Grade Ii* Listed Farmhouse

£179  average per night

 9 votes

Secluded Farmhouse – High On Dartmoor, With Fly-fishing On The River Dart

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bathroom
  • Children welcome

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General information

  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • BBQ
  • Parking
  • Children welcome
  • Books
  • Dining area
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Linens provided
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Pets considered
  • No smoking
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Towels provided
  • Wood stove
  • Wheelchair inaccessible

Kitchen and household

  • Blender
  • Dishes and utensils provided
  • Clothes dryer
  • Full kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine

Safety

  • Carbon Monoxide detector
  • Deadbolt lock to entrance
  • Emergency exit route
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

Location

  • > 5KM
  • > 5KM
  • 4.8KM
  • 1KM
  • > 5KM

Description

Situated in the wilds of the Dartmoor National Park, half a mile from the nearest road, the farmhouse at Combestone Farm is the perfect isolated rural retreat. Bordered on three sides by rivers, the farm comprises of 180 acres of ancient woodland, moorland and fields surrounded by dry-stone walls. It offers endless options for walking, exploring, fly-fishing on the River Dart (subject to the season and correct licenses) and grazing for two horses by arrangement. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
The cosy, welcoming cottage includes an open fire in the main living room, a wood burner in the snug and an AGA for cooking. Upstairs there are three pretty bedrooms and a bathroom. The well-tended gardens have far-reaching views across the valley and the farmland includes bluebell woods, bronze-age hut circles and ancient tin mine workings. There is fly-fishing for two rods on 2.5 miles of the river for Salmon and Sea Trout.
The nearby village of Holne has a welcoming 13th century pub(currently classed), shop and tea room. Dartmeet, across the stepping stones over the river, boasts the popular tea room and restaurant at Badger’s Holt and the Forest Inn at Hexworthy is just over a mile away. The River Dart Country Park is a family activity centre set in 90 acres about 5 miles drive. The local towns of Ashburton, Princetown, Yelverton and Tavistock have a full range of amenities, restaurants and activities.
The farm is remote and not connected to the national electricity grid. There is high-speed WiFi, but no mobile phone signal. Electrical power comes from a generator which runs automatically 2hrs/day and otherwise from a battery bank with 230V inverter. Electrical supplies are limited therefore, and guests will need a degree of resourcefulness!
Water is from a spring on the farm. The Kitchen has an oil-fired AGA for cooking, a microwave, fridge and excellent range of kitchen equipment.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms; one double bedroom and two twins, and also the main bathroom with bath, sink and WC. There is also a shower and WC in the downstairs bathroom. A washing machine and tumble dryer are available when the generator is running.
There is parking for several cars but the farm track is very rough and not suitable for sports cars. The farmhouse has steep stairs & rough granite floors and isn’t ideal for very young children. The terrain is steep and rugged; the hiking, riding, fishing and outdoor pursuits are unrivalled.
The farm, and nearby Combestone Tor, opened the 2011 film “War Horse” as the birth place of “Joey” and with some of the early scenes of the beauty of Dartmoor.

The little converted 1 bedroom barn on the other side of the farmyard is occupied.

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