Surrounded by it's own beautiful large garden the cottage is situated at Gidleigh Park in the wooded River Teign valley on rugged Dartmoor. At the fringes of the vibrant, attractive village Chagford with all it's amenities. It's ideal for romantic breaks or 4 friends. The seclusion, privacy and clean air will really appeal to those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life at any time of year.
This unusual house in the heart of Devon was originally constructed as the Cook's residence on the estate of the private house that subsequently became the 2 Michelin Starred Gidleigh Park Hotel. Recently lovingly restored and extended the luxury boutique interior now houses a combination of beautiful modern designer and antique furnishings.
The house comprises of a large well kitted out cooks kitchen with dining area. Separate utility room with sink,washing machine, tumble dryer and room for boots and coats. There is a sitting room with modern glass extension, mezzanine office and snug and two double bedrooms each with their own bathrooms. Doors open out to two decked terraces with separate dining area's at the front and back of the house. Stunning large garden mainly laid to lawn and herbaceous borders surrounded by fields and ancient woodland. Help yourself to vegetables and herbs from our raised beds when in season. The garden is enclosed from the lane by our large drystone wall.
Luxuries provided include bathrobes, 600 thread count Egyptian cotton towels and bed linen and locally produced vegan palm oil free soaps. There are comforting throws, firewood and kindling, large TV and DVD player, movie and CD library, WIFI and use of two music systems.
There is a diverse book library and many recipe books and board games.
Two log burners, one in the dining area and one in the sitting room add to the romantic feeling. These compliment the oil fired underfloor and radiator heating.
Welcome hamper of locally produced products and a starter pack of fresh bread, milk, butter and eggs to kick off your stay is included.
There are kitchen basics including tea, coffee capsules, oil, vinegar,herbs and spices.
Also the house is stocked with all the usual essentials you would expect in a working home such as dishwasher and laundry powder, an iron and ironing board and hairdryer.
Private gated off road parking for 2 cars.
The house is situated at the upper reaches of the wooded River Teign valley in the foothills of beautiful Dartmoor with it's granite tor's, Bronze Age circles, mossy cleaves and wild ponies. There are countless walks from the doorstep of the house up on to the moor, into the lowland countryside and to the local pubs and restaurants. Alternatively get up on a horse to explore - there is a good riding school not far away. Visit the Sandy coves of the Southern Devon coast and the huge surf beaches of the North. The largest outside swimming pool in Devon is at a beautiful location in Chagford next to the River Teign.
There is a spa, gym, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, indoor pool, 18 hole golf course and tennis courts at the nearby Bovey Castle Hotel, all five star facilities available to non-residents.
We are a 5 minute stroll from the 2 Michelin starred Gidleigh Park Hotel (but totally private from it) and 1.5 miles to the attractive stannary town of Chagford with it's handsome 15th and 16th century buildings. Voted best village to live in the UK in the Sunday Times 2015 guide. It has several pubs, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and large range of useful shops including an excellent hardware and moorland clothing shop, dairy, butcher, greengrocer and delicatessen.
Details of the area, the many restaurants, walks, pubs and places of local interest are all in our House Book Guide.
Chagford is an easy 4 miles from the main A30 and Gidleigh Park is a further short 5 minute drive from the village.
Much of Dartmoor is remote so if you are looking to explore comprehensively and get to the coast then a car is a must. Either bring your own or hire one at Exeter St David's Station if you arrive by train. We can recommend a car hire company.
Up to 2 small to medium sized mature dogs (ie not puppies) welcome after prior discussion with the owner. Dog's are strictly not allowed on furniture or to be left unattended in the house.
Alternatively, you can simply take a taxi from the station at Exeter and spend your time here exploring on foot. Chagford is a beautiful 20-25 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the house.