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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 #1867873
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                  • Separate Toilet
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                    Cottage #1862608
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                      Cottage #1863146
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                        • 1 BA
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                        Cottage #1863147
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                          Cottage #1868388
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                            Cottage #1868387
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                              Cottage #1868389
                                • 2 BR
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                                Cottage #1861367
                                  • 2 BR
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                                  Cottage #1861368
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                                    Cottage #1861369
                                      • 2 BR
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                                      Cottage #1861370
                                        • 2 BR
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                                        Cottage #1861371
                                          • 1 BR
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                                          Cottage #1861366
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Cottage #1970387
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Cottage #8170973
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                                                House #6723091
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                                                  House #6723090
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                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Cottage #6723098
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #6965840
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                                                        Cottage #1867835
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8154133
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Cottage #1870620
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                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                              Cottage #6723092
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                                                                Cottage #6723096
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                                                                  Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8154133
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                                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                                    House #8119069
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      Cottage #8121484
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Barn #1895330
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #8147365
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Cabin #8132528
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                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                                  Barn #432921
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                      Cottage #6816951
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                                        • 3 BA
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                                                                                        Barn #8120646
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                                                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Cottage #1860308
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            House #1005866
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #1989561
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                                                                                                Barn #6522354
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1963886
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                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                                                                    Barn #8042281
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                                                                                                      Cottage #8075015
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Best Little Guest House in Cornwall

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The first thing you feel arriving at this property is warmth and that happy feeling you've booked the right place! The setting is very pretty and the cottage is nicely furnished and very fresh. Mark and Tracey are very welcoming and their daughter quickly collared our son for a play around the property with some friends; he felt right at home immediately. And then there's Nelly, the family bundle of white fluff -- she's a cutie...a dog by the way. I booked the cottage for my family during the week of my birthday so on the day and after a trip down to The Minack Theatre (a must) for an afternoon performance, Mark (a chef with a lovin' touch) prepared a very special birthday feast for us in the evening with some of my favourite things -- yum! Can't recommend this property enough...haven't even mentioned the sauna and hot tub yet. Book and find out!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Gorgeous views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a beautifully appointed, comfortable and cosy holiday cottage. It was well equipped for self catering and had all mod cons, and the pub in Lydford has excellent meals too. Kim and Bernard are very friendly and welcoming, and we'd definitely recommend it.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017