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Over 350 square miles of distinctive moorland, striking tors and picturesque rivers await you in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. Situated in south-east Devon, this incredible part of the country combines history and natural beauty galore – not to mention a selection of unique activities and quaint villages to explore.
Dartmoor is loved by families and friends both young and old. If you’re looking for somewhere that’s perfect for your group, our selection of Dartmoor holiday cottages is hard to beat. From ample rooms sleeping 20, 30 or even more to luxurious features like hot tubs, pools and games rooms, we’ve hand-picked the very best self-catering cottages in Dartmoor to make your holiday truly unforgettable.
Steven Spielberg remarked that he had never been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as he was when filming War Horse on Dartmoor – and he wasn’t wrong. This stunning region has characteristic craggy landscapes at every turn, decorated by forests and rivers like an artist’s dream.
As a Special Area of Conservation, it’s packed full of wildlife, including the Southern damesfly, otters and myriad rare bird species. That’s largely down its granite geology, making it unsuitable for intensive farming – and a wonderland for nature.
Rising above all of it, you’ll see Dartmoor’s iconic tors. While the 55-mile Ten Tors challenge might be a little too much, you can take your pick of the peaks, including Yes Tor, Ryder’s Hill or High Willhays – the highest point on Dartmoor.
No visit to Dartmoor would be complete without seeing its archaeological sites. There are a range of Bronze Age sites including the Merrivale Complex and Grimspound settlement. Going further back, Spinster’s Rock rivals Stonehenge for enigma – thought to be a neolithic burial chamber or ‘dolmen’.
For animal lovers, Dartmoor Zoo offers up everything from jaguars and wallabies to ostriches and pythons. You can also find out about the fascinating story of the Mee family, who saved the zoo in 2007 – inspiring his own book and the film adaptation, ‘We Bought a Zoo’.
Of course, that’s not the only literary and cinematic claim to fame for Dartmoor. War Horse Valley Farm is the setting of Michael Morpurgo’s iconic novel. If you want to swap fiction for fact, visit one of the country’s most famous (or infamous prisons) at Dartmoor Prison Museum, which housed prisoners from the Napoleonic Wars way back in the early 19th century.
Dartmoor is practically bursting with history and beauty. The best way to explore this incredible National Park is with Dartmoor self-catering cottages from kate & tom’s. We’ve hand-picked the very best cottages to rent in Dartmoor, so you don’t have to spend hours finding something that’s big enough and beautiful enough for your guests.
Whether you’re looking for extra-large Dartmoor cottages, dog-friendly accommodation or just somewhere with its own pool or hot tub, we can make it happen. That’s topped off with a choice of locations near the region’s best tors, landmarks and villages.
Holiday cottages in Dartmoor are the perfect fit for walking holidays with the family, a relaxing break with all your friends, or even a big celebration for a landmark birthday or anniversary. Whatever you have in mind, our team of staycation experts are on hand to help. Contact us today on [email protected] to take the first step towards your Dartmoor cottage escape.