Luxury Cottage Sleeping 6 to Rent in Mid Devon

Gardeners Cottage

A luxury Holiday Cottage Near Iddesleigh, Mid Devon - Sleeps 2 to 6 people

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Located in the grounds of Assh House, near Iddesleigh in Devon, Gardeners Cottage is truly a little gem of a holiday cottage. Assh House is a stunning Georgian Estate which has been recently fully renovated to its former glory sits in an elevated position overlooking some of the most glorious countryside in Devon making it the ideal location for holidaymakers looking to get away from it all to a real area of peace and tranquility. The cottage has been newly converted to an extremely high standard and features all the conveniences that really make it a home from home.

There are three bedrooms upstairs - a kingsize, double and a twin - which share a delightful nautical themed bathroom. Downstairs is a stunning hand built kitchen incorporating everything you could wish for including a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and a large range style gas cooker. The table can comfortably accommodate 6 people. There is also a washing machine located in the utility room and a downstairs WC.

The main living area is beautifully furnished in a traditional style and is very spacious with plenty of seating and features a real log fire. A basket of logs will be provided on your arrival. There is a television (with Freeview), a DVD player and plenty of books and games.

Immediately outside the kitchen door is a large porch with plenty of space for storing wellies etc., and to the rear is a lovely secluded garden with a patio, garden furniture and barbeque. The garden is looked after by a professional gardener who also tends the rest of the estate.

As part of the renovations at Assh House the old walled garden has been completely renovated and re-planted and you are free to wander around it during your stay. Assh House also has a working farm within its grounds with cattle, sheep, chickens and shire horses which you are free to explore.

Gardeners Cottage is approximately 1 mile from the pretty local village of Iddesleigh which is a typical mid Devon village full of cob and thatched houses. Located in the centre of the village is the 'Duke of York' pub which dates back to the 15th century and can be found in all good pub guides. It was voted Pub of the Year in 2005.

Several National Trust properties including Arlington, Knightshayes, Killerton and Finch's Foundry are within easy reach with Castle Drogo and Lydford Gorge both being only about 15 miles away. For gardeners the famous RHS Gardens at Rosemoor near Torrington are about 7 miles away. The bustling market town of Okehampton with its many shops and cafes can be reached in about 15 minutes by car.

For walkers Dartmoor is within easy reach with all it has to offer. The North Devon Coast and Barnstaple are both not more than 40 mins away with beaches and excellent surfing. Iddesleigh is also in 'Tarka Trail' country. The Tarka Trail is the 180 mile route taken by Tarka the Otter along the Tor and Torridge rivers of North Devon. If you are not a walker you can enjoy a ride on the Tarka Line Railway. The Granite Way is close by with 11 miles of traffic free cycling from Okehampton along the edge of Dartmoor to Lydford. You can also try the local cider at the Winkleigh Cider Company

Local cities are Exeter (45 minutes) with its cathedral and many shops and attractions and Plymouth (1 hour) with its famous Hoe and Barbican.

The small town of Hatherleigh - 3 miles which has an ancient farmers market on a Tuesday

Okehampton - 9 miles which is a busy market town with many shops, supermarkets and cafes. Here you will find the Tourist Board, Okehampton Castle, The Museum of Dartmoor Life and a new leisure centre with swimming pool.

Tavistock is 25 miles away and the nearest coastal town of Bude is about 40min away.

The famous Eden Project is an hour and a quarters drive away.

Included in the price:

Oil central heating and hot water

Electricity and logs

Cot and high chair

All linens and towels with luxurious cotton sheets

A starter pack includes free range eggs from the farm.