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The Old National School, Dartmoor National Park

6 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Old National School is a Grade II listed building nestled in a beautiful hamlet within Dartmoor National Park. Situated on the Moor, guests can walk straight from the door to explore the surrounding area, but conveniently, the market town of Tavistock with its shops and markets is only a 10 minute drive away. The house has lots of character, spacious rooms, an amazing open plan kitchen/dining room, open fires/wood burner, and bedroom 2 is on a mezzanine above the kitchen/dining area. It is great for a cosy couples get away or for socialising with friends. The bedroom with the super king bed can be set up as twin beds instead if preferred....The Old National School is a Grade II listed building nestled in a beautiful hamlet within Dartmoor National Park. Situated on the Moor, guests can walk straight from the door to explore the surrounding area, but conveniently, the market town of Tavistock with its shops and markets is only a 10 minute drive away. The house has lots of character, spacious rooms, an amazing open plan kitchen/dining room, open fires/wood burner, and bedroom 2 is on a mezzanine above the kitchen/dining area. It is great for a cosy couples get away or for socialising with friends. The bedroom with the super king bed can be set up as twin beds instead if preferred.More
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About the Owner
Katie W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2016
Interaction with guests
We live in the Manor just a couple of minutes walk from The Old National School, so we are around if help/advice is needed. Or not around if you prefer peace and quiet!
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal for walking Dartmoor, surrounded by tors and other features. Close to Tavistock (World Heritage town - good shopping) and Princetown, with Plymouth not too far away. Spacious accommodation with uderfloor heating in the kitchen and barhrooms, but difficult to keep the sitting room and...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank David C
Katie W, VR Owner at The Old National School, Dartmoor National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear David, thank you for your review. I do wish you had mentioned to me that you were having issues managing the heating system, as I mentioned to you on your arrival, the convenience of us being close by is that we can easily resolve...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

The location is remote and hidden away down a short lane. An old converted school house with the Manor House approximately 100 mtrs to the front right and a church with very old residents who kept themselves to themselves thankfully. Bit of a tight turn...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank robin h
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Property was quirky, comfortable and well equipped. Perfect place if you're looking for peace!

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Jo N
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We had a wonderful 4 night stay at the Old National School, inside the school the interior was beautifully restored, with a sympathetic eye for the original building. Lovely modern kitchen with everything you need, a pretty courtyard outside. Upstairs mezzanine with large bedroom, and...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank VirginIslandsBagpuss
Katie W, VR Owner at The Old National School, Dartmoor National Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you Maxine, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lovely cottage. Quirky and packed with history and old world charm. Right on the moor and perfect with the dogs. Garden is lovely (enclosed by a 3 foot high wall). A perfect rural getaway to explore Dartmoor.

Date of stay: February 2017
2  Thank Henry S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Private Garden
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About the neighbourhood
The house is on the Moor, yet just a convenient 10 minute drive from the market town of Tavistock. You can walk directly from the door, straight up onto the Moor. The house is nestled in the small hamlet of Sampford Spiney, sitting between the ancient Manor House and Church.
Getting around
It is best to have a car. There are no buses from the hamlet, the nearest town of Tavistock does have bus services to Plymouth and Exeter. Cycling on Dartmoor is quite challenging because of the many hills, but if you are fit and enthusiastic, the cycling is amazing. You are not allowed to cycle off road across the moor, only on roads and designated tracks.
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