When staying in a property like this detached cottage Devon, its heritage and landscape, are within easy reach. It lies in the heart of the south Devon countryside on the southern slopes of Dartmoor, roughly half way between Plymouth and Exeter. It is only a mile outside Ashburton, an important centre of the Dartmoor tin industry and a Medieval wool town. At one time nearly half of the tin from Dartmoor passed through the town. As a Medieval wool town it was famous for producing the red serge that was used in the making of uniforms for the British Army. Just a few miles away on the edge of Dartmoor is Buckfastleigh, another historic wool town and home to some of the Devon's top visitor attractions including Buckfast Abbey - a living Benedictine monastery, the South Devon Railway's steam-operated branch line to Totnes, the Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary.
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Furnished in period style, this detached country house boasts the spacious elegance of a bygone era as well as superb views towards Buckfast Abbey from its elevated position within Dartmoor National Park. Ashburton (1 mile) offers interesting shops, restaurants, pubs, and art, craft and antique galleries. The River Dart Country Park, National Hunt racing, golf courses and many other attractions are all nearby. Torbay and coast 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Reading room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom (no toilet). Shower room and toilet. Z bed available.
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