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One Gidleigh Park. Unique luxury cottage in magical woodland, Chagford, Devon

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Overview of One Gidleigh Park. Unique luxury cottage in magical woodland, Chagford, Devon

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One Gidleigh Park. Unique luxury cottage in magical woodland, Chagford, Devon

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Newton Abbot, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDartmoor National Park11 min drive
  • Popular LocationBecky Falls25 min drive
  • Popular LocationCoombestone Tor35 min drive
  • AirportExeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.)36 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
1722 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

One Gidleigh Park. Unique luxury cottage in magical woodland, Chagford, Devon

Riverside Holiday home with kitchen and patio

Surrounded by it's own beautiful large garden the cottage is situated at Gidleigh Park in the wooded River Teign valley on rugged Dartmoor. At the fringes of the vibrant, attractive village Chagford with all it's amenities. It's ideal for romantic breaks or 4 friends. The seclusion, privacy and clean air will really appeal to those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life at any time of year.
This unusual house in the heart of Devon was originally constructed as the Cook's residence on the estate of the private house that subsequently became the 2 Michelin Starred Gidleigh Park Hotel. Recently lovingly restored and extended the luxury boutique interior now houses a combination of beautiful modern designer and antique furnishings.
The house comprises of a large well kitted out cooks kitchen with dining area. Separate utility room with sink,washing machine, tumble dryer and room for boots and coats. There is a sitting room with modern glass extension, mezzanine office and snug and two double bedrooms each with their own bathrooms. Doors open out to two decked terraces with separate dining area's at the front and back of the house. Stunning large garden mainly laid to lawn and herbaceous borders surrounded by fields and ancient woodland. Help yourself to vegetables and herbs from our raised beds when in season. The garden is enclosed from the lane by our large drystone wall.
Luxuries provided include bathrobes, 600 thread count Egyptian cotton towels and bed linen and locally produced vegan palm oil free soaps. There are comforting throws, firewood and kindling, large TV and DVD player, movie and CD library, WIFI and use of two music systems.
There is a diverse book library and many recipe books and board games.
Two log burners, one in the dining area and one in the sitting room add to the romantic feeling. These compliment the oil fired underfloor and radiator heating.
Welcome hamper of locally sourced products is included.
There are kitchen basics including tea, coffee capsules, oil, vinegar,herbs and spices.
Also the house is stocked with all the usual essentials you would expect in a working home such as dishwasher and laundry powder, an iron and ironing board and hairdryer.
Private gated off road parking for 2 cars.
The house is situated at the upper reaches of the wooded River Teign valley in the foothills of beautiful Dartmoor with it's granite tor's, Bronze Age circles, mossy cleaves and wild ponies. There are countless walks from the doorstep of the house up on to the moor, into the lowland countryside and to the local pubs and restaurants. Alternatively get up on a horse to explore - there is a good riding school not far away. Visit the Sandy coves of the Southern Devon coast and the huge surf beaches of the North. The largest outside swimming pool in Devon is at a beautiful location in Chagford next to the River Teign.
There is a spa, gym, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, indoor pool, 18 hole golf course and tennis courts at the nearby Bovey Castle Hotel, all five star facilities available to non-residents.
We are a 5 minute stroll from the 2 Michelin starred Gidleigh Park Hotel (but totally private from it) and 1.5 miles to the attractive stannary town of Chagford with it's handsome 15th and 16th century buildings. Voted best village to live in the UK in the Sunday Times 2015 guide. It has several pubs, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and large range of useful shops including an excellent hardware and moorland clothing shop, butcher, greengrocer and delicatessen.
Details of the area, the many restaurants, walks, pubs and places of local interest are all in our House Book Guide.
Chagford is an easy 4 miles from the main A30 and Gidleigh Park is a further short 5 minute drive from the village.
Much of Dartmoor is remote so if you are looking to explore comprehensively and get to the coast then a car is a must. Either bring your own or hire one at Exeter St David's Station if you arrive by train. We can recommend a car hire company.
Alternatively, you can simply take a taxi from the station at Exeter and spend your time here exploring on foot. Chagford is a beautiful 20-25 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the house.
Prices are based on 2 people sharing - each additional person is £10 per person per night. The house sleeps a maximum of 4 persons. One small to medium non shedding mature dog per party is permitted at a cost of £50 per stay after discussion with the owners.

Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on request.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Adam Sawers
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Coffee grinder
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Music library
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Outdoor lighting


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1722 sq ft (160 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 14


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and outdoor lighting
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area

Newton Abbot

This holiday home is located on a river and in an area with good shopping. National Park Visitor Centre Postbridge and Museum of Dartmoor Life are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Grimspound and Coombestone Tor. Scuba diving and rafting offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding and hiking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Dartmoor National Park - 11 min drive
  • Becky Falls - 25 min drive
  • Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park - 31 min drive
  • Coombestone Tor - 35 min drive
  • Buckfast Abbey - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Okehampton Station - 24 min drive
  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 36 min drive


  • Gidleigh Park - 5 min walk
  • 22 Mill St - 5 min drive
  • Ring O' Bells - 5 min drive
  • Victoria Sponge - 5 min drive
  • The Birdcage - 5 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 33 out of 33 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

English Paradise
We had such a wonderful stay in this very special house. The house absorbs the stunning surroundings which consists of a very private, well kept garden with mature trees and beautiful flowers. You can faintly hear the nearby waterfalls when your in the garden, which is a blissful sound. It is immaculately clean and every detail is considered carefully. The kitchen is so well equipped with everything you need. It was exactly what we needed and we came home feeling very relaxed and refreshed after our stay. Thank you for the hamper on arrival, I was a huge fan of the red wine. I would highly recommend this property to anyone, especially if you have a dog as there are some wonderful walks on your doorstep and a helpful guide in the information pack gives you clear directions for walks that we would not have found ourselves. I did not want to go home. Thank you Adam for being such a great host xxx

5/5 Excellent

Perfect for relaxation and countryside retreat.
This is a first class accommodation and everything about it oozes style. The interior has a homely feel with everything you could possibly need. The perfectly manicured garden and attached woods are a delightful bonus. The owners were on hand when required. Massive thank you for the break and definitely returning next year.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful Escape
A wonderful 4 days away at 1GP, lovely setting, quiet and lots of great walks from the doorstep. The property was as described and everything we wanted for a relaxing break.

5/5 Excellent

Truly beautiful.
A lovely luxury secluded property with an excellent and very helpful owner. Highly recommended.

5/5 Excellent

Heavenly inside and out
One Gidleigh Park is heavenly inside and out, sitting within a beautiful wraparound garden and woodland beyond, just a short walk from the hotel but completely private. We loved the very spacious interior of the cabin-like bungalow, it was charming. Squeaky clean, well equipped, warm and very welcoming. The food hamper was a lovely touch, as was the doggy biscuit barrel. Attention to detail was very evident, eg. very nice bed linen, lots of wardrobe hangers, sharp kitchen knives, abundant mugs and glasses. I could go on! Difficult to find a negative but will say Wifi was a bit slow! Not a problem though. Thank you Adam and Stephen for a most enjoyable break.