Dousland: small village (pub, PO) on the south-western slopes of Dartmoor, close to the open moor, Burrator Reservoir and the Plym Valley (lovely walks) and a mile from Meavy (pub) and Yelverton. The Garden House (10 acre garden, tearoom), 2½ miles; Buckland Abbey, 4. Princetown, 4½ miles; Tavistock, 6 miles; Plymouth, 10 miles.
… Yennadon House sits on the moorland edge of Dousland, within 2 acres of private garden (level lawn, orchard, hard tennis court - available to 7.30pm). A sweeping drive leads over a cattle grid and up to the front door of this handsome, detached, late Victorian family house.
Large porch into big hall with vaulted timber ceiling and stairs (stairgate) to minstrels’ gallery. Big living room with gas fire and glazed door to garden. Dining room with piano and square bay window with garden views. Snug/playroom with TV/DVD, lined with books and with comfortable seating for 5 and door to paved area (table/chairs) that stretches above the lawn along the side of the house. Two steps down to well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge) with breakfast table for 4 and door to wonderful proper pantry (chest freezer) with original Victorian butter cooler set in the floor. Off the kitchen, long and very comfortable conservatory (sofas, chairs, table seating 8). Utility room (washing machine, sink) and boot room (tumble drier, fridge-freezer) for soggy walking gear/damp dogs. Single bedroom (no clothes-hanging space). Shower-room (suite) and sauna.
Upstairs, half-landing and twin bedroom (truckle, washbasin). A few more stairs up to a further five bedrooms – a sunny double (5’ bed) with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower, bidet), a twin (TV/DVD) with view to the garden, another bright double (sleigh bed), and a double (washbasin, limited clothes-hanging space) which is accessed via an interconnecting twin room (no clothes-hanging space). Also on this floor, big bathroom (suite with roll-top bath, double washbasin, separate shower and vaulted glass ceiling).
Arrival after 4pm. Damages Deposit £200. A spacious and light family home, splendid at any time of year, with wonderful moorland walks from the doorstep.