The calm and comfortable open plan sitting/bedroom
The galley style kitchen/diner.
There is a little enclosed patio by the front door at the rear of the cottage.
Stairs go up to the sitting/bedroom above.
The front of Ned's has a large picture window. Note guests  enter through the back door, not the front
An eclectic mix of reading choices.
The  bright modern shower-room
The open tread staircase up to the sitting/bedroom.
Quirky touches are found throughout the cottage.
Crisp white linen on the bed.
There is a small dressing area in front of the shower-room.
The cosy sitting/bedroom.
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
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.

Ned's Nook

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Widecombe in the Moor / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Old Inn Widecombe in the Moor (60 yards)

Situated in the heart of the village, this traditional pub offers fabulous views over the surrounding countryside. Enjoy the moorland garden for alfresco summer dining and a roaring log fire to keep you toasty in winter.

Nearest beach

Shaldon Beach (14 miles)

Hugged by red cliffs thick with vegetation, Shaldon Beach sits at the mouth of the River Teign in Devon. Comprising of eye-catching red sand and a gently sloping shore, the beach is a popular spot in summer, providing a real haven for beach-lovers of all ages. Sit back and take in the views or try your hand at a favourite activity, this picture-postcard beach caters for everyone. For ease, facilities are located nearby and although there are no lifeguards, the beach is often used for watersports, including swimming, sailing and rowing.

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

June 2019

Dog walking

Most of Shaldon beach has a summer time ban on dog walking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2016

Ness beach

Excellent beach. Not for the unfit as quite a lot of steps involved in getting down/up.
Great for our dog and quiet in September. Cafe by the car park (cheapish parking charges)

Nearest walk

Dartmoor Myths and Legends Walk (2 miles)

A moorland romp through the storylands of Dartmoor. It's inspired many a tale of spooky goings-on and now you can encounter the remains and feel the chill for yourself on a guided walk.

Nearest town

Widecombe in the Moor (150 yards)

The very heart of Dartmoor, this village is tucked into breathtakingly beautiful countryside. A couple of friendly pubs, cosy tea-rooms serving cream teas and a blissful, far-from-the-modern-world atmosphere.

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

April 2019

Pretty and popular

A lovely spot - popular during the day, sleepy and peaceful morning and evening. Very well located for walking the moors.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A traditional village green overlooked by the beautiful church - a great place to picnic (don't share it with the ponies though!),

Also nearby

Rugglestone Inn (½ mile)

A delightful Dartmoor inn surrounded by moorland and close to the village centre. Food is home cooked and real ales are available. In winter a roaring log fire will keep you warm and during the summer months there's a sheltered garden with access via a bridge over a moorland stream. Dogs are welcome on a lead.

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

April 2019

Recommended

Friendly staff, a good range of food and a great setting.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

We ate here twice whilst staying in Widecombe -it's a 'proper' rural pub with an exceptionally friendly landlord and a good variety of guest ales and wine. The menu was really interesting and the meals were generous and well cooked. The pub itself is small, but there is also a larger streamside beer garden. Would highly recommend - always lots of locals here too, which speaks volumes.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2009

Lovely old-fashioned homely pub by Widecombe in the Moor. Locally sourced food and real ales straight from the barrel.

Carpenters Arms (4 ¼ miles)

Having recently undergone a big makeover, the Carpenters Arms is ready to welcome guests with warm hospitality and excellent home-cooked food. Bright, clean and cosy, the pub is very popular so booking ahead is advised.

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

August 2022

Carpenters Arms, Ilsington

Village pub popular with both locals,and visitors. Good menu and friendly service.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Great pub

Lovely pub serving classic pub food of very good quality. Seafood sharing platter was a great hit. Draught ales were perfectly kept. Staff were friendly and very helpful. We went twice during our stay. Dog friendly.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2020

Not as good as we had hoped.

The log burner was very smoky so windows had to be opened and the pub quickly got cold. The chef ran out of peas for our fish and chips, and although the steak pie was good, the veg consisted of sliced courgettes which were tasteless. Just a bit disappointing, considering we had booked a week before.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2019

Christine Weston

A really lovely pub serving good food and beer. Friendly service - a relaxing place to eat and drink.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2018

Popular

We were lucky enough to stay at The Old Post Office just around the corner from The Carpenter's Arms and we used it several times. Lovely welcoming atmosphere and the 'pub grub' menu was well cooked and presented. Would happily go back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2010

Pretty and traditional 18th Century pub in an unspoilt little village. Popular with locals and visitors alike, good wholesome menu and friendly and attentive staff - plus a lovely log fire!

Greenway (17 miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

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

September 2021

Well worth a visit

Best place we visited


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Greenway

Former house of Agatha Christie


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

The Tavistock Inn (3 miles)

Perfectly placed in the rolling hills of Dartmoor, this ancient inn (dates back to around 1413) is an ideal place to stop for a good selection of real ales and traditional pub grub. Dogs are welcome.

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

September 2021

A charming old coaching inn where Conan Doyle stayed while writing The Hound of the Baskervilles!

We knew we had to visit this ancient pub once we discovered that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stayed here while writing The Hound of the Baskervilles (and we watched the Basil Rathbone film the night before to get us in the mood!) We were not disappointed as the pub has retained all its traditional charm and we had a great time playing cards by the beautiful old fireplace. The food is decent trad pub grub, pies and pasties etc., real ales and the staff were very friendly. We also found a little car park just before you enter Poundsgate which was perfect for a glorious walk on the moor (lots of ponies sighted too which delighted our children!)

The Rock Inn, Haytor (3 ¼ miles)

A traditional English country inn near the famous Haytor Rocks on Dartmoor. Open log fires, excellent food (AA Rosette) and fine local ales make it an ideal refuelling stop for walkers.

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

August 2022

Rock Inn, Haytor Vale

Village location. Lovely menu but a bit on the expensive side. Nice for a special occasion. Book ahead, if eating, as restaurant is popular.

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