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7 Nights See prices

  • £532  to  £896

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About The Acorns

The Acorns is a modern holiday home for five guests, built in a classic style. With three bedrooms, this welcoming self-catering rental is a good choice for families and friends, as well as couples and is located in Sticklepath on the edge of Dartmoor's stunning National Park and within walking distance of two dog-friendly pubs, the Taw River Inn and the thatched Devonshire Inn.

Sticklepath is on the excellent Tarka Trail, so leave the car behind and explore the countryside by foot or bicycle. The trail is named after the beloved British literary character "Tarka the Otter", and the rural scenery and absence of traffic will take you back to a more peaceful era when people had time to slow down and appreciate the beauty surrounding them. The National Trust care for a variety of properties in the area, including the 19th-Century water-powered Finch Foundry forge in the village. In addition to a village shop and two welcoming pubs, Sticklepath also has a fantastic cafe where you can enjoy a relaxed brunch or afternoon tea.

Despite its quiet sense of peace, Sticklepath is easy to reach, being only two miles from the A30. The cathedral city of Exeter is less than half an hour's drive from the cottage, with centuries of history together with contemporary shops and restaurants and a lively music and nightlife thanks to the university population. Closer to home, Okehampton is a bustling town with a great variety of shops where you can stock up for a self-catering cottage holiday in Dartmoor.

If the sun is shining and you fancy a day at the beach you can choose from the coast at Exmouth, Sidmouth, Bude, Bideford and Plymouth, all of which are an hour's drive or less. You do not have to travel far to enjoy a fun day out when you stay at The Acorns, as there are wonderful walks alongside the Taw River, through Skaigh Woods and across open moorland, all of which are accessible virtually from the front door. Golf and horse riding are two more ways to experience the beautiful surroundings, while Dartmoor's granite tors attract keen climbers from around the country.

The Acorns is spacious, comfortable, and conveniently located for exploring not only Dartmoor but also the Devon and Cornish coasts.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Phillippa & Nicholas Holmes joined Independent Cottages in June 2019

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dartmoor)

Accommodation comprises:

The Acorns has a traditional layout with accommodation over two floors.


  • Spacious and light open plan living/dining room. Put your feet up and enjoy watching the HDTV with Freesat channels and a DVD player, or make the most of the cottage's fast fibre optic broadband on your tablet or laptop.
  • Fitted kitchen well-equipped for self-catering with an excellent complement of utensils, crockery and cutlery. There is ample storage for your groceries in the large pantry, and there is a washing machine for guests' convenience.


  • Two large double rooms, each with a kingsized bed and proper storage.
  • Third bedroom with a single bed.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and handbasin.

Outside: The enclosed garden has a paved patio, and there is off-street parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, sheets and bath towels are included with hire. One well-behaved dog is welcome through prior arrangement and for a weekly surcharge. Smoking is not permitted.

The Acorns Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 7th Sep 2024 - Fri, 29th Nov 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 30th Nov 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 21st Dec 2024 - Fri, 3rd Jan 2025
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (2 Kings, 1 Single)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
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)7982017892 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Phillippa & Nicholas Holmes
Member Since June 2019

The Acorns Noticeboard

A well behaved dog is chargeable at £25 per week.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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The Acorns 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 20th June 2024

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