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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
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-suite, all with TV's.

Underbow, once a coach house, has been lovingly restored but is still quirky and full of character. Located down an extremely quiet private lane it has ample private parking for two cars. The house has its own first floor, fenced garden that is not over looked and is south facing with views across to Dartmoor. Moretonhampstead is on the doorstep so you can walk 100 metres to its centre for shops, tourist information, cafés and restaurants. If the sun is out the open air swimming pool is right there. The house has everything you could need, a solid wood kitchen with large range 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 and 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!

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

This quiet property benefits from its own private parking for two cars right outside the front door. It also boasts a south facing first floor garden. Both of these are quite rare in Moreton. The parking saves you the hassle and fee of using the pay and display car parks in peak which can get quiet full.

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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Moretonhampstead Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Twin En-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Top floor en suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Downstairs toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Master En-suite
  • All bedrooms are en suite with bathrooms finished to a very high standard in 2015. Walk in shower surrounded in limestone tiles and slate work tops and solid wooden flooring.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There are two bedrooms on the first floor, the Master with king size bed, dressing table, hanging and chest of Drawers and a large twin with built in storage and chest of drawers. On the top floor in another large king also with plenty of storage and separate dressing area. 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
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • 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 4.875 based on 30 reviews

Lovely, well equipped cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Underbow Cottage is a lovely well laid out Cottage. We found it really well equipped and laid out down to every detail. The log burner in the living room was a lovely treat! The location was great for exploring areas such as Dartmoor and Torquay and the town of Moretonhampsted is a stones throw away with cafes, pubs, butcher and deli, co-op etc. I would definitely recommend this Cottage!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review. I'm glad Underbow looked after you.
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Lovely property that is tastefully furnished and decorated.

  • 5 of 5

The home-from-home feeling within the cottage, with the lovely little touches, made the base very comfortable. From there we enjoyed some terrific walks and locations, returning to the warm ambience of the cottage. This is a place that you could happily return to at any time of year. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped tastefully refurbished cottage in a convenient location for Devon's attractions

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has been recently modernised to a high standard. The decoration is tasteful throughout with good quality furnishings and accessories. The kitchen is well equipped if you choose to cook and the welcome 'pack' included tea, coffee, sugar, milk, condiments etc. The lemon drizzle cake was a nice suprize! A minor detail- the distressed kitchen table has not been sealed so the paint tends to come off onto anything on the surface. The bedrooms are a good size, beds are comfortable and bed linen and towels are quality and plentiful. Showers are modern and have good pressure although the one on the top floor loses all pressure if othe taps or showers are in use. Not a major problem but a bit of a surprise if you are part way through washing your hair. The top bedroom is in the eaves up 2 flights of stairs- this is fine for most but not suitable for elderly or less able. The sitting room is a lovely space to relax.

In the upper rooms the views are superb- looking out to Dartmoor. A small garden is equipped with tables and chairs if the sun is shining.

The location is excellent to explore Devon and Dartmoor in particular. Moretonhampstead has a good choice of restaurants if you want to eat locally. The White Horse ( the Horse) and Bertos are particularly good.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's a shame about the table as it had just been done and put in. Shall get that sorted. Many thanks for letting me know.
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New Year at Underbow Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A warm and inviting house, very well equipped, comfortably furnished and in an excellent setting

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our stay at Underbow Cottage was just perfect in every ideal Christmas retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Underbow Cottage is beautiful, if anything the photographs do not do it justice. Every room is presented and equipped to the highest standard. The 3 bedrooms each have their own stunning ensuites, which made the stay so comfortable and convenient. There is plenty of space to accommodate 2 couples easily.

The village is lovely and situated In an ideal location, great for exploring Dartmoor and Devon. There are plenty of good places to eat and drink nearby., while the cottage is so well equipped for cosy nights in cooking and relaxing.

I would wholeheartedly recommend the cottage to anyone. It makes a wonderful base, perfect all year round. Truly a gem.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa-thank you and very pleased Christmas at Underbow was a success for the four of you. I have said before I must get it properly photographed since it has been finished! It has gone on my NY's resolution list
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A very comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

Situated great, clean and quality we had a really good holiday good walks for Henri the dog, loved Moretonhampstead really friendly people .for us as oldy oldies to let Henri into the garden we had to go upstairs I am sure this is no problem for others

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $193.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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