Lower Clunkamoor Cottage
If you are looking for a romantic holiday cottage in a secluded rural location in South Devon, within easy reach of gorgeous beaches and the rugged wilderness of Dartmoor, then Lower Clunkamoor Cottage will tick all your boxes. This delightful cottage for two sits in its own private nature reserve.
- Sleeps 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
If you are looking for a romantic holiday cottage in a secluded rural Devon location, within easy reach of gorgeous beaches and the rugged wilderness of Dartmoor, then Lower Clunkamoor Cottage will tick all your boxes - and then some! This delightful cottage for two sits in the middle of your own nature reserve near Diptford in South Devon.
Countryside lovers will be hard-pushed to find a better self-catering cottage than Lower Clunkamoor Cottage. Situated in a remote and rural Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Devon between Dartmoor and the glorious South Devon beaches around Bigbury, Salcombe and Dartmouth, this stone-built one-bedroom cottage is perfect for couples seeking a romantic rural retreat. It comes complete with its own private nature reserve with wild gardens and a wonderful mature oak right outside the cottage - the perfect place to set your dining table for two to enjoy lunch or an evening meal at twilight.
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 may be, but it is also easily reachable, just 45 minutes from Exeter and 30 minutes from Plymouth and three miles 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 and green lanes, woodlands and crystal-clear rivers and streams. In June the wildflower meadows surrounding the cottage are filled with the blooms of a thousand wild orchids. Sit quietly and enjoy the tuneful backdrop of an evening chorus of birdsong and you may see roe deer, a hare or two and the occasional fox at play (although not with each other).
Drive down steep-banked, leafy Devon lanes that have stood since Saxon times to arrive at Lower Clunkamoor Cottage which stands at the end of its own quarter-mile drive.
Step inside the front door to a sitting room with deep comfortable armchairs and double French windows opening onto the garden. The room contains a flat screen TV and plenty of maps and guidebooks to allow you to plan your daily adventures discovering the coast and countryside of South Devon and Dartmoor.
The bedroom has an extremely comfortable kingsize bed with pure cotton bedlinen and a choice of duvets. For a really indulgent holiday, throw open the room's French windows to let in the morning air in summer while you enjoy breakfast in bed and watch the birds enjoying their breakfast on the feeders and in the oak tree outside. The bedroom has a wardrobe and chest of drawers plus a hairdryer.
The well-equipped kitchen contains all the appliances necessary to make your life easier while on holiday, whether creating culinary feasts with local produce or warming up a TV dinner after a long day tramping across Dartmoor. Facilities include a new electric oven with ceramic hob, an equally new fridge with freezer compartment, a new microwave, cafetiere and toaster.
The bathroom has a bath with a newly installed electric shower, washbasin and a separate WC with its own washbasin. All bed linen and towel sets are included in the price, but you will need to bring your own beach towels. All utilities from lighting to constant hot water are also included in the price.
Broadband and Mobile Phone Availability: Broadband is available just outside the front door! Mobile reception is generally OK.
When it is warm, it is hard to stay inside the cottage with such a wonderful wild garden outside to explore. In late spring and early summer, take an early breakfast under the shade of the lichen-covered oak tree and catch the end of the dawn chorus, or use it as a natural sun shade on hot sunny days.
There is range of lovely walks straight from the cottage door, especially alongside 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 further afield for those planning a day walking on Dartmoor or along the spectacular South West Coast Path. For visitors wanting to learn a little more about the nature reserve there are books to help you identify the flowers, birds and trees that surround this idyllic Devon holiday cottage.
Park your car at the top of a shallow (and short) slope that leads down to the cottage. There's one equally shallow step into the house and thereafter everything is on one level. Smoking is not permitted in the cottage and neither, due to its location in a nature reserve in which wildlife roams freely, are we able to allow dogs.
YOU WILL SEE US AGAIN! by E and S, London. July 2016 on February 3rd 2017
The area is so beautiful and calm and full of things to see that we definitely will be coming back.
LIFE GETS NO BETTER THAN THIS by J and C, Lancashire, July 2014 on February 3rd 2017
A week in the most magical place in permanent sunshine - could life get any better?
GENUINE PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY by R and S, York. JULY 2014 on February 3rd 2017
Such peace and tranquillity are so hard to find, surrounded by an array of birds and watched over by the grand oak tree.
IT'S HEAVEN ON EARTH! by L and W, Seaford, Sussex. June 2014 on February 3rd 2017
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.