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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Lower Brentor View 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. Wi-fi. Decked patio and furniture. 40-acres of farmland. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). One pet welcome (must be kept on lead, sheep country). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: There is a stream in the grounds.

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£212-£687
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Bolt Hole Ref: 28188

This cosy, little, mid-nineteenth century holiday cottage is situated within the conservation area of Milton Combe and has been awarded 4 stars by VisitEngland. This quiet, picturesque village is within the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. This end of terrace cottage offers a choice of footpaths leading directly from the door. There is a delightful old pub, renowned for its good food, a level walk from the cottage, as well as shops and a garage in Yelverton. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

Woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Stream in grounds.

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£203-£642
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Smithy 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. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£157-£527
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Kirkside Barn Ref: W2993

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 3.5 miles from Tavistock. Located close to the village church, next to the owners’ home, it offers a very peaceful setting and is surrounded by countryside and moorland. 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, 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, local gliding, cycle and horse riding. The leisure pool and cinema/arts centre in the historic market town of Tavistock provides 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 cafes. Shop 0.5 miles, pub serving food 0.25 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and patio door. Six steps to dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second staircase to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot bed. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. CD. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with enclosed patio and furniture. Portable gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Access via sloping, cobbled path. Steps in garden.

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£281-£763
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Located in a tranquil, rural setting on the beautiful Bere Peninsula, the tiny hamlet of Hewton nestles within a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the rolling fields that run down to the Tamar Estuary, which forms the Devon/Cornwall border. The properties are superbly appointed and a real credit to the owners. From the extensive 5-acre gardens there are the most spectacular views down the valley and over the river where yachts lie moored. The owners’ formal garden is beautifully landscaped and is home to many unusual and exotic plants, a koi pond and large, mature trees. The outdoor heated swimming pool is surrounded by decking and there are sun loungers and garden furniture for guests to relax on and admire the view. There is a large field towards the bottom of the gardens and a mature wooded valley. These properties offer complete tranquil relaxation in a truly picturesque setting - ideal for couples as well as those with children. On the doorstep are splendid walks, cycle routes and horse riding with tennis, golf, fishing, sailing and canoeing available locally. The ancient stannery town of Tavistock, Dartmoor and several NT properties (including Cotehele and Buckland Abbey) are close by, and the beaches of South and North Devon within an hour’s drive. Shops 2 miles.

Attached to the owners’ home. Living room with French doors to garden. Dining room/conservatory with door to garden. Cottage kitchen with Belfast sink. Separate toilet. Wooden floor throughout. First floor: Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, double shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Full oil central heating included
  • Decked terrace with furniture; level lawn to front
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children under 18 yrs

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Shared tumble dryer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Shared 5-acre landscaped gardens with woodland walk and 2-acre field
  • Shared use of owners’ outdoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 8ft, open mid May - late September, weather permitting)
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Pond in garden

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£467-£1301
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

These two charming stone holiday cottages enjoy a lovely rural setting, 3 miles from the ancient market town of Tavistock. Full of character, with exposed stone walls, inglenook fireplaces and log fires, they offer large accommodation which is ideal for families wishing to holiday together - party bookings of up to 15 people are welcome. There is plenty of space for the children to play, whilst adults can relax and enjoy a barbecue in the shared garden and acre of grounds, which overlooks the ornamental pond. Just a mile away is Morwellham Quay. This restored 19th century port has a copper mine, where you can be dressed up in period costume. Explore beautiful Dartmoor, 3 miles, and feel invigorated by the fresh Devon air while wandering amidst wonderful moorlands, wooded valleys and pretty villages. Locally you can fish, ride or play golf on four good courses, or enjoy the indoor leisure centre at Tavistock. Plymouth, 12 miles, has excellent shops, a theatre, sailing, a dry ski slope and much more. Sandy beaches, 20 miles. Pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet and annexe bedroom with bunk beds, 1 double with access to 1 twin, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Double electric Range cooker.

Both properties: Open fire/woodburning stoves (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine, tumble dryer, shower cubicle and toilet. Shared garden and furniture. 1 acre shared grounds. Barbecue. Parking. Pets free of charge. NB: Ornamental pond in grounds.

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£438-£1159
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

This exceptionally comfortable and spacious 19th-century barn is peacefully situated in rolling countryside. Beamed throughout, it enjoys a courtyard setting adjacent to the owners’ home. This lovely area has much to offer the visitor – the many amenities of both Tavistock and Launceston are just 9 miles away, and 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 inc). Oil CH and elec by meter reading. Bed linen and towels inc. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared 2-acre grounds. BBQ. Parking. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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£278-£585
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Chestnut Cottage Ref: HHHK

Offering stylish accommodation, this delightful detached stone holiday cottage is set within the lovely village of Walkhampton, just on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it has shared use of the owner’s landscaped garden with ponds. For walkers there are 365 square miles of glorious moors with wild ponies roaming, as well as many interesting places to visit locally, such as Tavistock, Princetown, Burrator, Merrivale and Two Bridges. Walkhampton is about 12 miles from Plymouth and is within easy reach of the coast, and the ancient stannary town of Tavistock. Golf courses and riding stables locally. Shops 2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Electricity double oven included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Own sitting-out area with furniture
  • Shared use of owner’s garden
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Two unfenced ponds in owner’s
    garden

WAS
NOW
£443-£443
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Annex Ref: W42310

Views of the surrounding countryside

This most unusual detached holiday property is set into the side of a hill. There is an outside patio area which overlooks the surrounding countryside and guests can wander the acre of sloping woodland that lies behind the property. Beaches at Woolacombe and Sandymouth. Enjoy a day out at Hartland and visit the lighthouse, Hartland Quay and the historic fishing village at Clovelly. You will find the RHS Gardens at Rosemoor a delight or the world famous Eden Project. NT properties abound. Launceston lies close by. Other activities include golf, or hire a bike and explore the Tarka Trail. Fishing available on the River Lyd, and fishing tackle can be hired locally. Shops, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1-acre of woodland. Natural water supply from spring. Parking (1 car). NB: Significant drops within grounds.

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£282-£702
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Wincot Ref: W43158

This semi-detached holiday cottage has views across Dartmoor, an enclosed garden and is set just five minutes from the beautiful Burrator reservoir. It is located in Dartmoor National Park and there are moorland tracks from the property for walking or cycling. There is a pub just a two minute stroll away and other award-winning pubs within a 5 mile drive. Visit Buckland Abbey or Morwellham Quay. Tavistock, just 5 miles away, offers independent shops and locally produced foods. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 20 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining area/kitchen with slate floor. Utility area. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with vaulted ceiling. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi.Telephone - national and local calls only. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£240-£824
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Old Forge Ref: 30530


This delightful, cosy holiday cottage, an annexe 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. The owners make their own apple juice from their old apple orchards and have previously won the ’Taste of the West’ awards for their range of homemade jams and chutneys, so guests could take a taste of Devon back home. 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. Cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Front terrace and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£244-£643
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Number Twenty Two Ref: 28989


Tucked away on the edge of Dartmoor, this is the perfect hideaway. Contemporary and yet cosy, this semi-detached holiday property has a beautiful outlook over green fields. It has been furnished and equipped with love and flair using sumptuous fabrics, right through to the fluffiest bath robes. Attention to detail, with touches of luxury, allows you to feel pampered and to enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of this setting. This property also caters for those who are slightly less mobile with the added comfort of electric beds, an electric bath seat and personal care packages (by arrangement with the owner). Enjoy uninterrupted views of the countryside from the patio area, with table, chairs and a parasol offering the opportunity for alfresco dining. Beauty packages are also available. Shop and pub ¼ miles, restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room/kitchen with dining area. Conservatory. Separate toilet. Stair lift to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single (one 4ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Four satellite TVs (full package, one plasma). DVD. CD. iPod dock. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 5 years.

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£357-£997
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