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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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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!

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.
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. 

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. 

Highbury Bed and Breakfast, Chagford

A fine country residence on the outskirts of Chagford with off road parking and gardens. Three rooms, one double en-suite, one an en-suite shower twin/kingsize the other a large four poster bedroom with swish private bathroom over the landing, bathrobes provided. A short drive into town. Wedgewood crockery on the breakfast table along with a full English. Quintessentially English.

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 has a most pleasant view overlooking the churchyard. Public car park 50 yards. Good bar food, friendly atmosphere. Dogs welcome in the pub, but check if your dog is allowed in the bedrooms when you book. Seven en-suite bedrooms in total, family room, doubles and twins. Evening meals in a most pleasant dining room. This pub has regular quizzes and musical entertainment - open mic nights etc.

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.
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.
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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