Self catering holiday cottages to rent 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.

Hints and Tips on Cottage Holidays in Ponsworthy


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.

Book a Ponsworthy cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Devon on holiday.

21 rental properties

Long Barn Luxury Holiday Cottages, Torquay, Devon, West Country, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Ponsworthy 11 miles away

sleeps 2 - 13 guests
2 - 13
6 bedrooms
6
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed
4 star

A collection of 4 star and gold award winning country cottages boasting a shared indoor heated swimming pool and games room along with a lovely secluded location in a rural hamlet just a few miles from the popular town of Torquay.

Special features: pool (Heated indoor pool in adjacent barn Wifi access), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £400
Next availability:
from 21 July to 24 July 20 from 27 July to 07 August 20

Gatehouse West, Colmer Estate, Modbury, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Ponsworthy 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Family-friendly and dog-friendly two bedroom holiday cottage with free access to the fantastic shared facilities at the Colmer Estate which include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, gym, fishing lake, tennis court, children's play area and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On Site both indoor and outdoor shared with other guests staying on the estate.), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £340
Next availability:
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The Lodge at Colmer, Modbury, Kingsbridge, Modbury, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Stone Built Cottage on the Colmer Estate, Ponsworthy 13 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

A dog friendly, 5 star detached stone holiday cottage with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, gym, boules and croquet lawn - located on a private holiday estate in Devon, in an area of outstanding natural beauty with full access to 28 acres of private woodlands, meadows and a fishing lake.

Special features: free internet access, pool (On site), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £800
Next availability:
from 22 August to 29 August 20

Whitelady House, Lydford, Devon, West Country, England

6 bedroom Large Cottage, Ponsworthy 14 miles away

sleeps 2 - 12 guests
2 - 12
6 bedrooms
6
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Large sleeps 12 holiday house with spacious sociable living accommodation, 6 bedrooms, a warm bubbly outdoor private hot tub, table tennis and a croquet lawn, set on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1850
Next availability:
from 07 August to 10 August 20 from 31 August to 04 September 20

Gamekeeper's Hide on the Colmer Estate, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Ponsworthy 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Family-friendly holiday cottage sleeping up to 4, located within the prestigious Colmer Estate where excellent shared leisure facilities such as an indoor and outdoor pool, a fishing lake, tennis court and games room are pretty much guaranteed to keep any family entertained.

Special features: free internet access, pool (There are 2 swimming pools; an indoor heated pool feet from the cottage and also a huge outdoor heated pool (1st May to mid September)), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £480
Next availability:
from 29 August to 05 September 20 from 26 September to 24 October 20

The Lawns Luxury Apartment in Devon/Beautiful South Hams, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Apartment, Ponsworthy 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Luxurious 5 star rated 2 bedroom holiday apartment located on the Colmer Estate in Devon where the excellent shared leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, fishing lake, gym and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Two pools both heated indoor pool feet from the apartment heated all year also huge outdoor heated pool (outdoor pool heated from May to September)), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £630
Next availability:
from 05 September to 12 September 20 from 26 September to 03 March 21

Sunridge TreeHouse, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Holiday Treehouse, Ponsworthy 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Luxurious Devon holiday treehouse with superb woodland and lake views and a superb modern interior, complete with luxury hot tub with mood lighting, elevated deck, private fishing lake as well as a Play station and XboxOne for fun times.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1795
Next availability:
from 20 September to 24 September 20 from 01 October to 09 October 20

Yealm Cabin, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Ponsworthy 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

Idyllic log cabin with views of the Yealm Valley and own private hot tub, lovely hideaway perfect for two with its one double bedroom in a secluded location amongst the hills and fields of Devon.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £395
Next availability:
from 29 August to 04 September 20 from 06 September to 07 September 20

Sunridge Lodge, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Ponsworthy 14 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Two bedroom luxurious barn conversion in a secluded woodland location, nestled in the hills of the Yealm Valley in Devon, featuring a relaxing cedar-clad private hot tub, private fishing lake, child-friendly and pet-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £895
Next availability:
from 15 September to 18 September 20 from 24 September to 26 September 20

Sunridge Geodome, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Ponsworthy 15 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Enjoy a taste of luxurious glamping when you book a stay in this self-catering geodome in the Yealm Valley, complete with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub on site and generous decked area.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1495
Next availability:
from 30 September to 02 October 20 from 06 October to 09 October 20

The Retreat, Sheplegh Court, Dartmouth, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Apartment, Ponsworthy 16 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Lovely family-friendly holiday apartment with 2 bedrooms and fantastic garden views, located on the Sheplegh Court country estate with its wonderful 30 acres of gardens, parklands and outdoor heated swimming pool (this swimming pool is available during the summer months).

Special features: free internet access, pool (The large outdoor pool is within the grounds and use is shared with other guests staying at the estate. The outdoor pool is heated. ), tennis court, games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £350
Next availability:
from 01 August to 15 August 20

Old Hundredth, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Ponsworthy 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Situated in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming character cottage with exposed beams, open stone fireplace and secluded country garden is conveniently close to the unspoilt Devon coastline and tranquil countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £298
Next availability:
from 03 October to 24 October 20 from 31 October to 08 May 21