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Holiday Cottage on Dartmoor



Updated: 22-Nov-2016
Cottage in The Bolt Hole, Throwleigh, Okehampton, Devon, England - Quiet cottage with beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

The Bolt Hole is a holiday cottage on the edge of Dartmoor in the Dartmoor Nation Park. An ideal place to explore the open moorland or enjoy a pint and home cooked meal in the local pub.The cottage is well equipped and is also Pet Friendly. Set in the quiet hamlet of Wonson with local walks from your front door and small local villages to explore and enjoy or just chill out and relax in the enclosed back garden.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer

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About the Owner

I know how important it is to find a perfect venue for a holiday, which is why I bought The Bolt Hole Holiday Cottage a few years ago. It has been very successful over the last few years with great reviews left by the people who stay. I have made sure that it has everything you need for a comfy stay - it is pet friendly and I don't mind doing changeovers during the week. I work hard at giving a good service in the hope that people will come back and stay again.

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15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


A lovely cottage and a beautiful place in Devon.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely and very comfortable cottage with all you need for a relaxing holiday - we all didn´t want to leave. Beautiful landscape and a great place for great walks!! It´s a long way from Germany but we would love to come back ;)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean and cosy

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very clean and well maintained. The weather was a little cool but we were warm and cosy inside. The furnishings were comfortable and the cottage was plenty large enough for the two of us. A good place to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely cottage tucked away in a very rural location.

Very comfortable, clean and well furnished.

30 paces exactly to a lovely old pub that serves traditional home-cooked food.

No traffic noise apart from the occaisonal farm vehicle and the evening movement of a small herd of cows along the roadway.

In May, the wild hedgerow flowers in the area are absolutely beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bolt Hole excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in excellent cottage with all the facilities you need and in an excellent location for exploring Devon. I would definitely recommend the cottage to a friend which I have already done.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely little cottage. My partner, our dog and I thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at The Bolt Hole. This cottage is great for any who like to take their dog on holiday with them, it has a small garden to let them out in and even a water bowl was provided. The rooms were all clean and tidy and the bed was comfy. Even if the weather isn't great there is no need to worry as the nearest pub is 10 paces from your front door. Helen was friendly and helpful through out the booking process, and we would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage. Warm, comfortable and practical.

  • 5 of 5

The description of the cottage was accurate and it was clean and well maintained. The layout was well thought out and practical and it was beautifully warm and comfortable. There is a little enclosed garden at the back - great if you have brought your dogs. The owner kindly got it ready for me with very little notice and I felt it was good value. I would certainly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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From the Owner

The Bolt Hole Holiday Cottage is situated very close to Dartmoor. I have lived in the area for many years and there is nothing better than the fresh, open moorland for long walks, or even just to sit and watch. The cottage is close to the small town of Chagford where you will find some small shops, eating places and outside swimming pool. It is also close to other towns, Castle Drogo, Gidleigh Park and a short drive from the coast. The area has much to offer for young and old - an area to be explored and enjoy.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

There are plenty of walks from the cottage - a short distance from the open moorland. The cottage is surrounded by moorland, reservoirs and rivers - plenty of scenery to enjoy.


Both the North Devon and South Devon coasts are a short drive away.


If you are staying at The Bolt Hole a car would be essential.


Chagford - 3 miles

Okehampton - 11miles

Moretonhampstead - 8 miles

Exeter - 25 miles

Castle Drogo - 6 miles

Bovey Castle - 8 miles

Gidleigh Park - 3 miles

Further Details:

Okehampton has a variety of shops including a co op and a waitrose. It also has a cinema, post office and numerous take-aways.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A booking form can be emailed to you on request. A 50% deposit will secure your booking and the balance will be payable 6 weeks before your holiday. Payments can be made either by cheque or by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days. Arrival is usually after 2pm but this can be changed to suit you, so please ask. Departure time is 11am.

Notes on prices:
The prices shown are for 7 nights. You are very welcome to stay for more or less than 7 nights - please email me to find out the short stay prices.

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Updated: 22-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The cottage is located not far from the A30 - the main link to Cornwall, so access is easy and straightforward. The Bolt Hole has two bedrooms, where you have the choice of two single beds or one super king size bed in each room. The underfloor heating will keep you warm during the colder months, but in the better weather there is a private back garden for you to enjoy the sun and relax. The cottage is also pet friendly - any more than two dogs please contact me! I do not have a fixed changeover day - I am happy to do this any day of the week as I know some people do not like travelling at weekends - this also enables me to cater for shorter breaks (not less than 2 nights).

Property Type

  • barn


  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with wc and bath/shower over.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + cot available Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with either 2 single beds or 1 super king bed Bedroom 2 with either 2 single beds or 1 super king bed There is also a travel cot available


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: We have tried to make the cottage as cosy and comfortable as we can for you to enjoy and make it a home-from-home. Outside: To the back of the property there is a small gravelled patio area with table, chairs and parasol. Also available for you to use is a barbecue and a washing line. There is also a lawned area which is very private and secure. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, T-towels and bed linen are included. If staying at the cottage for longer than 7 nights then changing of the bedlinen and towels can be arranged. Cot sheets also available.

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