Tranquil detached modernist house 10min. Walking distance from town & Dartmoor.

Tranquil detached modernist house 10min. Walking distance from town & Dartmoor.




Oct 2009

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Two cats Leo & Gwenny live in house & garden .very affectionate good company . Comfortable detached rural house in 1/4 acre Devon secure walled garden with 10ft. Trampoline . Light& spacious,garden facing the southwest secluded while accessible to all the tourist attractions of Devon located on country lane. Split level 2 story recently designed house. Spacious , light dining room & kitchen open plan with 7”doors folding open to garden & terrace seats 10 plus kitchen table 4-6. Spacious & light living room , seats 6-9 comfortably, with grand piano. TV & music station . 3 bedrooms , master has ensuite bathroom. A relaxing base for a long weekend- 2 .5 hour train from Newton Abbot to London Paddington and/or for longer stays. Very conveniently located to amenities , 10 minute walk. The town itself is lively offering many local diverse activities . Heated swimming pool in town center. May- Sept.River swimming 3m. On River Dart with jumping off places and beach access. Picnics & barbecue areas. River Dart Country Park has kayaking training opportunities. Cycle & motorized cycle higher. Wild Coast beaches & path 22. Miles or 35 min. Drive .
International Dartington Summer Music School & Festival is on 4 weeks July - August with courses & concerts open to public, directed by Joanna Mc Gregor, head of the Royal Academy of Music, London .


More about us

  1. We are parents and grandparents of 4 children, aged 21-41, and 6 grandchildren aged 3-15. We are now semi- retired , freelance consultants working in child & families mental Heath in the southwest private and public services. Ani studies & makes art& figurative sculpture , life study art & history. Cultural backrounds include urban environments of north London and NewYork City and old friends in San Francisco. We love to visit France, Andalucia, Catalonia and Italy..Our youngest duaughter 24yrs. sometimes travels with us in holidays .our older children live in London, Bristol & nearby . We love having our older children & grandchildren travel with us when possible.Ani has family in MA. & NYC where We visit regularly with family.
    We love outdoor pursuits including sailing, trekking cycling swimming, & exploring culture.
    Sorry not interested in further abroad than Europe at many moment!

  2. Also love a snow mt. Exchange in winter in Europe only.

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Where is it?


SW Rural edge neighborhood of Lively town of Ashburton in Dartmoor National Park which has all amenities & interesting shops, art galleries & antique shop, restaurants, cafes & live music. About 30 min. drive to Wild Devon coast with its diverse, beautiful, unspoiled beaches, Bentham surf beach. We are in an area renown for its natural outstanding beauty, an excellent base for walking ,cycling, kyacking, all outdoor sports on land and sea. 7 miles from Totnes , great for weekly markets and shopping and Dartington, with famous Great Hall and gardens, a cultural centre of the arts, i.e. International Dartington Summer Music School & Festival, renowned Schumacher College& excellent cinema . We are near to many picturesque South Hams villages. Newton Abbot train & town 8m & .20 M . Exeter. & 25m Plymouth with its diverse culture & maritime history. For children there are summer day camps at Stover School & Dartington.
Neighbors either side are friendly but quiet & gated , secure garden front & rear looks out to rising fields & picturesque hills. Two popular nearby walks from house . Neighbor has Organic farm stall with eggs & vegetables& other handmade goods but a few minutes walk away. Devon handmade "Dartmoor Honey"on sale at another neighbor.

Buzzy restaurants
Library , Cafe 14, Taylor’s, Moorish,
Cool bars
Facebook-Ashburton Live & Ashburton Arts Centre
Cozy cafés
Retail therapy
Shop 30 good vintage clothes, antique shops, fish deli, delicatessen, dartmoor Butchers , Tucker’s Farm shop
Bit of culture
Ancient Stannary town with fabulous architecture
Walks in the park
Many from house and access into Dartmoor
Spot of exercise
Lots local walks, town swimming pool, Dartmoor
Day tripping
Dartmoor, many local coast sites & Cathedral town of Exeter, Totnes, Salcombe, Dartmouth

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