Holiday on Dartmoor

Dartmoor

The Dartmoor National Park in deepest Devon covers an impressive 364 square miles. This area of moorland and granite upland is a geologists dream and heaven for anyone who loves the outdoors.

If you love nature and hiking then you have come to the right place.

[quote style="1"]A landscape of amazing variety, Dartmoor has quaint villages galore and rugged rocky outcrops around every corner. If you are an active family then hiking across this mass of moorland is very tempting.[/quote]

The public enjoys extensive access rights to the National Park, allowing much freedom to enjoy the wonderful countryside and wildlife that inhabit this rural corner of England.

A landscape of amazing variety, Dartmoor has quaint villages galore and rugged rocky outcrops around every corner. If you are an active family then hiking across this mass of moorland is very tempting. There are many cycle routes, climbing and horse-riding opportunities. Kayaking is very popular here also. The landscape is wild and beautiful and a holiday staying in one of the many lovely self-catering lets guarantees a relaxing break.

We have put together a list of some of our favourite Dartmoor holiday cottages for your enjoyment.

2 miles from North Bovey in a lovely setting is Bovey Castle, built in 1907 as a country seat for the heir to the WH Smith empire and now a renowned hotel. Carefully hidden in the grounds are 22 private, granite-built lodges of which we offer 8. These smart, stylish, comfy properties overlook the Edwardian gardens, lake and tennis courts; parking is a 5 minute walk from the lodges (unloading/loading closer). All the hotel facilities are yours to enjoy, including indoor heated swimming pool (65 x 19'6" x 4'6" deep; no children before 9.30am or after 5.30pm), gym, steam room, [read more]
Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3 Pets:
Low Season: £795 High Season: £2250
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Cosy cottage in central village location close to dartmoor national parkThis cosy mid 19th century end of terraced cottage has recently been modernised to a high standard offering comfort and character in the heart of the ancient Devon town of Bovey Tracey often referred to as ldquo;The Gateway to Dartmoor".An ideal base for walkers, cyclists and all those wanting to explore Dartmoor. It also offers access to the ldquo;English Riviera" and to the many attractions of South Devon. Guests can enjoy a wealth of attractions and leisure activities as well as being only a stroll the village pub and shops. [read more]
Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2 Pets:
Low Season: £370 High Season: £740
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1 of 4 picturesque thatched cottages in 25 acres with horsesApproached via a long private driveway and nestling in a quiet and peaceful countryside setting, sits the farm and its cottages. There are 7 cottages on site of which four are offered as holiday homes, surrounded by open fields with gardens, lawn areas and ponds.An ideal base for touring the whole of South Devon, there is much to see and do within a short drive. Explore the coastline with sandy beaches and sheltered coves, drive to historic Exeter or Plymouth, walk on rugged Dartmoor or enjoy attractions which include horse [read more]
Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2 Pets:
Low Season: £495 High Season: £1000
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In Staverton, mile riverside walk from its good food pub, a large, handsome house perched high looking out over its beautifully kept gardens (edge of lawn drops away, so caution with young children) with woods beyond. There is one neighbour at the back and the owner lives separately within the grounds. A lovely peaceful spot with just the occasional toot from the little branch line steam trains. Access is up an initially steep driveway (unsuitable for low suspension vehicles).Entrance hall; utility room (washing machine); loo (washbasin); step up to fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob/double electric oven); [read more]
Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2 Pets:
Low Season: £506 High Season: £1512
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Picture credits: dartmoor-npa.gov.uk & en.wikipedia.org

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