This property is perfect for a family get away, with shared indoor swimming pool, children’s play area and games room, your little ones will be entertained for hours.
Lower Elsford Farm has an abundance of wildlife and jaw dropping views across Dartmoor National Park and the famous Lustleigh Cleave. The farm is complete with an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and children’s play area. There are four cottages within the complex, each has its own character and have been decorated and furnished to a good standard, with fluffy towels, toiletries and a welcome Dartmoor cream tea provided on arrival. These properties are in an ideal location for a holiday for family or friends, and can be booked together to accommodate larger parties. Each property has its own enclosed private seating area with a barbecue. Located in an excellent position, allowing you to explore not only the 32 acre grounds, but all parts of Devon, and in particular, the 368 square miles of Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its quaint villages, meandering streams, dramatic scenery, wild ponies and varied wildlife. The grounds include an ancient stone row, 5 acres of rough moorland, two ponds and a tumbling stream.
Lower Elsford is bordered to the west by Woodland Trust and Dartmoor National Park Woods. Indigenous oak trees are covered with lichen, demonstrating the purity of the air; whilst water is provided by the farm’s own natural Dartmoor spring. Views from the fields are magnificent, stretching over the moor to Hound Tor and Haytor Rocks, and on a clear day as far as the coast at Berry Head, with glimpses of the sea. Wildlife abounds, including a badger set, deer, foxes, buzzards, and in season the bluebells and snowdrops flourish. Time does not seem to move quite so fast down here. Peace and tranquillity is the speciality, whilst Lower Elsford Farm is still within easy travelling distance of many local attractions. Guests are free to help themselves to any eggs they find, courtesy of the farm’s resident chickens. There are two reservoirs within a mile of Lower Elsford Farm both offering either pike or trout fishing. Permits for Trenchford Reservoir are available from the self service kiosk at Kennick whilst at Kennick Reservoir, the stunning Dartmoor water is stocked weekly with rainbow trout and blue trout. There are also boats for hire, but booking is essential. Permits can be purchased from the permit hut. Dartmoor served as the inspiration for Conan Doyle’s classic novels Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles, and as the backdrop for the film, War Horse. Dartmoor has the largest number of archaeological remains in Europe. So if it is stone circles, menhirs, stone crosses and ancient villages that get you excited, look no further. Located within Dartmoor National Park, the farm is listed in the Domesday Book. There has been a settlement here for at least 600 years. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and washer/dryer.
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, bluetooth speaker and patio doors.
Dining room: With French doors leading to patio.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, sloping ceiling and velux windows.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, sloping ceiling and velux window.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Economy 7 central heating included. Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Enclosed patio with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue.
Electricity, bed linen, towels and high-speed Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Shared games room with pool table, snooker table, table tennis, table football, Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and selection of books. Shared 32-acre unspoilt natural and landscaped grounds with woodland. Shared children’s play area. Shared heated indoor swimming pool (9m x 3.8m, depth 1.2m, open 8am-8pm) with shower and changing facilities. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond and stream in the grounds, 30 yards away. The property has a natural water supply from a spring.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - There are sloping ceilings in the upstairs bedrooms. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL PROPERTIES - There is a unfenced pond/stream 30 yards way from the property within the grounds. natural water supply from a spring. Property is located within a working farm environment; extra care should be taken, especially if you have young children in your party. The outdoor pool is open from 8am till 8pm, 7 days a week. Dimensions 9 x 3.8 metres and max 4 feet. Children must be supervised at all times. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ALL PROPERTIES - Use of 32 acres of shared grounds with owner and other guests. Highchair and stairgate available on request. Get the full listing »