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Lower Elsford Farm - Garden Cottage

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Lustleigh, near Bovey Tracey, Devon
Newly Listed
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms2
Pets0
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Description

Perfect for a family get away, this property boasts a shared swimming pool, games room and children’s play area, making it ideal for a family of all ages.

Lower Elsford Farm has an abundance of wildlife and jaw dropping views across Dartmoor National Park and the famous Lustleigh Cleave. The farm is complete with an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and children’s play area. There are four cottages within the complex, each has its own character and have been decorated and furnished to a good standard, with fluffy towels, toiletries and a welcome Dartmoor cream tea provided on arrival. These properties are in an ideal location for a holiday for family or friends, and can be booked together to accommodate larger parties. Each property has its own enclosed private seating area with a barbecue. Located in an excellent position, allowing you to explore not only the 32 acre grounds, but all parts of Devon, and in particular, the 368 square miles of Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its quaint villages, meandering streams, dramatic scenery, wild ponies and varied wildlife. The grounds include an ancient stone row, 5 acres of rough moorland, two ponds and a tumbling stream.
Lower Elsford is bordered to the west by Woodland Trust and Dartmoor National Park Woods. Indigenous oak trees are covered with lichen, demonstrating the purity of the air; whilst water is provided by the farm’s own natural Dartmoor spring. Views from the fields are magnificent, stretching over the moor to Hound Tor and Haytor Rocks, and on a clear day as far as the coast at Berry Head, with glimpses of the sea. Wildlife abounds, including a badger set, deer, foxes, buzzards, and in season the bluebells and snowdrops flourish. Time does not seem to move quite so fast down here. Peace and tranquillity is the speciality, whilst Lower Elsford Farm is still within easy travelling distance of many local attractions. Guests are free to help themselves to any eggs they find, courtesy of the farm’s resident chickens. There are two reservoirs within a mile of Lower Elsford Farm both offering either pike or trout fishing. Permits for Trenchford Reservoir are available from the self service kiosk at Kennick whilst at Kennick Reservoir, the stunning Dartmoor water is stocked weekly with rainbow trout and blue trout. There are also boats for hire, but booking is essential. Permits can be purchased from the permit hut. Dartmoor served as the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s classic novels Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, and as the backdrop for the film, War Horse. Dartmoor has the largest number of archaeological remains in Europe. So if it is stone circles, menhirs, stone crosses and ancient villages that get you excited, look no further. Located within Dartmoor National Park, the farm is listed in the Domesday Book. There has been a settlement here for at least 600 years. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room:
With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
3 steps down to...
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and bluetooth stereo speakers.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and bidet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 2:
With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Economy 7 central heating (oil central heating in living room) included. Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue.

Electricity, bed linen, towels and high-speed Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Shared games room with pool table, snooker table, table tennis, table football, Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and selection of books. Shared 32-acre unspoilt natural and landscaped grounds with woodland. Shared children’s play area. Shared heated indoor swimming pool (9m x 3.8m, depth 1.2m, open 8am-8pm) with shower and changing facilities. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond and stream in the grounds, 30 yards away. The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Newly Listed Property
    Newly Listed Property
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Childrens Play Area
    Childrens Play Area
  • Active Family Holidays
    Active Family Holidays

Customer Comments

  • 9

    02/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    Very comfortable, renovated, perfectly equipped cottage, spotlessly clean, warm welcome, our children loved the games-room, the indoor pool and collecting eggs in the morning - would recommend without hesitation


  • 10

    25/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    A most splendidly equipped and modern holiday home, that still has a cottage feel. We all had space and room to relax and the sitting room was very comfortable. Clean linen and towels, clean throughout when we arrived and everything you need for your own cleaning with a modern washer and dryer. The setting is truly Devon at its best. Great views from the torr buzzard hill, with plenty of great acres to walk should you wish to. Nature is on your door step, wild birds in the orchard infringement of our door was captivating. The overriding sound was the gentle wisp of the wind, the buzz of insects and the birds, fabulous. The pool is great to relax in and we used it everyday. Our hosts were most attentive and could not do enough to make sure all was good for us, and it was. We even had two weeks of good weather. Truly splendid.


  • 10

    03/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    Exceptionally clean and comfortable with good quality kitchenware/dining and bed linen enhanced by lots of little touches such as a welcome basket of scones and drink, toiletries and lots of toys and books to keep the kids amused should it rain - collecting eggs for breakfast one morning was especially unusual and much appreciated. Topping that we had wonderful weather - 100% perfect holiday.


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