The accommodation consists of 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom and a small bunk room suitable for a young child. There is a fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom, sun-room and living room. Off road parking for 2 cars, and 20 metres away further parking. The cottage garden has stunning views across the Widecombe valley; there are amazing walks from the doorstep, most of which take in a local pub. butterflies can be seen in the garden.
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- Minimum Stay5 nights
Cottage in Widecombe, South Devon, England - Peaceful Location, Beautiful Village, Direct Access to Moorland Walks
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peace and tranquility
We have had an excellent time at Windtor cottage; I have never been to a more peaceful place in my life. We watched birds from our garden sundeck - we enjoyed topping up the bird feeders regularly.
Since we don't drive, we had Tesco deliver our food and booked some taxi rides with the excellent Station Taxis.
We particularly enjoyed the walk up from the cottage to Hameldown and Grimspound.
I would thoroughly recommend this cottage, it's spacious and well equipped, sadly without real fire, but with outstanding features like a window- nook and a wonderful garden with fantastic views.
Will definitely be back one time!
Many thanks for your review and I'm so glad you enjoyed a peaceful break at Windtor.
Amazing location with wonderful panoramic views
Comfortable and full of character with a beautiful garden much enjoyed by my children. Communication with cottage owner good, he was very helpful. Lovely pub in Widdecombe ‘The Old Inn’.
The cottage is well situated and we really enjoyed the walks. The cottage could do with a good clean. On the serface it looked clean but we found used bottles of drink under the beds amongst a year of dust same as behind chairs and we couldn't use the bed settee for same reason it could be because it's the end of season. It was well equipped and warm enough. Bed linen very clean beds abit hard but to be fair I do like a soft mattress. My dogs loves the garden but please be careful to check them each time as both came in with ticks and blood suckers on them so needed a couple of trips to vet but we did expect this as pre warned by our vet. All in all a good holiday.
Many thanks for taking the time to review Windtor. I'm glad you found the cottage clean and apologise for the sofa bed. It is not really intended for guest use and I normally have it checked for any guests who do ask for extra sleeping space because there is no bedding available in that room. I'm pleased you found the garden great for dogs!
Good location and quiet. House really needs updating though as it is in a timewarp but it did suit our needs.
Thanks for the response, David and I'm glad the cottage suited your needs. We are in the process of updating the interior of the cottage and have secured nearly £10,000 this year to complete the internal and external redecoration, to replace all curtains and upgrade some soft furnishings. Structurally the cottage is sound but we would dearly love to reconfigure the inside to suit holiday guests better. In the meantime, the misted windows in the sunroom have been replaced and we have plans to enlarge the kitchen.
Lovely cottage, perfect secluded setting.
The cottage was beautiful, in peaceful surroundings. Well placed for views of the countryside and walks. Highly recommended.
Coast/Beach: The cottage is about 45 minutes from the South Devon beaches but some brave guests have been known to swim in the local Dart river. Travel: Windtor Cottage is best accessed from the A38 through Bovey Tracey and then Haytor, following the signs to Widecombe. You pass through the village and continue south till you come to Lady Meadow Terrace on the right hand side. Climb the hill past the row of houses until you see Windtor which is the second from the top of the road. The postal address of the cottage is Windtor Cottage, Dunstone, Widecombe. Distances: Bovey Tracey 15 minutes, Ashburton 15 minutes, Exeter 35 minutes, Plymouth 45 minutes. Further Details: The Shop on the Green in Widecombe carries some essentials. There are two pubs, the Old Inn in the village and the Rugglestone on the road out of the village towards Venton. Both serve excellent food and beverages. The National Trust shop and Church House are worth a visit as is the magnificent 14th Century St Pancras Church. Both Tesco and Waitrose deliver to the cottage and many of the local smallholders sell vegetables in season. There is some 02 reception near the cottage but none of the other providers are available in the valley. The River Dart Country Park with Zip Wires and an assault course is a few minutes’ drive from the cottage as is Dartmeet and South Devon Railway. The Two Moors Way runs across the top of Wind Tor and this takes you right through to Exmoor. We are also fortunate to be a few miles from the beginning of the Templer Way. We are about 45 minutes from the sea.
Rates & Availability
Changeover Day: Saturday is the preferred changeover day but out of season other days are possible. We have a minimum booking fee of £300.