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Dartmoor Self Catering cottage, The Bolthole, Throwleigh, sleeps 4

Areas: Dartmoor

The Bolthole
EX20 2JA

The Bolthole, Throwleigh, Devon

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £375.00

This stylish, welcoming, cottage is close to open moor and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

The Bolthole is an inviting converted barn in the tiny hamlet of Wonson, close to Throwleigh and the open moor. The cottage sleeps four people in two super king-size bedrooms, one of which can be made up as a twin on request. On the ground floor is a sitting room with original beams, a wood burning stove and a kitchen with dining area.

Outside is a lawned garden gravel seating area with furniture and barbecue. The Bolthole is a super base for exploring Dartmoor or visiting the city of Exeter on a Devon break.


Lovely cottage in mid Devon
We absolutely loved our stay at the Bolthole. The cottage has everything you could need for a week away. The kitchen is very well equipped, the rooms are spacious, the bathroom is luxurious with a huge bath and there is a BBQ in the lovely garden that gets sunshine all day. The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and the host had left us lots of little treats, including prossecco, sweets for the kids, a gorgeous homemade cake and some chocolates. She really has thought of everything. And the fire/log burner is perfect after a day out rambling, it throws out lots of heat and is very easy to use/light. You are a short drive away from some of dartmoor's loveliest walks (Postbridge and Dartmeet were very good) and a slightly further drive of about 45 minutes gets you to South Devon's beaches, we went to Dawlish and Teignmouth, which were both lovely. The pub opposite the cottage is a quirky little find, only open on Friday and Sunday when we were there but well worth a visit! We had such a good time and hope to be back soon.

A beautiful cottage in Wonson
A clean tidy cottage, arrived to milk, tea, coffee and a homemade cake! Nothing is too much trouble for the owner who goes out of her way to make sure everything is there for your stay! Clean, tidy and not a cobweb insight! Even provides logs for the fire!

This is a great location for walking on the moors. It is also only about an hour from the west coast and the beaches. The lanes are incredibly narrow so if you don't like not knowing what's around the corner and reversing yards to a passIng place then this is not for you as you have to travel about 4 miles in any direction to get to a two lane road. The property is about 4 miles from the nearest shops but there is a good pub right opposite and in the same yard. The property itself is over-priced with no washing machine, the smallest of fridges and one from which we had to mop water up, limited work surface, no hairdryer, a to that spontaneously turned itself off once an evening, and more cobwebs and spiders than I've seen in a rented property of this price. We did give feedback half way through the two week holiday to Helpful holidays and they passed this on to the owner of the property who did what she could to at least remedy the fridge situation. She was unable to get a new one immediately but at least there was willingness. However, despite " refreshing" the place with clean towels and sheets, there was no attempt to clear the numerous cobwebs. The owner is new and I have not doubt that she will do what she can to remedy the issues raised as she was very amenable.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi



Electric fires, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
Microwave, under counter fridge, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair available on request, additional fridge/freezer available under stairs
Off road parking for one car
Enclosed garden with barbecue
Sorry no pets and no smoking
Pub immediately opposite

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Spinsters' Rock Burial Chamber - 1.7 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Scorhill Stone Circle - 1.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Tolmen Stone - 2.1 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Chagford, St Michael's Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Shovel Down Stone Rows - 2.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Castle Drogo - 3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Finch Foundry - 3.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Cranbrook Castle Hillfort - 4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Fingle Bridge - 4.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Nine Maidens Stone Circle - 4.3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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