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Authentic timber lodge located in heart of Devon at the edge of Dartmoor

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 beds, outstanding views of Dartmoor, fully furnished with WiFi, pet friendly

BUTTERCUPS - a unique opportunity to stay in one of three really cosy log cabins at Highampton which lies between Hatherleigh and Holsworthy. Our lodges are constructed from 8" pine logs and are exceptionally warm and welcoming. We offer clean, comfortable accommodation that has views which are absolutely fantastic - right across miles of beautiful Devon countryside to Dartmoor in the distance. South facing with undercover patio. Parking on your own driveway alongside your lodge and garden area for your picnics or for the children to play in. Our lodges are fully furnished for up to four people, and are centrally placed for both the north and south coasts of Devon, and for the North Cornwall Coast - Widemouth Bay and Bude being particular favourites.

Holiday for 7 nights or take a short break - our lodges take 4 people comfortably and can also accommodate a very young child in a toddler bed but this does make the second bedroom a little crowded so it would not suit everyone.

The recently updated kitchen has a fridge, freezer, electric oven with ceramic hob and a microwave and in the lounge there's a TV/DVD and superfast Wi-Fi throughout. The upgrade to the shower room was completed in 2017 - there's an electric shower and the water is mains, so no problem with pressure! There are heaters in all rooms and a log/coal burner in the living area. The veranda was replaced during October 2017.

'Superfast' WiFi, dog-friendly in Brambles and Buttercups, toy box with games for young children and a table-tennis table and swing-ball with equipment. The village of Hatherleigh is about 4 miles away with a good selection of cafes and shops. There's also a couple of pubs, supermarket + skatepark.

The lodges face south towards Dartmoor - with absolutely fantastic views. See our website for more photographs and details.

Highampton is a small village which is situated in Ruby country with it’s fantastic selection of trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The village of Hatherleigh is about 4 miles away and has a good selection of cafes and shops. There’s also pubs, supermarket and a new skatepark. The bustling town of Okehampton is a further 7 miles away. In the opposite direction about 7 miles away lies the pretty market town of Holsworthy with the beautiful beaches of Bude and Widemouth Bay a further 9 miles away.

We are centrally placed for all parts of Devon and Cornwall. The area is one of peace and tranquility, so if it's a quiet base you want for your holiday, then Dartmoor View Lodges is the place to be.

Highampton is a small village with a pub, school, village hall and visiting post office. Hatherleigh and Holsworthy are larger and have all the amenities you need. Our site is quiet and tranquil and wildlife is plentiful. In the early morning it is quite possible that you will see deer grazing and there are usually a lot of rabbits around and foxes pay the occasional visit. Birds thrive and we regularly see woodpeckers, tree creepers and buzzards even occasionally a kingfisher. Butterflies are also attracted by the many wild flowers that emerge in the spring.

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Andrew & Sally Walker
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Andrew & Sally Walker

Recently relocated from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire where we ran a small business, we chose this fantastic location for the perfect home for us and our family plus it gives us the opportunity to provide fabulous self catering holidays.

Andrew & Sally Walker purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Andrew & Sally Walker chose Black Torrington

We have 3 genuine timber lodges to choose from - Bluebells, Buttercups or Brambles. Providing luxury self-catering, the lodges are well equipped and have a 4 star rating by a partner agent which guarantees good quality fittings and bedding. It also means we have to regularly update and maintain.

What makes this cabin unique

The location is the definition of peaceful and if you like wildlife, as we do, it really is perfect. We also get incredibly black nights as there is very little light pollution. It's also very well placed to explore Devon and Cornwall. Exeter is about 50 minutes away, Bude about 30 minutes. The site is surrounded by fields which is ideal for our daughters' horses and the views are dominated by the beauty of Dartmoor.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Black Torrington in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower room recently upgraded
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • We can supply a cot for a fifth little person if necessary
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
tennis courts in Hatherleigh, golf in Holsworthy, lots of local fishing lakes, archery centre opposite the site


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Authentic timber lodge located in heart of Devon at the edge of Dartmoor
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful stay at Dartmoor View Lodges

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed a wonderful relaxing weekend at Dartmoor View Lodges. The clean fresh air, the wonderful views & the total peace and quiet are a wonderful antidote to the hustle bustle of everyday life. The lodges are cozy, clean and spacious with wood burning stoves for colder days and lovely outdoor patios and BBQ’s for warmer days. Sally and Andrew are fabulous hosts. They make you feel very welcome and are there if you need them yet there is so much space and with a private drive leading to the lodges, you won’t even notice they are there most of the time. There are some great local walks and the lodges offer a great base for exploring the lovely Devon countryside and beaches. Whilst we were there we had a great day at Exmouth Beach. Thank you Sally & Andrew. We had a lovely stay and hope to return for longer. xxxx

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful Find

  • 5 of 5

Family holiday in Buttercups for two weeks in August. Wifi was great as it supported video & music streaming. Web pictures of cabin did not do it justice. Linen & towel change on middle weekend, plenty of room on site to exercise our family dog. Helpful owners when needed otherwise did not know they were there. Good location for visiting North Devon & North Cornwall, as plenty to entertain and occupy all the family.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the informative review, I'm sure others will find it really useful. Glad you all enjoyed yourselves!
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Two wonderful weeks in the south-west of England

  • 5 of 5

We had two wonderful weeks in Devon, Cornwall and the Dartmoor.

Our lodges were a wonderful accommodation and base for our excursions into the dreamlike landscape. We have always gladly returned to our accommodation and felt very comfortable there. There was nothing missing for us. Equipment and supervision by you were really great.

It was not easy for us to return to everyday life.

Already we miss the great view of the Dartmoor ...

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you all, thanks for choosing us for your first trip to Devon, really glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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Thoroughly recommend comfortable lodge

  • 5 of 5

We needed a break before the school holidays start and the grand-parenting gets going, and chose this location for a quiet yet convenient area to visit. Andrew and Sally made us very welcome and the high standard of the lodges meant our week at the beginning of July was excellent, with the uncontrollable bonus of good weather.

We look forward to returning some time

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Martin, glad you and your friends enjoyed it, look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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Very comfortable accomodation in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Sally and Andrew were most welcoming and helpful throughout. The accommodation was clean and comfortable with beautiful views over Dartmoor. It was lovely to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. Coast and country are only a short drive away. Shall definitely be returning and have already recommended these lodges to family and friends. Thank you for a very enjoyable holiday Sally and Andrew.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review Chris, look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Beautiful lodge with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week in Buttercups lodge. We received complimentary milk, tea bags, coffee and cake on arrival, adding to the very warm welcome from Andrew and Sally. The lodge has everything you could need, including a newly fitted kitchen and games for children. A nice touch was the removable gate to secure the veranda area. The field within the grounds are ideal for dog exercise, being fenced in and also able to access a quiet cycle lane(part of the Ruby Way). Hatherleigh is a small town close by which has a Coop, an excellent fish & chip shop and interesting walks. Other places of interest were Dingles Vintage Fair, Valley of rocks & Lynton and the Exmoor pony centre. The Bearslake Inn is a beautiful pub we found on the Granite Way, and highly recommended for lunch after a walk in the moors. We would love to return to Dartmoor View Lodges to explore this area more as there is so much to do. Andrew and Sally gave information on local walks on request and were always keen to offer help. Many thanks for ensuring our time in Devon was memorable.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this informative review, I'm sure others will find it really useful. Look forward to seeing you all again!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
M5 Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Car: necessary

The Big Sheep about 40 minutes away; Miniature Pony Centre on Dartmoor about 50 minutes away; Arms of Old archery centre opposite our site


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £50

dogs are welcome in Buttercups (max 2) and are charged at £5 per dog per night payable upon arrival

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.