The 1920s origins of this beautiful woodland escape have been enhanced with a stunning modern extension, creating a stylish and welcoming space. Sit back and survey your gardens, wander a few minutes to a two Michelin starred eatery or explore the delights of Dartmoor. This timber clad haven has it all.
Chosen by The Times as part of its round up of The 30 best European villas in October 2020
These guys have well deserved 2017, 2018 & 2019 Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence
The house sits serenely in its own acre of lovely gardens, surrounded by woodland and the larger estate of The Gidleigh Park hotel with its fabulous restaurant (one of several great places to eat nearby). There’s the beautiful hamlet of Gidleigh a gentle stroll through country lanes and slightly further the bustling town of Chagford. It’s an unpretentious but lovely gem of a town that makes you feel like you’ve discovered somewhere yourself – but luckily somewhere that already has good shops and restaurants.
Smack bang in the centre of Devon, One Gidleigh Park is a great base for exploring land and sea; Dartmoor’s wild and rugged beauty – some of which you can access on foot from the house – or the unique and varied coastlines of the county.
Salcombe, Torquay and Exeter are all easy trips out – the latter having good rail and road connections. We are also massive fans of National Trust owned Drogo Castle with its Lutyens designed majesty, which is 15 minutes’ drive.
- A blend of modern and traditional architecture has been achieved here beautifully, with light and airy rooms flowing from the inside to the outside. The result is a house which is large, warm and bright enough to enjoy spending time inside
- Adam and Stephen have created a stunning garden here. The grounds are beautiful and just incredibly peaceful. It feels so much more remote than it really is. There is an abundance of natural wildlife, lots of which wander through the gardens
- The cook’s kitchen is great and the idea of holing up here with a week’s supply from one of the Chagford deli’s – plus the lovely welcome pack provided – is a delight. But then you’d miss all the great stuff to explore
- The gardens have raised vegetable patches which you are encouraged to help yourself to when in season – garden to plate!
- The intimate feel of the house makes it perfect for two, but there’s plenty of room for two more
- Two double en-suite bedrooms with one king sized bed and one large double with quality Egyptian cotton bedding
- There are two wood burners in the house, but it also has underfloor heating
- The usual Wifi, but additionally hard wired music systems with a large musical selection. There’s also a TV and DVD player with a selection of films on DVD
- Total privacy in the wooded garden at the rear leading directly on to the woods and Dartmoor
- This is ideal walking country and Adam and Stephen supply details of a number of personal favourite walks directly from the door of the house
- Open plan living space opening directly on to two wooden decks both with outdoor garden furniture front and rear makes this one of the most relaxed cottages ever
Stephen and Adam met in London, where they both embarked on careers in film production. After a while they found themselves hankering for a place to get out of town to and were drawn to Chagford where Adam spent part of his childhood
One Gidleigh Park was a wreck when they discovered it but they loved it’s character and the unique private, yet accessible, location. After restoring the house in stages over the last 20 years they’re now enjoying sharing the property and the beautiful Chagford area with their visitors.
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Heidi, June 2021
We have just come back from a fabulous, week long stay at One Gidleigh Park, but wished we could have stayed longer, we were truly sad to leave. The setting and garden are breathtaking and the house stylish, comfortable and extremely well appointed. There were so many little extras, along with a fabulous hamper, we really felt spoilt. The beds are super comfy and everything was spotlessly clean. It is clear the hosts have a keen eye for detail and take great pride in their gorgeous home. Helped by the beautiful weather we didn't venture further than a few miles from the area, as there are the most beautiful river and woodland walks right from the doorstep and if you have a reasonable level of fitness you can walk to Chagford and get all the supplies you need. We always holiday in the UK and this is definelty up there with there with the best! Thank you so much to the exceptional hosts.
Victoria: April 2021
What a breathtaking location in the most beautiful part of England. I know the area well as my parents live there and I grew up nearby, but this house is unbeatable. It was a real treat to see this beloved landscape from another aspect and to stay in such a beautiful, comfortable, stylish and well appointed house. Recommend 100% and am already planning our return.
Gail: October 2020
One Gidleigh Park is sensational! It is in a spectacular location, is stylish, has huge attention to detail, comfortable, spotless.......what more could any guest ever need? We truly loved our stay and will certainly return.
Suzannah: December 2019
By far the best place we have ever stayed. The attention to detail...love, love, loved it.
Caroline: October 2019
The cottage was stunning, so relaxing and comfortable, with lovely walks on your doorstep. So many places to sit and read a book or watch the wildlife after a long walk, we always looked forward to getting back to the cottage. Kitchen is very well equipped, and the recommendation to get food from Farmer Luxton farmers shop was greatly appreciated, the quality of food is second to none. Definitely worth a trip. Would highly recommend a trip to One Gidleigh Park and hope to return again soon!
Steve: October 2019
Our second visit to this gem of a house. Everything is right. Comfortable and stylish, superb location and outlook. The facilities are perfect. For walkers and countryside lovers you really can spend a week exploring without moving the car. The riverside walks are a must. Chagford is nearby with many places to eat. Communications with the owners first rate and generous welcome pack of local produce.
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One Gidleigh Park
Chagford, Devon, England