This “iconic” cottage for sale is surrounded by Dartmoor National Park and has been pictured on postcards and book covers. 

Splash Cottage, in Ponsworthy, is thought to date back to the early 19th century and is Grade II listed. 

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The cottage has been on postcards, book covers and chocolate. (Strutt & Parker)

The cottage sits adjacent to the ford and old clapper bridge, and the cottage has often been featured on postcards, book covers and chocolate bars. 

There are character details throughout the property, including timber beams and original fireplaces. 

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The living room, with an inglenook fireplace. (Strutt & Parker)

On the ground floor, there is a sitting room with an inglenook fireplace that has its own log burner, while the kitchen has farmhouse-style units and wooden worktops, as well as integrated appliances. 

Completing the ground floor is a family bathroom and a utility room, and upstairs are two double bedrooms with countryside views. 

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One of the bedrooms. (Strutt & Parker)

Outside, there is a terraced garden with a gravel seating area, a lawn and flower beds. 

The property is being sold by estate agents Strutt & Parker for a price of £475,000. 

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One of the vintage photos of the cottage. (Strutt & Parker)

The agent commented: “Splash Cottage is an iconic property in Dartmoor. 

“With its thatched roof and the ford that runs just metres from the front door, it’s no surprise that the home can be spotted on postcards and book covers."

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The cottage sits in Dartmoor National Park. (Strutt & Parker)

“Thanks to its curb appeal, and its fantastic location in Dartmoor National Park with miles of trails on your doorstep, the cottage is currently used as a very successful holiday let. 

“With almost a 100 per cent occupancy rate across the year, it presents a particularly good business opportunity for an investment buyer.”