2.4 miles SE of Okehampton

Lopes Cottage

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Nestled in a village on wild and wonderful Dartmoor, Lopes Cottage is a characterful, beautiful dog-friendly home stay with parts dating back to the 12th century. As you would expect from a lovingly cared for home, it's brim-full of original features from the undulating granite walls and dark wooden floors to the whitewashed beamed ceilings and huge inglenook fireplace. Cool during hot summers and cosy warm during the colder months, this is exactly what you want from a traditional holiday cottage. Combined with gorgeously lush furniture, all the mod cons you need (including underfloor heating) and the most beautiful collection of vintage collectables on display, this is an exquisite looking property too.


The fabulously cosy sitting room is just divine; with plush sofas to recline on, a roaring wood burning stove in a huge inglenook fireplace and beamed ceilings, it's a real step back in time but with super-modern touches such as the underfloor heating and large TV to catch up on all those films you've been meaning to watch. In addition, there's a snug with lovely single bed - perfect for an afternoon nap, and a large hallway/corridor - ideal for storing boots and giving your woofer a rub down after a long walk on the moor.


The cute cottage kitchen with eggshell-blue cabinets and white walls comes complete with everything the modern chef needs to rustle up a romantic feast or two for their loved one, including the all-important Nespresso coffee machine for a wake-me-up brew in the morning. Windows look out over the garden and you can watch birds - such as spotted woodpeckers - feeding, whilst the round dining table at the far end of the kitchen is made for intimate meals - just idyllic!

Sleeping and bathing

Tucked away on the first floor and accessed via a special staircase in the living room, the romantic, country-fresh bedroom has a lovely king size bed with Feather and Black mattress, gorgeous White Company linen and striking yellow throws and cushions to ensure an epic nights' sleep before gently waking to the sound of church bells - how romantic! The stunning original wood floor has been darkened by years of polishing, whilst we love the antique chest of drawers and stack of vintage suitcases. The en suite bathroom, with 'Jack and Jill' doors (meaning another door also leads into the main hallway) has a large walk-in rainfall shower and separate bath for long leisurely soaks, plus a heated towel rail.

Outdoor space

The large garden (which is fully dog proof) opens out onto verdant mossy lawns, colourful flower beds and fruit trees. From the garden you can see the church tower (also dating back to the 12th century) and the rolling moor beyond. Pop yourself onto one of the sun loungers or hide yourself away in a shady arbour for an hour or two - this blissful spot is just made for relaxing, and you can even forage for wild strawberries during early summer!


Lopes Cottage has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


Up to three dogs are very welcome at Lopes Cottage - we charge £35 per dog per stay. Being located on the moor, this is a perfect spot for dogs with a plethora of walks available right on your doorstep. From the banks of the River Taw to the high moor, there's a walk for every need. Suggestions for good local walks will be left in the cottage for you. Please bear in mind that as the cottage in the National Park there are free-roaming ponies, sheep and cattle nearby and dogs must be kept under control in the village and on the moors, especially between March and July.


There is private parking for one car to the front of the cottage and room for a second car in front of the owners' barn across the road.

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Lopes Cottage is made for exploring. Step through the side gate and walk down the lane for 100 yards and you're on the moor, with bountiful paths and trails underfoot taking you to stone age settlements and primeval woodland. Make time to visit the little villages in the area such as Chagford with its independent shops, or bigger more well-known towns such as pretty Tavistock where you're bound to pick up gifts or goodies to eat back at the cottage. In addition, there are National Trust sites to visit such as Lydford Gorge, local vineyards and even the coast - just a 45-minute drive away. You're also spoilt for fab places to eat - from the village pub (less than a minutes' walk away!) to Gidleigh Park, run by the head chef previously at Nathan Outlaw.

Romantic, full of country-chic charm and totally gorgeous - this rural retreat for two in Devon is totally delightful and doggy-friendly too. Located just 100 yards from open moorland, Lopes Cottage is perfect for long walks and peaceful relaxation, this is an idyllic setting for a perfect stay for couples.

At a glance

From £576 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 3 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Rolling countryside

Up to 3 dogs welcome

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

3 Hours From London

Boutique country chic

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Lopes Cottage:

A very enjoyable stay our dog liked it as there is so many places to walk nearby. The pub nearby is good.

We would be happy for any of the above comments to be made public. A superb short break that relaxed us quickly & fully.

Lovely cosy cottage perfectly located for exploring the best bits of Devon.

Beautiful cottage and wonderful location - it was perfect for a long weekend away. Our pup loved the enclosed garden and the welcome hamper (which included dog treats) was also very much appreciated and enjoyed! Genuinely one of the nicest places we have had the pleasure of staying in.

What a lovely warm and cosy cottage. The welcome basket was a bonus.

An enjoyable, relaxing stay in a beautiful, cosy and comfortable cottage, in a most scenic location. We loved it and will stay again!

A cosy and comfortable cottage, with a pretty garden, in a beautiful location. We’d definitely visit again!

A wonderful weekend away in an equally wonderful cottage. We enjoyed the blustery walks to the top of the local tors, lovely river walk to Sticklepath and then Gidleigh. The dogs were as welcomed and cosy as the humans.

Had a lovely stay. Wonderful cosy cottage in perfect location for walking & exploring. Cottage was well equipped & not far from local amenities. The pubs food (2 doors down) was very good & great choice of beers too! Would definitely recommend.

An excellent cottage in sn excellent location. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and we're made to feel very welcome.

Both the cottage and the location where stunning. It was a lovely relaxing getaway in beautiful surroundings. Perfect if you are looking to get away from it all. The host Lillian was also very attentive. The welcome hamper that she left for us was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated.

A stunning location and a beautiful self catering cottage. Everything was thought of and we could’nt of been happier. The welcome pack from the owners was a lovely surprise and we will defiantly stay again band check out others in different locations if all the boutique retreat cottages are to o the same exceptional standard. Thank you .

Cosy, full of character and in an amazing location.

A real home from home! Lopes Cottage was beautifully decorated and in a breathtaking location, with warm and welcoming hosts.

Lopes cottage is perfectly situated to take advantage of all the amazing surroundings.

We found it immaculately clean and well looked after - we loved it!

A relaxing and memorable stay!

Such a delightful home. A perfect spot for walking with our labrador with a local pub round the corner. The owner was attentive and there were some lovely touches, such as milk and coffee for the length of our stay and a lovely basket of treats for us and our dog. Look forward to re-booking soon.

Such a beautiful cottage in a perfect location for exploring Dartmoor. Thoughtful welcome pack (loved the local eggs & milk). Cottage had everything we needed & Dexter our dog loved the garden! Would highly recommend & look forward to a return visit!

We loved this cottage. We would have liked to have enjoyed the beautiful garden more, but it rained non-stop all week! No complaints though, as this cottage had everything we could have needed for a week holiday, and more... The owners were very generous. We took everything we needed for the week, but was really surprised to see the cottage so well stocked. And the attention to detail was lovely too. Fresh flowers and scented candles in every room. They even a towel and bowl for the dog! The cottage was so cosy and we felt like it was really ok to make ourselves at home straight away. Just loved our ten year wedding anniversary holiday :)

This cottage is very comfortable and the interior is beautiful. Every detail has been considered. It's gorgeous!

'Beautiful cottage. The owner is a fantastic host' - September 2020

'Thank you for making our stay in Lopes Cottage so very relaxing. We love the cottage, with all its history and its beautiful position - what a lovely part of the world! Most of all, in these strange times, thank you for all your appreciated efforts at making sure that your guests find an impeccably clean Lopes Cottage, thus being able to properly relax and enjoy these fantastic surroundings' - August 2020

'Such a delightful home. A perfect spot for walking with our labrador with a local pub round the corner. The owner was attentive and there were some lovely touches, such as milk and coffee for the length of our stay and a lovely basket of treats for us and our dog. Look forward to re-booking soon.' - November 2019

'Lopes Cottage has been wonderful to us. We have enjoyed every minute here. Come rain or shine the house has provided us with everything we could need. The area surrounding is sublime and beautiful. The welcome basket a real treat and the joy of being able to bring our pooches, Bear and Alice being the icing on this Devon cake! Your taste in furnishings is lovely and the cottage is so well put together and private.' - August 2019

'We have loved this beautiful cottage with its cosy features and stunning garden. Everything at the cottage has been finished to the highest standard and nothing is lacking! The area is just wonderful with fantastic walks both on the moor and in the surrounding countryside. Thank you to the owner also for the welcome basket with local produce and dog treats which our Black Lab appreciated. We hope to be back again sometime!' - July 2019

'We've loved our long weekend at this beautiful cottage. Such a warm welcome and generous hosting - thank you. The cottage has everything you need and is a relaxing and luxurious bolthole. The garden is stunning. We have enjoyed the warm welcome, so friendly and accomodating. This has been an unbeatable stay and we're already planning to come back.' - June 2019

'We have had a wonderful week exploring Dartmoor and enjoying all of its charms. We could not have wished for a more idyllic cottage for our stay! There really isn't a single thing that hasn't been thought of - a truly perfect and luxurious retreat. Thank you for everything.' - June 2019

'Very friendly welcome and lovely welcome basket with local produce which was much appreciated. A fantastic location in a friendly village right on the moor and very close to the A30. The garden is absolutely exquisite and it's so peaceful to sit out in the sunshine there. The owner was very kind to us and we really enjoyed our stay.' - May 2019

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