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Root House

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Ashburton, near Totnes, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
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Set in a peaceful location, on the edge of Dartmoor, and with easy access to ample activities.

Sat on the edge of Dartmoor, this 150 year old barn conversion is attached to the owner’s home and is an ideal base for families, walkers, foodies, beach addicts and adventurers. With easy access to the A38, this cottage is perfect for day trips out exploring Dartmoor and the South Hams. Set in a very peaceful location, the property has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Ashburton has plenty of independent shops to wander around including antiques, award-winning delis, pubs and fantastic restaurants. There are also events on throughout the year so it is worth checking what is on before you come. There is much to do locally with Buckfast Abbey 4 miles away and Totnes and Dartington Hall only 8 miles away. The Southwest Coast path is 14 miles away along with local beaches. Both Exeter with its stunning cathedral and Plymouth, with the National Marine Aquarium and Barbican are within easy driving distance, 25 miles. There are many activities available locally, including canoeing on the River Dart, high ropes, carriage driving courses, fishing, walking and the unusual activity of letter boxing. There are many exciting spots for bird watchers, and look out for deer and Dartmoor ponies close to the property. The extensive coastline of the southwest peninsula offers endless opportunities to enjoy watersports, surfing or just a day at the seaside. There is plenty to do locally for children and the young at heart, including the otter and butterfly sanctuary 1 mile, River Dart Country Park 1 mile, the rare breed petting farm 8 miles, Pennywell Farm 3 miles and Woodlands theme park 12 miles, Dartmoor Zoo, made famous by the film ’We bought a Zoo’, 20 miles to name but a few. The busy market town of Newton Abbot is close by and a visit to Widecombe-in-the-Moor is a must. There are many National Trust properties within driving distance. The owner also offers stabling to customers at an additional cost. Beach 14 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground Floor:
Living room:
With Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With double bed and en-suite with bath, shower attachment, toilet and Velux window (Jack and Jill shared with bedroom 2).
Bedroom 2: With bunk beds.

Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Enclosed garden (shared with owner). 1 dog welcome, must be kept on a lead at all times. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. Stabling on request (at cost). No smoking.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Wifi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    We only booked less than a month before our trip. We got a discount on the regular price. The cottage was easy to find once we had the final details from the owners who live next door. Lovely little cottage with shared garden space for the kids to play in. Nicely equipped for a small cottage and comfortable. Overall a really nice stay. Ideal to explore Dartmoor and close to Darlington, Totnes, Dartmouth

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    Great location and lovely countryside and places to visit

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8.7 out of 10 – based on 3 reviews collected by Reevoo
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