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Harry Baskerville's Historic Town House
Hosted by Wendy
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6 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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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 space

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.

Guest access

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

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Laptop friendly workspace

Extra people $19 NZD / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee $143 NZD
Security Deposit $238 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 air mattress, 1 toddler bed, 1 crib

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

- 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.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 3-4 flights but there is a bedroom and bathroom on 1st floor so no need to climb more than one flight of stairs!
No parking on property - Can park opposite to unload your bags and then park in the car park behind the house for £3 for 24 hrs; free on Sundays, after 6pm & before 9am


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

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Kelly User Profile
September 2017
Lovely house, quiet pretty village.

Natalie User Profile
September 2017
Wendy was so polite from the word go. The house is so wonderful and despite it being a tough time of life for our (bereavements) our time at Wendy's home was wonderful. We will return next year when life's kinder to us. A gem of a stay and felt so welcomed. Natalie

Faraz User Profile
August 2017
As a family of 5 with 3 teen(ish) kids, we enjoyed the cosy but still spacious townhouse in the heart of Ashburton. The house is split over 4 floors, so you get the benefit of cosy and intimate shared spaces like dining and living rooms, but still can find some quiet time in the bedrooms. The house is located in centre of Ashburton, just off the A38 and right on the edge of Dartmoor. That was really convenient and allowed us to explore Devon and Dartmoor easily. Parking was no issue in the public car park right behind the house and relatively cheap (compared to London!). Wifi and internet in the house is generally excellent. Locally there are a couple of groceries stores within 2 mins walk of the house, which are both open late. Unexpectedly there is a super comic shop opposite the house, with a good selection of standard and independent titles. More practically, you have Ella's (right next to the comic shop) - an amazing bakery. We enjoyed Lunch and Dinners at Moorish (tapas style restaurant), and afternoon tea at Taylor's. Wendy and Chris were great hosts, friendly and full of suggestions on attractions and places to visit. Highlight was horse riding on Dartmoor from Bebeny Stables.

Sam User Profile
August 2017
A lovely house in a great location. Wendy and her husband were helpful and easy to communicate with. Kitchen is well equipped and all of the rooms were really nice. There are a collection of board games at the property already so if that's your thing then you might not have to bring them all with you! There is decent wifi at the property. A small tip would be to consider bringing a portable speaker or something like that with you if you intend to watch films etc in the evening - there is a small-ish TV provided but the sound quality is not great from it so a small speaker makes a really good improvement! The indian take-away a few doors down is nice and some places about 30/40 minutes drive away that were lovely were Berry Head and Coleton Fishacres (National Trust).

Toni User Profile
August 2017
Fabulous house -perfect for our family as kids getting older and really need their own space now. Ashburton a great base for Dartmoor walking as well as day trips to other areas as well as seaside -cannot fault

Christine User Profile
July 2017
Wendy and Chris were really helpful and gave us lots of tips for Ashburton and the local area. The house is really spacious, clean and comfortable and has a really well equipped kitchen.

Rachel User Profile
July 2017
Well equipped and lovely house. Nice touches .... fresh bread and flowers. A warm welcome from Chris and lots of local knowledge shared by the hosts.

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Wendy User ProfileWendy is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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