Represented by Sykes Cottages, Priory Cottage is a dog friendly Grade II listed semi-detached thatched cottage, next door to the owner’s house, set in a very peaceful area, steeped in history and situated close to the site of an old priory, in the rural hamlet of Brightley, near Okehampton.
With the owner providing a warm welcome to guests, with plenty of local knowledge guaranteed to inspire, this cosy cottage is ideal for anyone interested in the history of the area.
Up to three well-behaved dogs are welcome at Priory Cottage; one included in the price with additional dogs charged at £15 per dog per week.
Relax outside this charming cottage in the large lawned garden, which is carefully tended by the owner, and is a quiet sheltered area for birdwatching and tea drinking and letting your canine companions play.
Brightley is a pretty hamlet with traditional country cottages in the River Okement valley, with Priory Cottage within a few yards to both the River Ockment and Abbeyford Woods, a delightful place for walks with the dogs.
Back in Priory Cottage the beamed sitting room has a feature fireplace with woodburner, ideal for relaxing after a day’s walk on Dartmoor.
The kitchen/diner is light and bright and opens out onto the large lawned garden.
There is an interesting ground floor bedroom in this charming cottage, with exposed stone walls made from reclaimed stone from the priory.
The remaining two bedrooms, sleeping three, are on the first floor, reached by steep stairs and all three share a bathroom.
This rural area is surrounded by ample opportunities for country pursuits, including magnificent Dartmoor walks, cycling on the 30-mile Tarka Trail, pony trekking across the wilds of the moor and fishing on the local lakes.
A short drive from this delightful cottage will take you to a variety of visitor attractions, including Dingles Steam Village and The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre and Finch Foundry.
Also nearby is Castle Drogo; a National Trust property which is dramatically situated above the River Teign, and the Museum of Dartmoor Life in the market town of Okehampton.
A must in this area is a trip to discover both the north coast, where you can visit places such as Bude (with its dog friendly beaches) and Widemouth Bay, and south coast to discover areas such as Exmouth and Teignmouth.
Priory Cottage is an interesting cottage in a quiet rural hamlet and perfect for a vacation with your four-legged friends.
Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with basin, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.
• Geothermal central heating via radiators with woodburner
• Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
• Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
• Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
• Off road parking for 3 cars
• Patio with furniture, sun loungers, BBQ and shared use of owner’s garden
• Three well-behaved dogs welcome (one included with additional dogs charged at £15 per dog, per week)
• Sorry, no smoking
• Shop and pub 2 miles
• Note: Steep stairs in cottage and care should be taken.