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"
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.