Old School House

Located in Shaugh Prior, Devon

The Old School House is a spectacular cottage in Shaugh Prior in Dartmoor, Devon and can sleep three people in six bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


Old School House is a stunning, detached cottage resting in Shaugh Prior, Devon. Hosting three double bedrooms, along with a bathroom, this property can sleep up to six guests. There is also a kitchen/diner, a utility room and a sitting room with a wood-burning stove. Outside there is ample off-road parking and an enclosed, rear garden with a lawn, patio and furniture. Old School Cottage is a delightful dwelling for a family escape to the Devonshire countryside.

Property Details

Settled in the glorious woodlands of Dartmoor National Park, is this stone-built dwelling, Old School House, boasting fantastic walking trails from the foot of the door. The grand, detached property sits back from the road with a lengthy driveway to leave your vehicles on and is within easy reach of cascading waterfalls and a sandy beach, making this the idyllic abode for a family getaway.

Take in the quaint surroundings before entering the welcoming home, with a charming sitting room to unwind in after an action-packed day; here you can admire the warmth of the woodburning stove as you lay back and sink into the sumptuous sofa. Prepare tasty dishes in the capacious kitchen/diner, hosting a plethora of useful appliances, as well as a handy utility room to wash your holiday attire. When dinner is ready, gather around the oak dining table, break open a bottle of champagne and make a toast to your rural retreat. Carry the conversation to the rear garden before the sun sets to relish the countryside air on the outdoor furniture.

As the evening draws to a close, head back inside, climb up to the first floor to discover three excellent double bedrooms, all beautifully laid out with ample storage to house your belongings. In the morning, wake up with an invigorating rinse in the family bathroom or opt for a leisurely soak in the tub to prepare for the exciting day ahead.

This lovely dwelling is an excellent base for exploring the splendour of nature; lace up your walking boots and embark on a walk across the National Trust Shaugh Bridge, where you can begin your journey up to Dewerstone for incomparable views over the moors or head to the charming Cadover Bridge, where you can settle down to enjoy a picnic with loved ones or visit the 12th-century stone cross nearby.

The next stop is Yelverton which can be accessed via the Cadover Bridge, where you will find a good selection of pubs and restaurants, perfect for grabbing a tasty bite to eat and a cold drink after a long walk, as well as a well-stocked convenience store, hairdressers, butchers and an excellent golf club for those who have brought their clubs. Just a short drive away is the remarkable Buckland Abbey, a historic National Trust property which boasts and museum, beautifully manicured gardens and expansive woodlands with walking trails to be explored. Just a little further is the historic market town of Tavistock, where you can delve into the town’s heritage at the Tavistock Museum, visit the award-winning Pannier Market which has been taking place since the 11th century.

Be sure to visit one of the many delightful cafes and tea rooms each serving Tavistocks heritage cream tea, a delicious treat whilst on your travels.

For a fun-filled family day, pack up the car and head to the glorious sands of Wembury, where you can paddle the shores, build sandcastles and discover the rockpools that speckle the beach.


Great View
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine


Area Details

Shaugh Prior

Shaugh Prior offers the perfect mix of premium holiday cottages at affordable prices. Whether it's a romantic break for two, or you are taking the dog for a whole family getaway, you're sure to love what Shaugh Prior can offer.

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