Dartmoor is a beautiful moorland in south Devon with wooded valleys and fast flowing rivers. It is known for its towering granite tors and some strange myths and legends. Holidaycottages.co.uk offers individually inspected self-catering holiday cottages in Dartmoor and across the UK. Choose a great value holiday cottage in a charming rural retreat or in a stunning seaside location. If you're seeking a few days off with the family in Dartmoor or simply in need of a weekend or getaway, Holidaycottages.co.uk will have something for you. Online bookings are the cheapest for Dartmoor holiday cottages.
Dartmoor is known for its beautiful landscapes, wooded valleys and fast flowing rivers. It is a windswept moorland in South Devon with towering granite tors - these are hills topped with rounded outcrops of rock. Dartmoor is also known for its myths and legends, and is reputedly the haunt of pixies and a mysterious pack of 'spectral hounds'. The story of the hounds inspired Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote The Hound of the Baskervilles. There is also the 'Beast of Dartmoor', a supposed big cat. A story that emerged in recent decades is the 'hairy hands', that are said to worry motorists on the B3212 near Two Bridges. Dartmoor has some fascinating historical sights to see, including prehistoric standing stones, stone circles and cairns.