Daffodil Cottage Dartmoor – idyllic dog friendly cottage within Dartmoor
Pretty village location two dog-friendly pubs, a well-stocked village shop and post office
Daffodil Cottage is a cosy character cottage with a modern twist! Filled with beautiful hand made pieces of furniture not usually found in holiday accommodation, WIFI , 43” smart TV with a satbox, wood-burning stove, well-appointed kitchen, a fully enclosed detached secret garden, within Dartmoor.
Pretty village location two dog-friendly pubs, a well-stocked village shop and post office.
This newly refurbished pretty Dartmoor miner's cottage is situated in the Devon village of South Zeal, a friendly peaceful Dartmoor staycation! there are two dog friendly pubs, a playing field, a skateboard park, tennis courts a well-stocked village shop and a post office, Dartmoor is a short walk from the cottage where you can wild swim! Daffodil cottage can sleep up to six people in three bedrooms, a king size bed, a small double with under bed storage and two singles one with under bed storage, these beautiful bespoke locally hand made beds were commissioned just for the cottage along with the bedside shelves, coffee table, coat hooks, dining table and chairs in the fitted wardrobes you will find the Iron, ironing board, and clothes dryer, the hairdryer is in the chest of drawers, there is a family bathroom with an electric shower over the bath, take the stairs which have been fitted with child safety gates at the top and bottom. Please note the stairs are steep.
On the ground floor there is a sitting room/dining area, 43” smart TV with satbox, WIFI, in the TV cabinet you will find a selection of board games, books and playing cards, the lounge boasts a fantastic inglenook fireplace including a bread oven, with woodwarm wood burning stove, a basket of logs and kindling will be provided, the kitchen is well appointed with a fridge freezer, washer dryer, kettle, toaster, microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen stable door takes you to the secret detached garden just follow the sign! Once in the fully enclosed garden, you will find a dining set, rattan garden furniture, and sun loungers, a BBQ and a pot belly heater, a few outdoor games one being swing ball, there is a washing line available if needed.
There is a travel cot (no mattress or bedding supplied), high chair, changing mat, a selection of plates, bowls, cutlery and beakers for the younger guests. Stored in the fitted wardrobe is the ironing board, iron and the clothes airer please do not cover the electric radiators. The hairdryer will be in the chest of drawers.
There is parking outside the cottage with additional free car parking two minutes walk away.
Dartmoor!!! There really is so much to explore and see from beautiful open spaces to the magnificent granite Tor’s which rewards you with amazing uninterrupted views! If you want to really stretch your legs why not try High Willhays, the highest point in Dartmoor. It stands at over 2000 ft above sea level or neighbouring Yes Tor is not such a challenge but still worth the hike. Both are less than a ten minutes drive from the cottage. Take a picnic and your swimsuits you can have a refreshing wild swim in Cullever Steps pool!
I so today you decide you would like to walk through a woodland we have everything here on your doorstep, there is the world-famous Tarka Trail which you can access in Sticklepath. Also Abbeyford wood is well worth a visit as beautiful pathways take you through a shaded wood. Picnic tables are available to rest and enjoy another picnic.
You have recovered from walking High Willhays, so let’s go for a bike ride. There are many different cycle paths around the local area however the Granite Way is pretty special. The paths are mostly flat with a good surface. Enjoy the birds singing, watch the ponies, cattle and sheep. Keep looking out for Buzzards the way they glide on the thermals is just magnificent.
Looks like it’s going to be a hot day, let’s go to the beach !!! 35mins and your in Bude with beautiful sandy beaches. I had many hours of fun here as a child with my Mum, Dad and sister. These days make memories, so grab your picnic again, your buckets and spades, and just soak it up. Perfect !!! If you're looking for thrills this is surfing territory, keep to the north that’s where the waves are. If calmer waters are what your after to paddleboard then Exmouth, Exeter /Topsham Quay, Double locks at Exeter (there’s a pub here too). Roadford Lake is 20 mins from the cottage they offer kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, archery or have a go at the high rope swing!! Pets allowed.
Eden Project wow I just love it, it’s around one hour away but it’s a day trip you need to enjoy the time here. Soak up the Rainforest, Mediterranean and botanical gardens. Pets on leads.
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, take lots of pennies with you for the slot machines. This a great place to visit if the weather is not perfect. Go horse riding on the moor what an amazing way to discover Dartmoor. There are a few wild swimming pools around Dartmoor is an amazing feeling swimming surrounded by the moor, Go Ape and Adrenaline quarry are also a short drive away.