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Below are a selection of features in which The Secret Holt has appeared. If you require any additional information on the property with a view to featuring in an editorial capacity, please contact Francesca Reed on +44 (0)1637 882049 or complete an image bank request

Retreat to Tolkien´s Family Home

Retreat to Tolkien´s Family Home

Surrounded by moorland and in the grounds of a property where J.R.R Tolkien’s family once lived, The Secret Holt in Dartmoor is a magical woodland cabin that will fill your imagination with hobbits, elves and enchanting creatures.

A Unique Celebration

A Unique Celebration

This autumn, Unique Home Stays celebrated 15 years of providing exclusive, luxury accommodation to discerning travellers from the UK and beyond.

10 Cosy Cottages For a Winter Break

10 Cosy Cottages For a Winter Break

Unique Home Stays round up some of the cosiest homestays tucked away in absurdly beautiful locations across the country. Think crackling fires, squishy sofas and cupboards chock-full of goodies including well-thumbed reads and old fashioned board games.

Warm Me Up

Warm Me Up

Autumn days and evenings, although beautiful, are not quite as warm. Here is a selection of the best outdoor garden rooms and how you can create your own.

A Bohemian Revival

A Bohemian Revival

We´ve collated a collection of our most boho-chic homes to inspire your inner wanderer, adventurer, vagabond or gypsetter. Let us take you a luxury Bohemian adventure you won’t ever want to leave.

Food In Devon

Food In Devon

Dwarfed by soaring pine trees, The Secret Holt is a converted photographer’s wooden cabin in the grounds of The Shotts, a property once owned by J.R.K. Tolkein.

This Secret Cabin is Truly Magical on the Inside

This Secret Cabin is Truly Magical on the Inside

Off the beaten track, shrouded in magical mystery among the pines in Dartmoor sits the Secret Holt. English writer, poet and philologist JRR Tolkien lived with his family in this wonderful area; the scenery which inspired him when writing the Hobbit.

Family Holidays Spent Relaxing in the UK

Family Holidays Spent Relaxing in the UK

Woodburners and fireplaces undoubtedly enhance the character and ambiance of a self-catering property in the UK, these are some of the finest...

Easter

Easter

Easter is a time to escape, spend time with the family, traverse the rolling hills in the beautiful gardens of England and escape to a glorious Unique Home Stays property! Here at Tribe we´ve picked the cream of a very impressive crop where you could spend your Easter holidays this year.

The Secret Holt

The Secret Holt

A small, rustic cabin down a country road in Haytor, Devon offers a luxurious retreat to truly make the most of Dartmoor’s rugged romance.

Love Affair

Love Affair

Looking for a Valentine´s Day getaway? Sarah Pitt talks to Gemma Roberts about how she created a romantic interior for her Dartmoor log Cabin, The Secret Holt now available to rent through Unique Home Stays.

Top Five UK Winter Warmers

Top Five UK Winter Warmers

Pep yourself up this winter with a magical stay at The Secret Holt and a crisp country walk on Dartmoor, followed by a delicious hot toddy enjoyed by a roaring fire. Bobble hats at the ready!

Christmas Escapes

Christmas Escapes

Whether you are seeking a country manor for a large gathering or a romantic bolthole for two in Dartmoor, we´ve picked some of the best places to celebrate this festive season.

Snowed in at the Secret Holt in Devon

Snowed in at the Secret Holt in Devon

Boden showcases Family Traveller Magazine´s Top Snowy Holiday Destinations including The Secret Holt in Devon.

The shed that was transformed into a fairy tale

The shed that was transformed into a fairy tale

At first glance, this is just a small shed in the middle of the forest in Devon, but the owners have finished the interiors and exteriors to such a high standard, that it has been voted among the top 50 best English cottages by The Sunday Times!

Home or Away?

Home or Away?

Whether you are looking for adventure, something quirky or a romantic cottage off the beaten track there are endless options for honeymooners.

Cool and Quirky Places for a Self-Catering Break

Cool and Quirky Places for a Self-Catering Break

Self-catering holidays are great if you like cooking with new ingredients and eating in a different restaurant every night. We´ve tracked down the South West´s coolest bases for your next gourmet getaway...

Cool Cottages...Alpine Style

Cool Cottages...Alpine Style

A woodland cabin for two near Haytor Vale, the Secret Holt is full of quirky details, and the skylight above the bed means you can stargaze from your pillow...

The Ultimate Getaway for Hobbit Fans

The Ultimate Getaway for Hobbit Fans

Inside the Secret Holt alpine cottage with links to J.R.R Tolkien tucked away in Devon...

The Magical Secret Holt

The Magical Secret Holt

The Magical Secret Holt, The owl hoots, whispering trees and the stars viewed through the bedroom skylight took us back to a time when life was simple and we enjoyed wild camping, yet the mod cons and home comforts made us not want to leave the blissful sanctuary...

Three of the Best Cosy Cottages

Three of the Best Cosy Cottages

Marry Dartmoor´s rugged beauty with the knowledge that JRR Tolkien´s family lived in the main house back along the lane, and you´d be forgiven for spotting hobbits in the surrounding woodland close to this cosy cottage!

Best British Holiday Houses

Best British Holiday Houses

The Secret Holt in Dartmoor is an enchanting Dartmoor cabin in the middle of the woods, surrounded in spring by a sea of bluebells. Sheepskin throws over comfortable armchairs and a slightly battered leather sofa....

Dream Devon Home-A Secret Retreat

Dream Devon Home-A Secret Retreat

Owner Gemma Roberts has transformed this two-bedroom wooden chalet into an alpine-style retreat in Devon for guests – a perfect bolt-hole from which to explore the magnificent surroundings. J R R Tolkien´s family lived at the main house nearby.

A Romantic Hideout In The Woods

A Romantic Hideout In The Woods

With goat bells, reindeer skins here and there, and a carved 150 year old door from India; this unique woodland cottage in the Devon exudes charm from every aspect

Top Ten Holiday Houses in the South West

Top Ten Holiday Houses in the South West

Let’s start with your very own house on a tiny island in the middle of the sea, could there be a more romantic location in Cornwall? Reached by a private suspension bridge, raise the flag to signal your arrival at The House in the Sea...

A Romantic Cottage

A Romantic Cottage

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I’m feeling the romance in this cottage. Located in Haytor, Devon, United Kingdom, this romantic cottage, called “The Secret Holt” is so special that was chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the “50 Best Cottages”.

There´s a Secret in the Forest...

There´s a Secret in the Forest...

A short distance from most beaten paths are those most mysterious. One of them leads to a unique hut in the woods - The Secret Holt in Devon.

Top 10 Quirky Honeymoon Hotspots

Top 10 Quirky Honeymoon Hotspots

Top 10 Quirky Honeymoon Hotspots. A woodland retreat surrounded by towering pines and bubbling streams – country locations don’t come much more romantic than The Secret Holt in Devon...

Britain´s 50 Best Cottages, Beach Houses, and Rural Retreats

Britain´s 50 Best Cottages, Beach Houses, and Rural Retreats

Whether it´s a cosy break for two, or a large family gathering, Liz Bird finds the best cottages, beach houses and rural retreats to rent

Dream Destinations for Body, Mind and Soul

Dream Destinations for Body, Mind and Soul

Three of the best luxury great British boltholes for two...

Sleeping in the Shire

Sleeping in the Shire

There is something magical about The Secret Holt, a small wooden cabin on the edge of dramatic Dartmoor. JRR Tolkien’s family once lived in the main house and this tiny cottage has a certain touch of The Hobbit...

A Magical Christmas or a Stylish New Year?

A Magical Christmas or a Stylish New Year?

Why not take a break from the norm this Christmas season, and whisk the family away to a beautiful private home for a magical yuletide experience they´ll never forget?

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