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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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Lovely house in a great location

5 of 5
The property was beautifully clean when we arrived and it was so lovely to see a Christmas tree all lit up and decorated. The house was warm and comfortable with a very nice kitchen. There was plenty of room for everyone and it is very close to the beaches and an easy stroll into town. Nick Compton is a pleasure to deal with and the extra touches like milk in the fridge when you arrive ready for your first cup of tea make all the difference. Elite West are the best letting agents we have dealt with and we look forward to our next holiday booked through them.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017

Wonderful, tranquil place with wonderful owners

5 of 5
The most wonderful, tranquil and peaceful cottage we have ever stayed in. Even the weather for the winter couldn't put a dampener on it - cozy, warm and inviting, with so much bird life in the gardens and around the haven. A true hidden treasure, with fantastic woodland walks and views. The owners, Jon and Janice (? - sorry if I have that wrong!) are really welcoming, and we were left a plate of scones and clotted cream, with prosecco to see in the New Year - so thoughtful and perfect! It felt like a home from home - we will be back, no question! Thank you for a wonderful visit to this escape from everything.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017