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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

The Nook at Moorhaven

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

from £48 /night

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The Nook

B&B | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Nook by name, nook by nature. A snug retreat on the edge of Dartmoor, within reach of the sea with an open plan living, kitchen, dining area overlooked by the galleried mezzanine bedroom. There is also a downstairs shower room. Maximum use has been made of the small space occupied by The Nook.

There is also a small enclosed garden a short walk from the apartment for use by guests. This is a lovely little spot for relaxing with a glass of wine or enjoying a barbecue in the sunshine.

The Nook is the prefect base for walking, climbing, golf (on the Wrangaton Golf course next door), equestrian activities, lounging on the beach or visiting local attractions in Dartmoor, Plymouth, Totnes or the English Riviera.

Moorhaven, is a unique development of properties converted from a in a former Victorian hospital building. The Nook is a cosy bolt hole for exploring the beautiful Devonshire countryside. The moor can be directly accessed on foot from the village and a short walk will lead you up onto the moor for spectacular views across the South Hams to the sea in one direction and Dartmoor in the other.

Please note, the kitchenette contains a microwave with grill and an induction hotplate, but due to fire regulations in such a small space, it is not possible to install a cooker.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bigbury-on-Sea 20 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 56 km, Nearest railway: Ivybridge 3 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

About this location

The Devon region

Dartmoor can be accessed directly from Moorhaven. Dartmoor is great for walking, climbing, riding and geocaching. The top of the Ugborough Beacon can be reached in less than an hour by most. From the top you can look North over Dartmoor and in the other direction, across the South Hams to the sea. It is possible to walk across to the Western Beacon from here and explore quarries and evidence of the mining common in the area in years gone by. Alternatively there is a parking area 5 minutes from The Nook that can be used as a base for picnicking on the Western Beacon.

?For those of you who enjoy a stroll and ice-cream on the beach, Bigbury-on-Sea and Burgh Island are just 12 miles away. Burgh Island can be walked to over a sand bank causeway at low tide. A hydraulic sea tractor that will drive you across for £2 if you mistime the tides. The island is home to The Pilchard Inn, a pub that has been serving fishermen and locals for over 700 years and the Burgh Island Hotel, a striking art deco building that was once made a home from home by Agatha Christe and Noel Coward to name just two of its notable guests.

The English Riviera is also a short drive away. On the way stop off in Dartington home to Dartington Crystal, Dartington Cider Press and Dartington Hall, a National Trust property. Next you will pass through Totnes, where you can visit a castle as well as numerous quirky shops and cafés including Totnes Cats Café where you can stroke a cat whilst enjoying tea and cake. If you have any time remaining you will reach Torquay and Paignton. There is plenty for the kids here, with Paignton Zoo, The Living Coasts museum, Bygones museum, Kent's Cavern to name a few of the attractions.


Ivybridge is just over a mile away. A picturesque village straddling the Erm. Take a walk along the banks of the river or enjoy a coffee over looking it. There are regular markets championing local produce and crafts, a leisure centre, library and a number of pubs and take aways.

South Brent is a few miles in the opposite direction and there are a couple of nice pubs, cafés and shops.

Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre is 1 1/2 miles away. Holiday livery is available, as are riding lessons.

Wrangaton Golf Course is 5 minutes away for keen golfers.

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Review 1-9 of 9

4 Dec 2014


"Compact with good amenities"

This is a small property but it perfectly fitted our needs. My husband and teenage son were with me and although this is a split level property there is still plenty of privacy should you need it. E… More

16 Oct 2014


"Excellent short stay location"

Exactly what it says on the tin, and well presented, clean and recently re-furbed. For the two of us it was precisely what we wanted, and worked well. Personally I think two more people, and it would… More

17 Sep 2014


"Excellent short break"

We really enjoyed our stay at the Nook, it was well located and equipped with everything you could need for a short stay.

The kind owners even posted back a bracelet that I forgetfully left behind!

16 Sep 2014


"Absolutely perfect"

We were really impressed by the Nook - it's a very small cottage but incredibly well laid-out; very cozy and comfortable. Well-situated right on the edge of Dartmoor. Great value for money!

27 Aug 2014


"Great base to explore Dartmoor. Cosy, clean and comfortable."

We really enjoyed staying at the Nook. The space has been used to maximum effect and it includes everything you might need for your stay, it was also spotlessly clean. We walked up onto the moor in ab… More

4 May 2014


"A very good location"

Very clean, peaceful and cosy flat, we spent 2 days there and would be happy to return during an other trip. Perfect location for tourists to walk on Dartmoor park or to discover by car South Devon.… More

12 Mar 2014


"Small but perfectly formed."

We stayed at The Nook for one night to break our journey home after visiting family in deepest darkest Cornwall.The location of Moorhaven is great. Close enough to the A38 as to not get lost but not … More

8 Mar 2014


"Perfect getaway, ideal location to explore the south west"

The Nook was a lovely place to stay, nestled near Dartmoor but close enough to major towns and just off the dual carriageway! The owners were lovely and accommodating, and they really have thought of everything. The accommodation is nicely decorated and very comfortable! The bed was like sleeping on a cloud! It is an ideal location to visit many attractions around the Southwest, Dartmoor Zoo is a particular favourite! Would definitely recommend to family and friends! Will be back :)

26 Feb 2014


"A beautiful retreat inside and out."

My husband and I stayed at The Nook with our two children (5 and 9). It was suprisingly comfortable with 4 people there, and we had the most wonderful week. The Nook is clean, comfortable and cosy, the owners are friendly and helpful and the surroundings are so very quirky and beautiful.
We spent our time exploring Dartmoor, taking the Torpoint ferry over to Cornwall and spending time in Plymouth. There was so much to do and we had the most marvellous week.

The Nook is perfect as a base for walkers and day trippers or as a cosy hide away from the typical UK weather.

Review 1-9 of 9

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