Old Sowtontown is a smallholding with three self-catering holiday cottages, ‘The Barn’, ‘The Shippen’ and ‘The Hemphouse’. They are in a rural setting within the National Park on the western edge of Dartmoor .
For very reasonable prices, these cottages offer ideal accommodation for walking, hiking, cycling or riding holidays. Dogs are welcome and stabling is available should you wish to bring your own horse(s). Open moorland is within a ten-minute walk. Tavistock, a historic market town, is 3 miles away, and Peter Tavy, the nearby village, has a 15th Century inn serving good food. The National Cycle Route 27 goes past the gate.
Old Sowtontown is owned and maintained by the Boswell family who live on site.
The Barn (36′ x 16′; 10m x 4.8m) has a large, open-plan first floor incorporating a kitchen, dining area and living area, with wide-ranging views of the surrounding countryside. Downstairs there are three bedrooms (one with a double bed, one with twin beds and one with full size, top quality bunk beds), a bathroom (with basin, toilet and bath with shower), and a second lavatory and wash room with tumble drier and washing machine. The ground floor is carpeted throughout and the original oak beams are left exposed.
- Private certified water supply (chlorine free and makes a great cup of tea!)
- Wood burning stove, oil-fired central heating, electric immersion water heater, radiators
- The first 90 units of electricity are included in the rent (any excess and any fuel used will be charged at cost price)
- Bed linen, duvets and pillows are included in the rent (towels provided at an additional charge on request)
- Internet access via ethernet cable
- Colour TV & DVD player
- Parking for two cars
- Stair gates, cot, and highchair on request
- Well-behaved pets welcome by arrangement