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  • £500  to  £900

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Hot Tub

About Butterdon

Butterdon is a wonderfully welcoming home-from-home holiday cottage, set in beautiful surroundings on a 50-acre private nature reserve on north east Dartmoor near the village of Dunsford. The cottage sleeps five guests in two bedrooms and is ideal for families, friends or couples. It's one of three charming Dartmoor holiday cottages on the Clifford Barton Estate. The cottages are beautifully appointed with hand made soft furnishings and real attention to detail. Guests love that the cottage is located in the stunning Dartmoor landscape yet convenient for Exeter and the South Devon Coast.

An adventure is always around the corner when you holiday at Dartmoor. However, those who prefer a less-adrenaline fuelled break will find what they seek when they stay at Butterdon. The tranquil 50-acre nature reserve is home to various birds and wildlife. Sitting quietly by the lake as they go about their business, or standing quietly and watching deer in the evening, will become treasured memories of your stay. There is a sheltered timber platform overlooking the lake with a bench which is a great place to sit and watch wildlife or practice some yoga or meditation. It’s a great place to bring your dog with walks in the Teign Valley and Dartmoor from your doorstep. Other facilities include the games barn where you can challenge your party to table tennis, table football and snooker. An off grid wood fired hot tub that can be booked out (separate charges apply) for the afternoon/evening, you can watch the sun set down the Teign Valley, sooth tired walking legs, and enjoy the spectacular starry night sky.

Walking and mountain biking are two of the best ways to immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Dartmoor. Drewsteignton is a tiny village best known for Castle Drogo, the last castle built in England. It's around four miles from Butterdon and a scenic walk beside the River Teign and through Fingle Woods. Why not borrow a bike from the bike pool and go exploring. There is a range of adult and kids bikes, including a Burley trailer for the younger guests. For the more adventurous, you can go climbing up or abseiling down granite tors, wild swimming in the River Teign, or horse riding.

Local attractions include Go Ape and mountain bike trails at Haddon Forest Park, Woodlands and Crealy Adventure Parks, the Dart River Country Park, and the Miniature Pony Centre. Discover Exeter's cathedral, shops, cinema, restaurants and nightlife, or throw your deckchair in the car and make your way to the South Devon Coast and beaches like Bantham.

You'll never forget your time at Butterdon whether you're on holiday on your own or with friends staying on another cottage on the estate.

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Owner details:

Vicki Bloomfield joined Independent Cottages in December 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Games Room
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Dartmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

Butterdon is a semi-detached cottage (next to Mardon) with a traditional layout and accommodation over two levels.


  • Put your feet up and relax with a DVD from the DVD library and the crackle from the woodburner, play a traditional board game and just unwind after a day of fun and adventure. There are two sofas and a dining table seating five.
  • Cooking for hungry families is simple in the kitchen, which is well-stocked with equipment and utensils for self-catering whether you're cooking in the kitchen or on the patio barbecue.
  • Modern shower room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Double bedroom with a pocket sprung mattress and high-quality bedding to ease you into a sound sleep. Bespoke furnishings and garden views add to the room's appeal.
  • Family/triple room with a double and a single bed, also with pocket sprung mattresses. There is a mezzanine level play area with kids toys and games. A stairgate and a travel cot are available on request.
  • Family bathroom with a deep bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a pretty fenced garden with a patio, outdoor furniture, and a shared barbecue. There is parking near the cottage. Guests can access the estate's grounds, games room and other amenities.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, fuel for the woodburner, bed linen and bath towels are included. Guests to bring cot bedding and towels for the beach/wild swimming if required. A session in the hot tub costs between £40 and £60. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome (there is a pet fee of £25 per dog per stay). Smoking in the accommodation is not permitted.

Butterdon Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Family/Triple)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £500
To £900
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1647 272886 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Vicki Bloomfield
Member Since December 2021

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