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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Root House Ref: 30232


Sat on the edge of Dartmoor, this 150 year old barn conversion is attached to the owner’s home and is an ideal base for families, walkers, foodies, beach addicts and adventurers. With easy access to the A38, this cottage is perfect for day trips out exploring Dartmoor and the South Hams. Set in a very peaceful location, the property has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Ashburton has plenty of independent shops to wander around including antiques, award-winning delis, pubs and fantastic restaurants. There are also events on throughout the year so it is worth checking what is on before you come. There is much to do locally with Buckfast Abbey 4 miles away and Totnes and Dartington Hall only 8 miles away. The Southwest Coast path is 14 miles away along with local beaches. Both Exeter with its stunning cathedral and Plymouth, with the National Marine Aquarium and Barbican are within easy driving distance, 25 miles. There are many activities available locally, including canoeing on the River Dart, high ropes, carriage driving courses, fishing, walking and the unusual activity of letter boxing. There are many exciting spots for bird watchers, and look out for deer and Dartmoor ponies close to the property. The extensive coastline of the southwest peninsula offers endless opportunities to enjoy watersports, surfing or just a day at the seaside. There is plenty to do locally for children and the young at heart, including the otter and butterfly sanctuary 1 mile, River Dart Country Park 1 mile, the rare breed petting farm 8 miles, Pennywell Farm 3 miles and Woodlands theme park 12 miles, Dartmoor Zoo, made famous by the film ’We bought a Zoo’, 20 miles to name but a few. The busy market town of Newton Abbot is close by and a visit to Widecombe-in-the-Moor is a must. There are many National Trust properties within driving distance. The owner also offers stabling to customers at an additional cost. Beach 14 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk, both with access to en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Stabling on request (at cost). Welcome pack. Pet must be kept on a lead. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£305-£844
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Situated on the edge of the Dartmoor Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and within 24 acres of tranquil meadowland, Little Dunley Cottages have been carefully restored and finished to a very high standard. Pristine and tastefully furnished they enjoy pleasant views overlooking the lakes and surrounding countryside. Each of the properties has its own private outdoor secluded seating area and are ideal for family gatherings, celebrating a birthday or anniversary or for those who wish to escape and unwind on a holiday in a truly magical place. Guests can enjoy carp fishing within the grounds, as well as an indoor heated swimming pool, all-weather hard tennis court and games room. Just a few miles off the Devon Expressway, the holiday cottages are well situated for all attractions such as sandy beaches at Teignmouth, Dawlish and Sidmouth, and tourist attractions. A haven for birdwatchers, and walkers will enjoy the many stunning walks in the area. Pretty Bovey Tracey, one mile, with its numerous shops, pubs and cafes, is known as the ‘Gateway to Dartmoor’, which has one of the best known national parks, offers stunning scenery to ride, walk and fish in. There are a variety of golf clubs nearby. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks, through woodland, along the coast or nearby on Dartmoor. Dartmoor has so much to offer from its heather-clad tors to dramatic landscapes, Dartmoor ponies, to quaint villages offering Devon cream teas. For a family day out take a trip to Crealy, or spend a day in Exeter, visit the magnificent cathedral, shops, take a look around the quay where there are little caves turned into shops, or walk the canal path and find the hidden pubs only reached by foot. Torquay offers boat trips from the harbour over to Brixham, or visit Living Coasts where penguins wander freely. Further afield visit the Eden Project or Plymouth to take in the Barbican and the Hoe, or visit the huge aquarium, another great day out. Agatha Christie’s house at Greenway is a must for fans of crime novels. There are many National Trust properties all close to Little Dunley, also visit Dart Valley Steam Train, or Buckfastleigh and see the otters. There are many sandy beaches nearby, or spend a day at Lyme Regis fossil hunting. The Jurassic Coast is spectacular and it is well worth taking a walk on the coastal path. Shop 1 mile.

Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, patio doors to paved area. Contemporary beech-effect fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

  • Fridge/freezer

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Laundry room with washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi (£20 per booking)
  • Own patio and lawned area
  • Shared 24-acre meadows
  • Barbecue
  • Fishing by arrangement (licence required)
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (approx 30ft x 15ft, depth 4ft to 5ft, open all year) with changing facilities and coin-operated sauna
  • Games room
  • All-weather hard tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Carp ponds in meadow

Note: Vine Lodge HYK, Lake View HYL, Oaktree Cottage HNNO and Acorn Cottage HGGJ may be booked together for groups of up to 20 people.

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£434-£1197
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Dartmoor National Park / Access to moor

A very quiet and peaceful self contained wing, forming part of the owner’s property is situated on a working farm in the south-east corner of Dartmoor National Park and 0.8 miles north of Ivybridge. For those who love walking, mountain biking and bird watching, there is easy access on to the moor from the holiday home and it is within 0.25 miles of the ’Two Moors Way’. Plymouth, 10 miles, with its many attractions such as the National Marine Aquarium, Barbican and Crownhill Fort, or explore the south-coast, only 8 miles away or visit the famous Eden Project. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Friday to Friday.

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£180-£577
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Number Twenty Two Ref: 28989


Tucked away on the edge of Dartmoor, this is the perfect hideaway. Contemporary and yet cosy, this semi-detached holiday property has a beautiful outlook over green fields. It has been furnished and equipped with love and flair using sumptuous fabrics, right through to the fluffiest bath robes. Attention to detail, with touches of luxury, allows you to feel pampered and to enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of this setting. This property also caters for those who are slightly less mobile with the added comfort of electric beds, an electric bath seat and personal care packages (by arrangement with the owner). Enjoy uninterrupted views of the countryside from the patio area, with table, chairs and a parasol offering the opportunity for alfresco dining. Beauty packages are also available. Shop and pub ¼ miles, restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room/kitchen with dining area. Conservatory. Separate toilet. Stair lift to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single (one 4ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Four satellite TVs (full package, one plasma). DVD. CD. iPod dock. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 5 years.

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£357-£997
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Mill Cottage Ref: 25740

A charming terraced stone cottage, located in one of the little side lanes off the main fore street in the village of Buckfastleigh. Mill Cottage is a cosy holiday home with beamed interior and enclosed lawned rear garden. This property is a good family size and for the outdoor type. Buckfastleigh is a great base from which to explore the area. Buckfastleigh is located on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park, within easy access of the A38 making Devon very accessible. The village has an outdoor, public swimming pool, and is well known for the steam railway, and the butterfly and otter sanctuary, which are all great family attractions. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen with patio doors, beams and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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£264-£761
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Wadadli Lodge Ref: HHHP

Wadadli Lodge is something quite unusual. A contemporary, detached, Swedish-style house built of local stone and oak, offering beautiful interior design. The property stands in its own garden, with its own outdoor heated swimming pool and large play field with lake beyond. From the living room, balcony and decked garden, the pool can be viewed so it is easy to keep an eye on the youngsters enjoying themselves splashing around and having fun. The living area boasts high vaulted ceilings with oak flooring, with large glass windows at one end opening onto a large glass balcony overlooking the swimming-pool, play field and lake beyond. Both double bedrooms are en-suite and have French doors which open onto the decked garden.
The holiday property is located just outside of Ivybridge in close proximity to the A38, in countryside ideal for horse riding; many of the fields surrounding have horses and stabling. Ivybridge is located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and a short drive leads up onto the open moorland. In the other direction heading towards the coast there are many beaches, all approximately half an hour’s drive away, including Mothecombe, Bantham, Bigbury and Wembury. Plymouth city centre is 7 miles away with its historical Barbican and Hoe, as well as theatres, cinemas, bowling, pubs, restaurants, concert hall, ice skating, aquarium, ski slope and night clubs. Shops 3 miles.

Two double bedrooms, both with oak floor, French doors to garden and en-suite shower room with toilet and limestone floor. Twin bedroom with oak floor and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and limestone floor. First floor: Open-plan living room with panaromic windows, door to glass balcony, dining area with vaulted ceiling and well-equipped modern kitchen area, all with oak floor.

  • Electricity, full oil underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair by prior arrangement
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with surround sound
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Decked garden with furniture
  • 1-acre play field
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (32ft x 12ft, depth 4ft to 8ft, heated June, July and August only)
  • No smoking
  • NB: Large pond and stream in the play field

WAS
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£962-£1997
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Shared, outdoor, heated swimming pool

Didworthy Country House is a most elegant Victorian country house nestling within the Dartmoor National Park in the hamlet of Didworthy, close to the village of South Brent. These three holiday properties (ref’s: 27597, 27598 and 27599) form part of the main house and are positioned around an inner courtyard planted with clematis and pretty colourful plants. All guests have shared use of the owners’ fabulous outdoor heated swimming pool (available July/Aug, 10am to 6pm) and access to the lovely garden complete with patio areas and summerhouse with barbecue. From the pool patio the views are quite lovely and the moors are just a short walk. Many outdoor activities can be organised whilst you holiday here, including horse riding, shooting and fishing. These properties are perfect for those couples and families who are looking for a completely tranquil location in the countryside, and those who love the outdoors will thoroughly enjoy holidaying here. Following the River Avon upstream will take you over Shipley Bridge and up on the moors to the Avon Dam which is a wonderful scenic walk or you could take your bikes and cycle the route. The owners live on site in the main house and are most friendly and accommodating and are happy to share their swimming pool and garden with you. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining area. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with access to 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included.

All properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared payphone. Wi-fi. Large shared garden with patio and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (1 car). Shared outdoor swimming pool (depth 1.4m, available July/August, 10am to 6pm). Pet free of charge. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds.

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NOW
£206-£697
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Torns Park Ref: E3013

Furnished in period style, this detached country house boasts the spacious elegance of a bygone era as well as superb views towards Buckfast Abbey from its elevated position within Dartmoor National Park. Ashburton (1 mile) offers interesting shops, restaurants, pubs, and art, craft and antique galleries. The River Dart Country Park, National Hunt racing, golf courses and many other attractions are all nearby. Torbay and coast 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Reading room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom (no toilet). Shower room and toilet. Z bed available.

Open fire in living room inc. Elec heaters and elec by £1 coin meter. NSH, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. DVD. Oil Aga. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. Freezer. 0.75-acre garden. Verandah and furniture. Parking. Private water supply. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£558-£1153
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Corner Cottage Ref: HTTQ


Situated within Dartmoor National Park, this detached, granite holiday cottage, which dates back several hundred years, is just one mile outside the delightful village of Chagford, a charming small town with a good range of shops and eating places. It is close to the Teign Valley gorge and Castle Drogo (NT), two of Dartmoor’s best loved attractions; the coastlines of both Devon and Cornwall are about one hour’s drive. Also within easy striking distance. On the doorstep, is the rugged expanse of Dartmoor, its wild beauty changing colour with the varying seasons, its picturesque villages, Dartmoor ponies and Tors. This lovely and popular part of South Devon has much to offer, with glorious beaches, meandering estuaries and some very pretty countryside. Wander along pretty streams, explore rambling woods, and trek over undulating hills. There are so many attractions close by including River Dart Country Park, a miniature pony centre, Dartmoor Zoo (where the story for the film ’We Bought a Zoo’ came from) and Finch Foundry, a working iron foundry with a tea room, are all close by. Lustleigh is a quaint village with thatched cottages and a tea room, which is a must for a Devon cream tea. Golf is available locally at Bovey Castle, 4 miles.There are some very nice sandy beaches at Bude, Tintagel and Saunton Sands, or visit NT attractions such as Castle Drogo or Agatha Christie’s home ’Greenway’. Don’t miss the attractive city of Exeter with its Roman heritage. There is bird watching at the nature reserve in Dawlish Warren, or for walkers, enjoy the many footpaths Dartmoor has to offer. Shop 1 mile, pub ¾ mile.

Spacious living room with gas ‘living-flame’ fire and French doors to garden. Reading room. Spacious, beamed, well-equipped kitchen/dining room with study. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Three steps down to shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet.

  • Gas ‘living-flame’ fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Double electric oven
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Broadband
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to
    Friday

WAS
NOW
£1221-£1221
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Scenery Cottage Ref: 26650

Scenery Cottage is a small terraced holiday cottage in the centre of the ancient village of Bridford, high up on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, believed to be over 200 years old and was once the village school. Bridford is a located in the beautiful Teign Valley, and is an excellent place from which to visit this wonderful area. This area is one of Dartmoor’s best kept secrets – a quiet, traditional village set in beautiful countryside. Dartmoor has acquired a justified reputation as one of Britain’s finest areas for walking and sight-seeing. There are plenty of opportunities for walking, golf, bird watching, beaches and NT properties in the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room, woodburner in kitchen (initial fuel included). Econonmy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. On road parking (1 car). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£228-£739
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Crofters Barn Ref: 28648

Situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, Crofters Barn is a detached, stone barn conversion set in the grounds of the owner’s home, with a shared garden and riverside paddock. It is near the village of Brentor famous for its chapel. This holiday property would suit outdoor enthusiasts, as you can walk from your front door onto open moorland and join the National Cycle Network route 27 directly from the property. Ideal for those short hideaway breaks to get away from the hustle and bustle. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen with slate floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with low sloping ceilings. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 2-acre field. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pet free of charge, to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: River nearby.

WAS
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£220-£790
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Situated on the edge of the Dartmoor Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and within 24 acres of tranquil meadowland, Little Dunley Cottages have been carefully restored and finished to a very high standard. Pristine and tastefully furnished they enjoy pleasant views overlooking the lakes and surrounding countryside. Each of the properties has its own private outdoor secluded seating area and are ideal for family gatherings, celebrating a birthday or anniversary or for those who wish to escape and unwind on a holiday in a truly magical place. Guests can enjoy carp fishing within the grounds, as well as an indoor heated swimming pool, all-weather hard tennis court and games room. Just a few miles off the Devon Expressway, the holiday cottages are well situated for all attractions such as sandy beaches at Teignmouth, Dawlish and Sidmouth, and tourist attractions. A haven for birdwatchers, and walkers will enjoy the many stunning walks in the area. Pretty Bovey Tracey, one mile, with its numerous shops, pubs and cafes, is known as the ‘Gateway to Dartmoor’, which has one of the best known national parks, offers stunning scenery to ride, walk and fish in. There are a variety of golf clubs nearby. The locality offers a hugely varied range of walks, through woodland, along the coast or nearby on Dartmoor. Dartmoor has so much to offer from its heather-clad tors to dramatic landscapes, Dartmoor ponies, to quaint villages offering Devon cream teas. For a family day out take a trip to Crealy, or spend a day in Exeter, visit the magnificent cathedral, shops, take a look around the quay where there are little caves turned into shops, or walk the canal path and find the hidden pubs only reached by foot. Torquay offers boat trips from the harbour over to Brixham, or visit Living Coasts where penguins wander freely. Further afield visit the Eden Project or Plymouth to take in the Barbican and the Hoe, or visit the huge aquarium, another great day out. Agatha Christie’s house at Greenway is a must for fans of crime novels. There are many National Trust properties all close to Little Dunley, also visit Dart Valley Steam Train, or Buckfastleigh and see the otters. There are many sandy beaches nearby, or spend a day at Lyme Regis fossil hunting. The Jurassic Coast is spectacular and it is well worth taking a walk on the coastal path. Shop 1 mile.

Spacious open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors either end to sunny patio areas. Modern beech-effect fitted kitchen. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room and toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Laundry room with washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi (£20 per booking)
  • Own patio and lawned area
  • Shared 24-acre meadows
  • Barbecue
  • Fishing by arrangement (licence required)
  • Parking
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (approx 30ft x 15ft, depth 4ft to 5ft, open all year) with changing facilities and coin-operated sauna
  • Games room
  • All-weather hard tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Carp ponds in meadow

Note: Vine Lodge HYK, Lake View HYL, Oaktree Cottage HNNO and Acorn Cottage HGGJ may be booked together for groups of up to 20 people.

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£558-£1299
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