This cottage is beautiful and Widecombe in the Moor is such a good location to stay with various walks from the door. The view from the south facing back garden is amazing and the peaceful setting will ensure a relaxing break. Quality is demonstrated everywhere in the cottage whether it's the beautifully crafted kitchen, the deep bath, the comfy bed and many more ingredients for the prefect break. The Cottage owners Richard and Becks are very friendly and their attention to detail shines through in the cleanliness of the cottage and the little touches that go a long way to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. There is a very warm welcome in the form of a delicious cake freshly prepared by Becks and some eggs from their flock of hens. Also included is a bottle of wine and just as important tea, coffee and a pint of milk so you don't have to worry about going to the shops after a long journey. The cottage occupies a sunny spot with the Oak Barn opposite (this is a luxury barn conversion for 4 people) and Richard and Becks own house adjacent to Oak Barn. There is a great pub within 10 minutes walk and the centre of Widecombe Village within 15 minutes. We were lucky enough to visit the Widecombe Fair during our stay (the second Tuesday in September) and spent a glorious afternoon watching sheep shearing competitions, vintage car and farm machinery displays and even terrier racing which was hilarious. All in all a fabulous holiday with many thanks to Richard and Becks for their kind hospitality.
Following the photos, you hope not to be disappointed in the real thing but we arrived to the most beautifully renovated cottage.. The very first thing that struck us though , was the incredible peace sitting in the private back garden with a view to due for .... Bliss!! Then you wonder around a very warm cosy spotless beautiful cottage, renovated to the highest standard. Becks and Richard had left their personal touch with a wonderful cake, fresh eggs, milk and a great bottle of wine!
We were fortunate to have fab weather so we felt like we were in the middle of summer.. My only advice would be the need of a fan on very warm nights as upstairs gets hot but that's the only suggestion I could make! Wonderful hosts, cottage, peace and quiet, fab pubs nearby !! Will definitely go back... Lovely people... Great place for a romantic week/ weekend... Bliss!!!
Just to clarify, this TA page applies to (& has photos & reviews for) two cottages; the Oak Barn & Widecombe Cottage. We stayed in the latter; the smaller of the two. Both cottages are situated in a farm alongside B&B facilities & the owners house. Widecombe Cottage is very pretty, clean & well appointed with a lovely wood burner & double-ended deep bath. We found the owners to be very friendly and helpful, without being overbearing. We received a lovely welcome (no details or we'd ruin the surprise!). The only down side is that Widecombe cottage sits alongside the owner's workshop so we occasionally heard drilling, banging & sawing noises; sometimes for protracted periods. The garden also runs alongside a thoroughfare used by the owners so if absolute solitude was your aim, you will be disappointed. Having said that, the owners took every care not to intrude. Unfortunately there was only ever enough hot water for one descent bath in the morning, so couples had better be prepared to share! Also, a note of caution for allergy sufferers; the bed has feather duvets & pillows. Lovely for some but sadly not for us. All in all a great cottage & base for exploring Dartmoor despite these small issues.
Fantastic place, nice welcome with homemade cake, eggs and milk. I would recommend it to any couple looking for a charming and quiet place
my husband and I stayed in Widecombe cottage for my birthday .
we were fortunate that the weather was lovely so we could enjoy the fantastic walks on the moors and good food at the nearby Rugglestone inn then back to the cottage to relax.
our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer...maybe next time.
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