THE ENGLISH HOME
“The chocolate-box exterior - white walls and thatched roof - of this two-bedroom cottage belies a seriously sexy interior, including a huge copper bath for two. The 13th century village has a medieval church and a traditional pub, and you'll hear little apart from bird song and the occasional clip-clop of horses' hooves. The two-Michelin-star Gidleigh Park is close by”.
The perfectly preserved village of North Bovey is a living snapshot of straw roofs and stone longhouses; there's a 13th century parish church, a groomed green and an authentic pub, the Ring of Bells. Moorland View's Grade-II-listed flagstone floors, lath-and-plaster walls and wooden beams are part of the restored interiors. Sophie Conran Crockery, Brissi linens and pastel Colefax & Fowler prints bring a feel of modern-day Provence by way of Notting Hill. In warm weather, sit in the garden surrounded by the scent of roses and jasmine. On a chilly afternoon, make a start on the supply of marshmallows to be toasted on the log fire.
With its muted palette of chalk, stone and grey, the colour scheme is pared back and relaxed – the perfect backdrop for Suzy’s shimmering and textural furnishings. Louis XV-style armchairs in lime-washed oak and biscuit-coloured silk are paired with thick-pile rugs and a French dining table and bistro chairs. In the downstairs cloakroom, glittering mosaic tiles and a rustic oak plinth compliment the sculptural steel basin.
In the picture-postcard 13th century village of North Bovey on Dartmoor, Suzy's thatched cottage is the perfect retreat. Oak-beamed walls, sheepskin rugs and an inglenook fireplace make it country-cottage cosy, while ornate mirror and a huge copper bath for two add a touch of romantic glamour.
The cottage's main wow factor has got to be the bathroom. A magnificent vintage copper and tin slipper bath dominates the room like a fairytale coach - a honeymooner's dream. The views are wonderful, with acres of open moorland, forests, wild ponies and sheep in the distance and the church spire, village allotments and dozy thatched cottage just outside, framed by a magnificent magnolia in the spring and rambling roses in the summer. All the window seats are tempting covered with deep fitted cushions to sit and soak up the views.
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When you go to Moorland View – and you really should – it’s going to be quite hard returning to normal life. That is unless your own home is a Grade II-listed cottage with all the bells and whistles of a top boutique hotel. It’s got the kind of sitting room just made for romantic nights in or Sundays with the papers and lashings of marmalade on toast. And just wait until you see THE BATH.
This pretty thatched cottage is a peaceful and luxurious self-catering retreat with beautiful decor and lovely views. It's a rural escape with immaculate attention to detail. The Grade II-listed cottage is nestled in the charming 13th century village of North Bovey, in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. It's an ideal base for exploring the moors, or just pottering in the pretty local towns with their interesting boutiques, gastro-pubs and farm shops. During your stay make use of complimentary membership at nearby Bovey Castle county club, where facilities include and indoor pool, tennis courts, spa and gym.
The cottage appeals as much in winter as it does in summer. This is exemplified by a cosy fireside area in the living room that is countered by a pretty bloom-filled garden that begs to host al-fresco meals in milder months.
Tucked away in the historic village of North Bovey, Moorland View offers uber chic interiors amidst wildly dramatic surrounds. The thatched cottage is made for romance: beyond the characteristic oak beams and open log fire, there's a copper bath for two and decorative details from the ornate mirror to the gorgeous wallpapers. Take a bracing walk on the moor or even a hot air balloon flight from the garden and return to a three-course meal cooked by a private chef in your cosy love nest. Bliss.
Moorland View, an 18th century cottage in Dartmoor National Park, is the ultimate love nest, with oak beams, a log fire and a copper bath big enough for two. If you don't want to cook, you can stay in for a pre-orders meal or visit the village pub.
Stunningly renovated with the look and feel of a boutique hotel, Moorland View Cottage in Dartmoor National Park provides the ultimate escape from city life. Full of character, every luxury has been thought of - Molton Brown toiletries, White Company towels, scented candles, fresh flowers, fluffy robes, slippers and even gadgets. And, whilst the kitchen is brilliantly equipped, if you don't fancy cooking, a private chef can be arranged.