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65 Log Cabins around Dartmoor

Full of history and heritage, ancient woodlands, dramatic wild moors and a wealth of archaeological treasures, artistic and literary connections, Dartmoor is a great place to stay - not just pass through going to Cornwall! Plenty of walking routes for all abilities; horse riding and cycling opportunities; pretty villages and thriving towns with great local produce.

Lodge 9 4

Tavistock, Devon, South West of England

Lodge 9 From £322 Availability

Lodge 9 is a luxurious contemporary holiday lodge overlooking extensive rural views reaching towards Dartmoor National Park near the historic town of Tavistock. The home sleeps four people and has two comfortable bedrooms, a master king size bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, and a twin. There is a family bathroom. Down the hallway is an open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and lounge. Large French doors open onto a lovely wooden veranda with garden furniture, plus there is off-road parking available for guests to use. Located within a short drive of the local shop, pub and restaurant, and just three miles from all of Tavistock's amenities, Lodge 9 is an excellent holiday lodge for a family to enjoy this beautiful part of Devon all-year-round.

View The Gallery 2

Okehampton, Devon, South West of England

View The Gallery From £259 Availability

View The Gallery is a unique retreat near to Okehampton in Devon. The cottage can sleep two people in a super king-size double bedroom with a bathroom. The rest of the cottage is made up of an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. To the outside are front and side enclosed lawned gardens with patio and furniture as well as off road parking for one car. Set in stunning surroundings, View The Gallery is a great place to enjoy at any time of the year.

Landscove House 16

Ashburton, Devon, South West of England

Landscove House From £4838 Availability

Landscove House is a phenomenal Grade II listed manor house that sits proudly in a stunning country estate in Devon’s glorious South Hams in the village of Landscove. This spectacular manor house sleeps sixteen guests in eight luxurious bedroom suites. Also located on the estate are The Barns, the restored dairy buildings that now provide exquisite boutique accommodation for a further twelve guests across six gorgeous cottages and suites. If you wanted to invite extra guests, then you can also book The Barns. There are sofabeds in each of the barn cottages sleeping extra guests too!

Landscove House is such a fabulous place for a celebration, family get together or a corporate event. It is little wonder that weddings are popular when marquees can be put up in the meadow and the estate boasts an outstanding glass roofed barn that can seat up to one hundred and eighty guests. Guests staying in the house are thoroughly indulged with lavish living spaces, Italian marble-clad bathrooms boasting egg-shaped freestanding baths, showers and Molton Brown toiletries, beautifully dressed exquisite beds, and gorgeous grounds. The grounds boast an idyllic pool, a lake and a stream, all within several hundred acres of sensational countryside. There are plenty of catering options for guests including delicious breakfasts and fine dining and the list of activities and excursions is endless.

Landscove House enjoys a privileged position just three miles from Dartmoor and only eight miles from the coast. The pretty Devon town of Buckfastleigh is very close by with its excellent cafes, restaurants, shops and the wonderful South Devon Railway where you can take a steam train along the beautiful River Dart valley to Totnes. Among the popular nearby attractions are Buckfast Abbey, Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Agatha Christie’s Greenway House, Dartinghall Garden, Becky Falls on Dartmoor and the wonderful seaside towns of Paignton, Salcombe, Torquay, Brixham, Hope Cove, Slapton and Dartmouth. In between those, there are beautiful villages, miles of fabulous walking territory and lots of river adventures.

Surrounded by glorious countryside, Landscove House was originally built in approximately 1840. It has been beautifully and sympathetically restored and refurbished to offer luxurious living spaces and bedrooms whilst retaining its character and stunning nods from the past. With opulent yet somewhat minimalist styling, the bedrooms offer an air of elegance and dreamy romantic appeal whilst the living spaces are richer in colour and energy. All of the spaces have been designed with space and entertainment in mind. In addition to the manor house and barns, the estate boasts a converted ‘Nissen Hut’ from the second world war, the Dairy Kitchen which can be used for events such as cookery classes and demonstrations or as a support for outside catering or private chefs and the Glasshouse which can seat up to one hundred and eighty guests for dinner. It is brilliant for exhibitions and corporate functions. The conservatory in the manor house can accommodate up to twenty four guests.

The renovations of Landscove have delivered deluxe hotel standard rooms, full of sumptuous furnishings, beautiful artworks and artefacts. The ground floor is home to a smart drawing room, a reading room, a dining room and a fantastic open plan kitchen, family room and conservatory. The drawing room and reading rooms are of similar size, both with atmospheric feature fireplaces, one with blue and white colour palettes and the other with deep red colour splashes to compliment the ornate wooden furniture. The dining room is delightful with its exposed stone walls and period furniture. The wraparound kitchen, conservatory and family room is a brilliant space with a warm and inviting country feel. The chef’s dream of a kitchen features beautiful ivory cabinetry, a giant professional range cooker, two fridges, two freezers, two dishwashers, four ovens and a fabulous extra long island. It is incredibly sociable linking directly with the light and airy conservatory. Here there is a farmhouse table and chairs, a modern log burning stove and lots of exposed stone and wood. This space is open to the family room with its contemporary sofa and chairs and memorabilia from days gone by. The garden views are gorgeous.

The second floor is home to five bedrooms and the top floor home to the final three. The bedrooms are all dreamy havens with painted wooden floor boards, a range of lavish, handcarved beds all adorned with crisp white quality linens, handpicked vintage accessories and scattered artefacts that will fascinate you. Some of the bedrooms boasts feature fireplaces. The first of the bedrooms enjoys a beautiful super kingsize bed and an ensuite bathroom with a two person bath and a wet room shower. The second bedroom, with its glorious estate views, offers two single beds, one being a trundle bed for an extra guest. It also has an ensuite shower room. Romantic bedroom three is very special with its extra large four poster bed and ensuite with a two person bath and wet room shower. The fourth bedroom also boasts a four poster bed and an ensuite shower room. The final bedroom on the first floor is stunning with a blissful kingsize bed. Its second floor shower room is reached via a gorgeous spiral staircase. Bedroom six is immensely popular so you may need to draw straws. It offers so much character with its beams and exposed stone and brick arches and offers an in-room freestanding bath as well as a wet room. It super kingsize bed is lavish and stunning. The master, however, is a junior suite with its own sitting area. Again, it boasts an exquisite super kingsize bed, an egg shaped freestanding bath that sits in the middle of the room under the giant roof structure and a wet room shower. It is truly heavenly and you won’t be rushing from this suite! The final bedroom is another beauty with beams, exposed stone, a kingsize sleigh bed and gorgeous linens. You will not be disappointed whatever room you have!

The grounds of Landscove House are incredible. There are sheltered alfresco lounge spots, gorgeous landscaped borders, lush lawns, secret corners, a wonderful lily pond with its permanent residents, a family of moorhens and lots of frogs, alfresco dining and a fabulous pool which overlooks the lily pond. The pool is open all year long with an environmentally friendly heating system. Surrounding all of this are acres of lush greenery, a lake, the old oak meadow and towering trees. The meadow is the perfect spot for a marquee or a large scale picnic. The walking trails and views are amazing! You will not forget your holiday at Landscove House for a very long time!

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Landscove House is surrounded by hundreds of acres of estate grounds and countryside. Along with The Barns, the house is three miles from Dartmoor in Devon’s South Hams. The list of attractions, villages, seaside resorts and fine dining restaurants within easy reach is endless.

Also in Landscove is Hill House Nursery and Gardens with its stunning variety of plants and quaint tea rooms. Buckfastleigh is close to home with the ever popular heritage rolling stock steam trains. The railway was originally built in 1872. It is a brilliant way to travel to Totnes along the River Dart.

The vibrant, historic town of Dartmouth sits on the banks of the picturesque River Dart offering a fantastic range of attractions and activities including the delightful Babbacombe Model Village, Britannia Royal Navy College Tours, Coleton Fishacre House and Garden, Pennywell Farm, the Flavel Arts Centre and Cinema, Dart estuary walks, Bayards Cove Fort, Berry Head Nature Reserve, plenty of water activities and much much more. The town is brimming with narrow streets, overhanging medieval houses and old quays. It is full of fine dining restaurants, galleries, antique shops and marinas. The town plays host to many festivals and events.  

Visiting Agatha Christie’s mansion, Greenway House and Garden is another wonderful day out. Now owned by the National Trust, visitors can relax in the tranquil, beautiful gardens experiencing what Agatha Christie called ‘the loveliest place in the world’. There are walled gardens, riverside woodland, informal gardens and lots of hidden gems.

You can also visit Dittisham, taking the Greenway ferry. Dittisham is so pretty with wonderful river views and an excellent pub. From Dittisham, you can link up with many other walks including the Dart Valley Trail, the Greenway Walk and others.

Dartington Hall and Gardens is also lovely. It is set within a one thousand acre estate. The gardens are stunning, designed by Beatrix Farrand, the famous American garden designer.

Salcombe has to be one of the prettiest towns in South Devon. It is a centre for sailing, a watersports haven! Salcombe is lined with boutique shops, art galleries and gift shops. The town’s excellent restaurants serve locally caught fresh seafood and locally farmed produce. You can also taste delicious Salcombe Dairy ice-cream and award winning Salcombe gin. Salcombe’s August regatta celebrates all that is great about the town with sailing events, fireworks and much family fun. In town, Salcombe’s South Sands and North Sands are ideal family beaches or just across the estuary you will find a wonderful beach at East Portlemouth. It can be accessed by ferry from Salcombe. To the west lies Bigbury-on-Sea, Bantham and the famous Burgh Island which is accessed at high tide by a sea tractor. The South West Coast Path is absolutely amazing. You can enjoy a walk to Start Point Lighthouse from Salcombe admiring the splendid views.

Another popular beach day jaunt is to the picturesque Slapton Sands. Slapton Sands has a very moving story attached to it. In 1943 the beach was taken over by the allied forces to use as a rehearsal area for the D-Day landings. Sadly a combination of live ammunition and poor visibility resulted in 749 American servicemen losing their lives. There is a stone monument to commemorate the ill-fated operation. There are plenty of watersports at the beach and a beachside cafe. Many visitors enjoy observing the wildlife in the Nature Reserve, living in and around the freshwater lake, Slapton Ley.

Kingsbridge, a traditional English market town, sits on the Kingsbridge Estuary, surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside. Kingsbridge boasts an eclectic selection of independent shops, art galleries and antique shops as well as an excellent selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Artisan coffee shops mingle with luxury boutiques and your usual high street stores. You can taste local craft beers, ales, cider and even wine and gin together with delicious local produce. The town also offers a three screen cinema, a yoga studio and a leisure centre with a swimming pool. The town is very interesting with many walks. You can explore passages such as Squeezebelly Alley to discover Kingsbridge’s history and hidden treasures such as mosaics, a community garden and miniature railway. The town holds a number of local events including the Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival in June, Kingsbridge Fair Week in July, the Kingsbridge Show in September and Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas in December. The estuary provides plenty of opportunities if you are a watersports enthusiast. You can kayak, sail or stand up paddleboard.

Barn in Mid and East Devon 6

Tavistock, Devon, South West of England

Barn in Mid and East Devon From £785 Availability

The historic town of Tavistock is within a short walk of the barn, with an array of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Tavistock being situated on the outskirts of the Dartmoor National Park, means you are not too far from some of the most breath taking views, walks and cycle tracks Devon has to offer. Heading south you have the regional capital of Plymouth which offers an array of amenities, not to mention its wealth of day trips, the historic Hoe, the National Marine Aquarium, Theatre Royal and much more. Family attractions nearby are Pennywell Farm, Southwest Segway, Woodlands family theme park and The Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail. The delightful barn conversion is situated within the owner s grounds which is renowned for its beautiful scenery and set within their own trout fishery. On entering this split level barn, you are greeted by the light and airy open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The kitchen area is well equipped with an electric oven and hob, coffee machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, and you don t even need to do the dishes as there is a dishwasher to do the work for you. The lounge area which is accessed via a small set of stairs is a great space to sit back, relax and watch a movie or two on the TV/DVD after a long day of exploring the local surroundings, or, if you still have the energy why not have a game of tennis on the Wii. Heading on up to the first floor there are two bedrooms, one super king size (which can be made up as a twin on request) with a TV and one double with a TV. You will also find the bathroom here with a shower and WC. Down to the lower ground floor, accessed by a flight of stairs you have a double bedroom with TV, patio doors leading out onto the garden area and an en suite shower and WC. Venture outside to the small enclosed rear patio area, where you will find the hot tub, private BBQ and garden furniture. Fly fishing is available all year and children can try their hand at float fishing (available from Easter Sept). There are also many areas for children to play including a small football area and play equipment. The resident pigs and Donkeys are also a hit for all ages! A large communal BBQ area is also available for gatherings. There is off road parking available for four cars with this property.

Barn in South Devon 4

Totnes, Devon, South West of England

Barn in South Devon From £596 Availability

Just a few miles from Totnes this warm and welcoming cottage is close to many seaside towns. It s an ideal spot for families and couples, with the beautiful promenade, seafront gardens, harbour, international marina, beaches and an abundance of pubs and restaurants in the nearby town of Torquay. Visit Dartmouth with its busy harbour, castle, shops and galleries or Teignmouth, an attractive seaside town with a promenade, beach and pier. Also, nearby are Totnes, Paignton and Exeter. Amongst the many family attractions are Cockington Country Park, Crealy Adventure Park, Woodlands Adventure Park and the famous Dartmouth and South Devon heritage steam railways. Dartmoor National Park is a short drive away, both horse riding and walking across the stunning landscapes are popular. Stepping into this cosy cottage you will find yourself in the living area, where you can relax in front of the traditional wood burner and Smart TV/DVD. The kitchen/diner is an attractive space with everything you need in the well equipped kitchen area including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, the dining area is ideal whether you re grabbing a snack or sitting down to enjoy a special meal. Heading up the stairs to the first floor you will find the two bedrooms, the king size with TV and stylish en suite shower room with WC and a cosy twin room with en suite bathroom and WC. Heading outside you can relax in the charming courtyard area with seating and BBQ, whilst children can play outside in the shared play area with play house, swings and climbing frame. The rear door of this property gives easy access to the shared indoor heated swimming pool (with changing and shower facilities) which is open all year. There is also a shared games room with WiFi, pool table (a small charge applies), table tennis, table football and a collection of toys for younger guests. A tumble dryer is available in the foyer area of this building (a small charge applies). There is ample parking available including an electric charging point for electric vehicles

Barn in South Devon 10

Ashburton, Devon, South West of England

Barn in South Devon From £1553 Availability

This property sits in a commanding and rural position with spectacular views. Designed with fine living in mind, the property is finished to a high specification and offers superb holiday accommodation. Conveniently positioned to offer direct walking access on to Dartmoor National Park and only a short drive from the charming South Devon stannary town of Ashburton, which hosts an excellent range of local shops and facilities. Within easy access from the property, many recreational amenities are available, such as golf, horse riding, fishing or enjoy a tour of one of the counties vineyards. Devon has much to offer any visitor, thanks to its Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This magnificent barn with exposed beams and oak flooring is accessed via sliding patio doors which lead you directly into the superb open plan lounge/kitchen/diner and cinema area. The lounge area with TV and Blue Ray is perfect for relaxing in the evening after a meal at the large family dining table which comfortably seats 14. The elegantly designed kitchen is equipped with everything you might need, including two electric multifunction ovens and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and an American style fridge/freezer with ice and water dispenser. Moving away from the lounge and dining area towards the other end of the barn you have a games area where you can enjoy snooker, air hockey, table tennis and a range of board games. Beyond the games room is a fantastic cinema area with sofas, large projection screen and hook up for guests own games consoles. Separating the cinema area from the super king size bedroom, with additional single bed, is a unique styled storage divider which houses a large selection of DVD's. This room also has a decorative encased water wheel with workings and an en suite shower and WC. There is also a separate WC on this level as well as a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Heading down stairs and along an impressive glass fronted corridor you will find three additional bedrooms. One triple bedroom with three single beds and en suite shower and WC, a super king size bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC and a super king size bedroom with en suite shower and WC. Please note, there is restricted headroom in the ground floor bedrooms due to low beams. Outside, the property enjoys a generously sized garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Ample off road parking available

Barn in South Devon 2

Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon, South West of England

Barn in South Devon From £331 Availability

This property enjoys a fantastically rural location, accessed via a single track road, ensuring guests a high standard of peace and tranquillity. Ideal for walkers, the property has direct access to the ruggedly beautiful Dartmoor National Park, where the famous Dartmoor ponies can be seen grazing the moorland. For those who would rather explore by bike or horse, there are also many miles of cycle routes and bridleways within the park, as well as a number of stables from which it is possible to take professionally guided rides. Of course, the West Country is famous for its beautiful beaches, and this area is no different, with some of the region s finest seaside towns being an easy twenty mile drive from the property, including the elegant resort of Torquay. Guests enter this property via a flight of external stairs leading to the front door, which opens into the property s open plan living space. The property s former life as a barn is very noticeable, thanks to the well maintained original features, which include the exposed beams and the high ceiling. The room is kept lovely and warm, no matter the time of year, thanks to the wood burner which sits in the corner of the room, in front of which are two comfortable sofas. There is also a TV and a dining table seating four, beyond which the kitchen area, tucked away behind the stairs, is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine. (A tumble dryer is available for guests to use in a nearby barn). Wooden stairs lead from the living area up to the mezzanine bedroom, where there is a king size bed and a wardrobe guests should be aware that there is some reduced head height there. Back on the ground floor, the bathroom has a bath with handheld shower and a WC. Outside, there is a private enclosed lawn with garden furniture, located on the opposite side of the farm yard. There is off road parking available for one car.

Barn in Mid and East Devon 4

Okehampton, Devon, South West of England

Barn in Mid and East Devon From £441 Availability

This property makes a fantastic base for those who want to explore the stunning wilds of Dartmoor National Park. There are miles of scenic walks to be enjoyed, covering a wide range of terrain and suitable for all abilities and fitness levels. Horse riders and cyclists are also well catered for in the park, with plenty of bridal ways and cycling routes, and it is even possible to go canoeing on the local rivers, or try your hand at bouldering on the moor s famous granite tors. Of course, there is plenty more to see and do in the area, including Launceston Steam Railway, Bryn Tor and Buckland Abbey, which are all within easy reach. Entering this single storey barn conversion property, via the footpath, guests will find the comfortable and spacious lounge, with its breath taking countryside views, large sofa bed (suitable for two extra guests), TV/DVD. The adjacent kitchen/diner has a dining table seating six, and a well equipped kitchen area, with an electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine. The property has two bedrooms: the first of these is a generously sized king size room with its own TV, as well as an en suite shower room with WC. The second bedroom is a twin room, which can be made up as another king size room on request, thanks to the zip and link beds. A second shower room also offers a shower and WC. Outside, the property enjoys a large raised, enclosed decked patio and a lawn area where guests can enjoy the views and the peaceful surroundings from the table and chairs, or perhaps use the BBQ to cook up a delicious alfresco meal. There is ample off road parking available.

Landscove Barns 20

Devon, Devon, South West of England

Landscove Barns From £3979 Availability

The utterly gorgeous Landscove Barns sit on a magnificent country estate alongside the superb Landscove House, a phenomenal Grade II listed manor house. The properties are surrounded by glorious countryside in Landscove, in Devon’s stunning South Hams. The Barns provide exquisite boutique accommodation for twelve guests across six gorgeous cottages and suites with another eight guests being able to take advantage of sumptuous sofa beds. Landscove House sleeps up to sixteen guests in eight spectacular bedroom suites. It is possible to book the house and barns together, sleeping up to thirty six guests in total. Landscove Barns is a brilliant choice for a celebration, family get together or a corporate event. Guests staying in the barns are thoroughly indulged with egg-shaped freestanding baths, wet room showers and luxury Molton Brown toiletries, beautifully dressed exquisite beds and access to a beautiful courtyard. Guests are offered options of total self-catering or delicious breakfasts and fine dining. The list of activities and excursions guests can enjoy when staying at this wonderful location is endless. Landscove Barns enjoy a privileged position just three miles from Dartmoor and only eight miles from the coast. The pretty Devon town of Buckfastleigh is very close by with its excellent cafes, restaurants, shops and the wonderful South Devon Railway where you can take a steam train along the beautiful River Dart valley to Totnes. Among the popular nearby attractions are Buckfast Abbey, Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Agatha Christie’s Greenway House, Dartinghall Garden, Becky Falls on Dartmoor and the wonderful seaside towns of Paignton, Salcombe, Torquay, Brixham, Hope Cove, Slapton and Dartmouth. In between those, there are beautiful villages, miles of fabulous walking territory and lots of river adventures. Surrounded by glorious countryside, Landscove Barns were orignally built in the late 1700 ‘s. Built of Devon and Cornish stone, they are a fantastic example of the architecture of the time and like the manor house, they have been brilliantly renovated. The Barns were formally an old dairy farm with the buildings forming a perfect courtyard. Each of the barns reflects the evolution of the building over the past two hundred years, showcasing hand sawn timbers, gorgeous rafters and purlins along with many original features of the dairy. The result is phenomenal, a perfect blend of old meets new. Guests are truly pampered within chic, contemporary interiors while appreciating the raw design elements. Many of the cottages and suites enjoy their own classy kitchens and the accommodation can be configured in a variety of ways to suit the guests. In addition to the manor house and barns, the estate boasts a converted ‘Nissen Hut’ from the second world war, the Dairy Kitchen which can be used for events such as cookery classes and demonstrations or as a support for outside catering or private chefs and the Glasshouse which can seat up to one hundred and eighty guests for dinner. It is brilliant for exhibitions and corporate functions. The super cool and stylishly designed Barns are comprised of four barns, each with its own sleek, contemporary kitchen and all with dreamy underfloor heating. The styling is more New York studio than cutesy Devon barn. The buildings are split into numerous accommodations, all beautiful and characterful with beams and exposed stonework. The first cottage enjoys fabulously atmospheric vaulted ceilings and a brilliant flow between the spaces. It features a romantic four poster bed with a double bath in the bedroom, a fully-fitted contemporary kitchen, a cosy living and dining area with a sofa bed that can sleep two extra guests and a lovely patio. The second unit adjoins the first. It is a spectacular studio with a wall of glass that offers courtyard views and opens to a patio. It also boasts a small kitchenette, a small lounge area with a sofabed and a fabulous bedroom with a freestanding bath and ensuite shower room. On the opposite side of the courtyard is another one bedroom cottage with a superb giant four poster bed that sits beneath original beamed ceilings, a contemporary ensuite bathroom with a two person bath and a walk-in shower and a fantastic open plan kitchen and living space. This cottage can be linked to the attached room which offers twin trundle beds which sleep between two and four guests. The twin room can also be opened to the barn room on the other side which is home to a gorgeous super kingsize bed, a two person bath and a wet room. Finally, the last accommodation is a large studio cottage with style, character and brilliant facilities. It was formally used to house the bulls in winter and is now home to a beautiful living, dining, kitchen and sleeping area with a kingsize sleigh bed, a sofabed, a dining table and a sleek, modern kitchen. The bathroom is huge and suitable for guests with disabilities. The barns have been brilliantly designed to offer flexible accommodation. They are just perfect for multi-generational families or groups of friends that want a little independence but want to enjoy a holiday or special celebration together. The barn courtyard is completely enclosed and gated so it is ideal for children. The courtyard offers some excellent furniture so that guests can relax with glasses of their favourite tipple, enjoying the beautiful character of this special place and its original artefacts that are scattered about. With such luxury, it is hard to imagine that the dairy herd only moved out a few years ago! ***The Barns are located next to Landscove House, and can be rented together for an incredible wedding or celebration. There is a professional kitchen, and spectacular big barn with glass roof for entertaining.   

Landscove Barns are surrounded by hundreds of acres of estate grounds and countryside. It is located three miles from Dartmoor in Devon’s South Hams. The list of attractions, villages, seaside resorts and fine dining restaurants within easy reach is endless.

Very close to the house is Hill House Nursery and Gardens with its stunning variety of plants and quaint tea rooms. Buckfastleigh is close to home with the ever popular heritage rolling stock steam trains. The railway was originally built in 1872. It is a brilliant way to travel to Totnes along the River Dart.

The vibrant, historic town of Dartmouth sits on the banks of the picturesque River Dart offering a fantastic range of attractions and activities including the delightful Babbacombe Model Village, Britannia Royal Navy College Tours, Coleton Fishacre House and Garden, Pennywell Farm, the Flavel Arts Centre and Cinema, Dart estuary walks, Bayards Cove Fort, Berry Head Nature Reserve, plenty of water activities and much much more. The town is brimming with narrow streets, overhanging medieval houses and old quays. It is full of fine dining restaurants, galleries, antique shops and marinas. The town plays host to many festivals and events.  

Visiting Agatha Christie’s mansion, Greenway House and Garden is another wonderful day out. Now owned by the National Trust, visitors can relax in the tranquil, beautiful gardens experiencing what Agatha Christie called ‘the loveliest place in the world’. There are walled gardens, riverside woodland, informal gardens and lots of hidden gems.

You can also visit Dittisham, taking the Greenway ferry. Dittisham is so pretty with wonderful river views and an excellent pub. From Dittisham, you can link up with many other walks including the Dart Valley Trail, the Greenway Walk and others.

Dartington Hall and Gardens is also lovely. It is set within a one thousand acre estate. The gardens are stunning, designed by Beatrix Farrand, the famous American garden designer.

Salcombe has to be one of the prettiest towns in South Devon. It is a centre for sailing, a watersports haven! Salcombe is lined with boutique shops, art galleries and gift shops. The town’s excellent restaurants serve locally caught fresh seafood and locally farmed produce. You can also taste delicious Salcombe Dairy ice-cream and award winning Salcombe gin. Salcombe’s August regatta celebrates all that is great about the town with sailing events, fireworks and much family fun. In town, Salcombe’s South Sands and North Sands are ideal family beaches or just across the estuary you will find a wonderful beach at East Portlemouth. It can be accessed by ferry from Salcombe. To the west lies Bigbury-on-Sea, Bantham and the famous Burgh Island which is accessed at high tide by a sea tractor. The South West Coast Path is absolutely amazing. You can enjoy a walk to Start Point Lighthouse from Salcombe admiring the splendid views.

Another popular beach day jaunt is to the picturesque Slapton Sands. Slapton Sands has a very moving story attached to it. In 1943 the beach was taken over by the allied forces to use as a rehearsal area for the D-Day landings. Sadly a combination of live ammunition and poor visibility resulted in 749 American servicemen losing their lives. There is a stone monument to commemorate the ill-fated operation. There are plenty of watersports at the beach and a beachside cafe. Many visitors enjoy observing the wildlife in the Nature Reserve, living in and around the freshwater lake, Slapton Ley.

Kingsbridge, a traditional English market town, sits on the Kingsbridge Estuary, surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside. Kingsbridge boasts an eclectic selection of independent shops, art galleries and antique shops as well as an excellent selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Artisan coffee shops mingle with luxury boutiques and your usual high street stores. You can taste local craft beers, ales, cider and even wine and gin together with delicious local produce. The town also offers a three screen cinema, a yoga studio and a leisure centre with a swimming pool. The town is very interesting with many walks. You can explore passages such as Squeezebelly Alley to discover Kingsbridge’s history and hidden treasures such as mosaics, a community garden and miniature railway. The town holds a number of local events including the Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival in June, Kingsbridge Fair Week in July, the Kingsbridge Show in September and Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas in December. The estuary provides plenty of opportunities if you are a watersports enthusiast. You can kayak, sail or stand up paddleboard.

Log Cabin in Mid and East Devon 4

Okehampton, Devon, South West of England

Log Cabin in Mid and East Devon From £519 Availability

This property is located close to the North Western edge of Dartmoor National Park, just three miles from the town of Okehampton, where there are a number of shops, takeaways, and supermarkets, as well as specialist shops which cater for Dartmoor s walkers, cyclists, and climbers. Dartmoor itself offers many miles of scenic walks for all abilities, ranging from easy strolls through to challenging hikes and climbs. Other places of interest in the local area include Lydford Gorge, Roadford Lake Country Park, and the city of Exeter. This property offers comfortable accommodation for four guests. A set of external stairs lead across the raised decked terrace to the property s front door, which opens directly into the beautiful open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The fabulous lounge area offers beautiful feature windows allowing you to sit back and relax amongst the rich, soft furnishings and watch your favourite programme on the Smart TV or just enjoy an evening under the stars with the flame effect electric fire glowing in the background. Cook up a storm in the delightful kitchen area which offers an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, Bosch Tassimo coffee machine, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. The washing machine is housed in a separate utility cupboard which also provides handy storage space. After a long day, head down the hall where you will find the two bedrooms, the master bedroom is a double room which benefits from an en suite shower room with WC and a TV, whilst the second bedroom is a homely twin room. The bathroom is also located here and consist of a shower over bath and WC. Venture outside onto the enclosed decked terrace, which features the wonderfully relaxing and private sunken hot tub which has the added luxury of an inbuilt iPod dock and speakers. Guests will also find garden furniture set out on the terrace, which provides the perfect space for enjoying al fresco dining and drinks. Off road parking for two cars.