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Luxurious Dartmoor Cottage In Total Peace And Quiet With Stunning Moorland Views - Monkstone Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Cottage Near Tavistock, Dartmoor, Devon, England - On Edge Of Dartmoor With Easy Access To Both Coasts, Perfect Base For Exploring Devon And Cornwall

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.

Details for holiday cottage Monkstone Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"... 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."
Mar 2013
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6 Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect break in a perfect property and location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review and thank you for recommending us to your friends. With so many places for you to choose to stay at we feel very honoured that you chose to come back to us and want to come again.
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5

Great time had by all

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

My Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

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 :-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review. We have tried to set the cottage up with everything we would want when staying away from home and a few extra touches of luxury. I am so glad you enjoyed Dartmoor and want to come back again. There are so many beautiful and interesting places to visit nearby to us. I really enjoy meeting new people and telling them our area. We will look forward to meeting you both again soon.
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5

Beautiful and dog friendly. Love this place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie and Pete for your review. It was lovely to see you all again. Millie really enjoys your visits. As you know from all your visits Dartmoor is perfect for dogs with lots of lovely walks for all abilities from a short stroll to a major hike and best of all the pubs are dog friendly. It's also so relaxing to come back to the cottage after a day out and sit by the fire or chill in the garden on the sun loungers. We always enjoy doing that when we go away and have tried to set the cottage up to be dog friendly with the enclosed garden. We will look forward to seeing you all again soon and wish you good luck with the house move.
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Dahab Egypt
5

Absolutely Fantastic !!

  • 5 of 5

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.

Fantastic holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, we will look forward to seeing you back at Monkstone again.
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Bournemouth
5

Amazing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Tavistock at 4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Tavistock at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Plymouth at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : Exeter at 40 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Tavistock at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Plymouth at 20 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

40 minutes drive to both north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall. Many beautiful sandy beaches with coastal walks.

Travel:

Airport 60 minutes drive/40 miles. Ferry port 45 minutes drive/25 miles. Use of car is recommended.

Distances:

Nearest village Brentor half mile away, nearest town Tavistock 4 miles away. Lydford Gorge 1 mile away. Eden Project 1 hour's drive away. Many village pubs within 3 miles.

Further Details:

Tavistock is an old market town voted the best market town in England with many shops selling local food produce and a bustling pannier market. It has supermarkets, banks, a theatre and swimming pool. Lots of tea shops perfect for a Devon cream tea. There are many country village pubs nearby giving a taste of Devon. Enjoy a drink or meal with the locals.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£295
 
 
Christmas and New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£357
for 3 nights
From
£119
£550
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£275
 
 
Winter
10 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£325
 
 
Spring
10 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£335
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£395
 
 
Easter
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£445
 
 
Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£395
 
 
Spring
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£89
£415
 
 
Whitsun Holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 8 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
Summer
9 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
Summer
23 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
August bank holiday
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£510
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£465
for 7 nights
£465
 
 
Autumn
15 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£410
for 7 nights
£410
 
 
Autumn
6 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
From
£76
£350
 
 
Half term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£243
for 3 nights
From
£81
£375
 
 
Winter
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
£310
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£366
for 3 nights
From
£122
£565
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£295
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

SHORT BREAKS
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

No other place in the area has such stunning views.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • One romantic style double bed in bedroom

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: Monkstone Cottage is down a private drive and surrounded by moorland, peace and quiet is assured. Enclosed private gardens with spectacular moorland views straight out from French doors in the lounge. Patio with barbecue and table and chairs, a beautiful place relax in the evening with a drink and watch the sunset over the Dartmoor. Meadow for exercising dogs. Secure off road private parking.

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