Even though it can accommodate up to 5 Down Cottage still presented big value for money with just three of us staying here. The house is very tastefully furnished with a lovely dining room downstairs, a comfy sitting room upstairs and plenty of space. It is set in beautiful grounds of Dartmoor oak woodland and formal gardens, and far reaching views of the Dartmoor island hill of Meldon. Only a mile to Chagford. Can't wait to stay again!
Beautiful location. Down Cottage is close enough to Chagford for convenience, but in the countryside with all the gorgeous vistas and quiet surroundings. The cottage is well appointed, clean, and the owners were attentive when needed but clearly respectful of privacy. They also have beautiful dogs, and for someone such as myself, a dog lover, this was a benefit!
Walks on the grounds down to the river are quite special.
Chagford was a surprise and delight. From the shops, church, locals and dining all very welcoming and superb! Transportation recommendations; Dartmoor Safaris, owner Cyril, for day trips on Dartmoor and all areas. Local taxi, Peter, number available through Down Cottage.
Highly recommend Down Cottage, Chagford and especially Dartmoor!
We had a wonderful week at Down Cottage in early June. The cottage was very comfortable and in a stunning setting. We were lucky to have perfect walking weather during our stay and we made the most of this by exploring the moor and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
The owners were particularly hospitable, made us feel at home and allowed access to their beautiful garden. All is managed and maintained to a high standard.
This is more a castle than a cottage, with every comfort and elegant furnishings. Very spacious. The views and the expansive gardens are incredibly beautiful. We were encouraged to explore and hike, as well as to soak up the sun from the kitchen patio, in privacy. Set on a narrow country lane with mature trees, a rocky river, and birdsong, it is also near a friendly and gentrified village with all the facilities and supplies needed.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Down Cottage. Cannot overstate the beauty of the property and grounds. Do take time to take a stroll over the moss-covered rocks and down to the river. It is quite enchanting and you will feel as though you have found Middle-Earth. The cottage has charm and elegance and yet retains a coziness. A perfect balance of luxury and character with all modern amenities. Hosts were gracious yet unobtrusive. The village of Chagford is delightful and the location is ideal for exploring Dartmoor and beyond. The hardest decision of each day was whether to stay out and enjoy the breath-taking countryside or to return home to the comfort of the cottage. We shall certainly choose Down Cottage if we are fortunate enough to return to the area.
We were very pleased with our choice of Down Cottage. The furniture and furnishings are well above average for a holiday cottage and the accommodation was lovely and clean.
The cottage is a short drive from Chagford situated in a very quiet area. Plenty of walking onto the moor directly from the door.
The cottage has a very effective heating system and we were nice and warm throughout our stay. Unfortunately, we had to cut our holiday short as our dog was very ill and we needed to take her back to our own vet and that was the only disappointing part of our holiday.
Chagford is a lovely village with some good eating places so well worth a visit. We go there at least once a year as it's not too far from Cornwall where we live.
We spent nine nights at Down Cottage. It is absolutely one of the nicest places we have ever
rented. Beautifully decorated, well-equipped, beautiful views, just below the moor, close to Chagford village. The weather during our stay was cold and rainy and it was very nice to come back to cozy Down Cottage after venturing out.
The owners were very friendly and invited us to explore the grounds, which they have rescued from many years of neglect. With the North Teign River running below, the landscape is spectacular. We took several walks when the rain abated...
We ate all dinners in the cottage's lovely dining room, provisioning in Chagford, where there is a wonderful botcher (with the most flavorful chicken, locally-raised, we have ever had), a bakery, a dairy, and wonderful wine store. We had outstanding lunch at Gidleigh Park, splurging on the nine course tasting menu. Fabulous from start to finish and in all regards...
Despite the weather, we were able to do the Teign River Gorge walk near Castle Drogo and the Scorhill walk on Dartmoor. We look forward to adding other walks during our next stay at Down Cottage, which we highly recommend!
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