Orchard Keepers Cottage is the perfect romantic retreat nestled within the heart of the glorious Devon Ruby countryside, yet just 17 miles from the breathtaking North Cornish coast with many dog friendly beaches. This delightful architecturally designed holiday cottage is the ideal choice for a peaceful escape at any time of year. Situated off the beaten track on West Lake Farm which was awarded Devon Wildlife status, an award that reflects the sensitive management of the land. This semi-detached, spacious cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, enjoys panoramic views over the tranquil Devon countryside, and offers a welcome basket on arrival.
The cottage has a spacious, open-plan design with fully-fitted kitchen, dining and living room area, a wet room and underfloor heating throughout. An oak staircase leads to the large bedroom with a king size bed and pure cotton linen for ultimate comfort. High roof beams and open rafters give this area the ’wow’ factor, and a large patio window then opens onto a spacious balcony offering 180° views over Devon’s unspoilt land where you can sit, dine or watch the night sky.
There are 13 acres of farmland to explore with two large ponds with sitting areas, with wild flowers and wildlife in abundance. The cottage lies between the moors and coast, ideally situated for a variety of adventures. For walkers and cyclists there are miles of traffic free lanes, the challenging tors of Dartmoor and wonderful south west coastal path. Nearby Roadford Lake offers sailing and water sports with tuition, and the north coast has good beaches and surfing. There is trout and salmon fly fishing on local River Taw and River Torridge. Opportunities for coarse fishing are abundant in this area, and the RHS Rosemoor is a haven for gardeners and an idyllic lunch spot. Golfers can enjoy three well groomed courses, and birdwatchers have easy access to Lundy Island from the ferry port of Bideford. Beach 17 miles. Shop and restaurant 2 miles.
7 steps to entrance: Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with oak door, beams and floors. Wet room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom, with beams and exposed eaves.
Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview smart TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service on request. Freezer (in barn). Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Shared 13-acre farmland and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets welcome to be kept on a lead at all times - sheep country. NB: 20 yards from reed bed. Unfenced lake in grounds.
This is the ideal location for the perfect romantic retreat for two, nestled in the countryside with wild flower meadows and wildlife in abundance.