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Chagford

Chagford - On the north of Dartmoor with easy access from the A30 and A382.

On the Two Moors Way coast to coast footpath, Chagford is my top recommendation for a walking holiday base on Dartmoor. A most attractive 'Stannary town', which means that the tin miners used to bring their tin to be assayed, weighed and sold here. Most locals think of it as a village although it has two banks, four pubs and several places for tea, coffee and a slice of cake. Plus two of most amazing hardware shops, Bowden's and Webbers which between them sell absolutely everything you need from an ironmongers, including fork handles and 4 candles! 

Each Friday morning you will find a busy little Flea Market in the Jubilee Hall next to the car park. Castle Drogo (National Trust) the last castle to be built in England, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, sits high above the River Teign valley to the north within the most breathtaking setting. Stand outside the Three Crowns when you are in town and you will see the castle sitting high on the gorge, beyond the ancient graveyard. All very photogenic. Do find time to see inside the 15th century church where the carved screen and fine stained glass windows are utterly beautiful.  

Also home to Chagstock - quoted by The Boomtown Rats to be "The most fun you can have with 5,000 people with a great rock band in a field in Devon in the entire world"

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Highbury Bed and Breakfast, Chagford

A fine country residence on the outskirts of Chagford with off road parking and gardens. Three rooms, one double en-suite, one an en-suite shower twin/kingsize the other a large four poster bedroom with swish private bathroom over the landing, bathrobes provided. A short drive into town. Wedgewood crockery on the breakfast table along with a full English. Quintessentially English.

Woodland Springs Touring Park, Adult only,  Dartmoor

Perfect for visiting nearby Castle Drogo, this AA 5 pennant and 5 star site is for ADULTS ONLY. Camping, tourers, and dogs all welcome. Open all year. Small but well stocked shop. Calor gas agent. Smart toilet and shower block with the best disabled facilities I've seen so far. 5 minute drive from the A30 one way, 5 minute drive to Chagford the other way. Dartmoor on the doorstep.

Parford Well Bed and Breakfast, Chagford, Dartmoor

Close to Castle Drogo. Charming house with garden to match. Elegant Bed and breakfast in truly excellent walking country. Tim has 3 gorgeous rooms on offer, 2 en-suites and one with a private bathroom. All rooms overlook the beautiful garden.

Monks Withecombe Bed and Breakfast, Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon

2 miles out of Chagford offering a suite on the ground floor and rooms above. Impressive house. Fresh flowers throughout summer from their own very beautiful gardens where you are invited to relax. Horse riding locally.  Helpful owner keen for you to enjoy your stay.

Mill End weddings are something quite exclusive and very special. A small, romantic country-house marriage ceremony in one of their beautiful rooms. Or a magical venue for a wedding-day celebration if you are getting married in one of the local churches.
Beechlands, sleeps 12, Chagford, Dartmoor

Beechlands is an imposing Victorian detached house on the side of a hill with long views across the town of Chagford to moorland beyond.  Inside, very much a county home, relaxed and comfortable.  Sleeps up to 12 in 2 doubles, 1 twin and 2 family rooms.  A tremendous house for gatherings of all sorts, with lots of space and generous accommodation

Serving home-cooked and locally sourced food, The Globe Inn is popular with locals and visitors alike. It offers an exciting, regularly changed menu, a choice of Devon real ales and a comprehensive wine list. Food is served throughout the Inn, so you can choose where to eat – enjoy the banter in the bar, relax in the lounge bar or take your time in the dining room.
Sandsgate, sleeps 12, Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon

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.

VW Campervan hire, Dartmoor

Choose any of our campsites on Dartmoor and pay a visit with your own accommodation in a vintage, restored VW campervan. Collected from Southampton or Sidford you will soon be down the M5 and onto the open roads of Devon in one of the fleet - Ruby, Reginald, Gertie or Bertie. Take your pick. Hook up your MP3 player to the stereo speakers and live the dream. The campers can sleep 4 plus you can add a popup tent or awning if you wish. With cool box or fridge, gas hob and grill, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, tea towels!  Including extras such as campbeds and chairs (free) cycle racks, child seat, even a travel guitar... What more could you want for a classic Summer of Love experience? 

Open this year from 23rd May to early September, this is the largest outdoor, freshwater swimming pool in Devon. The temperature of the water is maintained with solar pool covers. It is just 10 minutes walk from Chagford town centre and a few minutes drive from the A30. There is a small tea hut with snacks and Lifeguards always in attendance. There is a special pool for babies and young children and all children under 9 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Please be sure to check the pool's website for admission fees and opening times.
With a classic English menu encompassing modern twists, our restaurant at Mill End is a highlight for both new and returning guests for its seasonally changing menus, beautifully presented dishes, and excellent value for money.
Mother and daughter team Amy and Alice run the florist shop Amy's Flowers in the Square at Chagford. Both girls love the job and I can recommend their original and very pretty wedding work.
Bed and Breakfast Plus, Moretonhampstead

Short toddle from centre of Moretonhampstead town. Perfect for bookworms as the house is stacked with great books. My idea of comfort. Guaranteed good breakfast as Victoria is a good cook. Victoria offers a single whenever available. This accommodation is not suitable for small children or any size dogs, sorry. Parking is on street or in one of 2 car parks within 3 minute walk.

Higher Weddicott Barn Bed and Breakfast, Chagford

Higher Weddicott Barn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious boutique style bed and breakfast located just 1 mile from Chagford.  It offers three luxury en-suite rooms (1 twin with two doubles, 1 king size and 1 suite) in a very relaxed countryside location. The Weddicott suite has a gorgeous ensuite complete with rolltop bath and separate shower.  Breakfast is served in the open plan living area and as Sue is a trained chef she makes sure the emphasis is on home made, locally produced food.  The guest lounge has plenty of seating where you are encouraged to relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.

A great place for young children with activities such as feeding the animals, pony grooming, collecting the eggs, pony rides, putting the donkeys to bed at the end of the afternoon, and the pets corner is a delight for children of all ages. Kids love the play area, ride on tractors, and the playpark with it's climbing wall. Cafe with good food too. Visit our discount vouchers page for a discount of £1.50 per person
There are some wonderful private gardens open to the public on Dartmoor for charity for just a day or two each year. Often offering a cream tea, home made produce and plants, all at reasonable prices. Dartmoor gardens open in the scheme are shown on my what's on pages.
Farleigh Cottage Bed and Breakfast, Chagford

A real hidden gem in the heart of Chagford. Super private house within the town of Chagford but well away from the street and quiet. Off street parking for one car, and pretty garden. Guest lounge. One double bedroom with smashing en-suite and one double / twin with private bathroom. TV and hospitality trays in each room. 

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