Underbow Cottage, a former coach house, was lovingly restored by a local interior designer but is still quirky and full of character. 200 metres from Moretonhampstead's centre it is located down an extremely peaceful, private lane. It has ample private parking for two cars, three at a push, as you tumble out the front door. The house has its own first floor, south facing, fenced garden. It is not over looked and has views across to Dartmoor. Moreton is on the doorstep so you can walk to its centre for supermarket, shops, tourist information, cafés, pubs and restaurants. If the sun is out the open air swimming pool is right there. There is an art gallery and car museum as part of the village 2 secs away. The cottage has everything you could need, a solid wooden kitchen with new large Rangemaster (Aga) cooker, a wood burning stove, full gascentral heating and every bedroom has its very own en-suite, two of these are shower rooms and one is a bathroom. All the full made up beds have 100% luxury cotton waffle duvets and white fluffy towels. There is wi fi and four flat screen televisions (two with integrated DVD players) in the house. It has been filled with masses of books, games and toys as well as everything you could need for cooking up a storm in the kitchen! We are pet friendly with plenty of circular walks straight from the doorstep.
- Cottage2152 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay5 - 7 nights
Two large king sized bedrooms, one twin with three en-suites, all with TV's.
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Oct 2018
Why Kimberly chose Moretonhampstead
As a forces family and of no fixed abode there was something about Dartmoor that drew us in. We love the stunning scenery, outdoor lifestyle and down to earth friendliness of Moretonhampstead. Underbow is comfortable and larger than you might think giving everyone space. Three ensuites really gives families their own privacy and is especially helpful if everyone is simultaneously trying to get ready for a wedding!
What makes this Cottage unique
This quiet property benefits from its own private parking for two cars right outside the front door. Parking is difficult in Moretonhampstead so this is such a bonus . It also boasts a south facing, first floor garden with views over Dartmoor-a private suntrap which isn't overlooked. Both of these are adjacent to Underbow which is a rarity in Moreton. The parking saves you the hassle and fee of using the pay and display car parks which can quickly get full especially at peak times. The woodburner, games, masses of toys, books and DVD's are there for your enjoyment. There are lots of wonderful places to visit close by whether it be hills or beaches, unique shops and delis, restaurants and cafes or the city of Exeter.
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Lovely property in tranquil setting
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Underbow Cottage. The property has been beautifully restored and decorated and everything we could possibly need was provided. The three ensuite bedrooms offer comfort and privacy, and the beds were very comfortable and made up with luxury linens. The living room had plenty of comfortable seating, as did the dining area in the kitchen. The kitchen is very well equipped. The cottage is located down a quiet lane within an easy walk of Moretonhampstead, where we found the grocery store, post office and several pubs. We had a delicious dinner at the Union Inn. The location of the cottage is perfect for exploring Dartmoor with many charming villages within easy driving distance. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend Underbow Cottage.
Glad you all had a lovely stay and look forward to you being able to return.
Perfect cottage in idyllic setting
We loved our stay at Underbow. The cottage was so perfectly set up for guests, especially our children who enjoyed the wonderful toys and DVDs. The rooms were lovely, and the garden was an extra bonus. Also nice to be able to walk to town while also having parking. We enjoyed many fun adventures in Dartmoor and had a great week. Thank you!
Well-equipped, beautifully furnished and very comfortable! Lovely, private sunny garden. Recommended
Everything about the property is well thought out and well presented. The owners have clearly decorated the cottage very tastefully using quality fittings and furnishings! Well-equipped kitchen with plenty of matching glass and table-wear, plus (nearly!) every imaginable gadget (couldn't find any ice cube trays, so had to improvise!)
The beds were all very comfortable with well-appointed en-suite bathrooms.
It helped that our time there coincided with hot, sunny weather but the small garden was a secluded sun trap - ideal for an early evening G&T! A BBQ could be a useful additional feature.
Otherwise, exactly as per the owners' description!
A great base for exploring the magnificent Dartmoor scenery and plenty of local pubs offering a variety of delicious food. The village butcher is excellent and the Co-op is open all hours!
Lovely holiday cottage with everything we needed
Smashing house in a lovely area ideal for walking/touring Dartmoor
Beautiful, wonderful location and everything you need for a comfy stay!!
The cottage was very well equipped with high quality furnishings, and is in a fantastic location. Loads to see and do around Moretonhampstead and the village itself is really lovely with very friendly locals. All of the rooms were beautiful with comfy beds, and there was plenty to keep us entertained throughout our stay. Well worth a visit, we would recommend and would definitely return to Underbow Cottage!
An amazing little spot!
What can we say? Underbow Cottage really was a dream come true. The facilities at the cottage are second to none, and we didn't want for anything. It was the perfect spot for a relaxing week away with the family and our two dogs, who very much enjoyed the gorgeous walks in the area. This is a beautiful part of the world, and in all honesty, if you want to be car-less for a week, it's very easy not to leave Moretonhampstead as it has everything you need. Even a vets, which we had to make use of while we were there!
The house itself has three beautifully decorated bedrooms, a very well-equipped kitchen and some very comfy sofas for lounging on. Everywhere was extremely clean and well maintained. Kimberly, the owner, was also an absolute star in helping us with any questions we had, before and during our stay. She responded at lightening speed.
We loved the Horse and Union pubs, Berto's Italian and the local Co-Op is very well stocked. Nearby Lustleigh is very pretty with a lovely tea rooms, and Chagford is worth a drive too.
Moretonhampstead is an ancient market town situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. It sits in the shelter of hills on three sides and the beautiful Wray Valley on the fourth. No matter which road you take you cannot fail to be impressed by the breathtaking views. The town is about 15 miles from the cathedral city of Exeter and 40 min from the beaches. The town offers visitors opportunities for hiking, cycling, and pony trekking, fishing and just relaxing. There are a variety of cafes, pubs, local shops, tea shops and a wonderful Deli. There is also a heated outdoor public swimming pool open during the summer. There are many NT properties close by, one of them being Castle Drogo, only 7 miles away and the miniature pony centre for children is only 5 min away. Bovey Castle and Gidleigh Park are very near for a special treat.