Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Dartmoor luxury lodge set in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Hatchwell Lodge is part of Hatchwell Hall, a grade 2 listed Dartmoor Farmhouse

Hatchwell lodge is a beautifully furnished hideaway on Dartmoor. The warm interior with its wood burning stove and endless beautiful touches provide a romantic setting to close the curtains and relax with films, books and a hot bath. However if you venture outside there is a garden that is south facing, where you can see the far reaching views of the moor. The welcome folder details walks over the moor, though I would head straight to the Rugglestone Inn! Widecombe in the moor is less than 2 miles and has a National trust property, Inns and shops. The main attraction however is the whole of the Dartmoor National Park with its unspoilt landscape, wild ponies and strangely highland cattle. Even driving to Hatchwell is an experience, if you are like me you will stop on route just to take in the views...truly breathtaking in all seasons.


Owner
Isabelle Cramer Coghill
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect, thank you x
Nov 2016
  • 1 of 6

Amenities

Widecombe in the Moor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Double bed with Antique wooden frame, finished with luxury cotton waffle linen and warm throws.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hatchwell lodge is perfectly located to explore the wide open spaces and enjoy Devon most incredible vistas. There are super pubs and places to visit and the lodge is full of suggestions. However this is a special little hide away and with its lovely wam interior, full of interesting touches it will be very hard to drag yourselves away.

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Dartmoor luxury lodge set in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Fantastic accommodation and location!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't get hold of the owner prior to arriving and got quite lost as the postcode wasn't accurate...when we eventually arrived we spoke with other people just arriving and they had been given detailed instructions of location and where to access keys etc. They had been given this information via their booking site (which was different to this) we were then given the house keepers details to contact and she was extremely helpful and very pleasant on the telephone. After the rocky arrival we had an absolutely amazing stay, comfortable accommodation with all the amenities you could need, fantastic views and a great location for visiting different points on the moor. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a romantic or family break away. We took our dog and she absolutely loved it too. Please just make sure relevant and important information is passed along prior to arrival as we arrived at 9pm in the pitch black in awful weather with no phone service and unable to contact anyone. Happy holidays :-) Rachael and Matt

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Lovely relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we had hoped for from the pictures and description on the Web. Fantastically relaxing and well fitted and beautifully decorated cottage. Rose and Isabelle so friendly and welcoming. Very comfy and the view spectacular. Very good for birds! More spacious than pictures suggest and were able to have lovely Sunday lunch and laze with our family who live locally. But we were lucky as no one in Hall next door. Also note that no direct track up onto Moor without walking along road below cottage or taking car. We enjoyed having the working farm and sheep (especially the day they were shearing) immediately next door. Enclosed courtyard at back lovely area for a sunny breakfast.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Lovely lodge in beautiful Dartmoor National Park - A real escape!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay at Hatchwell Lodge and would love to return.

Isabelle (the owner) was lovely - really friendly and helpful, leaving us completely to ourselves but happy to give advice, local knowledge and to have a friendly chat if we wanted. She very kindly dropped a bird book at our door after we mentioned that we had seem some interesting birds and let us store our bikes in one of her outbuildings. (These were amongst other kindnesses that were over and above what we expected).

The lodge itself is beautiful and, I have to say, even nicer than it looks in the pictures on the website. The bathroom, for instance, is a lovely, bright, traditional room, beautifully decorated and with a very deep bath in which you can really stretch out.

There's loads of space in every room and plenty of room to store luggage etc. The lodge is really sunny with a fantastic atmosphere.

The view is terrific: the lodge looks onto a sizeable garden that in turn overlooks a valley. The garden is full of birdsong and busy with life with buzzards and even ravens flying over, nuthatches in the big tree in the garden and assorted songbirds nesting while we were there in late March.

Widecombe in the moor is only a short drive or a pleasant but challenging cycle away - beware the hills!

We had a lovely week here exploring the Torrs, local villages, cycling the trails from Princetown and nature-watching. Widecombe is a nice village with some good shops. The cafe on the green does terrific breakfasts and the Rugglestone pub is rightly renowned for its food and atmosphere. But we were mostly out and about on the moor.

A delightful week in a lovely place - we'd definitely return to Hatchwell Lodge and can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Fantastic cottage in a beautiful part of Dartmoor

  • 5 of 5

Had an absolutely fantastic time on our mininoon at this cottage, which is situated in a beautiful location on Dartmoor. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need, plus there was a lovely cream tea waiting for us on arrival! The cottage is well located very close to the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor and a short drive from Bovey Tracy and Mortenhampstead. The Gateway Tea Room in Mortenhampstead is a well worth the drive. The owners gave us some good tips on where to eat and good pubs nearby. The cottage is very peaceful itself and has been finished to a very high standard with a excellent wood burning stove that keeps the place very cosy. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Widecombe old inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Bovey Castle
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Newton Abbot
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
cafe on the Green, Rugglestone Inn , Widecombe
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
South Devon
Car: necessary

Hatchwell Lodge 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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $192.33

ARRIVAL DAYS ARE FRIDAYS AND MONDAYS ONLY

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties