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Traditional Beautiful Cottage with Private Garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor, Devon, England - Peaceful Location Perfectly suited for Exploring Dartmoor, Devon Coasts And Cornwall

A lovely 1 bedroom cottage on the edge of Dartmoor, perfectly situated for exploring the delights of the moors and the beautiful market town of Tavistock, with its award winning pannier market, shops and historic buildings. Guests enjoy a secluded private garden with a patio and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. BBQ facilities provided. Easy access to beaches of North and South Devon and all that Dartmoor has to offer. Whether outdoor activity is your cup of tea, or visiting historic buildings, you will be well catered for. Cornwall is just 6 miles away over the river Tamar. We cannot accept pets.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We moved to West Blackdown Cottage 2002 with our 3 children. Our home dates back to the late 18th century, and nestles on the edge of Dartmoor near the small village of Brentor. On our doorstep are the wilds of Dartmoor National Park, the well-known and much photographed church of St. Michaels on Brent tor, and the bustling market town of Tavistock, with its many attractions. We love welcoming our guests and doing all we can to help them enjoy their stay here. We are close to the premises most of the time to attend to any needs or problems. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Speaks English, French

13 Reviews

4.8
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

5

HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous location on the southern edge of stunning Dartmoor. Perfect accommodations, bright and exceedingly comfortable, right down to one the most superlative mattresses I've ever slept on. Easy day trips to ancient market towns in Devon and spectacular hikes on the Cornish coast. What more could a traveler ask for?

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chichester
5

West Blackdown Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing time. Owners and cottage were lovely. We recommend this cottage on Dartmoor to anybody, plenty of space and everything you need. We would stay again if we needed accommodation in this area. Thank you Helen & Robin for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A little gem on the edge of Dartmoor.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely and exactly as described. It was very clean and well maintained and everything that we could need was provided for. The owners were very friendly, but kept well out of the way, so as not to interfere with our stay.

My partner and I wanted a week away from it all, walking on the moor and enjoying the peace and quiet. We couldn't have asked for a better location. As soon as you step outside the door you are on the moor, which was just perfect for what we needed and it was very peaceful and quiet in the evenings. Having said that, it is still only 15 minutes from Tavistock, where you will finds plenty of interesting shops and restaurants.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Basildon
5

Amazing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We visited this cottage in late August/early September this year for a week.

The cottage was fantastic and has everything that you could need. The bed is very comfortable and the cottage is very quiet (being on the moor).

There are loads of animals right outside the front door - we had highland cows and sheep sleep next to our front door and often heard tawny owls in the night.

We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

excellent - better than we hoped

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and not too difficult to find. The cottage was clean, well-equipt and beautifully decorated. The owners were friendly and not at all intrusive. Sheep, ponies & highland cattle came down to the garden. Lots of fresh air and walking opportunities. Also close to Tavistock and good for day trips to Tintagel and Looe. Would recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is nice and homely and equipped with everything we needed for our two week stay. The owners are nice people very helpful and able to share their knowledge of the area when needed. The surrounding countryside is stark and beautiful, very peaceful but within easy reach of towns and coves to visit in both Devon and Cornwall.

In Princetown there is a visitors centre which provides lots of interesting information about Dartmoor.

We would most defiantly like to use this cottage if and when we visit Devon again and would most certainly recommend this cottage to freinds and family.

We did find that car parking and the ferries are very expensive in both Cornwall and Devon so make sure you have plenty of change as we got caught out a few times.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We fell in love with this property for its character, absolute tranquillity and the abundance of nature on it's doorstep. Not to mention it's stunning situation and glorious views

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Mary Tavy at 2.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 22 Miles Nearest Golf : Tavistock at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Plymouth at 22 Miles Nearest Motorway : Okehampton at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Mary Tavy at 2.5 Miles Car: recommended

Travel:

Our nearest airport is at Exeter. Rail links from Exeter or Plymouth. Bus service to the village from Plymouth and Okehampton. Good local taxi services. Plenty of safe parking outside the property.

Distances:

Tavistock, our local market town, is 6 miles from West Blackdown Cottage. Here you will find all facilities, including a good selection of independent shops, restaurants and cafes, a daily pannier market, and fortnightly farmers market. Lydford Gorge, owned by the National Trust, is just 5 minutes drive away. The 365 square miles of Dartmoor is literally on the doorstep.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
late autumn 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£110
for 2 nights
From
£55
£350
 
 
xmas 2016
22 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£450
 
 
winter 2017
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£110
for 2 nights
From
£55
£350
 
 
early spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
late spring 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£350
for 5 nights
From
£70
£490
 
 
summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£450
for 6 nights
From
£75
£515
 
 
early autumn 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£325
for 5 nights
From
£65
£460
 
 
late autumn2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£110
for 2 nights
From
£55
£420
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£410
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a deposit of 25% on booking, and payment of the balance prior to or on arrival. Please contact owner for information about bank transfer details and cheques payments, or with any other queries.

Changeover Day:
Guests may arrive after 4 pm and are requested to vacate the property by 10 am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available. Please contact owners for information and prices

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

There are very few properties which have such direct access onto the moors - you just open the front door and you are there ! The 365 square miles of Dartmoor National Park with their magnificent torso, literally there on your doorstep to explore by foot, bike, or car.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Heated towel rail and shaver-point
  • En-suite shower-room with white fittings, double shower, shaver point, heated towel-rail, extractor fan and wall heater. Towels and guest toiletries are provided.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 adults(1 Bedroom) - travel cot and sofa bed for children available Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom has luxury king size bed with memory foam mattress. Bedside tables, dressing table, wardrobe, desk and padded chair. Bedside lights, T.V. and hair-dryer. Views to St. Michael's Church on Brent Tor.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Outside: Guests have the use of a private garden, with wonderful views of the countryside and Brentor Church on the tor. There are two patio areas, with seating, and a BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels are provided, including tea-towels and dishcloths for kitchen. A welcome hamper will await you to start your visit. Other: Entrance hall-way, with coat hooks and boot area.

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