Blytheswood is a wooden cabin set in secluded, native woodland on the eastern edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Formerly a WW1 hut, it has been a hostel in the woods since the 1930s.
Blytheswood is friendly and peaceful, offering a homely living room with wood burner, self-catering kitchen, and wooden beds. Outside there are picnic tables, a barbecue and a fire pit. Living in the woods provides the perfect opportunity for guests to find their own pace of life. Favoured by walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers, the surrounding National Trust woodland and nature reserve are rich in wild flowers, butterflies and birds, and home to badgers, deer and otters.
You can walk straight from the door up through the woods to Heltor and Blackingstone Rock, or along the River Teign to Fingle Bridge and Castle Drogo. You can cross the stepping stones to the village of Dunsford or visit nearby Moretonhampstead and Chagford for supplies, cream teas, crafts and pubs.
Blytheswood is an ideal base from which to explore Dartmoor’s open moorland, the cathedral city of Exeter and the beaches of South Devon. We are on the Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) cycling route and Steps Bridge is a canoe or kayak access point to the River Teign.