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Make a self catering West Devon cottage or Dartmoor accommodation your home away from home

West Devon is dominated by the beautiful Dartmoor National Park, which covers some 950 square miles of beautiful granite moors, where wildlife abounds and the tors provide an enchanting scene. The Dartmoor National Park is one of the UK's favourite destinations, attracting huge numbers of nature lovers, historians and walkers each year to explore the wild and windswept moors.

Things to do in West Devon and Dartmoor

There is no end of possibilities for entertainment from self catering Dartmoor accommodation. The whole of the Dartmoor National Park is carved with walking, cycling and riding routes, which deliver you to some of Dartmoor’s most famous archaeological sites and attractions, as well as some of the more secluded, timeless Dartmoor cottages which are found deep within the Dartmoor National Park. Anyone with a mind for mythology and legend will be delighted by a Dartmoor holiday cottage, as the whole area is simply steeped in folklore. The Drewerstone, Branscombe Loaf and Cheese and Fitz’ Well are among the most impressive folklore sites, but stories of ghost legions and tales from deep in the mines mean that there is no shortage of interest from Dartmoor holiday lets.

Dartmoor cottages are a fisherman’s favourite too. West Devon is inundated with spots for fishing, whether you prefer river, reservoir or sea fishing, fly or coarse. Trout and salmon are the most common fish caught from Dartmoor accommodation, and permits are available from South West Lakes Trust.

There are also more than 10 exemplary golf courses in the area. Whatever standard of golfer you are, West Devon is an excellent region to take holiday accommodation. The beautiful mooreland scenery makes perfect golf courses, and the views are quite exceptional from the majority of fairways in the area.

If your feet are tired from all the walking on Dartmoor or the Dartmoor hiking, there is another way to see the region. The rivers that have carved the granite tors of Dartmoor are great fun on which to canoe. Another great way to discover more of the region from a Dartmoor cottage is to go letterboxing. Letterboxing is a traditional sport on Dartmoor, which is a type of orienteering, with small letterboxes stashed among the crags and holes or under boulders.

Places to visit on holiday in West Devon and Dartmoor

Anyone wishing to play golf or walk on Dartmoor National Park would be perfectly placed from a holiday rental cottage in Tavistock. Surrounded by moor, woodland and river landscapes, Tavistock oozes rural charm, and if you are on holiday with your dog, everyone will be blissfully happy!

Sitting on the northern edge of the Dartmoor National Park is Sampford Courtney, one of Devon’s most charming villages. Having changed little since the middle ages, Sampford Courtney could not be more peaceful or charming.

Travel to West Devon and Dartmoor

West Devon is easily reached from anywhere in the UK, close to Exeter Airport (EXE), which is served by Flybe, as well as being well connected by road and rail networks.

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                                                                                                      Home from Home, all you could want for a relaxing stay.

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                                                                                                      We enjoyed a weeks break at this lovely cottage, it was like moving into your own home, we would consider doing all again. One to remember.
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                                                                                                      ACORN COTTAGE. by M. T and Tilly.

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                                                                                                      We stayed at this cottage from Sept 9th- 16th and had the most wonderful time. Upon arrival there was a cream tea waiting for us and a welcome pack for our dog courtesy of Alison. The cottage itself was beautifully clean and spacious. Alison also left us fresh milk, eggs from her own hens and apple juice. She is a truly lovely lady and host and nothing was too much trouble for her, that said, she did not intrude during our stay. She even left printed ideas of things to do and what was going on in the area. The sitting area was comfortable with a large tv and selection of dvd;s. The wet room was ideal and the kitchen provided for all your needs. Sadly. the weather was cloudy and wet but it did not stop our fun, we visited Brixham, Torquay, Dawlish, Oakhampton and the famous Widdecombe Fair which we thoughly enjoyed. The best thing at the end of the day was a lovely comfortable bed, so cosy ! The cottage has wifi but is slower than at home, we couldn't get a mobile signal. The tv was fine, no problems. Our Labrador enjoyed herself as well, the cottage is quite rural but some great walks and easy to find. There is a local pub which serves good food and drink if you fancy a break. The only downside was that we did not want to go home and cannot wait until we return next year. Alison is really the perfect host, so very friendly, what more can you ask for, it is worth a stay to experience some great days out or in, absolute perfection and a great time to be had by all.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017