Moorhayes stands alone so your privacy is assured.
A view across from the dining-area towards the sitting-area.
A view from the garden towards the open plan living-room - the bi-fold doors allowing sunshine to flood through.
The open plan living-room is a fantastic room for all to enjoy.
This double bed (6') can be changed into two single beds (Bedroom 2).
A great kitchen perfect for preparing culinary treats.
The kitchen return provides ample working space.
Attention to detail is seen throughout Moorhayes.
Travertine tiles are light and very attractive, especially to the feet as it is warmed by under-floor heating.
Comfortable sofas surround the wood-burner.
The second bedroom is light and spacious and has a built-in wardrobe.
The romantic, large and spacious master bedroom boasts an en suite shower-room along with a 6' bed (Bedroom 1).
The master bedroom has built-in wardrobes and oak floors (Bedroom 1).
The lovely bathroom.
The en suite shower-room.
The entrance to Moorhayes is gated and the garden is enclosed.
The surrounding countryside is delightful.

Moorhayes

2671

6.5 miles N of Okehampton / Sleeps 4 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Red Lion Exbourne (2 ½ miles)

A traditional pub in the heart of the village. It's a great place to visit for decent beer but sadly no longer serves food.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2017

Great pub, and they serve a fantastic Sunday lunch - highly recommended!

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (18 miles)

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

Nearest walk

Broadwoodkelly Walk (¾ mile)

A four mile ramble on quiet country lanes, tracks and footpaths over fields (watch out for the mud in inclement weather!) Full route details are available on the Web site and limited parking is available outside the church or village hall.

Nearest town

Winkleigh (2 ¾ miles)

A vibrant village community set midway-ish between Dartmoor and Exmoor. Winkleigh was voted ' the best place for families to live in England and Wales' in September 2011 and has a wealth of history and interest to explore.

Also nearby

The Granite Way (7 miles)

This cycle and walking route runs for 11 miles between Lydford and Okehampton along a disused railway line. The route forms part of the National Cycle network with Okehampton the most popular start point where bicycles can be hired locally. The off road track has the advantage of being mostly traffic free. Meldon Viaduct offers spectacular views across the moors.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Allen March 2018

Ahh the sound of traffic!

I love walking, but I couldn't wait to get off this one. We made it from Okehampton to the Meldon Viaduct before abandoning The Granite Way and heading to the moors - it was the only way to escape the A30's roaring traffic! The subsequent walk through the valley to Meldon reservoir and over the moors to Shortacombe was great though!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Mearns September 2015

Kid friendly cycle

Start from the station where you can hire bikes ( we bought our own) there is a youth hostel there in case you need to pick up basic supplies like chocolate and water! I did this with my 5 year old boy- it was not great weather but we cycled to meld on viaduct and back in less than an hour ( total of about 4 miles) and it was enjoyed by both of us - some lovely views and a nice safe easy ride- the only bit on the road is from the very quiet station to the start of the path ( we did this on a rainy day in August)


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe February 2015

Great for the average cyclist

The cycleway starts at the old Okehampton Station (you can park right there) and is very easy to follow. There are a few gentle hills - nothing that strenuous - so it really is suitable for all ages and abilities. The scenery is beautiful - I'd recommend stopping off at the Bearslake Inn for a swift refreshment! - and it's very easy for an averagely fit cyclist to ride from Okehampton down to Lydford Gorge and back in around 4 hours with time for stop offs.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Warburton November 2011

From Okehampton station join the Granite Way Walk (cycle route 27) which follows the Dartmoor railway line. It is predominantly tarmac so no dirty puddles to avoid and ideal for bike riders of all ages, with only gentle inclines. A comfortable 3 mile walk will take you to Meldon Viaduct which gives stunning views over the moor and Meldon Reservoir Dam. Another mile or so gets you to the reservoir. At the Viaduct there is a converted railway carriage which provides a small cafe - seems only to be open at weekends which is a real shame as mid week in half term there were plenty of walkers and cyclists who I'm sure would have stopped for a welcome cuppa !

RHS Rosemoor (11 miles)

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

Half Moon Inn (7 ¼ miles)

Set in the Torridge Valley this atmospheric pub offers a wide ranging menu and is well placed for great outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, horse riding and fishing.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Stannard Moore November 2020

Fabulous meal!

We had a fabulous meal! I had a spinach and chick pea curry and my husband had a burger. Both melas were fabulous, the children loved the kids menu and we all devoured our desserts!! Such a pretty village, we felt very COVID secure and wished we had time to come back again for another meal. We'll definitely be back again when we're in the area.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Slim November 2019

Just Fabulous

Wonderful food; friendly hospitality, lovely country Inn. Not to be missed.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Burmester July 2011

Excellent for lunches. Also good walking in the vicinity.

Farmer Luxtons Farm Shop (6 ½ miles)

Local produce, keeping food miles to a minimum.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bishop August 2011

Farmer Luxtons Friendly First Class Food

Stuart Luxton and his family and team pride themselves on quality produce, properly hung meat and friendly, knowledgeable service. Purchasing meat from here isn't just a trip to the butchers, but a truly first class customer service experience. Sellers of veg, pies, proper butter, milk, ice-cream etc, we would thoroughly recommend Farmer Luxtons.

Halsdon Woods and Nature Reserve (5 ¾ miles)

Several kilometres of track wend their way through this 142-acre reserve. Start from one of the two car parks for various circular routes that take in woodland, fields and the banks of the River Torridge

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2020

Lovely Walk with views

This is a great walk especially for dogs to run free. Can be steep in places but these can be avoided if needed.
However it is further than the suggestion states and is nearer 12miles / 30min drive from Grasscott .


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Douglas-Mann August 2017

Through the woods and along the banks of the Torridge.

An old ruined mill covered in ivy, a pebbly beach by the side of the river to skim stones, and a trail up into the woods and along old, beaten paths through this nature reserve looked after by Devon Wildlife Trust makes this a perfect outing to observe our beautiful Devon countryside. Our walk took about two hours, perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll. There are hides ranged around the reserve from which to view the wildlife.

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