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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"

Dial House Cottage, sleeps 4, Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon Dial House Cottage

Dial House Cottage is located just half a mile from the centre of Chagford. It is a detached cottage located down a shared private drive near the owners' house. A delightful place to stay.

Whiddons Bistro Whiddons is a 16th century thatched building, situated in the High Street of popular Chagford, Devon. They are a friendly, family run eating establishment. All dishes are prepared in their kitchen. They are unlicensed which allows you to bring your own tipple, and bonus, they don't charge corkage.
Rock Cottage, sleeps 2  Chagford Rock Cottage

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.

Dartmoor Nature Tours Small groups, a relaxed and leisurely walking pace with a guide who has lived and worked in the area for twenty years. Dartmoor Nature Tours offer wildlife walks and tours to suit individual customer requirements.
Moretonhampstead Motor Museum Moretonhampstead Motor Museum is home to a collection of over 80 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and vans. It is a great all-weather attraction
Glamping at Woodland Springs Camping Pods at Woodland Springs

Camping Pods new to Woodland Springs Touring Park, Dartmoor Devon. If you fancy trying Glamping or just don’t want to deal with a wet tent then try one of the new Pods at the Adults Only Woodland Springs Tranquil Touring Park.

Hollyberry Barn Bed & Breakfast, Chagford Hollyberry Barn Bed & Breakfast

With stylish interiors, sumptuous bed linen and cosy rooms Hollyberry Barn Bed & Breakfast is a hidden little gem offering luxurious accommodation, all set within one mile from the pretty town of Chagford. With breathtaking views overlooking Dartmoor it is the ideal base for exploring, walking, fishing, golf, horseriding or just to unwind, relax and enjoy some of the excellent pubs and restaurants in the area.

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Enjoy Two 235m Zip Wires with Views over Dartmoor National Park. Go Ape’s first Tree Top Adventure in the South West. One of the best days out in Devon, if you’re looking for adventure activities near Exeter then you’ll enjoy an incredible 235m zip wire flying you from hilltop to hilltop followed by another (…just 15 minutes from Exeter)!
The White Hart Hotel 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.
The Old Forge Caffè & Restaurant 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.
Proper Dartmoor Tours 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
Rock Cottage bed and breakfast, Chagford Rock Cottage

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.

Moorland Guides 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.
The White Hart Hotel 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.
Mill End Hotel & Restaurant 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.
Mill End Hotel & Restaurant 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.
Mill End Hotel and Restaurant, Chagford Mill End Hotel & Restaurant

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

Mark George Dartmoor Landscape Photography Workshops These workshops offer the beginner and intermediate photographer an opportunity to learn essential skills to improve their landscape photography technique.
The Globe Inn Serving home-cooked and locally sourced food, The Globe Inn is popular with locals and visitors alike. It offers an exciting, regularly changed menu, a choice of Devon real ales and a comprehensive wine list. Food is served throughout the Inn, so you can choose where to eat – enjoy the banter in the bar, relax in the lounge bar or take your time in the dining room.
Monks Withecombe Monks Withecombe is the perfect country wedding venue. Located in the Dartmoor National Park, Monks is just over a mile from Chagford, and a couple of miles from the A30. With plenty of free off road parking, Monks Withecombe welcomes you into its flower filled courtyards, beautiful gardens, and wild flower meadows
National Trust - Castle Drogo 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.
Chagford Swimming Pool 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.
Sandsgate, sleeps 12, Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon Sandsgate

Sandsgate, a magnificent detached house with superb sweeping views across the river Teign valley to Chagford, Castle Drogo and the moors beyond. It has been beautifully refurbished and extended with attention to detail and is large and roomy for one family, or flexible accommodation for groups of friends or family gatherings. Swanky, large, with kitchen to die for, beautiful well kept garden with terrace. Private, sheltered, electricity and heating included in the price. All the white goods you could possibly want. All bedlinen and towels provided. 6 bedrooms in total. 4 twins, one a master bedroom with 4' beds. 1 double and another double with an extra single bed, so great as a family room, or as a twin with one extra size guest! Jacuzzi bath, games room, large comfy sofas, dining area perfect for a family get together. 3 storeys high sitting in 18 acres.  What a treat for some lucky guests.

Rookwood Cottage, sleeps 4, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor Rookwood Cottage

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.

The Original Miniature Pony Centre 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

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.

Woodland Springs Touring Park, Adult only,  Dartmoor Woodland Springs Touring Park

Perfect for visiting nearby Castle Drogo, this AA 5 Pennant Gold 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.  Check out our Discount Voucher page for £1 off per night

VW Campervan hire, Dartmoor VW Camper Hire

Choose any of our campsites on Dartmoor and pay a visit with your own accommodation in a vintage, restored VW campervan. Collected from Southampton or Sidford you will soon be down the M5 and onto the open roads of Devon in one of the fleet - Ruby, Reginald, Gertie or Bertie. Take your pick. Hook up your MP3 player to the stereo speakers and live the dream. The campers can sleep 4 plus you can add a popup tent or awning if you wish. With cool box or fridge, gas hob and grill, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, tea towels!  Including extras such as campbeds and chairs (free) cycle racks, child seat, even a travel guitar... What more could you want for a classic Summer of Love experience? 

The LongHouse B&B The LongHouse

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. 

The Globe Inn, Chagford The Globe Inn

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.

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