2 miles from Chagford, a mile from the open moor, a thatched, detached, Grade I listed, medieval Dartmoor longhouse, stone mullion-windowed, full of history. The Civil War was fought through it, Roundheads besieged in the kitchen. It is set in its own clean, private farmyard/courtyard of listed farm barns in front, with large, mainly lawned garden (unfenced 5' drop, small children beware) behind with patio (table/chairs) and orchard (swing); 130 acres of farmland surround it. Medieval threshing barn (45' x 15', unheated) in courtyard (plus large gazebo) available for parties/activities, by arrangement (extra).
Inside, full of character. Porch; thick oak door to central passage, off which utility room (washing machine, two tumble driers, fridge-freezer) with loo; bathroom (bath plus hand-shower, washbasin). Living room with huge inglenook open fire, oak floors, beams, window seat, terrific ancient screen panelling, TV/DVD; study with jigsaw puzzle table; 4 uneven steps up to large kitchen/dining room with brick floor, Aga (low heat May to October) plus electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge, refectory table seating 10, window seat, stone mullion window.
Two sets of steep, uneven stairs from the living room up to four wood-floored (rugs), white-walled bedrooms (all beds with footboards). First set of stairs (bottom door) up to small corridor, 3 steep steps and 4'10" lintel into the master double (6’ carved oak bed, limited clothes-hanging space) with 3 steps down to en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath, bidet, separate loo), and a twin which leads through to another twin; bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Second set of spiral stairs (bottom door, rope rail) from living room up to a double (6' sleigh bed, limited clothes-hanging space) with en suite loo.
... included is a cottage, just across the courtyard, with stable doors to kitchen/dining room (washer-drier, fridge, gas hob/electric oven), beamed living room (woodburner) with window seat and door to courtyard, and open tread stairs up to two bedrooms – a double, and a twin (washbasin); bathroom (bath plus hand-shower, washbasin); loo.
Professional catering available. Spring water. Arrival after 4pm. A truly marvellous place.