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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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Date of stay: September 2021
Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

Perhaps the loveliest self catering cottage and location I have stayed in. Venetia and Norman the owners are so welcoming and friendly and for 2 weeks it really felt so relaxing. Plus this is an ideal cottage location for exploring the surrounding beautiful countryside with...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank ChrisS277
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Reviewed 8 June 2021

Date of stay: May 2021
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 12 May 2021 via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2021
Reviewed 3 January 2021

Recently returned from a lovely stay at Brimble Cottage. The cottage was excellently equipped with plenty of space for 7 of us (4adults and 3 children). Beautiful location. Many thanks to Venetia and Norman, the owners, who made our stay so enjoyable.

Date of stay: December 2020
Thank Valerie B
FrequentFlier608554, VR Owner at Brimble Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2021

Thank you very much for giving Brimble Cottage a five star rating. We appreciate your comments.

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Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

Excellent cottage set in a small farm near Widecombe. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, good heating.

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Alistair C
Reviewed 15 September 2020

This was our third stay at Brimble Cottage which says it all! We love the peace and quiet, the silent nights, the direct access to walks - the Two Moors Way goes past the door. The cottage is well equipped and is a true home...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank blackcat47
Reviewed 5 September 2020

A group of four of us (two couples) stayed at Brimble Cottage over the bank holiday weekend and found it to be the perfect spot for visiting some of Dartmoor's best spots including Hay Tor (about 10 mins away) and Becky Falls (about 20 minutes)....More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank hannahf973
FrequentFlier608554, VR Owner at Brimble Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2020

Thank you so much for this glowing review; it means a lot to us.

Reviewed 11 August 2020

a busy farm down a quiet country lane, quietly neslted at the bottom of a slight hill. The owners live next door - they were very good to talk to; and knew a lot of history about the place. The cottage was well stocked despite...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank sarah N
FrequentFlier608554, VR Owner at Brimble Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2020

Thank you very much for this appreciative review; we look forward to seeing you again Venetia

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
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Dishwasher
Dryer
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
TV
Washer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brimble Cottage

Brimble Cottage is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

Brimble Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Brimble Cottage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Brimble Cottage must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.