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Fernhill Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 3 reviews

Fernhill Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Fernhill Cottage is situated in the idyllic village of Ponsworthy in the heart of Dartmoor, and offers a magnificent base to enjoy rural peace and tranquility. With exposed stonework and beams, the cottage retains its original character, whilst providing all essential modern comforts and conveniences.

Fernhill is ideally placed for walking, cycling, pony trekking and other moorland activities, and comes with a concierge service supplying local information, and organisation of a wide range of activities such as farm visits, llama walks, heritage sites, golf, abseiling and hot air ballooning. For lazy days, there is a piano in the sitting room, and plenty of books, games and DVDs to keep everyone entertained. Nearby Ashburton has a good selection of shops, restaurants and pubs, and Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth are all within easy driving distance.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Torquay 30 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 45 km, Nearest railway: Newton Abbot 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other High chair
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Upright piano in the sitting room

Choice of bedding: feather or non-feather pillows and duvets/sheets and blankets – please pre-order

Good selection of books/games/DVDs

Good selection of local information provided

Walk in wardrobe in the master bedroom

The master bedroom has a king size bed, the second bedroom has a set of bunk beds

Cot and high chair available by prior request

Further details outdoors

Please note that Fernhill Cottage does not yet have a private garden.

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival

Concierge services included

The West Country region

Dartmoor National Park is the biggest and wildest area of open country in southern England. An area of outstanding natural beauty covering over 350 square miles, this breathtaking landscape is home to a huge variety of wildlife, and featured on television's 'Seven Natural Wonders' as the top natural wonder in the South West.

The entire area is rich in history and antiquities, hosting more ancient monuments and archaeological sites than anywhere else in Europe. Many traditional tales, folklore and ghost stories stem from this unique history.

The broader West Country is home to England's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Dorset and East Devon Coast, and Devon itself boasts two dramatic coastlines with many fantastic beaches for relaxation and water sports, complementing the mild climate of the area.


Ponsworthy lies in the steep valley of the West Webburn river, about 2 miles from Widecombe-in-the-Moor, at the heart of Dartmoor National Park and with a small stream that flows across the road, that is often pictured in calenders and postcards. Fernhill Cottage is in the centre of the village.

Fernhill is the perfect base for family holidays or for friends to get together, allowing you to experience the wonders of Dartmoor through the many activities available nearby. Footpaths begin very close to the front door and lead all over the moor, and there are local opportunities for cycling, pony trekking, golf, fishing, climbing and lots more.

For something more leisurely, there are heritage sites and National Trust properties in the area, as well as farms and miniature pony sanctuaries. Across the moor, there are restaurants, pubs and cafés in which to sample the famous Devon cream tea, and a rich variety of shops selling local produce, arts and crafts.

Widecombe-in-the-Moor is best known for the annual Widecombe Fair, (held every September) immortalised by the folk song involving a grey mare and 'Old Uncle Tom Cobley and All'. The village is steeped in history and local legend, and has several gift shops (including a National Trust shop), and a couple of great pubs and cafés.

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Review 1-3 of 3

2 Jul 2013


"Our new home away from home. Highly recommended!"

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay in the Fernhill cottage. Highly recommended!It's part of a block of three cottages, with another one opposite of it. Our welcome was warm and thoughtful: the… More

13 Nov 2012


"Totally relaxing stay in a beautiful cottage."

Tucked away in the small hamlet of Ponsworthy this is an idyllic location if you want to get away from it all. The cottage is immaculate in every way and has every kitchen device to hand. The wood burner is lovely and the atmosphere in the cottage is just so peaceful and relaxing. So clean throughout.

Cant recommend it enough.

14 May 2012


"Superb Place To Stay"

We have stayed at Fernhill Cottage on two occasions now - superb cottage to rent. It is really set up with comfort in mind for the guests! Great location. The cottage is equipped to a really high standard and it is really well managed - Rebecca and Team do an excellent job. Always responsive if you need their help or have questions. Can't wait to return!

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Calendar last updated:15 Oct 2014

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