Cottage Holidays in Ponsworthy, Devon, England

After a busy day of touring and sightseeing there can be no better place to get back to and relax than the tranquil environment that Ponsworthy offers. This small quaint hamlet in the heart of Dartmoor National Park is a superb, peaceful get away for your holiday in Devon. With just a few thatched cottages and some fantastic countryside you’ll soon forget that you’re in the 21st century.  Nestled amongst the greenery of Dartmoor National Park, Ponsworthy could be an excellent choice for a rural retreat or country cottage holiday.

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As a small village, Ponsworthy is a sleepy little place.  One notable attraction though is the Dartmoor Llama Walks that run from the village.  You can book to take a guided walk with a llama through some of the best scenery that the Dartmoor National Park has to offer.  How’s that for a unique experience?

There are plenty of other pretty little villages to discover within Dartmoor National Park whilst taking a cottage holiday.  Close to Ponsworthy is the village of Poundsgate with its post office, shop and a pub, the Tavistock Inn. And just 3 miles away is Widdecombe-in-the-Moor. Famous for its September fair and ‘Uncle Tom Cobley and all’, the village is a tourist attraction and is well set up to cater for visitors, with two pubs, shops and cafes. It also has an ancient church with a huge tower that is referred to as the cathedral of Dartmoor.

Nearby to Ponsworthy is Dartmeet, where the West Dart and East Dart rivers cross, a spot that is appealing to walkers and is included on many recommended walks. While the immediate countryside is an attraction in itself there are many other attractions and activities further afield on Dartmoor. Based in Ponsworthy for a cottage stay you are well placed to explore them.  Relatively easily accessible for day trips also is Torbay and other popular South Devon coastal resorts.

Both Ashburton and Buckfastleigh are towns on the A38 within easy reach of Ponsworthy. Buckfast Abbey, near Buckfastleigh, with origins dating back to 1147 has been the home of monks for centuries and is now occupied by the Benedictine order.  There are 3 shops within the abbey grounds, one of which retails monastic produce from all over the world much of which is produced by monks and nuns. Buckfastleigh is also the home of the South Devon Railway operating trains pulled by vintage steam engines through the Devon countryside in view of the river Dart to Totnes.

The quiet rural hamlet of Ponsworthy has lots of fascinating hidden attractions to offer in the local area.  Dartmoor National Park is an excellent area for walking, hiking and cycling and can be a great choice for romantic breaks and family holidays.  We trust that you’ll find the scenery inspirational in this part of the West Country and hope you find the best rural country cottage or holiday log cabin to meet your needs.

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Featured Self catering country cottages near Ponsworthy, Devon, England:

Shute Cottage Barn, Doddiscombsleigh, Devon, England

1 bedroom Barn Conversion, South West.

Romantic retreat just for two nestled in generous gardens by the hills of the Teign Valley, just outside of Dartmoor National Park.

Price range from £300 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01647 252316 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Slade House, Ideford, Devon, England

5 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Family-friendly and pet-friendly holiday cottage with snooker room and small gym which also benefits from access to an indoor heated swimming pool and pretty gardens as well as an excellent location near to Dartmoor National Park and the coast.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor ), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £1800 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 October 2014 to 05 December 2014;

phone 01606301297 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Alpine Park Cottages, Exeter, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottages, West Country.

Collection of good quality wooden holiday lodges set amongst 6 acres of parklands and woodlands, children’s play area in grounds makes this a great place for families.

Price range from £330 to £920 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01395 233619 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dairy House Cottages, Cullompton, Devon, England

4 bedroom Rural Retreats, West Country.

Two delightful rural retreats in a tranquil setting close to Cullompton, with fishing available on site.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01884 277 421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cider Barn - Quary Hockford Cottages, Tiverton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Fringe of Exmoor National Park.

This 4 star rated high quality barn conversion on Quarry Hockford Farm has 2 bedrooms and with country views could be perfect for a rural retreat break in the West Country.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £300 to £500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01398 361430 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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