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Herb Cottage

Dartmeet, Devon (Ref. 975864)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mr Collinge

    “A delightful place - everything we could want.”

    Warm and cosy.

    Warm and cosy.

The property

About 200 yards up the hillside from Dartmeet, hidden amid trees up a private drive, a handsome granite semi-detached cottage, built in 1893 and part of an estate purchased from HRH Prince Charles who leased it to the owner of Plymouth Gin.

Herb Cottage, once the gardener's, is attached to Bentley Cottage, once the chauffeur's.

Twelve acres of woods and meadows (bluebells in spring) to explore, stretching to the river (private salmon/trout fishing).

Gardens surround the cottage with, at the back, a large meadow with patio (table/chairs, barbecue), leading directly to open moorland.

Inside, attractive and comfortable.



Good-sized living room (woodburner, smart TV/DVD).

Reading room with door to garden and 3 steps up to kitchen/dining room (washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric oven/induction hob).

Upstairs, three bedrooms - a big double (5' Victorian bed) with 3 steps up (low ceiling) to en suite shower-room (suite), and another double with 3 steps up to en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower); 2 steps down to a little single for alternative sleeping (no heating; use of en suite bathrooms only).

Spring water.

Game or rough shooting, by arrangement.

A superbly secluded situation for walking, tor-climbing, riverside picnicking or just soaking up the scenery.

Note: This property is bookable with ref: 981311, together they sleep eight guests in five bedrooms. Dartmeet: where the East and West Dart Rivers meet in an outstandingly beautiful moorland/wooded valley.

Car park and café where the road bridges the river (popular with canoeists), surrounded by some of Dartmoor’s most glorious scenery.

Pub and riding stables, 1 mile; Poundsgate (good food pub), 2½; Ashburton, 8; Tavistock (good shops), 12; sea/beaches (south coast), about 20.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Hall Porch Dining Area Living Room Reading Room


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, one king size with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin and the other with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and basin, 1 x unheated single bedroom
  • Downstairs sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Hall
  • Reading Room
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Central heating and wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with DVD, WiFi, Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent, Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: This property is best for a maximum of 4 adults

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

About the location


Ashburton 7.5 miles; Torquay 26.5 miles

Dartmeet is a charming village found at the heart of Dartmoor, Devon. This small village is where the branches of the River Dart meet, and many visitors choose to laze in the sunshine or take a dip in the shallow section of river. Here, you will also find the Badgers Holt Restaurant and Tearooms, Pixies Holt Outdoor Learning Centre and Pixieland, a charming garden filled with gnomes where children can enjoy a treasure hunt and the adults can relax or take a stroll around the garden. Furthermore, this area is a walker's paradise, with a selection of walks at your disposal, including Laughter Hole and Bellever Tor, which is a 6.7 mile, moderate walk with highlights including a series of stepping stones, clapper bridges and pretty villages. Further afield is the quaint town of Ashburton and the seaside resort of Torquay, which is located within an hour's drive.

Note: This property is best for a maximum of 4 adults.

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