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Hamel Down Hideaway

Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon (Ref. 975847)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Oldroyd

    “Perfect cottage well equipped for everything you need lovely location”

    - Mr Oldroyd, August 2019

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The property

In the heart of Dartmoor, surrounded by 23 acres of countryside and two miles from Widecombe-in-the-Moor, is this little cottage attached to the Grade II listed, 16th century farmhouse where the owners live with their friendly dogs, ponies and children.

This is a wonderfully peaceful base for couples in a lovely moorland location.

Step up through the garden to your door into the little galley kitchen which leads you into the open plan living space with dining area, a lofty room with high ceiling, skylights, old uneven characterful floor and cosy wood burning stove.

Steps take you down to a lobby for storing your walking boots and coats, and a bathroom for soaking after long strolls on the moors.

The double bedroom is romantically on a little gallery over the sitting room, with sloping beams.

Behind curtains in the living room is another double bedroom which you can use if you wish for alternative sleeping arrangements.

Open garden with pond, covered with a metal grill, all around to share with the owners and 23 acres of fields which lead directly to the open moor, this is a perfect place for walking and admiring Dartmoor's beauty.

Widecombe-in-the-Moor is a traditional and historic Dartmoor village of Uncle Tom Cobley fame, with a good food pub, working forge and handsome church.

You can ride, walk or cycle the surrounding stunning open spaces, or head to the sea at Torbay 19 miles away.

Ideal for enjoying Dartmoor and Devon countryside, Hamel Down Hideaway is a lovely retreat full of character.


  • Two double bedrooms, one super king on a gallery and the other on ground level for alternative sleeping
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC, basin
  • Open plan sitting room with dining area
  • Galley kitchen
  • Lobby.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Fridge, dishwasher, 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
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season

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