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The cottage and garden
Stable Cottage and duck pond
The verandah
The living room
The kitchen area
The bedroom
King sized bed
The bathroom
Free logs stacked nearby
View of the farm from King Tor
View from the cottage
View from the cottage
Enjoying the River Dart
The farm in the snow
King Tor from the farm
The duck pond
The hens!
The lane to the moor, abundant wildflowers
The farmhouse
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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Narayani...
1 review
“Fantastic place”
Reviewed 24 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

we had a beautiful time, the cottage was cosy and perfect for our needs. The local area was absolutely stunning and our hosts were friendly and helpful. We will definitely return some day.

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Catherine...
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Delightful cottage, nice and quiet, well equipped, lovely hosts.”
Reviewed 29 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Lovely cosy stone cottage with great walks, great views, and as much peace and quiet as you could ever ask for. The cottage was very well equipped with only food and towels needed to complete your stay, Susie and James were lovely hosts and a delight to talk to. The covered veranda was a great place to sit and read, watch the ducks on the pond, or look at the views, or maybe have a snooze..... WiFi was brilliant as we could get the latest weather. Good training experience for our Westie puppy who learned not to bark at the ducks after a while. Weather was poor at the start of the week but it is Dartmoor after all and we were equipped for it - great to potter round the villages and imbibe the local fare! Didn't need the log burner as it was August. This was our first visit but we'll be back.................

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Liked best: Character & peace
Liked least: narrow lanes can be scary if you are not used to them!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jax123456...
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5 reviews
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“Best little cottage in Dartmoor”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

If you are looking for a traditional stone cottage in a beautiful setting look no further. We had a wonderful 7 days of walking and peaceful evenings at this wonderful place. No traffic sounds, just the ducks and sheep making themselves heard. Great log burner and all the amenities you require for a country holiday. Your hosts James and Suzie made us feel very welcome and ensured we had everything we needed for our stay.

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bailey220...
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Charming, relaxing, cosy cottage with stunning countryside”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Just got back from a weeks holiday in this lovely cosy cottage with all you could want inside, lovely to sit outside in the pretty garden watching the ducks & chickens, and to wake up looking out the bedroom window on to the pond, Lovely to meet James & Susie the owners,& we were made very welcome on our arrival, James took us on a tour around & showed us the lovely walks from the cottage. We loved our stay & so did our dog who made friends with Max the collie, will be back next year Trevor, Jan & Bailey

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MerrilyMe
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Our perfect destination”
Reviewed 19 June 2015 for a stay in August 2014

We've had 9 weeks worth of holiday at Stable Cottage which is the perfect place for a family to spend time together. The flexibility of the environment is ideal - Susie and James allow the children to camp in the garden (an adventure!) and we use the space in the cottage and on the porch as very comfortable living space, with us sleeping inside with the toddler while our 4 girls use the tent. The cottage is welcoming and comfortable with a gorgeous wood-burning stove to warm it and plenty of indoor and outdoor table space. For me a plus is that it feels comfortable and carefully lived in. I don't have to panic about the children lolling around or curling up on a sofa because everything is designed to make you feel at home - it's neat, clean and homely but not the type of awkward pristine that puts a family mum on edge. Even on rainy days we can all fit in easily and the porch is sheltered and dry, perfect for kids to sit out on.

The view from the garden is gorgeous and open in a way that makes you feel part of the farm and the tiny leat down to the pond (1-2 inches of water) is ideal for kids to sit at and play with sticks and stone and water and sandy mud. Susie and James are incredibly helpful and even fenced it off the year we had a new toddler and have always made sure we have extra chairs and tables if we need them.

The joy of this venue is feeling welcomed and included in a life of pony grazing, duck feeding and dog loving. The owners are scrupulously respectful of space but have been a joy to get to know and have given our kids a taste of Devon life over the years they treasure. Turning up to the fresh bread and eggs, the warm welcome and the gentle roll of farm life each time is something we all look forward to returning to.

You might think that squashing a family of 7 into a one bedroom cottage is madness and it is a measure of what a fabulous destination this cottage is that we will be going for weeks 10 and 11 this year. As a place to enjoy the wonders of Dartmoor from, it is perfect.

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Liked best: The welcoming atmosphere and laid back nature of the cottage.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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