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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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I'm very enthusiastic about Joanna Game's flowers. Her floral arrangements in the marquees at Monks Withecombe are stunning. Jo is based at Throwleigh. Her bridal bouquets start at £50.
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.

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. 

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.
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.

Easton Court Bed and Breakfast, Chagford

Evelyn Waugh wrote Brideshead Revisited whilst staying here. 5 en-suite rooms, all with flat screen TV and Sky freeview channels. Views over the garden to the Deer Park. Good walking area. Castle Drogo and the wonderful River Teign are all within walking reach. Open all year round. Chagford is a just a short drive. 

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.

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.
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.
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

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.

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.
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!

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.
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. 

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. 

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.
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.
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
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.


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