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One of 3 properties nestled within the valley
Nicely nestled away
Keep cosy no matter the weather
Style with comfort
Contemporary hand made kitchen
Still retaining the cottage feel
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Large games room
A games room like no other
Never bored of things to do - inside or out
Enjoy bird song all day long
Al Fresco dining
Gentle stream within the grounds
Sit in the shared garden with BBQ and loungers
1 / 17  One of 3 properties nestled within the valley
2 / 17  Nicely nestled away
3 / 17  Keep cosy no matter the weather
4 / 17  Style with comfort
5 / 17  Contemporary hand made kitchen
6 / 17  Still retaining the cottage feel
7 / 17  Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
8 / 17  Double bedroom
9 / 17  Single bedroom
10 / 17  Bathroom
11 / 17  Large games room
12 / 17  A games room like no other
13 / 17  Never bored of things to do - inside or out
14 / 17  Enjoy bird song all day long
15 / 17  Al Fresco dining
16 / 17  Gentle stream within the grounds
17 / 17  Sit in the shared garden with BBQ and loungers

Woodcutters Cottage

Bovey Tracey (3mls NE), Dartmoor
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Peaceful retreat nestled within a beautiful valley inside Dartmoor National Park
  • Surrounded by forest with a diverse wildlife population and low light pollution for excellent start gazing opportunities
  • Within easy reach of the south coast, the English Riviera and beaches
  • Stunning games barn with wood-burning stove incorporating competition standard table tennis, pool, darts and table football
  • 1 of 3 properties within beautiful Dartmoor National Park sleeping three guests
Property code: WOODC

Set within Dartmoor National Park and nestled within a beautiful hidden valley, this property offers peace, relaxation and the perfect base to explore the moors and south coast.

Although the cottage will feel like it is in a different world, a pub (serving food) is just a ten minute walk away with a large selection of shops, restaurants and cafes in Bovey Tracey. The forest, surrounding the property, is a haven for wildlife and offers a range of walks straight from your front door. Tottiford, Trenchford and Kennick reservoirs are all within walking distance or a short drive away with National Trust properties nearby. Easy access onto Dartmoor highlights such as Haytor, Houndtor and Widdecombe-on-the-Moor. Visit beautiful coastal locations such as Teignmouth, Shaldon, Torquay and Dartmouth. The cathedral city of Exeter is just a 30 minute drive away or why not take a scenic railway journey there from Newton Abbot train station.

Following recent renovation, Woodcutters offers contemporary accommodation including an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has a single bed. The living room area has a wood-burning stove (with a free supply of logs) in addition to electric heating throughout the house. The bathroom benefits from a separate shower, wash basin and WC. Enjoy wildlife, observing birds feeding just outside your window. Wi-fi is available and the cottage has a 32-inch Freeview TV and DVD Player. If you choose to stay in and cater for yourselves, the kitchen has an electric range cooker and ceramic hob, fridge with small freezer compartment and a microwave.

Outside, to the side of your cottage is a garden area with dining furniture. To the front of the property there are large gardens to explore with additional seating areas (with BBQ) right by the stream. The games barn, with home cinema system, has bi-fold doors which can be fully opened in good weather and a large wood-burning stove for the cooler evenings. If you bring dogs with you there is a dedicated fenced paddock area they can enjoy.  You will also find an out door, kitchen, incorporating a pizza oven and open fire pit.

Due to the current situation the home cinema system in the games room will be available through a rota basis organised with the owner on arrival. The outside areas, games barn and laundry facilities will be available where social distancing guidelines can be adhered to. Antibacterial wipes/gel will be provided for guests before and after using these facilities.

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

  • Due to the current situation the home cinema system in the games room will be available through a rota basis organised with the owner on arrival. The outside areas, games barn and laundry facilities will be available where social distancing guidelines can be adhered to. Antibacterial wipes/gel will be provided for guests before and after using these facilities.
  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with shower, WC and basin
  • Outstanding games room offering pool, table tennis, darts and table football with a wood-burning stove, sound system and library of books, DVD’s, board games and home cinema system
  • Wood burning outdoor kitchen incorporating a pizza oven and open fire pit
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Wood-burning stove (with free logs supplied) and electrical heating throughout
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 32 inch Freeview TV with DVD player
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer area (shared with other guests)
  • Ample off road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 13 miles, shops 3 miles and pub 0.5 miles
  • Cream tea and other welcome goods on arrival

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison 7th March 2020

We had a great time on our recent visit. It is a cosy,comfortable,well appointed cottage in a beautiful secluded location and is run by wonderful people. To arrive and find a full cream tea with homemade scones waiting for us after a tiring journey was just lovely and greatly appreciated.We will definitely return for future holidays .

Reviewed by Josie 15th February 2020

We had a lovely time at the cottage and the hosts were really great. It was a perfect place for us - very cosy and comfortable, with everything we needed. The games room was a brilliant addition and we really enjoyed using it (even if I didn't win!). The walks around the cottage are lovely - lots of variety and some fantastic pubs to walk to for luRead morench! We will definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Andy 7th February 2020

Greatrock Farm is beautifully located and the owners very nice. Woodcutters Cottage is small but very well equipped and was a lovely cosy stay. The lanes are narrow, the scenery is stunning and the cottage is beautiful. We will return.

Reviewed by Susan 19th January 2020

Lovely little cottage! Great for two adults and a dog. Very clean. Cream tea waiting for us and fresh flowers which was a nice touch. Cottage is in a remote position. Great for walking. Can walk to the one local pub but unfortunately there was no food available as had no chef.

Reviewed by Susan 10th January 2020

The cream tea welcome was indicative of my stay here. immaculately clean, really good quality furniture and equipment and the loveliest people who made me feel at home. Perfection.

Reviewed by Sam 21st December 2019

We stayed at Woodcutter's Cottage from 21-27th December. I can happily say that it was the most peaceful, relaxing holiday that I have ever had. Decorations made it feel Christmassy. Space for me to chill and woods for my partner to explore. Kitchen equipment of unusually high standard, (sharp knives, decent cooking trays) Didn't need heat but loveRead mored the log burner. Games room is awesome (I want one!) Friendly owners who left us to our own devices. Would stay again at the drop of a hat! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 4th December 2019

We are a couple in late middle age who chose the woodcutters cottage for our honeymoon. What a lovely romantic spot , full of wildlife and alive with birdsong From dawn and lovely owl hoots by night. Friendly and unobtrusive hosts and a totally relaxing and delightful getaway.

Reviewed by Suzanne 14th November 2019

A peaceful relaxing stay. The cottage is very cosy, With nice homely touches. Fresh flowers and a lovely cream tea waiting for us. The homemade scones were delicious. Sarah and Kenneth were the perfect hosts. And even towels and blankets for our four legged family members were provided. We will definitely be going back.

Reviewed by Stuart 5th November 2019

The property was very nice if a little on the small side. Fine for two people, but it would be a bit of a squeeze for three adults. The games room is brilliant, and the property is beautifully situated. Great for dog walking.

Reviewed by Colleen 26th October 2019

Wonderful place with so much we didn't get to see as we ran out of time. The games room is a real special place, and we were made to feel so welcome.

Reviewed by Kate 23rd October 2019

The cottage was very sweet and had everything we needed for a short break. The games barn was all we hoped for, and more to keep a 17 year old occupied.

Reviewed by Carlota 9th August 2019

Ideal place for lovers of walks in the woods and those who like peace and quiet. Fantastic games room. The proprietors are very friendly and when you walk in the cottage the table is ready for you to enjoy the fresh homemade scones with clothed cream and jam. If you like to drive about during your stay, must be prepared to face the very narrow and Read moretwisted country lanes to access the property. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 26th July 2019

Very comfortable and refurbished to a very high standard. Ken and Sarah very friendly and welcoming. The games room is amazing and was well used by us having a 15 year old boy with us! The only downside are the narrow roads and hilly position so walking for us was difficult. Would we return? Yes!

Reviewed by Ian 19th July 2019

Kenneth and Sarah were friendly and approachable hosts who made us feel very welcome. The property was comfortable and well sited with the use of all the grounds and a very well appointed games room which everyone enjoyed.

Reviewed by Louise 6th July 2019

Very nice ideal for my son ! He loved the games room !! Very homely and comfortable we would return .

Reviewed by Andrew 7th June 2019

This cottage was ideal, it was down a long lane off the beaten track and very quiet. The owners were very nice and you didnt see anyone unless you crossed paths in the car park. If you want solace with plenty of uphill walking then this is the place for you.

Reviewed by Nigel 25th May 2019

We loved Woodcutters Cottage it was so peaceful. We were impressed with the facilities including the games room and doggie field. We have never come away from a holiday so chilled and intend visiting again. We are reluctant to tell too many in case we can't book in the future!!

Reviewed by M G 17th May 2019

Very comfortable secluded cottage, had every thing we needed. A very warm welcome was made even better by a lovely cream tea. Great for the dogs with good if steep walks and their own exercise paddock. Lovely to wake up to plenty of birdsong, really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Ian 3rd May 2019

An outstanding base for exploring the Dartmoor National Park. Friendly and helpful hosts, who provide welcoming touches for both human and dog guests. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. An additional bonus is the games room which is also well equipped. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Janette 29th March 2019

Lovely peaceful cottage to stay in. Very helpful, friendly owners. Cottage is extremely well equipped, inc a welcoming cream tea. There is an amazing games room, warmed by a wood burning stove in the lower barn, which we made use of. Pool, table tennis, table football and darts. Plus numerous books, board games and jigsaws. Next to the barn is a paRead moreddock for exercising the dog. Within a 5 minute drive there are 3 reservoirs and its all situated on the edge of Dartmoor. Hide

Reviewed by Ben 16th March 2019

A lovely little cottage tucked away in a beautiful valley, cottage has just had a refurb so everything was like new. There was a fabulous games room onsite to. We will definitely go back

Reviewed by James 29th September 2018

Super cottage, super reception,super value ,,everything was right .thinking hard to find something a little bit wrong but there isnt anything ,to explore and quiet this is the place and will be going back ,

Reviewed by Mark 21st September 2018

The cottage was perfect as a base to tour the local area. The owners reside on site which can be very useful if issues need to be resolved quickly. The new owners of the cottage were extremely friendly and helpful and provided fantastic service.

Reviewed by Catherine 14th September 2018

Fabulous cream tea on arrival and a warm welcome from the new owners. Our 5th visit here and its so peaceful and quiet. Beautifully clean, loved the little touches like fresh flowers and doggie biscuits. Cant wait for our next holiday!

Reviewed by Stanley 3rd September 2018

Lovely reception from the owners , but not a property for people with breathing difficulties , it is down a long steep road not easy to walk . The property was clean , and comfortable .

Reviewed by Gerald 6th July 2018

Great cottage for 2 people and dog owners very helpful, lovely location brilliant walks only reason would not go back no telephone reception.

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One of 3 properties nestled within the valley
Nicely nestled away
Keep cosy no matter the weather
Style with comfort
Contemporary hand made kitchen
Still retaining the cottage feel
Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Large games room
Show 5 moreA games room like no other


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