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The Homestead

Poundsgate, Devon (Ref. 1074342)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "The Homestead was a beautiful place to stay."

    Was a very enjoyable experience. I was looked after vert very well by the Annie the host ,Will her husband and the whole of her family , I will definitely be booking up for my summer holiday .

    Reviewed by AndyDec 2021

  • "My wife and I can not speak more highly of this lovely couple and their beautiful "Homestead" from the moment that we pulled into their courtyard both Annie and William gave us a very warm welcome and made us feel immediately at home."

    Annie had left a lot of nice touches in the cabin for our arrival which we really appreciated. Unfortunately we only had three days stay there which really is not near enough time to visit all the sites that this location has to offer. We can highly recommend walking up to the top of the hill behind the farm the views are spectacular. To finish we strongly recommend both the location and the hosts and will definitely be going back for more. Big thanks to Annie and William for our stay.

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, and everything I could wish for."

    Hosts very interesting and helpful, and I look forward to my return visit.

    Reviewed by KatherineNov 2021

  • "My stay at the Homestead was amazing."

    Ann was always available with any information needed, and was always more than helpful. The Homestead it self was really comfortable and clean. The best nights sleep I have had in a long time. The area, even close to the Homestead is very beautiful and calming. I would recommend the Homestead as a really lovely “get away “ place to stay. Especially for walkers and anyone who wants a tranquil place to stay. I plan to book again for next year. You could not wish for a better host.

    Reviewed by SharonNov 2021

  • "Very nice retreat to relax away from the hustle and bustle."

    When we arrived we’re met by the proprietor who was very friendly and explained everything. We were very much surprised when we found the bare essentials (bread,butter,bacon etc). They were a lovely couple who couldn’t do enough for you.

    Reviewed by LeonardOct 2021

  • "Arrived at Homestead and was greeted by the owner who showed us around,they explained that the Cooker was a slow cooker and would take allday to cook a simple meal,Not Ideal."

    There was no hot water for the duration of are stay ( we had to boil a kettle at least a dozen times to get a bath ) the wifi code and password didn't work ,the freezer for ice was in a separate building ( not ideal when enjoying a gin and tonic having to keep going outside to get ice . All in all the price I paid for the 5 night night stay was not worth it .

    We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. The oven is an Oil-fired range, which is advertised on our listing. We were not made aware of the hot water issue or the WiFi issue during your stay so you did not give us the opportunity to fix this for you. If we had been informed we would have came to look into this issue for you and fix it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NathenOct 2021

  • "Cottage is perfect base for walking the moors and visiting the local area."

    Owners are lovely and welcoming. Little extra touches were much appreciated. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "A very restful holiday thanks"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "The cottage is in a fabulous, quiet location on the edge of the moor and Annie proved to be the most delightful and charming host we could have wished for."

    We enjoyed it so much that we've already booked to go back next year!

    Reviewed by RobAug 2021

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The property

Resting on a beautiful farm in the village of Poundsgate, Devon lies The Homestead, a charming single-storey barn conversion boasting character features and an open-plan living space.

Perfect for couples, solo travellers or even two friends, this delightful property offers all you need for a relaxing self-catering break, while being nestled in the Dartmoor National Park.

Stepping into the property, the compact yet well-equipped kitchen welcomes you in to whip up a tasty meal; here you will find an oil-fired range, a two-ring hob, and a microwave, along with your smaller appliances such as a kettle and toaster, providing everything you could need throughout your stay.

From here, enjoy your meals at the dining table while you plan your next adventure, before making your way to the sitting area to sink into the comfy chairs and watch TV for the evening.

As night rolls in, head to the bedroom for some well-earned rest after a busy day of exploring.

Throughout the barn you will see an abundance of characterful and original features, blended perfectly with a mix of contemporary furnishings and fixtures.

Guests will also benefit from a sleek bathroom fit with a bath, shower over, basin, WC and a toasty heated towel rail where you can prepare for the day ahead or choose to soak in the bath with a good book.

Outside, take advantage of the patio while enjoying your morning coffee, or perhaps spend your evenings in the barbecue house which the owners have kindly provided shared access to.

If you don't fancy doing the cooking while on holiday, take a trip to one of the local restaurants.

A short walk will take you to the village of Poundsgate where there is the local pub serving good food.

While staying at The Homestead, take advantage of the nearby attractions such as Dartmoor Llama Walks, where you can spend an afternoon with the llamas surrounded by serene countryside.

Enjoy a long walk around the River Dart Country Park, taking in the idyllic greenery.

The area is home to a range of historic sites, including the Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village and Grimspound, ancient ruins resting on the moorlands.

Equine enthusiasts will be pleased to discover Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre, offering horseback tours through Dartmoor.

Further afield, scenic drives will take you to the popular seaside town of Torquay or Kingsbridge, a perfect day out for trying your hand at watersports, or even just relaxing on the beach and savouring some fish and chips before heading back to your home away from home.

The Homestead is a wonderful base for a relaxing break to Devon, any time of year.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom (zip/link, can be made into two 2'6" singles)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Oil-fired range, electric two-ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with patio and furniture and shared access to owner's barbecue house
  • Lockable shed for bikes and storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6.5 miles, pub 1.9 miles

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About the location


Ashburton 6 miles; Tavistock 14 miles.

A small hamlet at the geographical heart of Devon constructed almost completely in granite and nestling among the tors and open spaces of southern Dartmoor. Spectacular countryside in all directions - if you love the countryside and walking in particular then this is the place for you. The River Dart passes close by providing a haven for trout fishermen while a little further downstream the river Dart Country Park, the Dart Valley steam railway and Buckfast Abbey at Buckfasleigh make great days out for all the family. The area is perfect for riding on the open moor with stables nearby. The old moorland town of Tavistock with its famous pannier market is 14 miles away while the rolling hills of the beautiful South Hams with its country lanes and high hedges leading down towards the South Devon coast is a must for visitors.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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