Walkers Retreat, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

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Walkers Retreat, Holne, Dartmoor National Park

Why stay in this location and holiday let?

This is an amazing location for a holiday let. Close to the remarkable Dart Gorge and at the foot of high moors, Walkers Retreat also offers easy access to the towns, villages and visitor attractions of South Devon. In short, you've got some of Dartmoor's and South Devon's finest landscape and activities on your doorstep.

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To help you choose Walkers Retreat holiday let for its location, we've listed some of the local attractions below. Cherry pick for a short break. Try to visit all if you're on holiday in Dartmoor.


Dart Gorge

The River Dart rises in two areas on Dartmoor's high north plateau. These two baby rivers join at Dartmeet and the combined River Dart cuts a staggeringly beautiful gorge through the landscape. We can't recommend this place highly enough. You can walk its upper walls or drop down to the bottom of the gorge. Wild swim and bird watch for a cormorant or kingfisher. Sublime colours in Autumn. Awesome sound of water crashing through the gorge after rain.


Spitchwick (Deeper Marsh/Spitchwick Common)

This is a well known beauty spot. You can wild swim in a bend on the River Dart. To get away from the crowds head upriver to Sharrah Pool.


Walking the moors and tors of Dartmoor National Park's south plateau

The Dart Gorge is lined with tors. Bench Tor is particularly impressive. From Walker's Retreat, you can yomp up to Dartmoor's south plateau. Experience some of the National Park's famous prehistoric sites, look out for its medieval crosses and take in the splendid views. Venford Reservoir and Avon Reservoir are nearby.


Local pubs

You're spoilt for choice. The Church House Inn in Holne is a stroll away. Then there's the Tradesman's Arms in Scorriton, The Forest Inn in Hexworthy and The Tavistock Inn in Poundsgate.


River Dart Country Park

There are loads of activities in this country park just down the road from Walker's Retreat. In the local area, you can also go horse riding, rock climbing, canoeing and cycling.


Buckfast Abbey

Down on the border of the National Park is Buckfast Abbey. The story behind the building of this place is almost unbelievable. Great shops.


South Devon Railway

Take a steam train along the River Dart towards Totnes. Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies is located by the railway. There's a rare breeds farm at the Totnes end.


Heart of Dartmoor National Park

From Holne, moorland roads take you into the heart of the National Park. Visit Widecombe in the Moor, Two Bridges, Princetown and Postbridge.


South Devon

See one of our sister sites, Love South Devon, for ideas.


Exeter and Plymouth

Devon's two cities are within easy driving distance of Walkers Retreat. Exeter Cathedral and Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium are essential visiting.


They say:

'Walkers Retreat Holiday Let is set in beautiful gardens and provides stunning views over the Moor. The accommodation is newly refurbished and although it's attached to the main house, Ashton Court, it's still very private. Walkers Retreat has its own parking area within the grounds and private front door on the side of the property. Church, pub and village shop are only 400 yards away and Ashburton with it's many independent shops is 4 miles away. From the property lovely walks can be made up to the Moor or to the River Dart.

The holiday sleeps two, one double bed. One small dog allowed.

Alex and Samantha, the owners, are happy to provide information over the area and will do their utmost to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Please find below a summary of all the comforts Walking Retreat has to offer:

- Private entrance to property.
- Sleeps 2 in newly refurbished comfort.
- Kitchen, Living area, Bedroom (first floor).
- Separate toilet room (first floor).
- Newly refurbished shower room (ground floor).
- Free WiFi.
- Freeview TV, DVD, CD.
- Bed linen, bathrobes, towels included. 
- Washing/ Dryer machine and iron board .
- One small pet free of charge. 
- Cot & High Chair available. 
- Access to gardens.
- Private outdoor seating area in the garden.
- Ample parking.

Things to do:

- Visits to Widecombe in the Moor.
- Buckfast Abbey.
- Haytor Rocks.
- Dartmoor National Park.
- Ashburton.
- Totnes market
- South Devon Steam Train.
- Paignton Zoo.
- Dartmoor Zoo.
- Otter-Butterfly Farm in Buckfastleigh.
- Rare Breeds Farm in Totnes.
- Blackpool Sands.
- River Dart Country Park.
- Becky Falls.'

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Address Michelcombe Lane
TQ13 7 SR
Telephone 01363 631 484 and 0787635
Area More information on Holne
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms Unknown
Pricing £245 - £465 Per Week
Pets Yes
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