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Chocolate-box pretty, this darling 17th century thatched cottage in Devon with a French twist is simply beautiful and perfect for couples or families alike.

April Cottage

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From £693 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Autumnal escapes Courtyard Garden Family friendly Rolling countryside Thatched Thatched cottage Dog friendly Walking distance to a pub Wood Burner Country Houses 3 Hours From London
Dating from the early 17th century, April Cottage is a delightful Grade II listed home which has been lovingly converted by its owners into a blissful retreat for four. Whitewashed walls, ancient wooden beams, cosy rooms and a fabulous stone fireplace all add to the vintage charm whilst the exquisite, carefully-selected French inspired antiques and artwork are just perfect. Peaceful, welcoming and luxurious, it's a beautiful homestay you'll just love returning to at the end of the day. Located in the pretty village of Drewsteignton in Dartmoor National Park, close to a fabulous traditional pub and one of Devon's best restaurants. It's also ideally located to discover all that Dartmoor has to offer with walks aplenty and pretty market towns and villages to explore.
Living

Cosy, warm and welcoming, the sitting room is just perfect with a huge stone fireplace complete with large stove for cooler days - make sure to look out for the original bread oven! The large, plush cream sofa and accompanying chair welcome you to relax and unwind, whilst the picturesque window seat is made for gazing out of or catching up with a good book. We just love the rare plank and muntin dark wooden screen, tastefully chosen antiques and wooden furniture that effortlessly complete the room.

Eating

The country kitchen is great for rustling up meals - make sure to make the most of the amazing local produce! Sage green cupboards contain everything you need to create culinary masterpieces- from baking a cake to a casserole - whilst coffee aficionados will love the Nespresso coffee machine. In addition, there's a lovely Belfast sink, large double oven with ceramic hob and all the other facilities you'd expect as well as a cute table, chairs and bench made for breakfasting and casual dining.

The cosy dining room is behind the plank and muntin screen and has a lovely round dining table which comfortably seats four - an ideal spot for decadent dinners.

Sleeping

There are two gorgeous, beautifully French-inspired bedrooms. The master bedroom has an oh-so-comfy king size bed, vaulted beamed ceiling, wooden floor and antique French artwork and furniture including a chest of drawers dating from 1810 with its original marble top. The second bedroom has a zip-and-link bed which means it can be made into either a king bed or twin beds and lovely beamed, vaulted ceilings. Both bedrooms have gorgeous Kate Foreman fabrics and luxurious bedding.

Bathing

There's both a shower room and a bathroom - the shower is a walk-in shower whilst the pretty French-inspired bathroom has a sumptuous free-standing roll top bath for blissfully long soaks. Additionally, there are heated rails in both rooms to ensure towels are kept warm and fluffy.

Outside space

To the back of the property through the stable doors is a small-but-perfectly-formed courtyard garden with bistro table and chairs for a spot of alfresco dining. Handily, there's also a large shed with two bicycles for your use, and it's an ideal spot to hang wet coats, muddy boots or to put dirty dogs in after a long walk.

Parking

There's on street parking available in the nearby square or you can park in the car park nearby and walk back to the cottage through the pretty churchyard.

WiFi

April Cottage has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

Dogs

One dog is very welcome at April Cottage. We charge £30 per week or short break. There are some lovely walks near the cottage.

In the Area

Drewsteignton is a lovely unspoilt village in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, so ideal for those who love to walk and cycle. It's also perfect for horse riding. With a village shop, fabulous traditional pub and great places to eat such as the Old Inn (make sure to book), it's good to know you don't have to get in a car if you don't want to. In addition, Fingle Bridge, Castle Drogo, the Teign valley, Bovey Castle, Fernworthy Reservoir and Kestor Rock are also well worth a visit. Make time to explore the lovely villages and market towns such as Chagford with their excellent choice of shops including the owners of April Cottage's own antique shop, restaurants, tearooms and pubs to choose from. For golfers, there are three good courses nearby too.

Reviews

'What a wonderful experience to be for first guests at April Cottage. Your property is absolutely beautiful both inside and out and made for a fantastic base from which to explore Dartmoor. The Old Inn next door is a must and The Ring of Bells at North Bovey. Thank you for our long weekend stay, we'll definitely be back' - October 2018

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Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 8 Feb £997
  • 8 Feb - 24 May £1267
  • 24 May - 27 Sep £1650
  • 27 Sep - 20 Dec £1267
  • 20 Dec - 31 Dec £1650
20% off for parties up to 4 + cot between 2 Nov and 14 Dec 2018.
Short breaks:
  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.
Payments:
  • A 13 deposit & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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