ROMANTIC BREAKS IN DEVON, UK

LUXURY SELF-CATERING COTTAGE IN NORTH BOVEY, DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK, DEVON


Escape for a romantic break to this stunning luxury self-catering holiday cottage in one of Devon's prettiest thatched villages, set within the wildly romantic beauty of Dartmoor National Park. Moorland View Cottage is a cosy boutique Devon home-from-home that is the perfect destination for a couples’ getaway, mini moon or honeymoon.

Offering wall-to-wall luxury, this stylish thatched Grade II-listed Dartmoor holiday rental has a log-burning stove, slipper bath for two, fabulous village gastropub and complimentary membership of a five-star spa and country club, with up to 25% off spa treatments and fine dining. Sublime Dartmoor views, a sunny walled rose garden and interiors that have been featured in several design and travel magazines mean this will be a Devon holiday to write home about.

You’ll arrive to a complimentary bottle of wine and snacks, a log-burning stove ready laid with firewood and a complimentary hamper of delicious local goodies, including an artisanal farmhouse breakfast. To make your Devon getaway ultra-luxurious, there’s a range of indulgent extras on offer, including a honeymoon package, private chef, oven-ready meals and gourmet Devon hampers.

Our booking terms allow for short breaks, with just a two-night minimum stay, and there’s a generous loyalty scheme for repeat guests. So whether it’s a honeymoon, anniversary, luxury mini-break or romantic getaway in Devon you’re after, Moorland View Cottage is the perfect place to stay.

  • Romantic walled rose garden

  • Friendly, thatched village gastropub

  • Up to 25% off spa treatments & fine dining

  • Complimentary farmhouse breakfast

  • Cosy wood-burning stove

  • 100% five-star reviews

  • Luxury honeymoon packages

The Ultimate Love Nest
— THE TIMES

Dating from 1704 and Grade II-listed, this luxury Devon holiday accommodation has plenty of historical charm, with wood-beamed walls, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplace and sunny walled rose garden. Its village location, tucked away in lushly-wooded hills in Dartmoor National Park, Devon, is idyllic and incredible peaceful, with the only sounds distant church bells, birdsong and the occasional clip-clopping of horses’ hoove

Wake up to idyllic views of the village’s church spire and forested hills grazed by wild horses. Spend days exploring the national park’s gorges, fairytale castles and ancient hamlets. Shop at eclectic antiques markets and pick up delicious Devon produce in artisanal farm shops and markets. Breathe fresh sea air on South Devon’s sun-soaked beaches and amble around pastel-hued fishing towns. Evenings bring starry skies, candle-lit dinners in rustic country pubs, deep baths, crackling log fires and a sumptuous king-sized bed layered with luxurious linen.

Book your next romantic break to Devon using the easy and secure online reservation system. Prices include a complimentary hamper, spa and club membership, and up to 25% off spa treatments and fine dining.

 
Picture perfect: North Bovey

Picture perfect: North Bovey

YOUR STAY INCLUDES

  • Use of Bovey Castle pool, spa, sauna, Jacuzzi, tennis courts and country club

  • 25% off spa treatments

  • 15% off food and drink at Bovey Castle

  • Bottle of wine and snacks on arrival

  • Sourdough bread, farmhouse butter, fruity jams and marmalades

  • Bottle of organic milk from pasture-fed Devon cows

  • Selection of Dorset cereals

  • Freshly-roasted coffee from our local roastery

  • Large selection of teas

  • Midfields cookies

  • Bowl of fresh fruit

  • Log-burning stove ready laid with wood

  • Firewood to last a week

  • Glossy magazines

  • Gorgeous coffee-table books

  • White Company toiletries

  • Fluffy towels and dressing gowns

  • 400-thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen

  • Bespoke digital travel guide

 
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ROMANTIC BREAKS


We provide all the luxuries you need for a blissfully romantic Devon cottage break, including marshmallows for toasting on the fire, wood, scented candles, glossy magazines, fluffy dressing gowns, slippers, board games, library of hardbacks, his and hers’ mountain bikes and wellington boots for countryside strolls. You’ll have use of iPad loaded with a bespoke digital travel guide giving details on the best things to do in the area, a state-of-the-art Sonos sound system, television with Netflix, BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime, and a DVD/Blu-ray player with a movie library. Free Wi-Fi.

 
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SPA MEMBERSHIP


As part of your break at our romantic Devon cottage, you’ll have membership of nearby five-star country club Bovey Castle, with use of the sauna, indoor pool, gym and golf facilities, and up to 25% off treatments, food and drink. Treatments at the castle's five-star ESPA spa include hot-stone massages, anti-ageing facials, aromatherapy massages, gentlemen's grooming head-to-toe treatments and his-and-hers massages. The castle is a beautiful 15-minute walk through the woods, or a short drive. Housed in the Orangery, the hotel’s indoor Art Deco swimming pool has far-reaching views of the estate, a huge Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, and on warm days, loungers on the terrace. There’s free use of the hard tennis court and lakeside croquet pitch, and discounted green fees for the championship golf course. The gym is stocked with Precor, cardiovascular and strength equipment.

 
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FOOD & DRINK


Your romantic Devon cottage break will start in style, with a complimentary bottle of wine and snacks. Book for four nights or more and you’ll get a complimentary welcome hamper, which includes a delicious locally-sourced farmhouse breakfast for your first two mornings. Our friendly village pub, The Ring of Bells, is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner, as is The Horse in Moretonhampstead. If you fancy something grander, head to Bovey Castle, where as a member, you have 15% off. Their lofty Cathedral Room makes a dramatic spot for a Devon cream tea, while the bar is a romantic place for an evening cocktail. Smarter still is Michelin-starred Gidleigh Park in Chagford. If you’d rather just have a romantic night in at the cottage, pick up delicious artisanal produce from one of our local farmshops, hire our private chef, or order in, with one of our hampers or oven-ready meals.

 
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EPIC LOCATION


Our village, North Bovey, is one of the prettiest and best preserved in England, with an oak-shaded village green ringed by clusters of treacle-tinted thatched cottages, a 13th century parish church and thriving village pub. Dartmoor National Park is one of the UK’s last remaining wildernesses and has 365-square-miles of pristine countryside to explore. Even in the height of summer, you’ll have the landscape all to yourselves. You’ll enter a world of fairytale castles, Bronze Age hut circles, vast open moors, ancient forests and remote thatched hamlets tucked away in lushly wooded hills. For beach-lovers, the sugar-white sandy coves of South Devon are a 45-minute drive away, while wild and windswept North Devon is an hour away. Cornwall’s pretty fishing villages, Port Isaac, Padstow and Fowey, make wonderful day trips. The Eden Project is also within easy striking distance.

 
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HONEYMOONS


Made for lovebirds, Moorland View regularly ranks one of the romantic places to stay in the UK for honeymoons and mini-moons (most recently in Conde Nast Traveller). Newly-weds can opt for our cottage honeymoon package, which includes champagne on ice on arrival, a box of gourmet artisan chocolates and rose petals for scattering on the bed. On the doorstep is wildly romantic Dartmoor scenery: wooded glades, fairytale castles, stately homes, thatched villages and wide, oak-lined rivers. Stroll hand-in-hand along sugar-white sandy beaches and discover hidden coves. Take a private hot air balloon flight over Dartmoor and the south coast. Stargaze on the top of a tor, or go wild swimming in one of the national park’s hidden waterfalls. Cosy up in a rustic country pub or push the boat out with meal at Michelin-starred restaurant Gidleigh Park. Our blog has lots more suggestions of romantic things to do on a Devon honeymoon or mini moon.

 
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DIGITAL GUIDE


To make your romantic getaway to our luxury Devon cottage rental as easy as possible, we provide a digital insider’s guide to the area’s must-see attractions, hidden gem restaurants, best local pubs and activities. Moorland View Cottage’s owner, Suzy, is a food and travel writer who has written several travel guides to Devon, so is the perfect person to advise with any particular travel needs. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to propose, or the prettiest peak to photograph, Suzy can help. The digital property guide also features instructions on how to use the appliances, along with useful contact numbers and information on what to do in an emergency, to ensure that you enjoy a blissfully easy and romantic cottage getaway in Devon.