Where to stay around Dartmoor National Park?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,059 holiday lettings near Dartmoor National Park. From 1,553 Cottages to 1,553 Bungalows, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Dartmoor National Park area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Dartmoor National Park?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Dartmoor National Park. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cornwall: 8,346 holiday homes
  • Somerset: 1,264 holiday homes
  • Salcombe: 713 holiday homes
  • Dartmouth: 1,475 holiday homes
  • North Devon District: 2,528 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Dartmoor National Park! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Dartmoor National Park?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Dartmoor National Park with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Salcombe: 713 holiday lettings
  • Dartmouth: 1,475 holiday lettings
  • Looe: 1,728 holiday lettings
  • Torquay: 1,368 holiday lettings
  • Sidmouth: 671 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Dartmoor National Park?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Dartmoor National Park. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Devon Cliffs: 1,659 holiday rentals
  • Babbacombe Beach: 1,890 holiday rentals
  • Looe Beach: 2,413 holiday rentals
  • Blackpool Sands: 1,807 holiday rentals
  • Goodrington Sands Beach: 2,032 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dartmoor National Park listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday cottage in Dartmoor your home away from home

Dartmoor National Park is a region of Devon that is characterised by unspoilt moorland, inviting villages, and wonderful historic sites. Covering nearly 1,000 square kilometres, the park is a major visitor attraction that is home to a seemingly endless range of possibilities. In addition to walking, hiking, and cycling, Dartmoor is also a popular venue for canoeing, rock climbing, and other adrenaline-fuelled activities.

HomeAway has a wide range of holiday cottages in Dartmoor available for visitors to book. Scattered across a number of lovely towns and villages, all accommodation comes fully furnished. Most Dartmoor holiday cottages have one, two, or three bedrooms, and start at well below £300 per week. Catering to all types of visitors, many cottages come with added amenities like access to tennis courts, internet connectivity, and close proximity to popular walking trails. With holiday homes in Sticklepath, Moretonhampstead, Lydford and more, visitors can choose to be in middle of the wilds of Dartmoor, or on its fringes.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: Walks in Dartmoor range from easy, family-friendly strolls, to challenging treks through varied landscapes. Guided linear and circular walks are offered in the warmer months, with a variety of trails accessible from many holiday cottages in Dartmoor. Cycling, both on and off road, is another popular outdoor activity in the region, as is horse riding. Dartmoor is also a haven for adventure sport. Kayak and canoe fans can take to the River Dart, whilst rock climbers have their choice between a number of prominent sites.

-Historic sites: Sticklepath is home to the Finch Foundry, the last water-powered forge in England. The historic foundry is open year-round with demonstrations held each hour. Over in Buckfastleigh is Buckfast Abbey, which holds many works of art and contains three separate shops selling unique products related to the abbey. Buckland Abbey is not far away and is also an interesting historic site to visit. The former Cistercian monastery is also the former home of Sir Francis Drake.

-Family attractions: Kids will love a trip to the Miniature Pony Centre in Moretonhampstead. There are several play areas on site, as well as the opportunity to groom ponies, feed ducks, and engage in a number of other farm activities. Voted the most beautiful place in Devon, Becky Falls Woodland Park is another great family day out option in Dartmoor. The park contains 50 acres full of family-friendly trails, lovely streams, and an interactive petting zoo.

-Food and drink: Historic pubs and restaurants are commonplace in Dartmoor. In the beautiful town of Tavistock, there is a 15th-century pub called the Peter Tavy Inn that is a must visit for any foodie. Visitors in holiday homes in Moretonhampstead and the surrounds are close to Gidleigh Park in Chagford, a Michelin-starred restaurant that specialises in modern European cuisine.

Weather in Dartmoor

As a part of Southwest England, the weather in Dartmoor is temperate. High temperatures exceed 10°C from April to October. July and August are the warmest months of the year with an average daily high of 18°C. The winter months are quite chilly, and though frost is common, snow is not. Rain is prevalent throughout the year, and is concentrated in the winter.

Travel to Dartmoor

The region is well serviced by a series of A-roads, making it easy to reach holiday cottages in Dartmoor. Drivers coming from the east can take the M5 to Exeter, then take the A38 to visit the south of the park or the A30 to visit the north of the park. Holidaymakers can also take the train to Exeter or fly into Exeter International Airport before hiring a car and making the short drive down to Dartmoor.