2 Priory Cottages
Located in Okehampton, Devon
This semi-detached cottage is located in the market town of Okehampton and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
- Sleeps: 3
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Pet Friendly: 3
2 Priory Cottages is a semi-detached cottage located in the market town of Okehampton and can sleep two people in one double bedroom as well as a family bathroom. The rest of the cottage is made up of a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. To the outside of the cottage is off road parking for three cars, a patio with furniture, sun loungers, a barbecue and shared use of the owner’s garden. 2 Priory Cottage is a wonderful holiday base.
Okehampton 2 miles. This idyllic 16th Century, Grade II listed semi-detached thatched cottage with exposed beams is set next door to the owner’s house in a very peaceful area. This property is steeped in history and situated close to the site of an old priory, and even includes reclaimed stone from that original building. The rural hamlet of Brightley is perched on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, near Okehampton. With the owner providing a warm welcome to guests, with plenty of local knowledge guaranteed to inspire, this cosy cottage is ideal for anyone interested in the history of the area. The sitting room has a feature fireplace with wood burner, incorporated with a sixteenth-century bread oven, with the option of a double sofa bed, ideal for relaxing after a day’s walk on Dartmoor. The kitchen is light and bright and overlooks the large lawned garden. Upstairs is the light, spacious bedroom, with a TV and two armchairs, where you can sit and enjoy the lovely views of the river and Abbeyford woods. Relax outside this charming cottage in the large lawned garden, which is a quiet sheltered area suitable for birdwatching and tea drinking. Brightley is a pretty hamlet with traditional country cottages in the River Okement valley, with Priory Cottage within a few yards to both the River Ockment and Abbeyford Woods, a delightful place for walks with the dog. This rural area is surrounded by ample opportunities for country pursuits, including magnificent Dartmoor walks, cycling on the 30-mile Tarka Trail, pony trekking across the wilds of the moor and fishing on the local lakes. Also nearby is Castle Drogo; a National Trust property which is dramatically situated above the River Teign, and the Museum of Dartmoor Life in the market town of Okehampton. A must in this area is a trip to discover both the north coast, where you can visit places such as Bude and Widemouth Bay, and south coast to discover areas such as Exmouth and Teignmouth. A lovely cottage in a quiet rural hamlet.
Okehampton is centrally located and lies on the northern border of Dartmoor National Park. This market town is perfect for those looking to escape to the outdoors and is known as the walking centre of Devon. Enjoy the area on foot, by horseback or on a bike and discover the beautiful countryside the area has to offer. The Granite Way is a walking and cycle route that is pretty level, can be travelled along in a day (18 miles in length) and you will be rewarded with the Lydford Gorge and its waterfall at the end of the trail. Okehampton Castle is the remains of the largest castle in Devon dating back to Norman times and has a rich history. There are over 40 places to eat out and there is a good selection of shops making this an excellent place to base yourself to explore the area.