Moorlands House with blue skies
Chandelier in the lounge at Moorlands House
A squirrel on the bird table at Moorlands House
Portrait of Agatha Christie that hangs in Moorlands House lounge
Widecombe in the Moor on Dartmoor

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"staff delightful, food excellent"

Mrs M Wright

Haytor Jubilee eshotThree star award from Visit BritainThis fine Country House is situated high on the moor below Haytor Rocks, one of Dartmoor’s best-known landmarks, with excellent walks right from the doorstep. It was in this magnificent setting that Agatha Christie wrote her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1916.  



Single bedroom at Moorlands HouseStay with us

You can stay independently at Moorlands on a Country House Break. This is a flexible way to enjoy the stunning Devon countryside, perhaps enjoying some self-guided walks, sightseeing or just relaxing.



Holidays at Moorlands Aerial view of Haytor Rocks

Moorlands is used throughout the year for our Walking and Leisure Activity holidays.

Our most popular holiday is Guided Walking with departures throughout the year. Enjoy a choice of up to three different walks each day led by our experienced and knowledgeable leaders.

Full details about all our Walking, Leisure Activity and Sightseeing Tours are available on our website.

A full list of holidays at Moorlands is available here.

Guests enjoying a meal at a large round dining tableGreat for Groups

Moorlands is a popular option for groups - a superb venue for a walking club, activity group, or family get together. It is possible to book the whole Country House for your exclusive use.

To book, or for more information, please call our dedicated Groups team on 0845 470 7557 or email



Dandelion logoDandelion Café Dandelion Cafe Haytor

Our fantastic Dandelion Café opens daily from 10am to 5pm.

Dandelion and its friendly staff welcome many people daily, offering an exciting menu, full of homemade cuisine, Fairtrade coffees and teas, cakes and scones. Join us in our light and airy café for a coffee or a light lunch.

Visit our Dandelion Café website for further details about our menus and opening times.

Next steps

Book online

Call our travel experts:
0345 470 8558
or email reservations

International customers please call:
+44 20 8732 1250

Our lines are open:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13.00

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0345 470 8558
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Mon to Fri 9am - 7pm
Sat 9am - 1pm

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