View towards the property
The open-plan living space with woodburner countryside views
Open plan lounge, kitchen and dining
Spacious king size bedroom
Views from king size bedroom
Family room with additional single bed
Views from family room
Bathroom
Garden area with trampoline and childrens sand pit
Enjoy the countryside views from the garden area
1 / 10  View towards the property
2 / 10  The open-plan living space with woodburner countryside views
3 / 10  Open plan lounge, kitchen and dining
4 / 10  Spacious king size bedroom
5 / 10  Views from king size bedroom
6 / 10  Family room with additional single bed
7 / 10  Views from family room
8 / 10  Bathroom
9 / 10  Garden area with trampoline and childrens sand pit
10 / 10  Enjoy the countryside views from the garden area

The Retreat At Waytown,

Dartmoor National Park (5mls NW), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located within 42 acres on a rare sheep and cattle farm
  • Meet the new lambs and calves from February through to May
  • Set within a walkers paradise, on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park
  • Nestled in rural countryside location with beautiful views across the fields
  • Close to the Devon and Cornwall border so you can enjoy the best of both worlds
  • Within easy reach of some of the most popular attractions in the South West
Property code: WAYTO

Set amidst a beautiful working farm, this cottage provides the perfect countryside retreat for those looking for a peaceful break in rural Devon. Close to the border, you’ll also only be a short distance from the Cornish coast.

Although located in a rural location, a short drive will take you to some of Devon and Cornwall’s best attractions, rural beauty spots, stunning beaches and charming towns and villages. Okehampton and Tavistock, an ancient stannary town, are both nearby with a range of quirky shops and idyllic tearooms. The cities of Plymouth and Exeter are easily accessible and offer many attractions including shopping centres, restaurants and theatres. If you enjoy activities such as golf or horse riding – facilities can be found nearby and there are two local pubs within a four-mile drive. Within 40 minutes you could also be relaxing on the golden sands at Bude or enjoying long walks, a spot of fishing or a range of watersports at Meldon Reservoir or Roadford lake. There are also plenty of National Trust properties in the area and a 60-minute drive will take you to the renowned Eden Project. On the ground floor you will find the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The kitchen offers everything you need for a comfortable stay including electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and a dining room table. The pleasant lounge area features a woodburner, which will keep you snug on cool winter evenings. There is also a TV/DVD and hi-fi. Upstairs, the bedrooms enjoy views across the surrounding countryside. Choose from a bedroom with a king-size bed, and a TV/DVD or a family room with a double and single bed. There is also a bathroom with shower over bath and WC. The grounds of this property are a real highlight and will help to make your holiday extra special. Relax in the garden where seating and a BBQ means you can dine al fresco, while the little ones enjoy the trampoline and sand-pit. With permission of the owners, guests are also welcome to visit the working farm and meet the animals – come face to face with pedigree South Devon cattle and rare Whiteface Dartmoor sheep. Lambing and calving takes place from February to May so there is always a new arrival to meet. There is ample parking available and storage for bicycles.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 family room with a double and single bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine/dryer
  • TV/DVD and hi-fi, and an additional set in the double bedroom
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Woodburner with logs included
  • Regret no pets
  • Ample off-road parking
  • BBQ
  • Trampoline and children’s sandpit
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Cream tea on arrival
  • Storage for bicycles available
  • Access to the A30
  • 4 miles away Shops and pubs 4 miles, beach 40 minute drive War Horse Valley museum 5 miles and Okehampton Castle 4 miles

This property joined our collection in 2010 and is managed by Sally.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
4.9
Overall comfort
4.9
Overall location
4.8

Reviewed by Heather, 24th March 2018

The Retreat was the best cottage we have stayed in. We have holidayed in cottages for over 20 years and this was the very best. Roomy, clean, decent furniture and fittings. Could not have asked for anything more. Helen and Murray were most welcoming. Fruit scones, jam, clotted cream and tea,coffee,milk and sugar all provided on arrival. Very welcomRead moree after our long journey. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy, 20th December 2017

Well equipped,warm and comfortable cottage for a great break,with family,over Christmas.

Reviewed by Jill, 12th August 2017

Lovely cottage with many extras Everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. Extremely quiet with beautiful stars! Good central location for beach, moors and touring. We would love to return!

Reviewed by Mark, 29th July 2017

Everything about the cottage was brilliant... had everything you could ever think you might need and a nice touch was fresh scones jam and cream on arival.... about 10 minutes from nearest shops which was fine and lovely and quiet. Cycling on the Granite way wss 5 min drive away... about 30 min-40min away from Exeter and roughly the same for anythiRead moreng else of interest you might see in the vicinity. Would recommend to anyone who likes a bit of piece and quiet. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline, 1st July 2017

Peaceful, pleasant surroundings and wonderful hosts. I couldn't ask for anything else. I thoroughly recommend a stay there.

Reviewed by Rosamund, 24th June 2017

Cosy little cottage, very comfortable. Great for children. They loved being on a farm and seeing cows & sheep out of the window. Lovely host and very quiet

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Photos

View towards the property
The open-plan living space with woodburner countryside views
Open plan lounge, kitchen and dining
Spacious king size bedroom
Views from king size bedroom
Family room with additional single bed
Views from family room
Bathroom
Garden area with trampoline and childrens sand pit
Enjoy the countryside views from the garden area

Location

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