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The Pod Overlooking Dartmoor

Totnes (5.5mls W), Dartmoor
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Quirky
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Enjoy your very own private hot tub with delightful views towards Dartmoor
  • Fabulous country retreat for couples looking for a unique get-away
  • Close to both the coast and Dartmoor
  • Stunning location with panoramic countryside views
  • Private and sunny decked area with hot tub, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Idyllic rural location with moor and coastal walks, historic town all with easy reach
Property code: 56133

This detached pod nestles in an elevated position within a private enclosure in the owner’s grounds from which spectacular views across the valley can be appreciated. Great for couples to enjoy a degree of seclusion.

Treat yourself to a secret escape in blissful surroundings with a stay in a fabulously quirky pod, tailor-made for an unforgettable break. Located within the private land of a working smallholding, this superb retreat offers panoramic views of nearby Dartmoor National Park. Perfectly secluded, bask in the comfort of your very own hot tub with a glass in hand, listening to the sounds of evening birdsong and the crackling of the BBQ.

Tucked in an elevated position, this unique property is cosy, rustic and stylish. Outside, the decked balcony is ideal for relaxing, complete with BBQ and hot tub, surrounded by fully enclosed grounds. Inside, the bright lighting, contemporary decor and open-plan design make for a homely feel. Armed with fresh produce from the owner, prepare a feast in the well-equipped kitchen before curling up on the sofa in front of the wood burner. Refresh yourself in the elegant shower room, stargazing from the comfort of the king-size bed. After a restful sleep, step outside to sip coffee on the balcony, watching the smallholding come to life in the morning dew.

If you can tear yourself away, Dartmoor is less than a mile and great for the keen walker. Adventure across spectacular landscapes steeped in history dating and back to the Bronze Age, and pause for a picnic in a spot overlooking the rolling countryside. The market town of Totnes is brilliant for a change of pace (6.5 miles away), or perhaps venture further to take in the sights of the English Riviera, made up of the port towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham (all within 16 miles).

  • 1 Bedroom area - king-size bed
  • 1 Shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment (there is also the use of an additional fridge and freezer in a separate building)
  • Woodburner
  • Private hot tub
  • Free laundry service available - arranged direct with the owner
  • Ample off-road parking 
  • Beach 12 miles, shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Smart TV
  • 7 kw electric charging point available to electric vehicles - charge applicable and payable to owner
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Charlotte Johnson-King

This property is personally managed by Charlotte.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 48 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Natasha 24th November 2023

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Amazing weekend away, the pod was perfect, couldnt fault it. Loved the hot tub too and was very private

Reviewed by Aaron 17th November 2023

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Lovely weekend spent here. Perfect view. Perfect location. Ideal for enjoying long walks with your furry family in the local area, with very little travel. Perfect hosts. Nothing was any trouble. Welcoming. Would definitely return in the future.

Reviewed by Peter 23rd October 2023

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Lovely accommodation and very friendly and helpful hosts

Reviewed by Jemma 23rd September 2023

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Reviewed by Terri 9th September 2023

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A lovely secret I don't want to share....gorgeous location, awesome views, beautiful hideaway, lovely hosts....oh and the hot tub is pretty fabulous too. So many beautiful walks and gorgeous places to visit. You would be mad not to stay here x

Reviewed by Natalie 2nd September 2023

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A wonderfully located cabin with amazing views over Dartmoor. Very cosy and has everything youd need. Great that its dog friendly too! The host was super friendly and communicative which was really helpful.

Reviewed by Sue 4th August 2023

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A cosy, comfortable pod with a stunning view of countryside and the moors. The hot tub makes it extra special and the dark night skies are perfect for stargazing ( and astro photography!) Steve was a great host.

Reviewed by Belinda 29th July 2023

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The owners have thought of everything you might need and it is really well equipped - such as salt pepper foil washing up liquid etc. bed really comfy and hot tub is lovely. Great enclosed space for the dog too.

Reviewed by Neil 21st July 2023

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Beautiful pod, ideal location, peaceful, clean, everything you need, a real home from home

Reviewed by Grant 15th July 2023

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Fantastic so accommodating had a amazing time

Reviewed by Yvonne 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Scott 27th June 2023

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Fantastic and relaxing location, the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Hot tube and the views with total privacy is what separates this place from others. Steve the owner is a top bloke, meets you upon arrival shows you around the place and is only a phone call away should you need him. Definitely looking forward to going back Read moreagain, this is one place to keep in your favourites. Scott & Kay. Hide

Reviewed by C 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by Claire 4th April 2023

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The pod is everything you need if you are looking for a staycation with little interruption. Steve was very helpful and we had a lovely three night stay with our dog George who was so chilled as well. The hot tub is exceptional and all you need to take is food and beverages everything else is provided for within the pod. Thank you for a wonderful sRead moretay, highly recommend a visit to The Church House Inn located in Rattery and the Oyster Shack located in Bigbury On Sea both dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 10th March 2023

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Nice cottage.

Reviewed by George 20th February 2023

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Excellent Holiday in an excellent location. Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Emily 16th February 2023

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Reviewed by Wayne 13th January 2023

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Reviewed by Daniel 6th January 2023

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Fantastic little hut to stay in and take your mind off life! Great views across the valley and easy access to local pubs aswell as local super markets via the Devon expressway. We visited in January so the weather could not be relied on but the hut was warm and cosy with the fire going and just what we were looking for in this dreary month of rain Read moreand cold! Steve was an amazing host and we will definitely be back in the summer to stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Stephanie 29th December 2022

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We had a perfect week at the pod! It felt very private, with our own little enclosed area for the dog to run loose. The location is perfect, with Dartmoor views to die for, yet easily accessible from the A38. There are so many moorland, woodland, or coastal walks within a short drive. Our best days were spent walking along the coast, then warming uRead morep in the hot tub in the evening. Steve and Gill were wonderful, friendly hosts. We can't wait to come again! Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 11th December 2022

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A superb stay and Steve could not have been more helpful. Really cosy pod and plenty of room for two people. The bed was the most comfortable ive ever slept in.

Reviewed by Chloe 4th November 2022

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Lovely place for our long weekend away with the dog! The host was very welcoming and helpful, and the location was brilliant and easy to find. The accommodation was spotless and despite the rainy weather it was perfect and so cosy with the log burner lit! It was kitted out perfectly for us. I would definitely visit again and would recommend this 10Read more0 times over! Hide

Reviewed by Avriel 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Michael 14th October 2022

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Reviewed by C 30th September 2022

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Quiet location, excellent enclosed garden for the dog, wonderful relaxing holiday,thanks to the owner's who were great host's

Reviewed by Tracey 26th September 2022

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Reviewed by sean 9th September 2022

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A great retreat in a excellent location to explore south Devon

Reviewed by Wendy 19th August 2022

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We loved it. The pod was amazing, views were stunning and night sky watching in the tub is a must do. Steve was always on hand. The black to do guide was great. Local pubs served good food. The Avon inn is a good walk, but it is up hill on the way back! We have recommended to friends

Reviewed by Darren 12th August 2022

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Cant fault this place, me and my partner had the best time in the Pod and the hosts were amazing also. Everything was explained on arrival and not rushed. Had a little book of recommendations which we found very helpful. Pod was very clean, tidy and so was the hot tub. Will return 100% and already recommended to so many of my friends and family! ThRead moreanks again to the hosts for such an amazing stay! Hide

Reviewed by Adrian 5th August 2022

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This was exactly as described in the advert. It was a quiet relaxing break in a beautiful quiet setting. We did not need for anything and although next to the farm house we were undisturbed and hopefully we did not disturb them. Amazing week would definitely recommend if your looking for some quiet time with your pet away from the hassle and bustleRead more of life Hide

Reviewed by Kirstin 15th July 2022

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What a week! Couldnt have asked for a better setting and weather for the week and Steve was an amazing host. We took our dog with us and he absolutely loved it and great base to explore the nearby sites. Cannot rate highly enough and would come back in a heartbeat.

Reviewed by Alison 8th July 2022

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Absolutely loved our stay here the owners had thought of absolutely everything. It was ideal for travelling around Devon and the views were spectacular. He planned on eating out but BBQd nearly every night as we just didnt want to leave - highly recommend the butchers in nearby South Brent

Reviewed by Gavin 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Mark 2nd May 2022

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Great place and fantastic views.

Reviewed by HAYLEY 9th April 2022

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Brilliant location for 2 adults and a dog. 35 minute walk to the nearest pub down the road and then across the field lovely walk.45 minutes back up the hill. Fantastic views, lovely pod with everything you need. The hosts were perfect, available when needed, provided fresh eggs on request and helped with any queries when asked. The pod and hot tub Read morewere exceptionally private and the area is very quiet. We definitely want to return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by S Burgess April 2022

I have stayed at around 60 holiday cottages in England, Wales, Scotland, France, and Netherlands in the last 20 or so years. I generally dont return because I feel Ive done the area. This is an exception. I will certainly come back to the Pod again sometime; the area is lovely with loads to do within a half hour drive, but I will return mostly becaRead moreuse of the hosts and the Pod. Hide

Reviewed by Chloe 5th March 2022

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This was the best holiday I have been on! The pod was so beautiful and clean! It had everything you needed and the hot tub was amazing! This place is very secure and is a perfect place for animal lovers like me! There are two friendly cats that came to visit us and there are lots of other farm animals you can see! The owners Steve and Gill are bothRead more really nice and very welcoming. I would 1000% go back and total recommend this place to anyone! Hide

Reviewed by Joe 28th February 2022

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Reviewed by Joshua 23rd February 2022

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Excellent pod in an excellent location. Easy to get to many places and feels like your in the middle of no where. Great contained compound for dogs also. Owner is very friendly and an all round nice guy who is extreamly knowledgable.

Reviewed by Connie 18th February 2022

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I would highly recommend a stay at the pod and we will definitely want to be visiting again. The hot tub was amazing, even in the days after Storm Eunice. The area enclosed for dogs is quite large so great for them to have good sniff around. Steve is really helpful and has obviously put a great amount of care into the property. Such a cosy place toRead more escape to. Hide

Reviewed by Terry 13th February 2022

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Reviewed by Natasha 11th February 2022

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Absolutely perfect for a romantic / relaxing getaway for two. High spec accommodation, friendly host plus lots of space and privacy .

Reviewed by Lauren 9th February 2022

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We have just returned from the most perfect stay at The Pod! Everything was fantastic and I have nothing to fault. It was the first time we had taken our Beagle Tez on a break so we were slightly nervous but The Pod was great for him, it was so secure he could explore all day which was great whilst we enjoyed an afternoon in the hot tub! We cant waRead moreit to return Hide

Reviewed by Nichola 4th February 2022

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We jave just returned home after a long weekend in the pod and it was amazing! The location is beautiful, the pod was clean and stocked with absolutely everything you would need. We would recommend to anyone we know and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Michael 21st January 2022

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Couldnt fault our stay at the Pod. Everything we needed in a lovely setting and the owner Steve is very helpful and welcoming.

Reviewed by simon 14th January 2022

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Unbelievable trip reallly refreshing and very nice people who welcome you. Would recommend to anyone

Reviewed by Liz 10th January 2022

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Had a fabulous 4 night stay in the POD. Location and views were fantastic, very relaxing. The POD itself was well equipped, and very comfortable. The log burner was an added bonus on the cold January nights. Star gazing from the hot tub was the icing on the cake. Steve (the owner) was always on hand if needed and was very informative of the best plRead moreaces to eat in the area and where to go. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by David 27th December 2021

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We had the most relaxing time, just what we needed. 3 nights, visiting Torbay and a fantastic walk to Avon dam (3 miles up the road). The pod is well equipped with quality fittings and kitchen utensils and the bed and bedding was delightful. Lovely shower and bathroom (no bath) which didn't bother us. Our dog just loved the enclosure around the podRead more which again, is really well buit and secure. We would definitely recommend this place and we will definitely be back. Cozy +. Lovely owners too. Hide

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