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.
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.
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.
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.
On the edge of Okehampton and less than an hour from both the north and south coasts of Devon, this gorgeous barn conversion is a favourite holiday rental all year round. It can sleep up to four people in two lovely bedrooms, and is ideal for couples, friends or families with older children. The wealth of local footpaths and cycling routes make it easy to enjoy Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside, while its idyllic location on a non-working farm affords guest the peace and privacy they crave.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Melrose Cottage has been designed and furnished with the comfort of walkers, cyclists and families in mind. This spacious holiday home is a five-minute walk from the centre of Okehampton, where you'll find all the amenities you need for a self-catering holiday in Devon, and barely a ten-minute stroll from Dartmoor National Park. The Granite Way, Two Castles Trail, Tarka Trail, and West Devon Way all pass through town to give access to many wonderful miles of footpaths and cycling routes. The cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms with space for two infants.
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.
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
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.
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.
Full of character, this self-catering holiday cottage is located within the boundary of the Dartmoor National Park and provides a perfect place for those who enjoy outdoor activities with fabulous walking and horse riding on the moors from the front door. Peter Tavy with a very good pub is close to The Shippen and there are lots of attractions throughout Devon and East Cornwall for day trips out. Tourist board rating: 3 Star
With immense character and charm, this traditional barn conversion sits within the Dartmoor National Park, and offers a comfortable base for enjoying the stunning scenery and outdoor activities available in the area, as well as the many attractions of Devon and East Cornwall. Close to Peter Tavy with an excellent pub serving food, this welcoming holiday cottage is a good choice for walkers, horse riders (stabling available for those looking for a riding holiday) and those wanting to discover the magic of Dartmoor. Tourist board rating: 3 Star
Cosy and comfy, this self-catering barn conversion provides the ideal place to relax and unwind within the boundaries of Dartmoor National Park. With lovely views, guests can enjoy superb walking and an abundance of outdoor activities, as well as a host of attractions throughout both Devon and East Cornwall. Peter Tavy village is nearby with an excellent food pub.
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.
Crabadon Manor is a gorgeous country house in an idyllic position in the heart of the South Hams in Devon. Formerly the holiday residence for the monks of Buckfast Abbey, this historic house has been welcoming people since the 13th Century and today provides a great venue for those who enjoy the simplistic pleasures of rural life. Full of historic charm, the manor house sleeps up to ten guests and is surrounded by a tranquil oasis of 240 acres of natural grounds. Perfect for a family get together, reunion of friends or milestone event, this popular part of South Devon offers a stunning coastline with wonderful beaches, glorious countryside for walking and an abundance of attractions for day trips out.
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.