The Paddocks - Dartmoor, Sleeps 4
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The Paddocks - Ponsworthy, Devon, Dartmoor, England - Sleeps 4

The Paddocks

The Paddocks sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and is a delightful 17th century granite holiday cottage with lots of character ideally located within the Dartmoor National Park. With a log burner in the sitting room for cosy winter nights, and an enclosed garden with terrace for eating out when the sun shines, The Paddocks is an ideal choice for friends, families and couples all year round.

Ideally placed in Ponsworthy, a small rural Devonshire village in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park, there are endless opportunities all around for those who enjoy being outdoors. Spend your days fishing, climbing or exploring the area by horseback, bike, foot or car. The beautiful landscape is dotted with pretty villages (with country inns for refreshment), archaeological sites, country houses, attractions for the younger ones and tea shops for sampling a traditional Devonshire cream tea.

A stunning wilderness and haven for wildlife, the National Park is home to the famous Dartmoor ponies that can be seen grazing freely, along with cattle on your travels. You may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of deer and otters, as well as birds of prey soaring up above.

Steeped in folklore, the picturesque Dartmoor village of Widecombe in the Moor is close by. Visit in September when the famous annual fair takes place or at any other time to visit its shops and pubs and sample a taste of moorland life. Also nearby is Ashburton, a bustling market town with a good choice of shops for stocking up on provisions, galleries and places for a meal out.

With miles of footpaths, country lanes and trails, Dartmoor is a vast outdoor playground and a popular holiday destination for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Its central location in Devon also makes it an ideal base from which to explore the areas abundance of attractions and stunning beaches on the north and south coast.

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  • The Paddocks with own parking area
  • Lounge with Woodburner, TV and DVD
  • Dining/lounge area
  • Dining/lounge area
  • Kitchen
  • Main Bedroom
  • Guest Bedroom
  • Upstairs Bathroom
  • Guest Welcome Tray
  • Garden Seating Area
  • View of Ponsworthy through lounge window (rush hour in Ponsworthy) !!!
  • Garden View
  • Garden View
  • Garden View
  • Larry taking in the view
  • Garden View
  • View from cottage window
  • The Splash at Ponsworthy
  • Village view
  • Foor Plan
  • The Paddocks


  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Bike Storage
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Horse Riding Nearby

The Paddocks Continued

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • Welcoming sitting room with comfy seating, television, DVD player and impressive granite fireplace housing a log burner - the perfect place to relax in front of the flickering flames at the end of the day.
  • Well equipped kitchen with everything needed to self-cater including an electric oven/hob, microwave, plenty of cupboards for storage and a breakfast bar where you can sit on the stools and chat to the 'cook' whilst they prepare dinner. There is also a farmhouse style table with seating for four guests and exposed stonework that adds to the charm.
  • Hallway where the washing machine and tumble dryer can be found in a cupboard.
  • Shower-room with hand basin and toilet.

First floor

  • Main bedroom with double bed and traditional furnishings.
  • Twin bedroom which has two single beds (wardrobe space for hanging items can be found on the landing).
  • Bathroom with hand basin, toilet and a bath with shower attachment (hand-held).

Outside: There is a pretty enclosed garden at the back of the cottage with sloping lawn area and terrace with garden furniture and BBQ - perfect for alfresco dining and enjoying a glass of wine whilst taking in the lovely village views. Off-road parking available.

Additional information: One dog is welcome by arrangement. No smoking inside the cottage. Cot available by prior arrangement. Bed linen, electricity and heating are included in the price - please bring your own towels. Internet access is available.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £325
Mid Season from £475
High Season from £550
Peak Season £575

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Flexible
Payment options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin)

Owner's details:
Owner: Philip & Valerie, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

The Paddocks joined Independent Cottages in July 2014

Owner's Other Properties

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