Autumnal Escapes

A weekend of romantic escapism at Sojourn

A weekend of romantic escapism at Sojourn

For the seekers of a wildly romantic weekend like no other, uncover the enchantment of Sojourn, our postcard-pretty thatched cottage hidden in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, where a fairytale escape awaits for the lovers of countryside luxury.

With the swift changing of the seasons signalled by crisp temperatures, copper-toned leaves, and golden afternoon light – there was no better time to escape the ordinary for a dose of autumnal magic in the wild Dartmoor country…

Settled in the sweet village of Drewsteignton, you’ll find our storybook cottage hidden behind a secret doorway, where a dreamworld resides for the lovers of countryside luxury. Utterly winsome with a steppingstone pathway, a bewitching garden brimming with pastel-hued blooms and a traditional thatched roof with a charming chimney – Sojourn is an escape straight from our cottagecore daydreams.

Hot chocolates and cookies in front of the fire at Sojourn

Through the front door awaits the cosiest of living spaces, where elegant interiors, an inglenook fireplace and characterful beams create a soul-soothing setting to hunker down together. Discover the curing tonic of autumnal moments spent fireside, where the glow of flickering embers sets the romantic mood in all seasons. For an endlessly bewitching evening, gather a selection of delicious treats from the thoughtfully chosen welcome hamper and pair with an indulgently luxurious hot chocolate from the Velvetiser, and stretch out in style –pumpkins optional…

Enjoying pastries and coffee in bed at Sojourn

Enjoying breakfast in the bedroom at Sojourn

Starry-eyed staycations wouldn’t be complete without lingering-lie ins spent tangled in soft linens, and Sojourn’s romantically rustic bedroom space is the perfect setting to revel in them. Awaken to the magic of early morning birdsong from quaint cottage windows left ajar, and savour delectable pastries and piping hot coffee whilst gazing out onto rolling Dartmoor countryside. For those longing to be whisked away from it all, our enchanting cottage for two is the dream escape for honeymoons and spontaneous getaways.

Exploring the wilds of Dartmoor

Ponies grazing the Dartmoor countryside

For those yearning for the wholesome atmosphere of the countryside in fall, Dartmoor is sure to captivate, promising rugged moorland and moody landscapes bestrewn with wild ponies and fluffy cattle roaming freely, with breath-taking beauty residing around every untamed corner.

A Highland cow lying down in the Dartmoor countryside

Dartmoor Highland Cattle

Embrace frost-kissed October days and explore hidden forests, losing yourself amongst towering trees, hoping for a faint glimpse of ethereal fallow deer frolicking in glimmers of golden sunlight.

Exploring the hidden forests of Dartmoor

Lose yourself in an autumn reverie wandering quintessentially English market towns such as Mortonhampstead and Chagford, where sweet village stores await, bursting with vibrant pumpkins and seasonal harvest crop. Lovers of cosy country pubs will fall for the endless array of charming taverns bustling with locals delighting in a slow-paced Dartmoor existence. 

Shopfront in Moretonhampstead with pumpkins outside

The Horse in Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor

Dining at The Horse, Dartmoor

After days living the Dartmoor dream, Sojourn is the most heavenly bolthole to return to. Curate your very own fairytale dining scenes in the garden and set the mood for otherworldly romantic alfresco moments with lantern light and a pretty tablescape, topped with a dainty floral arrangement of your choosing. Prepare your very own feast for two in the laid-back country kitchen, perfectly equipped for every occasion. For an antipasto platter of heavenly proportions, gather the finest local cheese and chutneys kindly gifted by the owner, and top the board with fresh figs and dates, not forgetting homegrown berries foraged from Sojourn’s very garden.

Dining outdoors in Sojourn's garden

Surrounded by countryside quietude and the gentle trickle of the garden’s water features, there’s no better place for cosy conversation than in the fairy-light adorned Bower House, enveloped in wool blankets together with a glass of champagne in hand. With an Ooni pizza oven and a Paella burning stove, this space is equally magical for summer soirees with your sweetheart.

The bower house at Sojourn

Lose yourself in the pleasure of pamper rituals in the spa room, where a gorgeous copper rolltop bathtub for two provides a spellbinding setting to luxuriate in self-care moments. Slip into bubble-topped heaven together and unwind for a little while, recharging after adventure-filled days. With a Sonos sound system throughout the cottage, you can even create your very own staycation playlist for an added dose of ambience. 

The copper bathtub at Sojourn

For the lovers of romance longing for escapism in the Dartmoor countryside, Sojourn promises the most luxurious adults-only retreat in all seasons. 

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Sojourn at dusk






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