Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park Cottages
Fisherman`s Flat forms a completely self-contained part of the `big house` at Holne Chase country estate (right hand end in the main exterior picture), until recently a well-known hotel and now a private residence. It enjoys the same idyllic setting as Groom`s Cottage (H541) and Carriage House (H542), an oasis of complete peace on the south east edge of Dartmoor National Park.
Fisherman`s Flat is a delightful haven. Recently renovated, it has all its accommodation on one level with its own driveway, parking and sitting-out area. All the rooms are comfortable and well-equipped including an exceptionally large and bright kitchen/dining area with stunning views over the lawns towards the river.
A particular bonus for guests is that fly fishing for salmon and sea trout can be arranged on a private and higly regarded stretch of the Rivert Dart which passes through the grounds.
ACCOMMODATION (all on the same level)
Entrance from parking area via wooden footbridge and door.
Attractive Living Room with fireplace containing a 'woodburning effect' electric fire, two sofas and TV.
Large, fully fitted Kitchen/Dining Room with oven, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Corridor to Bedroom One with zip and link bed which can be made up either as a super king size (6ft) bed or two singles, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, dressing table and Ensuite bathroom/WC with shower over bath.
Private area for sitting out area and use of communal grounds.
Wonderful woodland walks from the front door along the River Dart. One pet welcome. Game fishing by arrangement on the River Dart. No smoking.
Fisherman's Flat is one of three properties forming part of Holne Chase Estate near Ashburton on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park. The setting of these properties belies their easy access to the huge variety of attractions and amenities of this popular holiday area. The Moor itself offers walking, riding and fishing amid spectacular scenery, whilst unrivalled coastal attractions are less than an hour by road with beautiful cliff walks, hidden coves and exhilarating sailing in famous estuaries such as Salcombe and Newton Ferrers. The cities of Exeter and Plymouth are also easily reached, as are countless excellent restaurants and a particularly wide variety of places of historic interest, many of them National Trust properties such as Compton Castle, Killerton House, Cotehele (just over the border into Cornwall), and the very unusual and interesting Castle Drogo, right in the Moor itself.
A particular bonus for guests is that game fishing (salmon and sea trout) can be arranged on a private, productive and highly regarded stretch of the River Dart, which passes through the grounds. The outstandingly beautiful area of woodland and riverbank (an SSSI) below the properties is also available for guests to walk and picnic in - a rare privilege.
"We spent a very happy week at Fisherman's Flat. It is very well equipped, comfortably furnished, cosy and welcoming, and situated perfectly between moor and sea.Thank you to our very hospitable hosts."Mr & Mrs Kelsall
"This really is an excellent flat. We have been visiting Devon for many years and this flat is top-notch. Top weekend."Mr & Mrs Child 2014-03-01
"The Fishermans Flat was ideal for us and Holne Chase is such a lovely setting, we all really enjoyed our weekend. (especially Max, our collie, who loved the freedom and chasing sticks in the river!).Holne Chase really is a wonderful place to spend a few days relaxing. It is also close enough to towns like Ashburton, Totnes, Newton Abbot and Dartmouth, where we did some Christmas shopping."Mr J Martin 2013-11-01