Ned's is the perfect dog-friendly Dartmoor bolthole. Named after a local character who lived in the cottage and who played the fabled ‘Uncle Tom Cobley’ for many years at the Widecombe Fair, the cottage is minutes from two pubs, a rather splendid cafe and the village shop. The moor is on your doorstep so bring the boots, walking poles and of course the dog. Simply but more than adequately furnished and equipped, this is a welcoming and cosy little retreat for anyone wanting to discover the delights of Dartmoor. A little patio leads to the front door and into the galley-style kitchen. Open-tread stairs go up to the charming sitting-room/bedroom with a separate dressing-room and contemporary shower-room.
Widecombe is one of the oldest villages to be found on Dartmoor and almost every school child has learnt the words to ‘Widecombe Fair’. A delightful, friendly village of stone higgledy-piggledy cottages with a lovely old church, it is tucked into a little valley with the moor rising up on all sides. This is just the spot for a great walking holiday coming back to a comfortable retreat where you can unwind and relax. If wanting to venture further afield, Bovey Tracey is home to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and well worth a visit, if nothing else, for its cafe which does great food. The coast is a half hour drive down to Teignmouth but no doubt most of you will just want to explore this glorious part of Devon.
Kitchen/Diner with single ring induction hob, combination microwave and fridge
Sitting-room/Bedroom with TV/DVD player, double bed, Dressing-area and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
This property is not suitable for children or the less mobile.
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 2 years only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 1 car
- No smoking
- Pub 100 yds
- Patio furniture
- 3 electric thermostatic radiators
The calm and comfortable open plan sitting/bedroom
The galley style kitchen/diner.
The front of Ned's has a large picture window. Note guests enter through the back door, not the front
Stairs go up to the sitting/bedroom above.
An eclectic mix of reading choices.
The owner, who lives next door when in the country, is a wine importer, so perhaps you may be able to sample some of his wares
There is a little enclosed patio by the front door at the rear of the cottage.
The open tread staircase up to the sitting/bedroom.
Quirky touches are found throughout the cottage.
The exterior of the cottage seen from the village road
Crisp white linen on the bed.
The bright modern shower-room
The cosy sitting/bedroom.
There is a small dressing area in front of the shower-room.
White fluffy towels are provided.
Nearby Haytor up on the moor.
The parking is in front of the cottage, beside The Old Inn car park and to the right of the grey water butt shown in the photograph.
Looking across from Ned’s to the Church of St Pancras, known as the Cathedral of the Moor.
It is worth looking around the Church of St Pancras.
The village is in its own little valley with the moors sloping up and away in all directions.