Moonseeker is the stone fronted part of this beautifully restored barn.
There is a very completely private rear garden with a decking-area as well as a lovely lawn, looking out over the fields.
A 15 minute drive takes you to Belstone right on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. You can leave your car by the village green and set off for an amazing walk.
There is a really well-equipped kitchen and a large farmhouse table in this gorgeous open plan living space.
The kitchen has a large range cooker at its heart.
Holidays are always the best opportunity to buy some local produce and cook up a treat - here you can celebrate a truly peaceful and high quality property.
The living area has a wood-burning stove for those autumn and winter evenings, or simply for extra snug atmosphere after a day out walking.
Another view of the living-room with the central staircase separating it from the kitchen/dining area.
Put up your feet and relax. Moonseeker is all about enabling that opportunity.
This is the entrance hallway. The cloakroom is through the door to the right and a couple of steps take you up to the kitchen/dining area.
You can get a feel from this photo of the flow from the kitchen/dining area through to the living area.
The ground floor is very spacious and the lovely floor tiles make it very easy to be here with those four-legged friends.
The bespoke wooden staircase is a wonderful design feature in its own right.
This is one of the two double bedrooms. The beds are super comfortable and there is plenty of storage space too.
Another view of this bedroom which has kept the lovely character of the original barn, with exposed beams - mind your head on the one closest to the bed!
Throughout the cottage there are friendly and colourful touches to make you feel very much at home.
This is the en suite shower-room, again offering plenty of space.
The fittings are very stylish and contemporary.
This is the second double bedroom. This room is just as luxurious and has an en suite too.
Another view of this bedroom, the Velux windows in both bedrooms have blackout blinds so you will be sure to sleep very well.
Have a well deserved lie-in before setting off to explore.
This is the en suite for the second double bedroom.  A low beam adds character but do mind your head.
The downstairs cloakroom has been given an identity of its own!  Even down to the copper pipe. This is a rural cottage with quite some WOW factor!
To the front of the cottage there is a beautiful sunken garden with a deep pond. This is a communal area which guests at Dreamcatcher can also enjoy but you do have your privacy in your own back yard.
This is the outlook from your garden. The resident sheep will happily watch you from the meadow.



1.5 miles NE of Okehampton / Sleeps 4 + cot* (no children from 1 to 11)

7 Nights from £391 - £898

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

Nearest pub

The Red Lion Exbourne (3 miles)

A traditional pub in the heart of the village. It's a great place to visit for decent beer but sadly no longer serves food.

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 Allen March 2018

Ahh the sound of traffic!

I love walking, but I couldn't wait to get off this one. We made it from Okehampton to the Meldon Viaduct before abandoning The Granite Way and heading to the moors - it was the only way to escape the A30's roaring traffic! The subsequent walk through the valley to Meldon reservoir and over the moors to Shortacombe was great though!

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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