The cottage is a spacious, detached, two bedroomed property down the owners' private lane, in the village and yet private and secluded with its own grounds and hot tub.
The master bedroom has a 6ft superking bed and its own ensuite shower room. The second bedroom has 'zip and link' beds, which means that guests can choose to have two 3ft single beds or one 6ft superking bed. There is a separate family bathroom with whirlpool bath and overhead shower. The showers in both bathrooms have plenty of pressure as they are fed through the mains water system, making them both the equivalent of power showers. There is a large, fully equipped kitchen, including cooker with 4 ring gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine with tumble dryer, fridge, separate freezer, microwave, electric kettle, toaster. The lounge has a three piece suite which includes two seater sofa plus two comfy chairs and a further two chairs. It has a 40" TV and DVD player with sound system. The woodburner is located here.There is superfast unlimited wifi.
French windows lead from the lounge area to the private patio, which leads to the barbecue area with outdoor table and chairs, which leads to the grassy garden area below and to a further terrace above and the front door. Steps lead down from the grassy garden area to the cottage's own private parking area for two cars.
Pets are welcome with the first pet free and a second pet incurring a nightly charge of £5.
Apart from the cottage's own private space, guests are welcome to use the owners' private 10 acres of grounds, which include wooded areas and open grassland. Basil and Mac, our two horses, also use this land for grazing.
The surrounding area
There are plenty of walks nearby, with the Tarka Trail, famous for walking and cycling, going through the village and within walking distance of the cottage. Accessed from the Tarka Trail or by car is 350 acres of nature reserve run by Devon Wildlife Trust at Meeth Quarry, also within walking distance and loved by walkers, horse riders and all nature lovers including bird watchers. RHS Rosemoor is a short drive and near to Great Torrington, a quirky, lively local town and home to the last battle of the English civil war in 1646. This pretty little town has two butchers, two greengrocers, two bakeries, The Plough Arts Centre which hosts films, live music, theatre and art gallery and has a lovely cafe which also serves meals, Further afield are the surfing beaches of Westward Ho!, Northam Burrows, Bude, Widemouth Bay, and spectacular coastal scenery at Hartland Quay. Hartland Quay also has a pub right down at the quayside which serves good pub lunches.Dartmoor is a twenty minute drive to the south with the nearest set of Bronze age stone circles near Belstone, just beyond Okehampton. Lydford Gorge, a National Trust property, has a magical two mile walk along a river set deep in the gorge with The White Lady waterfall and' The Devil's Cauldron' along the way.
The cottage is located in the village of Petrockstowe, which is a pretty, small village with lots of old Devon thatched cottages full of character. There are lots of walks nearby, lots of nature, beautiful views- oldy worldy Devon!
You need a car. There's no public transport nearby, although having said that, a friend used public transport to get here last summer, so it is possible, with care. You can hire a car from Exeter if you fly here or get a train here.