With easy access from many of the towns and villages in Mid-Devon, Plymouth and Totnes, Dartmoor is popular with a whole host of different travellers. The amazing views across the National Park and the easy distance from some of the region’s most popular attractions and activities make Dartmoor a wonderful place to base yourself during your holiday in Devon.
Places to Stay
Dartmoor is host to a variety of amazing accommodation options to suit every need. Whether you’re looking for a small boutique hotel, a family-friendly campsite, a stunning country manor or a B&B with delicious breakfasts, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you’re after.
Because of the amount of space and the tranquil nature of the region, Dartmoor is a great place to go on holiday with friends or to use as a base for your escape from every day life. You’ll find that many of the accommodation providers take advantage of the peace and quiet with adult only B&Bs and hotels that are set in the middle of acres of land.
Many of the holiday cottages and self catering options are great for groups, allowing you to bring your friends and get out and about exploring together.
Because Dartmoor has such close ties to the towns and villages in the middle of Devon and stretches down towards places like Plymouth and Totnes, you’ll find a great number of accommodation that is focused towards business trips and you’ll find all the facilities you need to continue working away from home including internet access and easy access to the main roads and public transport networks.
Family Friendly Dartmoor
Many families like to take part in that age old British tradition of camping where you can really immerse yourself in the surroundings and get some fresh air, and Dartmoor is the perfect place for exactly that.
There are beautiful camping and caravanning sites all over the region all offering a variety of different facilities from communal cooking and cleaning areas to private bathrooms with running hot water.
Alternatively, book yourself a farm stay and live like a local for a few days! The kids can get involved with work on the farm, particularly in the spring when the new lambs and calves are being born. You’ll find many of the farms offer feeding and petting sessions as part of the accommodation package.
The wide selection of things to do in the region often brings families and the sheer amount of space makes it an ideal destination for families wanting to introduce their children to the incredible wildlife and scenery that can be found here.
Dog Friendly Dartmoor
Dartmoor is packed with dog friendly holiday options. Being a popular place for dog walkers, you’ll find a whole host of dog friendly hotels, B&Bs and camping sites for you to choose from. Some of the hotels even offer dog pampering sessions and are happy to offer baths and treats after a busy day out exploring the National Park!
You’ll even find horse friendly accommodation here! Thanks to the population of wild ponies and horses that live on Dartmoor that it is a place that is much loved by horses and so why not let your horse get out on the open moor and trot around the pretty villages? There are hotels and B&Bs offering stabling for your horses as well as a number of pubs and inns that have B&B accommodation that are happy for your horse to join you on your Dartmoor adventure!