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Hatchwell Hall and Lodge - Hatchwell Hall

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An early 16th-century property with cosy wood-burning stoves and the perfect base for exploring Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall.

These two detached, characterful properties, a Devon longhouse and lodge, are situated in a very secluded location in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park. These holiday properties, with spectacular views, are just 15 miles from Torbay and within easy reach of Devon’s beaches. The A38 is just 8 miles, and the cathedral city of Exeter and Plymouth are 30 minutes’ drive. Hatchwell Hall and Lodge are ideal for exploring Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall. In Hatchwell Hall (ref HTTU), cosy up in front of the wood-burning stove in the drawing room, which also has comfortable deep sofas and family games. The property has the perfect mixture of rustic country furniture and antiques, canopied and carved beds, exposed stone and a love of horse and hounds throughout - an unashamedly romantic and comfortable getaway. Hatchwell Lodge (ref KBBB) has a private patio area and an enclosed garden area, the living room has a wood-burning stove for the cosy evenings in, as well as a large kitchen and diner. Widecombe-in-the-Moor boasts two excellent, characterful pubs serving locally sourced food, the world-famous church known as ‘Cathedral on the Moors’, a National Trust shop, a post office, gift shops and several tea rooms. Castle Drogo (NT) is the last castle built in England in nearby Dartmoor, and there are many other National Trust properties within easy reach. Situated in an AONB is the drama of Dartmoor, with rocky tors, wild ponies, exquisite walks, horse riding, fishing, cycling, falconry and golf at Bovey Castle’s award-winning course. Within 6 to 8 miles are the two picturesque villages of Chagford and Mortenhampstead, with historic inns, excellent pubs, tea rooms, curiosity shops, tennis courts and the Miniature Pony Centre. Visit Bigbury-on-Sea, 16 miles, Slapton Sands and Torcross, 22 miles, Dawlish, 15 miles with beach and nature reserve, or Torquay which is within easy reach. A visit to Burgh Island is a must. The Eden Project can be reached in an hour. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove. Drawing room with wood-burning stove and polished limestone floor. Beamed farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with electric four oven Aga (for cooking) and tumbled limestone floor. Utility with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with toilet. Spiral granite stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft four-poster bed, oak floors and TV. Further double bedroom with four poster bed, oak floor, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with TV, low doorway and oak floor. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Four Freeview TVs
  • Electric oven/Aga included
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store

  • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, ‘Economy 7’ NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared 3-acre grounds
  • Natural water supply from spring
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking

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  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • StairgateStairgate
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2016
    This is a lovely, quirky house in a fabulous location. It has many of the original features of a long house, so beware of uneven steps. However, these things do make the property unique. There is plenty of seating space for a large group to sit together In comfort, and a massive field for the dogs to play in safely. Dogs are positively welcomed with blankets to put on the sofas for the "coach potatoes"! A well equipped kitchen with hundreds of mugs and glasses. A big Aga with four ovens, ideal for making home made pizza!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2016
    A lovely deceptively spacious house with great character. It is suitable for a large family of 10. The stairs are a challenge, but with care are okay for all. Isabelle, our landlady, was very attentive when there was the threat of a water shortage and arranged an immediate replenishment and then installed and had filled a 10,000 litre extra tank. It is a well appointed holiday home with lovely views and we enjoyed staying there.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2016
    although we had a great time and would stay again, we felt that it was very expensive for the quality on the property. It was the addional things that let it down ie the dvd player didn't work,. the washing machine was so tiny for a 5 bed property, the door on the tumble dryer didn't work, there was no BBq, the outside seats were old and worn out. It said there was additional items we could buy outside the back door, we couldn't open the back door and looking from the side there wasn't anything there. We didn't like the fact that the property next to it used the same access, we did get on with them but they had dogs as well and caused a few problems. We do understand what it is like to rent as we rent a cottage in the new forest, but for them to charge the amount they did we did expect higher quality of the property. all that said we loved the location and views and would stay again . we did also keep losing power at the cottage, but relaise this is outside the owners control

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; It has been an astonishing three years since we restored this 400 year old Devon longhouse to become an extremely popular holiday let for large family groups. So it comes as a great disappointment to me and my team that these guests did not share the same high level of pleasure and satisfaction. In response to their comments, it is such a pity that these guests only reported the electricity outages, which were a problem throughout the local area, and did not inform us of their other concerns such as the dryer and DVD. These can often be quickly resolved particularly if it is just a case of the guests not being familiar with the equipment. It is true that the washer and dryer are not full size because of their situation but this has not been an issue previously and if it had been raised as a concern then the industrial size laundry room would have been made available. The steamer chairs are in good working order albeit with a weathered look in keeping with the remains of the old, granite shippon on which they are placed and there is a BBQ available which is often put to good use by many of our visitors. Overall, I much regret that, on this occasion, a failure to communicate had an adverse effect on the guests' enjoyment of their holiday. Previously the manager has usually called in during the first few days to make sure all is well and this will now happen at the start of every visit.

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7.3 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews collected by Reevoo
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