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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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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    Cottage #8123887
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous stay in Boscastle, charming character cottage, beautiful garden

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Briar Cottage, we were greeted by athoughtful gift of cake, biscuits and cider. The log burner was super and John quickly replenished the logs when we made him aware the supply had run out. The cottage is very charming, sleeps 4 easily with room for more, we were 4 adults plus our Border Collie! Traditional local pub The Napoleon only 5/10 minutes walk lovely food, real fire, very welcoming. Stunning coastal path walks as it says 'just minutes from the cottage'. We enjoyed a wonderfully scenic walk along the coast to Tintagel and caught the bus back. Happy to recommend this cottage.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      A great base for the Northern Coast of Cornwall

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The property is a lovely little lodge, within its own walls which afford privacy from the main house. The kitchen is the best equipped we have found and the welcome pack was very generous, with the cream tea very welcome after our journey! The downstairs accommodation is excellent, well equipped and very comfortable. The only negative comment I would make is that the bedroom ceilings, being built in the eaves, mean that you have to be careful to not bang your head. Bob and Nic were very welcoming and available to answer any questions.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      The property was in beautiful surroundings and was very clean and tidy

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful 4 days at this property. It was extremely clean and tidy. On arrival we were greeted by Laura and her 2 girls who showed us around the property and where everything was. There was a very detailed little notes on where things were and how things worked including local GP's, hospitals public houses and places to eat. They had also left us some homemade bread and jam and done butter and a lovely bottle of local elderflower juice. The cottage is beautifully restored and very cosy. Would definitely return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017