The Thatched House, Dartmoor
A beautiful detached 300 year old listed house surrounded on three sides by it's own stunning private garden. A haven for families with kids and small groups of adults and on the edge of the lovely village of Dunsford on Dartmoor.
The Thatched House, Dartmoor
A super pretty cob and thatched detached house offering a good level of privacy surrounded by it's own large and extremely pretty mature grounds with apple, pear and cherry trees on the edge of the extremely lovely Devon village of Dunsford, on the eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park and up the road from the River Teign.
This listing is for the entire property so you will have full exclusive use of all the space and amenities.
The house is ideal for a family or small group of adults holidaying together and is set up for six people.
The space on offer is as follows:-
Entrance hall/study with desk space and ample hanging space for coats and hats.
Box single bedroom with built in short single bed, small chest of drawers and hooks for hanging clothes.
Beautiful sitting room with lovely views of the garden, a pair of sofas, coffee table and occasional chair, beautiful granite lined inglenook fireplace with remote controlled gas stove, TV and DVD/BluRay player with Smart TV to access your Netflix and Amazon accounts and catch up TV. Stairs to first floor.
Hall/playroom with lovely flagstone floor and french windows flowing to the garden, steps to kitchen and door to bathroom. An array of toys and books to keep the little ones happy plus an X box with games and a DVD collection.
Bathroom with modern suite including bath and separate large shower enclosure and basin unit plus WC.
Fully equipped kitchen with flagstone floor and country style painted kitchen units with hardwood worktops, beautiful antique Chinese painting table offering comfortable dining for six, Rayburn (switched off in the Summer), built in oven, hob and extractor, fridge freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, blender, kettle, toaster etc. Stable door out to covered veranda and the lovely mature private garden. Gas BBQ.
Bedroom with king size bed and built in wardrobe and armchair, with lovely views of the garden and further afield.
Second bedroom with double bed, built in wardrobe and armchair, with lovely views over the lane to the fields beyond.
Third bedroom with single bed and built in wardrobe, with views over the
drive to the extensive garden.
We welcome small children and can provide a highchair and travel cot on request. We also have a camp bed if needed.
There are plenty of things for the kids to do plus lots of lovely space for the adults to relax and enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine.
Set in the Teign Valley, this is an amazing spot for a number of outdoor activities. There are walks from the doorstep, bike trails, fishing, canoeing, rock climbing, horse riding and golf. Haldon Forest, 20 minutes away, is a great woodland park for off road cycling, and cycle and Segway hire is also available. There are many golf courses in the National Park, including the glorious Bovey Castle, Teign Valley and Stover. Horse riding on the moor can be easily arranged to suit all capabilities, this is fantastic area to ride in. Dartmoor is 95,400 hectares of open access land, great for climbing, letter boxing or just to stroll across the wonderful moorland to see the ponies. Dawlish Warren, a 25-minute drive, has sand dunes, swimming, moorings and the usual seaside treats, whilst Exmouth, 40 minutes away, has a long sandy beach with many amenities and is popular with kitesurfers and for rock pooling too. There are several National Trust properties within a short distance from the house too.
A short walk away are the village shop and post office and the local pub The Royal Oak. Also within easy reach are the beautiful tea rooms at the Walled Garden and the brand new play park and the thriving village hall.
Approximately fifteen minutes drive or 30 minute bus journey away is the cathedral city of Exeter which offers cinemas, shops, cafes, restaurants and theatres. Half and hour drive takes you on the wilds of the high moor of Dartmoor or to the beaches of Teignmouth or Dawlish Warren.
The house is an ideal base to explore the attractions of the wider area such as the lovely coastal towns and villages of the South Hams or the stunning surfing beaches of North Devon and Cornwall, or stick closer by and take one of many walks from the house which loop back to the village with stunning views of the Teign Valley. Or visit the nearby charming villages of Christow, Bridford, Trusham, Lower Ashton or Doddiscombsleigh which offer superb village pubs.
A few miles from the house you will find Canonteign Falls, the highest waterfall in England with lakes, childrens' play areas, assault courses and a cafe.
Nearby also are an abundance of wild swimming spots and river fed or heated outdoor pools such as in Bovey Tracey, Chagford, Chudleigh, Moretonhampstead and Topsham. All within thirty minutes drive.
To be honest, there is too much to mention to see and do in the immediate or wider area!
There are lots of kids toys and activities which will hopefully keep younger holidaymakers happy and occupied, so their parents get to enjoy themselves too! If you have any specific requirements or requests please just get in touch.
More than happy to answer any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Complete private use of the house and grounds.
Other things to note
The house is very old and therefore has low ceilings in some of the rooms and large beams which restrict head height in some of the rooms.
- No fires in the garden because of the thatch
One dog is permitted free of charge. Extra dogs are allowed at an extra cost each of £25 for a weekend or £50 for a week booking. Dogs are not allowed upstairs or in the furniture and guests are required to clean up after them please.