LOWER CLUNKAMOOR COTTAGE
Sorry, no pets.
Price range: £295 - £455 pw.
For further details please contact:
Mrs F Anderson
Tel: 01548 821636
Reload this mapPhoto above: Away from it all (centre of photo!)
Photo below right: Coming down our drive
This delightful single-storey stone cottage, approached down a long private drive, is in a wonderfully peaceful and secluded rural position in the designated South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Adjoining the owners' converted barn, and with no other houses nearby, Lower Clunkamoor Cottage stands in the middle of a small private nature reserve, with nineteen acres of wild gardens, young woodland, wildflower meadows and rough grassland, all managed entirely for wildlife. In summer a thousand wild orchids - mostly southern marsh and leopard marsh - flower in the meadows. More than sixty species of birds have been recorded at Lower Clunkamoor, buzzards soar overhead, and badgers, roe deer, hares and foxes are regularly seen on the land. The site has been designated a County Wildlife Site by the Devon Wildlife Trust.
Facing due south, the cottage is on the slopes of the beautiful Avon Valley, and is superbly situated for walkers and nature lovers. The wilds of Dartmoor National Park are five miles to the north, while the nearest part of the South Devon coast, with its wonderful clifftop walks, sandy coves and wooded estuaries, is nine miles to the south-west. The Avon Valley has beautiful woodland, romantic riverside walks, leafy lanes and pretty stone bridges.
"We wanted to get away from it all but never dreamt we would find such a haven."
Photo below: Our nearest beach
- Sitting room with deep comfortable armchairs, flat screen TV, maps and guidebooks, double French windows opening onto the garden.
- Bedroom with kingsize (5ft) bed and new and very comfortable pocket-sprung mattress, kingsize duvets, both medium-weight and lightweight, pure cotton bedlinen, wardrobe, chest of drawers, hairdryer. Double French windows opening onto the garden with views up into the canopy of a wonderful old oak tree, draped in lichen.
- Fully equipped kitchen with new electric oven and ceramic hob, new fridge with freezer compartment, new microwave, toaster, cafetiere.
- Bathroom with bath, electric shower and washbasin. Separate WC with washbasin.
- All linen and towels are provided.
- All electricity and heating (electric storage and convector) and constant hot water are included in the rent. Electricity is from 100 per cent renewable sources.
- Outside there is masses of space for sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine and birdsong - garden furniture provided - or for sitting in the shade of the wonderful old oak tree outside the cottage. Although the cottage is attached to the main house, it is otherwise completely independent from it and is very private and not overlooked (or walked in front of!).
- Don't miss the comments from the cottage visitors book and other useful information - click on the Owner's Noticeboard button.
"A lovely peaceful place to stay. Miles from anywhere!"
Photo below right: Our local riverside walk
Between Dartmoor and the sea
Photo below: Walking around the Avon Estuary
- Our nearest beach is nine miles away and is one of the best and most unspoilt beaches in the West Country. But there are many wonderful unspoilt beaches all along the South Devon coast and within easy driving distance of the cottage. These include Bantham/Bigbury, the best surfing beach in South Devon, and you are welcome to borrow our surfing bodyboards free of charge.
- The wilds of Dartmoor provide unrivalled walking country, with stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys and rushing rivers.
- Dartmoor is also famous for its many prehistoric remains, some dating back to the Neolithic, 4000 years ago. The moor has the largest concentration of Bronze Age remains in the UK, with numerous mysterious stone circles, standing stones and stone rows.
- The cottage is seven miles from the ancient market town of Totnes and the same from Dartington, with its international music and literature festivals. We are also near the attractive and historic small towns of Dartmouth, Salcombe, Modbury and Ashburton. There are numerous characterful pubs and excellent restaurants in the area, including Michelin starred restaurants.
- The National Trust has several fascinating properties in the area, including Agatha Christie's Greenway, and there are a number of beautiful gardens and nature reserves to explore. Within easy reach are several golf courses, canoeing on the rivers, boat trips around the coast, safe beaches for swimming and pony trekking and cycling on the moor.
- The cottage is reached along narrow Devon lanes but is just 15 minutes south of the A38 Devon Expressway, 45 minutes from Exeter and 30 minutes from Plymouth.