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Hamel Down Hideaway

Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon (Ref. 975847)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Perfect Hideaway!”
    • tripadvisor rating
    • “To be in the middle of Dartmoor is a real treat and to wake up here is even better! A well proportioned barn conversion with interesting features, Hamel Down Hideaway is set in a beautiful position and thoughtfully equipped with all you might need for a thoroughly enjoyable long or short stay. Maintained and looked after by a happy and considerate family, all was excellent.”

    Elizabeth F, September 2018

    • “Friendly owners who respect your privacy but are there for you if you need them. Cosy, comfortable cottage and well equipped. Has a special feel to it. A tall person might find the mezzanine bedroom a bit awkward but OK in downstairs one. Wonderful location and immediate access to the moor is a bonus. It’s name says it all!”

    Ms Copperwheat, Haverfordwest, October 2018

    • “Lovely location,nice to come back to after a day on the moors! Very cosy too.”

    Mrs Wakeling, Ilford, September 2018

    • “The house was ideally situated for me, being able to walk straight from the door in every direction. I found everything very good, lovely comfortable bed and copious hot water. I was able to have the heating on when necessary and this was appreciated. It was nice to have the friendly owners next door who made me feel very welcome. A lovely part of the world and a memorable stay.”

    Mrs Andrews, Burntwood, September 2018

    • “the only thing was the upper bedroom was low, meaning that whoever was on the window side of the room had to be careful getting in and out of bed due to the low beam. Otherwise would definitely go there again”

    Mr Ashton, Oldham, September 2018

    • “Polly and Rose were very helpful indeed and made sure we had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. Views from the garden were stunning and the Hideaway was perfectly situated for walking directly out onto the Moors. Thank you both and look forward to returning.”

    Mr Moody, August 2018

    • “The holiday was everything we expected and more. Wonderful setting, lovely hosts, very good accommodation. We didn’t really know what to expect before we left. But from the moment we arrived our hosts were very helpful and welcoming The accommodation was just what we wanted. Our hosts provided us with complimentary fresh home grown produce from their vegetable garden and were very helpful in providing directions to places of interest which weren’t on official sites. Would definitely recommend cottage to anybody wanting a break in Devon/Dartmoor”

    Mr Tarrant, Chatham, June 2018

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The Property

2 miles from Widecombe-in-the-Moor, in the heart of Dartmoor, a semi-detached cottage attached to a Grade II listed farmhouse (locked connecting door), believed to date from the mid-16th cent.. Surrounded by open garden, with pond, covered with a metal grill and 23 acres, there are family ponies, friendly dogs and small children. You are welcome to roam the garden and grounds (with care) and make friends with the ponies/dogs; sunny seating has been provided for your enjoyment.A few shallow granite steps lead up through the garden to the door. Open-plan living/dining room with high beamed ceiling, Velux windows (star-gazing), slightly uneven granite/wood floor, woodburner, TV/DVD and iPod dock; neat galley kitchen (slimline dishwasher, fridge, electric cooker/2-ring hob) with glazed door to garden; 3 steps down to lobby (room for coats/boots) and bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). From living room, stairs up to gallery double bedroom (6' bed, access to one side only) with sloping beams (hooks for clothes-hanging). Curtained from the living room, another double bedroom for alternative sleeping. Clothes-washing service. Spring water. An oasis of wild beauty and calm.

Widecombe-in-the-Moor: Dartmoor’s most famous village. Beautiful position in deep farmed valley between steep tor-topped hills; good food pub, splendid church, pretty round it. Fair (Uncle Tom Cobley and all) in September. Excellent walking base for the moor's most spectacular part; riding stables. The sea (Torbay), 19 miles.


Two double bedrooms, one super king on a gallery and the other on ground level for alternative sleeping. Downstairs bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin. Open plan sitting room with dining area. Galley kitchen. Lobby.


  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Fridge, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

WIDECOMBE-IN-THE-MOOR Widecombe is tucked away in a Dartmoor valley with the spectacular moorland and tors rising up on all sides, making it a perfect location for walkers, mountain bikers, riders or those that love dramatic landscapes. The village is made up of a pretty mixture of granite built houses and a lovely old church which is known as the cathedral of the moor. There are a couple of good food pubs, a café for indulgent cream teas and shops. Widecombe famously hosts Widecombe Fair every September, where you can see displays of livestock, local produce, vintage farm machinery and even a bale tossing competition. Further afield is Bovey Tracey – home to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and worthy of a visit. Dartmoor National Park has the greatest number of archaeological remains in Europe and there are Neolithic tombs, mystical stone circles and abandoned medieval farmsteads to explore. Conan Doyle was inspired to write his classic novel The Hound of the Baskervilles and it is easy to imagine Sherlock Holmes wandering the wild moorland terrain, along with the wild and beautiful Dartmoor ponies.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.