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Brimble Cottage

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
7 guests
2 nights minimum
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Brimble Cottage is an attractively converted spacious granite stone barn at Dockwell Farm, a 400 year old Dartmoor longhouse. The 50 acre farm has cattle, horses, hens, geese, guinea fowl, dogs and cats. The farm is in a Higher Level Stewardship scheme with Natural England; four fields are also 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 in the night it will be ponies trotting by from the nearby common. The Two Moors Way long distance footpath 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 archaeological remains - hut circles, burial chambers and ancient ...Brimble Cottage is an attractively converted spacious granite stone barn at Dockwell Farm, a 400 year old Dartmoor longhouse. The 50 acre farm has cattle, horses, hens, geese, guinea fowl, dogs and cats. The farm is in a Higher Level Stewardship scheme with Natural England; four fields are also 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 in the night it will be ponies trotting by from the nearby common. The Two Moors Way long distance footpath 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 archaeological remains - hut circles, burial chambers and ancient field boundaries. The deserted medieval settlement of Hutholes adjoins the farm. Brimble Cottage is superbly situated for walking from the door - 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 including the cuckoo and the rare Marsh fritillary butterfly. The village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor is one and a half miles away with two welcoming pubs. The nearest towns for shopping are Ashburton and Bovey Tracey, both about 15 minutes' drive. Princetown, Chagford, Totnes, Dartmouth and Exeter are attractive destinations. South Devon coast resorts are about one hour away. But in our opinion, the best thing to do is to park the car outside the cottage, and let Dartmoor cast its spell......... Dogs are welcome; they need to be pre-booked and there is a £10 a week charge per dog. There is an enclosed garden (terrace) at the back of the cottage. You are also welcome to exercise dogs in the farm fields, but please check with us first on the whereabouts of livestock. Short breaks of less than a week are charged at 70% of the weekly rate. Brimble Cottage has a Sky + HD box with a Sky Sports package, free wifi and central heating. More
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Venetia C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2015
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Reviewed 11 February 2020

Spent a great weekend at Brimble cottage. Ideal for a ladies weekend away. Everything that you would need

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank kerryt1969
Reviewed 9 November 2019

This was our second stay at Brimble Cottage and we found it as perfect as before. It is beautiful, quietly situated yet a short drive to the pub at Widecombe. We unfortunately had a week of rain, (we visit Dartmoor most years for a week...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank blackcat47
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Reviewed 26 October 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: October 2019
FrequentFlier608554, VR Owner at Brimble Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2019

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Reviewed 15 September 2019

Venetia and Norman made us feel so welcome on our second visit to the cottage. It was so nice to see them again this year Great location, lovely cottage, friendly welcome. Seeing all the newly hatch chicks was lovely. Widecombe fair was a wonderful day...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank loueller2014
FrequentFlier608554, VR Owner at Brimble Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Dear Louise and Margaret, Thank you for coming and for this review - we hope to see you again before too long. V & N

Reviewed 10 June 2019

Having not been on a UK holiday for 25 years and never having been to Devon before I wasn't sure what to expect. What I found was a fantastic place within a great location. I had got a list of places that I wanted to...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Chrisdoc365
FrequentFlier608554, VR Owner at Brimble Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Dear Chris, Thanks very much for taking the trouble to post this review and we are glad that the location worked for you and the family.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Washer
Dryer
Dishwasher
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
TV
Parking
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Terrace
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