Three Pound Cottage

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

Holiday Cottage closes 2 more weeks

Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor Holiday Home, will now be closed until the end of April.  Owner Michaela explained “even though travel restrictions have not yet been extended past the 12th April, it just feels like the right thing to do, to help protect both our guests and the Dartmoor community”.  Of course all bookings during this period have been fully refunded under the “Book Dartmoor with Confidence” promise.

08 Apr 20

Dartmoor holiday cottage in lockdown

Dartmoor holiday cottage closed duirng UL lockdown

I can’t wait to get to Dartmoor!

Tonight Boris Johnson announced a 3 week lockdown to slow down the spread of Coronavirus.  The Prime Minister advised that people can leave their homes only for:

  • Shopping;
  • One form of exercise per day;
  • Medical reasons or to provide care to a vulnerable person;
  • Travel to work if necessary.

In accordance with the lockdown, Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor holiday home will not be available for any Dartmoor Holidays during the next three weeks.

23 Mar 20

Book Dartmoor with confidence

Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor holiday home is the perfect retreat with Dartmoor on the doorstep

365 square miles of open adventure

With 365 square miles of outstanding beautiful moorland on your doorstep some would argue that the Dartmoor holiday home, Three Pound Cottage is the perfect get away in these uncertain times.  However, owners Michaela and Brian have responded to the Coronavirus scare by giving guests confidence with increased flexibility.

Michaela explained “in these uncertain times, guests are rightly concerned whether they’ll be able to travel and enjoy their self catering holiday on Dartmoor.  Whilst most travel companies are offering free amendments, we feel it’s only right to go the extra mile.

Three Pound Cottage the Self Catering Dartmoor Holiday Rental is offering full refunds due to travel uncertainty because of Coronavirus

Book with confidence

To help our guests, we’ve decided to give much greater flexibility on their bookings whilst the threat of Coronavirus continues.  If any of our guests are unable to make their stay at our Dartmoor holiday home, whether it’s because of travel bans, border closures or because they’d rather not be away from home, we will offer the choice of either a full refund(*) or using that money as a credit towards a future stay in 2020 or 2021.”

Why not book your Dartmoor holiday with confidence.

(*) excludes any third party transaction charges.


15 Mar 20

Number 8, Best in the South West

Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor Holiday Home is a perfect base camp to explore Devon including Number Eight the best restaurant in the South West

Number Eight, best in the south west

Just two years ago Joshua Jones and Chloe Wilks opened Number 8 in Bideford to share their passion for food.  All Joshua’s food is freshly prepared using local produce and served in a relaxed atmosphere.

During the course of the last two years Joshua and Chloe have acquired 220 “excellent” reviews on TripAdvisor.  This is no mean feat but their crowning glory must be winning the “Best restaurant in the South West” award this year.

Why not book a table whilst staying at Three Pound Cottage.  Our Dartmoor Holiday Home is the perfect base camp to explore all that Dartmoor and Devon have to offer, including a visit to Number 8.

16 Feb 2020


“Ever Present” Local

Members of the Ever Presents, dartmoor holiday cottage

The members of the “Ever Present

One of Lustleigh’s locals, Mike Peace, is a member of an exclusive group known as the “Ever Presents”.  This select group has only 10 members from across the country, all of whom have completed every London Marathon – 39 so far!  All 10 are preparing for the 40th Marathon and attended the launch at Tower Bridge.  They were presented with Spirit of the London Marathon Medals and well deserved too.  Although covered by ITV, the South Wales Argus has a far better article if you’d like to read more.


Hats off to Mike, we wish him the best of luck for the 26th April.

08 Feb 20

2020 is the year to visit Devon

Plynouth commemorating 400 year anniversary of the Mayflower

Plymouth Barbican

Devon 24/7 have produced a great article explaining why 2020 is the year to visit Devon.  As if the warm climate, Dartmoor, 2 dramatic coastlines with award winning beaches, clotted cream and cider wasn’t enough.  There’s an extensive array of food festivals, regattas, sailing events plus 2020 is the 400 year anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers setting sail on the Mayflower to discover America.  Both Plymouth and Dartmouth will be marking the occasion with week long celebrations at the back end of the summer.   And if that’s not enough, Plymouth will again be hosting the British Firework Championships in mid August.

If visiting Devon make sure to stay at Three Pound Cottage, the best self catering holiday cottage on Dartmoor.

26 Jan 20


4th Prettiest Street in Devon, again!

the pathway past the dartmoor holiday rental Three Pound Cottage in Lustleigh is the 4th prettiest street in Devon

4th prettiest street in Devon

Devon Life magazine have again named the path to Wreyland, which starts from Three Pound Cottage, as the 4 prettiest street in Devon.  No surprise to find Clovelly high street is top of the list again although some would argue that having to pay to walk down the street puts it a league of its own.

We were thrilled to see this article, not because it makes Wreyland Path the prettiest street on Dartmoor, we knew that already.  It was seeing our Dartmoor holiday home in the photograph.

15 Jan 20

100 Years of Who Dunnit!

Agatha Christie, Devon's most famous author, wrote her first novel on Dartmoor nearby Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor self catering holiday home

Devon’s most famous author, Agatha Christie, wrote 88 novels and 19 plays!

2020 brings the 100th year anniversary of Agatha Christie’s first novel “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” which she wrote whilst staying on Dartmoor at Haytor, not too far from our Dartmoor Holiday Home, Three Pound Cottage.

Devon’s most famous novelist wrote 82 detective novels and 19 plays including the Mousetrap.  She also wrote 6 romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.  You probably knew that already, but did you know she was one of Britain’s first “stand up” surfers in 1922 at Waikiki in Honolulu?  I didn’t until I read this fantastic article about Agatha Christie with some amazing old photo’s.

Make sure you visit Torquay and see some of her childhood haunts for yourself whilst staying at Three Pound Cottage, the self catering holiday home from home.

12 Jan 20

Apples Galore!

If you had been in Lustleigh on the 4th you would be excused for thinking there was a raucous shindig going on.  It may have seemed like it but instead it was the critically important custom of Wassailing the village’s Orchard.

Beltane Border Morris performing at Torbryan near the Dartmoor Holiday Cottage

Beltane Border Morris

What’s Wassailing?  Wassailing is the ancient custom of scaring away evil spirits and waking up the apple trees to ensure a good crop, particularly for cider making!  It generally takes place on twelfth night and involves singing, dancing, merriment and drinking, it’s like the circle of life.

The Wassailers were the excellent Beltane Border Morris, seeing them perform is one of our top ten things to do whilst staying at our self-catering Dartmoor holiday home, Three Pound Cottage.

10 Jan 20

Santa brings Sofas

Merry Christmas at Three Pound Cottage the Dartmoor self catering holiday rental

A Cosy Cottage Christmas

Well it’s Christmas at Three Pound Cottage, and look what Santa delivered… brand new Sofas – this Dartmoor Holiday Home must have been a very good cottage this year!

New sofas arrive at Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor Holiday Cottage in Lustleigh Devon

New Sofas

Michaela and Brian were thrilled “Santa must have spent months, with several site surveys, to find just the right sofa’s for this gorgeous quaint holiday cottage, particularly because the cosy wood burner meant he had to use the front door instead of the chimney!”

The new sofa’s are a different style so Michaela is looking forward to shopping for new cushions and throws to bring it all together.

26 Dec 19