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.

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

The Miller's Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Waterside Cottage, South West.

Charming two bedroom stone-built holiday cottage, part of a historic Watermill, with stream views and a location just a few minutes walk from Hele Bay beach and only a mile from Ilfracombe, this is a great place for a coastal self-catering holiday and is dog-friendly and family-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300.00 to £780.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 30 September 2017 to 28 October 2017; from 30 October 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 30 December 2017 to 24 February 2018;


Special Offer: from 18 December 2017 to 27 December 2017;

phone 07554310176 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Stables Parkgate Holiday Barn, Barnstaple, Devon, England

6 bedroom Large Country Cottage, West Country.

Relax in luxurious and stylish surroundings at the Stables Parkgate.

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

Price range from £995 to £3050 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 September 2017 to 13 October 2017; from 30 October 2017 to 02 November 2017; from 06 November 2017 to 08 November 2017;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tollgate Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Devon.

Get away for a coastal self-catering holiday to this pretty 2 bedroom holiday cottage, just 600 metres from Hele's lovely beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 September 2017 to 29 September 2017; from 01 October 2017 to 06 October 2017; from 08 October 2017 to 14 October 2017;

phone 07554310176 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fairways West Cottage, Chulmleigh, Devon, England

4 bedroom Large Holiday House, West Country.

Looking to enjoy a relaxing self-catering holiday for up to 8 people in Devon close to Exmoor National Park? If so, a stay at Fairways West Cottage near Chulmleigh where guests enjoy complimentary access to excellent leisure facilities including an indoor heated pool, games room and tennis courts at the local hotel, could be just perfect.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Access to shared hotel pool at nearby Highbullen Hotel Golf and Country Club.), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £695 to £1995 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 September 2017 to 06 October 2017; from 09 October 2017 to 13 October 2017; from 16 October 2017 to 20 October 2017;

phone 01271 377432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Byre at Cross Farm, Barnstaple, Devon, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Exmoor Foothills.

Charming high quality pet-friendly and family-friendly Devon barn, in a lovely tranquil location by the foothills of Exmoor and well placed for discovering the best of Devon with Exmoor National Park within a 20 minute drive and the coast with sandy surfing beaches also only a 20 minute drive away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £325 to £985 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 08 December 2017 to 23 December 2017;

phone 01271 321941 emailClick here to email owner more info >
We have no cottages within Ponsworthy itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Ponsworthy. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England

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