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Heathercombe Family Holiday Weeks

During the Summer Holiday Weeks we are now offering new and unique Self-catering opportunities for Family and Friends groups to enjoy the beauty of Dartmoor at High Heathercombe. High Heathercombe Centre is set in a beautiful woodland valley high in the Dartmoor National Park. Adjoining the open moor, the centre has stunning views and is perfectly situated for walking, resting, star gazing and enjoying the wild beauty of the moors in summer. Children of all ages very welcome. Gather your family and friends to enjoy a memorable and nourishing holiday in the tranquility of the Heathercombe estate.

Accommodation and Facilities-

High Heathercombe Centre can accommodate groups of up to 25 people in six bunk bedrooms with camping lawns available if you want to enjoy the great outdoors. There is a large, comfortable sitting room and dining-room area with an open fireplace. Adjacent to the main group room is a well-equipped kitchen. There are 3 self contained shower cubicles in the main wash room, and a fully accessible separate wet room with baby changing facilities.

Separate from the main building is the Forest Room, which is a large, versatile recreational/workshop space with an efficient wood-burning stove. We supply all bedding and towels at the centre. Wifi is available. In the centre grounds there is a large outdoor fire pit with wood supplied and a good sized BBQ. We have a full size table tennis table in the Forest Room space and a selection of outdoor games. There is a washing machine and tumble drier for visitors to use.


Creative Craft Sessions-

We can offer  bespoke craft sessions to family groups by prior arrangement, including felt making, Paper making and willow lanterns. These sessions are suitable for children and adults over 5 years.

Heathercombe Gardens and Woodland-

The Heathercombe estate is run by the Claude and Margaret Pike Woodlands Trust, a registered charity, whose purpose is to conserve the special environment of Heathercombe. This includes woodland gardens, an arboretum, South Heathercombe and extensive forestry plantations. The woodland and cottage gardens extend over 30 acres and include hundreds of well-labelled specimen trees and shrubs, including 100 varieties of rhododendron, and over 1½ miles of woodland walks and paths. In recent years the gardens have been extended and now include the cottage garden, orchard and wild flower meadow.

Open by arrangement, for more information contact-

John and Svetlana Pike
Heathercombe North
Newton Abbot
TQ13 9XE

By phone on 01626-354404 or 01647-221222
By e-mail to

Local Attractions-

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Hameldown, Hound Tor, Bonehill rocks and Grimspound are all within walking distance of the centre. We are 6 miles from Haytor and the visitor centre there



Shilstone Rocks Stables

Dartmoor Riding and Treking


Places to eat-

The Rugglestone Inn- Widecombe

The Old Inn- Widecombe

Ullacombe Farm Cafe- near Bovey Tracey


Swimming and Spas-

Moretonhampstead Open Air Pool

Ilsington House Hotel Spa and Pool

Bovey Castle Spa and Pool

Spitchwick is a favourite place for wild swimming on the moors


Other Places of Interest-

Minature Pony Centre

Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre

Becky Falls- Manaton

Wistmans Wood


Local Towns to Visit-


Bovey Tracey



and further afield- Totnes


Availability, Pricing and Booking-

Available Dates-


WEEK 1   SATURDAY 22nd- SATURDAY 29th JULY - Booked


WEEK 2   SATURDAY 29th JULY- SATURDAY 5th AUGUST - Still Available


WEEK 3   SATURDAY 12th- SATURDAY 19th AUGUST - Still Available






£ 1250 PER WEEK


Arrival- Saturday after 3pm  

Departure- the following Saturday by 10am

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For bookings and more information contact Mel at- or 07791 601737

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