Easdon is all about location!
Above a wooded valley on the Eastern side of Dartmoor NP, the self-catering Barn at Easdon Cottage has views over open moorland and fields. Nestling into the hill and on the edge of the bridlepath leading on to Easdon Down, the house and Barn are at an altitude of about 1,100 feet. The Down gives protection from North and East winds and Hameldown, the edge of the higher moor, can be seen across the valley. The setting is remote and tranquil and yet the Dartmoor villages and towns of Moretonhampstead, Chagford and Bovey Tracey are all within easy reach. Exeter and the South coast (with its sandy beaches) are twenty miles away and North Bovey and Manaton are but a three mile walk. The area offers opportunities for walking, riding or cycling, with many places to visit and local attractions.
About the Barn
The Barn with its thick granite walls, provides a comfortable hideaway for 2 to 3 people.
Babies and children are welcome but we would point out that the steps up to our self-catering Barn could be a little difficult for very young children and the disabled. We can provide a high chair, but not a cot. For the present, wheelchair access is not available.
A short flight of steps leads up through a stable type door into the main openplan accommodation with views over the surrounding Dartmoor countryside. A traditional oil fired Rayburn gives cosiness and warmth when needed and hot water. It provides the main cooking facility for the kitchen/galley (a separate electric hob is also provided). There is a microwave, fridge freezer, pine table and chairs. A washing machine facility is available, for a small charge, on request at the cottage.
There is a kingsize bed, a digital colour TV/DVD player and a radio with CD player facility. Books, games, maps and guides for Dartmoor and Devon are also provided. A spiral stair leads down to a spare single bed space and a large bathroom. There is an area of garden in which to sit and enjoy the views or for meals outside.
On your arrival you will find a welcome pack of a few simple items- milk, eggs and butter from local and/or organic sources, plus homemade organic wholemeal spelt bread. Please let us know on booking if you do not need these items. Liza also makes a delicious granola (using her own recipe) which is available to order. Fresh organic vegetables in season may be available for purchase at the cottage. There is a good supply of locally grown and organic food in the area and information on this plus local shopping and eating facilities is available in the Barn.
We provide bedlinen, duvets and towels, but not beach towels. Our water supply comes from a nearby spring; a UV filter is therefore fitted in the kitchen of the Barn.
Want to bring a dog? Due to space limitations at the Barn we can welcome one small to medium sized, well behaved, house trained dog, so if this interests you, please enquire. A small charge will be payable.
Please note that our self-catering Barn is a no-smoking area.
The cost of oil for the Rayburn and electricity used is included. A £50 damage deposit is also payable with the hire charge. The deposit will be returned within 14 days of your departure unless there has been a problem.