Moorlands Cottage


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3 bedrooms

Up to 5 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: MOORC
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Short breaks available
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Moorlands Cottage is tucked on the side of a beautiful valley that dips down through ten acres to a stunning moorland lake, bordered by the River Taw and set within Dartmoor National Park in the very heart of Devon. This is wonderful walking country amongst some of the grandest tors on Dartmoor where High Willhays (the highest point in southern England) can be reached in a morning’s walk from the front door. Cranmere Pool, a prime goal for many walkers is where Dartmoor’s oldest letterbox is found. Moorlands, a detached stone cottage, is well equipped, comfortable, has an open fire and is an ideal base to return to after a day spent walking, letterboxing  and exploring Dartmoor or the West Country. This very peaceful spot is a 5 minute stroll into the picturesque village of Belstone with its fine local pub/restaurant, ancient village stocks, medieval church, riding stables and is only 2 miles from the A30 giving easy access to Cornwall and the whole of the West Country. A perfect retreat for a holiday, whatever the time of year.

"Absolutely wonderful cottage and location, felt at home the moment we walked through the door." The Tyles.

Large conservatory/porch with seating, leaded windows and plenty of room for boots and coats. Utility room with microwave, freezer and washing machine. Refurbished modern kitchen with cream units, ceramic hob, built-under electric oven, integrated fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, microwave, dining table for 4 and multi-fuel burner. Spacious and comfortable sitting room with stone hearth and open fire, two generous sofas, chairs, dining table to seat 5, CD/radio/tape player and TV with basic Sky package and DVD. Upstairs: Cosydouble bedroom with 4ft 6in bed and wash hand basin. Twin bedroom with 3ft beds. Single bedroom with 3ft bed. Bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin, WC and heated towel rail.

A cobbled courtyard immediately outside the cottage has garden furniture and extends out to a small fenced garden leading to ten acres of private moorland that descend down to the river and lake. The 10 acres of grounds (occasionally shared by the owners) are a wildlife haven and are available for visitors to explore and enjoy.

Space for two cars alongside the cottage.

  • Included: Bed linen (no towels), WiFi, travel cot, high chair, initial basket of logs, electricity and central heating (fully carbon neutral biomass boiler system powered by wood pellets).
  • Pets: Welcome. Care needs to be taken on the moor during the lambing and nesting season. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • Telephone: Provided with honesty box. Mobile reception mixed.
  • Local Facilities: Village pub quarter mile. Garage shop 2 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants in Okehampton, 3.4 miles. North Devon coastal beaches from 30 miles. Exeter 23 miles.

August 2019

Yes lovely setting & well equipped cottage

June 2019

perfect in every way

May 2019

Warm comfortable clean cottage in magical location. Paradise for walkers and dog owners

March 2019

Fabulous historical family farmhouse/cottage home with lovely owners - loved it - thank you. Toad Hall friendly and helpful as always.

January 2019

Very enjoyable, cosy and comfortable.

November 2018

A most enjoyable week.A nice touch to have bird food provided to top up the feeders, and use of the open fire. Welcoming owners,we knew were on hand if needed ,but didn’t interfere. Very scenic walks from the door.

October 2018

This cottage was very warm and cosy, absolutely perfect for us, our daughter and our dog. Had some wonderful walks from the cottage, and the local pub was very welcoming to us and our dog, which is always an added bonus. Would recommend this place to anyone who isn't nervous about driving the tiny Devon roads and who can negotiate the very tight but adequate parking. Excellent venue for anyone with dogs.

October 2018

Please, do not change anything, we have been there three times so far, and will continue going.

October 2018

best holiday we have ever had, great host, surroundings. even better to find some cousins

August 2018

Loved our stay. Lovely grounds. Everything spot on. Owners super friendly and happy to help but also leave you to your own privacy. Perfect.

May 2018

Wonderful break

April 2018

At home and at peace with nature. Thank you.

March 2018

Stupendous cottage in an ideal location, right on the moor, with a beautiful garden. Friendly and helpful owners. Good furnishings, absolutely peaceful, warm and cosy.

March 2018

I had a wonderful time at Moorlands Cottage. Mel made sure that I arrived safely through the remains of the snow. The cottage was warm and comfortable - perfect for relaxing. It's in a great location too, with so many walks from the door. Thanks for letting me delay the start of my break so I could get there safely.

November 2017

Lovely location - great for wild birds. Owners very friendly and helpful. Just what we wanted.

November 2017

We had a lovely stay in Moorlands, Belstone. Great cottage, toasty warm in beautiful grounds. Mel and John are great hosts living next door. We were treated to a cracking nights dancing in the village hall, and a beer festival in The Tors village pub, what's not to like!

October 2017

Second time we’ve stayed at Moorland cottage and again very enjoyable. No problems at all (except for light in bedroom too dim)

October 2017

We had a lovely three-week vacation in this cozy lovingly arranged cottage. The cottage has a very good quiet location in Dartmoor National Park. Many beautiful hikings trails can be reached directly from the cottage, also the location is very central to explore the whole of Devon. The hosts are very sympathetic and helpful. We will be back.

August 2017

beautiful place couldn't have been beter the owners were very lovely and helpful

May 2017

Lovely Cottage with squireles and birds in the garden.

September 2015

Excellent stay! The cottage is warm and welcoming. The moors right on the doorstep, it is your backgarden so to speak. Speaking of backgardens: The grounds are there to explore as well. This is worth a small walk toward the Taw River. So pretty... straight from a fairybook. The cottage is set in the most quiet places and we loved every moment!! Thank you, we will come again

May 2015

We found the cottage to far surpass our expectations. The setting/location is stunning; the grounds themselves make the holiday worthwhile, plus there was the added bonus of the village being within easy walking distance and the way access to local sights and attractions. The cottage was very warm and welcoming, the wifi was an extra bonus in the absence of phone signal and everything was provided that we could have needed. Although only next door the owners did not once encroach on our privacy but when asked for information they were extremely friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this cottage, we loved it!

April 2015

Another relaxing week in beautiful surroundings with Dartmoor on your doorstep. Hope to book again in the future.

March 2015

This cottage was absolutely beautiful, the location was divine and the owners;Mel and John, very friendly. We absolutely loved our holiday and would love to visit again!

March 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Moorlands Cottage and found it to be a perfect base for exploring all of Devon. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. We loved being right on the moor and enjoyed watching the wildlife. We will miss watching the birds as we eat our breakfast. The owners John and Mel, were extremely friendly and helpful. They came out to meet us on the first night when we struggling to find the cottage in the dark and were also kind enough to help us start our car's flat battery on the morning of departure. However, other than when we needed them they didn't intrude at all. We would highly recommend this cottage and can't wait to return.

February 2015

I wanted to pass on our thanks for a wonderful stay at Moorlands Cottage last weekend. It was a much needed weekend together and Moorlands Cottage was truly magical. A perfect setting for log fires and walks searching for fairies and spotting all the wonderful wildlife. We will be looking forward to returning.

January 2015

the owners of moorland cottage are superb, the cottage and the location are also the best. We already have booked for august 2015

August 2014

We loved the cottage, it was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The location was stunning on the edge of the pretty village of Belstone on Dartmoor.

May 2014

Moorlands Cottage is perfect for getting away from it all. It is in a great location with plenty of walks from the doorstep. We loved watching the birds outside the window and saw a deer in the grounds on a couple of occasions. The village is beautiful with a welcoming pub serving good food. Mel and Jon were very helpful and friendly. I would love to return!

May 2014

A lovely holiday cottage in a beautiful, peaceful setting with Dartmoor on the doorstep. The cottage has everything you could need and was very comfortable. We look forward to booking again.

April 2014

Really helpful staff sorted out a short break for us at short notice. Thanks!

March 2014

Fantastic weekend! Excellent all round. Owner met us when we arrived as very dark, he gave us a torch and showed us where to park. Cottage was very clean, warm and we found everything we needed.

March 2014

A wonderful cottage. We loved to read the family history; to watch the birds (2 jays, lesser spotted woodpecker, robins, sparrows, chaffinch, blue, grey

March 2014

We were very sad to leave. We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage. A very unique place so near to the moor. Lovely cottage, and we also liked the Pike family. Thank you for the hospitality and all the information of what to do. Thanks

March 2014

We had a lovely, relaxing holiday. The cottage is perfect with all we needed. The views and grounds fantastic. Great walks and visits to places. Will hopefully be returning.

March 2014

I loved this place. It is right in the middle of Dartmoor National Park with woody grounds that sort of melt into it. You can open the front door and step out into the Moors, no traffic/cars, so if you have a dog or children you're not always looking over your shoulder. Owners leave you in peace. Feels very private. Wi fi worked. Bit cold in the kitchen but you can light a fire. Extremely beautiful surroundings. The owner's gardens are extensive and quite wild, so brilliant for kids to explore. Has a river etc. Walks into the moors from the door. Chagford about 25 mins away by car. I would definitely go back.

August 2013

Delightful location in the pretty village of Belstone, right next to the moors. We loved the tranquility, and enjoyed watching the many birds that came to feed outside the window. We would certainly go back again. Only downside was that the hot water pipes were very noisy in the double and twin bedroom.

August 2013

The cottage is cosy and comfortable. The Owner was nearby if there were any problems but didn't intrude. The location is fabulous. The garden and stream are magical and to be able to walk out of the cottage onto the Moor is wonderful.

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