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The Thatched House, Dartmoor - A Beautiful Cottage in Stunning Gardens

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The Thatched House, Dartmoor

A beautiful detached house surrounded on three sides by it's own stunning private garden. A haven for families with kids and small groups of adults and on the edge of the gorgeous village of Dunsford on Dartmoor.

A super pretty cob and thatched detached house offering a good level of privacy surrounded by it's own large and extremely pretty mature grounds with apple, pear and cherry trees on the edge of the extremely lovely Devon village of Dunsford, on the eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park and up the road from the River Teign.

This listing is for the entire property so you will have full exclusive use of all the space and amenities.

The house is ideal for a family or small group of adults holidaying together and is set up for six people.

There are plenty of things for the kids to do plus lots of lovely space for the adults to relax and enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine with the rare treat of complete privacy.

Ground floor-

Entrance hall/study with desk space and ample hanging space for coats and hats.

Box single bedroom with built in 6 ft single bed.

Sitting room with lovely views of the garden, pair of sofas, beautiful granite lined inglenook fireplace with remote controlled gas stove, TV/DVD and X box plus a collection of games and DVDs. Stairs to first floor.

Hall/playroom with lovely flagstone floor and french windows flowing to the garden, steps to kitchen and door to bathroom. An array of toys and books to keep the little ones happy.

Bathroom with bath and separate large shower enclosure and basin unit plus WC.

Fully equipped kitchen with flagstone floor and country style painted kitchen units with hardwood worktops, beautiful antique Chinese painting table offering comfortable dining for six, Rayburn (switched off in the Summer), built in oven, hob and extractor, fridge freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, blender, kettle, toaster etc. Stable door out to covered veranda and the lovely mature private garden. Highchair.

Gas BBQ.

First floor-

Bedroom with king size bed and built in wardrobe and armchair, with lovely views of the garden and further afield.

Second bedroom with double bed, built in wardrobe and armchair, with lovely views over the lane to the fields beyond.

Third bedroom with single bed and built in wardrobe, with views over the drive to the extensive garden.

There is also a travel cot which will fit in any of the upstairs bedrooms.

Set in the Teign Valley, this is an amazing spot for a number of outdoor activities. There are walks from the doorstep, bike trails, fishing, canoeing, rock climbing, horse riding and golf. Haldon Forest, 20 minutes away, is a great woodland park for off road cycling, and cycle and Segway hire is also available. There are many golf courses in the National Park, including the glorious Bovey Castle, Teign Valley and Stover. Horse riding on the moor can be easily arranged to suit all capabilities, this is fantastic area to ride in. Dartmoor is 95,400 hectares of open access land, great for climbing, letter boxing or just to stroll across the wonderful moorland to see the ponies. Dawlish Warren, a 25-minute drive, has sand dunes, swimming, moorings and the usual seaside treats, whilst Exmouth, 40 minutes away, has a long sandy beach with many amenities and is popular with kitesurfers and for rock pooling too. There are several National Trust properties within a short distance from the house too.

A short walk away are the village shop and post office and the local pub The Royal Oak. Also within easy reach are the beautiful tea rooms at the Walled Garden and the brand new play park and the thriving village hall.

Approximately fifteen minutes drive or 30 minute bus journey away is the cathedral city of Exeter which offers cinemas, shops, cafes, restaurants and theatres. Half and hour drive takes you on the wilds of the high moor of Dartmoor or to the beaches of Teignmouth or Dawlish Warren.

The house is an ideal base to explore the attractions of the wider area such as the lovely coastal towns and villages of the South Hams or the stunning surfing beaches of North Devon and Cornwall, or stick closer by and take one of many walks from the house which loop back to the village with stunning views of the Teign Valley. Or visit the nearby charming villages of Christow, Bridford, Trusham, Lower Ashton or Doddiscombsleigh which offer superb village pubs.

A few miles from the house you will find Canonteign Falls, the highest waterfall in England with lakes, childrens' play areas, assault courses and a cafe.

Nearby also are an abundance of wild swimming spots and river fed or heated outdoor pools such as in Bovey Tracey, Chagford, Chudleigh, Moretonhampstead and Topsham. All within thirty minutes drive.

To be honest, there is too much to mention to see and do in the immediate or wider area!

There are lots of kids toys and activities which hopefully keeping younger holidaymakers happy and occupied, so their parents get to enjoy themselves too! If you have any specific requirements

or requests please just get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Guest access

Complete private use of the house and grounds.

Interaction with guests

It is really important to me that you enjoy yourselves as much as possible so will leave you to it but will be available to assist as much as is possible.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Exeter in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Thatched House, Dartmoor - A Beautiful Cottage in Stunning Gardens
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews

The location was good and the owner was very nice but we were disappointed overall.

  • 3 of 5

The property details stated it accommodated 6 people, however one of the sleeping areas could not be described as a bedroom. It really was a box room with a space to sleep and little else, compared to the other bedrooms it was very poor. We think the house would be better described as sleeping 5 people. There was one toilet in the bathroom and this is not enough when accommodating the stated number of people. Our suggestion would be to make the box room into another toilet facility.

Overall the accommodation was clean and comfortable, but bijou for the number of people. There was also a lack of mirrrors, one in each of the bedrooms would have been much appreciated!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty cottage with a lovely garden set in beautiful Devon countryside

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful scenery and walking right outside the door.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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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