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Luxury Dartmoor cottage on quiet private lane. South facing garden, own parking

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Two large king sized bedrooms, one twin with three en-suites, all with TV's.

Underbow cottage, a former coach house, has been recently 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 shops, tourist information, cafés 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. The cottage has everything you could need, a solid wooden kitchen with new large Rangemaster (Aga) cooker, a wood burning stove, full central heating and every bedroom has its very own en-suite, two of these are shower rooms and one is a bathroom. All the 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.

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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for the use of your beautiful and well appointed home. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated as was your attention to detail throughout, thus ensuring that guests have a thoroughly enjoyable stay. We certainly did.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Moretonhampstead in Moretonhampstead

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • A minimum of 5 nights in off peak or 7 nights in peak. Peak season requires a Saturday changeover.
  • A maximum of two dogs are very welcome at no extra charge. We ask they are kept downstairs and off the furniture and mess is picked up.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Twin En-suite
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Top floor en -suite
    Cloakroom loo - Toilet
  • All bedrooms are en-suite with bathrooms finished to a very high standard in 2015. The master bedroom and Bedroom 3 have walk in showers surrounded in limestone tiles and slate work tops and solid wooden flooring. Bedroom 2 has an en-suite bathroom with a shower and bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • There are two bedrooms(Bed 1 & 2) on the first floor both with their own bathrooms. The Master bedroom has a kingsize bed, dressing table, hanging space and a chest of drawers. The large twin has a built in wardrobe and chest of drawers. The twin's bathroom has a bath as well as a shower. Taking up the entire top floor is another large king also with plenty of storage and separate dressing area. This too has an en-suite. There are views across Dartmoor from these windows. All beds are made up with 100% white waffle linen and white towels. All bedrooms have wall mounted TV's.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Dartmoor cottage on quiet private lane. South facing garden, own parking
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 40 reviews

The property exceeded our, already high, expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Underbow Cottage in Moretonhampstead for one week from 5th October 2017. We were in Devon for our granddaughter's 8th Birthday and the property seemed perfect for our needs in terms of location and sleeping capacity. In actuality, the cottage exceeded our expectations and we quickly found that all possible needs and comforts had been anticipated and provided by the no doubt proud owner of this property. Each of the 3 bedrooms was en-suite and my wife and I were delighted to find that one of the bathrooms had a high spec walk-in shower, which was perfect for our mobility needs.

No kitchen item that we could possibly need was lacking and everything about the kitchen, and indeed the entire property, was clear to see quality.

Our grandchildren aged 8 and 4 found very many toys and games in the drawers and cupboards to keep them amused and the lounge TV set also had a DVD player with dozens of children's DVD's.

A lovely touch, especially after a long drive down to Devon from Essex was milk in the fridge, tea/coffee in the containers.......and a still warm lemon drizzle cake on a beautiful glass stand on the kitchen table.

A most remarkable amount of thought and care has gone into this property and I can assure anyone who may be considering renting this property that they most certainly would not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and so hope we can welcome you back when you see the grandchildren again. Gratifying to know the young childrens' toys are being given a second lease of life!
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Lovely holiday cottage with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Smashing house in a lovely area ideal for walking/touring Dartmoor

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, wonderful location and everything you need for a comfy stay!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing little spot!

  • 5 of 5

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.

Definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week with my husband, sister in law, my daughter and her fiancé and our three dogs. The cottage is furnished to a high standard, is very comfortable and spacious and has everything you could want/need during your stay. We were very greatful for the lemon drizzle cake, tea, coffee and milk on arrival. Lots of little homely touches throughout the cottage. The weather could have been kinder to us but it didn’t stop us getting out on some lovely long walks with the dogs - they have slept since we got home this afternoon! There is a little garden in the back and we managed to park three cars in the parking space in the front. We had one meal in The White Hart which was delicious and the staff very friendly. There is a co op, butchers, tea room, another pub and several other shops in Mortonhampstead. I can highly recommend this cottage and would definately return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Underbow Cottage, New Year 2017

  • 5 of 5

It is a great cottage, in a village that has everything, The Co-op is open all hours, there's a deli, butchers, newsagent and post office, plus a café serving excellent breakfast. Well located for exploring the local area. The cottage is particularly well fitted and comfortable and we were very pleased with the additions and replacements in the kitchen. parking for 3 cars is an asset.

We felt greater options for lighting in the lounge would improve the room - either dimmers for the main lights or some standard lamps, since the lighting was either extremely bright or too dim to comfortably read.

We were grateful for the travel cot, but wondered whether it should have had a mattress since it was quite a hard surface.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you appreciated the new Rangemaster(Aga) that has just gone in. Noted about the lighting. I am afraid travel cots are quite firm by nature. It was a pleasure to have you back.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Several in the town
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Bovey Castle
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Several in the town
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

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.


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Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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