Underbow Cottage is situated inside Dartmoor National Park. It's a former coach house which has been lovingly restored by a local interior designer in 2015 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. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome at no extra charge. There are plenty of circular walks straight from the door. Families and friends will find Underbow warm and inviting. Underbow is located in the centre of the bustling working village of Moretonhampstead. Pubs, restaurants, cafes, tourist information, chemist, supermarket, pottery, hand made shoes-Green Shoes, felt coffin maker-Bella couche, car museum and art gallery-Green Hills and gin distillery-Papillion are all less than 300 metres away but most importantly Dartmoor National Park is on your doorstep. Three en suite bathrooms and a downstairs loo allow everyone privacy. If the sun is out the open air swimming pool is right there. The cottage has everything you could need, a solid wooden kitchen with new large Rangemaster (Aga) cooker(7 ring gas hob/2 fan ovens). The sitting room has wood burning stove to pump out masses of heat and there's full gas central heating radiators in every room so it is lovely and cosy. Every bedroom has its very own en-suite, two of these are shower rooms and one is a bathroom. All the fully 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! If you fancy eating out there is lots to choose from locally. If you fancy a treat Bovey Castle or Gidleigh Park are only a few miles away.
Two large king sized bedrooms, one twin with three en-suites, all with TV's.
- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Dec 2018
Why Kimberly chose Moretonhampstead
As a forces family and of no fixed abode there was something about Dartmoor National Park that drew us in. We love the stunning seasonal 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 extended families and friends 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 or three 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 National Park-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 sitting room 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Such a lovely holiday, owner, cottage, location perfect.
From booking the cottage - Kimberley responded immediately and was so helpful. The cottage was exactly as described. So comfortable, immediately felt at home. When we arrived, there was cake left for us - milk in the fridge to make a cup of tea. Salt, pepper, oil, washing up liquid etc was supplied in the kitchen which we find very useful when renting a holiday cottage. The three bedrooms all had en-suites and the beds were comfortable. The weather was really nice - in October - but we HAD (!!) to light the log burner with wood thoughtfully supplied. The cottage was a 5 minute walk from the village where there were pubs, restaurants, fabulous butchers and deli. All in all it was a perfect holiday and can not recommend it enough.
It was our pleasure to have you stay.
Well located, luxurious and spacious family cottage
Beautifully appointed Cottage located in large village with good eating out only walking distance away, supermarket and even a chemist.
Cottage difficult to fault with everything you need for a great holiday.
Owner very quick to respond and local support available if required.
We'll be back!
Thank you. Would be very pleased to welcome you back.
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
Moretonhampstead is an ancient market town situated inside 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's also a supermarket, chemist,tourist information, art gallery and car museum. There's 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.