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Country House With Bluebell Wood In Dartmoor National Park

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

Country House near Scorriton, Dartmoor National Park, South Devon, England - A Historic Rural Escape On The Edge Of Dartmoor

The property is the principal part of this Victorian country house. Inside, you will love the sense of occasion created by the many period features including specially commissioned stained glass windows and a sweeping staircase. After an exhilarating day on Dartmoor soak up the atmosphere of a house previously owned by William Le Queux and Sudan's first president after independence. Outside, the property is reached by a tree-lined private driveway, shared with a handful of neighbouring properties. The private grounds which extend to thirteen acres, include specimen trees, and are a nature lover's paradise. Regular visitors to the bird feeders include woodpeckers and nuthatches. Enjoy the spectacular sound of the dawn chorus, and go to sleep listening to owls in the wood. If you are lucky you might see a badger, fox or deer. You will love playing croquet on the sunny lawn, gin and tonic in hand, while you barbecue the catch of the day. Your dogs and children will love running around in the ten acres of bluebell wood, making dens, climbing trees, and then flopping by the fire. The many natural and man made attractions of this lovely part of Devon are on the doorstep if you can drag yourselves away. The property has been recently refurbished and sympathetically restored.

Heather Roberts
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Perfect holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent New Year's Eve at Hawson Court and had the most perfect time! We were 4 families all with small children and the house was really suited to the size of our group. We were very impressed with the house (it looks even better in real life) and with Heather's (the owner) kindness. The booking process was very smooth and Heather made sure at all time that we had everything we needed. The surroundings of the house are beautiful and we went for lovely walks in the woods. We loved the house so much that we're already thinking of when we could go back next!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wow wow wow!

  • 5 of 5

Hawson Court is simply stunning. A breathtakingly gorgeous house in beautiful surroundings. The house is very well equipped and feels like a home from home. Heather and her family left us some lovely goodies and really pulled out all the stops to ensure our special occasion was truly unforgettable. Heather was nothing but helpful when we had any enquiries and offered so much more than we expected in the way of advice and information. We cannot recommend this house or the owners enough and will definitely be going back at some point to spend more time in the lovely house. Thank you to Heather, the family and the team at Hawson Court.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

"Wow!" was the response from each member of our party on entering Hawson Court. The house is spectacular, beautifully decorated yet welcoming and comfortable. There are some great walks from the property, or if you you are feeling more energetic, books are provided about walks on Dartmoor. The owner provided plenty of information on places to eat near by, but we decided there was no better place to be in the evening than Hawson Court, with a home cooked meal and the glow of the wood burner stove.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home to stay in

  • 5 of 5

We (6 adults, 3 children and 3 dogs) had a week away at the house in August. The house was more than big enough to accommodate us all.

When we arrived at the house there was a lovely welcome pack of eggs, milk, cake and champagne. A lovely touch to start off our holiday. The house had everything we needed (including use of a pushchair) and the owner was very helpful with providing lots of information of things to do.

The area has lots of places to go and visit with children and dogs.

Overall we had a superb time and would not hesitate in staying again.

Thanks for a brilliant family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful house in a superb position

  • 5 of 5

Nothing was too much trouble to owner Heather to make our stay both comfortable and interesting. A great house with a history set in some of the country's most superb scenery. Something to suit people of all ages and this family hopes to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the perfect holiday home in the area please stop looking and contact Heather to make sure you don't miss out on Hawson Court.

From the moment we booked, until the day we begrudgingly pulled the door shut on this beautiful house we were made to feel so welcome and invited. Heather could not be more helpful even before we arrived in terms of local knowledge, places to go, eat and things to do etc etc. Everything was such a breeze which, as you can imagine, leaves you with little doubt that the property was going to be one to remember, which it was. On arrival there was a lovely welcome pack consisting of local biscuits, drinks, flowers and things. Such a nice touch.

The house itself is spectacular. Full of character and craftsmanship. The decor is in keeping with the house too with no expense spared, even down to the curtains, flooring......

We were a group of three families consisting of six adults and five children ranging from 2 to 7. Needless to say the kids had an amazing time exploring the HUGE garden, bell tent and the surrounding areas.

It's such a beautiful part of the UK and this house is ideally situated to explore the stunning area of South Devon.

We wouldn't bat an eyelid about recommending this place to anyone, in fact we'd insist people experience such a wonderful spot!!!

Needless to say we will be visiting again!!

Matt, Emma, Archie and "The Gang"

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
31 Mar 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half Term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Special Offer
23 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
October Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Buckfastleigh in South Devon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Two toilets, one upstairs and one downstairs One shower room One bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , Ground Floor Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/9 adults plus children (4/5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size double bed Bedroom 2 with king size double bed and balcony overlooking the gardens Bedroom 3 with king size double bed Bedroom 4 with double bed All rooms are generously proportioned and will amply fit a cot if needed.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All the bedrooms are large enough to fit in extra beds if required and the downstairs yoga room can be converted into a bedroom. Outside: The grounds extend to 13 acres, with approximately one acre of gardens, two acres of paddock, and ten acres of ancient woodland. The woodland borders National Trust woodland. Two wooden tables in the garden each seat eight, and there is a barbecue for the use of guests, as well as a croquet set. There is ample parking. Utility Room: A large entrance vestibule with original tiled floor provides the perfect place to hang up your coats and boots after a day on the moor or beach, and a laundry room upstairs is equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, electric heated dryer and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bath towels are included. The property is professionally cleaned and linen and bath towels changed weekly. Other: Yogis will love the yoga room (space for three mats) with original wooden parquet flooring. Alternatively this would make a lovely children's play room (the wooden floor is perfect for a train set or a jigsaw), or nursery.

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