Nestled amongst the idyllic hills of rural Devon, Four Chimneys is a cob built, period cottage brimming with character, which offers peace and tranquility, but action and adventure is within striking distance.
Just a stone's throw from Dartmoor, it is located in the picturesque village of Bratton Clovelly and home to the highly recommended Clovelly Inn where a warm welcome, fine ales and good food awaits, a short walk away. The uphill climb is great for building up an appetite, though less able folk may appreciate a lift.
Following a day of exploration and adventure, retreating to Four Chimneys is a real pleasure. It boasts two sitting-rooms with inglenook fireplaces, and a well-equipped kitchen which leads straight onto the stylish patio and wonderful garden, full of wildlife and colour.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing break in a cosy welcoming retreat or an action packed holiday of hiking, angling and watersports, this luxurious property in its truly magical surroundings is guaranteed to make holidaying in this delightful place a real treat for all generations. Dogs are welcome.
Discovering and exploring this area is a must. The stunning landscape of Dartmoor National Park is unmissable with its wild ponies roaming amongst the numerous tors, neolithic tombs and Bronze Age stone circles. Why not try the three mile pack horse trail from your doorstep? Or perhaps something a little more up tempo is to your liking? If so, Roadford Lake, just six miles away, offers an array of watersports and a climbing wall.
The Atlantic surfing beaches of Bude and Widemouth, which boast fabulous family and dog-friendly sandy beaches, are only a short car journey away. Anglers are spoilt for choice!
A few other attractions and places of interest nearby include the Granite Way cycle trail, Meldon reservoir, Okehampton Castle, the market towns of Tavistock and Launceston and National Trust Lydford Gorge, Lanhydrock, Buckland Abbey and Cotehele.
However why leave the peace and tranquility of your beautiful back garden? The sun-trap patio, surrounded by terraced gardens and borders bustling with flowers and wildlife, is a real feature; the ideal spot to settle down with a good book and a glass of something tasty on a summer day or a cocktail or two at sundown.
The fabulous gardens are lovingly designed incorporating the various slopes and changing landscape, making them a real feature on the eye and great to explore. However, please be careful with little ones or those less steady on their feet as the slopes can be quite steep in some parts.
Whether it's a barbecue al fresco or whipping up a family feast in the spacious, well-equipped kitchen, feasting as kings is easy. There is an Aga at your disposal between the months of October to April (not in use in the warmer summer months).
Retiring to the cosy sitting-room and snuggling up in front of the glowing wood-burner for a film or board game is the perfect way to end the day for the whole party. As this fantastic family home has been designed and furnished with your ultimate enjoyment in mind, should you have the need for extra 'occasional sleeping', we are happy to discuss the use of a 'z' bed to accommodate that extra guest.
Four Chimneys is a beautiful property, set in the most picturesque and tranquil environment, a winning combination which guarantees the perfect rural retreat whatever the occasion.
Sitting-room 1 with Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD player and wood-burner
Sitting-room 2 with wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with gas hob, electric oven, oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine, tumble-drier and wash-basin, leading to Separate WC
3 steps to Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and 3 steps to en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6") and en suite Shower-room with shower and WC
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6") and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 has truckle beds but they are 3' wide and suitable for adults; the Aga is available between the months of October to April. Please take care in the tiered garden. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 3 cars
- Telephone (incoming calls and outgoing calls to landlines only) (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 400 yds
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
A wonderfully designed and fully equipped kitchen. Perfect for whipping up a feast.
The main sitting-room is the perfect place to retire to after a full day of exploration.
Swing open the bi-fold doors and step out of the kitchen onto the patio. Such a great space for dining al fresco.
The beautiful Four Chimneys nestles perfectly in this beautiful countryside.
The patio is a delightful sun-trap to while away the hours in perfect peace and tranquility.
Bedroom 2 is perfect for a good night's sleep.
The second sitting-room is a super stylish place to relax with a good book.
The main sitting-room boasts a fabulous wood-burner. Ideal for snuggling up and getting cosy.
The kitchen is home to a fabulous Aga. The Aga is only operational between October to April due to the volume of heat it creates.
The colourful and lovingly maintained garden is set over many tiers. Please be careful when enjoying the garden due to the tiered design and landscape.
The master bedroom is extremely light and spacious.
There are 3 steps down into the master bedroom from the landing, and then 3 steps up into the large en suite.
En suite to the master bedroom has a large bath and even larger walk-in shower.
This lovely landing area unites all the bedrooms. Peeking into bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2 is such a charming bedroom.
En suite shower-room to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 is a comfortable and spacious room.
Bedroom 4 offers this very inviting single bed which can be converted into a twin room should you have an eighth guest in your party.
Every detail in this house is stunning.
The lovingly manicured garden bursts with life and colour.
The garden which wraps around the house.
Your four-legged friends will have endless fun picking up the scents and trails left throughout this lovely enclosed garden.
Looking back at the house from the top of the garden.
The vantage point from the highest point in the garden treats you to views across the rolling countryside to Dartmoor.
The beautiful wood-burner is the perfect complement to a cosy night in.
The stairs lead up to the first floor from the second sitting-room.
Quirky and charming detail can be found throughout Four Chimneys.