5 STAR HOLIDAY COTTAGES ON A FARM ON DARTMOOR, DEVON; DOGS & FAMILIES WELCOME

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5 STAR HOLIDAY COTTAGES ON A FARM ON DARTMOOR, DEVON; DOGS & FAMILIES WELCOME

Widecombe in the Moor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Total escapism amongst the iconic tors of the Dartmoor National Park, Devon

At Holwell Farm Cottages you can find large, luxury, 5 star farmhouse, self-catering, holiday cottages, (sleeping 6 to 8 people), located in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park, South Devon.

Holwell is Dartmoor's most prestigious collection of quality Holiday Cottages in an utterly stunning location between the famous land marks of Haytor and Widecombe in the Moor.

Set in over 500 acres of designated 'Environmentally Sensitive Area' farm and open moorland, Holwell enjoys panoramic views that take in the Becka Valley, Hound Tor, Holwell Lawn and Bonehill. Holwell really is the ultimate Dartmoor Experience at any time of the year.

At Holwell you can choose to do as much or as little as you like ...

Walking the moors; Cycling the byways; Riding high in the saddle; Fly Fishing for Sea Trout; Climbing the Tors; Hawking & Falconry or - Enjoy the silence ... the clean air ... the star gazing ... and being in another world!

Children of all ages and dogs welcome.

Holwell Farm breeds Pedigree and Heritage Dartmoor Ponies; you are welcome to view the herds if you are looking to buy a child's pony or for driving/showing.

Hawking & Falconry: Holwell is the perfect location to fly a wide selection of magnificent birds of prey. You can fly 1-1 with Eagles, Hawks, Falcons and Owls in this amazing natural hunting territory.

A Rich Wildlife at Holwell: Holwell is a unique habitat for a wide selection of rare flora and fauna including; Lapwings, Curlews, Snipe and Woodcock.

A herd of Wild Red Deer can regularly be spotted for keen stalkers.

Fox and badger are prolific hunters on the farm.

Marsh Fritilary Butterflys and Elephant Hawk Moths are abundant in the mire.

A host of unusual mosses, ferns and orchids are also in evidence throughout the year.

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Details for Saddle Tor 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 4 Bathrooms

Saddle Tor has been converted from the original Threshing Barn and has a feature ground floor bedroom built in what was the old 'Round House'. This is the largest cottages at Holwell and boasts four large bedrooms each with kingsize beds and an ensuite shower/bathroom per bedroom. The cottage is in the upper part of the yard configuration and has parking directly outside the cottage and a garden area inside a granite wall with breathtaking views over to the famous landmark of Hay Tor. Inside, Saddle Tor has a huge open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with a central vaulted ceiling across which spans a galleried landing connecting the two upper floor bedrooms. The extensive living/dining area has a feature open fireplace. Together with Chinkwell next door, these two cottages are ideal for larger gatherings as they have their own drives and are separate from the other cottages. Between them they can accommodate up to 14.
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Mrs Phillipa Hughes

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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5 Star Holiday Cottages on a farm on Dartmoor, Devon; dogs & families welcome
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
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5 Star Holiday Cottages on a farm on Dartmoor, Devon; dogs & families welcome
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Widecombe in the Moor Teignbridge
5

Amazing time at Holwell Farm !

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
We had an amazing time and felt like being in paradise :)
Thank you!
Owner's Response: thank you ... glad you enjoyed yourselves
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5 Star Holiday Cottages on a farm on Dartmoor, Devon; dogs & families welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403817
+44 7590009751
Widecombe in the Moor Teignbridge
5

Holwell Heaven!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Our family fortnight in heaven was at Holwell this year! Our family loves to explore wild and magical countryside from a warm and comfortable base, and Holwell Barton certainly provided that for us. We transplanted the whole family, including 2 dogs, 2 horses, 2 ponies and 2 children, from Hampshire to Dartmoor with incredibly little trouble, and as soon as we arrived the children asked to return next year - they hadn't even taken the time to look around properly! The house was welcoming and beautifully presented, views to die for in every direction, and the welcome pack made sure that the holiday could commence immediately. The very large kitchen and living space was perfect for entertaining all the family and friends we invited to share our heavenly holiday, and we even managed to produce Sunday lunch for 15 people. The children were all enchanted with the piglets racing around the farmyard, totally free range, as well as the chickens, dogs and beautiful red Devon cattle. The local town of Bovey Tracey offered all day to day needs within 15 minutes' drive, and there was also a fantastic little farm shop about 10 minutes away. This mean't that, although Holwell feels deliciously remote, nothing is really too far away, making the holiday that much more enjoyable for the caterer. Two very good pubs within 10 minutes in Widecombe came to the rescue on various occassions when I went on strike! Riding across the moor in any direction was a complete treat, and even my son asked to ride every day. All in all, we couldn't recommend this wonderful Dartmoor farm more highly, and will definitely return as soon as we possibly can.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5 Star Holiday Cottages on a farm on Dartmoor, Devon; dogs & families welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403817
+44 7590009751
Widecombe in the Moor Teignbridge
Padstow
5

Take your horse on holiday to Holwell!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
“We have just returned from the most amazing riding holiday at Holwell. I was surfing the net looking for places to stay with horses on Dartmoor and as soon as I came across Holwell, I knew I just had to go!



Although we were really looking forward to our holiday and it all sounded so perfect, I was worried that it may not live up to our expectations. I needn’t have worried. Not only is Holwell a rider’s paradise but from the moment we arrived, we felt so welcome and Philippa and Sebastian were so accommodating to our needs, helping out in any way they could to make us as happy as possible. I had a slow puncture and they sorted everything out for me, contacting the local garage and sorting it all out.



On arrival, our horses were put in a lovely field, right by the super smart stable yard with everything you could want. We didn’t need the stables as it was summer and ours are living out but if you did want a stable, they are first class.



Just when we thought things couldn’t get better, our accommodation in Hay Tor was even better than it looks in the pictures on the web site and had everything you could possibly want; really comfortable beds, comfy sofas, well equipped kitchen and power showers, but the best bit was, as we are completely horse mad, the Stable Door (!) out on to the terrace, where we enjoyed breakfast and early evening drinks soaking up the incredible views and planning our ride for the next day.



If you are looking for a truly perfect riding holiday, then Holwell is the place to go. The riding is unsurpassed and not hard to find your way around as the Tors help you keep your bearings. We took a photocopy of the OS map which I had marked in advance (Philippa was very kind and helped us plan our routes) and we didn’t get lost once (mainly down to Lilli’s great map reading skills – I was in a trance most of the time, not believing we were actually doing this!).



The best thing about the riding from Holwell is that there is such diversity, one minute you are on the Moor, then you are in magical woods, or along picturesque bridleways that seem to go on forever. We took picnics on every ride and would have ridden all day, every day but we only took one horse each! We rode at all different times of the day and wherever we went it was quiet, even on the very small stretches of Devon country lanes. It was so peaceful. It was perfect”.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly
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5 Star Holiday Cottages on a farm on Dartmoor, Devon; dogs & families welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403817
+44 7590009751
Widecombe in the Moor Teignbridge
Surrey
5

Second visit but not my last

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
Excellent accommodation, delightful scenery, photographers paradise. Fantastic walks, animals to die for, and it you want to "get away from it all", this is the place for you!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
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5 Star Holiday Cottages on a farm on Dartmoor, Devon; dogs & families welcome
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p403817
+44 7590009751
Widecombe in the Moor Teignbridge
The Netherlands
5

Perfect stay in Dartmoor

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
We stayed in the Hounds Tor Cottage for 1 week, a beautiful renovated old building which was originally a stable for the horses. The interior is of high quality and lots of beautiful original details. Even on rainy days it's a pleasure to stay. The farm is situated in the middle of Dartmoor national park. You can walk to the Tors and enjoy the beautiful nature , especially in spring when wild flowers coloured the hills purple. The farm is huge, a lot of ground and space for the animals. It is a pleasure to see pigs enjoying there mud bath. In the end the pigs will go the butchery, but the welfare for these animals during their live is really amazing and an example for other pigfarms. The meat you get from the butchery is very tasty. It is a very quit place, no sound, no traffic at all. We loved it even our 3 teenage children, they didn't even care that there was no mobile phone connection possible.

M.Bierens
The Netherlands
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Newton Abbot
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
M5; Exter
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Mothercombe, Yealm Estuary
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Rugglestone Inn
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bovey Tracey
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Rock Inn, Haytor
Car: recommended

Holwell Farm is located in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park; one of England's last true wildernesses. Surrounded by towering granite 'tors' and pre-historic boundary walls, the farm is literally littered with signs of ancient life; stone circles, medieval settlements and ancient green lanes that even pre-date the cart ! Explore the wonderful scenery on foot or on horseback.

The nearest village is the famous Widecombe in the Moor where the well-known Fair is held every September; immortalized by Uncle Tom Cobbley and his old grey mare.

Dartmoor offers a superbly diverse landscape from the torrenting River Dart which carves its way from the high moor to Dartmouth, lush wooded valleys and open moorland where all the livestock; ponies, cattle and sheep roam free.

The sandy beaches of South Devon are within half an hour's drive and nearby attractions include The Steam Railway & Otter Farm, Pennywell Farm, Miniature Pony Centre, Plymouth Aquarium and Living Coasts, Torquay.

Other Activities: Hawking & Falconry, climbing, paragliding, wild pony handling.

Golf: There are over 30 Golf Courses within a 25 mile radius of Holwell Farm including;

Stover,

Hele Park,

Woodbury Park,

Daignton Park,

Dartmouth Golf & Country Club,

Exeter Golf & Country Club,

Bovey Castle.

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Availability & Rates

Widecombe in the Moor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter
Mar 28 2014 - Apr 17 2014
£1,199
7 nights
 
 
low to medium
Apr 18 2014 - May 22 2014
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£799
3 nights
 
 
Whit
May 23 2014 - May 29 2014
£1,499
7 nights
 
 
Medium
May 30 2014 - Jun 26 2014
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£899
3 nights
 
 
med to high
Jun 27 2014 - Jul 17 2014
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£999
3 nights
 
 
high
Jul 18 2014 - Aug 28 2014
£1,799
7 nights
 
 
med to high
Aug 29 2014 - Oct 23 2014
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£999
3 nights
 
 
half term
Oct 24 2014 - Oct 30 2014
£1,499
7 nights
 
 
low
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 18 2014
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£699
3 nights
 
 
Xmas/NYear
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
£1,799
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Guests pay the full amount on booking for all short breaks of 3 nights min. by either credit or debit card (not AMEX)
Deposits of £250 are payable at the time of booking for all weekly plus lets that are made 12 weeks prior to arrival
Balances are due within 12 weeks of arrival by debit or credit card (not AMEX)
Notes For every booking of a week plus we require a £250 credit card deposit to confirm a reservation.
Deposits are non-refundable in the event of a cancellation, but can be applied to a future booking.
The balance is then due 12 weeks prior to arriva
For every short break booking we require the full amount at the time of booking.
Rates quoted are fully inclusive of power.
Stays of one week or more rec
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Amenities

Widecombe in the Moor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Firewood
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Tiled Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Power showers and plenty of hot water. Spacious bathrooms and shower rooms so you won't be burning your bottom on the towel rail and Bette baths which won't squeeze your cheeks !
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • All bedrooms are large enough to have an additional child's z-bed (£15 per week) or cot. The main bedroom downstairs in the round house can be a twin or double bed. One bedroom downstairs and one upstairs has an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower and the other two bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms Beds are really comfy with Egyptian cotton sheets and duvets. They are solid Welsh Oak and mattresses and pillows are of a quality to ensure you have a wonderfully comfortable sleep. Faux fur throws on all beds are an indulgent luxury; especially for Dartmoor Winters curled up with a good book ! Gaze at the stars through the skylights.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • pond
  • churches
  • forests
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • golf privileges optional
  • fly fishing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • spelunking
  • hunting small game
  • mountaineering
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Our kitchens all feature superb range cookers from Sandiford (Aga); very simple to cook from . Interiors feature exposed granite walls, sand blasted honey-coloured exposed beams and slate floors with rugs. Furniture is comfortable and built for relaxing in/on. Decor is muted and neutral to ensure the natural features of the buildings are enhanced.
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