The Garden Cottage is a snug little thatched property, nestled down a private drive in the small village of Belstone. Pink clematis flowers adorn the original stone walls around the door of the single-storied building. The central heating, underfloor heating and wood burner make this an ideal getaway in any season.
Off-road parking available. Up to three well-behaved dogs are welcome, with the first dog free of charge (£15 per additional dog).
The flagstone floor is original and perfectly restored. The living area comprises dining area and lounge with a window seat and a wood burner.
Guests will find the cosy kitchen well-equipped with oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine and drier.
There are two bedrooms: the first a king-size double, the second with bunk beds.
The original stone walls peek through the contemporary decor throughout the cottage, lending it a historic, yet modern feel.
The good-sized cottage garden is full of plants, flowers and mature trees, and has a picnic bench where you can relax. If you’re feeling more active, outdoor games are also provided.
The owner’s house next door was once home to the Nobel Prize-winning author, Doris Lessing.
Full of character and a nice rural feel to the surroundings. A1 parking facilities. Excellent location for joining loop walks with the dog…Sykes Cottages – Nov 2018
Location and surrounding area
Belstone is a small village on the northern edge of Dartmoor. The pub, less than a mile from the cottage, and the tea rooms are perfect places to relax after a day of walking.
This is a great location for dog owners, with easy access to local loop walks. There are also riding stables close by, and a pub less than a mile from the cottage.
The town of Okehampton is a short drive away, where you will find a leisure centre, cinema and a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. The medieval ruins of Okehampton Castle are also well worth a visit.
For more ideas check our days friendly places in Devon travel guide.
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