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Pineapple Cottage Chagford Dartmoor | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | Web Ref: 3419 | Sleeps 2
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Pineapple Cottage 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom | WiFi | Town House | | Sleeps 2
50 yards from Chagford town centre, a 'bolt hole' for two, stylishly renovated by its artist owner. Down a footpath beside the cottage, within the friendly owner's beautifully designed cottage garden, is your own private 'garden room' (table/chairs), a peaceful and relaxing sanctuary beside a leat.
Hall; 5 steps down to spacious living/dining room with good furniture and pictures, TV/DVD, iPod dock. Four more steps down to well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker). Upstairs, a double bedroom (5' bed) with steps up to bathroom (suite with roll-top bath with shower over). A popular, special cottage to which many return every year.
Dartmoor: "the last great wilderness in Southern England". Great rock-tors top many of its often heather-covered hills. Marvellous for walking, riding, tor-climbing, picnicking, kite-flying, pony-trekking and, if you’re at all energetic, not seeing other people. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. All is protected from caravans, tents and most ugliness by being in the Dartmoor National Park.
The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half has the most spectacular tors, best wooded river valleys, a few villages (like Widecombe, Buckland) in green-field ‘oases’. The moor’s eastern edge is the softest, most wooded, most popular: Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey are among its best villages, and the river Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley. The Dart(s) – two of them rise in the moor’s middle and join at Dartmeet – is/are equally beautiful all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Tavy Cleave, on the latter, is the western moor’s most dramatic place. The quality of a pub can change so quickly we hesitate to recommend, but there are plenty of them; and of places to ride or pony-trek.
Chagford: lively, friendly little town (pubs, shops, outdoor swimming pool, tennis) away from main roads in the shelter of high Dartmoor. Past it the River Teign (fishing) hurries through woods and meadows below Castle Drogo (Nat. Trust). Excellent walking; superb views. Open moor, 2 miles; golf, 3; Exeter (city amenities), 17; sea/beaches, about 20.