Five Beds, Three Bathrooms Luxurious Family House With Stunning Moorland Views
Isabelle Cramer Coghill
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Beautiful place and location.
Hatchwell Hall is a beautiful home, so full of character with stunning views over Dartmoor
Our family of 10 ages ranging from 2 to 75 had a wonderful time at Hatchwell, the lovely warm kitchen, beautifully furnished sitting rooms and bedrooms, all so full of charm and character was the perfect setting for our big birthday celebrations. A short drive from lovely Widecombe with great pubs and ancient buildings and then on to glorious Dartmoor with all its mystical beauty.
The garden was great for Easter egg hunting and the sunsets over the Dartmoor tors quite stunning. Now five generations of my family have walked on Dartmoor, Hatchwell Hall was the perfect base to launch the youngest - we'd love to return next year. Marilyn, Horsham, West Sussex
Lovely character property in a rural location. Walk to Moor from house.
A fascinating old house in a beautiful Dartmoor location - we had a lovely stay in the most perfect Spring weather.
A lovely cottage set in beautiful surrounds.
Well equipped kitchen and very comfortable beds and plenty of space in the 2 living rooms for our New year's family stay.
Stairs to the 1st floor a little dangerous for the adventurous 2 year olds and could do with a gate at the bottom but otherwise no complaints at all and we would definitely love to come back again.
Andy Cobb and family
Short winter break
Lovely remote and relaxing location in country farmhouse with nice cozy wood burning stove.
Very pleasant and accommodating landlady who made sure we were well provided for....
Hatchwell House is set in a beautiful rural location near Widecombe-in-the-Moor, probably the most famous village in the National Park.
The park itself covers 368 sq miles of wild rugged landscape, characterized by towering granite tors, paths and tracks winding through the heather and the stunning River Dart that gave the moor its name. It is therefore a favourite place of walkers, cyclists and riders,with access to The Two Moors Way and the Templar Way, as well as many other marked routes to suit all users.
The tors provide 'letter boxing' and geocaching, or simply just a wonderful vantage point to enjoy views all the way to the sea.
For the adventurous there is rock climbing, kayaking and canoeing, also angling. Plenty of information is available about how to access all activities, the main Visitor Centres being Princetown, Postbridge and Haytor.
The area is steeped in history, folklore and legend abound, revolving around the tin-mines, the remnants of bronze-age villages, the famous granite long houses and the infamous Dartmoor Prison. Small wonder the Moor has inspired so many of our best known authors and produced such great works of literature.
Wildlife and animal lovers can enjoy the sight of sheep, cattle and Dartmoor ponies roaming free, and take advantage of the work of the many artists and photographers who exhibit in the local area.
There are many great places to eat and drink, from cosy, welcoming pubs with pretty gardens to tea rooms and village cafés. Widecombe itself is well served by two excellent pubs, charming cafés and a local shop, as well as the 16th century church whose imposing architecture can be seen from miles around and has given it the title 'cathedral of the moor'. On the second Tuesday of September every year the village opens its arms to visitors from all over the world who come to experience the famous Widecombe Fair, where rural crafts, livestock, local food, drink and music are all on display as well as Uncle Tom Cobley and his legendary grey mare.
The unique atmosphere of the Moor with its ever-changing moods cannot fail to enchant, but should the visitor wish a different experience, the rest of glorious Devon is on offer, the only county in Britain with two contrasting coasts, the south tranquil and calm, the north wild and untamed, home of excellent surfing.
Devon has everything to offer, from peaceful thatched cottage villages to vibrant towns with night-life and fine dining, Dartmoor standing out as the ancient shining jewel in its crown.