Escape for a romantic break to this stylish and cosy Devon holiday cottage, set in the idyllic 13th century thatched village of North Bovey in the wilds of Dartmoor National Park. With a romantic log fire, fairytale slipper bath, sublime scenery, village gastropub and complimentary membership of a five-star spa hotel, Moorland View is the perfect Devon cottage for luxury lovers.
Luxury Devon self-catering cottage for couples
In one of Devon’s prettiest thatched villages
Two bedrooms (king & king/two singles)
Free use of luxury spa, pool & health club
Vintage copper slipper bath
Cosy wood-burning stove
Stunning Dartmoor walks on the doorstep
Offering all the romance and luxury of a boutique hotel, but with the space and privacy of your home, this boutique Devon holiday cottage comes with membership of five-star country club and spa, Bovey Castle.
Every luxury is provided, including a complimentary welcome hamper on arrival, marshmallows for toasting on the fire, bikes and wellington boots for exploring the beautiful Dartmoor countryside, glossy magazines, gorgeous coffee table books, luxury scented candles and indulgent organic toiletries.
You’ll wake to birdsong and dreamy views of lushly-forested hills grazed by wild ponies. Whirl away days exploring Dartmoor National Park’s gorges, fairytale castles and ancient hamlets. Shop at farmer’s markets and eclectic antiques shops, and breathe lungfuls of fresh sea air on Devon’s sandy beaches. Evenings bring starry skies, candle-lit dinners in rustic country pubs, deep baths, crackling log fires and a sumptuous king-sized bed layered with plump pillows and organic linen.
Moorland View is in North Bovey, one of Devon’s prettiest thatched villages, comprising clusters of thatched stone cottages grouped around an oak-shaded green, a 13th century church and friendly village pub, The Ring of Bells. The village is surrounded by sheep-filled pastures, ancient woodlands and tinkling streams, and is incredibly peaceful. The only sounds you’ll hear are distant church bells, birdsong and the occasional clip-clopping of horses’ hooves.
Dartmoor National Park, one of the UK’s last remaining wildernesses, is on the doorstep, with 365-square-miles of pristine countryside to explore. For beach-lovers, the sugar-white sandy coves of South Devon are a 45-minute drive away, while Cornwall and North Devon are also within easy striking distance. Our blog has suggestions for the best things to do during your luxury Dartmoor cottage holiday.
STYLE & CHARACTER
Dating from 1704 and Grade II-listed, this former farm-labourers’ cottage has immense historical charm, with a thatched roof, wood-beamed walls, exposed stonework, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplace, original l1705 date plate and pretty walled cottage garden. Its stylish interiors have been featured in countless interior and design magazines, including The English Home and Country Homes and Interiors. It’s been decorated in a modern rustic style, with pieces made by local Dartmoor artisans, including ironwork hand-forged by our village blacksmith, baskets, rugs, pottery and chopping boards.
SPA & COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Your romantic break in Devon includes membership of nearby five-star country club Bovey Castle, with use of its sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, beautiful Art Deco indoor pool, gym, tennis and golf facilities, and up to 25% off treatments, food and drink. The castle is a pretty 20-minute walk through the woods, or a five-minute drive away.
FOOD & DRINK
Your romantic Devon break will start in style, with complimentary bottle of wine and a gourmet selection of Devon-made snacks. If you book for four nights or more, you’ll also get a complimentary farmhouse breakfast hamper (all sourced locally). There are wonderful places to eat on the cottage’s doorstep, but if you’d rather cosy up in front of the cottage’s fire, why not hire a private chef, order a hamper or organic, oven-ready meal from our Optional Extras page?
During your luxury Devon cottage holiday, you’ll enjoy a state-of-the-art Sonos sound system with Spotify, which allows you to play virtually any track you like, free Wi-Fi, an iPad loaded with bespoke travel suggestions, a television with Netflix and Amazon Prime and a DVD library.
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DO & SEE
Devon is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors, with oodles of fabulous walks, beaches, wild swimming, public gardens, prehistoric remains, cycling, horse-riding and activities to explore. Our pubs, restaurants and cafes are second to none, offering a taste of pasture-fed Devon lamb, wild venison, pheasant, locally landed seafood, local ales, ciders and crisp Devon wines. Our lively market towns, villages and seaside resorts have intriguing historical attractions and excellent independent shopping, while county fairs, village fetes and county events offer a taste of country living.
HONEYMOONS & MINI MOONS
Moorland View is regularly named in the travel press as one of the romantic boutique holiday cottages for honeymoons and mini moons in the UK. Newly-weds can opt for our romantic cottage honeymoon package, and our blog has suggestions for the most romantic things to do on your Devon honeymoon.
Moorland View offers flexible self-catering cottage breaks, with just a two-night minimum stay, and a generous loyalty scheme for regular guests. So whether it’s a luxury cottage holiday, romantic getaway or honeymoon in Devon you’re looking for, Moorland View Cottage is the perfect getaway.
Use of Bovey Castle’s pool, sauna, steam room, tennis courts, gym and spa, plus 25% off treatments and 15% off fine dining
Welcome hamper of locally produced goodies, including freshly roasted Crankhouse Coffee, bottled farmhouse milk and Midfields Cookies.
Farmhouse breakfast for stays of four nights+
Firewood for a week
Use of Sonos sound system
Use of wellington boots and bikes
Bespoke digital travel guide
TV with Netflix and Amazon Prime
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