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Miners Dry

Gulworthy, near Tavistock, Cornwall (Ref. 976087)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely peaceful 4 days at Miners Dry."

    Such a cosy private cottage, the bed was really comfortable, so many walks nearby and loved ‘Florence’s fresh eggs from the honesty box up the lane, thank you so much for the welcome pack of a Local paper, eggs, milk, cookies, delicious scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam, also doggie biscuits for our Springer Bertie, he ate them all! We really liked the fact that our dog could walk about the grounds freely without having to have a lead on him all the time, hopefully we’ll be back! Thank you

    Reviewed by MicheleApr 2022

  • "Fabulous stay, great location, lovely cottage - very comfortable."

    Reviewed by JeanetteApr 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful detached cottage in the middle of woods."

    Just beyond the gate was the Tamar trail and lovely walks. Cottage had everything we needed for our stay. It was lovely and warm and the log fire was a bonus for a chilly night. We managed to sit outside on a few occasions with a glass of wine and watch the different birds on the feeder. Thanks also for the welcome pack of scones, jam and clotted cream. Also the decorated eggs and milk.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage with beautiful forest walks from the front door."

    The walks and the cottage are of historical and industrial (mining) interest. It’s so peaceful and cosy. The log burner adds to this cosines.It’s a well equipped cottage.At night the stars are amazing to see as there’s no light pollution. The owner was very thoughtful with her starter pack, including cream tea, biscuits milk etc and helpful information

    Reviewed by RosemaryMar 2022

  • "Have just returned from our first visit to Miners Dry, having spent a week there."

    The property and location….wow!!! Was well equipped and really comfortable (if I could of taken the bed home I would of done!). Amazing walks in and around the Tamar Valley where you could, and we did, walk for miles, which pleased the dog! Had fantastic weather all week too which made it all in all a great holiday. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by JoMar 2022

  • "Internet very poor and the cupboard door by the fridge annoying everything else was 5 Star will definitely recommend"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We do not advertise the property as having internet, but we do provide a plug in wi-fi box, and do put this in the welcome letter that the signal is not great. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back to Miners Dry Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "Beautiful peaceful setting."

    Excellent walks for the dogs, thank you for welcoming them. Thanks also for the lovely treats left for us, very much appreciated. Our second trip and won't be our last

    Reviewed by ClareDec 2021

  • "A very relaxing week away in beautifully peaceful setting, spotlessly clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2021

  • "Great break away, so isolated and such a great setting to stay."

    Reviewed by RossNov 2021

  • "For a late Autumn break Miners Dry was a perfect location, it also ticked the box that let us stay in an idyllic property away from it all."

    We were comfortable, cosy and wonderfully quiet, with superb walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by AOct 2021

  • "Great situation with Tamar valley on your doorstep and comfortable cottage to come back to even when weather poor , which made the difference and break enjoyable ."

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2021

  • "The miners dry was exactly what we look for in a holiday cottage, and we will be booking again."

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "Lovely stay at Miners Dry."

    .a perfect very quiet little cottage away from it all.. very very peaceful. All very clean, everything you need for a very relaxed stay and a very thoughtful welcoming cream tea on arrival which was delicious.. Thank you

    Reviewed by KimAug 2021

  • "This was our 3rd stay at the Miners Dry and it's as great as ever!"

    Lovely and isolated but not too far from civilisation. The added extras on arrival such as fresh flowers, scones, jam and milk were a welcome treat.The walkes from the cottage were quite and peaceful, we even saw deers right next to the cottage. The Miners Dry now has wifi, it like the mobile signal is patchy. If you really need wifi and a good mobile signal then maybe this holiday is not for you, but if you plan to leave all that behind then this is ideal. Definitely will be returning again and again.

    Reviewed by RobJun 2021

  • "What an amazing place this is."

    Tucked away in a stunning location you could not ask for a more private retreat; it's no wonder so many people return time and time again. Good facilities in cottage and a lovely welcome pack of goodies and essentials on arrival.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2021

  • "If you want a get away ,pick you up break in the most beautiful quiet location this is the place."

    Our only disappointment was only having two days to explore .

    Reviewed by CressidaMay 2021

  • "The accommodation is in a wonderful setting and quite secluded apart from the odd passing runner or dog walker and with the Tamar Trails on the doorstep it was a delight to take our dog for long walks."

    In addition, it is a great base for trips out to places in Devon and Cornwall being very close to the border. The scones, clotted cream and jam provided at the accommodation were very welcome after our long journey from Leicester.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "We very greatly enjoyed our stay and hope to stay again some time in the future."

    We live in the South East and very much wanted an escape from all the busyness of the world. We were not disappointed. The cabin is perfect for a retreat but it is close enough to beautiful and interesting places to also have a holiday. In fact we took advantage of the trails that pass right past the cabin and took the long walk past the old mine workings and along the valley and down to the quay. These walks are mostly through pine plantations with occasional views of the beautiful valley and fascinating for anyone with even the most casual interest in Victorian industrial archaeology . Anyone wanting more open countryside can take a short drive to Dartmoor which is as open as you could ever get! We had a fabulous lunch in Tavistock and at every turn we were surprised by how quiet (in a good way) everything was. Even Totnes and the South Ham's coastline is only an hour away so if bad weather requires something different this place is perfectly situated. Catherine, our host, was helpful and friendly and when I foolishly left my laptop charger behind she quickly returned it without my having to ask or pay for the postage. She made the cabin inviting for our arrival with scones and cream, which once heated up in the oven created a problem by way of awakening a taste for these delicious treats. Most importantly she allowed us to bring our very elderly cat, a very important personage without whose company we wouldn't have been able to come. The cat appreciated the warmth of the cabin and also enjoyed sitting outside with us soaking up the sun. The cabin is situated by itself so there is total privacy, peace and solitude. The very occasional person walks past on one of the trails but this in no way spoilt the solitude of the place. The only sounds are the wind in the trees and bird song so all in all - for anyone seeking escape from noise and bustle - this location is a winner.

    Reviewed by JefferyApr 2021

  • "There is no internet and mobile signal is very flaky"

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2020

  • "Very good accommodation, quite and romantic"

    Reviewed by KerryOct 2020

  • "We had a great week at Miners Dry, the weather was great as was the cottage."

    Plenty of walks from the door and peace and quiet all round. It is a very relaxing place. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Miners dry was very cosy but not very comfortable we found the arm chair and settee extremely uncomfortable when we sat on them we found them virtually impossible to get out of we think another one should be in order thankyou."

    Milk cream tea andeggs was provided whichnwas lovely

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call on the details below. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RoySep 2020

  • "Absolutely nothing to to complain about."

    The location,the cottage,the surroundings were all 100% perfect.Would happily return and recommend it to all.Many thanks

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2020

  • "Wonderful setting with a real feeling of isolation and peace yet still close to reality."

    Lots of lovely walks through Forrest with good footpaths if you stick to them with streams flowing down through eventually leading in to the Tavistock river. The owners were so nice and friendly and the cottage was an absolutely amazing, comfortable well equipped property with lots of very thought goodies on arrival. The wood burning fire was a doddle and only needed to sit by and enjoy on evenings and electric heating was more than adequate. Will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by LynneDec 2019

  • "We love visiting Miners Dry."

    Love being in the middle of nowhere. Rosie is a lovely host and always leaves a cream tea. Thoroughly recommend here as a getaway or romantic break.

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2019

  • "Beautiful peaceful setting, we barely saw another soul."

    The place was lovely and the bed was comfy. Great garden for the dog with loads of walks straight from the door. We hardly used the car. The real fire was a bonus and we didn't want to leave. Friendly welcome with a cream tea and fresh eggs and milk kindly left for us.

    Reviewed by ClareNov 2019

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The location of the cottage was perfect for exploring the Tamar trails and the log burner just made everything nice and cosy and warm on our return.

    Reviewed by JanetNov 2019

  • "Fantastic. Have booked again."

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2019

  • "The holiday accommodation was perfect , the weather also was perfect, so we we're very happy with the way your company made everything so straight forward."


    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "A very relaxing week in this cottage,we had a very nice welcome along with peace and quiet,lovely garden for our two dogs and plenty of walks around us,will definitely be booking again."

    Many thanks.

    Reviewed by NoelJul 2019

  • "Great little cottage away from it all,welcome pack including cream tea,tea ..."

    Great little cottage away from it all,welcome pack including cream tea,tea coffee biscuits and treats for the dog a very nice touch

    Reviewed by VeronicaJun 2019

  • "Perfect location for us."

    Miners' Dry is comfortable, quiet and ideally located for us to enjoy our walks.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "We absolutely loved the location, many walks from the door and a wealth of history around every corner."

    We loved the total seclusion and the peace, but we still saw people whilst walking and spoke with the few dog walkers and runners who passed the garden. The cottage was quite petite but fulfilled our needs and the bed was very comfortable, the surroundings were exceptional and both humans and dogs enjoyed the whole experience.

    Reviewed by TraceyMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage to get away from it all."

    Our dogs were in heaven. The owner was fantastic with cream tea waiting for us when we arrived.

    Reviewed by RuthMay 2019

  • "It was great, very tranquil and relaxing thank you"

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2019

  • "We loved this cosy cottage, with lots of lovely and varied walks from our doorstep."

    The history of the area is so interesting and it is a great starting point for exploring other places too. We had such a warm welcome and everything we needed for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2019

  • "Rosie the owner was brilliant, the welcome was really nice."

    Cream tea waiting for us and other goodies on our arrival. Miners dry is a very lovely place to stay, very relaxing holiday, no Wi-Fi , very little mobile phone signal which was also a bonus. We don't want to tell too many people otherwise it will be booked when we want it next time. We will be back. Thank you

    Reviewed by DaveJan 2019

  • "We love going to Miner's Dry."

    It was out 5th or 6th visit and we go back every year for a rest from life break. Rosie is a great owner and is lovely. On this visit we knew we would be late arriving so she put a heater on and set the wood burner so we could just light it when we arrived. Would thoroughly recommend visiting here. The location is amazing, the quiet is perfect and it's just for 2 adults (dogs welcome too - ours love it too)

    Reviewed by AngelaJan 2019

  • "I was able to book this holiday through Sykes very easily."

    They contacted me when they said they would and the whole transaction was seamless. Miners Dry cottage is beautiful and the surrounding walks are amazing.only 12 minutes drive from Tavistock for all the shopping you need. Such a chilled out holiday! I’m looking forward to booking again.

    Reviewed by angelaSep 2018

  • "We loved how secluded the cottage was whilst still being close enough to civilisation should we need help."

    The Tamar Trails are literally on the doorstep so there are great walks easily accessible but the rest of Devon and Cornwall are within driving distance too. The cottage had everything we needed for a week away with no frills or excesses. It was clean and cosy and the owner was lovely and welcoming. Normally when we go on holiday we charge around doing stuff but here we spent quite a lot of time just chilling and watching the wildlife from the table and chairs in the front garden, it was so quiet, relaxing and beautiful. We have already recommended it to a friend.

    Reviewed by TraceyAug 2018

  • "This was our 4th stay at Miners Dry."

    We enjoy the peacefulness of its locality and the nearness to the Tamar Trails which we enjoy walking with our dog. Also location is ideal for travelling to many tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2018

  • "Absolutely great !"

    ........ Wonderful welcome - cream tea etc. Cottage warm, cosy and friendly, area brilliant and peaceful - much needed...... and thank you so much for arranging the perfect weather . We will be re booking.

    Reviewed by CliveApr 2018

  • "Miners Dry is situated in superb walking country within the wooded Tamar Trials and the historical mining area."

    Didn't need a car for first 4 days as walked from the cottage, also good for birds, deer, bats etc. Recommend it.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2018

  • "We love Miners' Dry."

    We try to get there at least once a year for the secluded and peaceful area. Our dogs love the trails. The owner is lovely and friendly and we love a homemade cream tea. Tavistock is not far away and a lovely town. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2017

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  • One level
  • 1 x king size double bedroom with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen.
  • Night storage heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, washer-dryer, TV with DVD, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property does not accept children. Note: This property has limited mobile phone coverage.

The property

Within two acres of National Heritage Site woodland about a mile from Gulworthy is this secluded little single-storey cottage.

Magically surrounded by a woodland garden, it is a very special place for couples to enjoy a romantic break.

A few steps lead you up into the open plan living space, once a place for miners to dry their clothes and now a comfy and lovely room with beams and cosy wood burning stove in the inglenook.

The en suite double bedroom is a romantic place for peaceful nights in this private setting.

Enjoy outdoor suppers around the barbecue in the garden and you may hear the nightjar or spot shy deer around you.

With the Tamar Trails on your doorstep, head out with the map provided for long walks or cycle rides.

Or why not pick up a paddle and join the canoe expeditions on the interesting River Tamar?

The National Trust houses of Cotehele and Buckland Abbey are fascinating to visit, as is historic Morwellham Quay.

The nearby Horn of Plenty restaurant is renowned or maybe eat out in the old market town of Tavistock or the bustling city of Plymouth.

Miners Dry is a fabulous place for chilling out or enjoying quality time with your nearest and dearest.


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Kitchen / Dining / Lounge Double Bedroom Ensuite

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


A delightful award-winning market town on the River Tavy, nestling in the south-west slopes of Dartmoor. Tavistock has an indoor pannier market, a diverse range of shops, an excellent choice of pubs, bistros, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema, as well as a leisure pool

Region Information

Note: This property does not accept children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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