Step back in time in this 16th century Grade ll listed cottage, situated on its own in 2.5 acres of woodland abundant in wildlife. Rabbits, foxes, squirrels. badgers deer and many species of birds are often seen. Because of it's location (the cottage is completely surrounded by moorland) it is a true walker's paradise. The moorland villages of Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Chagford and Widecombe-in-moor are within 15 minutes drive.
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- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
Cottage,Devon, Peaceful Unique Location,Dartmoor National Park, Walker's Paradise
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- Aug 12, 2018
About Clare Head
I live in Devon with my husband and two children. My husband and I run a successful piano tuning and sales company. I am a keen naturalist, enjoying the delights of Dartmoor and the countryside around it. My interests include walking, cycling, dancing, and travelling, our family are active members of the Devon Wildlife Trust.
Clare Head purchased this Cottage in 1970
Why Clare Head chose Manaton
Gratnor Cottage was inherited by my in-laws. My self, my husband and brother in-law have now taken on the running of Gratnor. It is such a unique place, the first time I came to the cottage was on a hot summers day in 1989, Julian my husband (then friend) invited me to one of his legendary cottage party as I walked down the path through the woods I wondered if I was in the right place, as I rounded the corner I saw the cottage it was like something out of a fairy tail, it feels totally remote and you can feel the stress of modern day living draining away as soon as you arrive. we as a family have spent some very happy times here,I like the fact there's no TV. We walk,talk,read and play games. There is such an abundance of wildlife,Fox's,badgers,deer,barn owls are just some of the regulars.
What makes this Cottage unique
Although Gratnor feels remote its in a great location for exploring Dartmoor, the moorland villages of Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Chagford and Widecombe-in-moor are all within a 10 minutes drive. If you love the countryside and particularly enjoy the wilderness and wildlife that Dartmoor offers, Gratnors the place to come, its a walkers paradise you just walk out the garden and your on the open moor, and when you come back you have the wood-burning stove to cosy up to. Its such a special place over 70% of our bookings are return visitors.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Gratnor Cottage is unique
This cottage is perfect if you enjoy peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings without technology and normal every day stress! The cottage is well equipped and comfortable, and the situation of the cottage is breathtaking for visitors who really enjoy the countryside. A walker's paradise and dog heaven.
So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you in the future.
A totally unique step back in time
Beautiful countryside, quiet rural retreat, Houndtor within walking distance, Rugglestone Pub two and a half miles away (best in the area)
Idyllic, secluded retreat in the natural world of Dartmoor.
The house is well-equipped and warm with easily adjusted electric radiators in each room.
No wifi or mobile reception was what we needed for health reasons, so PLEASE DON'T get wifi for the cottage!
We loved being secluded and immersed in the simple life of Dartmoor and appreciated being tucked down in the sheltered valley surrounded by trees and yet only a few minutes walk to Hound Tor! The children spent many hours playing in the woods and streams outside the cottage.
Lots of wildlife immediately outside the cottage - birds, badgers, foxes, deer.
We hope to return for another holiday there sometime and recommend it highly.
Head room in bathroom is a bit of an issue and also stepping down into the kitchen, so very tall people might struggle with it, but we loved it all the same.
Thank you so much Clare and family!
Loved our stay, idyllic, cottage wonderful with location and peace. Walked miles on the moors, lovely to come back to nice, cosy, well equipped cottage with worn out dogs, light fire and relax. Will be back next year.
Aufenthalt Gratnor vom 16-07-18 bis 26-07-18
Ein sehr schön gelegenes einsames, uriges Cottage, das sehr viel Ruhe und Entspannung bietet. Das Innere des Hauses entsprach dem Standard, war allerdings zu dunkel, um sich dort bei Tageslicht aufhalten zu können. Die Duschgegebenheiten sind gewöhnungsbedürftig, da zu wenig Wasser durchläuft und die Warm-Kalt-Mischung nicht gut funktioniert. Die Parksituation ist äußerst verbesserungswürdig, da der Straßenrand sehr brüchig ist und Schäden am Fahrzeug verursachen kann. Die Aussicht und sonstige Natur bieten allerdings einen einmaligen Aufenthalt.
Rust en energie
We hebben bijzonder genoten van ons verblijf in Gratnor. Even wennen aan de behoorlijke klim maar dat maakte het wel extra avondtuurlijk. Het huisje was van alle gemakken voorzien. Heerlijk wat een rust, alleen maar vogelgeluiden. Er hangt een hele fijne energie in het huisje, het was echt bijkomen en we hadden nog helemaal geen zin om naar huis te gaan. We komen graag terug!
Special interest holidays: Ten minutes drive to Ilsington Hotel who have facilities of Gym, pool, sauna, juccuzzi, and hot room £20 per session. Coast/Beach: Coastal resorts Torquay, Teignmouth, Dawlish approx half an hours drive. Travel: Exeter is appoximately 25 miles east and Plymouth is 25 miles west, both have airports and rail connections, Plymouth also has a cross channel port. Use of car essential. Distances: The moorland villages of Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Chagford and Widecombe-in-moor are within 15 minutes drive. Further Details: The moorland villages of Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Chagford and Widecombe-in-moor are within 15 minutes drive.
Booking Notes: Please contact owner for details. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Friday to Friday. Guests are welcome to arrive from 2pm onwards and are requested to leave by 10am on day of departure. Sorry, we don't do short breaks. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. 10% discount on two-week bookings. Sorry, we don't short breaks. No winter breaks Gratnor is closed from December to March.