Hatchwell Hall & Lodge

Newton Abbot, Devon

A 14th-century Devon longhouse, sleeps 10, and a bijoux barn bolthole for 2 in a fascinating corner of Dartmoor with marvellous views


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12


Cluster your entire flock for a get-together down winding lanes and rugged moorland roads (mind the sheep and ponies) with sweeping views across the moor. You’ll be entirely comfortable in this Devon longhouse with 14th-century roots and a converted barn next door (great for extra guests, but which still feels private enough for a couple wanting to be alone). Adventures start from the door: the Two Moors Way runs behind the house and you’ll find plenty of guides and maps inside; history buffs will be engrossed in a bronze age settlement down the road; you can pony trek, canoe or play golf. Return to squishy sofas, roaring wood-burners, pretty fabrics at deep windows, freshly cut flowers from the garden, antique furniture and (well tucked away) flat screen TVs. Both have sleek modern kitchens with all the gear you need, spacious bedrooms with country florals and ginghams, bags of character and, in the big house, a dear little children’s room. It’s a generous place – with plenty of logs on the house, a chest of toys, croquet and an honesty shed for emergency supplies. Not for urbanites, although you can get a phone signal!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £64
Weekly price
from £450
1 House for 2
From £641 bedroom
1 House for 10
From £1435 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Isabelle Cramer-Coghill

  • Shilstone Rocks Pony Trekking, award winning breeders of Dartmoor Ponies, have glorious rides across springy turf, through craggy granite tors, splashing through streams; ponies skylarks and languid hunting buzzards soar above as your only companions.
  • Fancy a game of golf, afternoon tea as lord of the Manor, a spa afternoon, swim in the warm indoor pool with stunning moorland views, followed by glorious tea in the most stunning cathedral like hall or cosy library and bar in glorious Bovey Castle.
  • A glut of National Trust Houses for history & architecture lovers all close Lychen's, Drogo Castle, last castle built, Agatha Christie's Greenaway on the river Dart, Lanhydrock, upstairs, downstairs, Dunster Castle, La Rhonde, Killerton, Saltrum.
  • Garden lovers can explore Eden Project, RHS Rosemoor garden, The Garden House, Hestercombe, Bicton Park, Mystic Garden's sculpture followed by a delicious meal in characterful Country pubs, by a roaring fire all washed down by a Dartmoor Jail Ale.
  • Family Fun at Pennywell Farm, award winning farm, Miniature Pony Centre, beaches & coastal paths abound, secluded coves like Babbacombe; wide white sand family fun beaches like Dawlish & Teignmouth,Torquay, beautiful quiet Slapton Sands, Blackpool sands.
  • Shopping in market towns like Ashburton, Bovey Tracy; farmers' market in Widecombe. Ashburton and Cihagford, famous for its eclectic collection of antique shops, cafes, tea shops, wine bars. Pubs or the cities of Plymouth & Exeter, museums to movies.