Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Holiday cottages that are very 'moorish'…

Picking a holiday cottage on Dartmoor or Exmoor takes you right to the heart of the West Country: perfect for absorbing the region's unrivalled views, whether it's from the comfort of your country retreat or while out walking through the luscious landscape.

This delightful barn cottage is one of four on this friendly farm just outside Lustleigh on the eastern side of Dartmoor. The beautiful location is secluded yet sociable: visitors to the cottages share an indoor heated swimming pool, play area and games room and are welcome to explore the 35 acre farm with its moorland, reservoirs and abundant wildlife. You can enjoy plenty of lovely walks without even leaving the farm or venture further into the open moor to discover pretty villages, river valleys and tors.

Skilgate, a sleepy village off the beaten track on the southern edge of Exmoor, is home to this pretty and cosy 18th century cottage. It’s an ideal place for some peace and quiet and yet there’s lots to explore on the doorstep. As well as the natural pull you are likely to feel to explore wider Exmoor (the visitor centre at Dulverton is a good starting point), the property is just a mile from Wimbleball Lake where sailing, fly fishing and walking are popular pastimes. This is the owners' favourite spot for a getaway and it's easy to see why.

We’ve a diverse choice of holiday cottages on Dartmoor and holiday cottages on Exmoor and many are pet friendly, so you’re sure to find just the right place for a happy holiday at any time of year.