View towards property
Lounge area with wood burner
Cosy evenings by the log burner
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with stairs leading to mezzanine bedroom
Dining area
Mezzanine bedroom
Bedroom in the mezzanine
Bathroom
View towards the properties
The properties are approached via a track
The approach to the properties
Relax in the lounge area in front of the wood burner
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with stairs leading to the mezzanine bedroom
Guests have use of the private enclosed garden
1 / 14  View towards property
2 / 14  Lounge area with wood burner
3 / 14  Cosy evenings by the log burner
4 / 14  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with stairs leading to mezzanine bedroom
5 / 14  Dining area
6 / 14  Mezzanine bedroom
7 / 14  Bedroom in the mezzanine
8 / 14  Bathroom
9 / 14  View towards the properties
10 / 14  The properties are approached via a track
11 / 14  The approach to the properties
12 / 14  Relax in the lounge area in front of the wood burner
13 / 14  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with stairs leading to the mezzanine bedroom
14 / 14  Guests have use of the private enclosed garden

Widecombe Swallows

Widecombe-in-the-Moor (2mls W), Dartmoor
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
3
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • In the heart of the magnificent Dartmoor National Park
  • Miles of scenic walks directly from the doorstep
  • Village of Widecombe offering 2 pubs, 2 cafes and craft shops only a short distance from the property
  • Easy drive to beaches on the English Riviera and beyond
  • Follow the South Devon coast and visit the many pretty coastal towns along the way
Property code: 36682

This property enjoys a fantastically rural location, accessed via a single-track road, ensuring guests a high standard of peace and tranquillity. Ideal for walkers, the property has direct access to the ruggedly beautiful Dartmoor National Park, where the famous Dartmoor ponies can be seen grazing the moorland. For those who would rather explore by bike or horse, there are also many miles of cycle routes and bridleways within the park, as well as a number of stables from which it is possible to take professionally guided rides.  Of course, the West Country is famous for its beautiful beaches, and this area is no different, with some of the region’s finest seaside towns being an easy twenty-mile drive from the property, including the elegant resort of Torquay.

Guests enter this property via a flight of external stairs leading to the front door, which opens into the property’s open-plan living space. The property’s former life as a barn is very noticeable, thanks to the well-maintained original features, which include the exposed beams and the high ceiling. The room is kept lovely and warm, no matter the time of year, thanks to the wood burner which sits in the corner of the room, in front of which are two comfortable sofas. There is also a TV and a dining table seating four, beyond which the kitchen area, tucked away behind the stairs, is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine. (A tumble dryer is available for guests to use in a nearby barn). Wooden stairs lead from the living area up to the mezzanine bedroom, where there is a king size bed and a wardrobe - guests should be aware that there is some reduced head-height there. Back on the ground floor, the bathroom has a bath with handheld shower and a WC.

Outside, there is a private enclosed lawn with garden furniture, located on the opposite side of the farm yard.

  • 1 king size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, and WC
  • TV
  • Satellite Broadband with wi-fi
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided, with more available to buy onsite)
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer,
  • Washing machine Tumble dryer available in a nearby barn # 
  • 2 dogs welcome by prior arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • We regret that the property is unsuitable for children and babies 
  • There is no mobile phone signal at the property .
  • Shop and pub 2 miles, beach 19 mile
  • Storage available for bikes and kayaks
  • Close by is availability to hire electric bikes to explore the surrounding area
  • Kayaking at Newbridge, only 4 miles away
  • One of two holiday cottages on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nancy Hayes

This property joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Nancy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by chris, 15th March 2024

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Lovely cosy cottage for two and two dogs in a beautiful part of Dartmoor. Great walks, cycles, runs from the door. Don't forget to visit the Rugglestone Inn 3 miles away

Reviewed by Stuart, 12th February 2024

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A delightful little hideaway for those seeking the solitude and peace of the Moor.

Reviewed by Atifa, 12th January 2024

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Great snug cottage with everything you could need

Reviewed by Nigel, 27th October 2023

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We had an excellent week at Widicombe Swallows, It is well equipped, warm and comfortable. If you are looking for peace and quiet this is the get away from it all place. Close to Widicombe, Tavistock and Totnes if you need company, good food or shopping.

Reviewed by Lucy, 4th October 2023

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The property is delightful, cosy and warm with a lovely courtyard view. The location is superb, a gentle walk takes you onto the moors. It is very peaceful and the owners are on hand if needed and extremely nice. Altogether a wonderful place to stay.

Reviewed by Sally, 29th September 2023

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We've just gotten back from an amazing weekend here. We came from Cornwall so drove through Tavistock which meant we used our own directions. There was everything we needed, large fridge/freezer, clean oven, washing machine, large TV/DVD player, a beautiful fire and the comfiest bed ever. Easy parking and lovely gardens plus you only have to step oRead moreutside to go on amazing walks with your dogs (please keep on leads, even the best dogs) Very quiet and peaceful, could have walked around all day. Hide

Reviewed by John, 22nd September 2023

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As soon as we walked in our well being was restored peace quiet and tranquillity What more could you ask for. Thank you.

Reviewed by Stephen, 2nd September 2023

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The little apartment was just perfect for us. It was very very quiet. The facilities were great and just what we needed. Everything we needed in the kitchen to ensure our 2 week holiday was very comfortable. The location was brilliant for us. We had direct access to Dartmoor and some beautiful walks with the dog.

Reviewed by Janet, 28th August 2023

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A comfortable cottage in a very peaceful location.

Reviewed by Katelijn, 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Deborah, 28th July 2023

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A delightful, rustic, first-floor barn apartment, comfortable, clean and the perfect base for exploring Dartmoor.

Reviewed by Wendy, 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Teresa, 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Janine, 12th May 2023

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Small but perfectly formed! Very clean, had everything we needed, comfy sofas and always warm/cosy (we didn't need to use the woodburner at all as were plenty warm enough). Very quiet and peaceful, we enjoyed watching the swallows in the garden by day and listening to the owls at night. Great walks from the door. Owners greeted us on arrival and thRead moreen left us to enjoy our holiday. They also provided somewhere to store our bicycles, which was really helpful. Great stay! Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth, 10th May 2023

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Both Bob my Collie and myself had a lovely and very comfortable stay and would have loved to stay longer. It's rural location was perfect for us and it has easy access to the two locations we wanted to visit during our stay. I would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Paul, 22nd April 2023

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Reviewed by Stuart, 15th April 2023

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A delightful little space, in total peace and quiet in the heart of Dartmoor. Very warm and cozy, with everything need for your stay. A perfect place to use as a base to explore the moors and surrounding area. We would have no hesitation in re booking this lovely little hideaway!!

Reviewed by Steve, 13th April 2023

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The cottage location is fabulous. The wood burner is a great asset. We would recommend it to friends but advise to take provisions - tea, coffee etcand to advise re the shower.

Reviewed by Suzanne, 24th March 2023

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A warm and welcoming retreat with walks from the door to some of Dartmoors loveliest places.

Reviewed by Wayne, 25th January 2023

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We loved our stay in this quiet and cosy cottage on Dartmoor! Lots of beautiful walks and plenty of relaxing. Owners were very welcoming and friendly, would highly recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Anne, 23rd December 2022

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Nice, cosy cottage in a stunning location. A few miles from Widdecombe in the moor. It was lovely and warm, centrally heated with the addition of a wood burning stove. Thank you.

Reviewed by Richard, 4th November 2022

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A wonderful location ( just beware driving up/down steep hills in/out Widecombe though ) friendly and restful place - a haven to relax and be inspired ( wonderful paintings on the wall s) Remember to bring supplies as only rudimentary quaint stores in the village . Out of season places slowing down but the moors and wooded river valleys are the attRead moreraction Hide

Reviewed by Nicola, 14th October 2022

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Very cosy cottage. Great location for getting out on the moors. Would definitely recommend it

Reviewed by Steve, 12th September 2022

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This cottage was perfect for our needs. We found it extremely cosy and comfortable, nice and quiet and in a beautiful location. Very happy indeed.

Reviewed by Victoria, 29th July 2022

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Perfect from start to finish - will stay here again!

Reviewed by Nicholas, 10th July 2022

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Reviewed by Frazer, 2nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Harriet, 10th June 2022

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Wonderfully quiet location surrounded by beautiful countryside. Spotlessly clean, well equipped and cosy. It was a lovely, relaxing place to stay and would definitely recommend it to my friends

Reviewed by Kenton, 23rd May 2022

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My stay was excellent, I have no problem recommending this cottage to anyone. The location, although out of the way, was beautiful, it suited me perfectly. The cottage itself was perfect, its layout very well thought out. It was very clean, had everything I needed, and was very comfortable.

Reviewed by Teresa, 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Maureen, 3rd May 2022

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Lovley cottage in quiet location. Great place to get away from modern life. Ideal base for walking holiday. Cottage comfortable, clean and well equipped.

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View towards property
Lounge area with wood burner
Cosy evenings by the log burner
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with stairs leading to mezzanine bedroom
Dining area
Mezzanine bedroom
Bedroom in the mezzanine
Bathroom
View towards the properties
The properties are approached via a track
The approach to the properties
Show 2 moreRelax in the lounge area in front of the wood burner

Location

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