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Just outside the bustling Dartmoor town of Bovey Tracey, home of the Designer's Guild, the Lodge at Parke is a sweet little dolls house of a cottage that was once the entrance lodge to the Parke estate. This cosy cottage is perfectly placed for exploring Dartmoor and the south Devon coast: it is only two and a half miles from the A38, the seaside at Teignmouth and lovely Teign estuary is within easy reach, and Dartmoor is practically on your doorstep. The picturesque village of Lustleigh, with its woodland walks, is just up the road, the Teign valley runs to the east, while the high moors are just to the west. Right outside the Lodge, the old estate of Parke is a fascinating place to discover, with its orchard, walled gardens and miles of footpaths.
The cottage is an easy walk into Bovey Tracey, where there is a good selection of shops, cafes, and pubs, ideal if you don’t want to cook at any time.
Heating: Night storage heating included.
Parking: There is a hardstanding area next to the cottage.
Garden: There is an enclosed garden with picnic table.
Accessibility: Although the cottage is single storey, the floor levels are not the same throughout the cottage. There are steps down into the kitchen and bathroom and a slight slope down from the hallway to sitting/dining room. The cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.
Please Note: This cottage is not suitable for babies or young children.
The ceiling height in the bathroom is low and sloping.
Devon's a big and beautiful county with much to offer. From bucolic sleepy market towns to the miles and miles of coastline, much loved by surfers, swimmers, families, and walkers from all over the world, a trip to this special place will stay with you for ever. We have a great range of holiday options in Devon, from holiday cottages brimming with character and lovingly restored to our bunkhouses and bothies, all located on or near land in the care of the National Trust.
Dartmoor: the largest remaining wilderness in southern England. Not more than a dozen miles inland from the tropical palm trees of the south Devon coast, the roads rise a few hundred feet and you are transported abruptly to an altogether different terrain. This is a breathtakingly beautiful, wild land, sometimes bleak and inhospitable, characterised by sweeping expanses of moorland, high granite tors, plunging wooded river valleys and an evocative atmosphere of antiquity and mystery. On its softer eastern and southern fringes, Dartmoor National Park has picturesque villages and thick woods cloaking steep valleys. The many faces and moods of Dartmoor would be more than enough to occupy an entire holiday, but also within easy reach are the vibrant cities of Plymouth and Exeter and the beautiful coast and estuaries of south Devon.On the northern edge of the moor, the Trust owns the fabulous twentieth-century fortress-home of Castle Drogo, in a dramatic position above the Teign Gorge. On the western edge is the spectacular Lydford Gorge, with waterfall and whirlpools, which has been a tourist attraction since Victorian times. In the heart of the moor at Widecombe, there is a Trust shop adjoining the sixteenth-century Church House.
National Trust places nearby include Parke Estate, Brafley, Compton Castle, The Church House and Castle Drogo.Other attractions in the area include Designers Guild, Becky Falls, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor, Teignmouth and Teign estuary and the area is perfect for walking, bird watching and horse riding.