Ivybridge, Dartmoor National Park Cottages
Dating back nearly 200 years is this wonderful barn - located down a very quiet, secluded lane convenient for both Dartmoor and also the coast! Quither (old English word for 'peaceful hamlet') is an historic barn that's been converted in a spacious holiday home for up to 8 people. Arranged as 'upside down' owing to its postion on a bank, the building makes the most of its setting and views, and you'll be amazed at the peace and tranquility as well as the lovely views. A first-rate option if you're planning a get-together with friends or a family celebration.
Inside the barn is delightfully quirky, there's an open plan living area which gives guests a real feeling of spaciousness with it's high, vaulted ceiling and exposed timber beams, a large wood burner for cosy winter evenings and good sized bedrooms throughout each with a TV so you can enjoy a good old-fashioned lie in - but with such beauty surrounding you, we suggest you get up and get out!!
. There are plenty of features guests will appreciate such as comfy sofas, a well-equipped kitchen and even a piano if you feel the need for some entertainment.
Outside is a treat - A HOT TUB - to round off a list headed 'everything you could need for a great holiday'. Your pooch will love this place too - it has some outstanding walks from your door and with the south Devon coast just 6 miles away and Dartmoor less than 2 miles away, you really do have everything on your doorstep.
Entrance from parking area via ramp to porch into open plan living space.
Living Area with two sofas, two armchairs, wood burning stove, TV with DVD player plus Sky Digibox (basic channels only) - a light and bright!
Dining Area with oak table for eight guests and upright piano for a sing song!!!
Kitchen Area, very well equipped with electric hob oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher and large fridge and freezer and ample storage space.
Bedroom One (via 3 steps down) with a king size bed (5ft) with wardrobe and chest of drawers plus TV.
Bedroom Two with standard double bed (4ft 6), wardrobe, chest of drawers and TV.
Family Bathroom/WC with bath and separate shower cubicle.
Lower Ground Floor (Courtyard Level)
Bedroom Three (Master Bedroom) with super king size bed (6ft), walk-in wardrobe, TV and access to courtyard and Ensuite Bathroom/WC with shower over bath and bidet.
Bedroom Four with twin beds, Ensuite Wet Room/WC plus TV and also access to courtyard.
Pleasant, private, gravelled courtyard, bounded by fencing and gates, with tables and barbecue. Five person 'Arctic Spa' with hydrotherapy jets and underwater lighting (NB children must be supervised). Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer and storage for bikes etc.
Children welcome. Cot and highchair provided. Well-behaved dogs welcome. WiFi broadband. No smoking.
Weekly lets between 13/07 & 31/08/18 starting on a Friday - short breaks of three nights or more may be available during this period if booked within 60 days of arrival.
Lower Broadaford is found in a wonderful location within the renowed South Hams District close to the superb South Devon beaches and coastline. Mothecombe, at the mouth of the Erme, is six miles away while Bigbury Bay, with adjoining Bantham Beach, provides one of the finest kitesurfing venues in the country. Lower Broadaford is also right on the southern edge of Dartmoor with Western Beacon just a mile away.
For a day out you'll find ancient towns such as Ashburton, the cities of Exeter and Plymouth, and many fine houses and gardens within easy reach.
The region is also a cyclist's and walker's paradise - the National Cycling Network affords substantial trails avoiding all main roads, with routes suitable for all abilities. The owners are keen cyclists and the house contains a wealth of information on this and other activities. There are also miles of public footpaths leading into the South Hams and onto Dartmoor. The cottages is close to a long distance path as well as the Two Moors Way, Devon's Coast to Coast path.
The area is ideal for riding and all types of fishing. Nature lovers need look no further than the grounds of the owners' adjacent farm, a County Wildlife site. You can follow their footpath by the Ludbrook into Stidston's Copse, an ancient wood at the end of the wildflower meadows fields or sit and relax by their large wildlife pond.
"Beautiful location close to excellent Dartmoor walks and other attractions. Booking was easy and advertising materials very accurate. Owners friendly and helpful. Accommodation clean, comfortable and well laid out. Super pet friendly and safe garden for 3 dogs. Loved the layout of the stepping stones and close proximity to country life, including the Alpacas and cows!! We loved spending time in the hot tub although we did have to clean some 'scum marks' from around the inside surface. The cream tea on arrival was lovely with home-made scones too!! Lovely modern decor in a stone built building. Our stay was amazing and we will always remember it with fondest thoughts. Parking for 3 cars was a bonus. I even remembered some musical notes from many years ago and had a little tinkle on the piano's ivory keys!! Have already shown lots of friends photographs and recommended that they visit!!"Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2017-08-07
"This is a fantastic property that is equipped with absolutely everything you could need including its quirky features. The garden was completely secure for our small dog and bigger than it looks on the photos and the hot tub was a bonus. This is such a picturesque area and Quither makes the most of it. Although you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere you are only a couple of miles from civilisation. It was a pleasure to sit in the main room upstairs and just lose yourself looking out of the windows at the scenery and the Alpacas! Definitely a property I want to return to. The Ship Inn at Ugborough is well worth a visit and the staff are very welcoming. A beautiful little village."Guest's review on TripAdvisor 2016-09-22
"Despite the rain, we had a fabulous week here. We all loved the hot tub and watching the alpacas in the field. We had many days out. The model village in Babbacombe was superb and well worth a visit. We can highly recommend 'The Ivy Fish Bar' in town!"Joanna and family 2015-08-01