$125 / night
Price for guests, Nights approx:

Brimble Cottage – Home 6830324 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

House / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Brimble Cottage is an attractively converted spacious granite stone barn at Dockwell Farm, a 400 year old Dartmoor longhouse. The 50 acre farm has cattle, horses, hens, geese, guinea fowl, dogs and cats. The farm is in a Higher Level Stewardship scheme with Natural England; four fields are also designated as a County Wildlife Site for the variety of hay meadow species including orchids. The cottage is on a very quiet lane; if you hear footsteps in the night it will be ponies trotting by from the nearby common. The Two Moors Way long distance footpath passes the door, linking Dartmoor and Exmoor.

The Farm is surrounded by open moorland and rocky tors with extensive views and grazing cattle and sheep. The area is rich in archaeological remains - hut circles, burial chambers and ancient field boundaries. The deserted medieval settlement of Hutholes adjoins the farm.

Brimble Cottage is superbly situated for walking from the door - north to the high expanse of Hameldown including Grimspound, or south along the sheltered West Webburn valley which is a haven for flora and fauna including the cuckoo and the rare Marsh fritillary butterfly. The village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor is one and a half miles away with two welcoming pubs. The nearest towns for shopping are Ashburton and Bovey Tracey, both about 15 minutes' drive. Princetown, Chagford, Totnes, Dartmouth and Exeter are attractive destinations. South Devon coast resorts are about one hour away.

But in our opinion, the best thing to do is to park the car outside the cottage, and let Dartmoor cast its spell.........

Dogs are welcome; they need to be pre-booked and there is a £10 a week charge per dog. There is an enclosed garden (terrace) at the back of the cottage. You are also welcome to exercise dogs in the farm fields, but please check with us first on the whereabouts of livestock.

Short breaks of less than a week are charged at 70% of the weekly rate.

Brimble Cottage has a Sky + HD box with a Sky Sports package, free wifi and central heating.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
  • 1 Wet room


  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Table tennis
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
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No smoking at this property


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About the owner

Venetia C.
Average reply time:
3 hours 55 minutes
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Calendar last updated:
16 Sep 2019
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English


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Guest reviews

40 reviews

Very Good

“Peaceful;comfortable;idyllic position.”

Reviewed 4 May 2019

Lovely,well equipped cottage with delightful garden in beautiful situation.Surrounded by wildlife;ponies and cattle passing by;walking from the door. Hosts were quietly welcoming and on hand but not even vaguely intrusive. Would definitely return and highly recommend.

Response from the owner Thank you very much for this appreciative review, and we hope to see you again one day.


Reviewed 27 Apr 2019

Went with my boyfriend, best mates and their 2 dogs. We all absolutely loved this place would highly recommend, if your after peace and quiet with nothing but bird song and the odd trotting of horses this is the place. We are already planning and will soon be booking again for next year. Big thank you to the owners. Also the food at the old Inn, in the near by village Widecombe in the Moor was amazing.

Response from the owner Thank you very much for your review; we are glad you enjoyed your stay and are planning the next trip to Dartmoor!

“Idyllic cottage”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2019

A warm welcome. The cottage is set in peaceful and beautiful surroundings. We arrived to find milk, eggs, wine and chocolate, plus a beautiful vase of daffodils. The owners are charming and nothing is too much trouble. The dogs and Guinea fowl are great too!

Response from the owner Reviews like yours keep us going - thank you very much!

“Great location, pretty cottage!”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2018

Great location, beautiful setting, spacious rooms, nice living and outdoor space. Would recommend a stay to get away from it all!

Response from the owner Thank you for such a positive review

“Lovely cottage”

Reviewed 20 Feb 2018

This is a lovely cottage, with lovely thoughtful owners, excellently positioned for exploring the lmoors and we had a great time here,a real home from home, and we are looking forward to returning.

Response from the owner Thank you very much for your review; we look forward to seeing you again one day.

“A wonderful cottage in the heart of Dartmoor”

Reviewed 5 Feb 2018

We went to Brimble Cottage, booking only the previous day due to the weather forecast suggesting snow! We took 2 excited children, but the snow didn't turn up. However instead we played games, ate lovely food and watched a film or two and thoroughly enjoyed spending time at the cottage. We even sang a song around the piano! It's a beautifully decorated cottage, very warm and equipped with everything you should need. We would definitely like to stay again for longer next time. Thank you

Response from the owner Thank you very much for describing your stay at Brimble Cottage. Dartmoor weather, and snow, are fickle!


Reviewed 9 Nov 2017

What an amazing cottage we loved our little break away it was perfect, such a pretty location we would love to stay again next year maybe in the summer this time !! X

Response from the owner Thank you very much, Charlotte. We hope you will come back for a longer stay.

“Away from it all”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2017

Another lovely holiday at Brimble Cottage and a very warm welcome from Norman and Venetia. It's an excellent centre for exploring Dartmoor and the cottage is warm, comfortable and well equipped.

Response from the owner Many thanks for your kind review; we hope to see you again soon.

“Moorland retreat”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2016

Great location, lovely cottage, friendly welcome. The farm animals are an added bonus, as is the easy walking access to both the open moor and a wooded river valley.

Response from the owner Dear Luke, Thank you very much for taking the trouble to review your stay at Brimble Cottage. We are glad you liked the location and the cottage. Best Wishes Venetia

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