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Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in West Devon and Dartmoor

Like all the UK National Parks, Dartmoor and the West Devon countryside between the Moor and Cornwall offers a wealth of stunning scenery for visitors to explore. Whether you're looking for a very challenging trek across wild and windswept moorland or a relaxing ramble through ancient oak woods and charming villages on the West Devon Way, or to go kayaking on the Tamar River, there is plenty to see wherever you go. The West Devon and Dartmoor are popular visitor destinations, having plenty of quaint and rustic holiday cottages offering comfortable, high-quality self-catering accommodation in beautiful surroundings. There are outdoor activities to suit almost everyone for a holiday in this large, wild, remote area of Devon.

A thatched country cottage on Dartmoor overlooks its front hedge
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6
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3

Thorn Cottage, a secluded Chagford holiday let in Dartmoor, beckons with charm. Nestled in a tranquil hamlet, this pet-friendly country cottage features a captivating granite fireplace and a wood-burning stove. Three cosy bedrooms under the thatch offer countryside views. A fenced paddock with a summerhouse adds allure. Chagford's vibrant village, with shops and dining, is nearby. Explore this inviting retreat—your ideal pet-friendly getaway for a truly secluded Dartmoor holiday.

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9
Bedrooms
4

Explore The Farmhouse, a delightful Dartmoor holiday let in Lydford. With rustic charm and modern comforts, it offers a spacious retreat for up to 9 guests. Relax by the open fire in the traditional dining room or bask in the sunlight in the bright sunroom. Enjoy four peaceful bedrooms, an enclosed garden, and a shared outdoor pool. Perfect for family getaways and exploring Dartmoor's beauty, book now for an unforgettable Lydford experience.

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6
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3

Explore the enchantment of Ingle Tor, a luxurious holiday cottage situated on the Bovey Castle Hotel estate in Devon. This cottage is surrounded by tranquil woodlands and is an ideal base for walking holidays on Dartmoor. Experience a sophisticated and well-equipped retreat with an open-plan living space, three en-suite bedrooms, and private terraces.

Relax in the hotel's 5-star lounges, enjoy dining in the on-site restaurants, and indulge in leisure facilities such as an indoor pool and tennis courts. With EV charging facilities, pet-friendly accommodation options, and a wide range of activities, Ingle Tor promises an unforgettable getaway for families or friends looking for self-catering holidays near Bovey Tracey.

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A sprawling Dartmoor Manor house ovrlooks a sweeping, tree-lined lawn.
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12
Bedrooms
8

This extraordinary manor house is nestled in the idyllic countryside, a mere mile from the village of Bridestowe, situated on the periphery of the Dartmoor National Park. A living testament to history, dating back to the 13th century, it stands as a truly exceptional Grade II* listed haven, ideally suited for families and large groups of friends seeking resplendent gathering spaces.

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12
Bedrooms
6

Explore Hole Farm, a large Dartmoor holiday cottage just 2 miles from Chagford. This historic thatched Devon longhouse, built in medieval times, offers a unique stay with impressive features. The spacious sitting room boasts an open fire and an inglenook fireplace. Flexible accommodation includes four bedrooms and a separate cottage in the courtyard. With 130 acres of traditional Devon fields, it's perfect for large families. Pet-friendly and surrounded by captivating landscapes, Hole Farm is an ideal quirky retreat for groups seeking history, charm, and plenty of Moorland walks.

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7
Bedrooms
3

Overlooking a peaceful country lane with a handful of other pretty cottages and the neighbouring parish church, this beautifully updated chocolate box detached Dartmoor holiday cottage in Mary Tavy is a 4-bedroom home from home for families, friends and family pets looking for a base in the Devon countryside to explore and unwind.

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12
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6

Set in its own private grounds in Dartmoor National Park, Whitelady House is a stunning 6-bedroom Devon holiday cottage with a hot tub offering luxury self-catering accommodation for up to 12. Guests can also add a “Chalet” style catered option to their stay. Pets welcome.

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4
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2

Situated on the owner’s organic farm near the historic market town of Tavistock, Devon, Rose Cocoon offers a beautiful rural holiday experience, a child-friendly cottage with access to a gym, spa, and swimming pool. It boasts a traditional English vibe with wood panelling and antique furnishings.

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8
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4

View Langstone Farm, a rural holiday home near Chagford, Devon, just two miles from the vibrant little town. This four-bedroom country haven offers a rustic interior with exposed beams, a fully equipped kitchen, and an inviting sitting room. Enjoy superb views, a tranquil pond, and ample off-road parking. Surrounded by green hills and close to wild moors, it's an ideal escape for a family or friends seeking a relaxing break in Dartmoor National Park. Discover more about this charming rural retreat by reading the fuller description.

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The classic Dartmoor villages of Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey will leave you thinking you have stepped back in time. Discovering ancient granite-built cottages and narrow, flower-filled country lanes will keep you enthralled for days. There is a wealth of culture and heritage to discover at Castle Drogo, Buckland Abbey and Lydford Castle, where you can spend the whole day and enjoy a picnic within their beautiful grounds. Seek remote Dartmoor holiday homes and spend days enjoying Moorland walks, whether visiting one of its many granite-topped tors or pausing for a spot of wild swimming in its many rivers and streams from the River Dart in the south moor to the River Taw in the north.

Skirting the northern and western fringes of Dartmoor are several pretty West Devon villages, many linked by the West Devon Way. This footpath runs from North to South border, passing through a necklace of pretty villages, each with a clutch of historical tales to tell in any of their ancient village pubs. Villages such as Bridestow, Lydford, Peter and Mary Tavy all offer a choice of well-equipped and lovingly furnished holiday cottages. Aside from its miles of remote but well-sign-posted moorland walks snaking down deep river valleys or ascending granite walled Tors for dramatic views as far as the ocean, Dartmoor is also famous for its festivals and fairs at Chagford, Tavistock, and Widdecombe all picturesque moorland villages.

 

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