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Destination guide

Explore Dartmoor National Park in holiday lettings

With its magical, ancient landscape of romantic moors, wide-open spaces, deep wooded valleys, glistening rivers and wild herds of Dartmoor Ponies, Dartmoor National Park is the ideal destination for a holiday of sightseeing and outdoor enjoyment in the heart of Devon. Holiday lettings put you in the centre of this vibrant landscape and all it has to offer.

Outdoor activities

Adventure near Dartmoor National Park holiday homes

Dartmoor National Park is a natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Exploring the majestic wilderness on foot, bike or on horseback gives you a glimpse into the Dartmoor of the past and its abundance of wildlife. If you’re looking for a more physical challenge, you may enjoy kayaking, bouldering, climbing, running, swimming and other adventure sports. If you prefer to take in the history of the area, you can enjoy a guided walk to explore stone rows, ancient hut circles, prehistoric geological formations and more. Whatever your inclination, you’ll find plenty to do just outside the door of your holiday rental.

Food & drink 

Sample cuisine by your Dartmoor National Park holiday rental

With chilli farms, dairies, gourmet coffee roasters, vineyards and berry farms, the food in Devon is one of its main draws for visitors. The secret of Devon’s cuisine lies in its landscape, which is served by clean, temperate waters, an abundance of seafood and fish, lush, fertile soil and vast open spaces for grazing cattle and sheep. Organic, fresh fruits and vegetables, meats like venison and ostrich and traditional cattle breeds like the Red Devon Cattle all provide local chefs with the best ingredients for creative twists on culinary classics, such as clotted cream shepherd’s pie. Visit a restaurant or eatery near your holiday rental in Dartmoor National Park to experience Devon’s culinary culture for yourself.

Family friendly

Family fun near Dartmoor National Park holiday homes

Whether young or old, children will enjoy many of the sights and activities in Dartmoor National Park. Holiday homes can be found near kid-friendly locations like Pennywell Farm, an animal farm with rides and hands-on animal activities, and Dartmoor Zoo, a family-owned zoo and parkland with endangered animals and a conservation centre. The Lydford Gorge, a woodland area with nature trails, waterfalls and a kids’ play area, and the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, a wildlife centre with otter viewings, a butterfly house and other animal exhibits, are also great for children.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park has beautiful scenery and romantic locations that are ideal for a couples’ retreat. Holiday lettings put you in reach of places like Canonteign Falls, a set of scenic waterfalls with fern gardens and lakes, and Hound Tor, the ruin site of a medieval village with hiking trails and picnic areas. You could also visit the Okehampton Castle, another ruin site with audio tours, walking paths and bluebell fields, and Totnes Castle, a Norman motte and bailey castle with sweeping views of the town.

How many holiday rentals are available around Dartmoor National Park?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,150 holiday lettings around Dartmoor National Park. From 1,311 cabins to 1,311 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property near Dartmoor National Park?

There's something special about escaping to the country. If you're a born-and-bred city dweller hoping for a taste of the rural life, let us help you find what you've been searching for. HomeAway has 622 rural rental properties in this destination. On the hunt for something a little different? See if any of our other properties tickle your fancy. Our range here includes:

  • 486 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 343 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 241 riverside holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay near Dartmoor National Park in a large group?

It can be tough finding the time to relax with your family and close friends. A getaway is the perfect opportunity to come together. If you were planning to kick back under the same roof, HomeAway has places to suit. Presently, cottage holiday rentals are all the rage for big groups of visitors here, and you'll find 186 listed on our database. In and around the area, the properties that can house larger sized groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 467 rental properties appropriate for that size. Spend a night for as little as £63.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be happy to discover that there are 164 rental properties perfect. You can book one for as little as £78 per night.
  • Trying to find rental properties catering to 5 people? You'll be thrilled to discover we have 163 that'll be perfect. You can grab one for as little as £97 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can bring along your dad, your brother and all your besties to Dartmoor National Park.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals near Dartmoor National Park?

HomeAway has an assortment of great cost-conscious options. Treat your squad to a fancy meal out or extend your holiday with the pennies you save. Roundham is a fantastic area to take a look at if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 29 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable £66 per night. Another 37 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around St. Michaels. With an average price of £69 a night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth bragging about.