Set in over 40 acres of the most beautiful rolling countryside in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, Lower Willsworthy Cottage has something for everyone. It is not surprising that this beautifully converted stone building, together with its heavenly location, has been featured and recommended by both the BBC Countryfile magazine and Barbour.
There is just so much to do and see right on your doorstep. You can just relax and unwind by the Willsworthy Brook in the secluded cottage gardens or enjoy some lovely walks and picnics around the estate. You even have your very own stretch of the River Tavy to enjoy with single bank fishing rights. Alternatively, you can dip your feet or have a refreshing swim in one of the river's rock pools, heaven! However, if you seek a little more action, you can try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or have an amazing falconry experience, both of which take place within the grounds. For the adrenalin junkies of the group, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking and tree surfing are all within easy reach of Lower Willsworthy.
The cottage is the sole holiday retreat on the estate, so you do not have to share the lovely gardens with any other guests. The owners however, do live within the grounds and are always on hand if need be, to make your holiday a memorable one.
Lower Willsworthy Cottage also welcomes your four-legged canine friends. To ensure that they also have a super time, dogs are accommodated in their very own luxury guest kennels which are situated adjacent to the cottage. These kennels feature a large indoor area and a large outdoor run. The cottage garden also provides a safe and secure environment for your dog(s) to play in. You can rest assure that your pet will have a great holiday as well, especially if they like the water! Although dogs are not permitted in the cottage at any time, given the standard of the kennels, we can't imagine them being too put out. By kennelling your dog, you are also then able to enjoy a dog-free day or night out in the knowledge that they are safe and sound.
With all this adventure, attraction and activity on your doorstep, every day offers a new experience which will leave you, your family and friends, with the most amazing holiday memories.
For any horse lovers in the group, there is a real treat in store. As well as being surrounded by wild Dartmoor ponies, Lower Willsworthy also boasts a stable yard within the grounds. For the younger guests, pony rides and lessons are extremely popular and can be arranged with the owner.
Dartmoor National Park is a true treasure. From the amazing views, fabulous walks and all the charm of the roaming ponies, a day out either trekking or biking is a must. To make matters even easier, you can bring your own bikes with you and store them safely in a secure storage facility next to the cottage.
If exploring Dartmoor on horseback sounds more appealing, horse and pony trekking is available throughout the week at the local trekking centre, just a five minute drive away. For the more adventurous rider there are also day long expeditions across Dartmoor, which take in locations from films such as War Horse and the Hound of the Baskervilles.
Not only are you surrounded by local attractions such as Lydford Gorge with its breathtaking 30m waterfall, Becky Falls and Castle Drogo, you are also within easy reach of some of the most stunning beaches that Devon and Cornwall have to offer.
Just a 15 minute drive away awaits the historic town of Tavistock, previously awarded Best Food and Market Town in the UK. With boutique shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and its historical farmers market, offering fine food and great shopping, this friendly town makes for a great day out.
Lower Willsworthy provides a superb base from which to explore. Finished to an extremely high standard, this charming cottage is a very welcoming sight at the end of an action-packed day. Whatever the time of year, you have the choice to either eat in and snuggle up by the wood-burner, barbecue outside or venture out to one of the nearby eateries. The cottage is surrounded by quaint country pubs offering superb cuisine and excellent ales all year round and there are also several Michelin Star restaurants in the area.
In this beautiful location, you have everything you could possibly wish for. From action and adventure, to beauty, peace and tranquility all year round, this superb venue is guaranteed to leave you wanting to come back time after time, as many guests in fact do.
Bedroom 1 with twin beds
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player, iPod and wood-burner. Dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with double bed
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
All children under the age of 16 must be supervised at all times. Dogs are not permitted in the cottage at any time. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (3 dogs welcome in outside heated kennels)
- High chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
The stunning Lower Willsworthy Cottage.
The glowing wood-burner creates the perfect setting for those cosy evenings in.
The master bedroom, exceptionally spacious with a fabulous king-size bed.
Dine al fresco in this fabulous courtyard.
Dine with family friends.
The double bedroom.
The twin bedroom.
Splendid views from each room.
A very tasty welcome awaits.
Enjoy these specially made treats with the Owner's compliments.
It's a dog’s life! Even your four-legged friend will feel treated with their own heated home from home.
The bluebell garden, out in full bloom. Such a fabulous array of colour.
Jerry is ready and waiting to be spoilt rotten. He'll prove a real hit with the younger members of your party.
Anyone for a spot of clay pigeon shooting? If so, this can be arranged for you and your party on request and takes place within Lower Willsworthy grounds.
Or possibly someone in your party has a love for birds of prey. If so, you can arrange for your neighbouring falconer to bring his splendid birds to your doorstep.
You also have your own private stretch of the River Tavy to fish on.
You can dip yours toes or have a swim in one of the rock pools.
Such a wonderful location attracts a whole host of visitors.
History and wonder reigns supreme within these amazing grounds.
Stunning views to be enjoyed from the Lower Willsworthy grounds.
Picnic in your own private garden and watch the babbling brook flow by, simply heaven
Another breath-taking view from the cottage grounds.
Hay making time.
Superb views from every angle on Dartmoor.
Take in the stunning views from Baggator.
The breath-taking view of Baggator from the grounds.
Lower Willsworthy Cottage is nestled in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.