LUXURY HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK, DEVON, UK
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A stunning Grade II-listed holiday cottage set in North Bovey, one of Dartmoor National Park’s prettiest thatched villages. This luxury self-catering cottage rental is the perfect destination for a cosy and romantic break surrounded by the dramatic scenery of Dartmoor National Park, Devon.
Offering wall-to-wall luxury, Moorland View Cottage is a stylish Dartmoor holiday rental with a cosy log-burning stove, beautiful slipper bath for two and a fabulous village gastropub on the doorstep. It comes with complimentary membership of a five-star spa and country club Bovey Castle, with use of its pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, tennis and golf facilities, and 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 Dartmoor holiday to write home about.
You’ll arrive to a complimentary bottle of wine and snacks and a log-burning stove ready laid with firewood. Stay four nights or longer, and we’ll lay on a complimentary hamper of delicious local goodies worth £25.
Dating from 1704 and Grade II-listed, this Dartmoor 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’ hooves.
You’ll 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 Dartmoor 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.
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 luxury cottage break, romantic getaway or honeymoon in Dartmoor you’re after, Moorland View Cottage is the perfect place to stay.
Book your cottage break to Dartmoor National Park now using the easy and secure online reservation system.
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
Organic milk from pasture-fed Devon cows
Selection of Dorset cereals
Freshly-roasted coffee from our local roastery
Large selection of teas
Bowl of fresh fruit
Log-burning stove ready laid with wood
Firewood to last a week
Gorgeous coffee-table books
White Company toiletries
Fluffy towels and dressing gowns
400-thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen
Bespoke digital travel guide
We provide all the luxuries you need for a blissful 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.