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Cottage In Idyllic Setting On Edge Of Dartmoor



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
CBarn in Buckland Monachorum, Nr. Tavistock, South Devon, England - Quiet Location Within Walking Distance Of Village Pub And Restauran

Hilly Field Barn is an old building that has been converted to a very high standard at Berrator Cottage which is just outside Buckland Monachorum. It lies above the River Tavy and there are wonderful views of the valley from the garden. It is set above the owner's house about 40m away. However, shrubs form a natural hedge thus ensuring privacy. The cottage is set out as an open plan living/eating/cooking area. The bedroom has a double bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers, bediside tables and lamps and has an ensuite bathroom with bath in integrated shower, plus toilet and basin. The kitchen is ecuippped with a gass cooker, microwave oven, fridge, washing machine and it is well equipped with crockery and cutlery. There is a good sized garden for guests personal use and gravelled area for parking outside the front door. The cottage is disabled friendly to the extent that wheelchair access is good and it is all on the level. There is a small 'boot' room housing the hot water/hearting boiler to hang coats etc. Please ask about our short breaks which are available throughout the year. WIFI is now available in the cottage.

Directions to cottage: From A30. Leave at 2nd Okehampton exit on to the A386 signposted Plymouth/Tavistock. Continue on this road throught Tavistock (about 30 mins) to Yelverton. Just after roundabout take right turn to Crapstone. Cross cattle grid to T junc. Turn Right. Cross 2nd cattle grid just B4 Crapstone. Go through the village toward Buckland Monachorum and pass the Garden House. Continue down hill, but DO NOT turn into village. Continue straight on through speed deregulation signs and then take 1st turn to the Right, signposted Hatch Mill. Go down the hill, along the bottom and up the other side. Do not leave the lane until you see a set of natural coloured gates on your left marked Berrator Cottage, Hilly Field Barn. And there you are. If coming via the A38, leave that road at exit for Derriford Hospital and Tavistock onto the A 386. Stay on this road until just before the roundabout at Yelverton where you turn Left and follow directions as above.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in Devon with my husband and 2 sons nearby. We both came from here originally and we have horses,dogs, and a few chickens. We are both retired now. The cottage is a converted barn set near the house but not intrusive. We like dogs that are well behaved and the cottage is self contained with off lane parking.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely well equipped cottage, very cosy. Did some lovely walks from cottage. Recommend Drake Manor for food & welcome; Tavistock great for shopping & market.

A quiet & peaceful place to stay. Everything one could need for get away from the 'rat race'. Cottage warm and welcoming during 'monsoon' season

We had a wonderful week here. very peaceful. Gibert the dog had a home from home as did we. Clean & cosy cottage. Thanks for your info, it helped a lot.
Jul 2013
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


A cosy base in a peaceful place

  • 4 of 5

Books, pictures, cushions, flowers - lots of little furnishing extras that made it feel cosy and welcoming. Well-equipped kitchen, comfortable sofas.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Just simply perfect.

Great location, quiet, and very peaceful.

Everything you need is here, fully equipped kitchen, internet, good quality fixtures. well maintained and very clean.

Perfectly located for the Moors and Sea, but far enough away from the crowds.

Mrs Greenway is an utter delight.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very kind and positive review. It is much appreciated and am really happy that all was to your expectations. It is our aim that visitors should leave feeling very relaxed and rejuvenated after a stay at Hilly Field Barn
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Lovely cottage with a lovely view

  • 5 of 5

Although the weather wasn't alsways the best we enjoyed the area of Devon very much. Good supermarkets in Tavistock and lot's to do in the near area. We enjoyed our walks in Dartmoor Park, Lydford Gorge or to the river Tavy and saw some beautiful flora and fauna.

The cottage had everything we needed and we enjoyed our view.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both very much for your thoughts on the cottage. I am so glad you enjoyed it in spite of the weather, and your review is much appreciated. Thank you
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Very happy with Hilly Field Barn.

  • 5 of 5

Cosy, comfortable, unfussy, very well equipped and in a beautiful quiet spot perfectly located for exploring Dartmoor. The owners are very welcoming and not at all intrusive. There is an abundance of reading available in the cottage and we found the maps very useful. We definitelly will return and highly recommend this property if you are looking to relax and get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review of your stay. I am most appreciative of your thoughts and will look forward to seeing you again.
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Quiet, comfy retreat

  • 4 of 5

A quiet and comfortable retreat close to Dartmoor that we used as a base to explore the area. It can be tricky to locate but that's part of its charm. The owner, Jenny, is very friendly and helpful and is happy to offer any "local advice".

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Frances;, Thank you very much for posting your view on Hilly Field. It is much appreciated. Best wishes Jenny
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From the Owner

We bought Berrator cottage which is a selection of converted farm buildings and Hilly Field Barn was just that, but on its own and even had its own entrance, so converting it to holiday accommodation was very easy. It is compact without being too small.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 54 Miles Nearest Barpub : Buckland Monachorum at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Yelverton Golf Course at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Plymouth at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 50 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Buckland Monachorum at 3 Miles Car: necessary


The north coast beaches are about 1 - 2 hours away depending on where you go. There is Widemouth, Watergate Bay, Newquay all within the times above.

On the south coast there is Wembury (50 mins), Kingsand, Cawsand, (1 hr)

The better surfing is on the north Cornish coast.


Airports: Newquay (60), Exeter (50). Train: Plymouth. Car essential for this cottage. Directions: From Yelverton. Take turn to Crapstone. x cattle grid. Turn R at T junc. x cattle grid. Go thru Crapstone to Buckland Monachorum. Don't go into viallage. go thru speed dereg. signs then take 1st R turn to Hatch Mill. Go down hill, along bottom, up other side. Do not turn off at all till you come to black solid gates, marked Berrator Cottage; Hilly Field Barn. You are there.


The nearest village, Buckland Monachorum is 3/4 mile. Yelverton is 3 miles. Tavistock and Plymouth are both 10 miles. Village shop at Crapstone is 1 1/2 miles.

Further Details:

The nearest local shop is in Crapstone (1 1/2 miles). It is good and quite competitive and cash can be obtained in opening hours. Nearest ATM is in Yelverton (3 miles). Nearest Bank is Tavistock. Yelverton has a supermarket, butcher, chemist, hairdressers, garage and petrol and Real Estate Agents. There are several National Trust properties in the area and some stunning gardens are open to the public - The Garden House being the nearest. The Tamar river and valley are quite close and much has been done to encourage people to cycle, tree surf and walk and ride. Devon Consuls Mines occupied most of the valley. Morwellham Quay near Gunnislake on the Tamar. Site of the highest navigable port on the river. Much to commend for a visit. Mountain bike trails at Galton nearby too.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 9
4 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Our booking procedure is that on payment of a 25% deposit the booking is confirmed with the balance due 6 weeks before arrival. The deposit is non returnable. Payment by cheque or direct into bank account is acceptable.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is Friday as this give clients a full weekend to take advantage of local events. Time of arrival is any time after 3 pm unless arranged beforehand. Time of departure is 10 am.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are also available all year round and prices depend on the duration of the stay. For example: 3 nights = 65%, 4 nights=75%, 5 nights = 85%
Dogs are £15 per animal per week.

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From the Owner

The cottage is 10 mins walk from the moor and 15 down to the River Tavy. There are many walks locally, and at least 2 good eating pubs within a couple of miles, one of which is on 3/4 mile away and is walkable. Hilly Field Barn's location is such that it is not quite on the moor, but near enough to everything and yet be off the beaten track. It is very close to the River Tamar and Cornwall, making day trips there much more appealing.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is ensuite to the bedroom and comprises a 3/4 length bath with shower, a pedestal washbasin with mirror and glass shelf above; a toilet and small cupboard for storing any extra items. There is an skylight and fan.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Two chairs and two mirrors and two bedside tables with lamps on each. One has a clock radio also


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This is a NON smoking property. We can take very small children or one older child. However, it is ideally suited to 2 people. All the doorways will take a wheelchair. We like dogs but prefer that they are well behaved and preferably not more than 2. The cottage has central heating . Outside: Outside the cottage is the parking area which is gravel and there is also a wooden table and benches for outside eating. A BBQ can be provided on request. There are 2 sun loungers in the 'utility' room in the cottage. Beyond the parking area is a lawned area with some shrubs and plants. It does look down on to the owner's house, but generally, it is quite private. Utility Room: This is where the boiler is for the water and heating. It has a row of hooks for coats etc and outside recliners and vacuum cleaner etc are housed there. Very suitable for drying off wet items of clothing and boots. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels and kitchen towels are included. The property is cleaned on changeover day as is bed linen and towels etc. Should guests request a change of anything, this can be supplied. Example: if people are staying for 2 weeks.

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