Guesthouse in Dartmoor National Park
Sumptuous comfort with practical facilities for Dartmoor Explorers!
& Our Guest House
100+ Years Old
8 Rooms & Suites
Self Catering Accommodation
Nikki & Terry
We found our love for providing self catering accommodation through Airbnb, where we hosted 100’s of visitors over 10 years. We love it, and our customers thought we were good at it – resulting in us achieving 5 star ratings and Superhost status.
We love our new home in Princetown and our new adventure, but mostly we love looking after our guests and providing a warm and safe environment from which you can explore the moors.
The Ramblers’ Rest
The Ramblers’ Rest is now a guesthouse in what was The Railway Inn, an 18th Century former hotel and public house in the centre of Princetown.
Our self-catering accommodation concept was born around new safety protocols necessary in a global pandemic and designed around our challenging English weather, and the practicalities for accommodation for walkers and cyclists.
The Ramblers’ Rest
Self Catering Accommodation
Our new guest house concept focuses on the needs of travellers on the moors, catering for all holidaymakers, but being at the heart of beautiful Dartmoor, we have added some useful touches for ramblers, cyclists and dog owners.
It is ideal for a post-Covid staycation.
5 Star Rating
We really are spoiled for choice with restaurants and cafes right on our doorstep. From great pub lunches to cafes, you won’t be left wanting.
Bars & Lounges
For a small village we are spoilt with choice for Bars within a short walk. The Prince of Wales, The Forest Inn and the Dartmoor Inn give ample choice with some lovely local beers.
The National Park Visitor Centre is across the road from us with a nice little gallery and Sherlock Holmes exhibition. Further along we have the infamous Dartmoor prison. A nice walk away we have Foggintor Quarry which is well worth a visit, plus the very lovely clapper bridge at Postbridge.
Although located in the heart of Dartmoor, we are still within a comfortable driving distance of some fantastic beaches on both Devon and Cornwall’s north and south coasts.
Devon offers a wealth of beaches, for example: Wembury, Bovisands, Bigbury, Bantham and many more.
In Cornwall there are also many options but you may wish to visit the ragged coast of Tintagel or the fantastic long white beach at Whitsands Bay
Outdoor & Adventure
Of course there are no end of lovely walks and cycle routes from Princetown. The National Park Visitor Centre is open daily and located just across the road from the Rambler’s Rest, ready to give a wealth of advice on the many activities available.
As Princetown is in the heart of Dartmoor, day trips to all over Dartmoor become easy. The city of Plymouth, a real southern gem, is only 30 minutes drive if you fancy a day in town.
Art & Culture
Dartmoor is dotted with fabulous little galleries; Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Brownston Art Gallery, Delamere House, Stone Lane Gardens, Three Hares Gallery, Ashburn Gallery, the Thelma Hulbert Gallery and many more.
Then there is Furstown Garden & Tea Rooms, The House of Marbles, Dartington Crystal, The Box, Powderham Castle, and Buckland Abbey.
The Palace Theatre, Paignton, Babbacombe Theatre & Theatre Royal are also available if you would like some drama at the end of the day.
Check In & Check Out
Check in is anytime after 3pm, please let us know if you expect to arrive after 10pm. If possible please message us a rough time of arrival, so that we can ensure we are around to show you to your room. Please check out by 11.00am on day of departure. For minimal contact, we recommend that you leave your key in your door and send us a quick text to let us know that you are leaving although we welcome the chance to speak to you at the end of your stay. Please remember to open your window and leave the door open, to help air the room.
Respect for others during a global pandemic is central to our rules, social distancing, no hand shaking, good sneezing and coughing etiquette and we will all be safe.
In order to provide you with travel flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a flexible cancellation policy. As stay-at-home orders lift and travel resume we know your plans may continue to change.
Reservations can be changed or cancelled at no charge, up to 48 hours before scheduled arrival date.
If you cancel a rate which required an advance payment or deposit, we will do everything we can to process your refund as quickly as possible. It may take up to 14 days to complete your request.
Visit Dartmoor National Park in Style
Come, stay and enjoy the hospitality of The Ramblers' Rest and the rugged beauty of Dartmoor.