House in Higher Ashton with Ponds, wood and 8 acres

House in Higher Ashton with Ponds, wood and 8 acres

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Easily accessible detached farm cottage between Exeter and Dartmoor. Walk to local pubs. Golf course within 2 miles. Surrounded by beautiful walks, rivers and riding, near beaches. Half mile from Higher Ashton, 1 mile from a good pub/restaurant and PO/stores, at the end of a drive, one of three detatched houses and overlooking a pond. A detached two-storey house with original artwork, BBQ.

Beside the cottage is a covered terrace (tables/chairs, loungers, barbecue) overlooking the pond and fields. Also a gravelled sitting out area with tables/chairs.

The cottage is cosy with countryside views from most windows. A family living room with a log burning stove for comfy nights in.

No pets except guide dogs. No fireworks due to the proximity of thatched houses. There is a limited amount of parking, fitting a maximum of 3 cars at a squash. The parking is on a slope, down the private driveway. The property is surrounded by beautiful walks and countryside.

There are 5 pubs within 5 miles, the nearest a mile away, all serve good food and can be reached whilst walking. In addition there are local shops, farm shops, tea shops and even a local farm with an old fashioned ice-cream parlour.

Within 2 miles of the cottage is Haldon Forest Park where you can walk or hire bikes for extensive forest trails. There are also extensive bridleways for riders. In the park is GoApe where you can (at certain times in the year) travel through the treetops - an amazing experience. For those coming to the south-west to get married, the cottage is within a short distance of three fantastic wedding venues; The Great Barn, Higher Ashton (a walk away past the church)

Within 3 miles on Canonteign Falls (Englands tallest waterfall). Within 2 miles of Haldon Belvedere. The cathedral city of Exeter is just 8 miles - beautiful architecture, riverside restaurants, theatres, cinemas and shopping. Exeter Chiefs premiership rugby due to host World Cup rugby. Everything you might need is here.

The south-west of England is blessed with fabulous food producers. Locally produced meat, vegetables, fruit, cider, dairy produce and locally caught fish are the foundations on which many local chefs produce outstanding food. We have quite a number of Michelin star rated restaurants in the area with Michael Caines, John Burton-Race and Rick Stein being just three well known locally based chefs.

At the base of the valley (1 mile) is the river Teign and slightly further from here are three reservoirs where fly-fishing is possible (in season). There are a number of local towns with large numbers of art and pottery galleries, such as Bovey Tracey and Totnes. There are also a large number of boutique shops thriving in the area if you are seeking something different from the usual high street shopping.

There is excellent sailing in the area and it is also possible to hire boats and other sailing equipment. It is also for adults & children to attend activity courses as well as cookery and art courses.

Nearest beach at Teignmouth 13 miles. Many other beaches along this coast. Nearest surfing beach at Bude 51 miles away.

1 mile to Teign Valley Golf course. 20 mins drive to Stover Golf Club. 25 mins drive to Bovey Castle Golf. Teignmouth Golf Club 20 mins drive. Woodbury Park Golf 30 mins drive. Exminster Golf Club 20 mins drive. Dawlish Warren Golf Club 25 mins drive. Please contact us for website address should you require further details.

Village centre 1 mile, Ashton. Next nearest village 3 miles, Christow. Nearest town 6 miles, Chudleigh. Nearest City 8 miles, Exeter. Widecombe-in-the-moor, Dartmoor 12 miles. Stone Henge 95 miles. Jurassic Coast (Lyme Regis), 35 miles. Eden Project, 65 miles. Surfing Bude 51 miles. Padstow 75 miles. Powderham Castle 10 miles. Plymouth Aquarium 37 miles."
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