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Lovely Character Dartmoor Cottage Just Below the Famous Haytor Rocks

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,565 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ilsington in Teignbridge District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1565 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • 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


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Lovely Character Dartmoor Cottage Just Below the Famous Haytor Rocks
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

comfortable, cosy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This very comfortable cottage proved an excellent base for our holiday in Devon, providing easy access to Dartmoor and to the south Devon coast. There was ample room for the six of us and the cottage was well equipped, especially in the kitchen. With the Rock Inn next door it would have been churlish not to eat there at least once and we were highly delighted with the welcome for us and our dog and for the quality of the food.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 02-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Sue Graves
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Sue Graves

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.

Sue Graves purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sue Graves chose Ilsington

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Nearest Airport
23.5 Miles
Exeter International
Nearest Barpub
Next door
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
6.2 Miles
Nearest Train
9.5 Miles
Newton Abbot
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Next door
Nearest Beach
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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £42
Damage Deposit £250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.