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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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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.
Monks Withecombe near to Murchington. Licenced for a civil ceremony with space for any size of marquee. A country location for a wedding. It has a fantastic garden, a courtyard bursting with Spring and Summer flowers and a large smart indoor gallery for a civil ceremony.
Down Cottage, sleeps 4 Chagford

Down Cottage is a delightful granite cottage in an idyllic setting with stunning views across Dartmoor. Part of a magnificent estate built in 1911 for the Jameson whisky family, Down Cottage sleeps four people and offers the perfect mix of luxury and seclusion. Set just 1.5 miles outside the pretty Stannary town of Chagford, it’s a great base for walking on Dartmoor and for generally relaxing and getting away from absolutely everything!

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.

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.
The Chagford Inn, Chagford, Dartmoor

Recently refurbished The Chagford Inn now offers three comfortable en-suite bedrooms, two doubles and one twin. The rooms are all light, bright and airy. Breakfast in the morning will be a  full English. The Inn prides itself on the quality of its ales, beers and wines and also provides one of the most imaginative menus to be found in Devon. 

Great Sloncombe Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, Moretonhampstead

In a small hamlet away from busy traffic. Trudie has been an excellent landlady for many years. Quality bedrooms. This is a real working farm in the heart of a quiet Dartmoor hamlet where the farming family keep their horses. Free range eggs, local bacon and wonderful home made marmalade on the breakfast table. 

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.

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.

Enjoy Two 235m Zip Wires with Views over Dartmoor National Park. Go Ape’s first Tree Top Adventure in the South West. One of the best days out in Devon, if you’re looking for adventure activities near Exeter then you’ll enjoy an incredible 235m zip wire flying you from hilltop to hilltop followed by another (…just 15 minutes from Exeter)!
The Globe Inn, Chagford

The Globe Inn overlooks the churchyard and onwards towards Castle Drogo. Public car park 50 yards. Good bar and Restaurant food, friendly atmosphere. Dogs welcome in the pub, . Seven en-suite bedrooms in total Deluxe Suite, doubles and twin and a large family room (1 x double 2 x single beds). Evening meals in a most pleasant dining room. This pub has regular quizzes and musical entertainment - open mic nights etc. We have one room where dogs are allowed to stay (please let us know when booking if you are bringing a dog). Click here to go to our online booking system.

Stone Lane Gardens Arboretum, near to Chagford. Off the A382 - "It's well worth a visit" Open from 2 - 6 p.m. Stone Lane Gardens is the setting for the National collection of wild-origin Birch and Alder trees. A unique and comprehensive collection of Birches and Alders, the best of it's kind in the UK. The garden holds an interesting sculpture exhibition each year starting early May.
Special three course dinner with a gift for all the ladies.
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.
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.
Cyprians Cot, Chagford

Bed and breakfast in one of Chagford's oldest houses with loads of character. Beams and a real fire in an inglenook fireplace. Very pretty garden with far views to Kestor Rock. Short toddle into town and 4 pubs for good evening meals. 

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
Rookwood Cottage, sleeps 4, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor

Rookwood Cottage is a 400 year old thatched romantic cottage in an attractive row by the churchyard in the pretty village of Drewsteignton. The village has an excellent pub - The Drewe Arms within walking distance.  The cottage has two pretty bedrooms - a double and a twin and for those cooler nights in you can curl up in front of the inglenook fireplace in the lounge.

The National Trust property Castle Drogo is at Drewsteignton where the Gardens are open all year. Do see the gardens in the Autumn when they are full of rich colour. There is an interesting seed collection day each year, when the Castle gardeners explain how to do just that later on in the year. You need to bring envelopes! Find the date on my what's on page. There is a brilliant cafe at the reception. Read my food review about it.
Greenbank Bed and Breakfast, Chagford

With views all around, this is a happy family house with pets and a country living lifestyle.... Say hello to 'Egg' the parrot, choose a good book and take a tray of tea into the garden. It's a place to relax. Legendary breakfasts cooked on the Aga. Walks up to Meldon Common with stunning Dartmoor views.

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