Think of Devon and thoughts of the dramatic and spectacular Dartmoor cannot be far behind. With walks, history, scenery and wildlife in abundance, Dartmoor is one of the most iconic sites in the South West, making it an entirely magical place to go on holiday. A vast moorland in Devon, Dartmoor is characterized by granite tors, deep wooded valleys, fast flowing rivers and rugged open spaces. That said, it’s also the perfect place for a family picnic, there are paths perfect for cycling, children can run and play to their heart’s content, and dogs are most definitely in paradise in this part of the South West. When it comes to a holiday home near Dartmoor, there are lots of options to choose from. Swallow Cottage for example in Postbridge in Dartmoor is a beautiful barn conversion in one of the most scenic areas and is perfect for family holidays on Dartmoor or group holidays on Dartmoor. Like many holiday cottages on Dartmoor, it welcomes dogs and enjoys a secluded location that’s perfect for peace and quiet away from the daily grind of modern life. Alternatively, couples on holiday in Dartmoor can opt for a week away at White Oxen Manor’s Owl Cottage in Rattery. A stone’s throw from the moors themselves, Rattery is a charming village centred around a beautiful church and an 11th century pub that has a wide reaching reputation for excellent food alongside its ‘proper pub’ atmosphere. The cottage is wonderful for a romantic holiday on Dartmoor, with one bedroom and its own garden, the 17th century pub is all timber frames and natural sunlight spilling in through large glass windows.