This historic thatched cottage in Dartmoor National Park was originally built for less than £1,000

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Tumbly Cottage, a historic thatched home nestled in Dartmoor National Park, is currently on the market for £850,000. Tempted?

Steeped in history, the property was first built as part of a competition called 'The £1,000 house' — which saw 50 houses built after the First World War that were each constructed for no more than £1,000. Coming fourth in the competition, Tumbly was later visited by playwright and screenwriter R.C. Sherrif, who wrote his play Journey's End in 1928.

Like something out of a fairy tale, the Grade II listed cottage is jam-packed with original charm and character. Designed by a pupil of the renowned architect Edwin Lutyens, it has three bedrooms, a formal dining room, three reception rooms, and a welcoming open-plan kitchen with an AGA and direct access to the garden — ideal for alfresco dining.

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Other noteworthy features include the original wooden floors, traditional fireplaces, cosy textures, cottage-style windows and spacious modern bathrooms, too. While some rooms could do with a little updating (such as the yellow bedrooms), the home is blessed with a slew of head-turning characteristics that are worth keeping.

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It feels like a world away from the bustle of everyday life. The gardens — with views up the River Valley and beyond — offer complete privacy. Split into a variety of different sections, the outside space spreads across a total of 1.60 acres. As well as a lovely patio, new owners will fall in love with the rare and distinctive plants, outdoor fire pit, bonsai oak tree and the favourable southerly panoramic setting.

Tumbly Cottage is a complete dream, with easy access to Plymouth, Newton Abbot and Exeter. When you're not bird watching in the National Park, head to the local town of Ashburton — just over three miles away. Here, you'll find a plethora of shops, cafes and restaurants to try out.

This property is currently on the market for £850,000 with Knight Frank.

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