Find self catering accommodation on Dartmoor, and discover holiday cottages where you can explore the moors and valleys or relax by a real fire.
I'm going to recommend East Hook Holiday Cottages to you without even seeing them. When Ruth rang me to ask if she could come on board, she sounds so passionate about her farm and the way they run the farm that I just know that holidaymakers will enjoy staying with her. It's a farm with beef cattle, sheep, bike rides straight onto cycleway 27, walks galore, Tarka Trail 1/2 mile, a strong green environmental policy, wildlife on the farm, swifts nesting, spring lambs, 3 letting cottages, panoramic views and reasonable prices. Guests are given a welcome pack with free range eggs, sausages, and in season, their own apple juice.
Woodstone Barn has its own private enclosed garden and is surrounded by paddocks grazed by ponies, sheep and chickens. Situated on a slope above the West Devon Way, in a tranquil, rural setting a mile and a half from Dartmoor National Park, Woodstone Barn offers an escape to the countryside for a family or group of up to 8. The Barn hase amazing, far-reaching countryside views towards Dartmoor and is just two and a half miles from Tavistock.
A traditional, semi-detached cottage in the quiet Wellswood Village area of Torquay, close to shops, bistros and the beautiful Anstey's Cove, with its superb views. Feeling cosy and welcoming, this homely cottage is ideal for lovers of the English Riviera, with the many seaside attractions on offer nearby.
Moorhayes is a family owned property in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in a secluded, quiet location between Bowerman's Nose and Hound Tor. Sleeping 7-10, the spacious bungalow offers private, enclosed gardens with direct access to the explore the moor by foot. It is a short drive to Widecombe-in-the Moor and Bovey Tracey and exploring Devon is part of the variety this holiday accommodation offers. The location is popular with families, stargazers, cyclists, and photographers. Wifi available.
The Coachhouse is set on a lovely farmstead just 2 miles south-west of Lydford. You are invited to go anywhere on the 250 acre working farm and help is always accepted, or alternatively you can enjoy lazing by the outdoor heated swimming pool! If the weather takes a turn for the worse, never fear the Coachhouse has it's own indoor 'endless' pool, sauna and games room. The property has 5 bedrooms (1 ensuite, double, twin, single and children's room with two sets of 3' bunk beds). Tremendous freedom is offered and there are a number of activities for both children and adults. Meals are also available in the owners house that is a B&B.
Very pretty thatched cottage at Tedburn (6 miles Drewsteignton) with 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 7 guests. Grade II and listed, this 16th century cottage has a panoramic view towards Dartmoor and a superb well kept English cottage garden which is perfect for hide and seek. Inglenook fireplace, 3 bedrooms on the first floor, one double with level access on the ground floor. Boules pitch, summerhouse, BBQ, playroom over the garage. Off road parking for several cars. And with a pinch below 2 acres, this property with marquee can host a wedding reception for the top table and up to 60 guests.
An immaculately-presented detached barn conversion on a rare breed farm, just a mile from the small village of Peter Tavy, and close to the market town of Tavistock. In a rural setting up on the moor and with magnificent views of Dartmoor, this cosy cottage is ideal for a peaceful getaway close to excellent walking routes.
This attractive cottage is part of a converted mill and is situated within its own enclosed gardens, amongst similar properties on the outskirts of North Tawton near Okehampton. This cosy cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore the splendour of the Dartmoor Tors or the gentleness of Abbeyford Woods, which is fantastic for dog walks.
The Latches is a character country cottage in a rural area, within the small hamlet of Torbryan, near Totnes and Torquay.
The Wesley is one of five splendid apartments recently converted from a Chapel right in the heart of the stannary town of Tavistock. The conversion has been done to a very high standard and the apartments are wonderfully light, hugely spacious and very comfortable. The Wesley sleeps up to 8 (1 double, 1 twin and 1 family room). A trouble free, relaxing and thoroughly modern place to stay in the heart of the town which enables you to walk to the plentiful supply of good eateries
This comfortable end-terrace bungalow is located in the beautiful grounds of Honicombe Manor Park, on the outskirts of the small village of Gunnislake in the beautiful Tamar Valley.
Ideal for touring all of Cornwall, Dartmoor and South Devon, this detached, family-friendly lodge is located at Honicombe Manor, in the stunning Tamar Valley, near the rural village of Gunnislake and town of Tavistock. With the lodge being situated right opposite a children's play area and only a short stroll from the facilities at Honicombe Manor, Eden Valley Lodge could not have a better location on the park
This semi-detached cottage is a former miller’s cottage; part of an Historic England Grade II listed corn grinding water mill, set beside the River Lemon in a rural area, three miles from Newton Abbot. This well-restored three-storey house feels welcoming, spacious and light with plenty of exposed beams, stone walls, antique furniture and interesting fireplaces.
This attractive Edwardian family house is in a lovely residential street near the centre of Plymouth. With plenty of space, and spread over three floors, this delightful cottage provides an ideal getaway for families, being a convenient base for exploring the city, discovering the south Devon coastline or just visiting family and friends nearby.
If you are a couple looking for a real Dartmoor experience then this traditional 16th century Dartmoor barn now converted into a luxury home is perfect for a romantic break or quiet relaxing holiday. Set in peace and quiet at the end of a private drive near Tavistock, surrounded by spectacular moorland with views of Dartmoor from most rooms. The lounge has comfortable seating around a wood burning stove and is perfect to snuggle into after a day out on Dartmoor. The private patio and garden makes the ideal place for a summer barbeque whilst watching the fabulous sunsets.
This attractive garden apartment situated below the owner’s home and is part of a Grade II listed Georgian house, in a quiet tree-lined street in Exeter city centre, next to Belmont Park. This lovely lower ground floor apartment has its own private entrance making it an ideal city getaway for two, being a convenient base for exploring the city, discovering the famous Jurassic coastline or just visiting family and friends nearby.
This cosy Sticklepath cottage is situated at the rear of the owner's home, but boasts its own entrance, driveway and private patio area. The open plan living area has lovely views out to the garden, and the patio area is a perfect spot to plan the day ahead over a leisurely breakfast.
2 bedroom and 3 bedroom timber clad lodges in this quiet quality campsite in a most picturesque setting alongside the River Tavy. A delightful family run site which has 125 pitches for camping and touring caravans, some static caravans and these 2 upmarket lodges. I went along to see inside them on a cold January day and was very impressed. They are modern, warm and spacious, light and spotlessly clean. Very swish indeed. Well equipped with everything from microwave to outside folding chairs to make the most of the relaxing verandah. Cox Tor has a family bathroom with shower and bath, and there is an en-suite shower room in the double bedroom. Electricity and bed linen included - just bring your own towels and tea towels. The kids will love the playpark and the riverbank. Everyone loves the resident ducks. Fly fishing available.
This detached Alpine lodge is set on a hillside within the peaceful grounds of Honicombe Manor holiday resort, in the Tamar Valley near Gunnislake. Surrounded by trees rich in wildlife, this Gunnislake cottage offers beautifully-presented accommodation in an upside down style, ideal for a large family.
This whole cottage in the country is available to let, OR you can book just the ground floor. On site are productive glasshouses and stock, sheep, ponies called Juniper and Jester, ducks and hens, ideal for visiting children. With a very strong self sufficiency ethic they sell surplus fruit and vegetables to lucky visitors. Do have a look at our review to see large photos and our own enthusiastic write up about this green and friendly accommodation.