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Holiday cottage in the National Park with stunning views.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Widecombe, South Devon, England - Peaceful Location, Beautiful Village, Direct Access to Moorland Walks

The accommodation consists of 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom and a small bunk room suitable for young children. 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.

Peter Graves
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

There are several testimonials taken direct from the guest book which you can view on our website.
May 2014
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Widecombe in the Moor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Modern bathroom with bath and shower. Views over the countryside. Separate wc upstairs and one wc with hand basin downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, chest of drawers and 2 large bedside cabinets. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, a chest of drawers and 2 large bedside cabinets. Bedroom 3 is downstairs and is a small bunk room suitable for young children. All rooms have great views.
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Telephone is incoming calls only but wifi is unlimited. Outside: Pretty cottage garden with patio overlooking the National Park countryside. There is a stone seat in the garden as well as seating for 6 and a garden table. There is a small barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine, fridge freezer, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen included. Property cleaned once a week or once a fortnight for longer stays. Other: Sun room with views over the cottage garden equipped with dining table, 4 chairs and sofa. Small reference library.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Holiday cottage in the National Park with stunning views.
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 13 reviews

Very nice property in a beautiful location with lovely views of the moors.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful stay with plenty of walking opportunities in the surrounding area. The house was clean, well maintained and functional. Very pleasant stay indeed.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great views

  • 4 of 5

Great views

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Lovely cottage, perfect secluded setting.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful, in peaceful surroundings. Well placed for views of the countryside and walks. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Lovely veiws from the garden and rear of the cottage

  • 3 of 5

The approach to the cottage is a bit off putting, although that is not something the owner can do anything about. We arrived at 10.00 pm and thought we had stumbled upon a scrap yard. Having said that once you are in the cottage the views improve 100%.The garden is wonderful and our dogs enjoyed it.

The only reason I would not return to the cottage is the mouldy/damp smell in the kitchen downstairs/upstairs loo's and washing machine/fridge room this smell was not at all nice.

I have emailed the owner to state this and I hope that this will be resolved.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nice setting, a great centre to explore Dartmoor

  • 3 of 5

Very peaceful setting, and moorland ponies came down every evening and grazed just outside the property.

Lovely garden and it was a great pity that the weather didn't allow us to make better use of it.

There were a couple of small issues with the cottage which we brought to the attention of the owner and he has taken action to remedy them. That's only reason we didn't give this cottage a higher star rating; so future visitors should enjoy an excellent stay - and all the comments in the guest book support that view.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful location, clean and well equipped cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the stay at this lovely cottage. There are walks form the door into the National Park and the views from the sitting room are amazing. The bedrooms all have duvets and are cosy with views over the valley and garden. The cottage has everything you would expect including free wifi and digital TV. The garden is equipped with garden furniture and amazing views. Only downside was we had only one week there.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary


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.


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.


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. It also serves as an ‘out-reach’ Post Office. 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred changeover day but out of season other days are possible.
We have a minimum booking fee of £300.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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