|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Monkstone Cottage is a luxurious detached barn conversion, touching the edge of Dartmoor National Park and only a 15 minute stroll up to one of Devon’s most famous landmarks, the 1100ft high, 13th century Brentor Church, Monkstone makes the perfect holiday base for exploring Devon and Cornwall.
Situated at the end of a private drive and surrounded by lush countryside and spectacular moorland, peace and quiet is assured. Five minutes in the car takes you to the National Trust beauty spot of Lydford Gorge or to the thriving market town of Tavistock with its bustling Pannier Market and specialist local food shops, sample the Devon cream teas and pasties.
Easy access to the north and south coasts with beautiful sandy beaches and coastal walks.
Characterful detached barn conversion with luxury fittings, sleeping 2. Touching the edge of Dartmoor National Park, beautiful moorland walks straight out from the cottage, only 15 minutes walk up to one of Devon's most famous landmarks, the 1100ft high, 13th century Brentor Church, Monkstone makes the perfect holiday base for exploring Devon and Cornwall. Situated at the end of a private drive and surrounded by spectacular moorland, peace and quiet is assured. 5 minutes in the car takes you to the National Trust beauty spot of Lydford Gorge or to the thriving market town of Tavistock with its bustling Pannier Market and specialist local food shops, sample the Devon cream teas and pasties. Easy access to both coasts with beautiful sandy beaches and coastal walks. A good base for visiting many famous gardens, including Eden, Lost Gardens of Heligan and many National Trust Houses. On Route 27 Cycle way. Level access and secure off road parking. Dog friendly with enclosed garden.
We have been at Monkstone for 20 years and we love it. It's great for walking and we take our little terrier dog Millie on to Dartmoor everyday with longer walks every weekend to coastal footpaths. Brentor is a lovely little village and nearby Tavistock town a great place to shop. It has everything we need and is a really friendly market town with a famous indoor Pannier Market and lots of individual shops many selling the local food products. We converted Monkstone Cottage from a barn to a cottage about 10 years ago and enjoyed making it comfortable and luxurious for holiday guests. The views are wonderful overlooking Dartmoor from all directions. We are nearby and always happy to help with your holiday.
Mrs Jeanette Emmett purchased this cottage in 1994
We bought this house and grounds because we wanted to be on Dartmoor with space and views but also to be near to a town for shopping. We love it because there is total peace and quiet yet it is convenient for the town.
No other place in the area has such stunning views.
"... Such a beautiful cottage, idyllic place ... perfect setting for a relaxed getaway ... we're torn between telling everyone we know or keeping our secret for as long as possible ... a hidden gem ... we came to explore Devon but spent our mornings listening to the silence ..."
"We have had a really relaxing holiday and enjoyed wandering around Tavistock and its fantastic pannier market, bought lots of presents. The views from Brentor Church are stunning so lovely just to be able to walk up there from the cottage, but we just relaxed and looked at the view most mornings!"
"It's nice to realise that England still has some wonderful places! Lovely cottage, lovely people, lovely views, lovely holiday. Thank you Jeanette and Roger for the delicious cream tea on arrival, homemade scones mmm... and thank you for looking after us so well, we will be back again next year."
Short breaks are welcome please contact me for prices and details. We are flexible with start and end dates from the end of September to Easter.
We stayed at Monkstone for 5 days with our 2 dogs. We were looking for a getaway for peace and quiet with tranquil surroundings and comfortable premises. Monkstone was this and more and is better than described.
Monkstone is clean,homely, roomy enough for all of us along with mod cons and a country feel overlooking the Moorland.
The views from the front and back were ideal. Greenery, wildlife, and bats in the evening made it that more special.
The location is tucked away but central enough for drives to the moors themselves, nearby towns with their makets and such friendly people.
The owner of Monkstone excelled in customer service, making sure we were okay and recommended places to go and we were welcomed with creamed tea.
We have recommended Monkstone to friends and will return soon as this was our 3rd visit.
Monkstone Cottage is a lovely, comfortable, airy, holiday cottage in which we spent a lovely week. Not only is the cottage lovely, but the location is fabulous, just below Brentor Church itself. It is within easy reach of most of Dartmoors beauty spots along roads that are lightly used. I cannot recommend this holiday cottage more highly - it is a great place for walking, relaxing and 'doing you own thing', Excellent!
My partner and I stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage. When we arrived, we were greeted with a cream tea, logs for the cozy wood burner and the most pretty and well equipped cottage a couple could hope for. During our stay we met our hosts; Jeanette and Roger, who were so friendly and only too happy to give local directions, suggestions for walks and insight to the area we were visiting. We felt like we were visiting friends and felt right at home there. The town of Tavistock is delightful, especially on the Friday when the Market is hopping with activity and the Cafe's are swelling with friendly people and great food. We visited Lydford Gorge, which is absolutely amazing! If it wasn't for the review from our hosts, we may not have ventured there! We also visited other places suggested by Jeanette and Roger that made our holiday that more special. Not only was our cottage perfect and so well equipped, it was full of character and maintained at a high standard with all that a cozy romantic cottage for two could offer. We both stayed a week and found it difficult to leave such a lovely part of England with a 'home away from home' cottage and such lovely, friendly hosts. We left feeling revived, relaxed and our 'batteries recharged' - I highly recommend staying at this most delightful retreat from the busy world and a 'get back to nature' theme with old worldly charm and such lovely hosts. We plan to visit again for the list of things to do was not completed in the short space of time we stayed. Thank you to our hosts for providing such a wonderful retreat and friendly stay :-)
The barn conversion is very well designed with views in two directions over the countryside. There is a view of Brentor church and of the valley. The cottage is clean and well maintained and a lovely cream tea awaits you on arrival. The owners are very friendly and helpful but not obtrusive in any way. We take out three dogs who love running in the paddock with Millie, the owners dog. We would highly recommend this cottage to friends and family.
This is our second time at Monkstone Cottage and we will be returning again and again.
We live and work in Egypt , so it is lovely to get back to the changing seasons of the Moors.
The Cottage has everything you could possibly need for a holiday. It was cosy and warm with a log fire burning, in November, when we came last time. This time we had great weather and had the french doors open, looking out over the beautiful Devon fields and farmland .
Jeanette always has the basics in the cottage ready for your arrival and a very nice treat of a Cream tea !!!
The bed is the most comfortable we have ever slept in and it is so quiet you can hear the owls at night. Beautiful!
The cottages are situated in a perfect position for walks all over the Moors. Jeanette has a wealth of information and can tell you the best walks in the area too. Widgery Cross and Bray Tor became our favourite walk up onto the Moors , along with Tavy Cleave, that is just a short drive away.
Amazing cottage and a great weekend getaway to chill and relax in a stunning setting. The cottage has all the modern things you would need but still has the old style quirks that make this cottage perfect for a romantic getaway!!
highly recommend this cottage and pretty sure I will be going again in the future!!