Dartmoor Self Catering cottage, Station Master's Flat, Okehampton, sleeps 4

Areas: Dartmoor


Okehampton Travel and Heritage Information

Station Master's Flat
Okehampton
Devon
England

Station Master's Flat, Okehampton, Devon
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £200.00 - 457.00

This first floor flat is in the market town of Okehampton near to Exeter and can sleep four people in one bedroom.

Station Master's Flat is a lovely first floor flat situated in the town of Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. The apartment can sleep four people in one bedroom with en-suite bath. Also in the flat is an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with a sofa bed. Outside is covered outdoor seating on the railway platform. Station Master's Flat is a delightful flat ideal for those interested in our railway heritage and is a superb touring base for Dartmoor and the whole of Devon.


RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Super flat for railway buffs, walkers & cyclists
We stayed in the flat for a week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only was there the interest of the railway itself, oozing nostalgia of its former Southern Railway glory, but it was also convenient to travel by car to both north and south coasts of Devon/Cornwall through lovely countryside. You quickly realise that Okehampton has become a centre for cycling and walking over and around Dartmoor, with fine nearby views of Yes Tor and other summits. Okehampton town centre (with 3 supermarkets) is a10-minute downhill walk away. The flat has everything you need: a double bedroom with an en-suite toilet, bath & shower; and the kitchen/dining/lounge area - the latter having a comfortable double sofa bed for two more people. Clean towels, sheets, cleaning materials etc were all provided. We found the flat simply decorated, but clean and tidy on our arrival. All the station staff and volunteers we dealt with were very friendly and helpful. Even Percy, the station cat was friendly too, although we didn't let him into the flat! On the main station, the Bulleid Buffet is open 10-4 weekdays and 9-6 weekends, serving all-day breakfasts, light lunches and teas/coffees. Note, anyone with mobility issues might have difficulty here as the flat is accessed by a staircase and there is no lift. On the Sunday of our stay, we exploited the benefit of the summer-only 50+ mile through rail round trip to Exeter for a ?6 adult return fare, and although the 2-car diesel unit wasn't quite the Atlantic Coast Express, it didn't hang about on either the Dartmoor Railway (about 14 miles) and then Network Rail metals beyond Coleford. There was also the Dartmoor Railway's own shuttle train to Meldon Quarry, just beyond which is a fantastic viaduct over the West Okement River (now sadly downgraded to a foot & cycle path). However, should you have no interest in the railway, you would not find its presence a disturbance. If you dream that one day the Government will re-instate this line into the national rail network (as an alternative between Exeter & Plymouth, avoiding the present oft-threatened route via Dawlish sea wall) you would be well advised to stay here whilst the going is good...
MiAmigoMan
2016-09-13


Services / Facilities:

Facilities
Electric night storage heaters with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Use of railway platform as outdoor covered seating area. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

Changeover Day
Fri

Bedrooms
1

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Okehampton Castle - 0.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Finch Foundry - 3.1 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Sampford Courtenay, St Andrew's Church - 4.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lydford Castle - 7.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Lydford Gorge - 7.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Castle Drogo - 8.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Winsford Walled Garden - 9.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Brushford, St Mary's Church - 9.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Coombe Trenchard House and Garden - 10.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Coldridge, St Matthew's Church - 10.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.



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