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The Old Post Office in Down St Mary, Devon

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sleeps 5
3 rooms

The Old Post Office description

This Grade II listed, semi-detached former post office has many original features from its period, with Gothic influences and now has all of the conveniences for contemporary living. The Old Post Office was originally an estate workers cottage from the mid 1800s, that then became the village post office. Located in the quiet village of Down St Mary in the heart of Devon, the cottage has plenty of living space and a lovely outside area which overlooks the local churchyard and the countryside beyond. From the village, there are plenty of walks into the surrounding countryside to be enjoyed, including the Two Moors Way, and the cottage is ideally located for visiting all of the delights that Devon has to offer. A railway station can be found 1 mile away (on the Tarka Line) with frequent services to Exeter and Barnstaple. Exeter is easily reached and has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and, of course, its historic cathedral. Both the north and the south coasts can be visited from here, and they both offer very different characteristics. Both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks are accessible and provide walking for all abilities, as well as the stunning scenery. There are a number of National Trust properties in the area, most notably, Castle Drogo and Arlington Court. The wonderful RHS gardens at Rosemoor are certainly worth a visit, as is the Dartington Crystal Factory - both of these attractions are based at Great Torrington. There is golf, fishing and horse riding all available in the local area and cycle hire can be arranged on the Tarka Trail. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile. Ground floor: Living room with beams. Second living room. Dining room with wooden floor. 2 steps down to kitchen with breakfast area. Steep, open-sided stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel inc). Gas CH, gas, elec, bed linen and towels inc. H/chair. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Lawned courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.


  • DVD player
  • Dishwasher
  • Main Fuel or Power incl.
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Free Pets
  • Rural Location
  • Television
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Owner Services Region
  • Brand Migration

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