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Tavistock

Located just 15 miles from Plymouth on the banks of the River Tavy, Tavistock is a picturesque market town that has retained its old world charm and character and is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The town is unspoilt by time and has a rich history that stretches back over 1000 years. With its pleasing architecture, historical attractions and easy access to the stunning western moors, this destination offers something for everyone and you will find plenty of ways to spend your days here.

Notable landmarks in the town include Bedford Square, the Town Hall and the ancient Pannier Market that has been in existence for over 900 years. In the centre of the town lie the ruins of the Tavistock Benedictine Abbey that was once one of the largest Abbeys in the west of England and in the surviving Chapel, church services are still held regularly. Brent Tor is another local attraction, and perched upon this basaltic lava rock is the 12th Century Church dedicated to St Michael.

Tavistock is a great base from which to explore the many outdoors attractions of the area and those who are keen on exploring the natural attractions of this town will be spoilt for choice with walks along the moors and pristine fishing spots. There are five trout lakes in close vicinity to the town centre and there are many other popular fishing spots in the surrounding countryside. Discover scenic walks to enjoy and a visit to Devon''s first ever nature reserve, a walk in Dartmoor Forrest or a wander along Drakes walk- named after Sir Francis Drake who hailed from Tavistock- are all popular choices.

Come and discover a historical town with a whole lot to offer; search for Tavistock holiday cottages and book an unforgettable cottage break today.
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  • The Old Forge

    Horsebridge, nr. Tavistock

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30530


    This delightful, cosy holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, has a pretty and well-furnished interior, ideal for couples that are looking for a peaceful and rural location. It is situated in the picturesque, little village of Horsebridge, on the banks of the River Tamar on the Devon/Cornwall border. As the name implies, this cottage was formerly the forge and stable for travellers stopping off at the inn. The long stone bridge at Horsebridge dates back to the 1400s. There is a lovely pub in the village and some nice walks along the river. Horsebridge is in a superb location from which you can explore the wider region, including the historic market towns of Tavistock and Launceston. There are several National Trust properties in the area and lots of interesting places to visit close by. Golf and horse riding available nearby. Beach 22 miles. Shop 4½ miles, pub 20 yards, restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: 4 steps to living room with dining area and slate floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Wet room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Front terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Passion Flower Cottage

    Dippertown, nr. Tavistock

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: E1468

    This exceptionally comfortable and spacious 19th-century barn is peacefully situated in rural countryside. Beamed throughout, it enjoys a courtyard setting adjacent to the owners’ home. An ideal hideaway from life’s hustle and bustle, or relax in front of the woodburner after a day of walking and exploring this stunning part of the British Isles. The property enjoys its own enclosed garden and has access to a beautiful woodland walk which is signposted and accessed over a stream and via a wooden bridge. This lovely area has much to offer the visitor – there are amenities in Tavistock, Okehampton and Launceston. Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and the sandy beaches of north Cornwall are all easily accessible. Water sports and fishing at Roadford Lake, 5 miles. There is a village shop, many renowned restaurants within 20 minutes’ drive and two pubs within 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Shared 2-acre grounds. Barbecue. Parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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  • Magpie’s Rest

    Horrabridge, nr. Yelverton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W43419

    This delightful first floor, studio holiday apartment is located above the workshop adjacent to the friendly owner’s house. It boasts a lovely decked patio area to the rear and a bright, light interior. It is ideally suited for couples of all ages for holidays and short breaks throughout the year. Conveniently located just off the A386 midway between Tavistock and Yelverton on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, this property is a fantastic base for those who enjoy walking or cycling. The Drakes Trail, a 21-mile path linking Tavistock to Plymouth, is right on the doorstep. Visit the impressive Gem Bridge spanning the wooded valley and Grenofen Tunnel, taking you through beautiful woodlands and open moorland. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    12 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with double bed. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (movies package). DVD player. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Laundry facilities available on request. Wi-fi. Decked patio. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: 12 open-tread steps to decked patio.

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  • The Granary

    Gulworthy, nr. Tavistock

    Grade
    2
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30959

    The Granary is a spacious detached barn conversion which is an ideal holiday home for couples. It is situated adjacent to the owner’s home, on a working dairy farm and in a quiet rural location on the Devon/Cornwall border. A welcome pack is provided on arrival, which includes a cream tea and half a dozen local, free range eggs. The cottage has a garden area and open paddock to the rear with far reaching countryside views; much wildlife can be viewed from here including owls and many other native woodland birds, deer and foxes. This property is ideal for those outdoor types, who will appreciate the proximity to the Dartmoor National Park and the Tamar Valley (AONB), a World Heritage Site celebrating the Cornish mining heritage. There are several National Trust properties in the local area or for the more adventurous, Tamar Trails, just a 5-minute drive offers tree surfing as well as a super woodland walking trail, bike hire and cycle tracks. Golf and horse riding nearby. Shop 3 miles, pub ½ mile and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on the ground floor:
    Living room:
    With Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Rear courtyard, patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Parking for 1 car. Bike store. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • The Smithy

    Brentor, nr. Tavistock

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 28207

    This detached holiday property, tucked away down a country lane and a few paces away from the owners’ home, is set on the outskirts of the village of Brentor (1 mile), which is situated within the Dartmoor National Park. This cosy barn conversion is ideal for a couple who want to ’get away from it all’, and who love the great outdoors, with open moorland ¼ mile. There are fabulous walks nearby, including the iconic landmark of the tiny church of St. Michael; perched high on the rocky tor outcrop just outside the village. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service available on request (£3 per load). Shared 11-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture (40 yards). Barbecue. Parking (1 car, 44 yards). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Tregona

    Buckland Monachorum

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: HHHE


    This spacious, well-equipped, contemporary, and very stylishly furnished single-storey conversion offers many home from home conveniences including a hairdryer, two wall mounted flatscreen TVs and internet connection. It is set in a secluded leafy garden in the village of Buckland Monachorum adjacent to the historic parish church and the welcoming Drake Manor Inn. This picturesque village is located on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, 6 miles from Tavistock and 10 miles from Plymouth, and is ideally situated for visitors to enjoy the area. Local attractions include Buckland Abbey (NT), home of Sir Francis Drake and The Garden House in nearby Crapstone. Golf can be found just around the corner, whilst walking, cycling, riding and fishing can also be enjoyed in magnificent scenery. The South Devon Coast is less than an hour away. Bicycle storage is available by arrangement with the owners. The village, within a 5-minute drive of the property, has a row of shops including a chemist, butchers, delicatessen, local supermarket and cafe.

    Large open-plan living/dining room with leather sofas, oak table, vaulted ceiling, exposed roof truss, rugs on wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft leather frame bed, oak furniture, TV and spacious en-suite bathroom with separate double shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

    Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two digital flatscreen TVs. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, secluded, lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Roadside parking 100 yards. Cycle store (on request). Welcome pack. Ground floor facilities. No smoking.

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  • Lower Mill Cottage

    Peter Tavy, nr. Tavistock

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: HST

    In a peaceful location in the charming village of Peter Tavy within the Dartmoor National Park, this attractive, Grade II listed, miller’s cottage adjoins the owners’ converted watermill. It offers completely self-contained holiday accommodation at ground floor level. Tastefully decorated, it shares a beautiful large garden with patio beside the babbling Colley brook. Surrounded by open moorland, it has splendid walks and cycle routes on the doorstep. Just 5 minutes’ walk away is a 15th-century inn serving lunches/dinners. The cottage provides an excellent central base for touring. Lydford Gorge (NT), Cotehele House (NT) and many other attractions are nearby. The ancient stannary market town of Tavistock is just 3 miles away. Plymouth, Exeter and the north and south coast beaches of Devon and Cornwall are within easy driving distance. Shops 3 miles.

    Two steps to entrance. Spacious living room. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Pretty double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared large garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle storage
    • Unsuitable for children under 5 yrs
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced stream

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  • Trout ’n’ Tipple Retreat - Jack’s Den

    Tavistock

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 26705

    Set amongst the beautiful and tranquil location of the Trout Fishery just on the outskirts of the ancient stannary town of Tavistock on the edge of Dartmooor National Park, these delightful holiday properties form a cluster of barn conversions set around a courtyard. This little complex is very child friendly yet retains peace and quiet. Each property shares the facilities, including the use of the large stunning oak outdoor gazebo complete with BBQ and servery area. There is also a large purpose built play barn set in a detached oak building, an outdoor fully enclosed children’s play area with sand pit, bunny corner and grassed basketball and football area. Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy walking and cycling will love the rugged wilderness of the Dartmoor National Park and the market town of Tavistock with its farmer’s markets and Victorian antiques market. Situated on the Trout Fishery site, you may want to practice your fly fishing skills. The many deep, clear lakes are home to rainbow and brown trout (tackle and tuition can be arranged). For the children, there is a float fishing lake and tackle can be hired. Children will love the chickens, ducks and guinea fowl roaming in the farmyard, and they can feed the hens and collect the eggs every morning, and meet our friendly pot bellied pigs, miniature donkeys or the rabbits in bunny corner. Tavistock, 1 mile, has independent shops and lots of pubs and restaurants serving good home cooked food and real ales. Horse riding and golf can also be found locally. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Step up to living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Small terrace with patio garden. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Oil underfloor central heating, electricity and bed linen included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Shared use of freezer. Wi-fi. Shared grounds with large oak gazebo. Shared barbecue area. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Streams and deep fishing lakes in grounds.

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  • Salmon Leap

    Horrabridge, near Tavistock

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC396


    A perfect little cottage for couples looking for a quiet village location with a shop and pub just a few minutes walk away. Salmon Leap is a cosy terraced cottage just a stone’s throw from the River Walkham, which is famous for its salmon fishing and medieval stone bridge, which is in the centre of the village of Horrabridge, on the western edge of Dartmoor National park. The lovely town of Tavistock is just 4 miles away and is the gateway to the open wild and rugged moorland. Perfect for holidays, throughout the year romantic breaks and winter weekends, the cottage is warm and cosy with a wood burner. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
    Kitchen: Galley style with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Steep stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: The garden is accessed across the lane and has a river at the bottom.

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  • Lower Brentor View

    Brentor, Tavistock

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 24880

    Situated within the 40 acres of Wortha Farm, located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park between the villages of Mary Tavy and Brentor, just 10 minutes’ drive from Tavistock where there is a pannier and farmers’ market. With direct access on to the moorland, this detached holiday property is perfect for those seeking a rural retreat for walking, hiking, horse riding and other outdoor activities. Head across the moorland to Okehampton or visit the natural waterfalls at Lydford Gorge. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles. Beautifully situated within the 40-acres of Wortha Farm, located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park between the villages of Mary Tavy and Brentor, just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical moorland market town of Tavistock where there is a pannier and farmer’s market. With direct access on to the moorland, these wonderful holiday properties are perfect for those seeking a quiet and rural retreat, for walking, hiking, dog walking, horse riding and other outdoor activities with 368 square miles of open moorland, rugged tors and the most fabulous views. Head across the moorland, famous for the wild Dartmoor ponies, to Okehampton, or visit the natural waterfalls at Lydford Gorge. There are many fabulous places to explore in this wide open space. Wortha Farm is situated down a private drive off the open moor, and has fantastic uninterrupted views across the countryside to the romantic and historic Brentor Church perched on a tor. Brentor Heights (ref 27104) is a 3 bedroom property forming a quarter of the owner’s Regency-style detached house and shares a large patio and lawn to the front of the house. Once inside, this holiday property offers a sumptuous interior with oak flooring throughout the ground floor, high ceilings, a huge feature granite fireplace with woodburner and French doors opening onto the patio. Upstairs the master bedroom has French doors with a Juliet balcony and again open to the view across the valley to Brentor Church. Lower Brentor View (ref 24880) is a lovely detached stone barn conversion. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles. NB: Properties 27104 and 24880 can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    Ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for child), French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility area. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric central heating (underfloor in shower room), electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine and freezer on request. Decked patio and furniture. 40-acres of farmland. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). One pet welcome (must be kept on lead, sheep country). No smoking. NB: There is a stream in the grounds.

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  • Blacksmiths Cottage

    Moorshop, Tavistock

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: HJJP

    Blacksmiths Cottage is a ‘picture postcard’ holiday cottage ideally located within the Dartmoor National Park. Lovingly renovated, it has bags of charm and is presented to a very good standard with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. A superb location for walkers and nature lovers and just 2 miles from the historic market town of Tavistock, offering a good selection of shops, restaurants, leisure facilities and a highly acclaimed theatre and arts centre. Horse riding, cycling, canoeing and climbing are all available locally. Shops and pub 2 miles.

    Living room with slate floor and electric woodburner. Kitchen/dining room with slate floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Most rooms beamed.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, electric rads and electric underfloor heating (ground floor, Winter only) included (October-Easter £25 per week, £20 per short break)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture (across road)
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • No smoking
    • NB: 3 steps to garden

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  • Southlake Barn

    Dousland, nr. Yelverton

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC187

    Constructed of local stone, this two bedroom contemporary barn conversion offers a light and bright interior, perfect for families or couples looking for a peaceful holiday. Accessed via external wooden steps, the first floor living accommodation opens on to a lovely decked balcony with views across the open countryside. Nestled at the end of a private lane, this is a beautiful location with easy access to open moorland. Lying on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Southlake Barn is only a mile from Burrator Reservoir. Dartmoor National Park covers over 230,000 acres of rugged countryside and picturesque villages, and is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts with access to walking, cycling, horse riding, hiking and climbing. Cycle hire is available locally with easy access to Route 27. The historic stannary town of Tavistock is just 6 miles away and has a good selection of independent shops, as well as a varied Pannier Market and the annual Goose Fair. Dousland is a rural village with a little shop and a pub, popular with locals and visitors alike. Post office, shop and pub ¾ mile.

    10 steps to entrance. First floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceiling and Velux. Wooden floor throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32" Freeview TV. Blu-ray/DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer in boot room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decked balcony with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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