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Haytor Vale Lodge

Dartmoor National Park, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Fantastic walks on the doorstep through Dartmoor National Park
  • 30 minute drive will take you to an array of beaches and the SW coastal path
  • Pretty, enclosed garden, perfect for summer afternoons outside with children and pets alike
  • Within easy reach of the historic cathedral city of Exeter
  • Quirky former WI meeting place situated within Dartmoor National Park
Property code: 46409

This former WI meeting place offers a unique and memorable experience in the heart of Devon’s stunning Dartmoor National Park

Perfectly placed in an idyllic hamlet at the base of Haytor, this property is within a mile of a pub, tearoom, tor and historic quarry. A little further afield, there is a bustling farm shop for stocking up on locally produced goods for your stay, while nearby Bovey Tracey offers additional shopping and dining facilities. Head out on foot and find a magnificent array of walks and cycle trails through Dartmoor National Park, while a short drive will bring you to the historic cathedral city of Exeter, home to a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.

Arranged on one level, the accommodation features wooden floorboards, pretty soft furnishings and antique furniture, all reflecting the history of this property. The large open-plan lounge/diner has been beautifully decorated and ordained with period furnishings and thoughtful touches. Cosy up in front of the TV/DVD beside the coal effect electric fire after enjoying a family meal at the antique dining table. Next door, the kitchen contains an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher, while a separate utility room houses the washer/dryer and table top freezer. There are two bedrooms at the other end of the property, one king-size and one twin. The bedrooms have been elegantly decorated and share a Jack-and-Jill en-suite shower room with WC. There is a further shower room with WC off the main hallway.

Outside, a pretty patio area with garden furniture gives way to an enclosed garden and lawn, perfect for summer afternoons outside with children as well as four-legged friends.  You will also find a Belfast sink outside, ideal for washing muddy boots or dirty paws.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 Jack-and-Jill shower room with WC (no bath) and 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer and table top freezer in separate utility room
  • TV & DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 14 miles, hotel with pool and gym facilities 1.5 miles, shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Arrival 3.30pm

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 13th March 2020

Really pleased with comfort levels, and location close to Haytor. Would have been a fantastic holiday if weather had been a bit brighter, and if we hadn't chosen to cut the holiday short because of the increasing COVID restrictions.

Reviewed by Maggie 24th February 2020

A wonderful location in every respect, the dog friendly Rock Inn just down the road is an added bonus as is the local Farm Shop and cafe (both dog friendly). Excellent facilities, comfort and ambiance in the lodge itself. We were even moved to sing Jerusalem as the words are displayed in the lobby! Five stars in every respect.

Reviewed by Brenda 28th December 2019

We had a lovely relaxing time at this great lodge, everything you could want was provided, Hope to be returning .

Reviewed by Lesley 10th October 2019

Great place to stay, very comfortable. The owners had provided everything you could possibly want in a 'home away from home'. Location close to the moors, great for dog walks. Local pubs and cafes all very dog friendly. We'll come again!

Reviewed by Michele 5th October 2019

Cannot fault this property! Lovely place. Great sized rooms. Everything you could want and special touches made it even more welcoming. Location is absolutely perfect and we walked to Haytor torr. Many other interesting places nearby. So much to see and so , will have to come back! Enclosed garden perfect for the dog. Communication also excellent.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 21st September 2019

Lovely accommodation, very welcoming and well equipped. Ideally situated for exploring the sounding area.

Reviewed by Jeremy 14th September 2019

A well-appointed holiday home ideally placed on the edge of the moor and very dog-friendly. The Rock Inn is a definite plus being a short walk from the property and the food there was excellent. We also went to the Tinpickle and Rhum which is worth a visit.

Reviewed by Patrick 24th August 2019

We were very impressed with the property,cleanliness and its outfitting.The owner met us on arrival and gave us a thorough overveiw of the property,and its equipment.It lacked for nothing.

Reviewed by Pam 10th August 2019

A comfortable, relaxing holiday home. The garden is completely fenced so even if you have an escapologist dog like ours, they cant get out.

Reviewed by Nicolette 20th July 2019

Wonderful, wonderful place,!!! Quirky, attractive, lovely homely feel, everything you could possibly want,!! Shower rooms were fantastic,!! Wev Booked again for next year,!! Robert the owner was brilliant!!!

Reviewed by Tim 6th July 2019

We received a warm welcome from the owner on arrival, and were delighted with the level of equipment and the thought that had gone into making us feel at home. The Lodge is unique (an ex village WI hall) but has been sympathetically converted and offers comfortable accommodation in an area of great beauty, and with many good eating places nearby, aRead morend within easy reach of all that Dartmoor and the South Devon coast has to offer. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 22nd June 2019

The Lodge is ideally located for access to the moor for walking, with a good pub (spacious beer garden) just two mins walk away. The back garden is "dog proof" and there is plenty of room in the cottage for four. We would definitely consider a return visit.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 18th May 2019

Lovely well equipped property. We had a wonderful time.

Reviewed by Judith 4th May 2019

A super find through Holiday Cottages, this was a quirky place, must admit on arrival wondered where we had come, because it still looks like a w.i. hut, but when you walk through the front door it's like Dr. Who's tardis, it very spacious, beautifully furnished and so very well equipped, certainly home from home, you want for nothing. A lovely litRead moretle village the moors at the top of the road, with lots of wild Dartmoor ponies and gorgeous walks. Really worth a visit. Hide

Reviewed by Lee 13th April 2019

Very well situated and equipped. Due to typical British weather it was 5 centigrade at the beginning of the week and 22c by the end. The property was cosy when it was cold and pleasantly cool when it was hot. Good WiFi and would definitely recommend the property on all fronts.

Reviewed by Wendy 30th March 2019

Second visit to this lovely warm cottage. Everything was perfect from the lovely comfortable beds to the biscuits for the dog! Only a couple of minutes walk to Haytor ideal for the dog and the local pub and just a few miles drive to Bovey Tracey with its shops and craft centre and the National trust property of Parke.

Reviewed by Tracey 23rd March 2019

Lovely cottage, very well equipped, clean & comfortable. Location was great, our two dogs had a fabulous holiday with us. The garden was secure. Robert & Maureen made us welcome with chocolate & wine.

Reviewed by Mark 11th March 2019

Lovely cottage, beautifully furnished, extremely well-equipped, and in an excellent location for walks on the moor and easy trips to dog-friendly local pubs and cafes.

Reviewed by Nicola 16th February 2019

Our second visit to Haytor Vale Lodge. Very comfortable and welcoming. The owner has made sure everything is available for a great holiday for us and our two dogs. We will certainly be back very soon. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Frances 2nd February 2019

A quirky property in a stunning location. Very well equipped with great attention to detail. A superb place to bring a dog with an entirely secure garden. With plenty of beautiful walks and a lovely pub right on the doorstep we were never bored. Good to note, parking was right outside the property. We would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Sally 29th December 2018

Really enjoyed staying at Haytor Vale lodge. It was cosy, warm and quirky and really comfortable. Lovely individual touches and lots of thought gone into making this such a wonderful holiday home in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Lynn 22nd December 2018

Lovely cottage, great location for walks. Home from home with a few extra welcome touches- a pure delight!

Reviewed by Tracie 9th November 2018

This is an absolute gem of a find. The property has been furnished in the most beautiful way and we found that we had the most relaxing UK weekend break for many years. The welcome we received was superb and the additional extras were so thoughtful. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Anne 30th October 2018

This cottage was just right for the four of us. It was in a great location so near Haytor. It was well equipped and comfortable with a spacious living area and a good lobby and boiler room for walking gear.

Reviewed by Nicola 20th October 2018

A lovely venue, beautifully positioned for long walks. The lodge is very well equipped, comfortable and well furnished. We had everything we needed, the owners had thought of everything. We really enjoyed our family holiday here and hope to return very soon.

Reviewed by Owen 13th October 2018

Perfect place to stay! Lots of lovely walks in the area, pub very close, 5 minutes drive to the nearest town. Ullacombe farm has a great shop, it also does great hot food ( breakfast is amazing).

Reviewed by Helen 29th September 2018

Lovely cottage, extremely well equipped, warm & cosy.

Reviewed by claire 8th September 2018

Lovely spacious holiday let. Not a cottages as very open plan so perfect for everyone. Exceptionally well equipped and the owners supplied local info and a really nice welcome pack. Actually within the Dartmoor national park and close to many walking opportunities. Nearby Bovey Tracey is good for shopping and the Devon Guild of Craftsmen which is wRead moreonderful. Easy 20 minute drive to Exeter, 20-30 to the coast, Moretonhampstead 20 mins.Great gastro pub and a hotel bistro within walking distance. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 20th August 2018

A quirky, quiet and superbly equipped property in a lovely location. We couldn't have wanted more! Very close to the Dartmoor Tors. Great foodie-pubs in walking distance, and all dog-friendly.

Reviewed by Naomi 11th August 2018

Lovely lodge, so well equipped and comfortable, located right on the edge of the moor, local pub serves delicious food, perfect place to stay for a family and a couple of dogs!

Reviewed by Annette 4th August 2018

Absolutely perfect. Quirky and homely, the Haytor Vale Lodge is spotlessly clean, has everything you can need (including chocolates and bubbly) and is geared up for pooches. The location is ideal - easy access to the moor, as well as walkable distance from Tinpickle and Rhum, which provides reasonably priced, good quality meals and is dog friendly.Read more We had a fantastic stay and hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by SAJ 14th July 2018

This cottage has a large living area, decent bedrooms connected by a jack & Jill shower room. The owners provided everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Bathrooms and kitchen stocked with more than the essentials, including milk, tea, coffee, hand wash and lotion, cleaning products etc. The garden was fully secure, so the 4 legged member of tRead morehe family was able to roam free. A beautiful setting for a wonderful holiday. Hide

Reviewed by claire 30th June 2018

Lovely quiet location. Beds very comfortable Equipped with everything you could reasonably need.very clean and well cared for.

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