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The Old Post Office


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Down St Mary, near Crediton, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
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Located in the heart of Devon, this cottage has a lovely outside area where you can enjoy the countryside views.

This Grade II listed, semi-detached former post office has many original features from its period, with Gothic influences and now has all of the conveniences for contemporary living. The Old Post Office was originally an estate workers cottage from the mid 1800s, that then became the village post office. Located in the quiet village of Down St Mary in the heart of Devon, the cottage has plenty of living space and a lovely outside area which overlooks the local churchyard and the countryside beyond. From the village, there are plenty of walks into the surrounding countryside to be enjoyed, including the Two Moors Way, and the cottage is ideally located for visiting all of the delights that Devon has to offer. A railway station can be found 1 mile away (on the Tarka Line) with frequent services to Exeter and Barnstaple. Exeter is easily reached and has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and, of course, its historic cathedral. Both the north and the south coasts can be visited from here, and they both offer very different characteristics. Both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks are accessible and provide walking for all abilities, as well as the stunning scenery. There are a number of National Trust properties in the area, most notably, Castle Drogo and Arlington Court. The wonderful RHS gardens at Rosemoor are certainly worth a visit, as is the Dartington Crystal Factory - both of these attractions are based at Great Torrington. There is golf, fishing and horse riding all available in the local area and cycle hire can be arranged on the Tarka Trail. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

Ground Floor:
Living room 1: With multi-fuel burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Living room 2.
Dining room: With wooden floor.
2 steps to...
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and tiled floor.
Steep, open-sided stairs to...
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Highchair. Lawned courtyard with patio and garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    The Old Post Office was a lovely base for our family getaway. A very comfortable, well-equipped cottage which provided excellent accommodation for our family including two teenage boys who absolutely loved it. We spent a very tranquil week exploring Devon. The village is quiet and peaceful - if a little remote! We weren't expecting or relying on good WiFi reception, however we were slightly disappointed to discover that there was none at all as this prevented the use of our phones for radio and music and the inability to access more books on our Kindle devices.

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 02/07/2018
    5 people and one toilet is difficult . No soaps or shower gels RUBBISH BINS over flowing on arrival Bathroom radiator and towel rail look disgusting and towel rail had a good covering of dust . Dated and basic

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Lovely cosy cottage. Well equip kitchen and nice outside space for a BBQ. Comfortable beds. Train station nearby is perfect for visiting the beach. Waitrose and Tesco will deliver shopping to the cottage. The Waie Inn nearby is perfect for families with a large outdoor play area and indoor softplay and swimming pool. Bell ringing on a Wednesday evening is lovely to listen to.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    Lovely cottage. Down St Mary was just a little too out of the way. I think we would really like a shop etc next time.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/03/2018
    The cottage is beautifully appointed, the kitchen fully stocked, and the village is a good centre for local walks. Squeezing round the incredible double bed is probably easier for the more sveldt, but once in was very comfortable. (The low mark for local amenities are because there are none - but that's exactly what I wanted!)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/02/2018
    Loved it!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/01/2018
    My friends and I had a great time here (despite this also being a work trip). Really peaceful area and the cottage was more spacious than we expected. There was no internet but that wasn't a problem for us and the log burner was much appreciated. Great facilities in the house and easy to arrange. Would definitely stay again.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2017
    Great home away from home. Really quirky and characterful old building. We had a lovely holiday time.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/11/2017
    A lovely peaceful quiet getaway in a lovely peaceful quiet comfortable cottage.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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