3 miles from Chagford, on the edge of the moors, is Kestor, a stunningly beautiful Dartmoor tor. Tucked into the side of its wooded Teign Gorge valley, an annexe to a house with the most fabulous views over this lush moorland and meadows. Binoculars are advisable to watch the sparrowhawks, buzzards, deer and many other wild creatures which live around. The open moor starts at the front gate, so cars can be left, walking boots donned and modern life avoided.
Approached along 30 yards of rough track, a gate opens to a path which leads to your front door. Hall for coats/boots; living room with great views, woodburner, small TV/DVD and door to garden (unfenced wildlife pond) which surrounds the whole house; fitted kitchen/dining room (washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with garden views; double bedroom with pretty views; shower-room (suite). Family and friends welcome to camp on site (extra), by arrangement. Spring water. No children under 7, except pre-crawling babies, because of pond. A fantastic place for serious walkers or for simply wandering Dartmoor's valleys and tors to soak up the spectacular views and peace.
I had a wonderful holiday at Kestorway. What an extraordinary location! Wonderful views from the living room and I could walk straight onto the moor and it's very easy to get to most of the towns and villages. The hosts, Jim and Pauline, are lovely and, although the accommodation is an annexe to their house, I found it very peaceful. I would love to stay there again.