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Lovely Character Dartmoor Cottage Just Below the Famous Haytor Rocks



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
4 Bedroom, 2 BAthroom Cottage With Beautiful Garden and Unique Dartmoor Location

A beautifully maintained former quarryman's cottage dating from the 1820s in Haytor Vale, a unique position just below the famous Haytor Rocks. The cottage is next door to and owned by The Rock Inn which has a long standing reputation for quality - a restaurant and Inn is on your doorstep. The cottage has a large beautiful fireplace, is centrally heated, has a fully equipped kitchen and a large garden. The 4 bedrooms are fully furnished with some lovely period pieces and are made up with lovely comfortable linen. 1 bathroom and 1 shower room are easily accessible from all the bedrooms and a large dining room table makes the perfect places for group dining or games.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

The Graves family have owned and run The Rock Inn which is next door to Early Mist Cottage for 30 years. During that time the Inn's reputation for the quality of its food and accommodation has been the key to its success and longevity. Now having acquired Early Mist Cottage the same high standards have been passed on.

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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Well appointed, beautifully clean cottage with all you could need to be home from home!

  • 5 of 5

The weather was unfortunately not too kind so we were unable to make use of the private garden but South Devon and Dartmoor has much to offer and we enjoyed an all too short break. Eating in the restaurant at the Rock kept domestic chores to the minimum.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely family cottage in stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family, 5 of us altogether. The cottage was ample big enough for us, very tastefully decorated throughout, a lovely open fire in the lounge and a lovely sunny breakfast room, the master bedroom is huge and had lovely views over the garden !

Location is stunning just inside the national park, the cottage is next door to The Rock Inn which is a wonderful place to dine it just call in for a drink

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

This beautiful cottage next door to the Inn has long been admired by the Graves family. Having known the previous owners for over 25 years and them being very good customers of The Rock Inn it was only natural that when the opportunity arose to acquire the cottage it was taken without hesitation.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter International at 23.5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Next door Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 26 Miles Nearest Golf : Stover at 6.2 Miles Nearest Train : Newton Abbot at 9.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A38 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Next door Nearest Beach : Shaldon at 25 Miles Car: necessary

Early Mist Cottage sits in Haytor Vale just a short distance from Haytor Rocks, one of Dartmoor's most famous landmarks. Originally built as a quarryman's cottage for the extensive 19th century quarrying that took place around Haytor. The remains of the quarries can still be visited today as can the granite 'Templer Way' tramway which is now used as a route for walkers linking Haytor with the seaport of Teignmouth. From this location on Dartmoor guests can walk straight out of the door onto the moor - there are some great walks between the famous tors of Haytor & Houndtor - or by a short drive the whole of Dartmoor is accessible. The famous village of Widecome-in-the-moor is 3 miles away and Postbridge is 8 miles away. Moving off the moor the local towns of Ashburton (6miles) and Totnes (13 miles) are really interesting and worth visiting. Guests wanting to travel further away for a day trip may want to consider the costal beauty of the south hams with the unique and famous towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe which are both less than an hour away.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Summer 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £42 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Tax Rate 20.0%

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The cottage is built using Dartmoor granite which gives it a unique 'old world' feel which is hard to describe or replicate. The beautiful fire place and uneven walls are testament to its heritage. The beautiful and spacious garden across the road and the short walk to entire Dartmoor wilderness adds to a cottage which is truly special.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Stereo
  • Television

Location Type

  • rural


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1565 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Large Main Bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Shower room


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Double Bedroom on 1st Floor
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Larger front-facing master bedroom on 1st Floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Twin bedded room on 2nd Floor - rear facing
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, Double room - front facing - 2nd Floor


  • Self-catering

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