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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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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.
Discover the many uses of birch and try your hand at building a Birch Bark Canoe at Stone Lance Gardens.
Geoff Stevens and Paul Kenyon are 2 local chaps, qualified game angling coaches, experienced anglers and enthusiastic teachers. They run Fly Fishing Devon and offer a range of Guiding and Instruction, including a Beginner and Improver Session, a 1 or 2 day Fly fishing school and a comprehensive course covering fly fishing for trout on rivers and still waters which is suitable for beginners as well as experienced anglers who wish to brush up their skills, or progress to wild brown trout fishing from a stillwater background. Covering such matters as fishing safely, roll and overhead casts, simple change of cast direction, dealing with windy conditions, shooting line and retrieving the fly, river craft - the importance of stealth, river entomology and matching the hatch, types of wet and dry flies, fishing the wet fly, single-handed Spey casting, fishing the dry fly.
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.

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
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.

Mill End Hotel and Restaurant, Chagford

Relaxed country-house hotel with stylish rooms, lovely food, open fires and great walking all around - dogs are very welcome

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.

Rock Cottage bed and breakfast, Chagford

A very special self-contained, centrally heated one bedroom cottage right in the heart of Chagford.  Just off the Square close to great places to eat and shop.

The White Hart Hotel is a delightful setting for your tailor-made wedding reception on Dartmoor. With 20 bedrooms in the main hotel and a further eight in the Mews, we can cater for families and groups, large and small.
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!

Bluebell Cottage, sleeps 3, Chagford, Dartmoor

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.

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. 

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.
With a national park as large as Dartmoor with so much to learn and enjoy, you may prefer, as many visitors do, to walk the moors in the company of a knowledgable guide who can explain the moorland in as much detail as you want. Our expert guides run a vast range of activities all across the moors and beyond. Join us and find out why the only way to really discover the real Dartmoor is to join the Moorland Guides on one of our walks.
Heather Cottage Bed and Breakfast, Chagford

All very swish... this bed and breakfast is "lush". Between Chagford and Fernworthy Reservoir. Stunning detached chalet in the grounds of the main house with most impressive giant wetroom and sauna. Very fabulous indeed. Superb garden with lake and stream. Quiet, peaceful. Eat outdoors on your own decking. Top notch. I loved it. 

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.

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. 

Castle Drogo will be the venue for a very special performance of David Walliams’s book Mr Stink by Heartbreak productions.


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