dartmoor National Park and all its charms are within easy striking distance and if the National Trust's Lydford Gorge is on your 'to do' list, this is less than five miles away. The deepest river gorge in the south west, the spectacular 30 metre Whitelady Waterfall is a sight to behold. The ancient stannary town of Tavistock is nearby and the dramatic north Cornwall coast is within an hour's drive. After a full day of action and adventure, the cosy and welcoming delights of The Apple Store await. On a sunny evening, setting up camp in your patio courtyard with a barbecue sounds the perfect way to end the day, especially as your host offers a lovely selection of home-reared Red Devon beef, including steaks, burgers and sausages (on request); free-range eggs are available daily. Or if you prefer, crack open a bottle and whip up a feast for two in the fully-equipped kitchen and snuggle up on the couch for the evening. Whatever your preference, The Apple Store is perfectly placed for all.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and DVD player. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6'' twin) beds
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Shared Utility-room with washing machine
*Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Courtyard furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH and partial under-floor heating
The patio area is fully-enclosed, perfect for your four-legged friend, safe in the knowledge that they can't escape and go exploring solo (we hope!).
The delightful living area includes a well-equipped kitchen as well as a sitting and dining-area, the perfect social space.
This cosy retreat is set in idyllic countryside, with the most fabulous views across the valley from the bedroom (the bed can either be made up as a king-size double or small twins).
The super spacious shower-room has wonderful countryside views and the original windows - a lovely feature to add to the quirkiness of this unique retreat.
A wonderful place to dine al fresco in the sunshine with a glass or two of your favourite tipple.
All you could need for a comfortable getaway.
The kitchen is beautifully designed with creative touches added by the owner, such as the shelving - a nod to The Apple Store's past.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours.
The sun shines through the windows into this lovely room.
You may spot some of your neighbours, the owner's sweet ponies, through the window as you are doing the washing-up.
The kitchen is very well-equipped for your holiday needs.
With everything you could need to cook up and serve a scrumptious supper.
There are lovely touches throughout.
A nod to the surrounding farmland, where the owner keeps and breeds Red Devon Cattle.
The hallway link provides a great space to store coats and boots - perfect if you are planning on doing lots of walking, which this location is perfect for.
Looking through into the delightful bedroom.
The king-size bed can be made up as a double or twins, whichever you would prefer.
Glorious countryside views out of the bedroom window.
Dive into the comfy bed after a day on dramatic Dartmoor.
The large shower-room has wonderful countryside views and the original windows - a lovely feature to add to the quirkiness of this unique retreat.
Local soap provided by the lovely owner - It's the little touches that make the difference.
A long hot shower awaits you after an action-packed day of exploring.
Towels are, of course, provided.
This really is a super spacious room.
Throw open the patio doors and let the outside in.
Can you spot the cheeky neighbour?
Enjoy breakfast in the sunshine to set you up for the day.
Such a gorgeous setting - just look at that view.
The Apple Store is attached to the friendly but unobtrusive owner's farmhouse and has its own private area.
This is the owner's beautiful garden - which you are more than welcome to make use of - surrounded by glorious uninterrupted countryside.
Relax and drink in the beautiful view.
You will never tire of the vista.
The perfect place to have an afternoon snooze!
There are sun-loungers for you to make the most of too - as you can see, you may have some friendly company in the form of the owner's lovely dog and horse!
Here they are in all their glory - the Red Devon Cattle grazing on the farm.
The Apple Store is situated on working Ford Farm, nestled within stunning Devon countryside.
The driveway up to The Apple Store - what a way to begin your adventure!
Dartmoor stretches out in the distance - a must visit from here.
Dartmoor National Park and all its charms are within easy striking distance.
Will you spot any Dartmoor ponies out and about on your adventures?
Dramatic Dartmoor is definitely a must-visit.