Chagford: lively, friendly little town (pubs, shops, outdoor swimming pool, tennis) away from main roads in the shelter of high Dartmoor. Past it the river Teign (fishing) hurries through woods and meadows below Castle Drogo (Nat. Trust). Excellent walking; superb views. Open moor, 2 miles; golf, 3; Exeter (city amenities), 17; sea/beaches, about 20.
… just 300 yards from the centre of Chagford with its pubs and shops, a Grade II listed, thatched, terraced cottage on the winding street leading up into the town. It has been lovingly restored to reflect its 1750s origins and the owner’s fondness for things from a bygone age. It is cosy and homely inside, with small gravelled patio and pretty lawned garden to the rear.
Steps from pavement into comfortable living room with inglenook fireplace (woodburner) and TV/DVD; small, well-fitted kitchen (washing machine, microwave) with beams, and lovely, light and airy conservatory/dining room. Large glazed doors open to the patio (table/chairs), from which steps up to garden. Slate floors (rugs) throughout downstairs. From living room, door to original very steep, narrow and winding elm staircase (stairgate, unsuitable for very young children/elderly). Upstairs, two bedrooms – at the front, a double (TV/DVD) and, at the back, a pretty single with view over the garden. Bathroom (suite with claw-footed cast-iron bath). Elm floors (rugs) upstairs. A cosy and convenient base with a touch of nostalgia.