Three Pound Cottage

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

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Three Pound Cottage, the Self Catering Holiday Accomodation on Dartmoor

Merry Christmas

Brian and Michaela wish all their guests, past, present and future, a very

Merry Christmas

Joyeux noël

Fröhliche Weihnachten

 and a happy new year full of joy, and possibly a holiday at Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor holiday home.

24 Dec 19

Get on your bike!

The Wray Valley Trail between Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead going through Lustleigh close by Three Pound Cottage the self catering dartmoor holiday rental

Wray Valley Trail

Friday the 20th December saw an early present for cycle enthusiasts, the final 4km section of the Wray Valley Trail between Lustleigh and Wray Barton was finally completed and opened.

The 11km Wray Valley Trail is a multi-use off road path linking Bovey Tracey, Lustleigh and Moretonhampstead to give easier access to the beauty of the Wray Valley.   The route largely follows the disused railway line between Newton Abbot and Moretonhampstead which was closed in 1964 after almost 100 years of service.

Bridge being lifted into place for the Wray Valley Trail joining Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead through Lustleigh close to Three Pound Cottage the self catering dartmoor holiday accommodation

Trail Bridge

The construction of the Trail required the installation of two 25 metre long steel bridges to replace old railway bridges crossing the main road.

Don’t worry, if you’re not a cyclist, this community path is for walkers and equestrians as well.  Why not take a stroll along the Trail whilst holidaying at Three Pound Cottage, our self-catering cottage is perfectly placed to explore the beautiful Wray Valley.

22 Dec 19




The Secret’s Out

Hot on the heels of The Telegraph newspaper listing Lustleigh as one of the best villages in England,

Lustleigh May Day

May Day celebrations in Lustleigh

Devon Live has compiled a list of 18 Devon towns & villages so beautiful that not only would you want to live there, but you’d want to move there instantly!

Guess which one is top of the list – Lustleigh.  That will come as no surprise to anyone who has enjoyed a Dartmoor holiday staying at our self catering holiday home, Three Pound Cottage.

It’s not just the beauty of Lustleigh that keeps our guests coming back year after year.  No, it’s more than that.  It’s the warm welcoming good hearted community and the fantastic food served in both the village pub and the village tea room.  Of course, we believe the holiday cottage itself plays it own important part also.

16 Nov 19

Devon Spooks and Strange ‘appenings

Happy Halloween at Three Pound Cottage the Self Catering Dartmoor Holiday Home


Devon is not only famous for cream teas, cider, sunshine and beaches. It is also steeped in folklore, strange ‘appenings and spooky tales.  If you don’t believe us, check out this article listing the 41 most haunted places in Devon.

Needless to say, Dartmoor features greatly with the usual suspects of Kitty Jay, Hound Tor, hairy hands and Wistman’s wood amongst other lesser known Dartmoor Legends.  It was a surprise, however, to see one of Brian’s younger haunts, The Church House Inn at Torbryan is the most haunted pub in the South West (he reckons he often saw the ghostly monk after his third pint of Bishops Tipple)

Rest assured, your sleep will not be disturbed by spooky shenanigans whilst staying at our Dartmoor Holiday Cottage – or will it?

31 Oct 19

Prince William to visit Devon

Prince William visits Chudleigh 8 miles from our Dartmoor Holiday Rental

Duke of Cambridge visits Devon

His Royal Highness Prince William will be visiting Chudleigh on Emergency Services Day.  That’s this Monday!

He will be given a guided tour of Harcombe House, which is only 10 miles from our self catering holiday cottage.

Owned by the Firefighter’s Charity, Harcombe House is run as a centre to support past and present members of the UK fire service community who are suffering from mental health, physical health or social wellbeing issues.

06 Sep 19

Lustleigh Cleave – best walk in Devon!

The expansive views from Hunter's is within walking distance from this self catering holiday rental in Lustleigh

Hunter’s Tor gives fantastic views

Its official, the walk around Lustleigh Cleave is one of the best walks in Devon.

Devon Life’s article details the 4 mile circular walk as well as giving credit to Lustleigh’s idyllic Tea Room and excellent Pub.  It’s an amazing walk combining expansive views of stunning scenery with riverside and woodland – no wonder it’s number 2 on our list of holiday must do’s when staying at Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor Holiday Home.  Best of all, you can walk straight from the holiday cottage’s front door and finish in the village pub.

For other great walks in the area check out the walking page in our things to do section.

01 Aug 19


Pied Flycatchers at Lydford Gorge!

Rare Pied Flycatchers breeding at Lydford Gorge just 27 miles from Three Pound Cottage the self catering Dartmoor Holiday Rental

Rare Pied Flycatchers

As well as seeing the 30m waterfall when you visit Lydford Gorge, you may be lucky enough to spot a Pied Flycatcher.

Thanks to National Trust Rangers and Volunteers, 2 pairs of these rare birds are now breeding at Lydford Gorge.

Lydford Gorge is only 27 miles from Three Pound Cottage so why not plan a visit whilst staying at our Dartmoor Holiday Home.  Our self catering cottage is ideally situated for exploring all Dartmoor has to offer, and further afield.

19 Jul 19

Beltane Return to Lustleigh

Beltane Border Morris are a must see when staying at our Dartmoor Holiday Cottage in Devon

Beltane Border Morris

There’s a real treat for anyone visiting Lustleigh this Thursday (18th) – the Beltane Border Morris will be stomping, shouting, playing music and generally entertaining from 7:45 at the Cleave.

Make sure you check out where they’re performing whilst staying at Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor Holiday Home.  Seeing Beltane is one of our holiday highlights when we stay at our self catering cottage – it really is a Dartmoor Holiday Must Do!

12 Jul 19

Certificate of Excellence again!

Dartmoor Holiday Cottage gets 2nd Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

“Thanks everyone”

We’re absolutely thrilled to be awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the second year running.

Being dedicated to making every stay at our Dartmoor holiday cottage the best it can be for our guests has really paid off.  However, we wouldn’t have been awarded this if it had not been for our guests taking the time to give their reviews of our self catering holiday accommodation.

A huge thank you to all our guests for their wonderful reviews and feedback.

We are so pleased they enjoy staying at our Dartmoor holiday home as much as we do.

14 Jun 19

50 of the best family walks in Devon

Burrator Reservoir is a short drive from this self catering holiday accommodation on Dartmoor

Burrator Reservoir

Whilst staying at Three Pound Cottage, the Dartmoor Holiday home, there really is no need to leave the village.

However, in the unlikely event that you get bored with the fantastic walks and stunning scenery around Lustleigh, Devon Live have compiled a list of the 50 best family walks and picnic spots in Devon.

We’re not sure they are the best 50 but as you would expect, Haytor and Burrator Reservoir feature – both only a short drive from this Dartmoor self catering holiday accommodation.

09 Jun 19