September Cottage - A luxurious retreat in the heart of traditional Dartmoor
Attractions & Links


Dartmoor National Park Authority

Dartmoor was designated a National Park by statute in 1951. It is 368 square miles (954 sq km) in area and has about 33,400 people living in it.
Wild and beautiful Dartmoor is a great place to explore - but be prepared with maps and suitable walking gear. The Dartmoor National Park website provides invaluable information about all aspects of this beautiful area.

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Devon weather

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Eden Project

The Eden Project was constructed in a 160-year-old exhausted china clay quarry at Bodelva, near St. Austell, in Cornwall. It was established as one of the Landmark Millennium Projects to mark the year 2000 in the UK.
Distance: Approx 67 miles

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Moretonhampstead Motor Museum

Moretonhampstead Motor Museum is home to a wonderful collection of over 80 vintage vehicles, from Victorian horse-drawn carts to cars, motorcycles and vans - full of nostalgia.

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National Trust

The National Trust is a charity with 3.5 million members.

Local properties include: Castle Drogo, Finch Foundry, A La Ronde, Bradley, Greenway, Killerton, Saltram and many more...

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South West Coast Path Association

The South West Coast Path is Britain's longest National Trail, running from Minehead in Somerset to South Haven Point near Poole Dorset. The path includes two UNESCO World Heritage sites; The Jurassic Coast plus the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape.

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The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is the largest contemporary crafts centre in South West England, newly refurbished in 2004, with Jubilee Gallery, extended Craft Shop and The Terrace café in the grade II listed Riverside Mill on the fringes of Dartmoor.
Distance: Approx 10 miles

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This nearby moorland town, has lots to offer and is a lovely place to browse. Shops include a good butchers, delicatessen and greengrocers. There are several clothes shops and an excellent jewellery shop, plus two of the best traditional family-run stores you will find anywhere in the country. bookshop, beauticians, hairdressers - Chagford has it all!
Distance: 3 miles

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The cathedral city of Exeter is half an hour away and has all the usual city amenities. The ancient centre of the city is dominated by the cathedral, while a new shopping centre - Princesshay - offers good shopping and restaurants.
Distance: 21 miles

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Although locals will proudly proclaim it as a town Moretonhampstead is essentially a village in character and is located at almost the exact geographical centre of the county.
It's main street boasts an excellent butchers and delicatessen, a Co-op supermarket and a hardware store. It also has a well-informed visitor information centre.
Distance: 1.5 miles

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Bovey Castle, North Bovey

Tel: 01647 445000
A luxurious Edwardian moorland hotel with a restaurant, bistro and various activities.
Distance: 1 mile

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Gidleigh Park Hotel, near Chagford

Tel: 01647 432367

Michelin starred restaurant in a luxurious country house hotel in a beautiful setting.
Distance: 1.5 miles

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The Chagford Inn, Chagford

Te: 01647 433109
The Chagford Inn prides itself on the quality of its ales, beers and wines. It also provides one of the most imaginative menus to be found in Devon. About 4 miles away in the centre of Chagford.

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The Horse, Moretonhampstead

Tel: 01647 440242
Formerly the White Horse, behind a rather unprepossessing facade, lies a genuine slice of foodie heaven - included in the Michelin Guide to Eating Out in Pubs 2009
Distance: 1.5 miles

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The White Hart, Moretonhampstead

Tel: 01647 440500
The White Hart Hotel in Moretonhampstead dates back to 1639 and this historic Grade II listed building is being sympathetically refurbished to provide all modern comforts within a traditional setting. The restaurant features the freshest local, seasonal produce cooked in a style that lets the quality of the ingredients speak for themselves. A free house, it stocks a range of local real ales and has a hand-picked wine list.
Distance: 1.5 miles

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The Old Inn, Drewsteignton

01647 281276
A little gem of a restaurant with wonderful food from chef patron Duncan Walker.
Distance: 7 miles

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The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow

Tel: 01841 532700
Internationally renowned chef Rick Stein has four restaurants in Padstow where you can try his food, The Seafood Restaurant, St Petroc’s Bistro, Rick Stein’s Café and Stein’s Fish & Chips each offering its own atmosphere and individual menu. He also has a pub in St Merryn called The Cornish Arms.
Distance: 68 miles

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The Seahorse, Dartmouth

Tel: 01803 835147
The Seahorse is the brainchild of award winning restaurateur, food writer, chef and founder of the renowned FishWorks chain Mitch Tonks. The Seahorse, with seats for 40 diners, offers an experience with great food served in relaxed but informal surroundings.
Located on the waterfront overlooking the river Dart it specialises in seafood and simple grilled meat dishes as well as house specialities.
Distance: 33 miles

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Caroline White will cater for your dinner parties.
Tel: 01647 441088 or 07980 790495


Tim Harris, The Devon Chef

Tel: 07980 284 122

Take the ‘self’ out of ‘self-catering’ and start your holiday by having your first night’s meal (or any meal) prepared and delivered by Tim.



• Dartmoor National Park Authority
• Devon weather
• Eden Project
• Moretonhampstead Motor Museum
• National Trust
• South West Coast Path Association
• The Devon Guild of Craftsmen
• Chagford
• Exeter
• Moretonhampstead
• Bovey Castle, North Bovey
• Gidleigh Park Hotel, near Chagford
• The Chagford Inn, Chagford
• The Horse, Moretonhampstead
• The White Hart, Moretonhampstead
• The Old Inn, Drewsteignton
• The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
• The Seahorse, Dartmouth
• Entertaining
• Tim Harris, The Devon Chef