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Location

Cresson Hayes is in a hamlet in South Devon, on the eastern edge of Dartmoor with sweeping views across the moor and the Dart valley. It is approximately 5 miles west of the small town of Ashburton which is on the A38 half way between Exeter and Plymouth.
From the house there is easy access to good walking on the moor, down to the river Dart (swimming in summer, canoeing in winter), and across the fields to the local pub in Poundsgate.
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Hound Tor

Local places and activities of interest include waterfalls at Lydford Gorge and Becky Falls, hut circles and other prehistoric remains at Grimspound and Merrivale, Castle Drogo and other properties of historical interest and, for children, steam engine rides on the South Devon Railway, the Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary, the Chagford Pool fed by spring water from the Dart, and the Miniature Pony Centre at North Bovey. There are also many stables nearby offering opportunities for moorland horse riding.
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Lydford Gorge

The Rugglestone Inn just outside Widecombe, The Church House Inn at Holne, and The Rock at Haytor Vale are favourite watering holes which also do food.

Ashburton has two delicatessens, one specialising in fresh fish, a health food shop, bakery, greengrocer, newsagent, outdoor adventure equipment shop, and numerous cafes and antique shops.
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West Street, Ashburton

Within a 30 minute drive you are in the gentler landscape of the South Hams, where you can explore the hill town of Totnes, the Dart estuary, and Dartington Hall, which hosts music and arts festivals, and year-round cinema. If you drive on for a further 30 minutes or so, you reach the south Devon coast, with resorts such as Dartmouth and Salcombe, and access to cliff walking and sandy beaches suitable for swimming.
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Prawle Point

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Dartington Church

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Salcombe estuary

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Dartmoor Ponies

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The Butterwalk in Totnes

Location

Cresson Hayes is in a hamlet in South Devon, on the eastern edge of Dartmoor with sweeping views across the moor and the Dart valley. It is approximately 5 miles west of the small town of Ashburton which is on the A38 half way between Exeter and Plymouth.
From the house there is easy access to good walking on the moor, down to the river Dart (swimming in summer, canoeing in winter), and across the fields to the local pub in Poundsgate.
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Hound Tor

Local places and activities of interest include waterfalls at Lydford Gorge and Becky Falls, hut circles and other prehistoric remains at Grimspound and Merrivale, Castle Drogo and other properties of historical interest and, for children, steam engine rides on the South Devon Railway, the Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary, the Chagford Pool fed by spring water from the Dart, and the Miniature Pony Centre at North Bovey. There are also many stables nearby offering opportunities for moorland horse riding.
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Lydford Gorge

The Rugglestone Inn just outside Widecombe, The Church House Inn at Holne, and The Rock at Haytor Vale are favourite watering holes which also do food.

Ashburton has two delicatessens, one specialising in fresh fish, a health food shop, bakery, greengrocer, newsagent, outdoor adventure equipment shop, and numerous cafes and antique shops.
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West Street, Ashburton

Within a 30 minute drive you are in the gentler landscape of the South Hams, where you can explore the hill town of Totnes, the Dart estuary, and Dartington Hall, which hosts music and arts festivals, and year-round cinema. If you drive on for a further 30 minutes or so, you reach the south Devon coast, with resorts such as Dartmouth and Salcombe, and access to cliff walking and sandy beaches suitable for swimming.
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Prawle Point

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Salcombe estuary