Honeysuckle Cottage is a characterful self-catering holiday cottage, one separate part of a 16th Century Grade 2 listed Medieval Devon Hall House. 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.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About Mrs Jeanette Emmett
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
Why Mrs Jeanette Emmett chose West Devon
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.
What makes this cottage unique
No other place in the area has such stunning views.
I will email a booking form for completion at the time of booking and we require £100 deposit when booking and the remainder 6 weeks before arrival. Payment can be by cheque or bank transfer.
During the summer we have changeovers on Fridays. During the winter all start and end times are considered. Arrival is after 4pm and departure by 10am.
(9 traveller reviews)
A lovely warm welcome to Dartmoor. The cottage is small but has everything you need. It was warm and cosy and just right for a quiet break after a busy Christmas. Friendly and welcoming hosts. Highly recommended.
Lovely, cosy little cottage with large private garden, perfect for wildlife watching. Thanks to our equally lovely hosts Roger and Jeanette for a very welcome Cream Tea after a long journey and the offer of help/advice should we need it. Local attractions - Monkstone Cottages are on the doorstep of Brentor (St Michael's) - a 15 minute walk and spectacular panoramic views; Lydford Gorge (even more spectacular); Widgery Tor (great walk & option of lagoon for a swim) at Lydford. Eating out - would recommend The Warren Inn, highest pub on Dartmoor. Good food, friendly service, very interesting history. Would definately recommend & hope to return to Honeysuckle Cottage.
Lovely cottage just as described
We stayed for a couple of nights over the Bank Holiday weekend. As mentioned in other reviews there was a cream tea and milk awaiting us whihc is a lovely touch. The cottage is ideal for investigating the Tavistock area of Dartmoor.
Perfect country cottage on Dartmoor.
We stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage over a long weekend in April. The location is superb being quite remote but within easy reach of facilities. The cottage itself was ideal for the two of us and dog. Clean, comfortable, warm and with everything you need, we will certainly make a return visit and recommend to others. Owners are very friendly and welcoming.
Very cosy, clean and comfortable. The cottage was well equipped and had everything we needed. The bathroom is very compact. The owner was away during our visit but left easy instructions and a cream tea. The cottage is in a great location for exploring both coasts and other local attractions.
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
40 minutes drive to both north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall. Many beautiful sandy beaches with coastal walks.
Airport 60 minutes drive/40 miles. Ferry port 45 minutes drive/25 miles. Use of car is recommended.
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.
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.
From the Owner
“No other place in the area has such stunning views.”
- Dining Area
- pets considered
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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.