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Pond Cottage

Lower Cator near Widecombe-In-The-Moor, Devon (Ref. 1053181)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was really comfortable and clean, with lot's of added extras, so much thought had gone into the holiday experience."

    Mrs MarshallSep 2021

  • "A beautifully appointed cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    Well thought out, cosy, comfortable and very quiet. The welcome basket of bread, milk etc, was very welcome and all local produce. Unfortunately, we couldn't make the most of the large garden due to the weather behaving!

    Mr BettiniJul 2021

  • "Pond Cottage is absolutely beautiful."

    It has been kept to the highest standard. The cottage was very well equipped and we received a lovely welcome package. We were more remote than expected but soon adjusted to this but if you want a quiet spot in which to enjoy Dartmoor, Pond Cottage is perfect. The local pubs both served delicious food.

    Mrs HillJul 2021

  • "Very smartly appointed, stylish and comfortable cottage deep in Dartmoor."

    Everything in decor, furnishings and equipment new or in excellent condition. The welcome pack was delightful, comprising eggs, milk, bread, butter etc., all locally sourced. Easy to walk from the cottage to Widdecombe (45 mins) where a typical English village awaits with at least 2 excellent restaurants/pubs. Lots of other walks in the near neighbourhood if you want something more upwards and strenuous.

    Mr MorrisonJul 2021

  • "We wanted to thank you both for having us - we had a fantastic time in Dartmoor, and your cottage really made it for us."

    It is perfectly located for walkers and so comfortable and beautifully decorated. We loved it. The extra touches really make a cottage stay, the garden herbs, some cheese in the fridge but also the cookbooks and candles available for use.

    Mr SaundersJun 2021

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The property

Widecombe-in-the-Moor 2.4 miles.

Alongside a quiet country lane, with local traffic (an occasional tractor, sheep, cattle and ponies) is this beautiful reverse-level stone barn conversion, Pond Cottage.

The cottage is a great choice for your next rural retreat to Devon, resting in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park almost 2.5 miles from the centre of the historic village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor.

Be welcomed into the ground floor of the property, stepping atop slate floors and admiring the original character beams throughout, to find two ground-floor bedrooms; to the left is the twin room featuring remnants of the buildings former use in the form of three troughs built into the walls.

To the other side of the property and up a few steps is the delightful double bedroom featuring a lovely en-suite shower room, perfect for a couple.

Travel up the wooden open tread staircase and up to the bright and spacious open-plan living room, enjoying a dramatic scissor-beam ceiling and a wonderful woodburning stove.

The layout combines contemporary with classic, with a beautifully understated fitted kitchen complete with a sleek breakfast bar, a long old-fashioned farmhouse table and chairs with bench seating, and an inviting seating area to draw you in to curl up on the sofa before the fire to watch a film on the TV.

Relax out in the idyllic garden offering plenty of space, with a patio area and seating to host alfresco dining on summer evenings, perfect for appreciating this stunning location.

Just down the road from Pond Cottage is the fabulous chocolate-box village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, a famous and historic village known for the Widecombe Fair and the legend of Old Uncle Tom Cobley, also home to an excellent array of amenities including a general village store, an ancient pub, The Old Inn, several cafés and a gorgeous medieval church.

The local area is a prime location for walking with numerous walks encompassing the property, with lots of routes and trails following the many watercourses and tributaries of the River Dart.

Watch out for wildlife on your travels with Dartmoor being home to a diverse array of creatures, including otters, badgers, red foxes, deer and falcons to name just a few, sure to satisfy any nature lover!

Enjoy a unique day out with Dartmoor Llama Walks and make a new furry friend whilst rambling through breath-taking scenery, or head to River Dart Country Park to try out some fun outdoor activities like their bike trails, canoeing, kayaking, zip wires, adventure playground, and water zorbs!

Visit Princetown to go to the Dartmoor Prison Museum offering a fascinating look at various aspects to past prison life, with the National Park Visitor Centre also resting in Princetown too.

Make special memories with your nearest and dearest in the Dartmoor National Park at Pond Cottage.


  • Reverse-level
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car to the side of cottage on gravel
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.4 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Bovey Tracey 7.4 miles; Newton Abbot 11.6 miles; Torquay 19.1 miles.

Widecombe is tucked away in a Dartmoor valley with the spectacular moorland and tors rising up on all sides, making it a perfect location for walkers, mountain bikers, riders or those that love dramatic landscapes. The village is made up of a pretty mixture of granite built houses and a lovely old church which is known as the cathedral of the moor. There are a couple of good food pubs, a café for indulgent cream teas and shops. Widecombe famously hosts Widecombe Fair every September, where you can see displays of livestock, local produce, vintage farm machinery and even a bale tossing competition. Further afield is Bovey Tracey – home to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and worthy of a visit. Dartmoor National Park has the greatest number of archaeological remains in Europe and there are Neolithic tombs, mystical stone circles and abandoned medieval farmsteads to explore. Conan Doyle was inspired to write his classic novel The Hound of the Baskervilles and it is easy to imagine Sherlock Holmes wandering the wild moorland terrain, along with the wild and beautiful Dartmoor ponies.

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