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Grade 5 Star rating
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5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Weir Cottage Ref: HJN

Occupying an idyllic, peaceful location beside the river at the head of the Teign Valley in the Dartmoor National Park, this south-facing holiday cottage enjoys beautiful views across meadowland. Formerly a forge and toll house, it has been carefully refurbished to an exceptionally high standard, with fly fishing (salmon and sea trout) and lovely walking, both on the doorstep. Exeter 7 miles. Coast 15 miles. Tennis and golf locally. Shop and pub ¾ mile.

Spacious dining/garden room. Living room. Fitted kitchen. Snug/study. Utility room with toilet. First floor: Large master bedroom with 6ft bed (may be unzipped to provide two 3ft single beds) and
en-suite bathroom and toilet. Pretty double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freesat TV (iPlayer) and PVR
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone – local calls only
  • Riverside garden with furniture
  • Parking
  • Fly fishing (February–September) foc
  • No smoking
  • Friday to
    Friday

Note: Young children will need strict supervision (river frontage).

WAS
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£391-£1250
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
1

Set amid Hembury Woods, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this romantic retreat is ideal for couples. Adjoining the owner’s home, this cosy holiday cottage has been converted to a very high standard and offers a combined galleried living room/bedroom on the first floor. With your own garden area to relax in, there are also 16 acres of the owner’s extensive gardens, private woodland and small-holding with horses, chickens and sheep, around which guests are free to roam. Buckfast with its abbey lies just ½ mile away. Moorland and woodland walks, riding and fishing are all to hand, with golf, sailing, surfing and the beaches of the South Hams nearby. Shops and pub 2 miles.

Spacious kitchen/dining room with hand-made units and wooden floor. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Large combined galleried living room/double bedroom with gas living-flame ‘wood-burning’ stove and views over Dartmoor and Hembury Woods and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Gas living-flame ‘wood-burning’ stove included
  • Electricity and full gas central heating included (on timer)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Washing machine
  • Separate garden area with furniture
  • Shared use of 16-acre grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children except babes in arms

WAS
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£412-£687
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1

Located on Dartmoor National Park, an AONB, with the River Dart just across the road, these two holiday cottages have been decorated and furnished to a very good standard, making this a wonderful location for all year round holidays and short breaks. It is only 11/2 miles from the A38, the gateway to Cornwall with plenty of areas for walking. Take a drive across the moor to Tavistock taking you through lots of quaint villages. Visit the many sandy beaches of South and North Devon, the Jurassic Coast, the cathedral city of Exeter, where you will find walks along the river, or take a boat trip. The historic city of Plymouth with its Barbican and Hoe, the Aquarium is a great day out, and not much further is the Eden Centre. Homemade evening meals, cream teas and breakfasts are available at an extra cost. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Wooden floors throughout. 1 double bedroom with additional Z-bed (for child) and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Freeview TV. Internet connection. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared use of 1½ acres of the owner’s landscaped grounds. Barbecue. Cycle store. Pets welcome, to be kept on lead. No smoking. Welcome pack. NB: Steps in garden and grounds.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Kays Cottage Ref: 17569

Excellent touring base

This holiday property is set in a very quiet courtyard, loacted behind the main street of the little town of Buckfastleigh and provides an excellent base for touring Dartmoor and the South Devon coast. Cosy and comfortable, it has been well furnished and decorated. The abbey is a well renowned medieval monastery with its various craft shops, and is open to the public. Enjoy wonderful walks across Dartmoor from the town. Plymouth and Exeter are easily accessible. Butterfly Farm, Otter Sanctuary and Steam Railway to Totnes all a short walk away. Shop 30 yards, pub 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed courtyard with furniture. Parking (1 car). NB: Fenced river/stream close to the property.

WAS
NOW
£222-£735
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
The Granary Ref: E3526

This 70-acre Dorset Sheep farm is set in the glorious countryside of South Hams, a uniquely lovely region boasting the mildest year-round climate in Britain. Four very comfortable cottages are scattered around the owners’ farmhouse, varying from a delightful little ‘hideaway’ overlooking the duck pond, to two adjoining cottages, which can be interconnected to accommodate up to 12 people. With its fishing lake stocked with carp, tench and bream (fishing is free of charge for 2 rods (barbless hooks), 3 hours per day) and acres of farmland to which visitors enjoy access, Venn Farm provides a wonderfully relaxing holiday retreat, yet is only two miles from good roads that make it easy to explore further afield. Superb sandy beaches at Mothecombe and Bigbury-on-Sea, and a variety of water sports at the picturesque twin villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are all within about half an hour’s drive. The delightful little Georgian town of Modbury, with its specialist and antique shops and splendid inns, is under 5 miles, whilst nearby is Ivybridge, known as the southern gateway to Dartmoor, offers excellent sports facilities, an indoor pool and a renowned garden centre. Dartmoor National Park lies within easy reach – wild ponies, the Dartmoor Wildlife Park, Widecombe in the Moor and Buckfastleigh Abbey are just some of its attractions. National Trust properties at Saltram House – a magnificent mid-18th century mansion – and Coleton Fishacre are a short drive as is Burgh Island, of Agatha Christie fame. Plymouth and the Eden Project are further afield but afford excellent day trips. Closer to home, good walking, riding and golf can be enjoyed locally, and there are two village pubs within 0.25 miles and shops in Wrangaton, 2 miles. The friendly owners welcome disabled visitors and have ensured that three cottages are suitable for wheelchair access and have flush to floor showers (shared use of a shower chair is available).

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and maple floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Second living room with vaulted ceiling. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). NSH inc. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Shared large enclosed courtyard. Wheelchair access (category 2).

Note: Although completely self contained The Granary (ref E3526) and Hams Cottage (ref E3527) may be interconnected to accommodate up to 11 guests.

All properties: Elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Wi-fi. Shared gardens and furniture. Access to 70-acre farmland. Parking. Pets must be kept under strict control - working farm. NB: Unfenced ponds in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£520-£1318
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
South View Ref: W42794

Originally an 18th-century farmhouse, this terraced cottage has been modernised and stands in the tiny village of Lutton, halfway between Ivybridge and Plympton. From the village there are footpaths onto Dartmoor, and the long distance path the Two Moors Way starts from Ivybridge. Plymouth, Totnes and the South Devon coastal beaches and walks lie within easy reach. Take an interesting drive over the moor to Tavistock, or visit the Dartmoor Wildlife Park, the inspiration for the 2012 film ’We Bought a Zoo’ only about 1.5 miles down the road. Shop and restaurant 1.5 miles, pub 0.5 miles.

2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Step down to shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking (100 yards). No smoking. NB: 5 steps to garden. Small pond in neighbour’s garden.

WAS
NOW
£441-£441
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Beacon Cottage Ref: HZU

Beacon Cottage is a spacious, substantial detached house with a bright and light interior situated just a 2-minute walk from Dartmoor National Park on the edge of Ivybridge. This holiday property has the most magnificent, far-reaching views across the rolling countryside as far as the sea on the horizon. Being just a 5-minute drive from the A38, Beacon Cottage is a lovely base for those wanting to explore the wider region. This is a lovely, family-friendly house, perhaps ideal for visiting relatives in the area, summer holidays, or a cosy winter break with the open fire in the living room and central heating. In the kitchen, there is an Aga, electric cooker and induction hob. There is direct access onto Dartmoor National Park as the moorland behind the property is the start of the Two Moors Way, which walkers will just love with its stunning scenery and amazing views; the coastal walk is also nearby. Ivybridge, the nearest town, has an indoor swimming pool, leisure centre, good shopping area and supermarkets. Ivybridge railway station is just one mile from the property with easy connections to Plymouth. The local area is also well served by ample bus connections, visitors can park at the railway station (free all day), with a bus every half hour into Plymouth. There is riding available 2 miles away and golf 3 miles, with easy access to St Mellion Golf Club. The city of Plymouth, with its historic Barbican area, restaurants, bars, Hoe and waterfront, is a popular place to visit, and is just 20 minutes away in the car. The rural market town of Totnes, with its eclectic array of shops, is about 30 minutes’ drive. Shops 1 mile.

Two steps to entrance. Spacious living room/conservatory with open fire, oak floor and panoramic views of rolling countryside (sea glimpses on horizon on a clear day). Spacious dining room. Kitchen with Aga, electric cooker and induction hob. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Single bedroom. Bathroom, over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor in living room), bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV/DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD (small library)
  • Oil Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with large decked area, sun terrace, patio and furniture
  • Disposable barbecues available in summer
  • Parking
  • Games room
  • Cycle/diving equipment storage available
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£352-£1251
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Excellent touring base

Tucked away in the heart of Tavistock, West Devon and on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, this well equipped and furnished modern third floor apartment for two, in a Grade II listed building, is an excellent place for touring this delightful area. Amble into Tavistock with its shops, restaurants and pubs, or on your doorstep enjoy the moors, valleys and granite tors of Dartmoor, for some great scenery, walking and wildlife. For memorable days out Cotehele House (NT), Buckland Abbey (NT), Lydford Gorge and Plymouth are a must and of course within easy driving is the famous Eden Project and the beaches of North Cornwall and South Devon. Shop and pub with food 100 yards.

All on third floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£188-£421
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Garden Cottage Ref: E3473

This 70-acre Dorset Sheep farm is set in the glorious countryside of South Hams, a uniquely lovely region boasting the mildest year-round climate in Britain. Four very comfortable cottages are scattered around the owners’ farmhouse, varying from a delightful little ‘hideaway’ overlooking the duck pond, to two adjoining cottages, which can be interconnected to accommodate up to 12 people. With its fishing lake stocked with carp, tench and bream (fishing is free of charge for 2 rods (barbless hooks), 3 hours per day) and acres of farmland to which visitors enjoy access, Venn Farm provides a wonderfully relaxing holiday retreat, yet is only two miles from good roads that make it easy to explore further afield. Superb sandy beaches at Mothecombe and Bigbury-on-Sea, and a variety of water sports at the picturesque twin villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are all within about half an hour’s drive. The delightful little Georgian town of Modbury, with its specialist and antique shops and splendid inns, is under 5 miles, whilst nearby is Ivybridge, known as the southern gateway to Dartmoor, offers excellent sports facilities, an indoor pool and a renowned garden centre. Dartmoor National Park lies within easy reach – wild ponies, the Dartmoor Wildlife Park, Widecombe in the Moor and Buckfastleigh Abbey are just some of its attractions. National Trust properties at Saltram House – a magnificent mid-18th century mansion – and Coleton Fishacre are a short drive as is Burgh Island, of Agatha Christie fame. Plymouth and the Eden Project are further afield but afford excellent day trips. Closer to home, good walking, riding and golf can be enjoyed locally, and there are two village pubs within 0.25 miles and shops in Wrangaton, 2 miles. The friendly owners welcome disabled visitors and have ensured that three cottages are suitable for wheelchair access and have flush to floor showers (shared use of a shower chair is available).

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

Elec heaters inc. 2 ring hob (no oven). Combi m/wave/grill. Garden with patio, sitting-out area and ornamental caravan.

All properties: Elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Wi-fi. Shared gardens and furniture. Access to 70-acre farmland. Parking. Pets must be kept under strict control - working farm. NB: Unfenced ponds in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£331-£780
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Dartbridge Manor Ref: W8318

Overlooking the river

This single storey detached wooden lodge is very conveniently placed as a base for exploring South Devon and Cornwall, or for enjoying the tremendous walking, scenery, cycling and wildlife in the park. It is situated on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park on the bank of the River Dart. The English Riviera, South Hams, Exeter, Plymouth and the moors are within easy driving distance. Locally you will find the historic abbey, butterfly farm, otter sanctuary, River Dart Country Park and the pretty Dart Valley steam railway. Shop 0.75 miles, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There are narrow doorways at the property.

WAS
NOW
£237-£543
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Garden Barn Ref: HEEX


Garden Barn is a delightful stone barn conversion, which makes for an ideal cosy holiday, with a romantic feel and a Mediterranean sunken patio garden. This pretty little barn is truly a little piece of heaven from Devon. The Garden Barn has been lovingly restored to a very good standard boasting some unique features built from beautiful, local, natural stone, with cosy and contemporary interiors and a mix of granite lintels, original beams, interesting features , perfectly set in a quiet and rural location. Set in the grounds of the owner’s home and within walking distance of Dartmoor National Park on the edge of Ivybridge, ideally located in the countryside yet within easy access of all main routes. The city of Plymouth with its vibrant shopping centre, aquarium, historic, Barbican area and Plymouth Hoe is just a short drive away. Totnes, a handsome market town in the South Hams is easily reached and river cruises can be taken from here down to Dartmouth during the summer months. Bird watching, horse riding, golf and fishing can all be found locally. Visit Mothecombe just 6 miles away. Shop 1 mile, pub 1¼ miles.

Double bedroom with wooden floor. Twin bedroom with wooden floor. Shower room with double size shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Open-plan living/dining room with wood burner, vaulted ceiling, oak table, leather dining chairs, kitchen area and wooden floor. Most rooms beamed.

  • Wood burner - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Sky TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£378-£1137
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Sherwell Cottage Ref: 30208


Located in Buckfastleigh within the Dartmoor National Park, is this quaint, little 19th-century holiday cottage, peacefully situated, but convenient terrace, built for mill workers. The cottage boasts lots of character and quirkiness, complimented by the owners flair and style. It has an enclosed, south-facing courtyard with garden furniture - a sun trap in the summer months. The living room has lots of beams and an inglenook ’living flame’ stove, and is decorated with warm colours. There are pretty views of the town and hills from the landing and the double bedroom. Buckfastleigh is a pleasant, little old town, with pubs, cafés, shops and a weekly farmers’ market, and is situated beside the River Dart and Buckfast Abbey. Also in the town, there is an outdoor swimming pool. Hop onto a train at the South Devon railway, or visit the butterfly and otter sanctuary which is close by. This little hideaway cottage is perfect for couples or for those with children seeking a quiet escape. It is 4 miles to Holne and 6 miles to Totnes, an attractive old town with summer boat trips to Dartmouth. An ideal base for visiting Dartmoor and the coast. A warm welcome awaits here at Sherwell Cottage. Beach 14 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining area. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Paddle stairs to attic: 1 twin bedroom with low beams.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD and large library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Small enclosed courtyard and furniture. On road parking, 30 yards. Selection of games and books. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£346-£822
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