Countryside lovers will be hard-pushed to find a better self-catering cottage than Lower Clunkamoor Cottage. Situated in a remote, rural Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Devon between Dartmoor and the glorious South Devon beaches near Bigbury, Salcombe and Dartmouth, this stone-built one-bedroom cottage is perfect for couples seeking a romantic rural retreat. It comes with its own private nature reserve, wild gardens and a wonderful mature oak right outside the front door.
Other than the owners who live in the adjoining house, the nearest dwelling is a quarter of a mile away. The cottage is not overlooked and is comfortably private. Secluded, peaceful and tranquil, it is also easily reachable: just 45 minutes from Exeter and 15 minutes from the A38.
The south-facing cottage sits above the wooded Avon Valley in lovely walking country with a network of flower-filled Devon lanes, ancient footpaths, green lanes, woodlands and crystal-clear rivers and streams. In June, wildflower meadows surrounding the cottage are filled with the colour of a thousand wild orchids.
Step inside the front door to a sitting room with deep comfortable armchairs, flat-screen TV and double French windows opening onto the garden. The bedroom has an extremely comfortable kingsize bed with pure cotton bedlinen and a choice of duvets. There is also a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The well-equipped kitchen has a new electric oven with ceramic hob, an equally new fridge with freezer compartment and a new microwave. The bathroom has a bath with electric shower and washbasin and there is a separate WC with its own washbasin. All bed linen and towel sets are included.
Broadband is available just outside the front door - and usually just inside! Mobile reception is generally OK.
When it is warm, it is hard to stay inside the cottage with such wonderful wild gardens outside to explore. In spring and summer, have an early breakfast under the shade of the oak tree and catch the end of the dawn chorus, or use it as a leafy sun shade on hot sunny days.
There are lovely walks straight from the cottage door, especially along the beautiful River Avon following its journey to the sea. There are plenty of maps in the cottage showing an attractive range of local walks as well as those further afield if you're planning a day on Dartmoor or a walk along the spectacular South West Coast Path. Visitors can also enjoy books to help you identify the flowers, birds and trees that surround this idyllic Devon holiday cottage.
Leave your car at the top of the short, shallow slope that leads down to the cottage. There's one equally shallow step into the house and then everything is all on one level.
Please note: Clunkamoor Cottage is not suitable for smokers or children or dogs.
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Lower Clunkamoor Cottage
A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN
The peace and tranquillity are almost tangible... I feel as though I've found a little piece of heaven on earth.
SERENE AND PEACEFUL
Wow! What a serene and peaceful place to relax, unwind and to explore South Devon and Dartmoor.
Once again another fantastic week in a wonderful location. The meadows look wonderful and the sight of the first orchids was amazing.
IT'S HEAVEN ON EARTH!
A little bit of heaven on earth! What a wonderful spot and the perfect place to recharge our batteries away from the hurly-burly of daily life.
GENUINE PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY
Such peace and tranquillity are so hard to find, surrounded by an array of birds and watched over by the grand oak tree.
LIFE GETS NO BETTER THAN THIS
A week in the most magical place in permanent sunshine - could life get any better?
YOU WILL SEE US AGAIN!
The area is so beautiful and calm and full of things to see that we definitely will be coming back.