Things to do

  • Family Friendly

    Holwell is a place where all the family can have a fun and relaxing time. There are so many natural pursuits to enjoy that don't cost any more money and are not "manufactured fun". As well as "letterboxing" on the nearby tors there are lots of foals being born from May to July.
    Lots of exploring to do on this ancient farmstead, trees to climb, brooks to splash around in and a host of flora and fauna to wonder at. We always keep a good stock of DVD's at the cottages for families to borrow. We have several really good family friendly pubs and cafe's within walking and short driving distance.
    You always know that your children will sleep well at Holwell because the air is so pure and they will be so exhausted from their hikes etc. familes welcome animals family pubs and cafe's

  • Bring your Dog on Holiday

    We welcome Dogs of all shapes and sizes at Holwell. There are plenty of wonderful walks, sights and smells to keep them happy. We also provide dog towels, dog beds and dog bowls.
    We do suggest guests keep their dogs confined to leads when walking in the yard area where there are numerous chickens, ducks and geese, but once in our fields with no stock in and green lanes they are welcome to be off the leads.
    Holwell is "Doggie Heaven". dogs welcome pet food great walking

  • Fly Fishing on Dartmoor

    One of the activities that is available all year round on Dartmoor is fly fishing. You can choose from the tributaries of the River Dart on the high moor where the water first rises to the wider reaches down near Totnes. The best time of year for fishing on the moor is from May to September for Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon. Alternatively, you can travel to the nearby trout lakes for rainbow trout; there is an excellent one at the Tavistock Troutery about half an hour's drive away and great for adults and children. You can hire equipment at The Troutery too. fly fishing troutery all year round

  • Wildlife on Dartmoor

    Holwell is home to a varied and rich wildlife. Flora and fauna greet you at every turn. This is a special place which has been allowed to be reclaimed by nature over the generations in many areas of the estate. One of the largest mires on Dartmoor is where you will hear Curlew and Snipe. Higher up the valley there are Woodcock and breeding Lapwing. natural beauty largest mire on dartmoor

  • Walking on Dartmoor

    On Dartmoor there is really something for everyone. Gentle strolls along easily navigated paths combine with more ambitious hiking routes which will keep you going for up to a day at a time. The Dartmoor National Park offers a really great Guided Walk service and we can arrange for a Park Ranger to take you for walks in advance of your stay. This is one of the best ways of getting the most from your walk with wildlife and historical information being relayed at the same time as enjoying the scenery. strolls or hikes huge areas national park

  • Cycling on Dartmoor

    Certainly a “greener” approach to getting about on your visit to Dartmoor. We can hire in cycles for the whole family that are here for your arrival and duration of stay. We would need to know details of those requiring cycles in advance of your stay so we can get the right size and type to best suit. great views hire cycles family fun