Guests love this peaceful hideaway on Dartmoor. Available for short breaks or longer up until Xmas.
Please see  our website for details

   Set in Dartmoor National Park
   Walk/Cycle from the door
   Cream Tea on arrival
For late bookings: please email to be sure of prompt reply!

Comments from our visitor's book

June 2017

Very cosy cottage in a beautiful location. Everything we needed. Some lovely walks. Flowers and cream tea very welcoming. Thank you!

May 2017

Had a wonderful break in this beautiful place. Thank you for your great welcome and the opportunity to take Branston (dog) to church. Hope to return to The Smithy.

April 2017

Thank you Sally & Chris for making us feel so welcome. We have enjoyed staying at The Smithy and have spent all our time walking and touring round the Dartmoor area; our dog Connie has also had a wonderful time meeting loads of people and their dogs!

March 2017

We were made to feel very welcome. Two wonderful hosts  in Christopher and Sally. Cream tea on arrival an unexpected delight and found our accommodation very comfortable and well stocked. A pleasure to have stayed here. Good walking country and dog friendly pubs and hotels a plenty. Thank you.

January 2017

Beautiful cottage, idyllic surroundings, excellent hosts, what more could you ask for, except for a longer stay! Hoping to return soon.Thank you! Couple, Dorset.

Michael 27 Feb 2016
The Smithy is an exceptionally lovely cottage , right on the edge of the moors. It's cosy and has everything you need. By far the best thing about The Smithy however is the owners Sally and Chris, who go out of their way to be friendly helpful and welcoming. We had a great stay and can't wait to go back!

Sarah  29 Jan 2016
Absolutely beautiful location, really comfortable and peaceful and the owners were incredibly kind and helpful. I would definitely return there.

Simon 10 Jan 2016
Great little cottage in a remote location. Perfect. The owners are also really friendly and cream tea waiting for you on arrival was the icing on the cake.

Miranda 20 Oct 2015
Very cosy little cottage. Ideal for my husband and I and our dog. Location is perfect for walking. The owners were helpful and very welcoming. We would definitely recommend and can't wait to return.

Oct 2015
It was everything and more! Walks and National Trust by day and watching sunsets on the moor at night. No light pollution so Dave saw milkyway for the first time. Truly memorable holiday. Going to book for May 2016!

Sept 2015
An absolutely wonderful place to stay. Very cosy and peaceful. We have really enjoyed our 2 weeks hers. Thank you Sally for the lovely cream tea on arrival. Hope to see you again.

Sept. 2015
We had a great week here. There are loads of places to visit - Fairground museum, prison museum. Both unexpectedly interesting. Otter sanctuary and butterfly farm excellent. We loved your garden and wood!!
August 2015
Sally and Christopher, thank you so much for making our time at The Smithy extra special with cream tea, potatoes (!) and good advice on what to do and where to go! Would def. stay again! OK and the dog loved it too!!
July 2015
Thanks for hosting us. We had a really wonderful time in your lovely cottage and some wonderful conversation and campfire with you in the garden. Hope to return some day!

Jun 2015
Perfect setting. Excellent base and brilliant weather. Only problem, not long enough!! Thanks.

Jun 2015

Simply the Best! Such an awesome place. An excellent cosy cottage with everything you could possibly need. Thank you so much Sally and Christopher.
May 2015

Had a lovely week enjoying the sights and sounds of Spring, including the cuckoo!! Thank you Sally and Christopher for the lovely warm welcome as usual. The peace and quiet has been brilliant. Thank you so much.xx

Apr. 2015

Lovely Easter at The Smithy, perfectly situated for Dartmoor walks and relaxing. Thank you Sally for looking after us, we will be back!

Mar 2015

Thank you for another lovely week at The Smithy. Plenty of great walks and comfortable cottage to return to after a day on the moors.

Feb 2015

A great month's holiday. Cottage very comfortable and warm. Wonderful location.

Nov 2014

A wonderful week, just walking and relaxing, and eating! The cottage was so cosy and was just what I needed-Thank you both so much. xx

Oct 2014

A perfect cottage for a perfect getaway break. All our needs catered for and great hospitality. what more could you ask for?....maybe a return visit! With many thanks.

Oct 2014

After years of living in different parts of the world we have now settled with great happiness in Dorset, since 1987 and taken our annual holiday not too far away. We picked a winner this year! Thank you both. Scones were scrummy!

Sep 2104

Lovely cottage, even better cream tea on arrival. Location handy  for so many places in Devon and Cornwall, brought back childhood memories for Mavis. Thanks loads, Sally and Christopher.

July 2014

Many thanks to sally for the warm welcome and local tips i.e. walks &n pubs etc. Cottage is wonderful and the weather has been superb, we have been very lucky! thanks once again to you both.

June 2014

What a lovely cottage in a lovely setting. A lovely setting off point for all our visits to friends and family. Sally's scones, Peter says were beautiful. Thanks also to Christopher for all your help and attention!

May 2014

Thanks Sally and Christopher. Great stay and enjoyed the cream tea. What a lovely area Hope to be back in the near future.

May 2014

Thank you so much for a wonderful time at The Smithy. You were most kind to us.

April 2014

Thank you Sally and Christopher for a lovely holiday once again. Love the new shower!! Look forward to seeing you again next year.

 Mar 2014


Was a lovely get away with fantastic hosts.I'd highly recommend The Smithy. Amazing location, great walking and generally a brilliant place. Our dog loved it too.

Mar 2014

Warm welcome, Charming cottage. Lovely location. What more could you want?

Feb 2014

An excellent 3 weeks in this cosy very comfortable cottage. Horrendous weather, rain floods, gales and thunderstorms! but I enjoyed my time here so much.

Jan 2014

Very warm welcome and a lovely cream tea.We enjoyed a really relaxing and peaceful week which was much needed. Hogmonay was spent in the Peter Tavy Inn, which we went several times. Recommend it! Storms, gales and floods didn't stop us!

Nov 2013

A peaceful retreat. Some good walking. Lucky with the weather. Lydford and the Gorge well worth a visit.

Oct 2013

Lovely welcome and cream tea and scones after a long journey. Seen some wonderful places. Some very useful guides in the cottage. Lots of brilliant walks for Kipper. Thank you Sally.

Oct 2013

We have had a wonderful week's stay at The Smithy. A Lovely warm welcome, a delicious tea with homemade scones and jam. Beautiful scenery and lovely walks. Two delightful breakfasts, thank you Sally! Tips on where to go and visit, like Lydford Gorge, Dingles Heritage Fair with great rides etc. A big thank you Christopher and Sally.

Sept 2013

We have enjoyed our week at 'The Smithy' which is well located to visit attractions in the area. Helpful friendly owners - and the cream tea was very welcome! Thank you.

Sept 2013

Enjoyed a lovely, peaceful week. This was our first time in the area and Sally gave us lots of ideas as to where to go and what to see. Lots of info in the cottage. Thank you.

Aug 2013

Brilliant, well equipped cottage with lovely, friendly, helpful hosts. A quiet retreat with some wonderful walks and 'sniffs' for the dog. Would say eat at The Peter Tavy Inn, delicious. Lovely stay , many thanks.

Aug 2013

Very friendly and helpful hosts-No mobile signal - Bliss!! We've walked and cycled miles and eaten well. Seen lots of wildlife. Recommend Lydford Gorge and Buckland Abbey. Thanks both.

Aug 2013

We really enjoyed these few days at The Smithy. Wonderful landscape. We had lots of walks on Dartmoor. Thank you very much Sally and Christopher.

Aug 2013

Had a great week, everywhere really dog friendly. Cottage very comfortable. Garden amazing, lots of interesting paths to explore. Lovely cottage to stay in, very peaceful. We can appreciate the work gone into the gardens and outbuildings.Thank you for the time here.

July 2013

Hospitality outstanding. Sally thank you for all the useful tips on dog friendly beaches and pubs. Very relaxing break, loved being so close to Dartmoor. Cream tea was a welcome surprise on our arrival after a very long drive. Hope to come back soon.

June 2013

cosy comfortable bed, quiet and tranquil, could hear the sheep bleating outside in the near field. A place to refresh the soul, away from the maddening crowds, although on a very narrow country road very little traffic passed the Smithy. Owners very kind and helpful, we had home made scones with cream and jam to greet us on arrival. The garden just yards up the road was beautiful with lovely country views, plenty of seating areas with tables. Very glad to have been there.

 April 2013

We had a brilliant week, everything was perfect. Thanks Sally.

Feb 2013

A lovely warm welcome to a beautiful place. The only real problem is going home!! Thanks a lot.

Jan 2013

Sally you are fab! We had an amazing visit, so sad to leave but we will be back soon!

Nov 2012

A beautiful and peaceful retreat, and a delicious cream tea! Thank you.

Oct 2012

Thank you for a lovely stay, great area and fab to have some peace and quiet!

Sept 2012

Another great visit to Devon and The Smithy. Cream tea on arrival really enjoyed and appreciated. Weather wonderful, walked for miles. Can't wait to come back. Thanks Sally and Chris. P.S. Maybe next time Sam will come for a longer walk!

July 2012

We had a wonderful 2 week break on our year long around the world tour. The most relaxing of the 75+ places we have stayed so far.

June 2012

The Smithy is an absolute little gem. Sally and Chris thanks for the warm welcome. We will be back for more tranquillity.

June 2012

We have had a wonderful time in great comfort and beautiful countryside. Walks are fantastic. Thank you Sally and Christopher.

May 2012

We have been coming here for over 15 years and the welcome is just as warm and friendly as the first time. It is like home from home. So peaceful and quiet in beautiful surroundings. Thank you Sally and Christopher.

April 2012

We really appreciate being here for a week. It is so relaxing and we get to see our son in Tavistock as well. Thank you. Heard cuckoo April 27th

There is so much to see on Dartmoor

We have had a wonderful time in great comfort and beautiful countryside. Walks are fantastic. Thank you Sally and Christopher.

May 2012

We have been coming here for over 15 years and the welcome is just as warm and friendly as the first time. It is like home from home. So peaceful and quiet in beautiful surroundings. Thank you Sally and Christopher.

April 2012

We really appreciate being here for a week. It is so relaxing and we get to see our son in Tavistock as well. Thank you. Heard cuckoo April 27th

Feb 2012

Thank you so much for such a beautiful gem of a cottage! Peaceful, quiet, relaxing and so well equipped! Please may I come again? Mrs E. plus the Westie!

Feb 2012

Brilliant as usual. Thank you Sally and Christopher. See you in April.(Can't wait!)


We've had a lovely week in The Smithy. Luckily had brilliant weather, so lots of walking and bouldering.A brilliant trip, thank you. A&M. Lake District.


Have had a lovely stay.Loved walking on the Moor. Ollie the dog has had a great time, still not managed to wear her out though! Many thanks. J.&P


A perfect writer's retreat.Some of the greatest surprises lie in the gardens. D.A. Southampton

Sep. 2011

Dear Sally and Christopher, thank you for a really lovely week. The Smithy is perfect for us. V&B Salisbury.

Aug 2011

A warm and friendly welcome + a cream tea!! Thank you Sally. This is an ideal base for some fabulous walks. Beautiful scenery. Good food at the Mary Tavy pub! G&L. The Wirral, plus the dog!

Jul 2011

Lovely place to stay. Everything you could possibly want is available. Loved the silence. Beautiful area! Thank you so much for all warm welcoming attention Sally and Chris. Good luck to you and your beloved ones! W&M. The Netherlands.

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