Surrounded by high moor, yet just 20mins from the A38, Wydemeet offers spacious, light-drenched, luxurious rooms; exquisite fresh breakfast, peace, seclusion and comfort. All you will hear is the trickling of the river, and a neigh from the wild ponies just outside the gate!
Sumptuous, elegant, and stylish, just refurbished by local interior designers 'Artists and Artisans', no expense spared, all creams and golds, our look is described as 'Jane Austen Romantic'.
Spacious double-aspect room with the 'WOW!' factor! Indulge! Flooded with sunshine in the mornings, all new huge mahogany six foot Super King bed with deep medium/firm 3000 pocket sprung mattress, electric blanket, thick crumply duvet and luscious pillows, luxurious throw and cushions - you won't want to climb out in the morning!
Breath-taking views of garden, moorland, trees and fields beyond.
Large en suite bathroom looking out across the garden to our horses' pasture full of wild flowers.
Egyptian cotton bed linen; thick, soft, fluffy, warm towels and bath robes, heavy curtains, window-seats and luxurious deep-pile carpet. Antique furniture, original oils, period fireplace, large Freesat TV, free Wifi.
Proper ground coffee, fresh milk, variety of teas, spring water, The White Company 'flower', gold rimmed porcelain etc
The sun beams into the bathroom in the mornings, or enjoy a romantic candle-lit evening soak in the enormous bath built for two. You'll also find a separate shower, bidet and period fireplace.
Retire, and wake up to total peace and silence - just the natural sounds of the countryside.
We offer a luxurious home from home - you are our VIP guest. We love having people to stay, and enjoy your company.
Wydemeet is furnished for family and friends to relax in, offering sumptuous, elegant, indulgent, cosy comfort in a 'Jane Austen Romantic' style which is in complete sympathy with the architecture, location and mood of the house.
High in the centre of the moor, Wydemeet is a family home, surrounded by wilderness, animals, and a certain amount of mud.
We aim to provide the sort of friendly, warm, relaxed atmosphere of a top country house hotel, where nothing is too much trouble, but we're a lot cheaper and hope to be a bit less formal - more private and personal.
Because our policy is to have just a few guests staying at any one time, we are able to be almost entirely flexible according to your individual needs and timetables. Check in and check out times are relaxed. Come down for breakfast at 11 o'clock in your pyjamas if you like! Otherwise we serve breakfast anytime from 9.00am.
Feel free to wander around all day. Pop your champagne in our fridge and your wet clothes on the Aga - or we will wash them for you. Lie back in the hot tub, wander around the large garden, or investigate our six acre field full of wild flowers.
Our intention is to offer you the happiest, most indulgent, romantic and memorable experience. We are at your service 24/7, and you are the focus of our attention.
But what's really special about Wydemeet is its location. There is nothing else like it. So beautiful, so hidden, so wild, so silent, so unspoiled, so magical. Of all Dartmoor, even the locals choose our spot to celebrate their important occasions!
We very much look forward to greeting you with a well-earned complimentary cup of tea and piece of cake, or a glass of wine, after your stunning journey to us across wildest Dartmoor!
Included is a scrumptious Aga-cooked substantial breakfast of best quality local produce, prepared to order in the elegant dining room.
Local bacon, sausages, eggs from next door cooked to order however you choose, porridge, fresh fruit salad, and home-made jam and marmalade, artisan bread and warm croissants, smoked salmon, or anything else you can think of. Fresh orange juice complete with bits.
The house is furnished throughout with deep pile carpets, heavy curtains, squashy sofas, original paintings, photographs, old rugs and antiques. Your mobile phone will work if you join Panda and Vegas, our well mannered horses, in their large field. Or else feel free to use our landline.
We love dogs and children but we have conditions. Dogs stay in the main downstairs hall of the house with our little chap - Twiglet. And children should be happy to sit calmly for breakfast with the grown-ups, on light-coloured upholstered chairs, at a polished mahogany dining room table, without spilling.
The house was built 100 years ago in central nothingness, near the confluence of the Swincombe and West Dart, as a luxurious fishing lodge.
Escape from the real world - walking, riding, cycling, fishing, wild swimming, climbing, kayaking, bird-watching, are all on the doorstep of our luxury B&B. There are even two golf courses built into the moorland itself, less than 20 minutes away!
For the less mobile, amazingly there is a smooth path suitable for old-fashioned prams, wheelchairs and walking sticks, possibly even zimmer frames, that takes you nearly two miles along the bank of the River Swincombe through total wilderness, not a soul in sight!
Return to relax and unwind on a sun lounger in our oh-so-private garden, or simply lie back in our jacuzzi watching the stars, as birds and bats circle in the branches of the trees above by the light of the moon, in the height of summer, or surrounded by snow! We think we're the only B&B on high Dartmoor that's got its own outdoor hot tub!
The best food on Dartmoor, cosy pubs and cream teas are a just a short walk away.
Until recently Wydemeet was lived in by a famous polar explorer, and there are still various Arctic artifacts dotted about. Situated on a dead-end lane leading to nowhere (well actually ending in a traditional Duchy hill farm complete with ponies, chickens, cows and sawmill), there is nothing here to disturb you or wake you up, save the neighing of the ponies on the moor outside the gate. Our back garden comprises all Dartmoor, ponies, sheep and belted galloways, buzzards, herons, kingfishers in the sky, trout and salmon waiting to be fished in the river.
It's all rather like a mini-Scotland, but drier, warmer and sunnier with fewer midges, and considerably closer to civilisation!
The house sits in the centre of 365 sq miles of the Dartmoor National Park, surrounded by footpaths and bridleways. Four sets of ancient stepping stones across the Rivers Swincombe and Dart lie within half a mile.
An hour's walk, and you will find yourself in the eerie village of Princetown and its famous prison. To the south is Fox Tor Mire, better known as 'Grippen Mire' in The Hound of the Baskervilles, when a man drowned in it.
A gentle twenty-minute stroll takes you to the fabulous Forest Inn at the end of our lane, forty-five minutes across fields and moorland and you can enjoy the ultimate lunch at Prince Hall Hotel, perfect cooking in a gorgeous and very friendly ambiance.
Or try "The Wydemeet Challenge" - ten miles across every kind of terrain as the crow flies to the Warren House Inn - the second highest pub in England! We will come and collect you by car if you get stuck!
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