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Chagford, Devon (Ref. 975736)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Just lovely, would move in tomorrow."


    Reviewed by LizNov 2021

  • "Absolutely Fantastic"

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "Everything about the property and location was so much more then expected."

    The only issues were the ensuite shower went hot and cold and was not possible to use, so all 10 of us had to share the main shower. The access route is narrow and the bushes could be damaging to new vehicles like mine. Otherwise we were happy with everything and will consider booking again

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit to Rockmead, we have flagged the issues you encountered with the en-suite shower to the owner who will look in to this. This room is having a make over in 2022 so we hope this problem will not occur again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AaronAug 2021

  • "For 10 people the facilities were a bit tight"

    Thank you for your feedback, the property is snug for a party of 10 however, we feel this is represented in the price for a sleeps 10 property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "The house had everything you could think of and more."

    Very comfortable and clean. Lane to house a bit narrow but well worth the trip.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2021

  • "Rockmead is equipped over and beyond what you normally get at holiday rentals."

    Everything was in working order. The family made allowances for us to enter earlier ( we had 2 grandkids under 3). I loved it all. The location. The large gardens. The hamlet. The atmosphere.

    Reviewed by MaoiliosaJun 2021

  • "The cottage is in the most beautiful little village and was spotless."

    Could be improved with the furniture and the art etc being updated.

    Reviewed by KerryJun 2021

  • "Rockmead is a beautiful stone property in a stunning location."

    My family including dogs and a three year old had a great week despite indifferent weather. The house was spotless and extremely well equipped. The area is beautiful and walks from the door were much appreciated. Guides on every aspect of the house and suggestions for things to do were provided and very helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ShelaghMay 2021

  • "Rockmead was warm cosy and peaceful."

    It rained nearly every day of the 2 weeks we were there, so we spent alot of time at the cottage. The beds were comfortable and the bedding of a good standard..The cottage was very clean and well presented in terms of everything we needed. The sitting room has too much furniture with 3 very large sofas and a huge dining table.and many dining room chairs. The sofas look comfy but are extremely deep and seating is hard, so not comfortable sitting. The 2 upstairs bathrooms while serviceable, and lots of hot water, really need updating..We discovered a leak in the the small bathroom, with water running down the pipe behind the pedestal, this is a long standing leak as the pipe is discoloured. There was water on the floor when we arrived which we thought had just been mopped. We dried it, but when using the toilet at night my slippers were soaked by water on the floor from the pipe. Mortonhampstead has a good Coop and provides local groceries, or choice of 3 supermarkets at Oakhampton . Abundant wildlife in the garden.and the moor is a wonderful wildlife and animal resource. Overall we had a peaceful relaxed stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Rockmead. Thank you for mentioning the leak: it was not a long-standing issue and the Owners would have been pleased to assist straightaway had you mentioned this during your stay (instead this was attended to between bookings). Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2021

  • "An exceptional cottage."

    It was beautiful and so was the garden. Wonderful walks and very peaceful. The cottage had absolutely everything that we could have needed. The wildlife was amazing and we particularly enjoyed watching and listening to the owls.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2021

  • "The owners had obviously gone to a lot of trouble."

    Rockmead was spotlessly clean with every home comfort that we could possibly have needed. Despite the cold, damp weather outside, the cottage was extremely warm and cosy. This was our third visit and hopefully we will return.

    Reviewed by ValerieDec 2020

  • "This is our 4th visit to Rockmead and we absolutely love it have tried others but nothing matches up to this !"

    Every thing catered for and so clean and every precaution taken over Covid situation.we will be back again in the spring

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2020

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday in a perfect setting, 4 adults 3 teens & 2 nearly teens."

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2020

  • "Excellent property."

    Really thoughtful touches throughout and the owners clearly had thought about their guests. Warm and toasty all weekend. Cleanliness of the property was outstanding. Directions were great and clear. Might be worth mentioning that the eaves are quite low in the upstairs bedroom but the two very tall members of our group (over 6 foot) managed without banging their heads ! Recycle bins were well explained. Utility room had lots of equipment which we would have used in the summer. LOVE the dog bath in the utility space outside. Garden is huge and secure. Great place !!

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2019

  • "The most dog friendly place we have ever stayed!"

    Dog towels,blankets,toys,biscuits,gravy bones and a big dog-proof garden to romp in.A lot of thought and care has also gone on people comfort as well.The owners are very quick to meet any request.For us,Silver Washed Fritillary on the garden Buddleia on arrival was a star turn.

    Reviewed by DennisAug 2019

  • "Thank heaven for the instructions the owners give out on how to find the place."

    Satnav tells you you have reached your destination in the middle of nowhere. Perhaps they could be a bit more accurate as to where the house actually is. It says Chagford. We never even saw Chagford. It is down a single lane track in a place called Lettaford, which is about 6 houses with not a single landline phone, no mobile signal, and where a postbox qualifies as a communal facility. What you forget you will have to do without, short of a long drive. Owners very helpful, and the new kitchen will be a good thing next year. Regards Alan Partington

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and very well equipped with plenty of space for the 8 people and 3 dogs in our party, the dogs were very well catered for with blankets and treats etc."

    The garden was beautiful and fully enclosed , once again perfect for our dogs. The cottage is ‘ tucked away’ down some very narrow lanes - reversing necessary when meeting other cars. It was the perfect place for our annual family get together but would not suit someone who likes pubs and restaurants within walking distance as the nearest town is a 3 mile drive away. We had a great holiday at Rockmead.

    Reviewed by TrishMay 2019

  • "Wi-Fi access / a landline would have been an advantage, as there was no mobile signal at the cottage."

    However, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rockmead. Despite the weather being cold and damp, the cottage was warm and cosy. **Owner Response"" We're delighted to let you know that we have just installed WIFI at Rockmead

    Reviewed by AdrianDec 2018

  • "Rockmead was super, lovely location, lovely owners great facilities for pets."

    Sykes staff are exceptional to deal with, very obliging and ready to assist on any matter.

    Reviewed by ColetteSep 2018

  • "We loved this house and holiday and very much appreciated the friendly helpfulness of the owner."

    The only reason I have not given top rating throughout is that the photographs of the main reception room made it appear that there was ample space for both sitting and dining areas to be in use at the same time. In fact, it was necessary to move the large sofa back and forth depending on which part of the room we wanted to use. This was perfectly practicable and did not at all affect our enjoyment of the house - and we certainly wouldn't want any fewer sofa spaces or a smaller table - so I don't think it necessarily needs changing. I am really only raising it because you have specifically asked for feedback. The younger members of the party would like wifi and the older members, while generally enjoying its absence, did occasionally miss it when wishing to access information about walks and local places of interest. Fortunately, the provision of books and leaflets about the area was particularly good, as was the very clear and complete instruction folder for the house. Thank you for a great holiday - I have already started looking at other properties managed by Helpful Holidays.

    Reviewed by NestaAug 2018

  • "Loved the cottage but didn't realise it was quite so remote where it was located."

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2018

  • "We had a really good time at our lab retreat on the Dartmoor but WiFi access in the property would have been highly desirable since there is no mobile coverage in the whole area."

    Reviewed by FinnJul 2018

  • "Perfect holiday cottage beautiful setting carnt wait to come back again in September"

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2018

  • "First time dealing through Sykes and staff on chat were superb."

    Reviewed by ColetteJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage but could have done with more guidance about where kitchen light switches are."

    Also, the bedroom upstairs said on your website a double bed and two singles, however when we arrived it only had 3 single beds which caused a problem. Did discover they each had a single bed that slid out but they weren't made up ready for us. But, overall we had a fab holiday and will be using you again, thankyou.

    Reviewed by TanyaApr 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • Two upstairs bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x room with two single beds that can be made into a king size double on request and en suite WC with basin
  • Two downstairs bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-shower, separate shower, WC and basin
  • Hall
  • Living/dining room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with small breakfast table
  • Drying room
  • Laundry room outside.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with DVD, WIFI, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, bed guard and highchair available on request, Off road parking for four cars
  • Three well behaved pets welcome
  • Enclosed garden with childrens play area and barbecue
  • Note: Check-in time 6pm
  • Note: No fireworks permitted due to livestock
  • Note: There is no mobile phone signal at this property
  • Wifi calling can be used if guests have this enabled on their own mobile handsets.

The property

If you want to get away from it all, and return to nature, then this big detached house in the peaceful, ancient moorland hamlet of Lettaford is ideal.

Set quietly at the end of a hedgerow lane, separate from the few other houses, the Two Moors Way leads past the door to the open expanses of Dartmoor, inviting you to walk and dream.

Natural wood and granite have been carefully preserved to create a characterful and welcoming living space, with a wood burning stove in the living room with its big dining table, and floor to ceiling windows in the kitchen, from where you can wander out to the lovely garden, maybe with a refreshing glass in hand to start the barbecue for an alfresco supper.

With two downstairs bedrooms and two upstairs, you are spoiled for choice of sleeping accommodation, ensuring a good night’s rest after wandering the moors and watching the children play on the swings and slide in the garden.

With amenities of shops, inns and good eating places in the friendly town of Chagford three miles away, this is a magical place for families to relax, play and watch the moon and the barn owls.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Lounge / Dining Room Double Bedroom Bathroom Bedroom

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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: Arrival after 6pm.
Note: There is a £200 Good housekeeping bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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