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Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at Lydford caravan and camping park. The park has very green credentials including solar panels. Walk to 3 pubs, cycle safely to Okehampton. Visit nearby Lydford Gorge and Lydford Castle along with some walks onto the Moor.
Camping Pods new to Woodland Springs Touring Park, Dartmoor Devon. If you fancy trying Glamping or just don’t want to deal with a wet tent then try one of the new Camping Pods at the Adults Only Woodland Springs Tranquil Touring Park.
Harford Bunkhouse & Camping offers comfortable budget accommodation on the edge of South Dartmoor. An ideal choice if you are planning to start the Two Moors Way walk from south to north. Run alongside a working Dartmoor farm, the bunkhouse (which can sleep up to 50) offers dormitory style accommodation with bunk beds in each of the rooms. A kitchen, large seating area, toilets and showers are all within the bunkhouse.
The campsite is divided between two of the farm’s meadows. Campers can use the toilets and showers located within the bunkhouse buildings. Facilities include a wash-up area, drying room and disabled access. There are also three camping pods and a cabin in the garden. These sleep up to 6 people each and have the same facilities as camping. Small campfires in the provided fire pits and BBQs are allowed at the farm’s discretion. Children and dogs welcome (dogs must be kept on a lead at all times).
This attractive detached bungalow is set in the owners' grounds, just one mile from the village of Copplestone and thirteen miles from Exeter. It has its own garden where you can sit, watch and listen to the multitude of birds and wildlife, whilst enjoying a cold drink or a morning coffee, plus you're welcome to wander around the owners' field down towards the lake.
The Elephant's Nest Inn is a quintessentially English - and Devonshire - country pub. The 3 generously sized en-suite B&B rooms are located in a newly built extension. Beautifully furnished with solid oak floors and under floor heating, all rooms have large Vi-Spring beds, soft goosedown duvets and pillows and luxurious soft furnishings. Being located in as remote a place as it is, great emphasis is placed on good food, although the pretentious 'gastro pub' description will not be heard here! The garden at the Nest is a 'must see'.
Wooder Manor is family run and has just entered it's third generation of Bell Family where they offer the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life. This collection of self catering cottages has been awarded 4 stars by the AA. Next to a working farm within a pretty tree lined valley half a mile out of Widecombe village, with 5 lets. 3 that sleep 4 guests and 2 that sleeps 6. Bed linen is supplied by arrangement. Central heating is included in the price mid Sept to end of May and Electricity is by £1 coin meter (average £2 per day), so bring change!
David & John look forward to welcoming you to 'Overcombe House' their award winning guest accommodation that can be your sanctuary in Devon's delightful Dartmoor National Park. Their most popular rooms & their spacious breakfast room have stunning views over Dartmoor towards North Hessary Tor & Leather Tor.
The Hemphouse has a delightful open-plan living room, kitchen and dining area, fronted with beautiful windows looking out over the valley towards Brentor. Situated in a smallholding where Chris and Ruth have their own chickens, goats, horses and sheep and lead a very sustainable way of life. The Hemphouse has one single bedroom downstairs, with an en suite toilet and shower room. This room also contains the washing machine and tumble dryer. Upstairs, the landing area is bookended by a double bedroom on one end, and a twin bedroom on the other. There is one upstairs bathroom with sink, toilet and bath. “These are basic, without frills, solid and worthy lets. The curtains may well be slightly faded, but the welcome from Ruth and Chris is completely genuine. They want you to share their way of life, get close to their much loved livestock, go out and discover Dartmoor for yourself. Stay here and you will have a taste of the Good Life"
Relaxed country-house hotel with stylish rooms, lovely food, open fires and great walking all around - dogs are very welcome
There are 14 bedrooms at the Cromwell Arms in the heart of Bovey Tracey. One of them is a family room that can sleep up to 6, and the thing that I like is that they offer this room as "ideal for a group of people who are on a budget and don't mind sharing." What a wonderful way of putting it! Many groups of walkers are on a budget, so it's right, this is a good option. Add to that the fact that the pub offers good food, a pub quiz every Tuesday AND THAT there is also a therapy room for aromatherapy massage, reflexology and Reiki natural healing, then this looks just the place for a few nights away doesn't it?
Set within idyllic ‘Hogwarts’ style grounds within the Hannah's at Seale Hayne complex, you will not need nor want to leave this stunning location. Forest View is a newly renovated block of nine ground floor rooms, six of which are fully accessible.
This well-presented holiday apartment is in a purpose-built block of flats in the popular seaside resort of Dawlish Warren, on the English Riviera. Neat and compact and with modern facilities, this Dawlish apartment is ideal for families wanting a convenient base near a few shops, and within walking distance of the safe, Blue Flag sandy beach.
This campsite is open all year and takes up to 75 tents and 10 motor homes. (No electric hookups) Prices are per person, not per unit. I recommend that you book well in advance in the bunkhouse as it gets full in Summer with backpackers from all over the world.
Quarterdeck is an aptly named property, being perched above Bigbury-on-Sea. Directly overlooking Burgh Island, it commands a stunning, south-facing panoramic view of Bigbury Bay, stretching from Bolt Tail in the east to Stoke Point in the west.
A well-presented, converted coachhouse, situated on a quiet family-run campsite, in the hamlet of Gulworthy near Tavistock. This lovely cottage is close to historic Morwhellam Quay, and within a 10 minute drive of the popular pannier town of Tavistock, making it an ideal base for friends and families to explore this lovely part of the country.
Moorland Garden Hotel nestles in nine acres of stunning and tranquil moorland garden. The hotel has 4 luxurious suites and 38 en-suite bedrooms, some rooms have balconies and most have views over the expansive lawn, moorland garden and their Wildflower Meadow. The hotel is dog-friendly and has a number of rooms allocated for dogs. Diners with dogs can eat in the Dartmoor Bar with their dogs.
The Moorland Garden Hotel which is also open to non-residents offers; dining, accommodation, a gorgeous wedding venue, our AA Rosette award-winning Wildflower Restaurant, and the Dartmoor Bar for drinks and snacks. Our menu is updated seasonally, and we are currently offering a two or three course set menu for the special price of £12,95 for two courses and £16,95 for three.
Hannahs at Seale-Hayne boasts an exciting range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, from tent cabin “glamping” units to stylish en-suite rooms, a family apartment and even a hiker’s hostel. Our Seale-Hayne site also makes a beautiful, tranquil and inspiring place to stay, with plenty of things to do in the surrounding area, as well as places to explore.
A family run hotel with 5 differing styles of en-suite suites and rooms plus a newly refurbished stunning spa area including a12 metre indoor swimming pool, sauna,steam room, spa pool and fully equipped gym. This is a family friendly and dog friendly hotel (all dog rooms are on the ground floor). I especially like the super large garden with far reaching southerly views for cream teas. Moorland walks taking in stunning Haytor Rocks, ponies and buzzards are straight from the gate. High quality dining in the restaurant or opt for the Blue Tiger, a bistro with sun terrace offering the hotel's own smoked meat platters, dips, cheese or beef fondues and sushi selections.
This traditional Victorian house is situated on a quiet, tree-lined road in Torquay, just a mile from the seafront and five minutes' walk from the train station. The property provides several cosy apartments, attached to the owners’ home, where you are assured a warm welcome.
Couldn't be more in the centre of things. An historic Inn with food, local ales, B&B, camping and bunkhouses to suit every pocket. The bed and breakfast rooms are in a separate building less than 30 yards away, which used to be the Railway Inn. Now updated and offering a wide range of double and family bedrooms, all with either bath/shower or showers. Plenty of off road parking.