|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This old Devon farmhouse, with its thick walls and huge fireplaces, has been updated to provide luxurious family accommodation including range cooker and sumptuous four poster beds, but without losing any of its quirky features and country house charm. It is set back from the lane and surrounded by its own land and gardens. On the ground floor there is a large family kitchen with four oven aga, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, also separate toilet and washing machine. The family room leads off of the kitchen, with comfy chairs, spacious eating area, wood burning stove and entertainment centre with flat screen TV, DVD and CD players.
There is also a large living room ideal for relaxation with sofas gathered around the fireplace,another TV and music centre.One twin bedroom is on this level, ideal for younger or elderly people who prefer not to climb stairs. This bedroom has unique ensuite with full bath.
The character stone staircase leads on one side to a gorgeous double bedroom with four poster bed and fireplace. On the other side and through a quirky doorway is a twin room with TV that kids will adore. The family bathroom with bath is next along the passage, and then another double bedroom with en suite bathroom. At the end of the passage is a big double bedroom with huge four poster. All bedrooms have views out over the moor and are beautifully appointed with luxurious drapes and fresh white bedlinen.
The moorland vista from the garden is stunning, with different areas outside offering places to eat, drink and relax with pretty cottage planting and shrubs bordering the paths that lead to lawns for children's' games and sun loungers.
There is safe private parking with the invitation to leave the car and take a stroll along the quiet lanes,where traffic consists of moorland sheep and ponies, returning for a sundowner in the peaceful garden in the glow of a gorgeous Dartmoor sunset.
Shorter breaks of 3 and 4 nights are available, please contact us for details.
A little bit of Heaven , we had glorious weather , the setting was perfect , the house perfect . We have stayed at a number of cottages on the Moor's over 25 years , this property is a true gem , furnished to perfection . We would go back tomorrow .
It was lovely, we had a great week and would certainly consider staying there again.
The dishwasher is far too small for the size of the house. One of the beds upstairs was on a slope and caused a lot of problems for our Uncle and Aunt who kept sliding across the bed every night! The dryer is not very good either and very bunged up with lint. We couldn't find the toilet rolls kept on the outside storage room and nearly had an emergency situation!
The view was beautiful though and we all had a lovely time!
We had a great time at the cottage. It suited everyone from the toddlers who enjoyed the garden and could be safely installed in the lounge furthest away from the kitchen to the grandparents who could sleep downstairs without having to negotiate the stone steps. We enjoyed the garden with the noisy sheep on shearing day and the playful foals. A truly wonderful place.
We found the property clean, well maintained and well equipped. It's a cosy home with lots of individual details, furbished and decorated very nice and with personal involvement. Thanks a lot for the welcoming cream tea! Unfortunately we were the first to stay after a new heating was installed and so we became kind of guinea pigs to test the effectivity of the new online control system. That means some days of shiver until we get acces to the heating control on location and were able to manage it ourselves. Stunning views from the kitchen door and from the garden but It should be mentioned in the description that the property is situated next to or almost on a working farm. The landscape of course is amazing and mystical, the villages and small towns around provide you with fancy dining and shopping facilities. And the weather again was far better than expected. We will come back to the Dartmoor, as we did for decades!
Lovely, stylish and really comfortable. It's like a magical tardis with very spacious reception rooms to relax in, both with log burner and TV. It's a very special place to stay and oozes character in every part of the house. Wonderful location with outstanding views and fantastic walking nearby and don't miss lunch at nearby Ragstone Inn or The Rock Inn at Haytor. We had a very cosy stay in November and can't wait to return in the summer months. Thanks to Isabelle for the scrumptious cream tea welcome beautifully laid out on the kitchen table and for the doggy treats!
We had a fabulous week in Snooty Fox I think we were the first guests to stay and that all new feeling was great in such an old and quirky building. Very warm, homely & comfy with bags of features you won't forget (children loved it) furnished with interesting pieces and lots of thought. We especially liked the granite staircase, but careful after a glass of wine! Master bedroom really comfortable, the ensuite bathroom is amazing...beds comfy, we didn't want to leave. Loved the Aga and so did our dog.
The owner is really welcoming and helpful plus there is an information pack with lots of tourist information. Great walks on Dartmoor Grimspound minutes away (bronze age settlement ) Becky Falls is amazing , so is the Village of Widecombe idyllic and unspoilt, despite the local attractions the house is hard to leave with its amazing views and we were quite happy to stay put when the sun came out. Liked the toys, games, croquet, flowers and scones... A lot of thought has gone into this amazing house and we really appreciated those touches.
Two gastro pubs in Widecombe, the Rugglestone which meant I could be even more lazy as food was good! Chagford and Moretonhamstead nearby for shopping. We ran out of time and are already considering a Dartmoor return!
Careful on the an older farm driveway ...don't bring the low profile Merc!
Hatchwell House is set in a beautiful rural location near Widecombe-in-the-Moor, probably the most famous village in the National Park.
The park itself covers 368 sq miles of wild rugged landscape, characterized by towering granite tors, paths and tracks winding through the heather and the stunning River Dart that gave the moor its name. It is therefore a favourite place of walkers, cyclists and riders,with access to The Two Moors Way and the Templar Way, as well as many other marked routes to suit all users.
The tors provide 'letter boxing' and geocaching, or simply just a wonderful vantage point to enjoy views all the way to the sea.
For the adventurous there is rock climbing, kayaking and canoeing, also angling. Plenty of information is available about how to access all activities, the main Visitor Centres being Princetown, Postbridge and Haytor.
The area is steeped in history, folklore and legend abound, revolving around the tin-mines, the remnants of bronze-age villages, the famous granite long houses and the infamous Dartmoor Prison. Small wonder the Moor has inspired so many of our best known authors and produced such great works of literature.
Wildlife and animal lovers can enjoy the sight of sheep, cattle and Dartmoor ponies roaming free, and take advantage of the work of the many artists and photographers who exhibit in the local area.
There are many great places to eat and drink, from cosy, welcoming pubs with pretty gardens to tea rooms and village cafés. Widecombe itself is well served by two excellent pubs, charming cafés and a local shop, as well as the 16th century church whose imposing architecture can be seen from miles around and has given it the title 'cathedral of the moor'. On the second Tuesday of September every year the village opens its arms to visitors from all over the world who come to experience the famous Widecombe Fair, where rural crafts, livestock, local food, drink and music are all on display as well as Uncle Tom Cobley and his legendary grey mare.
The unique atmosphere of the Moor with its ever-changing moods cannot fail to enchant, but should the visitor wish a different experience, the rest of glorious Devon is on offer, the only county in Britain with two contrasting coasts, the south tranquil and calm, the north wild and untamed, home of excellent surfing.
Devon has everything to offer, from peaceful thatched cottage villages to vibrant towns with night-life and fine dining, Dartmoor standing out as the ancient shining jewel in its crown.
|Refundable damage deposit||$187|
Please note that 3 and 4 night stays are available and are charged at 75% of the weekly rate. Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays during peak times - please contact us to enquire about short breaks and prices, many thanks