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Ilsington - Wonderful quiet unspoilt walking area on the south east of the moor.

On the south east of Dartmoor, a 10 minute drive from Bovey Tracey.  Wonderful walking area.  Ilsington has an annual flower show which this year will be on Saturday July 19th at the Ilsington Playing field. 
There is a good 4 mile circular walk called the Ilsington trail which helpfully starts and finishes at the only pub in the village - the Carpenter's Arms. I'm hoping to visit the pub with a view to a food review soon.
Click here to read my food review of the Rock Inn, or The Welcome Stranger for a good food pub nearby. 

The Linhay, sleeps 2, Ilsington, Dartmoor, Devon The Linhay Ilsington

The Linhay is a 1 bedroom secluded, detached, 'upside down' cottage for two. It is situated in an excellent spot for those seeking peace, nature of a romantic hideaway.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

A mile from Ilsington, in the tiny farming hamlet of Lounston, a secluded, detached, ‘upside down’ cottage for two. An occasional tractor passes by on this little used farm track (partly unmade) and there is good walking from the doorstep on footpaths/quiet lanes. Behind the cottage, a raised garden, mostly grassed with paved area (table/chairs). Across the lane, an acre of private woodland conservation area to explore (own risk; dogs on leads) with picnic bench and wildlife ponds (unfenced - care needed; visited/tended occasionally by the owners’ family).

Inside, stylishly done...

Ludgate Cottage, sleeps 4, Haytor, Dartmoor, Devon Ludgate Cottage

Ludgate Cottage is situated at the foot of Haytor. This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom semi-detached 'upside-down' cottage has great views and moorland walks directly from the door. A great location for walking, cycling and exploring the moor and surrounding areas.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

At the foot of Haytor, less than ½ mile from Haytor Vale, a semi-detached ‘upside down’ cottage with super long views all the way to the coast and moorland walks from the door. South-facing grassed area (picnic bench) opposite for your use. Garage for storing bicycles etc.

Three steps up to front door; hall (washer-drier in cupboard); two light and airy downstairs bedrooms – a pretty double (5' bed), and a twin; bathroom (suite, power-shower over bath). Oak floors downstairs. Stairs (stairgate) up to light, spacious living room with beams, TV/DVD, iPod dock and lovely long views...

Appletree Cottage, sleeps 4, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor, Devon Appletree Cottage

Appletree Cottage is a 'chocolate box', semi-detached thatched cottage situated in a pretty hamlet 1.5 miles from Bovey Tracey. It is a charming cottage, full of character. Sleeps 4.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

On the hillside in Higher Brimley, a pretty hamlet 1½ miles from Bovey Tracey, a ‘chocolate box’, semi-detached, thatched cottage. Enclosed, rose-filled, terraced cottage garden with far-reaching views across the Teign Valley, steps leading to lovely private seating areas (table/chairs) and a little thatched summer house. At the rear of the cottage, a narrow drive leads to a parking space for one small car with steps leading down through the garden to the house.

 

Inside, many original features have been carefully preserved, such as beams and leaded windows. Stable doors to...

Little Arrish, sleeps 4, Liverton, Dartmoor, Devon Little Arrish

Little Arrish is located on the road to Haytor and is a smart single-storey cottage, newly created and thoughtfully designed for easy mobility. It provides an excellent base for exploring Dartmoor and the south coast; particularly for anyone with limited mobility.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Located about a mile from Liverton, handily located on the road to Haytor in the hamlet of Old Liverton, a smart single-storey cottage, newly created and thoughtfully designed for easy mobility. Privately attached to the friendly owners’ home, with own entrance and partly lawned level garden with decked area (table/chairs).

From shared level drive (parking), front door to light-filled open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with anti-slip flooring, comfy seating, TV/DVD and glazed bi-fold doors to deck/garden. Two...

The Old Forge, sleeps 6, Ilsington, Dartmoor, Devon The Old Forge

A ‘chocolate box’ cottage in a friendly village location, an excellent base for wonderful walks and cycle rides. The Old Forge is located just 150 yards from the pub and shop in Ilsington and for centuries the village forge, the prettiest of thatched, detached cottages with a sunny little enclosed garden (table/chairs, bench, barbecue, bicycle store) looking to the neighbouring church (bells Sunday mornings/Wednesday evenings).

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Located just 150 yards from the pub and shop in Ilsington and for centuries the village forge, the prettiest of thatched, detached cottages with a sunny little enclosed garden (table/chairs, bench, barbecue, bicycle store) looking to the neighbouring church (bells Sunday mornings/Wednesday evenings).

Inside, comfortable and welcoming with good-sized rooms, polished wood floors (rugs) and, from upstairs (high apex beams, Velux windows/sloping eaves), pretty countryside/church views. Terracotta-tiled entrance lobby (space for...

Higher Whiddon Farm, 2 bedroom, sleeps 4, Ashburton, Dartmoor, Devon Higher Whiddon Farm Whiddon Well

This cosy cottage is attached to the owners’ farmhouse, in a rural location on the outskirts of Ashburton. Situated on a quiet farm that breeds and trains racehorses, along with keeping miniature Shetlands, this is the perfect spot for the family to enjoy the beauty of Dartmoor, being surrounded by acres of rolling green pastures grazed by ponies.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

This cosy cottage is attached to the owners’ farmhouse, in a rural location on the outskirts of Ashburton in the Dartmoor National Park.

Situated on a quiet farm that breeds and trains racehorses, along with keeping miniature Shetlands, this is the perfect spot for the family to enjoy the beauty of inland Devon, being surrounded by acres of rolling green pastures grazed by ponies.

This lovely cottage feels warm and welcoming yet the oak floors, exposed stone and inglenook fireplace give the cottage a lot of character.

The décor is tasteful and modern and the woodburner...

Hartford Farm Bed & Breakfast Hartford Farm B&B

Situated just 5 minutes from the A38 Expressway, Hartford Farm B&B is set in two acres so offers convenient yet charming surroundings.  Don't forget to bring your swimwear as it has a lovely outdoor heated swimming pool available during the summer months.  The B&B is very dog friendly and Dogs stay FREE

Bed & Breakfast

Situated at the edge of Dartmoor in 2 acres and a stream, Hartford Farm is 5 minutes from the A38 Expressway in charming surroundings.  The heated swimming pool is available during the summer months, and in winter the wood stove in the residents lounge makes the Farm very cosy.  We are dog friendly and have two king rooms with en-suites (prices per room range from £65 - £95 per night) and a double with private adjacent bath / shower room (prices per room range from £50 - £75 per night).

There is one ground floor room (king size with en-suite) that...

Bed and Breakfast Hannahs Seale Hayne Accessible Accommodation Hannah's Seale Hayne

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.

Bed & Breakfast

Hannahs offers an exciting range of unique accommodation options to suit all budgets and requirements. 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.

As a guest of Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, you are welcome to take a stroll through our stunning grounds and take full advantage of our other facilities. Why not book a dip or treatment in our Health and Wellbeing Centre, visit our galleries and shops and enjoy a bite to eat in The Bistro.

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The Granary - gorgeous grown up barn conversions for couples The Granary at Lurcombe

Gorgeous Grown-Up Barn conversions for couples. Set in a fabulous location, Lurcombe remains totally secluded, charming & rustic. Hike, Bike, ride or simply switch off and relax. If you’re looking for a romantic break in Devon that’s peaceful and surrounded by nature, Lurcombe is a perfect countryside retreat. The Granary is a 5*  barn conversion on the first floor of the 'Shippon', built in 1851.  Ideal for couples, the barn oozes character and charm, and the extra little touches make it a real home from home. 

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Lurcombe is a working Farm on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Parts of the buildings have been lovingly converted into luxury 5* boutique cottages.

They are located in a hidden valley, 5 mins from the A38 Devon Expressway in Bickington. The hidden valley slopes down to a small stream. There are four ponds along the stream. The ground is slightly sloping and we also have big ‘Devon Hills’!
They pride ourselves on being able to offer short breaks and long stays on Dartmoor. 

The land and animals are tended and looked after very well and they take great pride in...

Ilsington Country House Hotel, near Haytor, Dartmoor Ilsington Country House Hotel

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.

Hotels

Retreat & Relax at The Ilsington Country House Hotel. This family-run country house hotel on Dartmoor is bursting with traditional character and friendly service from people ready to make you feel at home. Few Dartmoor hotels in Devon can possess such a perfect setting as this one. Awarded a quality percenage score of 86% by the AA along with 2 rosettes for food makes Ilsington one of the highest rated 3-star hotels in the South West.

Situated amid the beautiful Dartmoor National Park, with its heather clad rolling hills, ancient woodland and stone tors, this family friendly...

Penpark Bed and Breakfast, Bickington, near Newton Abbot Penpark

If you can visit this country house in Spring when the primroses are out then you will be in for a treat. 2 of the 3 bedrooms are wonderfully large. Two of the rooms can be taken as double or a twin, and the Garden Suite has access through French Windows into the most stunning garden with your own private seating area and ideal for dog lovers as it is dog friendly too!. Maddy's happy to take families and you won't find a better garden for tennis or hide and seek.

Bed & Breakfast

Penpark bed and breakfast is a beautiful country house situated on the south eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park, about a mile from the village of Bickington, just outside of Ashburton.  The house was designed in the 1920s by famous architect Clough Williams Ellis (who built the village of Portmeirion in Wales.)

The village of Bickington is a small hamlet situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and 5 miles from the major town of Newton Abbot.

Newton Abbot has all the facilities you would expect from a central market town such as shops, pubs, restaurants and a cinema...

Holwell Bungalow Bed and Breakfast, Widecombe in the Moor Holwell Bungalow

This quality 2 room bed and breakfast has breathtaking panoramic view across Dartmoor, Holwell Bungalow is an architects Eco design house, set in the Becka Brook Valley at the foot of Haytor.  Each of the two newly decorated rooms has a larger than average en-suite, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer, free sat TV and most important those guaranteed views over Dartmoor and their 23 acres of fields. Being believers of 'keeping it local' breakfast will consist of eggs from their own chickens and bread made fresh by hand.  All welcome - walkers, cyclists or those just wanting to relax and unwind.  

Bed & Breakfast

In this beautiful setting, Holwell is situated at the foot of Haytor, with breath-taking panoramic views of The Dartmoor National Park. ‘Holwell Bungalow’, actually not a bungalow, but an architects designed Eco house which sits in the small secluded Becker Valley, 1.5 miles from the famous Widecombe in the Moor. At this secluded location Holwell Bungalow has been built to blend in perfectly with its surroundings. Whilst remote, it is also close to pubs, shops and amenities.

The ancient stannary town of Ashburton and Bovey Tracy known as ‘The Gateway to Dartmoor' are less than 8...

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