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Yelfords Cottage

Chagford, Devon (Ref. 975871)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Review(s)

  • Lorna

    “Yelford Cottage is a truly wonderful place to stay with magnificent views across Dartmoor.”

    If you’re looking for peace and quiet then this is the place for you and a heaven for nature lovers.

    If you’re looking for peace and quiet then this is the place for you and a heaven for nature lovers. I would return without hesitation. Five stars in every way.

    - Lorna, June 2022

The property

Backing on the moor, 2 miles from Chagford in a very peaceful setting with outstanding views, a superbly renovated, detached cottage with its own enclosed garden, in the 15 acre grounds (unfenced pond) of the owner's country house and hidden by a high screen of rhododendrons.

Inside, comfortably furnished with original watercolours.

Porch and big hall.

Large, light, slate-floored living room (woodburner, rugs, TV/DVD) with French windows to small patio and lovely views of Meldon Hill.

Dining room with large table and more French windows to patio (table/chairs, barbecue).

Big kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker).

Back lobby with large bench, boots space and coats.

Shower-room (suite).

Drier under stairs.

Upstairs (stairgates), three bedrooms, all with wood floors (rugs) - the 2 master doubles (5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite) and a twin.

Bathroom (bath and shower).

French spoken.

Spring water.

Open moorland a 20 minute walk from the cottage and other lovely walks straight from the door. Chagford: lively, friendly little town (pubs, shops, outdoor swimming pool, tennis) away from main roads in the shelter of high Dartmoor.

Past it the River Teign (fishing) hurries through woods and meadows below Castle Drogo (Nat.


Excellent walking; superb views.

Open moor, 2 miles; golf, 3; Exeter (city amenities), 17; sea/beaches, about 20.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king size with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and shower, WC, basin
  • Downstairs shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Downstairs sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Hall
  • Lobby.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome at a charge of £15 for the second dog, Sorry no smoking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Okehampton 12 miles; Exeter 21 miles.

A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Chagford, one of the five Stannary towns of Dartmoor, is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a town of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the town as well as an annual running race, known as Two Hills Race. Just over 21 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season