Located in Chagford, Devon
Northill is a detached, Grade II listed longhouse in Northill near Chagford, Devon and can sleep 10 people in 5 bedrooms in 5 star luxury.
- Sleeps: 10
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 5
- Pet Friendly: No
Northill is a magnificent Grade II listed detached longhouse resting in Northill near Chagford in Devon. The property sleeps 10 people in five bedrooms; there are two super-king-size doubles with en-suites, two doubles – one of which has an en-suite, and a twin. There is a bathroom with bath and shower over, a shower room, two cloakrooms, a kitchen, utility, dining room with woodburning stove, living/dining room with woodburning stove, sitting room with woodburning stove, snug with woodburning stove and a first-floor office/study. Outside there is a front terrace with seating, plus a rear terrace with seating, a fire pit and a shed housing a games room and gym. There is also off-road parking available. Northill is a unique and luxury retreat for a family or group gathering in the Dartmoor National Park.
Within the magnificent Dartmoor National Park in the settlement of Northill near Chagford, is this remarkable, Grade II listed, 14th century Devon longhouse.
Northill is a luxury retreat, accessed via a private lane, surrounded by 30 acres of farm and parkland and bordering the wooded North Teign River valley, it is ideal for a large family or group gathering to celebrate a special occasion or to treat yourself and your loved ones to an unforgettable holiday within the Dartmoor National Park. Make your way up the driveway to find a granite-faced leat, stream and small clapper bridge, which leads to the front door. Pass a small front gravelled area with seating, where you can enjoy a morning coffee and listen to the soothing sounds of the water passing by.
Step inside the property, which underwent extensive renovations during the 1930s to add a large wing and beautifully proportioned rooms. This is a lovingly furnished home, filled with antique furniture complemented by contemporary touches to bring the property up to date. A cross passage leads to the elegant main sitting room, with granite fireplace with woodburning stove, large leaded windows with seats, where you can admire the garden views to Chagford and Castle Drogo beyond, as well as a selection of sofas you can relax onto with a good book or with your favourite shows on the TV.
From here, a set of stairs leads up to the huge master bedroom, boasting a super-king-size double bed and a stylish en-suite bathroom with an elegant freestanding bath and a walk-in shower, so you can choose how to prepare for each day.
Heading back downstairs, you will pass a handy cloakroom with basin and WC, before taking a step up into the snug, which is separated from the dining room by a fine 17th-century oak screen. The traditional dining room providing an ideal spot for group dinners, where you can gather around the oak refectory dining table (seating up to 10) and catch up and plan for the upcoming days, while an additional table can be found in the less formal breakfast kitchen area which also offers comfy seating and a third wood burner. The stunning and spacious kitchen boasts an Everhot range cooker, American style fridge/freezer and a host of appliances you'll need during your self-catered stay, with a utility cupboard housing a washing machine and tumble dryer, for your laundry.
There is a further cloakroom on the ground floor, as well as a boot room for removing shoes and coats after a day of exploring, and a back door which leads onto the terrace, where you can sit in front of the fire pit on a cool evening, or dine alfresco during the summer months.
The stone-built barn to the rear houses an excellent games room, ideal for a family games night, with a snooker table and ping pong table, as well as gym equipment for those wanting to stay in shape during their stay.
When it's time to catch up on rest, the second staircase leads to the remaining four bedrooms; a second super-king-size bed with an en-suite shower room; a spacious double with an en-suite bath and handheld shower, a pretty double and a twin, served by a bathroom with bath and shower over and a shower room. Also on this floor is an office/study a great quiet space for those who have a bit of work to catch up on or for those wanting to enjoy a quiet moment with a good book.
Explore your surroundings and venture into Chagford, just two miles away, to find a range of shops for any essentials or gifts you wish to pick up, as well as pubs serving food, should you wish to enjoy a night off from cooking. For a leisurely activity, head to the public tennis courts or the open-air swimming pool, and enjoy a plethora of walking trails that allow you to further discover the magnificent Dartmoor National Park. Be sure to pay a visit to the National Trust's 20th century medieval Castle Drogo, as well as Scorhill Stone Circle, one of Devon's biggest and most intact bronze age stone circles.
The bustling town of Okehampton is a short drive away, with a medieval castle that overlooks a wooded river valley, a museum, a children's adventure playground and access to numerous scenic walks. Further afield is the ancient city of Exeter, with its cathedral, picturesque quayside, award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Underground Passages attraction. For those feeling more adventurous, be sure to visit Devon Country Pursuits, where you can take part in clay shooting, archery and paintballing.
Northill is a remarkable base for a special gathering within the Dartmoor National Park and part of the Helpful Holidays portfolio of properties.
- Oil central heating with 3 x wood-burning stove
- Everhot electric range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, WiFi, selection of books, snooker table, ping pong table
- Fuel and power included in rent
- Bed linen and towels included in rent
- Off-road parking
- Front terrace with seating
- Rear terrace with fire pit, seating and barn with games and gym equipment
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub just over 2 miles
- Note: Reduced head height entering some of the rooms, care needs to be taken
- Note: stream in the garden, small children beware
Set in the northern part of Dartmoor National Park, Chagford is a picturesque town that is surprisingly well provisioned, boasting four pubs and a wide range of shops. The River Teign runs through the town and you can go on a riverside walk to find the Fingle Bridge, a local beauty spot. With the largest open-air swimming pool in the south-west and public tennis courts, you can also enjoy your leisure time. Chagford holds music, literary and film festivals annually as well as regular exhibitions of paintings and poetry.
However, most people staying here are coming to wonder at the beauty of Dartmoor. With over 200 square miles of beautiful moorland to discover it is a rambler's dream dotted with historic sites such as Grimspound and dramatic scenery including the famous tors.