Three Pound Cottage

An idyllic holiday cottage in the heart of Lustleigh on Devon’s Dartmoor

Climbing Volunteers needed

 

Dartmoor Climbing

                             Nick Baron

Volunteers are invited to help clean up Chudleigh Rocks on Sunday 27th Jan.  This isn’t your usual litter pick.  Oh no.  Experienced climbers are needed to clean routes as they climb.  Non-climbers are also welcome as there will still be plenty to do at ground level.

The event is being organised by Nick Baron of Taunton Leisure – well done Nick.  You can find out more about it in this Devon story.

Dartmoor offers some fantastic climbing and bouldering and our self catering Dartmoor Holiday Cottage makes an ideal base camp.

18 Jan 19

Totnes Cinema now showing!

Totnes Cinema is back after 54 years, thanks to Jane Hughes and a whole bunch of volunteers.

Totnes's speakeasy Cinema is only 20 miles away from the Dartmoor Holiday Cottage

Totnes Cinema

However, this isn’t your usual cinematic experience.  It’s really quite different and very special, poles apart from the modern day multiplexes.

Wherever possible films are shown in classic 35mm celluloid giving a vintage charm.  The cinema itself is a relaxed, comfortable environment with a bar serving cocktails giving a “speakeasy” feel and a most enjoyable evening out.  Read all about this unique cinema in this lovely Devon Live article.

With Totnes being only 20 miles from Three Pound Cottage, make sure you plan a visit whilst staying at our Dartmoor Holiday Cottage.

07 Dec 18

Brixham Pirates steal first prize!

2018 Herald Express Tourism and Hospitality Awards

Shiver me timbers!

Swashbucklers from Brixham ran ashore in Torquay storming the Riviera Conference Centre to take the booty.  All Scally’s were present and incorrect.  Pistol shot filled the air but fear not, no-one danced the hempen and none were pillaged.  These buccaneers were not scuttling the 2018 South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards, they were just celebrating winning the award for best Tourism Event/Festival of the year – looks like some may have been 3 sheets to the wind, me hearties.

The Brixham Pirate Festival was a huge success and will take place again in 2019 on 4-6 May.  Even without the Festval, Brixham is one of our favourite days out whilst staying at our Dartmoor Holiday Cottage.

You can find out more about Brixham and other seaside towns to visit whilst holidaying at Three Pound Cottage by looking at our Coastal Towns page in our Things to Do section.

01 Dec 18

Bovey gets set for Christmas

Get that Christmas feeling by visiting Bovey Tracey’s annual Christmas Street Fayre on 1 December.  The entire main thoroughfare of this pretty market town gets packed with craft, gift, food and drink stalls as well as a festive Santa Grotto.

The Christmas event starts at 3pm and at 4pm watch the Mayor turn on of the Christmas lights.

All proceeds from the event are donated to charity, with the Wolf Pack Armed Forces Charity Bikers benefitting this year.

Bovey Tracey is just 3 miles from our Dartmoor holiday cottage and well worth a visit whilst holidaying in Lustleigh.

26 Nov 18

 

Ponies for sale!

The Miniature Pony Centre is a great family day out whilst holidaying at our Dartmoor self catering accommodation

Miniature Ponies

A cool £1.35m could get you a popular family attraction on Dartmoor.  The Miniature Pony Centre near Lustleigh is for sale and best of all, the Ponies are included in the price.  Full details are reported on Devon Live.

If you’re not in the market, it’s still a fantastic family day out on Dartmoor.  Why not plan a visit whilst holidaying at Three Pound Cottage.  It’s only 7 miles from our self-catering cottage.

01 Nov 18

Emily tops all the Tors

Emily Woodhouse trekking around Dartmoor

Emily Woodhouse, an amazing lady

Walking almost 200 miles across the Dartmoor National Park in 10 days, Emily Woodhouse has visited every Dartmoor Tor. Emily embarked upon this incredible challenge to raise money to provide Dartmoor Search & Rescue with new waterproof coats. What an amazing lady. Read all about it in the BBC news story.

During the 10 day trek, Emily camped out on Dartmoor.  Wild camping is allowed on Dartmoor, but if you feel like walking the tors on your next Devon holiday, we recommend staying at Three Pound Cottage, our Dartmoor holiday home.

29 Sep 18

Lustleigh Society publishes book

 This SepA book on Lustleigh, Dartmoortember saw the launch of a new book “Lustleigh, a Dartmoor Village in Focus” published by the Lustleigh Society.

 The book covers the history of this chocolate box village from Celtic times, through the ages to today incorporating numerous photographs.

 The photographs were mainly sourced from the Lustleigh Community Archive – always worth paying a visit whilst staying at our Dartmoor Holiday Cottage.

7 Sep 18

 

4th Prettiest Street in Devon

 

Wreyland nearby this dartmoor holiday cottage in lustleigh

Wreyland, Lustleigh

Devon Life have compiled the 11 prettiest Devon streets to walk down.  Guess what, Wreyland Path in Lustleigh is number 4.

 

Beaten by only Clovelly High Street, Salcombe’s Cliff Road and Cockington Lane, Lustleigh is in excellent company and makes Wreyland path the prettiest street in Dartmoor.

Take a look at the full Devon Life List.

Make sure that you take a walk along Wreyland Path whilst staying at Three Pound Cottage – walking to Wreyland is our number 1 Dartmoor Holiday must do’s and our Dartmoor Holiday Cottage is right at the start of the path.

31 Aug 18

Holiday home owners get married

Dartmoor Holiday Cottage owners getting married whilst holidaying in Lustleigh

The Happy Couple

 

The owners of Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor Holiday Home, finally tied the knot whilst holidaying in Lustleigh.  When asked why they chose Dartmoor as the venue, Michaela said “it was the obvious choice following Brian’s proposal at the top of Haytor and where better to honeymoon than in Lustleigh at our Dartmoor Holiday Cottage.”

 

Michaela and Brian had a relaxed informal ceremony and wedding breakfast at Gidleigh Park.  The evening’s celebrations were rounded off with drinks at their favourite pub, the Cleave in Lustleigh.

22 Aug 18