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Direct Access To Dartmoor National Park

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Coach house, Studio and Pond House near Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England - Scenic Views and peaceful location

Monkswell is on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park so it is well placed to explore the 368 square miles of outstanding countryside. On Dartmoor there is so much to do including; Walking, horse riding, climbing, cycling, canoeing, letterboxing (great fun) and Geocaching! Burrator Resevoir is a popular walk for all ages and all seasons. Perched on the South Western edge of Dartmoor national park it is a good and safe introduction to walking on Dartmoor. With scenic views of Sheepstor and Leather Tor, Forested plantations and the perfect stone architecture of the resevoirs' dam this walk will have you wanting to seek out more of Dartmoors treasures.

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About the Owner

Julie Crosby
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

A cute cottage in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Julie and Will have such a nice little place right on the edge of the moor. The cottage itself had everything we needed. Would thoroughly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Fintan. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hopefully seeing you again.
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5

Beautiful cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and cosy cottage. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely consider staying again. Perfectly located to access the moor and only 10 minutes from Tavistock.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Russ. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope to see you again sometime.
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage and grounds. Relaxing weekend away. Will be returning :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful little get away

  • 5 of 5

We found this little gem on a whim.

Everything you need all in one place set on a picturesque plot of land backing onto the main house.

Unfortunately we didn't see owner, Julie as we spent a lot of the time out and about visiting friends.

Everything was clean and tidy and perfect for a little get away, there's also a convenience/post office down the road in Horrabridge about 5 minutes walk which was helpful for the morning.

This place would be even more perfect in the summer, unfortunately our stay was very wet!

Will definitely be back, hopefully with an added dog!

I have also passed details onto parents as it was such a find and great value for money.

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a lovely time Elisabeth. Hopefully we will see you again.
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5

Amazing time!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We had such a lovely time. Peaceful, relaxing and in a beautiful location. Wonderful cottage, we can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you again too!
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5

Tranquil Location - Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Julie and Will - Thank you for a great short break, we absolutely loved our time at " The Coach House", it was so peaceful and relaxing with beautiful walks on the moors, just what we needed. We had a great meal at the Rock Inn. We would really recommend the coach house and hope to see you next year. Jo,Phil and Doug the Frenchie :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

On Dartmoor there is so much to do including; Walking, horse riding, climbing, cycling, canoeing, letterboxing (great fun) and Geocaching!

Distances:

Plymouth is the nearest city and is just 12 miles away and it has a real metroploitan buzz. Steeped in history and linked to SIr Francis Drake and the Pilgrim Fathers, it also has a great harbour and lots of things to do. Check out the superb marine aquarium, go ice skating, or visit Drakes Shopping Mall. The village of Horrabridge is a 5 minute walk down the hill. The nearest town of Tavistock is a 10 minute drive.

Further Details:

Staying at Monkswell you will be in easy reach (3.0 miles) of visiting the dramatic landscapes of Dartmoor used in Steven Spielburgs latest film The War Horse.

Monkswell is on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park so it is well placed to explore the 368 square miles of outstanding countryside.

There are some excellent pubs nearby that include; The London Inn & the Leaping Salmon. Just a short drive away there are more great pubs including The quaint Whitchurch inn, the Peter Tavy Inn, Elephants Nest and a number more on Dartmoor.

Lydford Gorge is one of Devon's gems...it's the deepest gorge in the whole of the south West, and it's surrounded by ancient woodland.

The river Lyd at this stretch is fast flowing, and the gorge features two "must see" attractions - the White Lady Waterfall and Devil's Cauldron.

Dartmoor is great for kids. In addition to everything else that you can see on this page, you can also go to Pony centres, Dartmoor zoo, Farms,

do a Dartmoor tresure trail

(after purchasing trail books), Donkey park, Dartmoor Prison museum, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre and much more!

As well as seeing Dartmoor ponies across the moorland, you can also ride horses across many parts of Dartmoor. Cholwell Riding Stables at Mary Tavy is situated between Okehampton and Tavistock. Rides are available across Dartmoor, novice and experienced riders taken, qualified tuition, hard hats. Experienced escorts open all year.

On Dartmoor, there are a number of options for fishing that can include fly fishing and river fishing for Salmon, Trout Aand Sea Trout. You will need permits to fish and we do have contacts with guided fishing tours as well so there are quite a few options for keen anglers.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
From
£50
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
 
 
Autumn season
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
From
£50
 
 
Winter season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£90
for 2 nights
From
£45
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible with changeover days. We can also be flexible on arrival and departure times if necessary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Golf ...

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Will Julie & the family welcome you to monkswell for a delightful stay in Dartmoor. Monkswell is set in 6 acres of beautiful woodland and gardens. We are pleased to accept families with children & dogs, for guests with mountain bikes etc... We have safe storage & a wash down area. At Monkswell both the Studio & Coach House are very well equipped & homely... sure to make your stay a pleasant one.  Outside: Lovely secluded and peaceful gardens. Outdoor furniture.

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