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Ludgate Cottage

Haytor Vale, Devon (Ref. 975875)


(36 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "The glasses seem to be reduced in number, also the cups."

    Otherwise it is well equipped. The caretaker is very helpful and quick to respond. (There was a problem with the cooker). We had another lovely holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2022

  • "Third time we have stayed here."

    It won't be the last. The cottage is clean, well equipped and well located - absolutely ideal in every way.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "This is a beautiful property that is comfortable and well-equipped."

    We had a fabulous week and really enjoyed being able to walk over the moor directly from the property.

    Reviewed by SueApr 2022

  • "Nothing is perfect, that's why I never give full stars."

    Only issue found was knifes for eating had all been blunted. Had to buy some to cut food.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you found the knives in the kitchen to be blunt. We have not had any comment from previous guests about this so are assured this will not be a continued issue. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week in this clean, cosy peaceful cottage."

    The situation is perfect, you can walk straight from the house onto the moor for miles in every direction, and it is within easy reach of great pubs and cafes, would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by AnneFeb 2022

  • "Spent christmas at ludgate which had some decorations and a little something for our family which was very much appreciated, such a cozy well equipped cottage to explore Dartmoor."

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2021

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable cottage in an interesting setting on the edge of the moor."

    Reviewed by PhilNov 2021

  • "Wonderful owner, decent neighbour & a fantastic cottage."

    This was the perfect location for us. Very comfortable bed & bedding. We'd lover to stay again.

    Reviewed by TimSep 2021

  • "Met expectations from our previous stays."

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2021

  • "Ludgate Cottage is an an excellent location."

    Paths onto the moor and up to Haytor Rocks from the garden gate. The house is warm and comfortable with a well equiped kitchen. Communication with the owner is very good. This is an ideal location to explore Dartmoor and South Devon from and I would highly recommend staying here

    Reviewed by GailSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and a great opportunity to get out on the moors every day."

    One thing that impressed us was the attention to detail and the little things that show extra thought, like the cake waiting for us, and the fact that the kitchen was really well kitted out. We're definitely thinking of booking again.

    Reviewed by GuyAug 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    Perfect base to walk Dartmoor, comfortable and cool in the hot weather with a garden to rest in. Would like to book again.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2021

  • "This cottage offered everything you needed for a comfortable relaxing holiday."

    It was clean and well equipped. Well situated to explore Dartmoor. We particularly enjoyed the local walking - plenty of Tors to climb!

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "The location of the cottage was brilliant for a walking holiday on Dartmoor"

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2021

  • "Dishwasher tablets were not provided, they usually are."

    Very pleased that the milk and cake have been re- instated. Thanks.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2021

  • "Having stayed at the cottage three times previously, we knew what to expect, and this was met."

    . With a new person responsible for preparing the cottage pre-arrival, it was as immaculate as ever. The welcome cake and milk were very welcome.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by IanAug 2020

  • "Perfect location for walking on The Moors and cottage well equipped , clean and very cosy and welcoming."

    Second visit in two years at different times of the year would highly recommend

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2019

  • "What a wonderful place to stay for a holiday on the moor."

    Clean,cosy, comfortable. A well laid out holiday cottage, good sized bedrooms, great well-equipped kitchen and an airy and well lit sitting room. The owners have taken time and care in making this an ideal place to base a getaway from busyness and stress. Everything worked and was easy to use with good instructions. It was great to leave the car safely parked and just cross over the road and onto the moor for a stroll up to Haytor rocks and beyond. On the Sunday we went up to Widecombe church where we received a warm welcome and then back to the cottage for lunch followed by a walk over to the medieval village at Hound Tor. A good place for an excellent meal after a walk near Widecombe is the Ruddlestone Inn, where the atmosphere and food is excellent. We would have loved to stay for a further week if it had been possible. Long may Ludgate Cottage continue to be a lovely place to come to for future visitors and their families.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2019

  • "Great holiday, good efficient service from helpful holidays."

    Cottage was clean, well fitted out and in a great location. Definitely worth another visit.

    Reviewed by DennisSep 2019

  • "The description of private garden is misleading!"

    ! It is a shared drive with a small piece of lawn and a picnic bench.

    The website correctly photographs and describes: South-facing grassed area (picnic bench) opposite for your use. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClairSep 2019

  • "The customer service from Sykes was outstanding and Ludgate Cottage was very special to us due to the perfect location."

    Thank you so much. Linda and Drew

    Reviewed by DrewJun 2019

  • "Really nice cottage."

    Disappointed to find we were holidaying next to two building sites, subsequent noise and workers vans and other vehicles parking in our 'private' garden. We should have been made aware of this. Apart from this we enjoyed this area of the moors. If and when we return will probably find another cottage.

    Reviewed by StevenJun 2019

  • "Ludgate Cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    The bed and the linen was a high standard. Extremely well equipped kitchen with modern appliances. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday despite the weather. Lovely walks from the cottage so no need to use the car too much. We were so glad we were able to use the heating as it was very cold for June. The only constructive comment would be that it would be helpful to have a grab handle to assist getting in and out of the shower.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2019

  • "We've been staying here for 10 years."

    Disappointed there wasn't even a pint of milk this year. Name of caretaker and contact number was incorrect. Dishwasher covered the crockery in a film we couldn't remove so couldn't use it. New settees are even worse than the old ones. You are nearly on the floor. I finally found the details for the property manager but she couldn't get the dw repaired in time. Also there are no details as to the recycling arrangements. The cottage is very clean and well equipped but things need checking up on.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Ludgate Cottage."

    The cottage is well appointed and is clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2019

  • "Walks across the Moors are great, saw the cuckoo and lots of other birds, butterflies and moths."

    All across the road from the cottage. Many other attractions within driving distance. I wouldn't say the house was suitable for very young children or older unfit people, because of the stairs leading to the living quarters (it's upside down). But it did have the most comfy bed, I have ever slept in!

    Reviewed by AnyaMay 2019

  • "Cottage was perfect for the two of us."

    Very well equipped kitchen with a lovely range cooker. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the beds were comfy with lovely crisp white bedding. After a very stressful few months we needed a relaxing quiet break and that's exactly what we got at Ludgate Cottage. Thankyou

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2018

  • "This was our second visit to this cottage and it felt like home from home."

    A well fitted out cottage in a beautiful location. The moor is literally on your doorstep so walks, wildlife and wonderful scenery are all around you. It's location provides easy access to the all the local Devon tourist attractions as well as a fine place to just relax and chill out.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "We loved this cottage."

    The beds were extremely comfortable, and there was a good-sized, well-equipped kitchen and dining area, which included everything we needed. But the star of the show was the location. It's directly across the road from Dartmoor, particularly beautiful in August as it's covered in heather and gorse, and very close to Hay Tor. Friendly Dartmoor ponies even come to the cottage gate!

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, perfect for our family, great location, close to moors and coast."

    Would recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by JoyceJul 2018

  • "The cottage is well appointed and comfortable but the best thing about it is the location."

    A few steps and you’re onto open moorland - Haytor, ancient tramway and the beautiful disused quarry on the door step. Lovely for an evening walk!

    Reviewed by JoJun 2018

  • "Superb location - walks right from the door."

    Good hotel and pub nearby - both served excellent food. Shower needs a shower curtain rather than the shield that is in place which is not great for tall people!!

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2018

  • "Fabulously located cottage, wonderfully equipped, we loved it."

    Great British family holiday

    Reviewed by RebeccaMay 2018

  • "The house was excellent and included everything we expected."

    The location was wonderful and even the weather was exceptional!

    Reviewed by SMay 2018

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  • Two downstairs bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Hall
  • Upstairs sitting room
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Central heating with electric fires
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

Below the striking Dartmoor landmark of Haytor is this semi-detached cottage, close to the small village of Haytor Vale.

With amazing views as far as the sea, this is a wonderful place for walking, cycling and touring the magnificent scenery.

Head up the steps to the front door and through...


1st FloorGround Floor

Bathroom Double Bedroom Twin Bedroom

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

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About the location

Haytor Vale

Haytor Vale is a very pretty hamlet of white cottages beside the old coaching inn, The Rock, on Dartmoor's southeastern edge just one mile from the market town of Bovey Tracey.

Region Information

Note: Sorry, no short breaks