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Dashel Cottage

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Dashel Cottage is a cosy converted stone barn at Dockwell Farm, a 400 year old Dartmoor longhouse. The accommodation is on three levels with French windows onto a terrace at the rear and a small enclosed garden (lawn). The 50 acre farm has cattle, horses, hens, geese, guinea fowl, dogs and cats. The farm is in a stewardship scheme with Natural England; four fields are designated as a County Wildlife Site for the variety of hay meadow species including orchids. The cottage is on a very quiet lane; if you hear footsteps at night it will be ponies trotting by from the nearby common. The Two Moors Way passes the door, linking Dartmoor and Exmoor. The farm is surrounded by open moorland and rocky tors with extensive views and grazing cattle and sheep. The area is rich in history, with hu...Dashel Cottage is a cosy converted stone barn at Dockwell Farm, a 400 year old Dartmoor longhouse. The accommodation is on three levels with French windows onto a terrace at the rear and a small enclosed garden (lawn). The 50 acre farm has cattle, horses, hens, geese, guinea fowl, dogs and cats. The farm is in a stewardship scheme with Natural England; four fields are designated as a County Wildlife Site for the variety of hay meadow species including orchids. The cottage is on a very quiet lane; if you hear footsteps at night it will be ponies trotting by from the nearby common. The Two Moors Way passes the door, linking Dartmoor and Exmoor. The farm is surrounded by open moorland and rocky tors with extensive views and grazing cattle and sheep. The area is rich in history, with hut circles, burial chambers and ancient field boundaries. The deserted medieval settlement of Hutholes adjoins the farm. Dashel Cottage is ideally located for walking from the door - to the north to the high expanse of Hameldown including Grimspound, or south along the sheltered West Webburn valley which is a haven for flora and fauna. The village of Widecombe in the Moor, with its famous September Fair and two welcoming pubs, is one and a half miles away. The nearest towns for shopping are Ashburton and Bovey Tracey, both about 15 minutes' drive. Princetown, Chagford, Totnes, Dartmouth and Exeter are well worth visiting. The various South Devon coastal resorts are about an hour away. Dogs are welcome, and can be exercised on the enclosed farmland, but please check with us on the whereabouts of livestock first. Dogs need to be booked in and there is a charge of £10 a week per dog. Short breaks of less than a week are charged at 70% of the weekly rate. Dashel Cottage is centrally heated, has free wifi, and a Sky satellite box with Sky Sports package. Please note: The cottage no longer has a woodburning stoveMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Venetia C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment I spoke to Ventia , I knew that our few days away were going to be a positive experience. The cottage is so cosy and welcoming and totally off the beaten track . It was absolutely perfect for our two dogs with...More

Date of stay: November 2021
Thank tiggs196
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2021 via mobile

Date of stay: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

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Date of stay: September 2021
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
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Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2021
Reviewed 29 July 2021

Dashel Cottage is a beautiful, comfortable and warm little oasis. It provided us a with great base for our family holiday. Venetia and Norman are wonderful, friendly hosts who welcomed us wholeheartedly. We took our dog with us and enjoyed exploring Dartmoor from our wonderful...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank helenaosullivan
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Reviewed 14 July 2021 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2021
Reviewed 4 June 2021

We booked a brief catch-up visit at Dashel and there was our great mistake. With a beautiful, cosy and fully equipped cottage, glorious secluded garden and miles and miles of spectacular moorland to roam, a few days just wasn't enough. We endured wind and rain...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 November 2020

As always, a fantastic stay. Even when Dartmoor throws all it has at you, there is everything you need to be warm and comfy. Venetia and Norman couldn't be more helpful and you have so many walks to choose from. We've been visiting Dashel now...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Excursion30902504199
Reviewed 27 July 2020

Picture perfect setting and a lovely little stone cottage in a quiet farm setting down effectively a private lane. Silence apart from the sound of the farm's cows. Everything you could need was there including a lovely sun trap of a garden to relax in...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank GrenW
FrequentFlier608554, VR Owner at Dashel Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2020

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to review and giving feedback on using the bath. Venetia

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2020
FrequentFlier608554, VR Owner at Dashel Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2020

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dashel Cottage

Dashel Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Dashel Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Dashel Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Dashel Cottage must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.