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Miners Dry

(Ref. 976087)

Gulworthy, near Tavistock, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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77 Customer Reviews

  • "An excellent cottage in a fantastic location the owner has thought of everything you could possibly need we had a wonderful week with lots of walking direct from the site , we will certainly be returning in the future ."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Jim5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent property, well managed and in a lovely part of Devon."

    Welcome pack is brilliant.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2024

  • "Our return visit & as per the original stay, it was faultless, this just about sums us up."

    Secluded, no neighbours, open the door to some really fantastic walks, large garden, a bed that made you just fall asleep, cozy sitting room & facilities matching our needs. If you are looking for a comfortable escape this is it, look no further, cannot recommend it highly enough. The test is would you go back - the answer definitely yes!!

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Apr 2024

  • "Miner's dry is situated in such a beautiful area if you like the quiet life."

    There are lovely walks on your doorstep, and there are plenty of birds, rabbits and deer to be seen outside. The cottage itself has a comfy sofa and double bed. En-suite shower room and toilet. All kitchen equipment you need to cook meals on electric cooker. Tv has enough channels for you to find something to watch. Wi fi was pretty good considering where you are. Shops are 10 mins by car in Tavistock. Great cottage to relax and unwind in. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2024

  • "Miners Dry is a pretty stone cottage situated in the middle of a very large garden on the edge of the tamar valley it’s quiet and very peaceful with amazing walks on its doorstep for humans and their dogs."

    Plenty of Dartmoor walks and reservoirs to walk around but the busy town of Tavistock to spend a day browsing its many shops, statues, churches, river walks and much much more.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Feb 2024

  • "We had a great week at miners dry, peaceful and relaxing and away from fireworks which our dogs are reactive to."

    We personally didn't find the sofa very comfy that could be just us. The bed was nice and comfy. There is a lot of black mould in all the corners of this property and this bothers my chest due to health issues if I had seen this in reviews we wouldn't of booked, maybe it's due to all the wet weather but it needs attention. Toilet seat was quite dusty and sticky at the back and Toilet brush holder was full of old dirty water. The garden isn't fully inclosed as we thought but our girls are not wonder's but worth mentioning. The TV sound has gone funny i think the speakers are gone. It's was a shame because this property is delightful and in a fantastic area We made the most of our time in miners dry and we did enjoy the area very much.

    Reviewed by Diane2.8Dec 2023

  • "Great cottage, in perfect position for good walking from the door, yet close to good farm shop & pubs & only 3 miles from Tavistock for larger shops if needed."

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Nov 2023

  • "We had another lovely week at Miners Dry."

    The cottage was spotless as usual and the afternoon tea provided was delicious. We have been coming for years now as the cottage is our peaceful place. Beautiful location with walks from the doorstep. This year we couldn’t get subtitles on the television ( I need them to follow a program) and the owner changed the television within the hour

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely quiet location, clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Our Springer, Bella, loved the garden areas and meeting the occasional dog walkers going past. Most of whom gave us lots of advice about walks, places to visit etc. We did lots of walks directly from the door on the Tamar trails and there plenty of things to see and do in the area. Tavistock is a lovely lively market town and well worth a visit. We also had lots of lovely walks on Dartmoor!

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Everything was good apart from its advertised as secluded private setting."

    There is a track in front of the entrance and pot holers, horse riders, dog walkers, and walking groups all went past the cottage. I did pick this place due to the advertised location and so I was very disappointed. Everything else was fine as expected.

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable, peaceful and lovely location."

    Very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Jun 2023

  • "This is not a criticism but maybe an outside tap would be useful to wash off the dog and boots in bad weather."

    We have no complaints at all, the property was idyllic, so peaceful the weather was beautiful. Would recommend to family and friends and definitely come in the future.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property that we have visited for several years now."

    Well situated for Tamar Trails and for touring. Property is excellently maintained. Shower stopped working and Katherine arranged for a plumber to come out to us on a Sunday morning to solve the problem. Can't ask for better service than that.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "It’s four years since we last stayed at Miners Dry and this latest visit was every bit as enjoyable as before."

    It’s a unique setting providing access to walking trails right from the door and, essential for us, dog-friendly. It’s comfortable, cosy and, since we were here before, carefully refreshed. A definite 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "The property is lovely, it has everything that you need for a comfortable stay."

    The location is perfect, at the very edge of the Tamar Trails. I had a wonderful dog walking holiday, friendly pubs, beautiful scenery and a comfortable cottage - what more could you ask for?

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had another brilliant holiday at the cosy, comfortable Miners Dry."

    Everything was just perfect. Thank you Katherine for all the added touches especially the cream tea, milk, eggs and welcoming flowers. We are looking forward to another visit.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property set in and with direct access to the Tamar Trails."

    It is clean well maintained and equipped. There is limited work service space for food preparation so I'd recommend simple meals, but at least the oven and hob did work! This was our second stay at Miners Dry and providing we can get away from the family the two of us will be back for a third.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Miners Dry, the setting is just perfect, we loved it so much asked the owner if we could extend our stay!"

    Sadly it was booked up. We met the owner, and her lovely children when they were out on their ponies. Our dog Lola also loved her stay, she kept hinting that we wanted to go into the woodland for a sniff, standing right by the big gate, but also loved the freedom of the spacious garden. We definitely want to come back.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Miners Dry."

    It is a lovely place to stay for a relaxing and peaceful time. The cottage is comfortable, cosy, secluded, private and perfectly located for beautiful walks from the doorstep. On our arrival, Katherine, the owner, had provided us with a lovely afternoon tea, milk and eggs etc. and lots of useful information about events in the area during our stay and which we were grateful for. We did not want to leave and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Dec 2022

  • "Miner’s Dry is a little gem of a retreat for two."

    Situated in woodland with walks from the door. Inside is tastefully decorated and complete with all you need. As soon as we stepped inside we felt “at home” and the generous Welcome pack, consisting of full cream tea, fresh eggs, milk, biscuits and fresh flowers, was much appreciated - and enjoyed! We spent days at Princetown, Buckfast Abbey, Perranporth, Saltash and Tavistock, The evenings were spent cooking and cwtched up in front of the log-burner. We would thoroughly recommend Miner,s Dry and would love to return in the future. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2022

  • "Need a space to hang wet coats, clothes that's not in bedroom."

    Dogs loved the gardens lots of space. The walks in woods were brilliant. Unfortunate we had to cut holiday short for reasons at home,if we come back to the area we'd book again. The owners were friendly and couldn't help enough. Love the fact no phone signal in spots.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Nov 2022

  • "Our second visit and hopefully not the last."

    Small but well laid out accommodation, with efficient night storage heating, wood burning stove, large comfortable bed and modern shower/w.c.. Fairly isolated location adjacent to heritage woods. Quiet and restful especially as Wi-Fi and mobile signals are weak.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Oct 2022

  • "Miners Dry is a wonderful place to stay."

    Nestled in a beautiful forest, with wonderful walks,and very peaceful surroundings. The cottage is beautifully maintained and this just adds to a perfect holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Oct 2022

  • "We found this to be a truly wonderful stay / location / accomodation, every step was without issue, from booking, directions, accomodation, facilities, this was without doubt a thoroughly relaxing break."

    The location has wonderful walks right on the doorstep, stunning scenery and Miners Dry itself was fantastic, the dogs had the time of their lives, the welcoming pack was greatly appreciated by us all and the local information provided was a huge benefit and informative. We would recommend this without any hesitation and we will be back Thank you

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely with everything you could need in a most beautiful, peaceful and tranquil setting Wonderful …."

    and a smashing basket of goodies on arrival fully recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2022

  • "This is our 4th stay here."

    tyhe dogs love it. I'm sure we'll be back again

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at the idyllic Miners Dry."

    We can’t recommend it enough. Secluded, peaceful and quiet, everything you need for a relaxing break. The setting was perfect with walks from the doorstep. Oh and the bed was the comfiest we have ever slept in!

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Small property but well laid out with all necessary facilities and considerable character."

    Good size comfortable bed, and modern shower/wc fittings. Ample parking. Beautiful position, fairly isolated with superb forest walks on doorstep. Wi-Fi very intermittent and mobile phone signal can be weak. Ideal for couple - with or without dog(s).

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have stayed at the property previously."

    Katherine was very helpful and accommodating Refurb has made it very clean and comfortable, facilities are very good. Exactly as described in the listing - a 2 person cottage, with the remote location providing peace and quiet, with access to the local countryside with walks, and a comfortable garden

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Gorgeous property in amazing setting."

    Everything we asked for and more. Lovely welcome basket on arrival. Bed so comfy. Our dog loved it. Lots of lovely walks without having to go in the car but nowhere too far, we visited St Ives, Port Issac, Dartmoor, Looe and many more places so easy access to everywhere. Will definitely be coming again

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage with walks ,onto the Tamar trails, straight from the door."

    There were welcome goodies on arrival for both ourselves and our furry friends. A very quiet, get away from it all location, but when walking the trails met so many friendly, helpful people including the owners extended family.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jun 2022

  • "With it's ideal siting next to the Tamar Trails, the property is excellent for holiday makers/dog owners."

    The property is always clean and tidy when we arrive and the provision of eggs,milk, cream tea and dog biscuits is a very kind thought.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "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 Michele4.7Apr 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 David5.0Apr 2022

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

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Apr 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 Rosemary5.0Mar 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 Jo5.0Mar 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 Peter3.8Mar 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 Clare5.0Dec 2021

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

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2021

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

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Nov 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 Antony4.7Oct 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 Kim5.0Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Aug 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 Christopher4.4Aug 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 Rob5.0Jun 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 Jane4.4Jun 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 Cressida5.0May 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 Peter5.0May 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 Jeffery5.0Apr 2021

  • "Very good accommodation, quite and romantic"

    Reviewed by Kerry4.1Oct 2020

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

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Oct 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 Roy2.8Sep 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 Peter5.0Sep 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 Alan5.0Jul 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 Lynne5.0Dec 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 Angela5.0Dec 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 Clare5.0Nov 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 Janet5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic. Have booked again."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 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 Peter5.0Sep 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 Noel3.8Jul 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 Veronica5.0Jun 2019

  • "Perfect location for us."

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

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 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 Tracey4.4May 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 Ruth4.7May 2019

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

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 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 Angela5.0Mar 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 Dave5.0Jan 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 Angela5.0Jan 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 Angela5.0Sep 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 Tracey5.0Aug 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 Peter5.0Apr 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 Clive5.0Apr 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 John4.7Apr 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 Angela5.0Apr 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, 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 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.

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

Note: This property does not accept children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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