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Grade II* C16th house on edge of Dartmoor, Devon - views across fields and moor
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 with twin beds, Bedroom 4 with double bed.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Stone spiral stair a risk for young children.Stone spiral stair a risk for young children.
Pets allowed - 1 dog, ground floor only and on lead in garden1 dog, ground floor only and on lead in garden
No events - Please avoid late night noise & no parties please!Please avoid late night noise & no parties please!
No smoking - No smoking pleaseNo smoking please
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- 1 well-behaved dog only, by arrangement Care needed not to block farm gates in parking any extra car on lane Max 8 (incl children) to sleep mm
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About Will Lee
We are a brother and sister who a few years ago inherited this family house on the edge of Dartmoor. We love spending time here, but it is a long drive from London where we both live and neither of us gets down as much as we’d like. Until now, it has been used only by family and friends, but we’ve now decided to make it more widely available. It is very much a family home not a holiday let – not everything is new, not everything matches – and we hope that visitors will enjoy its character as well as its great location.
Will Lee purchased this House in 1991
Why Will Lee chose Widecombe in the Moor
For over twenty years Cresson Hayes has been the Dartmoor home from home for our large extended family. We love the whole area, particularly the river, moor and tors on the doorstep - you can hear the distant rush of the Dart from the garden - and the cliffs and beaches of the south coast, a 45 minute drive away. Cresson Hayes is the end house in a very quiet hamlet of old granite houses, with sweeping views from the garden and windows. You can walk straight out of the house up on to the moor or across the fields down to the river. It therefore feels very remote but is in fact only 15 minutes by car to the local town which has excellent amenities.
What makes this House unique
Cresson Hayes is a wonderful base for exploring Dartmoor. There are lots of places of interest and activities for children in the immediate area, and the A38 provides quick access south to the coast. The nearby small town of Ashburton has a wide range of shops - delis, hardware, antiques, books, walking gear. The early sixteenth century house has bags of character, with a granite spiral staircase, mullioned windows and carved and painted beams. The decor is comfortable not smart, and the rooms are full of antiques, books, artworks and curios. The long garden running down the hillside has many secret corners which are fun for children to explore. There is plenty of space inside and out, and it is a great place to spend time whatever the weather.
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