One of two National Parks in Devon, Dartmoor is home to a patchwork of spectacular and inspiring landscapes, from craggy hills to tumbling waterfalls to lost villages and rock formations. A holiday on Dartmoor promises amazing scenery, thrilling activities and some wonderful accommodation to stay in with the best of the National Park on your doorstep.
Why visit Dartmoor?
It’s the perfect place for a walking holiday, with hills to climb, routes to follow and monuments to discover. There’s no place quite like Dartmoor, as it’s home to the native Dartmoor ponies, as well as the unique activity of letterboxing: seeking out letterboxes packed with treasures, soaking up the sights on the way.
Things to do in Dartmoor:
After exploring the rolling countryside and beauty spots such as the towering Becky Falls, head to one of the many historic houses in the area for a glimpse into the past. Castle Drogo, 'the last castle built in England', offers impressive architecture, scenic trails and traditional cream teas in the cafe.
Why stay in a Dartmoor cottage?
Our cottages in Dartmoor are the perfect place to escape from the world and truly treat yourself. Surrounded by Dartmoor's rolling hills, a stay at our rural holiday homes, with their homely features such as roaring fires and even hot tubs, are just what you need for a relaxing break in the Devon countryside.
Three must see things in Dartmoor:
- Look out for the Dartmoor ponies, who have roamed the moors since the Bronze Age
- Visit Lydford Gorge, the deepest gorge in the South West, and its spectacular 30m waterfall
- Soak up the amazing views from the iconic Haytor Rocks