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Hay Tor Cottage

Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon (Ref. 975822)

4.5

Very good

Helpful Holidays rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score

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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Sandra

    “The location of the cottage is fabulous with walks straight out onto the moor.”

    The cottage was clean, the views are superb and the bed was really comfortable. I enjoyed cooking on the Sandyford and was grateful for its warmth in the cooler evenings. We had everything that we needed. ...

    The cottage was clean, the views are superb and the bed was really comfortable. I enjoyed cooking on the Sandyford and was grateful for its warmth in the cooler evenings. We had everything that we needed. I had been concerned about previous negative reviews, but having stayed there I think these were due to the fact the cottage is marketed as "luxury 5 star", which it is not. It possibly was 10 years ago but now needs some refurbishment. The sofas have definitely seen better days and some fixtures/fittings are in need of repair. BUT, it is a lovely Dartmoor cottage and none of the above detracted from us having a fabulous holiday. We would definitely stay there again, we loved it!

    - Sandra, September 2021

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We advertise this property with 4 ticks on our website and will most certainly look into where it maybe advertised as a 5 star property. Property Owner

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (or twin) with en suite shower-room, 2 x king-size doubles
  • Open-plan living area with sitting area, with wood burning stove, kitchen and dining area
  • Bathroom with oversized bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly and privately generated electricity
  • Note: Satellite internet access suitable for browsing/email only.

The property

2 miles from Widecombe-in-the-Moor, down 700 yards of private drive, a single-storey cottage with uninterrupted panoramic views to Haytor from every window, one of six cottages around a courtyard superbly converted from an Edwardian 'model farm'.

Direct access to open moorland.

At the front, own private outdoor space (table/chairs) looking to open grassy moorland through which runs the Becka Brook to Emsworthy Nature Reserve (700 yards, rare plants and wildlife) and Dartmoor farmland beyond.

Inside are charming traditional features, including exposed granite walls, high beams, slate floors (rugs).

From courtyard, stable doors to hall.

Huge open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, oil-fired range cooker - no other cooker) with oak units, and living area with woodburner, TV/DVD and stable doors to patio.

Three bedrooms, all with those fabulous views - a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with en suite shower-room (suite), and two further doubles (5' beds).

Generous bathroom (suite with over-sized bath plus hand-shower).

Spring water and privately generated electricity.

Satellite internet access suitable for browsing/email only.

A fantastic place for star-gazing, relaxing and finding your own space. 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.

Floorplans

Ground Floor

Kitchen Dining Area Lounge Bathroom Double Bedroom Double Bedroom Double Bedroom Ensuite

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

About the location

WIDECOMBE-IN-THE-MOOR

Bovey Tracey 7.4 miles; Newton Abbot 11.6 miles; Torquay 19.1 miles.

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.

Note: Spring water and privately generated electricity. Satellite internet access suitable for browsing/email only.
Dog must be kept on the lead around the property garden is not enclosed.

Note: Electric cars cannot be charged at the property due to privately generated electricity.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season