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Kirkside Barn

Mary Tavy, near Tavistock, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 3
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Set within the Dartmoor National Park, yet with Tavistock close by, the property is surrounded by countryside and moorland.

Within Dartmoor National Park

Kirkside Barn is a detached, stone barn conversion situated in a conservation area in the little moorland village of Mary Tavy, just 3½ miles from Tavistock. This wonderful cottage offers an array of facilities and has been thoughtfully furnished with your comfort in mind. The oak fitted kitchen has a lovely pine dining table and chairs, so you can enjoy a sit down meal surrounded by your loved ones. Steps lead from the kitchen/dining room into the living room where there are two sumptuous sofas, an arm chair and a delightful rocking chair. The 3-seater sofa converts to a double bed with an everyday-use mattress. Glazed patio doors lead from the living room onto the enclosed sunken patio, complete with garden furniture, a barbecue and a raised terrace with a bike storage area. There is also use of the owners’ lawned garden and washing line across the driveway. The first floor has been split into two areas and can be accessed by two separate staircases, and holds two bathrooms and three bedrooms.
Located close to the village church, next to the owners’ home, it offers a very peaceful setting and is surrounded by countryside. Guests can enjoy shared use of the owner’s garden and make use of their washing line too, perfect for summer days. Within the Dartmoor National Park, spectacular scenery, open moorland, granite tors and rushing rivers, wooded valleys, and pretty little villages await you, whether you drive, cycle, walk or horse ride. There is something for everyone within easy reach, either on Dartmoor or further afield in Devon or Cornwall. Family attractions include Buckland Abbey, Lydford Gorge, Tamar Trails, Miniature Pony Centre, Cotehele House, Castle Drogo, Dartmoor Zoo, Eden Project, Woodlands Theme Park and Crealy Adventure Park. The wide sandy beaches on the north coast, and the coves and sandy bays on the south coast are only an hour or so away by car, as well as the bustling cities of Plymouth and Exeter for shopping and further sight seeing. There are facilities for fishing, golf, tennis, canoeing, gliding, cycle and horse riding. The leisure pool and cinema/arts centre in the historic market town of Tavistock provide swimming, films, live performances and exhibitions. Tavistock boasts an award-winning bi-weekly farmers market, as well as the vast array of independent shops, pannier market, restaurants and cafés. The local village has an array of amenities included a shop/post office and a food serving pub, café, recreation ground with pitches for a kick-about, tennis and basketball courts, children’s play area and an adult’s outdoor gym. Shop ½ mile, pub serving food ¼ mile, and 2 additional pubs serving foor within 2 miles.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, CD player, double sofa bed and patio door leading to enclosed sunken patio.
6 steps to...
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and Freeview TV.
2 sets of stairs to...
First Floor:
1st set of stairs to...
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
2nd set of stairs to...
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and sloping ceiling.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
Bathroom: Compact with studio bath, shower attachment and toilet and sloping ceiling.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot bed, highchair and stairgates. Doggy extras. Raised terrace and enclosed sunken patio with garden furniture and barbecue. Lawned garden (shared with owner’s). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: Access to the property is via sloping, cobbled path. There are steep steps in the shared garden.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2019
    Lovely cottage, well equipped, warm and quiet, looking out to an old church. Very welcoming hosts. Perfect location for local walks or short drive to the Dartmoor National park. We all enjoyed our stay (2 adults and 5 children aged between 5 and 13). Thank you!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2018
    Kirkside Barn was a lovely quirky near dartmoor cottage, spent alot of our time in the wonderful kitchen and very comfortable and luxurious lounge. Alot of character to this cottage and the Owners were very helpful and accommodating.It was perfect for what we needed to explore the wonderful Dartmoor and local towns and villiages and places of interest i.e Tavistock, Buckland Abbey, Morwellham Quay ect.. We had a great holiday and the excellent accommodation contributed to that.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for the lovely comments and top score. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves so much, and especially that you found Kirkside Barn to be comfortable, suitable for your family, and with character. Thank you also for leaving the Barn so clean and tidy, and for the beautiful gift, which I haven’t used yet as the wrapping is so lovely. I just look at it!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2018
    The Kirkside barn was Lovely. Set out brilliantly with a lovely kitchen and Lounge but me and Karen had one side of the building with a Bathroom and double room and the kids had the other side with there own bathroom and two double/twin rooms. Owners were lovely. It's very remote, no phone signal (Cracking) but wifi. Lovely walks to Peter Tavy and the inn and to The Elephants nest . Had a Cracking day at the Beach in Hayle and the Lydfors Gorge, just a few miles away is well worth a visit and a walk. Had a Lovely relaxing week with a Fairly new Treacle and her Family. Thoroughly Recommend and would revisit. Excellent. Wayne and Karen.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves so much, and would be happy to recommend Kirkside Barn and to make a return visit. We would be very happy to see you again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/05/2018
    My husband and I (and our dogs) absolutely loved Kirkside Barn and its beautiful location. It was a very comfortable place to stay and was located by some of the most beautiful countryside we've seen. Adey and Steve were wonderful hosts. We have already booked for next year - surely the best recommendation anyone can give!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for the top score and excellent comments. We’re so pleased you had such a good holiday and look forward to seeing you next year. Thank you for booking again.

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10.0 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews collected by Reevoo
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