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The Engine House

18 reviews
Living accommodation
Private lake
Living accommodation
Rear courtyard
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Private lake
The Engine House
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Christow, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England
Set on the edge of the village of Christow, high above the river at the head of the Teign Valley, the Engine House is a secluded detached property perfect for walkers, fisherman, families or sight seeing. The open plan lounge/kitchen /diner is cosy and welcoming with French doors opening onto the level lawned garden, from where you can hear the river tumbling over the rocks below. The bedrooms are bright and cheerful and from the hallway a door opens onto a walled patio area that is a delightful suntrap and still retains many of the properties original features. This is a property which has a lot to offer anyone seeking peace and quiet with beautiful walks along the abundant footpaths.
In Christow you will find a small shop, post office and a character pub with several others just a short walk, drive or cycle ride away. A bonus at this p...
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About the Owner, Lisa M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 12 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 18 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL238174
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Excellent - based on 18 reviews
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1 review
Reviewed September 24, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Warm,comfortable and totally peaceful this quirky little place is unique in having a history that has left it as the sole representative of a once thriving business. As a long abandoned quarry it has returned to nature with owls and peregrine falcons nesting. Up the long and steep slope is a lake left to nature that was once the most...

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed September 18, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We booked for 9 nights in late Aug to early Sept 2016. Booking with Lisa was straightforward and easy and directions provided were perfect. George phoned beforehand to offer any help he could, and came by to welcome us early in our stay. He provided great tips on the local area, beaches and pubs. We can recommend the "Nobody Inn"...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Great place to get away form it all. Ideal to base for visiting the Devon Coast and Dartmoor which meant there was plenty for the whole family.

  • Boat Available
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
The accommodation comprises of an open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. There are two bedrooms, 1 with a double and the other contains two singles. The bathroom has a bath, shower, wc and washbasin. Facilities: cooker, micorwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, bbq, television, private parking, central heating, fishing.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
Nov 4, 2017 -
Dec 15, 2017
Off Season
7 nights
Dec 16, 2017 -
Jan 5, 2018
Christmas & New Year
7 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighborhood
Whether you are looking for a special break in spring or autumn, or planning a longer holiday of rambling, riding or relaxation, then why not explore Dartmoor?
From river gorges and wooded valleys rise the folds of green fields, hemmed with hedgerows and drystone walls, dotted with hamlets of thatched cottages and proud church towers. Climbing above them all are the slopes of the moor, its summits crowned with fantastic wind hewn tors of granite.
Coastal walks and glorious beaches are just a short drive away where the holiday resorts of Torquay, Teignmouth, Dawlish and Exmouth offer excellent days out and walks along the coastal paths.
Exeter’s majestic cathedral is over 850 years old and one of the finest examples of decorated Gothic work in England today. Its unique Norman twin towers d...
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How to get there
Airport: Exeter airport: 9.9 mi
Railway: Exeter st Davids: 6.2 mi
Ferry: Plymouth: 37.3 mi
Travelling from the North: head towards Exeter onthe M5 or A303 depending on origin. Following signs for A30 and then Mortonhampstead (B3212). Continue on the B3212 for approximately 6.5m. Turn left onto the B3193. continue for approximately 2m. Turn right at the Teign House Inn signposted Christow. Continue into the village. Turn right at post box and continue for approximatley 1m. Engine House up a slopped drivelway on the left.
Travelling from the South: Head towards Exeter on the A30 or A38
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 8.1 mi.
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