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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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    Barn #1690091
    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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      Barn #1690088
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        Cottage #1689629
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          • 1 BA
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          Cottage #1689632
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
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            Barn #1690089
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              • 2 BR
              • Separate Toilets
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1868389
                • 2 BR
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #1862609
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1863147
                    • 2 BR
                    • Separate Toilets
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #1861367
                      • 2 BR
                      • Separate Toilets
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #1861371
                        • 1 BR
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Cottage #1868387
                          • 1 BR
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #1868388
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #1867873
                              • 3 BR
                              • Separate Toilets
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Cottage #1861369
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #1862608
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • Separate Toilets
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #1861370
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • Separate Toilets
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #1861368
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #1863146
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #1861366
                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                          (12 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
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                                          Viewed 86 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                            (20 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            House #1563009
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                                            Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (11 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #8037623
                                              11
                                              Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (29 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #8138291
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                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (53 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #8121484
                                                  53
                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (12 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cabin #8057592
                                                    12
                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      House #6809062
                                                      11
                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Bungalow #6504675
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                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Chalet #6497451
                                                          2
                                                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #1770570
                                                            9
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (21 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Barn #1874780
                                                              21
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Cottage #719145
                                                                11
                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #6121134
                                                                  13
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8123887
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Cottage #6541990
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #6892376
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
                                                                          10
                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Bungalow #6782114
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                              (30 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                              Cottage #844167
                                                                              30
                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                (16 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #1005866
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                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Chalet #6721696
                                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (22 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Chalet #8113527
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                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Cottage #8147365
                                                                                      15
                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #8160754
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          Barn #1883065
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                                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (30 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #732435
                                                                                              30
                                                                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Cottage #8128060
                                                                                                13
                                                                                                Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Barn #8148165
                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    #8088703
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      House #1891600
                                                                                                      8
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Quiet,clean,comfortable cottage for 2

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed for 3 nights midweek. The cottage was very quiet in lovely surroundings. Very clean and we had all we needed, a fridge with a small freezer would have been ideal but for just the 2 of us it was fine. I enjoyed my evening with the owners cat who decided to make itself comfortable on our laps! It was nice seeing the dog and the chickens. The only issue we had was that the DVD player didn't work, the owner let us try another one from their home but that was not working either so we didn't get to watch the boxset we had planned. Other than that the cottage was well worth the visit.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely cottage in a peaceful setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Despite some changeable weather, we had a lovely stay. Such a peaceful location on the edge of Dartmoor, giving us easy access for walking. We also enjoyed meeting the locals, (Sheep, Cows and Ponies). The cottage is well supplied with everything we needed. We would certainly consider staying again in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017