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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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    Cottage #1868389
      • 2 BR
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      Cottage #1861370
        • 1 BR
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        Cottage #1868387
          • 2 BR
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          Cottage #1862609
            • 1 BR
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            Cottage #1868388
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Cottage #1863147
                • 2 BR
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                Cottage #1861368
                  • 1 BR
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                  Cottage #1861366
                    • 2 BR
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                    Cottage #1861371
                      • 2 BR
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                      Cottage #1861367
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Cottage #1867873
                          • 3 BR
                          • Separate Toilets
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                          Cottage #1861369
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #1863146
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Cottage #1862608
                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                • 1 BR
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                                Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Cottage #8037623
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                    House #8138291
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 1 BR
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                                      Cottage #8121484
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                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                        House #1563009
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                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          Cabin #8057592
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                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                            • 2 BR
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                                            House #6809062
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                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 3 BR
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                                              Cottage #719145
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                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  Barn #1874780
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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    Cottage #8123887
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                                                      Chalet #6497451
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                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
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                                                        Cottage #8128060
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          House #6121134
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                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                            Cottage #6892376
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Barn #1883065
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                Cottage #6541990
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                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                  Cottage #6724917
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      Cottage #8147365
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8120654
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                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            Cottage #1970387
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                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                House #8160754
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                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  House #732435
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                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                    House #1005866
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #8148165
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                                                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Bungalow #6504675
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          Bungalow #1680092
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                                                            #8088703
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                                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                                                              House #1891600
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                                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
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                                                                                                Barn #1996680
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                                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8113025
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                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cabin #1753118
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                                                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Cottage #8106778
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      perfect for a Cornwall getaway !

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely clean lodge on quiet site with superb views. Everything was thought out and we did not want for anything! We had a lovely few days and even the teenagers quite enjoyed having no wifi for a few days a good detox for us all! Thanks Roger for answering all my questions we will definitely be returning again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Well worth the stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      If you want somewhere to stay which is private. Got a swimming pool and jucuzzi secluded garden this is a must. House immaculate owners Hilary and Jim very nice people and very helpful. Don,t let the thought of the owners stay in the flat above put you off as they absolutely give you your privacy but would be there if you had any problems. Everything in the house you could think of Hilary has got organised for you. Boscastle itself a lovely place and is within easy distance to use as a base to visit places,plenty of things to do for all types of ages and interests. I would not hesitate to return to this property and will in the future. Thankyou Hilary and Jim for a wonderful memorable stay. Shirley adams and gang
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017