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7 Nights See prices

  • £672  to  £1500

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  • £100 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Melrose Cottage

Melrose Cottage has everything walkers, cyclists and modern families need for a fun and active holiday. The owners have created a contemporary and welcoming space, where five people plus two infants can sleep in three bedrooms. It's in the friendly village of Okehampton, within strolling distance of shops, tea rooms, and family-friendly restaurants that include the White Hart Hotel. The cottage is also within walking distance of Dartmoor and close to The Granite Way cycle route, making it easy for you to explore without needing a car to get everywhere.

Okehampton is in the perfect location for a holiday on Dartmoor. It's in the northwest corner of the National Park and next to the A30 to give easy access to everywhere else. Market day is Saturday, and there is a wide choice of shops, cafes, pubs, and other amenities. Okehampton Castle still dominates the town's architecture almost a thousand years after construction. If you pass the castle at night, you might see the ghostly spectre of Lady Howard in her coach made of bones. Okehampton is a hub for walking and cycling, with the Two Castles Trail, Tarka Trail, West Devon Way, and the Granite Way all passing close to Melrose Cottage.

Walking, climbing, cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, wild swimming, coasteering, and gorge walking are just a handful of the adventures guests of Melrose Cottage can enjoy during their stay. Dartmoor has over 160 granite tors, and between them, the vast moors, huge skies and shaggy Dartmoor ponies, there's always something lovely to admire. Family-friendly Dartmoor attractions include Castle Drogo, Dartmoor Zoo, Diggerland, and Crealy Adventure Park. You're less than an hour from Bude and Widemouth Bay on the north coast and Teignmouth and Dawlish on the south coast, not to mention the scenic South West Coast Path.

Wet weather doesn't need to dampen your fun. Around Okehampton are cooking schools, galleries and museums, indoor play centres and swimming pools, petting farms, historic houses, and lots of tea rooms, bistros and restaurants where you can dine on tasty Devon delicacies. No Devon holiday is complete without at least one cream tea eaten the proper way with a spread of clotted cream finished with a dollop of jam.

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Owner details:

Paula Pridham joined Independent Cottages in September 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dartmoor)

Accommodation Comprises:

Melrose Cottage is a wonderfully spacious holiday home with an upside-down open plan layout that suits modern families.


  • Large master bedroom with a comfortable kingsize bed, bedside tables with reading lights, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
  • Second bedroom with a double bed, a bedside table, and proper storage. A travel cot is available but guests will need to bring cot bedding.
  • Third bedroom with a single bed and a chest of drawers. Beds are made up for the arrival of guests and bath towels are provided.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Tiled shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Spacious open plan living area with a vaulted ceiling and multi-aspect windows that fill the room with natural light.
  • Seating area with two three-seater sofas and a Smart TV. The cottage has WiFi throughout.
  • Separate conservatory with a dining table and seating for six people. A highchair is available.
  • Very well equipped kitchen with all of the appliances and utensils you need to self-cater, including a dishwasher and a filter coffee machine.

Outside: A bijou balcony is a lovely spot to sit in the sunshine. There is off-street parking for two cars and secure storage for bicycles.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bedlinen and bath towels are included. Two travel cots (no bedding) and two highchairs are available on request. The owner regrets they cannot accept pets. Flexible changeover day except for Saturdays. Smoking is not permitted.

Melrose Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 22nd Apr 2022 - Thu, 26th May 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £360 | 4 nights: £480 | 5 nights: £600 | 6 nights: £720
Additional Notes: No Saturday night arrivals

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 27th May 2022 - Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 4th Jun 2022 - Thu, 21st Jul 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £450 | 4 nights: £600 | 5 nights: £750 | 6 nights: £900
Additional Notes: No Saturday arrivals

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 22nd Jul 2022 - Fri, 9th Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double & 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Paula Pridham
Member Since September 2021

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Melrose Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 10th May 2022