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Church of St. Michael De Rupe, Brentor, Dartmoor, Devon
Church of St. Michael De Rupe, Brentor, Dartmoor, Devon

Dartmoor Holiday Cottages

A place of myth and folklore that has featured in famous literary pieces, Dartmoor is an intriguing national park and the largest open area of country in the whole of Southern England. Nestling in South Devon, Dartmoor is a walker's paradise and has much appeal with its windswept heather-clad moors, chocolate-box villages, bustling market towns, abundance of wildlife and famous granite tors. With plenty of attractions for couples and families alike, Dartmoor is a popular choice of holiday destination at any time of the year. Read more

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50.597241, -3.833116

Whatever your reason for visiting Dartmoor National Park, you will find a warm welcome at Wooder Manor where five fantastic holiday properties sleep between one and six people and are as popular with couples as they are with families. The cottages are along a private driveway that leads off a quiet country lane just a flat, half-mile walk from the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Here you will find two excellent pubs (The Old Inn and the Rugglestone Inn) and two great cafes, one of which, the Cafe on the Green, has been in business for over 90 years. All of Dartmoor's best attractions are virtually on the doorstep whether you want to walk, horse ride, climb, mountain bike, or just make your way from pretty village to lovely town, tucking into fresh local produce at the wealth of cafes and pubs in the area. Wooder Manor's central location in the heart of Dartmoor National Park means you are never far from a fun-filled day out at places like Pennywell Farm, Buckfast Butterfly Farm, Haldon Forest Activity Park and Castle Drogo.

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £800

1-6  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.705269, -3.790083

Enjoy the warmth of more than 200-years of hospitality in this charming Dartmoor cob and thatch holiday cottage. Primrose Cottage is in the pretty village of Drewsteignton, next to the church and within strolling distance of the village shop and pub. There are gorgeous walks from the door through the River Teign Valley and local attractions, including National Trust's Castle Drogo and Fingle Bridge. Walking, climbing, and mountain biking are popular in North Dartmoor's rugged landscape, but there are more gentle pursuits to enjoy, such as browsing local markets and visiting the beaches of the English Riviera just over half an hour away. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and has two sitting rooms, an open fire and a very small enclosed front garden with table and chairs to sit and watch the world go by. 

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £950

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.731403, -3.923755

The village of Sticklepath is ideal for anyone who wants to explore Dartmoor National Park without limiting themselves to one particular place. Close to Okehampton and on the path of the Tarka Trail, it is delightfully peaceful yet only 10-minutes from Okehampton, 25 minutes from Exeter and less than half an hour from beaches at Bude, Bideford, Exmouth and Sidmouth. The Acorns is a comfortable modern holiday home within walking distance of the village pubs and shop. It has space for up to five people to sleep in three bedrooms and is ideal for families, friends and couples.

Weekly guide price:
£532 to £896

5  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.605814, -4.164577

Let the stresses and strains of everyday life fade away as you immerse yourself in the laid back Devon life style. With Dartmoor National Park on the doorstep you can enjoy fabulous peaceful walks and plenty of relaxation with a private garden a riot of colour in the warmer months. Spend your days walking and exploring in the very heart of a county rich in stunning landscapes and incredible scenery then relax at the end of the day with a glass of wine watching the sun set.

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £695
Short breaks from £85 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Honeysuckle

Last Minute Offer:Tue, 7th Jun 2022 for 6 nights, £495"Dogs welcome. Dartmoor walks straight from the cottage door. With homemade Devon cream tea on arrival and basket of logs for the wood burner."
50.605814, -4.164577

Escape the stress of normal life in the beautiful Devon countryside. On the edge of Dartmoor National Park with fantastic walks from your doorstep and idyllic villages to explore, at Honeysuckle cottage you can do as much or as little as you like.

Weekly guide price:
£295 to £595
Short breaks from £63 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.509885, -4.227270

A spacious barn conversion providing self-catering for parties of up to seven conveniently located in the Tamar Valley AONB just a short drive from the Dartmoor National Park. Both the north and south coasts of Cornwall with their abundance of attractions, beautiful beaches and fishing villages are within easy reach by car as well as the many attractions of Devon.

Weekly guide price:
£600 to £900
Short breaks from £140 per night

7  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.701519, -3.727427

Families love holidays at Butterdon. It's one of three beautiful Dartmoor self-catering cottages on the Clifford Barton estate in the Teign Valley, a short walk from the River Teign and Fingle Bridge. The converted barn sleeps five people in two bedrooms and is ideal for families, friends and couples. Dogs are also welcome. Exeter is 25 minutes away, and the South Devon coast is around 45 minutes by car. There's plenty to do in all seasons, whether you're the adventurous type and love to hike, climb, abseil, and mountain bike, or you enjoy sitting with a picnic and a great view. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £900

5  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.701519, -3.727427

You'll instantly feel welcome in this home-from-home holiday cottage on Dartmoor. Mardon sleeps five people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, families or friends, especially those who enjoy walking, wildlife, cycling and wild swimming. It's child and pet-friendly, with guests having access to a 50-acre nature reserve with a lake, games barn, mountain bikes, and a wood-fired outdoor hot tub. Mardon is a semi-detached barn conversion and one of three superb self-catering properties on the Clifford Barton Estate close to Drewsteignton and a short walk from the River Teign and Fingle Bridge. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £900
Short breaks from £106 per night

5  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.701519, -3.727427

Bridesmere is a beautifully presented Dartmoor barn conversion. It sleeps eight people in three bedrooms and is one of three welcoming properties on the Clifford Barton Estate, where facilities include 50-acres of private nature reserve with a lake, a games room and a wood-fired hot tub. The area is perfect for families and friends, especially those who enjoy walking, wildlife, cycling, wild swimming, and scenic views. Exeter is around 25 minutes away, and you can reach the coast in 45 minutes. Local attractions include Go Ape and mountain biking at Haldon Park, Castle Drogo, and Crealy Adventure Park. 

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £1800

8  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.800501, -3.894161

Clovehayes is a spacious holiday home close to Dartmoor and within walking distance of the centre of North Tawton's shops, pubs and other amenities. It's perfect for a holiday with family or friends, as it sleeps six people in three bedrooms with lots of luxurious extras like Emperor sized beds, underfloor heating, and high thread-count bed linen. There are footpaths, cycling routes, fishing lakes and golf courses nearby, and favourite attractions that include Castle Drogo, Powderham Castle, RHS Rosemoor, and Dartington Crystal.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1150 to £1750
Short breaks from £216 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

50.631252, -4.122248

Whitelady House is a beautiful period property in a fantastic location next to Lydford Gorge and the Whitelady Waterfall. The owners have carefully restored it to the highest standard, offering luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests in six bedrooms. The is perfect for families and friends, with its easy access to wonderful footpaths, bridleways, cycling trails and the untamed wilderness of the Dartmoor National Park. Talk to the owners if you are celebrating a special event as they can assist with catering and arranging activities either on site or in the local area.

Weekly guide price:
£1850 to £2950
Short breaks from £460 per night

12  |   6  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.556751, -4.234000

An idyllic retreat for large groups of up to ten in a tranquil country setting just four miles from Tavistock and within easy reach of Devon's many attractions including Dartmoor National Park. Ideal for a holiday with friends or family with an outdoor heated pool (May - Oct), heaps of charm and modern conveniences.

Weekly guide price:
£1300 to £2900
Short breaks from £303 per night

10  |   5  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.850933, -4.151808

A spacious self-catering holiday home set on a farm in the very heart of the North Devon countryside with hot tub for guests use. With the Tarka Trail running past the drive, this is an ideal location for walkers, cyclists and those wanting to explore Devon and its many attractions. Sitting on the fringe of Datmoor's stunning national park, there are plenty of attractions for days out and excellent facilities back at base including a games room, hot tub and plenty of outside space to relax when the sun shines. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£1150 to £1375
Short breaks from £750 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star Gold

50.420981, -3.719357

Families, groups and couples love the warmth and welcome they get as soon as they step through the door of Annacombe. Converted from a former coach house, this welcoming holiday cottage sits quietly down a private lane away from noise and light pollution. There is room for up to six guests in three bedrooms, including one double room with ensuite on the ground floor. The popular Church House Inn in Harberton is only a ten-minute walk from the cottage, while Totnes and Dartmoor National Park are both an easy drive or cycle away. Paignton, Torquay, Buckfastleigh are all less than a half hour drive, while Plymouth is not much further. Whether you want to sail, fish, shop, eat, walk, cycle, climb, or just find a new favourite view every day of your holiday, Annacombe is a beautiful place to stay while you discover the many delights of Dartmoor and the South Devon Coast.

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £1315
Short breaks from £100 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.605872, -3.599835

You'll immediately feel at home in Tannery Mews, a welcoming self-catering holiday cottage in the charming village of Chudleigh. In addition to being within walking distance of shops, cafes, pubs and other amenities, you're within easy reach of favourite South Devon beaches and attractions that include Dartmoor National Park and the South West Coast Path. The welcoming, dog-friendly cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms with the option of a travel cot and two folding beds to accommodate any additional children. Tannery Mews is perfect for couples and families on holiday, or visitors to the area who are working but want homely comforts and lots of space and privacy. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £1200

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.661433, -3.796667

The Cowshed is a peaceful haven in a beautiful location just outside of Moretonhampstead. Shops, pubs and cafes are all within walking distance, and there are miles of easy footpaths, superb cycling routes and bridleways nearby. The cottage is in Dartmoor National Park and surrounded by beautiful countryside, yet also close to favourite attractions such as Bovey Castle Hotel and Golf Course, Castle Drogo, and the Miniature Pony Centre. The cottage is light and spacious with a private courtyard and a balcony with lovely views. It is perfect for couples but can also accommodate up to two children on a double sofa bed.

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £770
Short breaks from £80 per night

2+2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.862135, -3.818957

Tarka View is in a lovely spot in the village of Lapford, a few minutes from the local pub and a 15-minute drive from Crediton. It's private and peaceful, with delightful rural views. The mid-Devon location is perfect for exploring not only the Taw Valley but the beautiful beaches on Devon's north and south coast as well as parts of Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor National Park. There are two double bedrooms, so it's ideal for couples or friends, and a private garden with a barbecue and an outdoor hot tub. The self-catering cottage is available between May and September for stays of 7 or 14 days.

Weekly guide price:
£670 to £1150

4  |   2  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.695578, -3.673091

Relax in the comfortable surroundings of Lockhouse Farm Cottage in the gorgeous Teign Valley. It's a stone's throw from Dartmoor National Park and only a mile and a half from the famous Steps Bridge that crosses the River Teign. Guests have direct access to beautiful walks and bike rides from the holiday rental, which sleeps five people in two bedrooms and is dog-friendly. The self-catering cottage is ideal for couples or families and is self-contained with its own enclosed garden, sitting in the grounds of the owner's farmhouse. Exeter and Teignmouth are both within easy reach.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £790
Short breaks from £95 per night

5  |   2  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.855169, -4.034252

The Old Northcote Arms is a beautiful holiday cottage in a wonderful location. The 17th Century former pub is in Iddesleigh in Devon, strolling distance from the Duke of York pub and within easy reach of Dartmoor and the North Devon Coast. There is space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms, and the cottage is also dog-friendly. Guests can access beautiful walks and bike rides from the door, making this a wonderful holiday destination at any time of the year. 

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £1950
Short breaks from £180 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.626873, -3.739575

The Barn at Lower Harton Farm comfortably sleeps up to 10 guests in four bedrooms, each of whom enjoys fantastic views and exclusive access to a heated indoor swimming pool and a games room. There is plenty of space to relax and socialise with your family and friends, with the 16 acres of grounds including a huge deck and pond. The Barn is near Lustleigh in the Dartmoor National Park with direct access to footpaths and cycling routes and close to beautiful beaches and favourite attractions that include Paignton Zoo and Exeter Cathedral.

Weekly guide price:
£2750 to £3500

10  |   4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 5 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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Cottage Holidays in Dartmoor

Whether on foot, by bike or by horse, Dartmoor has an abundance of on and off-road routes to offer those in search of outdoor pursuits. Your exploration can be as challenging or as relaxed as you wish. Make your way to the Tors - stunning hills characterised by outcrops of bedrock, due to the granite-rich area. Be sure to look out for the pretty Dartmoor Ponies grazing in the rolling valleys along the way.

Venture to the many historical (and prehistoric) landmarks that make up this fascinating area, such as the 'Standing Stones' and the remnants of Bronze Age houses, now preserved as hut circles, many of which can be found at Grimspound.

If you want to stray from dry land and into the water, there are a variety of activities in the area. Kayakers and canoeists will enjoy some of the best mid-grade white water in the UK, gorge-scramblers and wild swimmers will also be able to explore Dartmoor from a different perspective.

Dartmoor is much loved for its tiny hamlets and pretty little villages with thatched cottages such as Moretonhampstead and Lustleigh. It also has its fair share of historic towns to visit including Chagford, Tavistock and Okehampton where you will find traditional shops with a warm welcome.

A stunning area with a long history and fascinating stories to tell, Dartmoor is an intriguing wilderness to discover.