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Wrey Mist | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Lustleigh, Dartmoor

Bordering the pretty Dartmoor village of Lustleigh, this luxury self-catering cottage is fit for royalty - and rumour has it Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, The Queen Mother, stayed at the farm before her marriage to King George VI. Flaunting timeless tranquillity in its original cobbles, thick granite walls and neat slate roof, Wrey Mist offers a unique couples’ retreat in Devon's wild heart.

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Wrey Mist is an authentic pared-back bolthole studded within 100 private acres of Dartmoor’s wilderness near the charming villages of Lustleigh and North Bovey. Bearing the heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales above the main farmhouse door, this former stable turned luxury self-catering cottage sits amongst a delightful old farmstead with picturesque views of wooded river valleys. Snuggled in a peaceful cobbled courtyard, Wrey Mist is arranged around the distinctive central ‘pound’, a rare feature once used to hold cattle before grazing. Make cherished memories in rural Devon at this romantic couples’ retreat in the rugged dreamscape of Dartmoor National Park. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The king-size double bedroom sits on the ground floor with floor-to-ceiling windows flaunting views across the cobbled courtyard. Layered in crisp white linens, sumptuous throws and plumped pillows, couples will love nothing more than cocooning in this cosy love nest. Step into the luxury en suite shower room for steamy showers post wilderness walks, where underfloor heating ensures the toastiest of toes.  


Occupying an idyllic spot in 100 acres of grounds, a portcullis archway invites couples to lose themselves within Wrey Mist's bucolic beauty. Great British walks start immediately from the small boot room; in springtime, spot wild Dartmoor ponies grazing, run through leafy woodland and enjoy gourmet picnics in buttercup-filled meadows. In colder months, pack a map and compass and tread through magical snow-cloaked fields. Watch a winter sunrise over the soaring granite tors, casting mysterious shadows over the landscape which inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s, The Hound of the Baskervilles.  

For Relaxation

Wrey Mist is a haven for romance and relaxation. Following a blissful night’s sleep, spend refreshing mornings on the private patio with a coffee and plate of hot buttered crumpets, take a wander across the courtyard and indulge in 360 degrees of breath-taking scenery over Lustleigh Cleave. Lovebirds can spend the day hand in hand, discovering Dartmoor’s untamed beauty until the fog rolls in, when Wrey Mist will be sure to lure couples home for an evening of romantic bliss. Hunker down next to the roaring woodburner and retell the local myths fired by Dartmoor’s mystical landscape.


A well-equipped, modern kitchen forms part of the open-plan living area on the first floor, with family size fridge freezer, double oven, ceramic hob and a dishwasher. There's ample parking on the driveway. A laundry room can be found in a separate outbuilding. Please note, the property is accessed via a narrow lane.



Style: Wrey Mist is a haven of timeless tranquillity, flaunting a pared-back traditional pastoral style of sheepskin whites, character cobbled walls and knotted oak beams.

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Our Take

Property Owners Irene & Bruce say

We consider a very special part of our property to be the 100 acres of rolling Devon hills and woodland which guests are free to roam and which lead directly onto open moorland. We love the entrance to the courtyard, coming through the huge granite archway to relish the peace and tranquillity

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Unique Extras

From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Lustleigh, Devon to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

The Cleave With a network of scenic walks quite literally on the doorstep, The Cleave makes the ultimate spot to refuel; a quintessentially English thatched pub nestled in the picturesque village of Lustleigh, just short of a two mile walk from Wrey Mist. Hunker down next to the roaring log fire in winter or drink al fresco in summer months with a refreshing glass of something chilled.

Bovey Castle Golf Club For golfing enthusiasts, a visit to Bovey Castle Golf Club should be high on the agenda. Just over six miles away, Bovey Castle Golf Club offers a challenging 18-hole championship course designed by one of the finest British golf course designers of the last century. Challenging the professional and amateur alike, Bovey Castle guarantees this is a golfing experience never to be forgotten. Golf widows can be pampered in the spa or enjoy a spot of lunch in the garden (dubbed the best place for afternoon tea in Devon)!

Primrose Tea Rooms Charming and peaceful, this pretty little tea room buried in the heart of Dartmoor is just waiting to be unearthed. Serving dainty sandwiches in the centre of Lustleigh village, this pastoral-perfect lunch spot is filled to the brim with homemade cakes and sensational teas, perfect for warming the cockles following windswept moorland walks.

Romance in the Gardens 
Spend the day visiting Castle Drogo; this National Trust owned castle overlooks the Teign Gorge and boasts beautiful gardens bursting with confetti pops of colour. Enjoy romantic walks through the private castle gardens or play a game of croquet on the lawn. Ice cream fans can cool down with an award-winning ice cream from Salcombe Dairy; select your favourite flavour from Castle Drogo’s café and enjoy a tasty treat on the sun-drenched patio.  



The country cottage kitchen is complete with open-plan dining area, guaranteed to get guests whipping up culinary delights to indulge in candlelit diners for two. Lustleigh Dairy and Michael Howard Butchers and Deli provide fresh local produce to ensure guests experience the area's freshest of offerings.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your luxury self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

There’s an abundance of great eateries nearby which come highly recommended by the owners; The Horse in Moretonhampstead being the family favourite - especially in winter evenings, with its roaring fire and rustic bar. Try the White Hart or The Cleave for a traditional pub meal, or Primrose Tea Rooms for a delicious afternoon tea!

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please ask our team.

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