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Three Pound Cottage - The Dartmoor Holiday Cottage

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
7 nights minimum
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Three Pound Cottage is a picture perfect chocolate box thatched holiday cottage situated in the heart of the idyllic village of Lustleigh,- voted best village on Dartmoor and voted one of England’s best villages by the Daily Telegraph. This 16th century grade II listed historic cottage has been sensitively restored to provide all the comforts of modern living, such as underfloor heating, whilst preserving the cottage’s historic charm and quirkiness - original features include an inglenook fireplace with wood-burner, beams throughout plus an original granite staircase (don’t panic there is a second modern staircase too). To ensure a comfortable stay whatever the weather, the cottage is equipped with a modern heating/hot water system under your complete control, wifi and smart TV’s with al...Three Pound Cottage is a picture perfect chocolate box thatched holiday cottage situated in the heart of the idyllic village of Lustleigh,- voted best village on Dartmoor and voted one of England’s best villages by the Daily Telegraph. This 16th century grade II listed historic cottage has been sensitively restored to provide all the comforts of modern living, such as underfloor heating, whilst preserving the cottage’s historic charm and quirkiness - original features include an inglenook fireplace with wood-burner, beams throughout plus an original granite staircase (don’t panic there is a second modern staircase too). To ensure a comfortable stay whatever the weather, the cottage is equipped with a modern heating/hot water system under your complete control, wifi and smart TV’s with all the catch-up TV players, Netflix etc. In addition, all bedrooms are equipped with internet connection points just in case you need more speed than wifi. As you would expect, there is a fully equipped kitchen and a small utility room. With 3 bedrooms and 2 modern bathrooms, Three Pound Cottage sleeps up to 5 guests comfortably. Whilst perfect for families looking to explore Dartmoor and Devon, this cosy yet spacious holiday cottage is also ideal for couples or friends seeking a relaxing escape, encompassing long walks on Dartmoor and evenings spent relaxing in front of the fire. Three Pound Cottage is in a truly picturesque setting and is often the subject of visiting artists and photographers. Despite being only a stone’s throw from the village shop and the award-winning village pub, there is an array of scenic walks for all abilities literally from the front door. With Lustleigh’s unique location in the Wrey valley you can take in the spectacular views along the famous Lustleigh Cleave one day followed by a relaxing riverside walk the next musing over the thousands of people and cart horses to use the “packhorse” bridges through the centuries – it really is an ideal location for keen walkers and ramblers. Lustleigh is truly beautiful, packed with thatched cottages and a warm welcoming community which shines on May Day with village celebrations, Maypole dancing and crowning of the May Queen, August Bank Holiday when the village puts on the impressive Lustleigh Show – not forgetting the fun Boxing Day rubber duck race. Within the village you’ll find a friendly shop, “The Dairy”, stocked with lots of local produce as well as all the essentials such as milk, bread, wine etc not forgetting the famous Devon Clotted Cream and home-made Scones. There’s also a warm welcome waiting for you in the award winning pub “The Cleave” offering fantastic food in a relaxed and jovial atmosphere. For younger guests there’s a children’s play area in the Orchard, a magical place to explore where it’s all too easy to believe in Dartmoor Pixies. The Orchard also forms part of many of the varied walks around Lustleigh. However, in the unlikely event that you become bored with the stunning scenery and wonderful walks, Haytor (probably the most iconic tor), Hounds Tor, The 10 Commandment Stones, Jays Grave, Bowerman’s Nose, Trenchford & Tottiford Reservoirs (also good for picnics & fishing) are but a short drive away. As are the towns of Bovey Tracey, Chagford, Moretanhampstead and Ashburton for those who need a bit of bustle. Indeed, Lustleigh benefits from good access to the main roads making it the perfect base camp - not only easy to get to, but also easy to explore Dartmoor and further afield including Devon’s coastal towns/villages and beaches – Shaldon and Teignmouth are a great day out by the seaside. In fact, a day out to Cornwall is not too much of a challenge, whether it be Mevagissy, Padstow, St Ives, Tintagel or Boscastle. For the more adventurous, Dartmoor offers a wide range of activities from Horseriding to Bouldering, not forgetting River Swimming, Kayaking and Archery. And of course there is an abundance of family visitor attractions. There really is so much to see and do – don’t take our word for it, check us out on Tripadvisor and hear from our many returning guests. More
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michaela m
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

We were so very grateful to Michaela and Brian for letting us spend our 2nd wedding anniversary in their chocolate box thatched cottage. Thank you for the fabulous hamper full of treats and milk and cream in the fridge too! Lustleigh is always top of...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank DanSam942
Relax539185, VR Owner at Three Pound Cottage - The Dartmoor Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2019

Dear Samantha, Dan and Devon We were thrilled that you chose to spend your 2nd wedding anniversary at Three Pound Cottage and thank you for your lovely review. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again one day. With best wishes Michaela and...More

Reviewed 29 May 2019

Delightful village in stunning and peaceful setting and the cottage is a charming building renovated to a high standard. All mod-cons but paying due respect to its history. Perfectly located for all that Southern Devon has to offer.More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Rich W
Relax539185, VR Owner at Three Pound Cottage - The Dartmoor Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

Dear Rich and family We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Three Pound Cottage and thank you so much for leaving a review. We will take up your suggestion and check out Bantham Beach :-) Thanks again and we very much look...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2019 via mobile

Absolutely loved our week trip to Lustleigh at Three Pound Cottage. Everything was perfect. The cottage was immaculate and had great facilities for us all. All the little extra things made it special including a beautiful hamper with coffee, scones and wine! Would recommend to...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Sarah D
Relax539185, VR Owner at Three Pound Cottage - The Dartmoor Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are thrilled that you all enjoyed your stay in Lustleigh and very much hope to welcome you all back again one day in the future :-). All the very best Michaela and Brian xx

Reviewed 31 October 2018

We are from the US and this was our second rental of Three Pound Cottage and 4th visit to Lustleigh. We'll be back. This is a very very comfortable place to spend a week (or more). A beautiful thatched cottage in a perfect location to...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Ken F
Relax539185, VR Owner at Three Pound Cottage - The Dartmoor Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Dear Ken and Sherry - it was an absolutel pleasure to welcome you all back to Three Pound Cottage again and thank you so much for your lovely review. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon All the very best Brian...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

We had a wonderful time in the charming Three Pound Cottage, thank you very much! The location is fantastic, the rooms are cozy and very clean, the equipment is excellent. We all (father, mother, grandmother and two boys) immediately felt at home. I often sat...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Relax539185, VR Owner at Three Pound Cottage - The Dartmoor Holiday Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Dear Diana Thank you so much for your kind words, we are absolutely thrilled that you and the family enjoyed your stay at Three Pound Cottage. We very much look forward to welcoming you all back again one day soon. Michaela and Brian x

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Iron
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Fireplace
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Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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Lustleigh is one of the quaintest villages in the National Park with a thriving and welcoming community supporting a varied and well-stocked shop and an award-winning pub. Even though both are a short stroll from the cottages’ front door you’ll need to allow an extra 5 minutes as a local is likely to stop you for a chat – it’s just how life should be.
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