Pond Cottage

Lower Cator, Dartmoor National Park, Devon
Price: £500-£845 per week
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
  • Stylish, contemporary barn conversion in the Dartmoor National Park
  • Upstairs living area
  • Ground floor bedrooms
  • WiFi broadband
  • Woodburning stove
  • Non-smoking
  • Sorry no pets

Availability and Booking

October 2017
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Available for bookings of any length
Available for Sat - Sat weekly bookings
(NB flexible over Christmas & New Year)
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The price for your stay will be £350


Beside a peaceful moorland lane in a tiny, sleepy hamlet lies this delightful cottage. The smaller part of a former barn, it has been beautifully converted and is surrounded by the rolling scenery to be found near the edge of Dartmoor. With its thick stone walls and solid craftsmanship the building feels sturdy and welcoming. The two bedrooms are downstairs and there’s a very spacious open-plan living area above, reached by a fine oak staircase from the entrance hall. The profusion of exposed scissor beams upstairs provides a wonderfully barn-like feel but the luxurious seating, stylish wood burner and high-quality fitted kitchen are all right up to the minute.

Approximately three miles from Widecombe-in-the Moor, famous for its annual fair, Lower Cator is cradled in a more pastoral landscape than the wild, higher parts of the moor. Superb walks and cycle rides start from the door; there are several riding stables nearby and visitors can even hire a llama to carry the picnic! Climbing is popular and there is excellent fishing on the beautiful rivers and streams.

Away from the moor, too, the holidaymaker is spoilt for choice. The whole region is full of interesting places to visit, from sandy beaches, hidden coves and magnificent cliff walks in the nearby South Hams to ancient towns such as Ashburton, the cities of Exeter and Plymouth, and many fine houses and gardens. The surfing beaches of the North Devon coast are exciting destinations and much of Cornwall with its dramatic coastline can be explored during a day’s outing.

However active your day, nothing could be more rewarding than to return to Pond Cottage and relax in the sheltered garden behind the cottage, perhaps with a well-earned glass or two as the sun goes down.


Entrance from parking space to flagged hall with French door at far end leading to the garden. On left, three steps up to a double bedroom with kingsize bed. En suite shower room/wc with ‘monsoon’ shower. Separate bathroom/wc with stand-alone bath and oval basin. On right of hall, a further bedroom with two 3’ single beds end-to-end. Open-tread oak stairs from the hall lead up to a wonderfully light and contemporary open-plan living area with wood floor and exposed scissor beams. This space comprises a sitting area with huge sofa and modern, oval wood burner, a fully-fitted kitchen area with integral appliances and breakfast bar and a separate dining area. A stable door provides access via stone steps down to the garden.

The rear garden is attractively landscaped with paved, gravelled and lawned areas. Garden furniture and barbecue.


  • Woodburner
  • Calor gas central heating
  • First basket of logs, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels & welcome pack included in rent
  • Flatscreen TV WiFi broadband
  • Ipod dock
  • Automatic washing machine/tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Parking for one car at front of house
  • Further parking in lane
  • Pub, shop & PO 3 miles
  • Not suitable for children under 5 except babes in arms
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smokers only


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