$122 / night
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Brimble Cottage – Home 6830324 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

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
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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No smoking at this property


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About the owner

Venetia C.
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Calendar last updated:
25 May 2020
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Languages spoken: English


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Guest reviews

43 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 11 Feb 2020

Spent a great weekend at Brimble cottage. Ideal for a ladies weekend away. Everything that you would need

“Our second stay at this beautiful comfortable cottage”

Reviewed 9 Nov 2019

This was our second stay at Brimble Cottage and we found it as perfect as before. It is beautiful, quietly situated yet a short drive to the pub at Widecombe. We unfortunately had a week of rain, (we … More

“Idyllic setting and perfect location”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2019

We've just had a wonderful half term holiday spent at Brimble Cottage with our two young children and the grandparents. It was the perfect spot to explore Dartmoor. The cottage is really well equipped, warm and cosy. Will definitely be booking again!

Response from the owner Thank you very much for this review; we hope to see you again.

“Escape to the country”

Reviewed 15 Sep 2019

Venetia and Norman made us feel so welcome on our second visit to the cottage. It was so nice to see them again this year Great location, lovely cottage, friendly welcome. Seeing all the newly hatch … More

Response from the owner Dear Louise and Margaret, Thank you for coming and for this review - we hope to see you again before too long. V & N

“Fantastic location and short break”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2019

Having not been on a UK holiday for 25 years and never having been to Devon before I wasn't sure what to expect. What I found was a fantastic place within a great location. I had got a list of pl… More

Response from the owner Dear Chris, Thanks very much for taking the trouble to post this review and we are glad that the location worked for you and the family.

“The best cottage on Dartmoor.”

Reviewed 18 May 2019

We would really like to keep Brimble Cottage a secret but I suppose we really should share! The cottage is ideally situated for exploring Dartmoor but is also a good base for visiting Plymouth, Exeter… More

Response from the owner We could not hope for a better review; thank you and we look forward to seeing you the next time.

“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!

“Top Quality”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2019

Nestling in its own little personal valley Dockwell Farm’s cottages – Brimble and Dashel – can justifiably be described as an idyll. Away from the hurly burly of busy everyday life t… More

Response from the owner Wow - thank you for taking the trouble to write such an appreciative review.

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