“We first found this gem of a cottage on the edge of Dartmoor 3 years ago. We have just returned from our 6th visit and are looking forward to our return in June.
Mike and Sophie work very hard to ensure that you have a wonderful holiday from start to finish. Sophies delicious homemade cakes and the basket of goodies on arrival are a welcome treat after a long journey and the cottage is very cosy and comfortable with fabulous views across the paddocks to the moor. The pretty garden with its stream running through it is a lovely place to relax whatever the time of year and a 10 minute stroll past the lake and across the paddocks will lead you to the River Tavy and its magical woodland.
Set in such a stunning rural location means you can take numerous walks all day from the door without ever needing to use the car. However should you need to venture out then Tavistock is a 15 minute drive away with all the facilities you could possibly need. Nearby Lydford Gorge which is owned by the National Trust is well worth a visit with its walkways and beautiful waterfalls especially after heavy rain and the tea room serves up a delicious cream tea. If cycling is your thing then there are miles of lanes, tracks and well maintained roads to explore but if you prefer 4 legs instead of 2 wheels then friendly Cholwell Riding Stables is also a 20 minute drive for great hacks out on the open moor. The coast is also very accessible for stunning beaches in North Cornwall or head south to Dartmouth for some great sea kayaking.
Lower Willsworthy Cottage has become like a second home for us where we instantly feel relaxed? We have no hesitation in recommending it for the perfect holiday in a peaceful setting surrounded by magnificent countryside, but we would prefer to keep it a secret really as it is such a special place”!