Countryside walks, pub lunches, beach visits, road trips, Michelin restaurants and stargazing - here’s our pick of the best things to do during a break at Moorland View Cottage in Dartmoor National Park, Devon.
TAKE A HIKE
Blow away the cobwebs with a hike through epic moors, forested glades, leafy riversides, or the iconic South West Coastal path.
HAVE A PUB LUNCH
A pub roast is an essential feature of any British countryside break, and you’re never far from a good one in Devon.
BE PAMPERED IN A CASTLE
As a guest of Moorland View, you have complimentary membership of Bovey Castle. with free use of the pool, spa, sauna and sports facilities, and generous discounts. The cosy bar is a romantic place for a drink.
GO ON A ROAD TRIP
Drive into the Dartmoor wilderness to see Bronze Age hut circles, fairytale castles, mystical woodlands, thatched moorland villages and wild Dartmoor ponies.
DINE AT A MICHELIN RESTAURANT
Gidieigh Park is grand, Michelin-starred Tudor-style country manor hotel, set in 107 acres of Dartmoor woodland, with a 10-course tasting menu and whopping 50-page wine list.
BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE
Moorland View is an hour's drive from Devon's sugar-white sandy beaches, where you can skim stones, take a bracing dip, have a picnic or eat fish and chips by the sea.
INDULGE IN A CREAM TEA
Just-baked scones, gooey clotted cream and lashings of strawberry jam - no holiday in Devon is complete without a traditional cream tea. We pick our favourite cream teas on Dartmoor.
STOCK UP IN A FARM SHOP
Top of our list is Chagford, which has a fabulous delicatessan selling West Country produce, farm dairy, organic fruit and vegetable shop, wine merchants, baker and high-welfare butcher.
Bronze Age hut circles, Norman castles, Benedictine abbeys and macabre museums - here’s our guide to Devon’s top attractions.
With clear dark nights, Dartmoor is a fantastic place to view the night sky, with the Milky Way often clearly visible.