Find self catering accommodation on Dartmoor, and discover holiday cottages where you can explore the moors and valleys or relax by a real fire.
Ideal location for visiting Dartmoor and South Devon, A choice of 6 self catering Cottages ( AA4star ) with 1, 2,3 or 10 en suite bedrooms. Full details at www.blackadonbarns.co.uk or ring 01752897034.
The Linhay is set in a small courtyard of converted farm buildings. To the rear there is a granite-walled enclosed garden with patio (the artist neighbour does have access through the garden to a small studio). In total you can enjoy the 5 acres to wander. Inside has been carefully furnished with lovely fabrics, colours and many original paintings which all helps to provide a restful retreat. Best for a maximum of 3 people as it has 1 double and 1 single. Perfect for walkers
Hay Tor is a granite built lodge that sleeps 6 located in the grounds of the stunning Bovey Castle estate. The lodge overlooks the Edwardian gardens, lakes and tennis courts. All the hotel facilities are yours to enjoy and these include an indoor heated swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna, spa and restaurants. Hay Tor is semi-detached and offers smar,stylish open plan living. There are 3 bedrooms all of which are en-suite. Optional activities for adults include archery, rifle shooting, fly fishing, falconry (daily display), riding, clay pigeon shooting and cider and sloe gin making. Wrapped around the hotel and lodges is a championship 18 hole golf course with driving range and pro shop; complimentary round (subject to availability, non-transferable) for all guests over 16. If you’d rather something a little quieter, roam the 400 acre estate (wellies provided). If you don’t feel like cooking, order a restaurant meal or pizza to be delivered to your lodge, or, for a special occasion, book a table at the hotel’s restaurant. The friendly hotel staff will help you arrange any activities you wish.
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.
Wooder Manor is family run and has just entered it's third generation of Bell Family where they offer the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life. This collection of self catering cottages has been awarded 4 stars by the AA. Next to a working farm within a pretty tree lined valley half a mile out of Widecombe village, with 5 lets. 3 that sleep 4 guests and 2 that sleeps 6. Bed linen is supplied by arrangement. Central heating is included in the price mid Sept to end of May and Electricity is by £1 coin meter (average £2 per day), so bring change!
The Hemphouse has a delightful open-plan living room, kitchen and dining area, fronted with beautiful windows looking out over the valley towards Brentor. Situated in a smallholding where Chris and Ruth have their own chickens, goats, horses and sheep and lead a very sustainable way of life. The Hemphouse has one single bedroom downstairs, with an en suite toilet and shower room. This room also contains the washing machine and tumble dryer. Upstairs, the landing area is bookended by a double bedroom on one end, and a twin bedroom on the other. There is one upstairs bathroom with sink, toilet and bath. “These are basic, without frills, solid and worthy lets. The curtains may well be slightly faded, but the welcome from Ruth and Chris is completely genuine. They want you to share their way of life, get close to their much loved livestock, go out and discover Dartmoor for yourself. Stay here and you will have a taste of the Good Life"
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.
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.
Corissa is a bungalow set in the heart of Mary Tavy village on the western fringes of Dartmoor. It has been refurbished to a very high standard and will be opening early July, book now as this property will be popular for the summer school holidays. The bungalow sleeps 6 in three bedrooms, two of which are kingsize and the third is a generous twin.
As it says on the tin - Truly an escape from reality. Wilson Cottage is ideal for that romantic retreat. This dog-friendly accommodation offers one double bedroom with king size bed, open plan lounge with fully equipped kitchen and separate shower room. Outside there’s a private garden with uninterrupted views of Dartmoor. The cosy, dog-friendly, centrally heated, triple glazed cottage also offers free wifi.
20 minute drive to Dartmoor these 2 adjoining cottages are in a quiet hamlet north of Dartmoor, one cottage sleeps 5 people. One cottage sleeps 3. Views towards Dartmoor. Only 18 miles to the sea. Central heating, linen and towels included. Off road parking.
Bluebell Cottage can be found just 300 yards from Chagford village centre. It has been lovingly restored to reflect its 1750s origins and the owner's fondness for things from a bygone age. It is cosy and homely inside, with a small gravelled patio and pretty lawned garden to the rear. It has 1 double and 1 single bedroom.
2½ miles from Chagford (last ½ mile private farm-lane) and 1½ from Drewsteignton, an idyllically situated, thatched cottage 200 yards from a very beautiful stretch of the River Teign (entrance to Fingle Gorge; Fingle Bridge, 1½ miles by footpath). Beautiful, good-sized and mostly completely secluded enclosed garden (trees, mown grass, stream and pond with waterfalls). Long views over the valley. Farmland and Nat. Trust woodland and heathland all round, Castle Drogo on the hilltop above.
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.
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.
Self catering cottage in the garden at The Rugglestone Inn. Sleeps 4 in comfort. With a double bedroom and a twin room. Ideal for those wishing to nip into the pub in the evening for your supper and not have to worry about driving home and getting lost on Dartmoor !
Brand new self-catering accommodation in a remote stunning location in the middle of Dartmoor National Park that is ideally suited for a family as it can sleep up 5 (z-beds) . Yellowmeade Barn is a newly built granite and slate barn with amazing views. It is well appointed with a huge double bedroom/family room, large bathroom with bath and shower, living space with kitchen, dining and lounge areas. Cosy up in front of the log burning stove. No website yet - so please call or email to make your enquiry
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
Sandsgate, a magnificent detached house with superb sweeping views across the river Teign valley to Chagford, Castle Drogo and the moors beyond. It has been beautifully refurbished and extended with attention to detail and is large and roomy for one family, or flexible accommodation for groups of friends or family gatherings. Swanky, large, with kitchen to die for, beautiful well kept garden with terrace. Private, sheltered, electricity and heating included in the price. All the white goods you could possibly want. All bedlinen and towels provided. 6 bedrooms in total. 4 twins, one a master bedroom with 4' beds. 1 double and another double with an extra single bed, so great as a family room, or as a twin with one extra size guest! Jacuzzi bath, games room, large comfy sofas, dining area perfect for a family get together. 3 storeys high sitting in 18 acres. What a treat for some lucky guests.
Luxury caravans for hire on an Award winning campsite on the banks of the River Tavy. All centrally heated and double glazed. Excellent quality campsite for families, just 2 and a half miles out of Tavistock. No slot machines here. Play park and the riverbank for children to explore. Fishing for Dad on offer. Up to date caravans and a beautiful Shepherd's hut if you want to go 'glamping' or as the owner prefers to call it 'comfortable camping'. Some caravans take dogs, some don't. Exercise field for dogs. Reception with free wifi, small array of provisions including fresh milk, papers and the all important ice creams!!