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Holiday cottage in the National Park with stunning views.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Widecombe, South Devon, England - Peaceful Location, Beautiful Village, Direct Access to Moorland Walks

The accommodation consists of 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom and a small bunk room suitable for young children. There is a fully equipped kitchen, modern bathroom, sun-room and living room. Off road parking for 2 cars, and 20 metres away further parking. The cottage garden has stunning views across the Widecombe valley; there are amazing walks from the doorstep, most of which take in a local pub. butterflies can be seen in the garden.


Property Manager
Peter Graves
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

There are several testimonials taken direct from the guest book which you can view on our website.
May 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Widecombe in the Moor in Teignbridge District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Modern bathroom with bath and shower. Views over the countryside. Separate wc upstairs and one wc with hand basin downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, chest of drawers and 2 large bedside cabinets. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, a chest of drawers and 2 large bedside cabinets. Bedroom 3 is downstairs and is a small bunk room suitable for young children. All rooms have great views.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Telephone is incoming calls only but wifi is unlimited. Outside: Pretty cottage garden with patio overlooking the National Park countryside. There is a stone seat in the garden as well as seating for 6 and a garden table. There is a small barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine, fridge freezer, ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen included. Property cleaned once a week or once a fortnight for longer stays. Other: Sun room with views over the cottage garden equipped with dining table, 4 chairs and sofa. Small reference library.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Holiday cottage in the National Park with stunning views.
average rating of 4.266667 based on 16 reviews
5

Peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We have had an excellent time at Windtor cottage; I have never been to a more peaceful place in my life. We watched birds from our garden sundeck - we enjoyed topping up the bird feeders regularly.

Since we don't drive, we had Tesco deliver our food and booked some taxi rides with the excellent Station Taxis.

We particularly enjoyed the walk up from the cottage to Hameldown and Grimspound.

I would thoroughly recommend this cottage, it's spacious and well equipped, sadly without real fire, but with outstanding features like a window- nook and a wonderful garden with fantastic views.

Will definitely be back one time!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and I'm so glad you enjoyed a peaceful break at Windtor.
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Nice location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is well situated and we really enjoyed the walks. The cottage could do with a good clean. On the serface it looked clean but we found used bottles of drink under the beds amongst a year of dust same as behind chairs and we couldn't use the bed settee for same reason it could be because it's the end of season. It was well equipped and warm enough. Bed linen very clean beds abit hard but to be fair I do like a soft mattress. My dogs loves the garden but please be careful to check them each time as both came in with ticks and blood suckers on them so needed a couple of trips to vet but we did expect this as pre warned by our vet. All in all a good holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenny, Many thanks for taking the time to review Windtor. I'm glad you found the cottage clean and apologise for the sofa bed. It is not really intended for guest use and I normally have it checked for any guests who do ask for extra sleeping space because there is no bedding available in that room. I'm pleased you found the garden great for dogs!
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Nice location

  • 3 of 5

Good location and quiet. House really needs updating though as it is in a timewarp but it did suit our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great views

  • 4 of 5

Great views

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, perfect secluded setting.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful, in peaceful surroundings. Well placed for views of the countryside and walks. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely veiws from the garden and rear of the cottage

  • 3 of 5

The approach to the cottage is a bit off putting, although that is not something the owner can do anything about. We arrived at 10.00 pm and thought we had stumbled upon a scrap yard. Having said that once you are in the cottage the views improve 100%.The garden is wonderful and our dogs enjoyed it.

The only reason I would not return to the cottage is the mouldy/damp smell in the kitchen downstairs/upstairs loo's and washing machine/fridge room this smell was not at all nice.

I have emailed the owner to state this and I hope that this will be resolved.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rugglestone
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rugglestone
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The cottage is about 45 minutes from the South Devon beaches but some brave guests have been known to swim in the local Dart river.

Travel:

Windtor Cottage is best accessed from the A38 through Bovey Tracey and then Haytor, following the signs to Widecombe. You pass through the village and continue south till you come to Lady Meadow Terrace on the right hand side. Climb the hill past the row of houses until you see Windtor which is the second from the top of the road. The postal address of the cottage is Windtor Cottage, Dunstone, Widecombe.

Distances:

Bovey Tracey 15 minutes, Ashburton 15 minutes, Exeter 35 minutes, Plymouth 45 minutes.

Further Details:

The Shop on the Green in Widecombe carries some essentials. It also serves as an ‘out-reach’ Post Office. There are two pubs, the Old Inn in the village and the Rugglestone on the road out of the village towards Venton. Both serve excellent food and beverages. The National Trust shop and Church House are worth a visit as is the magnificent 14th Century St Pancras Church. Both Tesco and Waitrose deliver to the cottage and many of the local smallholders sell vegetables in season. There is some 02 reception near the cottage but none of the other providers are available in the valley. The River Dart Country Park with Zip Wires and an assault course is a few minutes’ drive from the cottage as is Dartmeet and South Devon Railway. The Two Moors Way runs across the top of Wind Tor and this takes you right through to Exmoor. We are also fortunate to be a few miles from the beginning of the Templer Way. We are about 45 minutes from the sea.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Widecombe in the Moor, South Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
From
£65
£450
 
 
Christmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£321
for 5 nights
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£64
£450
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
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£65
£455
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£350
for 5 nights
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£70
£490
 
 
Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
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£80
£550
 
 
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
£450
for 5 nights
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£90
£610
 
 
High Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£525
for 5 nights
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£105
£735
 
 
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
From
£65
£450
 
 
Christmas 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£355
for 5 nights
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£71
£500
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
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£950
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred changeover day but out of season other days are possible.
We have a minimum booking fee of £300.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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