Located in Tiverton, Devon
This detached cottage is in the town of Tiverton near to Bickleigh and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: No
Castle Barton is a lovely detached cottage situated in the town of Tiverton just four miles from Bickleigh in mid-Devon. The cottage can sleep six people in three en-suite bedrooms, one king-size, one double and one twin together with ground floor cloakroom. Also in the cottage is a kitchen with breakfast area, dining room and sitting room with open fire. Outside is off road parking for three cars and a private garden with furniture and barbecue. Castle Barton is a beautiful cottage and an ideal base for exploring this lovely part of the country.
This cottage was built originally as a farmhouse in the 1840s. It abuts the 15th century gatehouse at Tiverton Castle and is within the castle walls, with free tours available, in the town of Tiverton, Devon. It has been extensively refurbished and is one of the loveliest houses in Tiverton, with picturesque Gothic windows and ideally located for friends and families wishing to explore this historic part of the country. From the hall there is a well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast area where you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee or move into the dining room where you can appreciate the fantastic architecture in this lovely cottage. Relax in the sitting room by the welcoming open fire if the weather becomes a little colder, or wind down in the study. Outside is a pretty self-contained garden where you can put your feet up with a good book and a refreshing drink, or dine alfresco using the barbecue. On the outskirts of Tiverton lies the Grand Western Canal with an amazing 24 bridges along its 11-mile stretch. Built originally to transport lime, it is now a beauty spot with yellow flags and arrowhead, darting dragonflies, coots, mallards, and moorhens, with pleasant walking along the towpath, or trips afloat on gaily painted barges drawn by magnificent shire horses. Tiverton has a selection of interesting shops, while countless bargains can be found at the varied market of the historic Pannier Market. Events in Tiverton include the annual Mid Devon Show in July. Within a five minute drive is a leisure centre where you have access to a swimming pool, gym, tennis courts and skateboarding and it is just ten minutes' drive to Tiverton Golf Course. Fishing is available on the River Exe and less than 2 miles away is the National Trust's Knightshayes Court, one of the finest surviving Gothic Revival houses built in the 19th century, with the garden being one of the finest in England. There are many other interesting local attractions, gardens and churches within easy motoring access and many wonderful village pubs to visit. This cottage is one of the loveliest in Tiverton, built within the castle walls.
- Gas central heating with open fire
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
- Fuel, power and fuel for open fire inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Off-road parking for three cars
- Private garden with furniture and BBQ
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 6 mins walk
- Note: Free castle tours and fishing (license required) are available by prior arrangement
Tiverton is a very pretty town set on the banks of the Great Western Canal. The town is steeped in history and heritage. The town has an array of shops and a major supermarket. There are a pannier market and flea and street markets on most days. The town has a selection of pubs and restaurants catering for all tastes. If you want to explore the countryside by bike, whether it's electric or manual these can be hired. For a great family day out visit Crealy Theme Park that is 25 minutes away, or Diggerland in Cullompton 20 mins away. The historic Exeter quayside is well worth a visit.