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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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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.

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
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.

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.
The LongHouse B&B

An historic, award-winning Bed and Breakfast centre of Moretonhampstead, tucked well away from the road. Clean, comfortable rooms. Delightful secluded walled garden. Close to all amenities. Children very welcome in the family suite. Hosts Peter and Lorely make everyone feel welcome. Sumptuous breakfast. 

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

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. 

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.
Fox Hat Cottage, self catering cottage, Chagford, Dartmoor

This delightful 17th Century thatched cottage is nestled in the heart of Chagford, aptly known as 'the Jewel of Dartmoor'.  The charming 2 bedroom grade II listed cottage can sleep up to 6 adults.

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. 

The White Hart Hotel is a traditional old posting house at the centre of the small moorland town of Moretonhampstead . Their Dartmoor restaurant menus change with the seasons, plus they always have special dishes on offer to make the most of fresh local produce as it’s available. Their chefs work closely with local suppliers and producers to source the best fresh, local seasonal ingredients for their dishes.
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.
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. 

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.
Becky and Clifford at Loyalty to Dogs offer a great service for our holidaymakers that bring their four-legged friends with them. They give the flexibility that you can have a day out during your holiday without your dog, so if you fancy going riding across the Moor you can!
Situated in Chagford within the majestic Dartmoor National Park, The Old Forge is a converted blacksmith’s forge offering food and drink of the highest quality, homemade and locally produced wherever possible. We have lots of homemade cakes on offer, and our breakfasts, lunches and dinners are freshly cooked to order. We provide daily newspapers and magazines, and free WiFi. Fully licensed. "Britain's best cream tea" The Telegraph (September 2015). WINNER of the UK Café Life Awards Afternoon Tea Experience Challenge 2015.
Experience Dartmoor with a unique tour from the luxury of a 6-seater Land Rover. Tich your local guide will take you to some of the hidden treasures of Dartmoor in the comfort of a deluxe Land Rover. There will be chances to stop at some of the local beauty spots and perhaps purchase a few local gifts and produce
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.
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.

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