Stargazer Cottage

Located in Okehampton, Devon

This stylish barn conversion is set away from the main road, along an ancient track flanked by fields of sheep and cows. Close to Dartmoor National Park, the market town of Okehampton is just 1.5 miles away. A wonderful base for couples and families to enjoy nature at its best, with easy access to Cornwall and the coast

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 4

Description

This spacious cottage has cosy underfloor heating throughout. Its secluded location offers peace, quiet and privacy with expansive views of the Devon countryside. Okehampton offers a choice of supermarkets, independent shops and fresh local produce. Antique hunters will enjoy browsing the antique shops, and vegans and vegetarians may want to investigate the local vegan café which is dog friendly. In Sampford Courtenay itself is a gorgeous thatched pub with a Michelin chef booking recommended. Known as the gateway to Dartmoor, there are plenty of hiking opportunities from Okehampton, including the highest hill in the UK south of the Brecon Beacons. Bikes can be hired locally for the Granite Way, and if guests bring their own bikes, they can explore The Tarka Trail and some cross Dartmoor opportunities for more serious cyclists. For a traditional picnic lunch stop at the Cheese Factory or the Cider Farm nearby. Worth a visit is the Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton Castle & Finch Foundry. The ancient town of Tavistock has a large indoor market and the A30 provides easy access to Cornwall for day trips to the coast, the Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and Llanhydrock House.

Upon entering the cottage, you step into the hallway which has a door to the ground floor WC and leads you up a couple of steps to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area is to the left and has comfy sofas, a wood burner to snuggle up in front of and where you can watch your favourite program or film on the TV/DVD and listen to your playlists on the iPod dock. To the right takes you into the spacious kitchen/diner which is well-equipped with a gas range oven and hob, Espresso/Capuccino maker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and a dining area which comfortably seats four. At the end of the day climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find the two bedrooms the first of which is a super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin on request) with an en-suite shower room with WC. Bedroom two is a king-size with an en-suite shower room with WC. Please be advised the property will not accommodate children under 10 years old. Spa treatments are available in the cottage via a third party including hot stone massage, Indian head massage and aromatherapy massage.

Outside and to the front of the property is a beautiful sunken garden with a deep pond and at the back of the property, there is a private enclosed garden, decking with furniture and a charcoal BBQ, with views over fields and Dartmoor. You will also find a dog washing trough and a tap to clean those muddy paws and the owners are happy to offer pet sitting (by arrangement). There is covered parking available for up to two medium-sized cars.

Facilities

  • For walkers and cyclists take advantage of The Granite Way and Dartmoor National Park which are close by
  • Private enclosed garden and stunning sunken garden
  • Explore the wonders of Dartmoor including Castle Drogo and Okehampton Castle
  • Visit the National Trusts Lydford Gorge with the Whitelady Waterfall and Devil’s Cauldron
  • Four dogs are welcome here
  • 2 Bedrooms 1 super king-size zip and link (which can be made up as a twin on request) and 1 king size
  • 2 En suite shower rooms and WC
  • 1 separate WC located downstairs
  • Espresso/Capuccino Maker
  • Gas range oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Massage/beauty treatments are offered at an extra cost by arrangement with the owner
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and full underfloor heating included
  • Covered parking for 2 medium-sized cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 4 Dogs welcome (pet sitting by arrangement)
  • Shops, pub and restaurant 1
  • 5 miles
  • TV/DVD and iPod dock in lounge
  • Regret no dogs allowed upstairs or on furniture
  • South facing enclosed garden
  • Dogs need to be on the lead from the cottage to the car
  • Regret no children under 10 but babes in arms welcome, no travel cot available
  • Please be aware there is no electrical capacity to charge an electric vehicle, however, the nearest charging point is under 2 miles away

Features

Cot Available
Dishwasher
Downstairs bathroom
Garden
Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
TV
Washing machine
WiFi

Location

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Area Details

Okehampton

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.

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