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Dartmoor luxury lodge set in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park



Updated: 17-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Hatchwell Lodge is part of Hatchwell Hall, a grade 2 listed Dartmoor Farmhouse

Hatchwell lodge is a beautifully furnished hideaway on Dartmoor. The warm interior with its wood burning stove and endless beautiful touches provide a romantic setting to close the curtains and relax with films, books and a hot bath. However if you venture outside there is a garden that is south facing, where you can see the far reaching views of the moor. The welcome folder details walks over the moor, though I would head straight to the Rugglestone Inn! Widecombe in the moor is less than 2 miles and has a National trust property, Inns and shops. The main attraction however is the whole of the Dartmoor National Park with its unspoilt landscape, wild ponies and strangely highland cattle. Even driving to Hatchwell is an experience, if you are like me you will stop on route just to take in the views...truly breathtaking in all seasons.

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About the Owner

Isabelle Cramer Coghill
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect, thank you x
Nov 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect, thank you x
Nov 2016
  • 1 of 6

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Lovely lodge in beautiful Dartmoor National Park - A real escape!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay at Hatchwell Lodge and would love to return.

Isabelle (the owner) was lovely - really friendly and helpful, leaving us completely to ourselves but happy to give advice, local knowledge and to have a friendly chat if we wanted. She very kindly dropped a bird book at our door after we mentioned that we had seem some interesting birds and let us store our bikes in one of her outbuildings. (These were amongst other kindnesses that were over and above what we expected).

The lodge itself is beautiful and, I have to say, even nicer than it looks in the pictures on the website. The bathroom, for instance, is a lovely, bright, traditional room, beautifully decorated and with a very deep bath in which you can really stretch out.

There's loads of space in every room and plenty of room to store luggage etc. The lodge is really sunny with a fantastic atmosphere.

The view is terrific: the lodge looks onto a sizeable garden that in turn overlooks a valley. The garden is full of birdsong and busy with life with buzzards and even ravens flying over, nuthatches in the big tree in the garden and assorted songbirds nesting while we were there in late March.

Widecombe in the moor is only a short drive or a pleasant but challenging cycle away - beware the hills!

We had a lovely week here exploring the Torrs, local villages, cycling the trails from Princetown and nature-watching. Widecombe is a nice village with some good shops. The cafe on the green does terrific breakfasts and the Rugglestone pub is rightly renowned for its food and atmosphere. But we were mostly out and about on the moor.

A delightful week in a lovely place - we'd definitely return to Hatchwell Lodge and can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage in a beautiful part of Dartmoor

  • 5 of 5

Had an absolutely fantastic time on our mininoon at this cottage, which is situated in a beautiful location on Dartmoor. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need, plus there was a lovely cream tea waiting for us on arrival! The cottage is well located very close to the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor and a short drive from Bovey Tracy and Mortenhampstead. The Gateway Tea Room in Mortenhampstead is a well worth the drive. The owners gave us some good tips on where to eat and good pubs nearby. The cottage is very peaceful itself and has been finished to a very high standard with a excellent wood burning stove that keeps the place very cosy. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 34 Miles Nearest Barpub : Widecombe old inn at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Bovey Castle at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Newton Abbot at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 18 Miles Nearest Restaurant : cafe on the Green, Rugglestone Inn , Widecombe at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : South Devon at 15 Miles Car: necessary

Hatchwell Lodge is set in a beautiful rural location near Widecombe-in-the-Moor, probably the most famous village in the National Park.

The park itself covers 368 sq miles of wild rugged landscape, characterized by towering granite tors, paths and tracks winding through the heather and the stunning River Dart that gave the moor its name. It is therefore a favourite place of walkers, cyclists and riders,with access to The Two Moors Way and the Templar Way, as well as many other marked routes to suit all users.

The tors provide 'letter boxing' and geocaching, or simply just a wonderful vantage point to enjoy views all the way to the sea.

For the adventurous there is rock climbing, kayaking and canoeing, also angling. Plenty of information is available about how to access all activities, the main Visitor Centres being Princetown, Postbridge and Haytor.

The area is steeped in history, folklore and legend abound, revolving around the tin-mines, the remnants of bronze-age villages, the famous granite long houses and the infamous Dartmoor Prison. Small wonder the Moor has inspired so many of our best known authors and produced such great works of literature.

Wildlife and animal lovers can enjoy the sight of sheep, cattle and Dartmoor ponies roaming free, and take advantage of the work of the many artists and photographers who exhibit in the local area.

There are many great places to eat and drink, from cosy, welcoming pubs with pretty gardens to tea rooms and village cafés. Widecombe itself is well served by two excellent pubs, charming cafés and a local shop, as well as the 16th century church whose imposing architecture can be seen from miles around and has given it the title 'cathedral of the moor'. On the second Tuesday of September every year the village opens its arms to visitors from all over the world who come to experience the famous Widecombe Fair, where rural crafts, livestock, local food, drink and music are all on display as well as Uncle Tom Cobley and his legendary grey mare.

The unique atmosphere of the Moor with its ever-changing moods cannot fail to enchant, but should the visitor wish a different experience, the rest of glorious Devon is on offer, the only county in Britain with two contrasting coasts, the south tranquil and calm, the north wild and untamed, home of excellent surfing.

Devon has everything to offer, from peaceful thatched cottage villages to vibrant towns with night-life and fine dining, Dartmoor standing out as the ancient shining jewel in its crown.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Apr 2017 - 11 May 2017
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Double bed with Antique wooden frame, finished with luxury cotton waffle linen and warm throws.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...


  • Hatchwell lodge is perfectly located to explore the wide open spaces and enjoy Devon most incredible vistas. There are super pubs and places to visit and the lodge is full of suggestions. However this is a special little hide away and with its lovely wam interior, full of interesting touches it will be very hard to drag yourselves away.

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