A light airy 4 bedroom house close to all amenities in this bustling town on the edge of Dartmoor with its unique shops & places to eat. A peaceful retreat for those wishing to relax and/or explore Dartmoor or the Coast.
The house has a fascinating history & was owned at one time by Harry Baskerville the carriage driver who took Conan Doyle around Dartmoor as part of the research for his book The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Interesting features include the added bonus of a dressing room leading from the main double bedroom and a library room leading from the lounge. A fun place if you have the opportunity to come and stay.
The house sleeps up to 6 people comfortably. There are two double and two single bedrooms.
You will have exclusive use of the whole house.
The carriage house behind the property is 'off limits' as it is a separate holiday rental space - however, should you need additional accommodation for 2-3 people a special rate can be arranged for the carriage house & the main house to be rented together - there is complete access to the back courtyard and undercover walkway through the rear utility door and large double doors to the side of the house.
Interaction with guests
Will be there to welcome you and to hand you the keys, and offer any helpful advice about the property or local attractions/events. Otherwise you will be left to your own devices unless you need something of course. Fresh bread and/or rolls from Ella's bakery & croissants from the Deli can be pre-ordered, but will need to let me know in advance if arriving late sat or sun.
Other things to note
Secure storage facility for bicycles, canoes etc
- Enjoy your stay
- Would appreciate guests removing shoes or walking boots before going up stairs as the carpet is a pale colour!
There is a shoe rack in the drying room near the back door or leave in the front hall. Bring some cosy socks/slippers.
- Use the rug provided to put on or remove shoes if going outside onto the balcony.
- No pets.
- No smoking.
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My family emigrated from South Africa when I was 7 years old. I have lived and worked in and around London and Birmingham but have been in Devon for the last 20 years, moving to Ashburton ten years ago when I remarried. It is a beautiful part of South Devon & so close to the incredible Moors and Coastline.
I worked as a nurse for almost 25 years, but since leaving the NHS have reignited my creative passions & am now an artist and sculptor.
My husband Chris works on exciting building projects in and around Ashburton and although he was a geologist & spent time overseas in South Africa, he was born and has lived in the west country for most of his life. Last but definitely not least, I have a beautiful daughter, Alice, who has completed her 3rd year at Heythrop, University of London attaining a 2-1 in Study of Religions. I am incredibly proud of her, not only for receiving those results and for all her hard work, but also because she has developed into a strong willed, wonderful person who is great to spend time with & who will do well in whatever she chooses to undertake simply because of who she is.