Our guide to Dartmoor holiday cottages

Did you know...Dartmoor covers 368 square miles?

A break on Dartmoor is not only an escape but an experience – this fascinating area will dazzle the senses with its natural beauty and breathtaking contrasts. Step into a timeless landscape of ancient tors, mysterious sites and moorland ablaze with colour throughout the seasons. Stay on Dartmoor and unwind amidst history, wildlife and stunning works of nature. Dartmoor’s history dates back to Prehistoric times, and there's a ruin or relic from every era to be found on this rugged open land.

Dartmoor is perfect for walkers, as there are literally hundreds of trails to choose from. Themed trails are also available, which are a great way to appreciate the dramatic moors and have a bit of fun along the way! For example treasure trails and murder mysteries bring the moor to life and will capture the imaginations of younger walkers.

When it comes to cycling, there are many routes and circuits – suitable for varying levels and ages. The Dartmoor Way cycle route circles 90 miles of the National Park’s outskirts and can be enjoyed in stages to include the sights and areas you wish to explore.

Roadford Lake

You’ll find Roadford Lake right on the border between Devon and Cornwall, and this 730 acre lake is one of the region’s largest activity centres. Perfect for the outdoorsy and the active (or even just those of you who fancy trying something daring while you’re on holiday), the activity centre offers the chance to kayak, windsurf, sail or have a...

The House of Marbles

Set inside an historic pottery, The House of Marbles is still a working glass factory and it’s home to the kind of attractions that’ll have the whole family talking about them all the way home. For example, there’s an enormous wall-mounted marble run, and if you press the button to get it started you’ll be rooted to the spot while...
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