The Old Post Office


2.7 miles SW of Bovey Tracey | Sleeps 6 + cot

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Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3


Bedroom 4


Nestled in the picture perfect village of Ilsington on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, The Old Post Office is perfectly located and exceptionally furnished making this cottage a really special place to stay.

No expense has been spared returning this cottage to its current glory. With elegant colour schemes, a luxurious roll-top bath and a Bang & Olufsen television, this property has been designed and lovingly prepared to offer you a truly luxury experience.

Your location is equally as special. The Old Post Office is within striking distance of the most famous tor on Dartmoor, Haytor, which makes a day rambling on the moors a must. Returning home to the treat of strolling around the corner to the welcoming village pub for a bite to eat is perfect!

Whether you've been exploring the moors, taking a trip to one or all of the nearby South Hams' villages and towns, or spending the day at one of the beautiful beaches nearby, returning to the luxury of The Old Post Office at the end of an action-packed day is a real treat.

The Old Post Office also has a compact enclosed courtyard which is ideal for sparking the barbecue up and dining al fresco. If you time it right, you will be treated to the bells ringing from the beautiful neighbouring church chiming on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, be sure not to miss them.

The Old Post Office only accommodates six, there is flexibility of beds.

The location is certainly a feature to this property. Not only are you staying within one of the most picturesque Dartmoor villages, your access to the A38 is exceptionally easy; exploring is made very simple and stress-free. Visiting some of the iconic and popular villages and towns such as Salcombe, Kingsbridge, Babbacombe, Dartmouth and Brixham is a doddle, and very much worthwhile as each of these beautiful places has something very special to offer.

You also have a fabulous selection of beautiful beaches within a reasonable car drive away. Teignmouth is a traditional seaside family beach with perfect sand for sandcastles, and there are several cafes along the promenade for fish and chips or an ice cream. Shaldon is a popular choice for a number of water sports including sailing, fishing, swimming, canoeing and rowing.

However why venture out at all when you are located within one of the most spectacular and sought-after locations, Dartmoor. With the numerous pubs and cafes littered throughout the moors, paddling in the streams and rambling aimlessly followed by a spot of lunch in a nearby pub is the perfect day out for all ages.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher

Utility-room with washing machine, tumble-drier, WC and wash-basin

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and en suite Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin

Second Floor

Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")

Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6"), leading to Bedroom 4

Bedroom 4 with double bed (4'6") (accessed from Bedroom 3)


  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Parking on road
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 150 yds
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH