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Chagford, Devon (Ref. 975795)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners have gone that extra mile to ensure guests have a great stay,we give them top marks and praise for this holiday home."

    A get away from it all holiday with all the benefits....

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "If you need a tonic from the stresses and strains of daily life this light filled accommodation on the edge of the moor is the place for you, I couldn’t fault it."

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2022

  • "We were given a warm and friendly welcome by Pauline and Jim, with a bonus of fresh flowers and chocolates."

    They accomplished the perfect balance of a reassuring presence should we need advice, while discreetly respecting our privacy. The cottage was very warm, comfortable and cosy, with ample fuel for the very efficient wood burner. We had superb views over the North Teign valley from our windows. It was a superb base for some great and varied walks, on the moor and in the Teign valley. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kestorway as a holiday base.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2022

  • "There is no category that I wouldn’t give top marks, literally have nothing but really good things to say about the cottage and especially about Pauline and Jim."

    Such a lovely couple who couldn’t do any more for their guests , so welcoming and nice from beginning of holiday to the end.

    Reviewed by BelindaDec 2021

  • "It was a beautiful place to stay with our own little gate straight onto the moor."

    It was warm and cozy and can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by JudithNov 2021

  • "Wonderful, warm, inviting."

    A lovely accommodation and lovely owners, Jim and Pauline are the sort of people you hope are going to be there to look after you. Nothing could have made our stay any better……the location is fantastic, the views tremendous. I would recommend this holiday accommodation to everyone 100%. Sincere thanks to Jim and Pauline

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2021

  • "Had a wonderful time at Kestorway."

    Owners very welcoming. Accommodation very comfortable. Perfect spot for peace and quiet and direct access to a beautiful part of Dartmoor. New conservatory an added bonus with access to a lovely sunny garden. We hope to be back for another stay.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kestorway - a real little gem."

    We and our dog were made so welcome. Jim and Pauline were there to help us whenever we needed it but otherwise we had total privacy. Walks literally out of the garden gate straight onto the moor. The cottage has everything we needed and the addition of the conservatory was a bonus we took great advantage of, sitting late into the night listening to the owl in the valley. Thank you for a great stay - we will definitely be returning to Kestorway!

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2021

  • "Area is stunning, the owners are respectful of privacy and helpful in any needs and information, going that extra mile."

    I would come back in an instant. My service dog was welcomed with open arms, literally.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Pauline and Jim were very helpful but respectful of privacy."

    Reviewed by KateMay 2021

  • "Being able to walk from the door of the cottage onto the moor."

    The garden was magical with wonderful views across the valley . A fabulous week !!

    Reviewed by TinaOct 2020

  • "This cottage is in a lovely setting right on the edge of the moor and above the Upper Teign valley with spectacular views."

    We appreciated the use of the very spacious garden from which you can walk straight out on to Chagford Common and further on to the high moor. Owners Pauline and Jim were very helpful hosts providing local detail. We would definitely go again to explore more of this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2020

  • "Location of Kestorway is beautiful with access to Dartmoor on your doorstep."

    The lanes leading to the property are very narrow and challenging.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2020

  • "The location, accommodation and hosts were superb."

    A very lovely quiet place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Two downsides from my point of view which has nothing really to do with the venue and hosts, 1. very narrow roads which could do with regular trimming as my car sustained minor scratches either side from the hedges 2. Advertised as dog friendly. The accommodation is, but once out on the moors, they must be kept on a lead at all times, which is no break for our Labrador who loves his exercise to be vigorous. I do understand why though, but this must be stated for dog owners wishing to stay on Dartmoor. All in all, a very enjoyable stay with Pauline and Jim Thankyou

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we're really pleased to hear you loved Kestorway and had such a good holiday. There is however an inaccuracy in your review which we'd like to clarify for the benefit of other pet owners as it isn't correct to say that pets must be kept on a lead at all times. Within Dartmoor National Park there are 365 square miles of open access wilderness. For the protection of wildlife and farm animals all national parks require dogs to be kept on leads or under close control. Dog owners who do not have reliable recall and 'walk to heel control' will need to keep their dogs on a lead around livestock or wildlife. Owners of well trained dogs can enjoy the open access Dartmoor National Park provides without the need to use a lead. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2020

  • "The views from the cottage are far better than the pictures on the website suggest, it was stunning."

    The kitchen is tiny, but surprisingly well equipped and the accommodation comfortable and cosy, the hosts welcoming and helpful but also left us to our own devices. A great location (whatever the weather!) for exploring Dartmoor. Looking forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2019

  • "We had the most pleasant and relaxing week at Kestorway, the finishing touches made all the difference, Bone China, lovely soft towels, lovely bedding and very comfortable bed, The added extras left were a lovely treat, eggs, flowers, chocolates, milk etc."

    .. We went out walking every day and the walks and views were just stunning, also lovely sunsets out of the lounge window were stunning, I would highly recommend Kestorway for a quiet relaxing stay, but if you want a corner shop and all local facilities on your doorstep this may not be for you as the nearest shop is 3 miles away

    Reviewed by SuzyJun 2019

  • "It was my second time in Kestorway ."

    .. and I will come a third time, that's for sure ... Jim and Pauline are so friendly, the cottage is wonderful equipped in a wonderful area, I love it!

    Reviewed by HeikeJun 2019

  • "If you want or need to get away from it all, this is the place for you!"

    Right on the edge of the moors with fantastic views. The twisting lane up from Chagford is a bit of a challenge but taken with care its not a problem. The accomadation is spotless clean nicely laid out and perfect for two. Large windows give a lot of light and great views. Great walks right on your doorstep. Do try the fantastic pubs in town!

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2019

  • "Everything was wonderful - the light, airy, beautifully equipped accommodation, the setting, the birdsong, the peace and tranquility, and the VIEWS!"

    Jim and Pauline are lovely people, along with their dog, cats, and rescued chickens (which lay gorgeous eggs). The locality is awash with neolithic stone circles, stone rows, hut circles, etc which we found fascinating. Chagford's marvellous, a place of real character, with probably the finest church we've ever seen. Anyone wanting to 'get away from it all', and not fazed by very narrow winding lanes, will surely love it here! Roger Wyld.

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage and we were made to feel very welcome."

    We will be going back. Best cottage so far for taking a dog.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "We have stayed at Kestor several times and each time we have had a lovely holiday."

    Pauline and Jim are always helpful and we look forward to our next visit in such a special place.

    Reviewed by RonMay 2019

  • "Fantastic place to stay, with walks right on the doorstep!"

    The owners were exceptionally helpful and made me feel extremely comfortable! Will definitely be going back, as it was extremely safe for my anxious dog, we both had a blast!

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2019

  • "The ownersare extremely friendly and very helpful if your for a relaxing holiday in a rurual setting you wont get better than this, they are the most dog friendly place ive ever been which helped both me and my dog to be settled and feel as comfortable as we do at home."

    Reviewed by JodieMar 2019

  • "Walking straight onto the moor."

    Reviewed by NSep 2018

  • "An absolutely idyllic location, peace, birdsong, starry skies."

    A wonderful variety of walks starting outside the garden gate which opens out onto the moor. Shops, pubs and cafes in Chagford very dog friendly. Friendly helpful owners placed chocolates, fresh flowers and fresh eggs in the property for our arrival. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "I love this location due to the fact that you can walk onto the moor from the garden gate."

    It's ideal for anyone wanting quiet, walking and relaxing and to be able to take the dogs . It's not for anyone who wants a fish and chip shop or ice cream van on their doorstep, or a large TV. Chagford is lovely but expensive. I am returning next year.

    Reviewed by AnitaApr 2018

  • "Kestorway is by far the best property on your books for walking on Dartmoor straight from the garden gate."

    It is like a home from home with an exceedingly warm welcome from the owners who share my love of dogs and Dartmoor. The accommodation is well equipped and very comfortable. The perfect retreat to recharge your batteries.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2018

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in a beautiful spot on Dartmoor."

    Pauline and Jim on hand to be helpful if needed, but never intrusive. We would definitely happily go back.

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Hall for coats/boots; living room with great views, wood burning stove, small TV/DVD and door to garden (unfenced wildlife pond) which surrounds the whole house; fitted kitchen/dining room (washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with garden views; double bedroom with pretty views; shower-room (suite)
  • Family and friends welcome to camp on site (extra), by arrangement.
  • Central heating, electric panel heaters with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Up to three well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 7, except babes in arms, due to unfenced wildlife pond
  • Note: This property is approached over 300 yards of rough drive
  • Note: Due to the location of this property, domestic pets, farm and wildlife animals, roam the surrounding area of Kestorway, we therefore ask prospective guests with a Sighthound or Working Spaniel to contact us to discuss suitability of the annexe before confirming a booking.

The property

Kestorway is three miles from Chagford and is situated on the side of the wooded Teign Gorge on the Moor itself (just below Kestor Rock).

The annex is adjoined to the main house and is very light and airy and completely self-contained with its own entrance and parking space along with a turning area.

The property is approached via 70 yards of gravel track and to access the annex it is necessary to walk down three wide steps and then across a small lawned area to the front door.

The views from the property are spectacular and because of its location it is possible to walk straight onto the Moor making it the ideal property for those who love walking and who have a wish to explore the area. Inside is warm and inviting; relax in comfy chairs and take in the scenery whilst listening to the gentle crackle of the wood burning stove.

The fitted kitchen has everything you'll need and a dining area with garden views.

The pretty double bedroom also enjoys super views and is a lovely space to retire to at the end of a day's walking.

The well kept garden surrounds the whole house, and family and friends are welcome to camp on site, by arrangement (extra).

A fantastic place for walkers or for simply wandering Dartmoor's valleys and tors to soak up the spectacular views and peace.

The open moor starts at the front gate, so you can leave your car, don your walking boots and head out.

The popular town of Chagford is nearby, here there are interesting little shops and a selection of good food pubs for a hearty lunch.

A little further afield the historic cathedral city of Exeter, has plenty of amenities and lots to see and do.


Ground Floor

Kitchen / Dining Hall Lounge Bathroom Double Bedroom

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

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About the location


Okehampton 12 miles; Exeter 21 miles.

A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Chagford, one of the five Stannary towns of Dartmoor, is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure. It is a town of great history, home to the Three Crowns Hotel which dates back to the 1200's. Chagford is well known for its culture, hosting film, literary and music festivals in the town as well as an annual running race, known as Two Hills Race. Just over 21 miles away is the bustling, beautiful city of Exeter for a different kind of break, definitely worth a visit. The charming, attractive town of Okehampton sits just 12 miles away.

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Region Information

Note: This property does not accept children under 7, except babes in arms, due to unfenced wildlife pond.
Note: Due to the location of this property, domestic pets, farm and wildlife animals, roam the surrounding area of Kestorway, we therefore ask prospective guests with a Sighthound or Working Spaniel to contact us to discuss suitability of the annexe before confirming a booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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