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Dashel Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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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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Reviewed 27 July 2020

Picture perfect setting and a lovely little stone cottage in a quiet farm setting down effectively a private lane. Silence apart from the sound of the farm's cows. Everything you could need was there including a lovely sun trap of a garden to relax in...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank GrenW
FrequentFlier608554, VR Owner at Dashel Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2020

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to review and giving feedback on using the bath. Venetia

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2020
FrequentFlier608554, VR Owner at Dashel Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2020

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Reviewed 11 March 2020

For anyone seeking tranquility in the most picturesque of settings look no further than Dashel Cottage. Clean, warm and blessed with charming hosts who although unobtrusive are reassuringly present. The enclosed bird garden is a delight and the surrounding countryside is breathtaking. If you are...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Greenfields1927
Reviewed 18 November 2019

We've been to Dashel so many times now - we keep coming back because its the perfect place to relax, a warm and comfortable cottage, the owners are so helpful and kind and you have the moors right outside the door. If you love walking...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank sarahnoke
Reviewed 4 November 2019 via mobile

what a beautiful cottage and beautiful setting. We spent a week with our young children and dog and had a wonderful time. Although the weather wasn't great it didn't matter as such a lovely place to stay. Our hosts were helpful and not intrusive. Well...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank GrandTour360131
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby
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