Ashburton is a
small town on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, adjacent to the A38
It was formerly important as a stannary town (a centre for the
administration of tin-mining), and remains the largest town within
the National Park, with a population of around 3,500. Ashburton has
six pubs within the centre of town, and two restaurants.
The name is recorded in the Domesday Book (1086) as Essebretone.
During the English Civil War, Ashburton was a temporary refuge for
Royalist troops fleeing after their defeat by General Fairfax at
nearby Bovey Tracey.
The town was the terminus of the Buckfastleigh, Totnes and South
Devon Railway that opened on 1 May 1872. Ashburton railway station
closed to passengers in November 1958 although goods traffic on the
line continued until 7 September 1962.
Asburton used to be famous for a beverage known as Ashburton Pop,
possibly a type of champagne, the recipe of which was lost with the
brewer in 1765.
The Coach House at Whistley Hall
Tel: 07815 970853
Welcome to our newly converted 18th
century former Coach House right in the heart of the lovely ancient
Stannary town of Ashburton, gateway to Dartmoor. Detached and
self-contained, our beautifully renovated self-catering
accommodation for 2* lies in front of our property, Whistley Hall in
Love Lane, Ashburton.
Ideal as a base both for walking/cycling/riding/canoeing/caving rock
climbing on Dartmoor and exploring the beautiful English Riviera and
South Hams coastline – 20 mins from the nearest beach, you have the
added benefit of being walking distance from the eclectic mix of
antique and gift shops, cafes, tearooms, pubs, wine bar and quality
eateries that this lively little town offers.
High Oak House
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High Oak House is a character, terraced, 300 year old house… It
contains a self-catering, bijou, second-floor apartment situated in
central Ashburton – a stone’s throw away from cafes, bars, boutiques
and a good range of local shops, with Dartmoor on the doorstep…
accommodation is newly appointed, and represents a fusion of ancient
and modern – with exposed beams and polished solid oak kitchen
worktops, a roll top bath up on the open-plan mezzanine sleeping
platform, and all the conveniences of elegant, comfortable living
apartment sleeps 4: a double bedroom, with views of the hills and
church spire from the window seat, and an en-suite wet room…
Upstairs there’s a double bed on the mezzanine platform. The main
living space is open plan, with kitchen, diner and living-room
over-lapping, enabling you to combine food and socialising in an
easy, intimate atmosphere. The 3 windows and roof lights ensure a
light-filled space for your relaxation and enjoyment.
Outside and up a flight of steps, a designer-built garden overlooks
the valley opposite, and provides a sun-trap in the afternoons for
Sophie Conran crockery, Egyptian cotton sheets and complimentary
artisan coffee, loose-leaf tea and chocolate truffles complete the
indulgent ‘holiday’ mood.
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