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Stable Cottage showing it's garden and the pond

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Situated in the ancient Dartmoor settlement of Hookner, Lower Hookner Farm nestles between the heights of King Tor and Easdon Tor in a secluded valley at the end of a quiet lane.

The farm has woodland, fields and streams offering a profusion of wild flowers and wild life, which visitors are welcome to explore. In addition our gates give you direct access to the open moor and the Mariners' way footpath runs through the farm.

We are a working hill farm with moorland rights in an environmentally sensitive area, using traditional methods to manage our herd of suckler cows. We also keep horses, chickens and ducks. We are a dog friendly farm and welcome well behaved, under control dogs.

The nearest village is North Bovey, 2 miles, with a thatched pub beside the tree studdied green. Moretonhampstead and Chagford, each 4 miles, are the nearest shopping towns.

The lovely beaches of S Devon and the wild and rugged N Devon Coasts are both within one hours driving distance.

The cottage opens onto a large, south-facing veranda, which extends the length of the building and has some of the best views on Dartmoor, across open fields and moorland. It has a well established private garden, with a small stream and a pond. The veranda is a wonderful place to have a barbeque in the evening, watching the ducks on the pond or simply sitting back and enjoying the Dartmoor views.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Teignmouth 25 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 40 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Stable Cottage consists of a lovely living room with wood buring stove (all logs provided), for cosy evenings by the fire. The country cottage style kitchen area with kitchen table, fitted units and beech worktops is well equipped and has wonderful views across the garden and duck pond. For cooking there is a gas hob, oven and a microwave. A welcome pack of groceries is provided on arrival.

For rainy days there is a selection of books, a TV & DVD player and free wi-fi throughout the cottage.

In the bedroom, there is a king-sized bed, fitted carpets and pretty floral curtains. Adjoining the bedroom is a pretty bathroom with bath and power shower.

Up to 2 Children can be accommodated on Z beds which we can provide.

Further details outdoors

The cottage opens onto a large, south-facing veranda, which extends the length of the building and has some of the best views on Dartmoor, across open fields and moorland.

It has a well established private garden, with a small stream and a pond. The veranda is a wonderful place to have a barbeque in the evening, watching the ducks on the pond or simply sitting back and enjoying the Dartmoor views.

The farm is in a very peaceful location at the end of a quiet no-through road, in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park. There are streams to picnic beside on the farm and walks in all directions, no need to use the car! Direct access from the farm to the open moor.

The West Country region

The West Country is one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles to visit, with a mild climate and lush green vegetation, spectacular coastline and wild moorland it has something for everyone.

For more information on the region please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are more than happy to help.


Dartmoor: “the last great wilderness in Southern England” . is approx 365 square miles of beautiful unspoilt countryside. Many of it's heather-covered hills have rocky Tors to explore. Marvellous for walking, riding, picnicking, and for being alone. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty

villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half (where we are ) has the most spectacular tors, best wooded valleys, a few villages like Widecombe, Buckland and Poundsgate in green-field 'oases'. The local Rriver Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley.

The River Dart is also spectacular, all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Lydford Gorge owned by the National Trust, is one of the western moor's most dramatic places to visit. There are several good pubs in the immediate area that all offer good food, an up to date list will be found in the cottage. The Dartmoor National Park Headquarters is at Bovey Tracey, see their website for more local information.

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Review 1-7 of 7

29 Jun 2014


"Cute little cottage"

This was a cute little cottage in a gorgeous location. Shame the roads are so thin (one car roads with passing places) You get what you pay for, this cottage is a cheap price but it is nice inside and… More

23 Jun 2014


"Wunderschön gelegen!"

Die Unterkunft liegt wunderschön mitten im Dartmoor. Die Vermieter sind sehr freundlich und wohnen nebenan. Wenn man morgens aus dem Cottage tritt, laufen einem bereits die Enten und die Gänse über… More

14 Aug 2013


"a beautiful and relaxing place, wonderful to walk straight out onto the moors"

Stable Cottage is a lovely place for two and Susie and James were very welcoming. Their farm is nestled down in lush green lanes below the wild moor and is beautiful and unspoilt. It was lovely to have bread and milk and fresh eggs from their hens in the fridge when we arrived. The bed was comfortable, the cottage was well equipped and it was delightful to sit on the veranda to eat looking over to Easdon Tor and the beautiful garden with the ducks pottering about near the pond.

It is very quiet, being at the end of a lane and there are lots of walks onto Dartmoor from the cottage. One day we walked over to Grimspound where there is a prehistoric village. The hedgerows are full of flowers and the farm is a haven for wildlife. I have never seen so many butterflies!

It is only a short drive to shops in Moreton Hampstead and Chagford and other parts of Dartmoor close by, but we spent more time walking from the cottage, such a wonderful place.

9 Aug 2013


"Quiet ,comfortable and brilliant location for walking"

This beautiful quiet location , was easy to find but we felt like we were well off the beaten track. The owners were on hand and helpful but never in the way. The accomodation was perfect for a couple with our dog and we spent most days out walking and cycling from the house or with a short drive before returning back to a roaring fire and dinner cooked that we cooked in the well organised kitchen. Lovely flowers and Easter eggs to greet us we couldn't have asked for more and we would definitely return.

15 Jun 2013


"Highly recommended"

Just got back from a lovely stay at STABLE COTTAGE (despite the weather} We arrived over two hours early but were made very welcome by James and Jake the dog,we were offered the use of the loo and the… More

20 Aug 2012


"Perfect in every way."

We've now stayed at Stable Cottage for 5 weeks in total, going back this time for 2 weeks because our children just couldn't bear to only be there for one week. Lower Hookner Farm is just pe… More

14 Jul 2012


"Tranquility and Relaxation"

This was the third time my wife and I have stayed in Stable Cottage, at various times of the year. Due to the amazingly warm weather, we did not need to fire up the log burner which, in a way, was a s… More

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