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Wren Cottage 4* Star Holiday Cottage in Dartmoor National Park

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016

The 4* Holiday Cottages are surrounded by Dartmoors stunning scenery and only a five minute walk from open moorland, granite tors or the Dart Valley. A traditional Dartmoor pub is within easy walking distance.

We are not a traditional farm, we have a breeding herd of Alpacas which graze peacefully in the fields nearby. We also keep a trekking team of llamas close by.

Wren Cottage is just moments away from open moorland with stunning scenery, wild open spaces of Dartmoor National Park not forgetting river valleys, granite tors and much more.

Wren Cottage may not be what you would expect a Dartmoor cottage to be, The building was constructed in the late 1990’s as a farm building,

The buildings were converted into two holiday cottages designed with accessibility in mind. Wren Cottage has a double bedroom, twin room, shower room, lounge and well equipped kitchen.

There are French doors onto a large decked area looking over the garden and with stunning views of the surrounding moor and farmland.

The cottage sits in a secluded peaceful location next to our fields in which our Alpacas graze. The Deck has a table and chairs ideal for having your breakfast on a sunny morning or a glass of wine in the evening.

We have a wide variety of wild birds visiting the bird table in the garden and there are bird books in the cottage to help identify them. Other wildlife can often be seen including foxes, rabbits and a family of stoats.

Wren Cottage is comfortable and well equipped, in the double bedroom the Kingsize bed now has a lovely cosy Alpaca Duvet and a memory foam mattress. The twin bedroom has two full size single beds and is spacious with plenty of drawer and hanging space

The lounge has a comfy sofa, and two chairs a dining area with table and chairs next to a very well equipped kitchen with Dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, full size oven with ceramic hob, there is a washing line provided in the garden There is heating and a electric woodburner to give a warm glow in the evenings. The TV is flat screen and has an inbuilt DVD player and you can record a few programmes whilst you are out having dinner in a local pub or restaurant.

I am sure that you will find Wren Cottage very comfortable and the location ideal for exploring Dartmoor and the surrounding area.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Diane Weymouth and I run Robin & Wren cottages. I am married to Steve and we are lucky enough to live in a beautiful area of Dartmoor National Park in the hamlet of Ponsworthy. We live on a small hill farm which has been in Steve's family as far back in time as we can trace.

Ponsworthy is near the village of Widecombe in the Moor famous for its fair and Uncle Tom Cobley.

Steve’s brother manages the farm in the traditional way raising beef cattle. There are about eighty acres in all and a combination of pasture and woodland. Although we live on the farm we are not involved in the day to day running of it.

Steve is a self employed Landscape Gardener and I manage the day to day running of the cottages, updating the websites and general office work.

A few years ago we decided to widen our interests and develop a small breeding herd of Alpacas. This has been a very interesting and enjoyable experience which we are continuing to develop it has become part of our daily routine. We have our own knitting yarns, knitwear and other Alpaca products which are available from our Shepherds hut in the grounds of the cottages.

Very often in life one thing leads to another in our case Alpacas lead to Llamas. As we live in such a beautiful part of the country we thought that walking llamas on the moor would be a lovely way to spend time. This idea has now developed into a business called Dartmoor Llama Walks. We take people out on guide walks with our Llamas who carry the picnic. We offer a range of walks all year round.

We currently have 6 llamas and about 23 Alpacas as well as a few hens to which provide us with freshly laid eggs. We also occasionally have couple of pigs for our own meat so sometimes we have Sausages and pork for sale.

Speaks English

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review

5

Lovely welcome, very comfortable surroundings - only regret was stay was too short!

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely few days - Dianne is really welcoming and Wren cottage is very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Why did we buy this property, well to be truthful we really wanted the field that went with the cottages. We had the Alpacas and needed the land but it came with the two holiday cottages. On closer inspection we could see the potential. The cottages were converted in 2000 from a modern farm building and had been up and running with great repeat bookings. They were designed to be wheelchair accessible and were light and airy, well furnished, very clean and tidy and they had amazing views. We took over running the cottages in Aug 2008 and it was the best thing we ever did. We have increased the volume of bookings over the last few years. A lot of our customers have been visiting for years and we didn't want to change things too much. In 2013/14 we decided to do a major renovation and extensions, increasing the living area of both Robin & Wren Cottages. These improvements have been very popular with our guests. The new extensions have larger windows which make the best of the stunning views over farm and Moorland. We have installed french doors giving access onto private deck areas so you can enjoy breakfast outside or a Glass of wine in the evenings.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas/NewYear
23 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£700
 
 
Jan/Feb
1 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£450
 
 
Mar
25 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
April
31 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
May
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£520
 
 
June/July
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£600
 
 
Jul/ Aug
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£750
 
 
Sept/Oct
1 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£550
 
 
Nov/ Dec
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
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£100
£500
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The location of our cottages lend its self to having a very relaxing holiday, it is great walking country, there are many activities you can try nearby such as horse riding, kayaking, swimming in the river, climbing the Tors. Children just love the freedom of playing on the moors, splashing around in the many little streams, building dams, climbing on the boulders, eating ice creams from one of the many ice-cream vendors. For the Adults, there is a local pub within walking distance of the cottages, many very good restaurants nearby, plenty of coffee shops, tea rooms to enjoy a Devonshire Cream Tea. in Ashburton which is about 5 miles away you can find a good selection of Antique shops, a very well renown Cookery School. Ashburton also has two very good delicatessens one of which specialises in Fish, a very good butcher and a great farmer store which sells practically everything. We are only about 30 mins from both Plymouth and Exeter for a larger range of Shops and restaurants. If you fancy watching premier league Rugby, Exeter Chiefs play at Sandy Park on the outskirts of Exeter. There is also football at Exeter or Plymouth.

Property Type

  • bungalow

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • There is a large shower, sink and Toilet. Tha bathroom is designed for easy access

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • The bedroom has a kingsize bed, wardrobe, dressing table and chair.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • There are lots of great walking around the property

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