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Make a holiday cottage in North Bovey your home away from home

North Bovey is situated in the middle of the northeastern quadrant of Dartmoor. A delightful little village, boasting a population of no more than 300 people, North Bovey's heyday was during the 14th and 15th centuries as a relatively prosperous tin-mining village. Staying true to the idyllic nature of its history, the village has remained relatively unaltered since the turn of the 20th century, although farms and houses have been renovated to include all modern conveniences. With its selection of North Bovey holiday cottages, HomeAway offers accommodation for all party sizes and price points.

Holiday cottages in North Bovey are the perfect fit for a quiet and calming getaway in a pastoral village. Smack dab in the middle of Dartmoor, North Bovey enjoys easy access to all of the national park’s treasures and the last castle built in England, Castle Drogo. Amenities, such as Wi-Fi, gardens, lake-front views and even tennis courts, offer the convenience of home alongside the extravagance of a holiday. Ranging from £305 - £965 per week, North Bovey holiday homes are priced slightly higher than accommodation options in similar-sized villages like nearby Lustleigh rentals.

Things to do

-Lakes: North Bovey holiday cottages have access to nearby Fernworthy Lake. Fishermen can spend days angling for brown trout (permits available onsite). Non-fishers can take a stroll around the lake, go bird watching, or have a picnic. There's also a handicap accessible trail, with benches and information en route.

-Outdoor activities: A stay at North Bovey is the opportunity to visit Fernworthy Stone Circle. Occupying a clearing about half a mile west of Fernworthy Lake, this ancient Bronze Age stone circle exhibits 27 granite slabs, three stone rows and a couple of stone cairns. Nearby is the Stone Lane Gardens, famous for its collections of birch and alder trees. The five-acre arboretum offers a mixture of grassy open slopes and shady woodland with streams and bogs.

-Family attractions: There is plenty to keep all ages occupied on a North Bovey holiday. There’s Chagford swimming pool, a unique river-fed pool, warmed by solar covers. Operating from May to September, the pool opens in the afternoon after the morning sun has warmed the water. There’s a paddling pool for young children, and for adults, a small café serving refreshments. Another family fun venture is the Miniature Pony Centre. Home to miniature ponies, small donkeys and an array of other wonderful animals, a full programme of free hands-on activities and displays is available every day. Children aged between three and ten can take a pony ride, and each rider is awarded with a rosette.

-Museums: North Bovey holiday cottages are close to a number of museums including the Museum of Dartmoor Life in Okehampton, and Dartmoor Prison Museum in Princetown. The House of Marbles is located in Bovey Tracey where visitors can explore the 4,000 year history of glass, and learn how glass is made, watching glass-makers at work from an elevated view platform. It’s fun to step back in time and rummage through the collection of board games and marble games from the early 1600s. Holiday accommodation in Bovey Tracey is another excellent choice in this area and also close to these museums.

Weather in North Bovey

North Bovey enjoys fair weather of moderate extremes. Summer maximums range from 18°C to 22°C and winter minimums average 1°C to 4°C. Regardless of season, rentals are equipped to keep holidaymakers comfortable. Low levels of rain are scattered throughout the summer months.

Travel to North Bovey

The easiest way to reach North Bovey holiday cottages is by car. North Bovey is located about 11 miles south west of Exeter and 1.5 miles south west of Moretonhampstead. Travel to Moretonhampstead by taking the B3212 from Exeter.

    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Cottage #6816964
      • 3 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #6816961
        • 3 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #6816970
          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Cottage #6816971
            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #6816976
              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #6816973
                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #6816958
                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #6816960
                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Cottage #6816969
                      • 3 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #6817022
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #6816319
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (10 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Barn #1984892
                          10
                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (23 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 3
                            Cottage #6561370
                            23
                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (21 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Barn #6511932
                              21
                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (23 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #6474784
                                23
                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (17 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Mobile Home #1900482
                                  17
                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (28 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 3
                                    Cottage #6476682
                                    28
                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (7 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #8153650
                                      7
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                        (7 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Cottage #6921623
                                        7
                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (41 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Barn #851169
                                          41
                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (14 reviews)
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #1523737
                                            14
                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (14 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1709663
                                              14
                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #8082877
                                                19
                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Cottage #8142156
                                                  14
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (31 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Barn #8166155
                                                    31
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                      (29 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      House #1889160
                                                      29
                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #8105142
                                                        13
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (12 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Villa #1980562
                                                          12
                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Apartment #6541485
                                                            7
                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #6727370
                                                              11
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #8132053
                                                                6
                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Cottage #6113406
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #6493882
                                                                    7
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Apartment #1821025
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #459118
                                                                        8
                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #6467494
                                                                          5
                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                            Farmhouse #6831669
                                                                            8
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              House #6121134
                                                                              13
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #8123887
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Caravan #1901041
                                                                                  13
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #1839961
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Barn #8138281
                                                                                      7
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
                                                                                        7
                                                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (19 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Cottage #1138840
                                                                                          19
                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            House #6801282
                                                                                            6
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8040649
                                                                                              23
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                (28 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #1887463
                                                                                                28
                                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6845127
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6534773
                                                                                                    14
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Perfect place to stay.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We have had a wonderful long weekend at St Matthias Lodge, it really was the perfect place to stay. It was so cosy and comfortable, a real home from home and had everything you could need for a weekend away. Couldn't recommend it enough. The cottage is in a great spot with pubs and cafes in walking distance and we had a lovely meal at the kents pub next door. Torquay harbour is in walking distance (about 20 minutes away) and it's in a great spot for exploring all of the pretty coastal towns. We will definitely be returning again in the future. Thanks Cathy and Ken for a great weekend.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                    This really is the perfect getaway

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    We had an amazing relaxing stay. We had everything we needed and more. The Hide is a truly beautiful retreat and we would love to return in the future.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017