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Luxury3 bedroom, pet friendly cottage on edge of Dartmoor national park

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms sleeping up to 9, with countryside views & just 8 miles from Exete

The cottage is set just 1 mile from Dartmoor, but still only 5 miles from the A38 and 8 miles from Exeter. The cottage is full of character, having origins in the 16th century and largely rebuilt in the early 20th century. The property is set within the small picture postcard village of Higher Ashton with its thatched cottages and village church.

Upon parking on the large gravelled drive, you can walk through the stable door into the sitting room with the beautiful wood burning stove for those chillier Datmoor nights. Steps lead up into the newly fitted kitchen/ breakfast room with large stove oven, but you'll be more amazed by the views to the countryside than the fitted appliances! The patio doors lead directly out on to the South Facing decking which is a truly stunning spot for your morning coffee.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, the master, the large triple and a smaller room with a bunk bed. We also have the former Piggery with a 'clic clack' style futon sofa bed available for that little extra space when required. You will also find the recently fitted bathroom with bath and shower over and underfloor heating. Whilst the cottage may be very old, it has all the modern day necessities to ensure a very comfortable stay, including central heating which can be a rarity in such a rural location. The cottage is simply beautiful, matched by the outside space!

You have your own 0.7 acres to explore, including a summerhouse with what must be one of the best views in Devon on a lovely Summer day! The large garden is mainly level with some gently sloping lawns. You will find a large number of mature fruit trees and even a children's climbing frame to keep the younger members of the family occupied.

As mentioned, we also have a former piggery in the garden! the pigs moved out a long time ago, and since then the space has been converted, offering a great breakaway space for use as an office, and even in the warmer months, can be used as extra sleeping space.

N.B We accept up to 2 pets, and the property is being re-decorated currently so the furnishings pictured will change.

More Details

Property Manager
Dawn & Quintin Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018


Higher Ashton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Luxury3 bedroom, pet friendly cottage on edge of Dartmoor national park
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Lovely property with bounties of character and charm. Warm and cosy and perfect for a chilled trip!

  • 5 of 5

We hired the property for a long weekend away with the family and it was perfect. The property was in an immaculate state when we arrived and all the instructions and information we'd been sent by Dawn and Quintin were super self explanatory so we could settle quickly. We had a 9month old and 3 year old with us and it was perfectly child friendly, if only it had been better weather and we could have made more use of the garden! There's a wonderful selection of toys in the piggery, we brought our own as we didn't realise there would be so many! We also brought our high chair but there seemed to be one in the piggery too. I'd highly recommend this property and would love to visit again preferably in the summer when we could make more use of the facilities!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $382.46
Pet Fee $63.74

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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