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DARTMOOR HOLIDAY COTTAGES

Here at Exclusively Dartmoor understand that planning the perfect break for 2014 can be stressful but we are dedicated to making your search for holiday cottage as easy as a walk on a moor. Simply use our Holiday Cottage listing facility to find your ideal holiday cottage in Dartmoor and the owners take care of the rest. With a list of holiday cottage that meet your specific requirements. Make your dream holiday a reality today. Charming listed buildings overlooking the moors, stylish barn conversions, apartments and elegant townhouses, to a quaint luxury cottage are just some of the self catering properties waiting for you to call home. There are cosy boltholes for two nestling into the countryside, right through to larger properties that happily house bigger parties. Whether you dream of staying in a picture postcard holiday cottage or being lord or lady of your own manor house, there are an array of Dartmoor Luxury Holiday cottage properties to suit every budget, location and preference.Why rent a holiday cottage on Dartmoor? As you relax into life on Dartmoor enjoy the walking and visit pretty villages like North Bovey or bustling towns with great markets and local produce (Tavistock, Okehampton and Moretonhampstead are great examples) you’ll begin to understand what a lovely place you’ve rented a Holiday Cottage, on Dartmoor!Dartmoor Holiday Cottage breaks allow you the freedom to eat in, eat out, stay in bed all day and generally come and go as you please. In contrast to this, accommodation in a bed and breakfast or hotel usually involves some sort of restriction on the time of day guests need to vacate their rooms for cleaning and so on.Young children and babies can be more easily accommodated for in a holiday cottage, where the parents do not feel pressure from other families (e.g. in a hotel) who may not have young children. The fact that the family are on holiday in a home together gives a feeling of peacefulness and privacy.You can find a Holiday Cottage across the length and breadth of the Dartmoor National Park, with many Locations, in the wild's and in villages and towns and in a wide range of property type from town houses to barns to thatched cottage to Yurts in forests. The  Holiday Cottage have become more popular in recent years, gaining a higher profile.
Dartmoor Cottages, small or large luxury or economy, thatched cottages on the edge of the moor or in one of the many Dartmoor Villages throughout the National Park, the choice is endless. The fantastic views, the quiet peace and tranquillity of the Dartmoor landscape make Dartmoor a very special place to visit. The Holiday cottages sprinkled around Dartmoor allow you to experience the very special essence which is Dartmoor Life, in a lot of ways un-changed. To drive along the little lanes just to get to your holiday cottage accommodation is an experience in it’s self, and takes some getting used to. But inside your Holiday Cottage accommodation you’ll find all the necessary modern facilities you would expect from any of the Dartmoor Luxury Cottages. Big Flat screen televisions, great kitchen appliances, maybe even an AGA to have a go with. Comfortable bed and fluffy towels a must when you get out of that big deep warm bath. These copeled with a Holiday Cottage in the most stunning part of Devon, wow what a place to stay.


The rolling hills and remote moors of Dartmoor have been a favourite holiday destination for people from all over the world for many many years. There’s Cottage Accommodation to accommodate all tastes and budgets. On The Exclusively Dartmoor website you will only find Accommodation within in the boundary of the Dartmoor National park, no other, so no matter if you are looking for Dartmoor Luxury Holiday cottage, bargain Accommodation or small and cosy hotels look no further you will find your ideal place to stay.There is a huge variety of Dartmoor National Park Accommodation to book direct with the owners and it was never easier to find than by using this site. Search through the toolbars on the left or top scroll down to the most popular categories below and start planning a holiday or short break of a lifetime. If you are looking for a tiny village or remote Hamlet tucked away in the heart of the Moors with an original pub a short stroll down a silent lane there will be Accommodation for you. And if you are looking for one of the lovely Holiday Cottages that are so popular with visitors then check out the section below and start planning your dream holiday. To advertise your holiday accommodation please contact us.

Working every day can take its toll, everyone deserves a rest, the family including the children need to get away, a change of scenery will do the world of good, somewhere relaxing and free. A place that takes you back to basics, with all the modern conveniences  thrown in. A Holiday Cottage is a great place to start recharging the batteries. Remote, wild romantic scenery, no planes over head, no noise. Pubs, the way you remember pubs, local produce to cook in your romantic holiday cottage or family holiday accommodation. Local attractions, walking, cycling, festivals and markets set in the most beautiful country side in England. The most stunning of National parks with a vast choice of Holiday Cottage places to choose from  makes the perfect all-round English Holiday destination. Only a short drive to the seaside and only a short drive back to your traditional or Dartmoor Luxury Holiday Cottage , so after the hustle and bustle of another busy day, relax and unwind, light a fire and sit back, listening to the silence in your Cottage, your home for a week or more.
Want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the city? Dartmoor is an astonishing place. The quiet is almost deafening. The scenery breathtaking, the people welcoming, the holiday cottage superb and hotels great. With Dartmoor Luxury accommodation in abundance, sensational Dartmoor Luxury Cottage sprinkled about the 254 square miles on free space its hard to imagine a place like it. When you reach Dartmoor, look around, breath in; you can't help but relax, unwind and settle into your remote romantic hideaway. Dartmoor Christmas Breaks its the best place to spend Christmas.

Stunning Dartmoor, a walkers paradise and visitors dream, lies in the heart of South Devon. Rural but not far from Devon’s superb heritage coast, Dartmoor makes an ideal target location for people wanting a varied holiday experience providing both countryside and coastal  holidays.

Tourism plays a large part in the economy and the Exclusively Dartmoor website has been created to promote the Dartmoor Luxury Cottage , hotel and Bed and Breakfast businesses as well as the associated industries to such as pony trekking stables, village shops, pubs and restaurants. All other businesses not associated with Accommodation will also be promoted with the hope that local people and visitors to south Devon can find their local suppliers of goods and services easily and efficiently.

We have designed Exclusively Dartmoor with great care, trying to make the navigation pages easy and accommodation simple to find, just scroll down the main categories and then the sub-categories to locate your required section,  there are so many places to stay in Dartmoor. We have included categories on accommodation by location especially to help people who already know Dartmoor, its towns and villages some of the most  beautiful in South Devon and therefore know exactly where they want to stay, whether a property in a remote location, village or town based cottage. From soaking up the stunning and dramatic skyline, to unearthing the breathtaking countryside, there's a perfect romantic holiday cottage waiting for you. And we're here to help you find it. As specialists in providing information on holiday cottage holidays within the most beautiful area of England. If you have any accommodation for let on Dartmoor please contact us for our very competitive rates for advertising
Sections for Pet Friendly Places, Dartmoor Luxury and sleeps up to, are useful in the quick selection of self catering property or Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

Dartmoor exceeds the expectations of the majority of its visitors, with 368 square miles of beautiful landscape in the heart of South Devon, stunning Tors, deep river valleys, bustling unspoilt Devon villages and towns with their thriving markets, stately homes and thatched cottage all providing a rich and varied resource to Dartmoor's visitors. The unique and traditional Devon way of life, the wide ranging and largely uninterrupted diverse landscape the pure heritage holds the key and inspiration to all who visit. Providing release for the stresses of our daily lives as well as top class self catering accommodation, B & B 's, Dartmoor Luxury Cottage and Hotels.

There should be an activity to suit every visitor the stunning centre of Devon, from the quiet pastime of bird watching to the more energetic activity of Tor walking, letterboxing, white water rafting, canoeing, cycling or climbing, just visit our Let's Go section to see the activities available. You will almost certainly find an activity to inspire you, your family and friends and all in a remarkable unspoilt environment and surroundings unsurpassed in Devon or, in fact, Britain. And all this with stunningly beautiful scenery and fantastic views and only a short drive away from the South Devon coast.

If you wish to find some accommodation or business in South Devon you can trust Exclusively Dartmoor the south Devon accommodation expert, choose a category and select a sub-category from the list. You should be able to find a range of potential options from the luxurious to the less expensive way of getting away to Dartmoor, the heart of South Devon. There are options to suit all budgets.

A Dartmoor Luxury Cottage

Finding the right Dartmoor Luxury location and holiday cottage for your holiday is at the heart of a good trip. That's where Exclusively Dartmoor come in you can dip your toe and experience the 'high life' and stay in a Dartmoor Luxury Cottage. Splendidly and lavishly appointed with high quality fixtures and fittings, the perfect Dartmoor  Cottage can  come in all shapes and sizes from terraced town houses and quaint little thatched cottage to desirable detached dwellings, country houses, farmhouses and quirky conversions. There are small and intimate Dartmoor Luxury Cottage and cottages suitable for a remote romantic hideaway or large Dartmoor Luxury Cottage big enough for a family group meeting. Dartmoor Luxury Cottage are furnished to a high standard, offering well fitted kitchens and Dartmoor Luxury bathrooms, but some go beyond this providing a splash of sumptuousness and a temporary taste of indulgence to make your stay special there are so many place to stay.  A Dartmoor Luxury Cottage can offer visitors from England or abroad, a home from home that is clean, comfortable and often full of character. Dartmoor National Park Dartmoor Luxury Cottages are competitively priced offering all the advantages of a self-catering break. You may wish to use your cottage as a base from which to explore the South West Devon Coast, or to take advantage of the rich assortment of tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and country inns where you can savour the flavour of Dartmoor cuisine and Devon hospitality and return to the comfort of your Dartmoor Luxury Cottage . Alternatively, most kitchens in Dartmoor Luxury Cottage contain essential equipment and utensils for dedicated self-catering Accommodation devotees to conjure up a tasty feast. Some Dartmoor Luxury Cottages allow you to bring along your Dog , but please check this first before. Whatever the weather and whatever you choose to do, Dartmoor Luxury Cottage offer the chance for a temporary stay in the beautiful National Park countryside, surrounded by scenic landscapes and a rich variety of things to do and see with activities and places to visit suitable for all ages. South West Devon and a Luxury Cottage is an experience to enjoy and a time to treasure. For the stunning landscape and the coast so near you can stand on Haytor and look at the Sea, what better place to spend a Luxury week away.
 
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  Dartmoor Bed and Breakfast
 
To see all the beautiful aspects of Dartmoor staying in a Bed and Breakfast is a perfect solution for a  short break or holiday.
 B&B's give you the freedom to travel to different locations on Dartmoor whilst knowing that you have a warm welcome and a comfortable bed waiting for you.
If travelling around Dartmoor is your ideal holiday then a bed & breakfast is probably more suited to you than a self catering accommodation. There are many B & B's to choose, varying in style from traditional farmhouse to the more luxurious boutique designer premises, some of the Best in South Devon.

Bed and breakfast holidays warm and friendly welcome, cosy and homeliness atmosphere, the stunning Dartmoor National Park, along with a home cooked hearty breakfast is the perfect getaway for a peaceful relaxing weekend. If you are thinking about travelling this year, you should try a B&B for a change. They can offer amenities to you that a hotel can not. When deciding to stay at a bed and breakfast you can either look through the bed and breakfast listings or go to the villages and towns category. You will find information on each individual establishment. This can help you to better choose the right bed and breakfast inn or b&b suite, b&b lodge or farmhouse bed and breakfast in Dartmoor, South Devon to suit your needs.

Many of the Bed & Breakfast establishments allow dogs, as Dartmoor welcomes responsible dog owners who can enjoy walking their pets over the hills and through the moors, but always check first with the B&B owner.

Bed and Breakfast owners may charge more or less depending on the season and their location in South Devon. Most of them are reasonably priced and can offer you and your family a wonderful experience. A few bed and breakfasts may offer you discounts on your room.  Some bed and breakfast accommodation may offer Internet, snacks, packed lunches and other good things for you while you stay.
Many bed and breakfast accommodation is close to shopping, restaurants, fishing, hiking and other outdoor Activities.

Bed and breakfasts around have become a popular option for people travelling mostly because of the excellent, personalised attention. The benefits of staying at a Bed and Breakfast far outweigh those of a hotel for the short economy stay.

When you consider the atmosphere, the cost and the extras as benefits to staying at a Bed and Breakfast , you won’t even consider booking a room at a hotel when you travel.
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Self Catering Holidays

The flexibility of a self-catering holiday is a popular choice for holiday-makers who are keen to explore the stunning countryside. There are many options open to those who choose to go self-catering. A variety of self-catering cottage on Dartmoor are available to rent, with a wide choice of charming village locations to select from. Self-catering holiday homes, offering superb accommodation, provide a perfect retreat for a weekend break or ideal base for a longer stay. Other popular self-catering options are Camping and Caravanning , Farm Stays and Youth Hostels , offering superb facilities. Whatever requirements you have for self catering, there is certain to be something to suit your needs in the UK's most beautiful National Park! What do you look for in a holiday cottage? What’s first on your list? Beautiful views, Log fires in the winter, crisp designer linen, soft fluffy towels, deep soothing baths, comfy sofas, silence and tranquillity, hot tub, sauna, swimming pool. Dartmoor cottages have all these and more if you want a luxury cottage on Dartmoor you have only to scroll down the list and select haven that suits your requirements. Dartmoor cottages are equipped to the highest standard and weather you want space for adventures with the children or a quiet romantic time with your partner in splendid isolation Dartmoor cottages have it all.  Selecting a Dartmoor holiday cottage is always a personal choice but we have cottages to suit all budgets and tastes in all Dartmoor villages.Dartmoor Holiday Cottages often set in splendid isolation with beautiful
views over the Dartmoor countryside. The Dartmoor Landscape is varied sowhich side of Dartmoor will you choose? Choosing a Dartmoor Cottage in the right place is important, the flowing hills of the East side of Dartmoor and the rugged outcrop of Haytor make it an ideal place to book a Holiday Cottage: its also has easy access to thesea only 10 miles away fro the edge of this side of Dartmoor. To the south of Dartmoor you have holiday cottages in Tavistock, a lovely town surrounded by the Dartmoor landscape with a wealth of history. To the east of Dartmoorsits Okehampton and to the North Moretonhampstead two great vibrant places to find a Hoilday cottage in or near.  So whether you require a remote Holiday Cottage on the edge of Dartmoor or a Holiday cottage in a town we’re sure you’ll find the Holiday Cottage of your dreams on Dartmoor, the heart of Devon

Dartmoor Camping and Caravanning

It is going to be a hot summer in the U.K (is it?) and a camping or caravanning trip is substantially less expensive than a foreign holiday. Economic turmoil has made many people want to rediscover the simple pleasures in life. The beauty and peace of the South Devon countryside has regained its appeal as the costs of flights go up and the value of the pound has gone down. Camping and Caravanning in South Devon is a substantially cheaper option than foreign travel and there is a huge range of activities and many areas of natural beauty throughout Dartmoor providing enough variety to satisfy everyone. There’s lots of activities on and around Dartmoor’s sites, you can design a holiday that will suit you and your family whilst escaping the hustle and bustle of modern life, just teaching your kids the value of simple pleasures.With Tors moors and idyllic towns and villages. Culture and history are interwoven thought this region of Devon.

Camping, caravan touring or staying in a Yurt on Dartmoor, what a choice! Dartmoor in Devon is the ideal location for a more adventure based holiday, 234 square miles of space, every sort of terrain and close enough to the stunning Devon coast if you want a day by the sea. But which will it be Tent, Dartmoor Yurt or Caravan holiday. A Yurt offers a touch of luxury and romance, camping depending if you camp in the wild or on a lovely campsite, can be rough and ready and a caravan holiday is like home from home. So Yurt, Camping or caravan holiday the choice is yours all we can provide is the list of camping sites caravan parks and yurt locations on Dartmoor, happy holiday! Don't forget Dartmoor Camping Barns.
If scenery alone is not enough for you then Dartmoor caters for a variety of adrenalin fuelled Activities from rock climbing to white water rafting and kayaking, mountain biking and horse riding. There are lots of fun for kids alternatives such as the adventure and activity centres scattered across Dartmoor just waiting to be discovered add to the railways and there old steam trains, farm activity centres and Becky falls and you have a great holiday in the making. Older children may not be immediately thrilled about the prospect of caravan travel but you can extol the virtues of the countryside. Highlight their relative independence on the camp site and perhaps head to a site with lots of youth facilities and adventurous activities so that they do not have time to mourn the loss of TV and video games.

All this with fresh air and exercise in abundance and a safe environment and a great place for kids to make new friends. Young children in particular are probably more likely to enjoy a holiday in this country than abroad for a number of reasons. But getting lots of fresh air and exercise, running around in a safe environment with dozens of other kids and accessing some of the freedom that we had when we were young. These are things that make parents and kids smile alike!

However you like to be entertained caravanning has something to offer you and your kids. Camping and Caravanning have been re-invented, it is now modern, relaxing and really simple to arrange!

If it's the outdoor life you seek then Dartmoor with its changeable climate and far reaching unspoilt views could be for you. With beautiful villages to visit and Pubs and Restaurants to refresh you after long hikes to the top of the Tors. There are different levels of camping which can be explored from the four star full amenity organised sites to backpacking and sleeping wild which is a tremendous experience under clear skies. Camping for one or two nights on the open land on Dartmoor is perfectly acceptable provided that you choose your spot sensibly and don't pitch your tent on farmland, on moorland enclosed by walls, within 100 metres of a road, on flood plains or on archaeological sites.
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Dartmoor Hotels

Dartmoor offers a range of stunning hotels in which to indulge yourself, either in a town, village or out in the open countryside. In an area of unrivalled natural beauty there is a wide choice of Dartmoor hotels to suit all needs and budgets. Whether nestling in the heart of the Dartmoor national Park hills or alongside the fast running Dartmoor rivers there will always be a warm welcome in a Dartmoor hotel.
Whether you are looking to stay in the smaller family owned and run hotel or large and luxurious Country House retreat with swimming pool and leisure facilities they are all here in the Dartmoor National Park. Family friendly or dog friendly Dartmoor hotels pride themselves on the warm welcome they extend to each and every visitor, proud of the hospitality for which the people of Dartmoor in the heart of Devon are renowned.
Many Dartmoor hotels have their own restaurants using locally sourced ingredients to provide outstanding food. Whether you want morning coffee, a light lunch, an afternoon Devonshire Cream Tea or a delicious evening meal, all your needs can be catered for.
Look at our Hotels by Location section to find great Hotels in Tavistock, Hotels in Ilsington and Bovey Tracy to name a few. With warm open log fires burning in the winter months a country hotel can be just the place for an autumn break.

Have a look at the Dartmoor Hotels Special Offers page for current and up to date seasonal offers and late deals from the Dartmoor region.

 

 

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Youth Hostels

If you are with your family a visit to a youth hostel might suit you.To keep everyone happy then try one of the local organised activities such as canoing, climbing & white-water rafting down the River Dart or say let's go learn falconry, the sky's the limit. More sedately you could go pony trekking or just visit one of the open air swimming pools.


Holiday Cottage Dartmoor


At Exclusively Dartmoor we continually strive to find the best self catering holiday cottage for you. Whether you want luxury, remote, character or pet friendly holiday cottage you are sure to find the perfect and relaxing holiday accommodation.
Use the Holiday Cottage by location to discover the stunning Dartmoor villages and towns - Tavistock, Widecombe in the Moor, North Bovey, Lustleigh, Ashburton and many more.
Many Dartmoor Holiday Cottage properties have traditional features such as open fires or log burners, while others have a more modern feel allowing you to discover your ideal self catering Holiday.

Come and roam free, walk your dog where you can enjoy the freedom of the open country along the ridges to the Tors or the footpaths along the roaring rivers. There are many a Devon Holiday Cottage that accept well behaved and clean Dogs just look in our Dartmoor Pet Friendly Holiday Cottage section.

Dartmoor National Park is synonymous with quiet, beauty and space to breath and what better way to enjoy the stillness of the morning than to wake up to views of lush green fields or vast moors. To make toast and wander outside to enjoy your breakfast with a cup of hot tea, a holiday cottage provides this remote and peaceful addition to a holiday over the hustle and bustle of a hotel break.Of course you have to make your own tea and toast, but it's made the way you like it and it replenishes body and soul. Holiday Cottage accommodation varies in type and size from the small cosy remote cottage to the large luxury open plan cottage barn conversions. You may prefer a olde worlde cottage refurbished with oak beams and plenty of character. The position of the cottage is also important, if you don't want to use your car and require superb walking from your door, you may like a cottage on the high moors. These can often be found within walking distance of the many Dartmoor Pubs to refuel and eat fine food after a long hard day hiking over the moors. Whichever type of holiday cottage you favour they are on Dartmoor. Made to relax in after a hard days walking, with log burners or open fires to warm up by, and space outside for the children to play with views to savour. Delight in your new home for a week or more, rise late, relax. The cottage holiday is made for those of us who are constantly harassed by the crowded worlds we have to work in.
Some cottages are designed for the luxurious romantic break in mind if venturing out is not on the agenda, these quiet warm type of cottage excel in providing the ideal environment to unwind with your partner, away from the daily grind and chores that are never far away when at home.
No matter what sort of cottage you choose or the location of the cottage you are never far away from peace and quiet or a good pub with real ale and fine food.

If you want to book a holiday cottage but also would like to be not far from the Devon or Cornwall coast lines, then Dartmoor is the place for you. Away from the hustle and bustle of the seaside resorts Dartmoor offers a more romantic and serene alternative to a holiday. You can be on a remote beach in 45 minutes or experience a busy seaside resort, but at the end of the day you can return to the peace and quiet of the moors and Tors, its lovely little pubs.

You can alternate between country living and walking and beach time, there’s no better mix, locally grown and reared produce being served at the pubs and restaurant of which the quality is second to none in Devon. Go to the local butchers return to your luxury holiday cottage and have yourself a BBQ in the open air, peace and tranquillity in the remote romantic landscape.

But why Dartmoor? The answer is simple beauty and space, this is the largest uninterrupted green space in Britian. If you’re a lover of landscape, stands out in the National parks. Climb as high as you can on Dartmoor and still you can’t see the lights of a mass conurbation. It’s not just the scenery of  either, it’s the places you can stay, unlike the High Peak Park or Cumbria, the villages of the National Park are quiet. You can find Cottages in stunning villages like the famous Widecombe in the Moor, the historic masterpiece which is North Bovey with its thatched Cottage’s around a beautiful village green and Local Pub. Stay in a Cottage in the village of Lustleigh or the opulent surroundings of Chagford or Gidleigh. Cottage’s come in all shapes and sizes, old, new and thatched but always in the luxurious quiet which is the Dartmoor National Park.
On Exclusively Dartmoor you can search for a Dartmoor Cottage by: Holiday Cottage By Location - Dartmoor Holiday Cottages that sleep up to - Dartmoor Holiday Cottages with WiFi - Dartmoor Holiday Cottage by Price - Dartmoor Luxury Cottage - Thatched Cottages Dartmoor - Dartmoor Holiday Cottages with Wheel Chair Access - Holiday Cottages That Offer NHS Staff Discounts - Dartmoor Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages and Boutique Dartmoor Holiday Cottages.
So come and enjoy the splendour and quiet of Dartmoor.

Eco Friendly Holiday cottage

Ever fancied making less on an impact on the planet? "Green Holidays" or "Green Tourism" are new ways of reducing your carbon footprint when your on holiday. The eco-friendly accommodation and Holiday Cottages have been designed and developed as a way of providing a quality eco friendly holiday accommodation to provide an indulgent stay whilst still caring for the environment by using sustainable, locally sourced or organic products wherever possible. The Dartmoor eco-friendly accommodation providers will have included as many energy efficient appliances as they can with plenty of economy settings, thermostats and timers, and various carbon neutral heating sources.

Dartmoor’s eco-friendly accommodation will not be basic or overbearing, but should be a surprising mix of luxury and comfort and still remaining environmentally friendly and energy efficient!

Many eco Friendly awards are available and Dartmoor’s eco-friendly accommodation is up-to-date and efficient offering quality fixtures together with helpful advice on in the area and public transport to maximise your enjoyment.

If you wish to enjoy a holiday whilst being careful and considerate of renewable energy resources and using local products, then eco-friendly accommodation is definitely for you. Put footprints all over the Moors and Tors of Dartmoor, but enjoy the feeling of having made as little an environmental impact as possible. Have a wonderful and satisfying ‘Green Holiday’ in eco-friendly accommodation or environmentally sound Dartmoor Holiday Cottage and help to minimise your carbon footprint on the world!

A Cottage with a hot tub?

Dartmoor Cottage hot tub holidays are an ideal way to spend you holiday time. With the flexibility that cottage breaks offer this ensures you spend your holiday enjoying exactly what you and your family, partner or friends like doing.

You can tailor your accommodation and location on Dartmoor to suit your needs and wants. Cottages with hot tubs can be found in locations which will suit your expectations and aspirations of a hot tub holiday break. A Cottage with a Jacuzzi an ideal choice for a luxury romantic cottage break.

What to do on a Cottage Holiday

With the flexibility of hot tub cottage breaks you can set the agenda or throw the plan out of the window and do what you feel like doing as and when. Dartmoor Cottage holidays are set within the national park and located within idyllic villages or remote areas which just about cover every setting and location you could want.

Depending where in Dartmoor you chose to holiday, your cottage, log cabin or luxury accommodation will determine what activities and attractions you will encounter. There are no boundaries to your  cottage break. Tire your self out during the day with a strenuous hike or relax and enjoy a BBQ...either way you can unwind and wave good bye to stresses and strains when you enjoy a glass of wine whilst star gazing in your jacuzzi hot tub.

Dartmoor Cottages with Private Swimming Pools

A swimming pool can be the making of a family holiday: splash about and have some fun with the kids, relax with a gin and tonic or glass of wine in hand bask in the glory of the Dartmoor countryside in you're stunning Luxury Holiday Cottage surroundings.

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Dartmoor Hotels

Dartmoor offers a range of stunning hotels in which to indulge yourself, either in a town, village or out in the open countryside. In an area of unrivalled natural beauty there is a wide choice of Dartmoor hotels to suit all needs and budgets. Whether nestling in the heart of the Dartmoor national Park hills or alongside the fast running Dartmoor rivers there will always be a warm welcome in a Dartmoor hotel
Whether you are looking to stay in the smaller family owned and run hotel or large and luxurious Country House retreat with swimming pool and leisure facilities they are all here in the Dartmoor National Park. Family friendly or dog friendly Dartmoor hotels pride themselves on the warm welcome they extend to each and every visitor, proud of the hospitality for which the people of Dartmoor in the heart of Devon are renowned.
Many Dartmoor hotels have their own restaurants using locally sourced ingredients to provide outstanding food. Whether you want morning coffee, a light lunch, an afternoon Devonshire Cream Tea or a delicious evening meal, all your needs can be catered for.
Look at our Hotels by Location section to find great Hotels in Tavistock, Hotels in Ilsington and Bovey Tracy to name a few. With warm open log fires burning in the winter months a country hotel can be just the place for an autum break.

Have a look at the Dartmoor Hotels Special Offers page for current and up to date seasonal offers and late deals from the Dartmoor region.

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Dartmoor Pub Stays - Bed and Breakfast

Finding a good pub on Dartmoor is like shooting fish in a barrel –easy! The finest beer and food can be found all over Dartmoor, the choice just seems endless. The welcome you receive in a Dartmoor Pub takes you back to the old days; many of the Dartmoor Inns haven’t changed in decades, still serving beer from barrels behind the bar in jugs. Yes the standard of the Pub food has gone through the roof but it’s the old fashioned atmosphere in a traditional Dartmoor Inn that does it for me. It’s something that makes the real ale taste its best, drinking, listening to local musicians and having a pint with the locals, magic!If you are looking to stay on Dartmoor in an historic location or building you can't go far wrong if you choose a lovely old Dartmoor Inn to settle. With superb facilities great central locations and history built in they are a great way to not only visit Dartmoor but be a part of the community for a while.

Fine real ales, warm fires and welcomes await in these traditional old Dartmoor Inns, not to mention the great food. Dartmoor pubs offer a the spectrum of food, from the traditional to the Gastronomique, gastro pubs are becoming more popular and numerous on Dartmoor. Finding one of these pubs with B&B accommodation and you really are assured of a fine breakfast to start the day.

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Dartmoor Farm Stays

For a real experience, why not consider a farm stay? Staying at a farm will be a real change of scene for most people, and will give you a real feel for the country. Very often the food provided will be the freshest you'll have come across - nothing can beat having your egg for breakfast and seeing the chicken that laid it that morning strutting past your window!

Holidays with Your Pet

Taking your dog on a holiday with you has its benefits luckily Dartmoor with its wide open spaces can be both a rewarding but testing experience.

It is important that your dog is well behaved and well mannered. Many holiday cottages and campsites will not tolerate disobedient dogs. Ensure you do your research before you go away. Careful planning will prevent disappointment and stress. You don't want to arrive at a holiday cottage Hotel or Campsite on Dartmoor after a long drive to find out you cannot bring your dog onto the premises. Look in the Dartmoor Dog Friendly Hotels or Dartmoor Holiday Cottages that are pet Friendly sections to make your selection.

When exercising your dog in a dog friendly area always read any signs you see before entering. These signs are there for a good reason. Dartmoor National Park is homes to numerous native wildlife Maps, books and guides to help you get the most out of Dartmoor, because of the sheer scale of Dartmoor a targeted approach makes sense, the maps, books, guides and equipment listed in this category are the ones we have found best for Dartmoor. Whether you are cycling, walking, running, climbing or even kayaking down some of Dartmoor's great rivers this is the section for you. Any of the Dartmoor Activities you want to try are listed in various maps and guides, we hope to have made the task easier in the selection of these maps to conquer the Dartmoor wilderness. we will continue to add to the selection of maps and guides as we read or use them. And when your dog is good and muddy you could take him for a holiday hair cut to one of the many Dartmoor Dog Grooming parlour's situated around Dartmoor.

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Dartmoor Maps, Books & Guides

Maps are always useful in understanding more fully the landscape in which you select Dartmoor Holiday Cottages, Dartmoor Hotels or Dartmoor Bed and Breakfast Accommodation. You may wish to leave your Holiday accommodation and have instant access to the moor without the need of a car, or perhaps you might want a holiday cottage near a Dartmoor cycle route. You can also plan visits to various Dartmoor Bed and Breakfast accommodation if you are walking the coast to coast path or two moors way.

Dartmoor Offers

Try our Dartmoor News section for information on Holiday Cottage and Hotel deals, information on what's on in and around Dartmoor any special markets being held or local exhibitions. Any organisers of local events can email information to us and advertise for free on Exclusively Dartmoor in the Dartmoor News section.
So if you are looking for that last minute getaway or bargain break check out our Dartmoor Offers pages. Any of our holiday cottage owners who have a last minute vacancy or low season deal advetise on these pages.

Historic Dartmoor Towns and Villages

Why not visit the many towns and villages of Dartmoor, shops, cafes pubs and markets galore. The lovely Tavistock with its splendid and varied privately owned shops, restaurants and famous pannier market. You could stay a while, find one of the many Holiday Cottages In Tavistock and live it up a little. Each town offers unique Dartmoor holiday activities such as Indoor Swimming Pools or Outdoor Swimming Pools, walking on Dartmoor horse riding, Dartmoor Cricket Clubs

Dartmoor Markets

Dartmoor has a mixture of Markets around and on the Moor, the largest and most popular being the Pannier Markets in Tavistock, Widecombe in the Moor and Bovey Tracy Farmers Market.
From Farmers to Craft Markets displaying the finest local produce to the visiting ever more popular French and German Markets you’ll find scattered around the towns and villages of Dartmoor.

Okehampton Farmers’ Market was one of the first to be set up in Devon. Once in the old market hall  it now is in Fore Street around St James Chapel Square in the centre of Okehampton, just off the A30 and  gateway to North Dartmoor.
Between 10-20 local food and craft producers meet on the 1st and  3rd Saturday of each month, throughout the year.
We have locally produced cheeses, yogurts, eggs, cakes & savoury bakes, preserves including jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys & pickles, meat & meat products including lamb, pork, beef, rose veal, chicken & duck, handmade pasties & pies, ready cooked meals, herbs and spices, perennial & beddingplants (during the growing season), local timber products for the garden and a fantastic selection of hand crafted soaps. Want to stay? Find Holiday Cottages In Okehampton

Tavistock Farmers Market is held in Bedford Square, at the heart of the bustling historic market town. The markets take place on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, from 9.00am to 2.00pm in summer, 1.00pm in winter
Everything you will find on sale here is produced within the local area, and our stallholders are the farmers, growers or producers themselves. All products sold have been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders. Find Holiday Cottages In Tavistock

Dartmoor Activities

 When you a Dartmoor Cottage, you may decide to do nothing, if it's winter you may just sit back and relax in front of a log fire with a glass of wine, and that’s fine. You venture out from your Dartmoor cottage hideaway and perhaps take a gentle stroll or a great big hike, but if you’d like to venture away from your Cottage or hotel and see a little more of Dartmoor, and the surrounding area, we’ve put together a short list of hand-picked experiences to enhance your stay with us here and drag you out of your Holiday Cottage, B & B Hotel or tent.

Do remember that opening times and facilities vary according to the time of year.

Experience a walk and take a packed lunch some Hotel, and Bed and Breakfast Establishments will prepare these for you. The walking on is very varied From Reservoir walks to Tors to Rivers.

Cycling on Dartmoor
Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton – A great way to cover more miles.

Perhaps you plan on bringing your own bike when you visit, in which case you’ll find plenty of opportunities to leave your Dartmoor Cottage and experience Dartmoor by bike. But whether or not you’ve brought your bike, we’d suggest you try the Granite Trail, a mainly traffic-free cycle path largely along a disused railway line with breathtaking views of Dartmoor along the way.  Bikes are available to hire for the day from Devon Cycle Hire at Sourton, near Okehampton.

And for something really unique, how about hiring at state-of-the-art electric bike?  Half-day and full-day electric bikes tours are available. 01364 631292 / 07795999754 | info@highdart.co.uk

Reservoir Walk

Fernworthy Reservoir is just a short drive from Chagford, it sits just outside Chagford and clearly signposted.  Easy parking around the reservoir edge, a flat and easy 3.5 mile walk made more exiting if the overflow is running and more beautiful if the rhododendrons are in flower. Broad leaf and conifer forests, tranquil picnic spots and an abundance of wildlife if you keep a look out.

Falconry day - Dartmoor Hawking 07791560948 - info@dartmoorhawking.co.uk

FAMILY INTRODUCTION
This is a 2 hour session aimed at small groups of up to 8 people This is a exciting hands on introduction to falconry and birds of prey, based around the variety of birds we have here. You will fly various owls and hawks and along with watching a display and having a large falcon whistling passed your ears at very high speeds. Suitable for all ages this is entirely on site, and fairly static, with plenty of photo opportunities
 
FALCONRY EXPERIENCE
This is a 4 1/2 hour session for those wanting a fuller introduction to birds of prey.  The first half of the session being spent with the owls and the falcons and eagles at our base. This is a wonderful opportunity to get really involved with birds of prey, you'll be working with a variety of different birds at various stages of their training, and will come away with a real insight of how they function, in the wild and in conjunction with us.

The second part will be flying the Harris Hawks amidst the breathtaking scenery of Dartmoor. This is now our most popular offering.

FALCONRY DAY
This is The Deluxe session aimed at people who would like a deeper insight into falconry.  You will be introduced and explained about the birds we use, and how they work with and respond to us. You will spend the morning handling and flying owls, and learning about the powerful and fast falcons while we put them through their paces.This will be followed by lunch at the Bistro at Bovey Castle, just across the valley from us

Fishing on Dartmoor
Whether you are looking for river, reservoir, fly or coarse fishing there will be somewhere on Dartmoor to cater for your needs.  For a start, you can fish the River Teign directly from the hotel’s own riverbank – or you can fish miles of river upstream or downstream by purchasing an Upper Teign Fishing Association permit. Dartmoor is renowned for its sparkling clean rivers, noted for their fishing of wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon.  Dartmoors reservoirs also offer very enjoyable fishing, of course there is sea-fishing from Devon’s south coast.

Experience a round of golf on Dartmoor
You’ll find a good handful of very satisfying golf courses within easy reach of Mill End.  Bovey Castle offers one of Dartmoor’s best golfing experiences but for a more informal day on a nine hole course try  Bovey Tracy Golf centre 01626 836464 boveytraceygc@yahoo.co.uk,

Experience Heritage Railways Okehampton Station – 12 miles from Mill End

South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh – 21 miles from Mill End (Postcode for your SatNav: TQ11 0DZ)

If heritage railways are your thing, you’ll find Dartmoor Railway, based at Okehampton Station, very satisfying.  The station alone is worth a visit – faithfully restored, including a welcoming station cafe and model shop. Heritage diesel trains run along the short lengths of track from Okehampton to Meldon Quarry and Sampford Courtney.

For a more immersive experience, the South Devon Railway offers a 30 minute steam train ride along the beautiful Dart Valley from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.  At Buckfasteigh Station there is plenty to satisfy the railway enthusiast, including sidings, engine sheds, a model railway, a specialist shop and charming “ride-on” miniature steam railway.

Markets at Tavistock, Dartmoor’s award-winning market town, Dartmoor has no shortage of delightful towns and villages you might like to visit.  But we think that Tavistock deserves a special mention.  The perfect Devon market town, with a proper bustling community, an award-winning Farmers’ Market, a tranquil park, plenty of independent shops, and good places for bite to eat.

Miniature Pony centre
You can see, meet, touch and learn about these delightful miniature ponies and miniature donkeys in gorgeous Dartmoor countryside.

Experience Buckfast Abbey
A thousand-year-old abbey, still home to Benedictine monks.  Acres of beautiful gardens, well-tended lawns, and local arts, crafts and gifts.  A delightful day out.


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NHS Discounts
Some Dartmoor Holiday Cottages offer NHS discounts on their weekly rates, please look at the Holiday Cottages That Offer NHS Staff Discounts category.


Dartmoor Business


During your stay on Dartmoor you can find local businesses and services based on Dartmoor, often hidden away, there are a wide variety small and large businesses to fulfil your every requirement.
From Dartmoor Carpentry Companies, Dartmoor Cycle Hire to Wine merchants they are all here on Dartmoor, Dartmoor business guide is growing all the time so be sure to bookmark this page. The one stop guide for all things on and around Dartmoor.
If you own a Dartmoor based business and require additional low cost effective advertising please visit the Getting Listed page and fill in the on-line form.  

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