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Property Details

2 bedrooms
  • Entrance Room
  • Open-Plan Living Area and Kitchen
  • Two Bedrooms
  • En-Suite Shower
  • Bathroom
  • LPG Heating
  • Parking
  • Landscaped Garden

Pond Cottage is located in Dartmoor National Park in a peaceful sheltered valley about three miles west of the village of Widecombe, made world famous by its Annual Fair started in 1850.

Dartmoor is a conservation area of outstanding natural beauty, with its rugged tors contrasted by sheltered combes, containing some of the most spectacular landscapes within the Westcountry. There are unlimited opportunities for riding and walking literally on the doorstep.

The village of Widecombe has a traditional green, two pubs, primary school, village hall and splendid 16th century church known locally as "The Cathedral of the Moor". Although very much a rural community, Widecombe is a surprisingly accessible village, being approximately six miles north of the town of Ashburton and the A38 Devon Expressway, which provides a quick link to the cities of Plymouth in one direction, and Exeter and the M5 motorway in the other.

Pond Cottage is a wonderful barn conversion with reverse level accommodation featuring a vaulted ceiling to the open-plan living area and kitchen. Several rooms have timbered ceilings and there is a contemporary log-burner in the living area along with full LPG central heating. The floors are oak and slate and there is a modern fitted kitchen and stylish bathroom and en-suite. Originally the property was laid out as three bedrooms and has been altered to provide a large multi-purpose entrance room that makes a lovely study, garden room or occasional third bedroom area.

Outside, there is parking at the front of the barn and a gated side entrance leads around to an attractive garden with good sized lawn and sheltered seating areas. Pond Cottage would make a lovely permanent or second home and is the perfect base from which to enjoy Dartmoor.
Timber Entrance Door to
Entrance area
17'6" x 10' with French doors to the garden. Slate tiled floor. Timbered ceiling. Radiator. Window to lane aspect. Ceiling spotlights. Oak steps up to
Bedroom 1
13' x 10'4" window to lane aspect with window seat. Oak floor. Timbered ceiling. Ceiling spotlights. Radiator. Built-in wardrobe. Oak door to
En-Suite Shower Room
White suite of double headed shower with glazed enclosure, circular wash basin on stand and WC. Slate tiled floor. Towel radiator. Ceiling spotlights.
Bedroom 2
18'2" x 7' slate tiled floor. Radiator. Three side windows and garden aspect window - each with slate sills. Ceiling spotlights.
9' x 7' white suite of metal roll-top bath with side mounted mixer shower tap, ceramic wash basin on stand with cupboard beneath and WC. Slate tiled floor. Towel radiator. Painted ceiling timbers. Ceiling spotlights.
Lobby Area
With storage cupboards and plumbing for washing machine.
Open-Plan Living Area and Kitchen
28' x 17'9" approached via an oak staircase from the entrance room. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timber roof supports. Oak floor. Contemporary log-burner on slate plinth. Windows to the front and rear aspects plus two Velux roof windows. TV point. Two radiators. Shaker-style kitchen with peninsula unit with solid wood worktops and butlers sink. STOVES electric oven, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Cupboard housing Baxi LPG boiler. Window overlooking garden. Stable doors with stairs to the garden.
There is a stone-chipped parking apron at the front of the barn and a five bar gate at the side leads around to the garden at the rear. The garden includes two large paved patio terraces - perfect for alfresco dining, a stone-chipped area and gently sloping lawn with various shrubs.
Mains Electricity. LPG Gas heating. Private water and drainage.
From the centre of Widecombe, take the Dartmeet Road and after about a quarter of a mile, turn right at Southcombe Cross. Proceed up the hill and onto the Moor and on reaching the crossroads, turn right. Continue along this road as far as the first junction at Rowden Cross. On reaching Rowden Cross, turn left signposted for "Broadafford and Cator". Continue along this road for just over half a mile and on reaching the junction, go straight across towards Cator. After about a third of a mile, the property will be found by the roadside on the right.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.