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Sojourn | Luxury Self-Catering | Chagford, Dartmoor National Park

Sojourn

Drewsteignton, Dartmoor, Devon, UK

Thatched and pretty, quaint and hidden, this luxury self-catering cottage buried in the depths of a leafy Dartmoor valley is the perfect romantic escape. Idle beneath dappled sunlight under the watchful eyes of kingfishers on the River Teign, explore sienna-hued Devon moorland and sink deep into bubbles in the copper bathtub before popping open a bottle of fizz.

Introduction

Nestled within the wilds of Dartmoor National Park amongst ancient farmsteads, traditional pubs and wild swimming spots sits this Grade-II listed cottage. The last in a trio of chocolate box homes tucked down a country lane, Sojourn is located in the pretty village of Drewsteignton and is ideal for solo breaks and romantic getaways. Appealing for exploration and luxuriation in equal doses, the presence of a massage table means the village’s expert therapist can be booked in for the ultimate at-home pamper experience. Enjoy a day of rambling Devon's wooded trails, before retreating to your private spa room.

Inside

At the top of the little set of cottage stairs sits the king-size bedroom, where plush linens and cloud-soft pillows encourage long lie-ins and breakfasts in bed. Emerge from the sheets and rinse off in the light-filled shower room adjacent, before padding downstairs to top up your coffee in the kitchen. Laden with sumptuous home comforts and cosy corners, the addition of the luxury spa room provides the cherry on the cake, perfect for soaks with glass of Champagne in hand. Once thoroughly pampered, the comfort of the sofa will be too much to resist as the woodburner crackles away. 

Outside

Through England’s kaleidoscope of weathers and seasons, Sojourn’s dreamy cottage gardens offer a calming and private oasis from blazing heat, howling winds and the rest of the world. In spring, the beds and borders burst into life with a sensory cacophony of colours and scents. Come summer, chase the sun from lounger, to swing seat, to picnic blanket, relaxing to the sound of the trickling fountains. While autumn and winter bring cooler days, the flower house (a bespoke Chelsea Flower Show buy!) is the most wonderful hideaway to enjoy Dartmoor’s magnetic appeal over a steaming mug of cocoa.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 2 people
    From £895 per week, £695 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOne first floor double bedroom with a king-size bed, one first floor shower room and separate spa room with copper bath
  • FeaturesSpa room with massage table.
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyThis is an adults-only retreat
  • PracticalitiesThere is courtyard parking with a private walkway to the cottage. Sojourn has a Rangemaster, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, Champagne fridge, a freezer and a washing machine. A dryer is also available.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper, small complementary bar, 43" Smart TV with Blu Ray DVD plus Smart TV in bedroom, Netflix, Sonos multi-room sound system, iPad, WiFi internet, wellingtons country coats, maps, magazines, logs and kindling to get you startedHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
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Drewsteignton

Cute as a button, this idyllic Devon village has a perfect spot nested in the north of Dartmoor National Park, making it a great base for hardy hikers and lovers of the natural world.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Idyllically located in the Dartmoor village of Drewsteignton, not far from Chagford, Asburton and Totnes.
  • By Air Exeter airport is 30 minutes drive away.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, take M5 South and follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train There are regular trains from London Paddington to Exeter St Davids, with a journey time of two and a half hours. From here there are buses to Crockernwell Village or taxis which will take you to the door.

From the owner

“Sojourn is nestled in one of the most beautiful villages on Dartmoor and offers a perfect location for exploring some of the best of the National Park. It´s an ideal location for foodies, nature lovers and walkers alike. Offering an extra splash of glamour to the country escape, the spa room is a favourite highlight.”

From the owner

We've had a long love affair with Dartmoor going back to our childhood and magical family holidays spent here. In 2007 we decided to turn a dream into reality; we took the plunge and moved our family from a commuters' life in Sussex to live the country life on Dartmoor. We've never looked back. 

After renovating our own home, a Jacobean farmhouse nearby, we bought Sojourn and made it our next project.  Our goal was to create a haven for visitors to Dartmoor.  We wanted to offer a genuine taste of Dartmoor living in a prime location, with all the peace, tranquillity and senses of nature. 

We have tried to retain all the charm of this lovely old property at the same time as providing some real luxury comforts to help guests unwind and de-stress. We fell for the cottage the minute we saw it, and we hope you will too.

The Ross Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Drewsteignton with an insider’s perspective.

Wild Swimming
To Do

Wild Swimming

Join the latest craze in outdoor activities with a spot of wild swimming. There are many great locations around Dartmoor, including the beauty spot Fingle Bridge. Go for a revitalising dip, before rewarding yourself with a picnic!

The Old Inn, Drewsteignton
To Eat

The Old Inn, Drewsteignton

Led by chef Duncan Walker, the Old Inn in Drewsteignton has received numerous awards over the years. Featuring in the Good Food Guide and recommended by the Michelin Guide, it is well worth a visit for an evening of fine dining.

Rambling
To Do

Rambling

The Teign valley is the most dramatically steep and wooded valley in Devon. Its deep, narrow valley, twisting course, woodlands and moorland to the east boundary of Dartmoor National Park provide a playground for on-foot adventures. 

Castle Drogo 
To See

Castle Drogo 

´The last castle to be built in England´, Castle Drogo sits above the woodlands of the Teign Gorge. Built by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the castle has recently undergone major renovations, revealing new aspects of Drogo´s remarkable story.

Guest Testimonials

We could not have dreamed of a more beautiful and idyllic setting to unwind after our wedding, and celebrate our first week as husband and wife! Thank you for making us feel so special and taken care of. We can´t wait to spend many anniversaries here in the future.

Possibly one of the worst weeks of weather one could experience, but what a place to experience it in! Warm, cosy and serene, just what was required to wind down and fully recharge. Certainly one of the most thoughtful and pristine holiday cottages I´ve ever stayed in, and the hamper of goodies was the icing on the cake! Thank you for sharing this awesome little place!

We´ve had a wonderful stay at Sojourn. It´s a beautiful cottage which is so well equipped and decorated, with exquisite attention to detail and quality. We´ve spent so many hours enjoying the sunshine in your lovely, peaceful garden. My husband really appreciated the birthday card and bottle of local sparkling wine. We look forward to returning.

Another fabulous stay in the cottage that has a very special place in our hearts. We are going back to London feeling totally refreshed, and our third visit has been every bit as enjoyable as the first! Thank you so much for the delicious Easter egg, this was a very thoughtful touch. We will certainly be back again!

We have had an amazing 3-night weekend stay. The cottage is exceedingly well equipped and is a delight to cook in. The gardens are beautiful and immaculately maintained which made it a real pleasure to relax in, and watch the day draw to a close. A real retreat from hectic London life. We can´t wait to return to Sojourn.

We had such a wonderful time here for my partner´s birthday. Thank you so much for all the wonderful treats and for making this weekend so special. We have absolutely loved it. The cottage is simply exquisite and we will definitely be back!

Thank you so much to the owners of Sojourn for everything that you have done. Above and beyond to make this week the tonic that both of us so desperately needed. This cottage is magical, if a place could have healing properties, this would be it. We have both slept properly here for the first time in months. Thank you again, we are very much looking forward to coming back.

From the minute we opened the door, we knew it was perfect for our weekend. So many wonderful memories have been made that we will never forget. The fire, candles and the music system were all amazing, not to forget the lovely bath. We will definitely return! This place is heaven and has recharged our batteries. A romantic birthday weekend for my partner. Thank you.

We´ve stayed in a lot of cottages on Dartmoor and this is by far our favourite! Peaceful and private without feeling isolated. Beautifully decorated with everything one could need in a home away from home. So handy having the Post Office Stores, pub & restaurant in walking distance. Fabulous walks from the doorstep and Castle Drogo an easy car journey.

Such a magical cottage! Beautifully appointed and peaceful, with everything you could need. We couldn´t have asked for a more perfect few days away. There are so many incredible walks on your doorstep here as well as some fab pubs and restaurants all within easy reach. Thank you so much, a much needed retreat from London. We don´t want to leave, but will do feeling happier, healthier and more relaxed! Can´t wait to come back!

Enchanted Cottage! This is probably one of the very best cottages we have ever stayed in and the perfect choice for our mini-moon! Beautifully designed, comfortable and exquisite in every way. Wonderful meal at "The Old Inn" and excellent rib of beef from the farm shop "Oinkers!"

We have just come to the end of another fantastic weekend in Devon, the county really is most beautiful. Sojourn is a jewel, set in a charming village and surrounded by amazing walks and scenery. This has been our second stay here and Sojourn, once again, lived up to our hopes and dreams. We leave wanting more, and will return! Until next time, take care of Sojourn; relaxing, elegant, charming, cosy and delightful!

We had a lovely weekend stay at Sojourn. The cottage was beautiful and had all the amenities we could have wished for. We also had a massage arranged which was exceptional. Thank you so much.

Had the most wonderful holiday in this picture perfect cottage. Opening the gate to the garden was like going down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland to a magical place. The oh so romantic bedroom in calming colours, the snug living room and a well appointed kitchen all made for a wonderful break. From falling asleep in the garden under cosy throws, al fresco dinners by candlelight, to dancing in the kitchen made us laugh and cry with happiness at the same time. Thank you for the memories.

Our pre holiday itinerary was jam-packed with National Trust visits which would have pleased my very organised father. However, upon arriving at Sojourn I decided to fall in love with my husband all over again. Thank you, a beautiful cottage!

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cottage with us! And for the card and lovely hamper of goodies waiting for us when we arrived. We have had a lovely, relaxing few days here exploring the moor. It´s been a lovely end to our honeymoon, we are just sad to have to go home! Thanks again.

We´ve had a truly wonderful week. The cottage was even better than expected with lovely little extras that made it very special. Also such a fantastic location to explore Dartmoor - fabulous walks from the front door down to Fingle Bridge, Castle Drago and trips to Lydford Gorge. All topped off with fantastic food at the Old Inn and Gidleigh Park - who could ask for more. Thank you!

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely cottage with us. I don´t know how it could have been anymore perfect! As an Interior Designer, your touches were not lost on me and were utterly amazing! As a true anglophile, this place has fulfilled my fantasy of living in the English countryside much more than I ever thought possible. It was a truly magical, wonderful dream come true and leaving brings a tear to my eye and a tug on my heart!

Could not think of a more perfect place for our honeymoon. The cottage and location are exactly what we wanted to relax and reflect on our special day - Truly a stunning place. Thank you for a wonderful stay - we don´t want to leave!

Thank you so much for a wonderful week in Sojourn, a little piece of paradise! The bath was sublime, as was the attention to every detail - a heart´s desire! We will be back!

We had a wonderful time in Sojourn, it´s truly a lovely little cottage, beautifully decorated and furnished with a great garden too. We really did enjoy our stay, helped by the wonderful weather. Very many thanks again for a wonderful stay - the hamper was also excellent.

Sojourn is a walker´s delight, there are so many brilliant areas to explore from this lovely cottage! The River Teign is a short distance away and we even walked to the lovely National Trust property, Castle Drogo.

We had a wonderful stay at Sojourn, it was pure indulgence! We walked to the local pub and enjoyed a delicious lunch followed by a lazy afternoon in the Spa room; the copper bath is a real treat on a winter´s day, we truly relaxed and switched off for the weekend!

Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend away. We felt utterly spoiled the whole time and just loved the copper bath. You have created such a special home, in such a wonderful area. We are looking forward to our next winter getaway!

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