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:

Three Gates Farm, Tiverton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, near Exmoor National Park.

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

A collection of five holiday cottages with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a play area for children, all in a tranquil rural setting close to Exmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (33ft indoor heated swimming pool on site), games room, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £595


Late availability: from 28 February to 29 February 20

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

2 bedroom Apartment, West Country.

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: £595


Special Offer: from 28 February to 03 April 20
Late availability: from 28 February to 03 April 20

Apple Loft at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

1 bedroom Holiday Home, East Devon.

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

Apple Loft is a stylish romantic holiday home, perfect for 2 with wonderful tree top views of the Devonshire Hills and a lovely location amongst gorgeous countryside at Twistgates Farm, just 30 minutes’ drive from the Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £300


Late availability: from 02 March to 06 March 20

Meadow Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, East Devon.

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

Secluded 2 bedroom country cottage with meadow views, exposed wooden beams, character features and a lovely garden located by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast close by, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £350


Late availability: from 28 February to 07 March 20

Dittiscombe Hills Estate and Cottages, South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

sleeps 2 - 16 guests
2 - 16
8 bedrooms
8
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

A fantastic collection of pet-friendly holiday cottages set in a beautiful Devon valley with private gardens and views of the tranquil countryside, just an easy drive away from the stunning Devonshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £425


Special Offer: from 28 February to 30 March 20
Late availability: from 28 February to 27 March 20

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