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Dashel Cottage

38 reviews
A few minutes walk from the cottage
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Dashel Cottage is a cosy converted stone barn at Dockwell Farm, a 400 year old Dartmoor longhouse. The accommodation is on three levels with French windows onto a terrace at the rear and a small enclosed garden (lawn). The 50 acre farm has cattle, horses, hens, geese, guinea fowl, dogs and cats. The farm is in a stewardship scheme with Natural England; four fields are designated as a County Wildlife Site for the variety of hay meadow species including orchids. The cottage is on a very quiet lane; if you hear footsteps at night it will be ponies trotting by from the nearby common. The Two Moors Way passes the door, linking Dartmoor and Exmoor. The farm is surrounded by open moorland and rocky tors with extensive views and grazing cattle and sheep. The area is rich in history, with hu...Dashel Cottage is a cosy converted stone barn at Dockwell Farm, a 400 year old Dartmoor longhouse. The accommodation is on three levels with French windows onto a terrace at the rear and a small enclosed garden (lawn). The 50 acre farm has cattle, horses, hens, geese, guinea fowl, dogs and cats. The farm is in a stewardship scheme with Natural England; four fields are designated as a County Wildlife Site for the variety of hay meadow species including orchids. The cottage is on a very quiet lane; if you hear footsteps at night it will be ponies trotting by from the nearby common. The Two Moors Way passes the door, linking Dartmoor and Exmoor. The farm is surrounded by open moorland and rocky tors with extensive views and grazing cattle and sheep. The area is rich in history, with hut circles, burial chambers and ancient field boundaries. The deserted medieval settlement of Hutholes adjoins the farm. Dashel Cottage is ideally located for walking from the door - to the north to the high expanse of Hameldown including Grimspound, or south along the sheltered West Webburn valley which is a haven for flora and fauna. The village of Widecombe in the Moor, with its famous September Fair and two welcoming pubs, is one and a half miles away. The nearest towns for shopping are Ashburton and Bovey Tracey, both about 15 minutes' drive. Princetown, Chagford, Totnes, Dartmouth and Exeter are well worth visiting. The various South Devon coastal resorts are about an hour away. Dogs are welcome, and can be exercised on the enclosed farmland, but please check with us on the whereabouts of livestock first. Dogs need to be booked in and there is a charge of £10 a week per dog. Short breaks of less than a week are charged at 70% of the weekly rate. Dashel Cottage is centrally heated, has free wifi, and a Sky satellite box with Sky Sports package. Please note: The cottage no longer has a woodburning stoveMore
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Washer
Central Heating
Housekeeping Included
Dryer
Dishwasher
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Terrace
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1 - 5 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a place to stay. Picture perfect on the English countryside. Very friendly owners, mighty landscapes within walking distance and what a cosy and charming cottage with lots of space and a nice garden (with some cows and guinea fowls passing by from time to...More

Thank Koenraad V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Dashel Cottage now for many years, returning each year as it is such a perfect place. The cottage is warm and comfortable in a beautiful setting on the owners' farm with everything you could want come sunshine or rain. You can walk...More

Thank sarahnoke
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

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FrequentFlier608554, VR Owner at Dashel Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Dashel Cottage is a comfortable size for a family of 4, and is equipped with just about everything you need (including Sky and wifi). There's overflow fridge in the barn and the table tennis was a hit with our children. The location is quiet and...More

Thank James P
Management response:Responded 24 August 2018

Thank you for taking the trouble to post this appreciative review - we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely cottage, in a beautiful, peaceful location on the edge of the moors. Kids loved the table tennis!

Thank childminderabi
Management response:Responded 5 August 2018

Thank you very much for posting this review.

About the Owner
Venetia C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2015
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