Dreamcatcher is a cosy bolthole for two plus of course four-legged friends. This pretty cottage has its own enclosed garden at the front.
Dreamcatcher's stunning interior includes a mezzanine area, a wood-burning stove and French windows to the garden and patio.
The kitchen-area is very well-equipped and will delight all cooks.
The view towards the front door and out into the sitting-area.
The 'zip and link' bed is huge and very comfortable and the bedroom itself offers plenty of space but is also very cosy.
Dreamcatcher is very spacious for two and the wood-burner is a real treat.
Great internet access at Dreamcatcher so you can plan your day and explore the area on the internet before you set off.
The interior decoration is gorgeous with lots of space for two plus a four-legged friend and practical travetine flooring.
The first floor snug can be used as your personal yoga studio
The shower-room is decorated to a high standard.
The shower-room complete with power shower.
Bring your wellies and the dog leads and enjoy fantastic walks.
A warm welcome will be await you in this lovely home-from-home.
Dreamcatcher loves four-legged friends and they in return love the wood-burner.
The cottage is an easy drive to the Dartmoor National Park. This is Haytor Rocks, a very popular place to visit and with amazing views if you clamber to the top.
Dartmoor Tors are an iconic feature of the moorland.
Dartmoor ponies wander freely and are a national treasure!
Watern Tor looking to Corsdon. Wrap up warm and enjoy a bracing walk whatever the time of year.
Dogs will love to explore the coast.
Surfing is always an option, not just paddling.
Come to daddy!

Dreamcatcher

2465

1.5 miles NE of Okehampton / Sleeps 2 + cot* (no children from 1 to 14)

7 Nights from £312 - £678

Nearest pub

The Red Lion Exbourne (3 miles)

A traditional pub with blackboard menus offering meals made from local produce. Meals are served everyday from midday until 9.30pm. Watch out for the Sunday roast! There are only three pubs in Devon which don't sell draught beer and this is one of them, to the delight of traditionalists.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2017

Great pub, and they serve a fantastic Sunday lunch - highly recommended!

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (23 miles)

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

Nearest walk

The Granite Way (1 ¾ miles)

This cycle and walking route runs for 11 miles between Lydford and Okehampton along a disused railway line. The route forms part of the National Cycle network with Okehampton the most popular start point where bicycles can be hired locally. The off road track has the advantage of being mostly traffic free. Meldon Viaduct offers spectacular views across the moors.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Mearns September 2015

Kid friendly cycle

Start from the station where you can hire bikes ( we bought our own) there is a youth hostel there in case you need to pick up basic supplies like chocolate and water! I did this with my 5 year old boy- it was not great weather but we cycled to meld on viaduct and back in less than an hour ( total of about 4 miles) and it was enjoyed by both of us - some lovely views and a nice safe easy ride- the only bit on the road is from the very quiet station to the start of the path ( we did this on a rainy day in August)


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe February 2015

Great for the average cyclist

The cycleway starts at the old Okehampton Station (you can park right there) and is very easy to follow. There are a few gentle hills - nothing that strenuous - so it really is suitable for all ages and abilities. The scenery is beautiful - I'd recommend stopping off at the Bearslake Inn for a swift refreshment! - and it's very easy for an averagely fit cyclist to ride from Okehampton down to Lydford Gorge and back in around 4 hours with time for stop offs.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Warburton November 2011

From Okehampton station join the Granite Way Walk (cycle route 27) which follows the Dartmoor railway line. It is predominantly tarmac so no dirty puddles to avoid and ideal for bike riders of all ages, with only gentle inclines. A comfortable 3 mile walk will take you to Meldon Viaduct which gives stunning views over the moor and Meldon Reservoir Dam. Another mile or so gets you to the reservoir. At the Viaduct there is a converted railway carriage which provides a small cafe - seems only to be open at weekends which is a real shame as mid week in half term there were plenty of walkers and cyclists who I'm sure would have stopped for a welcome cuppa !

Nearest town

Okehampton (1 ½ miles)

Okehampton is easily accessible from the A30 in the centre of Devon, and has become the walking centre for the northern region of the Dartmoor National Park, with the ‘Dartmoor Pony’ rail line from the town to Meldon Visitor Centre running at weekends for most of the year, daily during peak season. Visit the Museum of Dartmoor Life in West Street and the ruins of the largest medieval castle to be built in Devon, Okehampton Castle, just outside the town.

Also nearby

Farmer Luxtons Farm Shop (1 mile)

Local produce, keeping food miles to a minimum.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bishop August 2011

Farmer Luxtons Friendly First Class Food

Stuart Luxton and his family and team pride themselves on quality produce, properly hung meat and friendly, knowledgeable service. Purchasing meat from here isn't just a trip to the butchers, but a truly first class customer service experience. Sellers of veg, pies, proper butter, milk, ice-cream etc, we would thoroughly recommend Farmer Luxtons.

Castle Drogo (8 ¼ miles)

England's youngest castle, designed by Lutyens and built of Dartmoor granite with all the mod-cons of the 1920's. At 300 metres high, it catches the wildest of Dartmoor’s weather. Try a spot of croquet on the croquet lawn or amble through the garden and miles of walks in the Teign Gorge.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ms Robson June 2013

Beautiful gardens, but castle is a bit of a building site

Visited Castle Drogo on a beautiful sunny warm day. The gardens are superb and the castle very interesting but as extensive building works are in progress, it is difficult to judge how it would look in normal times.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Burns September 2012

castle drogo to fingle bridge

Although only built in 1910 well worth visit, a real reminder of past living with contents on display with handy guide book. The walk down to Fingle Bridge and return via the river is a must.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Bennett June 2012

Last great manor house built in England

This grand house can be seen by a superb and fascinating tour. The history of Castle Drogo and its owners is a marvellous tale. Very pleasant walking offered as well.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lloyd July 2010

The last castle to be built in England. This remarkable 20th Century fortress stands high above the Teign Gorge on Dartmoor.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe March 2010

Fabulous walks

Although the castle itself is closed at some times out of season (for cleaning, maintenance etc) the beautiful walks around the estate are always open. The walk down through the woodland and along the bottom of the gorge are breathtaking (literally, on the way back up!) - but there is the option of popping into the pub halfway around!

Gidleigh Park (7 ¼ miles)

Famous chef Michael Caines heads the kitchen.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Townley September 2014

Food heaven

Tortuous drive but worth every mile ! Stunning setting, best food we have ever had and the service is immaculate. Not an everyday meal but a real treat . Would love to stay there!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Fabulous food - fantastic service

Gidleigh Park is tucked away up a long country drive - even the approach is stunning. The house itself instills an aura of calm, and the food is inspirational - perfect for a special celebration or party. Gidleigh Park's two Michelin stars are well deserved.

Lydford Gorge (9 ½ miles)

A woodland trail through the South West's deepest gorge, alongside the River Lyd, past the spectacular 30m Whitelady waterfall to the 'Devil's Cauldron' whirlpools. Visit in May to see carpets of bluebells. Steep paths in places, can be slippery when wet - walking boots a must. Access to the Devil's Cauldron may occasionally be closed for safety reasons. The tea rooms located nearby offer some welcome refreshments!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lisa August 2014

This is a beautiful wooded walk, although not for the faint hearted as it is steep and slippery in places. A great place to walk on a hot day as the trees provide a bit of shade from the heat. A really pretty place to visit if you're staying in the area.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

A stunning walk through a hidden Dartmoor jewel.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

National Trust delight

A steepish walk into the gorge but a lovely place once you're there. It could be quite mystical for children. Very verdant and if you are lucky you will see dippers and grey wagtail. At one end of the walk there is a delightful NT shop and tearoom. The waterfall and devils cauldron are captivating.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Lydford Gorge offers a beautiful walk through the valley - with short and steep or long and easy routes. Look out for the dormice boxes, part of the National Trust's nature conservation project.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Lovely picnic spot; the National Trust always provide good value and a shop!
- G Steele

Okehampton Castle (1 ½ miles)

Slightly wonky and tumbledown now, this is the remains of Devon’s largest castle. It’s now a great place for a picnic by the river, but watch out - it’s said to be haunted.

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