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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.

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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                Cottage #1709663
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  Cottage #8147365
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      Barn #866497
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                Apartment #6802503
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                                                                  Cottage #1607676
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
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                                                                          Very Good! 4.0/5
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                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #8157250
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                      Cottage #6769919
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A beautiful retreat in stunning surroundings

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay at Gidleigh Park for our honeymoon, and were delighted we were able to take our dog along too. It is not often you find such luxurious, dog-friendly accommodation. It is the perfect place to get away from it all. The property is beautifully presented and Adam provided a welcome hamper which was a nice touch. We also loved all the recommended walking routes which Adam provided and used them to explore the immediate area and Dartmouth. The whole place was very comfortable and relaxing. We went in Autumn when the colours in the surrounding area were spectacular..
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect New Year's getaway!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was the perfect place to get away from the pace and stress of London for the new year break. My girlfriend and I drove down from London on New Year's Eve and although the roads were dark and we did mistake another cottage for this one, once we had arrived we knew we had booked the right accommodation for our long weekend. The cottage was the perfect size for the two of us and could comfortably fit a small family. The bed was huge and very comfortable and warmed up nicely on those cold winter nights. The bathroom is reached via the bedroom and we had no problems at all. The kitchen also comes fully fitted, with glassware, cookware and utensils. In the living room, there is a TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs and a small choice of puzzles and board games, which are perfect for couples and families as well as some books. One thing I would advise is to bring slippers as the living room and kitchen floors are stone so do get cold in the winter. The location of the cottage was extremely practical, with the main road from Tavistock to Okehampton close by. The cottage sits on its own is totally peaceful. Animals do come and go as mentioned in the listing. It is also a great location to drive or walk further into the park. However, a lot of the walks mentioned on the internet do fall further south and east of the cottage. This should not be much of a problem if one has a car. We spent a day and a half walking the moors and as inexperienced walkers, we were lucky to have a wonderful day of sunshine and clear skies to tackle one of the easier walks from Princetown. We also took a day trip to Cornwall, with Land's End a two hour drive away, on another gloriously sunny day and this is also a perfect option for those who wish to see a different type of beauty on their trip. The hosts, Helen and Robin, were friendly but not intrusive. The welcome pack of biscuits were much appreciated. Finally, my girlfriend and I must thank them once again for helping us to jump start our car after a particularly cold night. I would highly recommend anyone thinking of a break in this part of the country to seriously consider this listing. It is a cosy retreat in acres of space. Again, the perfect getaway for two city dwellers to escape from it all.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Super countryside getaway

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautifully situated in the peaceful countryside, Mardon is very well equipped and tastefully decorated. The triple bedroom for the boys was spacious and comfortable (with some places, the second bedroom can be a bit of squeeze but not here). We appreciated having 2 bathrooms and both were high spec. The hosts are lovely and have thought of everything including bird food for the bird feeder outside our window so we saw many pretty birds in our garden. The boys couldn't believe their luck when they saw all the scooters and bikes to use and the games room was terrific for both parents and kids. The lake was conveniently close-by and lovely. We took a magical walk through the forest following the gushing river all the way to the pub. Have already recommended to friends.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016