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Bluebell Cottage

(Ref. 1105598)

Mary Tavy, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely!"

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Apr 2024

  • "If you like peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings this is the place for you."

    We were greeted by the owners on arrival who made us feel very welcome. The cottage is beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. We will definitely book another holiday at Bluebell cottage.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2024

  • "Bluebell Cottage is one of the cleanest and well equipped cottages we have stopped in ."

    The homeowners were really welcoming and really helpful with what ever you needed . They are very approachable . The views and the gardens were very private and extremely nice . The house has a homely feel which we found hard to leave in our days there . If it rained you would find it easy to relax there . The walks are beautiful. The pubs are great as well , good food and good ale and beer

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Mar 2024

  • "Bluebell Cottage is a beautiful cottage and every bit as lovely as the photos."

    From the kitchen and dining area you look across open fields. It was just me and my dog and we found plenty of walks locally in addition to exploring Dartmoor. Sarah is a wonderful host and very helpful. I loved the little touches of fresh daffodils around the house, milk in the fridge and a cake. I definitely want to return.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Feb 2024

  • "Bluebell cottage is exceptional!"

    Immaculate, beautifully decorated and well equipped. Very helpful and friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have stayed in over a dozen different locations with Helpful holidays and Sykes cottages over the last 18 years and this property must be one of our top favourites !"

    It was so well equipped , super clean ,beautiful surroundings very friendly helpful hosts in a convenient location. We hope to return again next year .

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2023

  • "This has to be the nicest accommodation that I've ever stayed in."

    The cottage is immaculate and the decor is fab. Everything I needed was there and the hosts, Sarah and Chris, were extremely welcoming and helpful. There is a large garden for sole use of the occupants of the cottage and the location is very peaceful and relaxing. Lots of walks on your doorstep and plenty more a short drive away. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very well appointed and comfortable."

    Great location for exploring Dartmoor and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for a get away, comfy bed, Netflix included, lovely garden with several seating areas!"

    Sarah was vert helpful we recommending day trips, places to eat,

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Well equipped, everything immaculate. Owners very helpful. Hopefully we will be back.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday cottage in a beautiful location."

    Very comfortable. I felt at home as soon as I arrived. I have spent two great weeks here and will come back: I have already booked for next year!

    Reviewed by Saskia5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage and the owners are a treasure."

    Beautiful location and everything you could need and more for a relaxing stay. Sarah & Chris have made everything perfect and have been so helpful and kind during the stay. I didn't want to leave. This is 100% somewhere both that I would recommend and return to.

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Mar 2023

  • "The best rental property that we have ever visited."

    Stylish, very well equipped, clean and with a fantastic location. Owners welcoming and helpful. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Petra5.0Jan 2023

  • "Emaculate, spotless cottage, the owners Sarah and Chris were perfectly charming and very helpful and Peggy and Ruby (the dogs) were very well behaved when we met them."

    Myself my husband and the dog spent 4 terrific night at Bluebell cottage over Christmas and it was very relaxing, a perfect place to be to escape the stresses of the festive season. 10/10

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property is in a lovely location with two pubs within walking distance."

    The house is absolutely immaculate with a lovely garden. There is everything you could possibly need in a self catering property and the house is very comfortable. The hosts are very friendly and helpful, if needed and there are lots of walk/information books. We had a fantastic stay and look forward to being able to return.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely place , great facilities, great location ."

    Owners very friendly . Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property is spacious、super clean and fully equipped kitchen。The owners Chris and Shirley are super friendly and helpful。 Highly recommended !"

    Reviewed by Chi Sum5.0Aug 2022

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Soundbar, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with lawn, patio, decking, furniture and fire pit
  • One well-behaved pet welcome at £25 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Annexe attached to owner's property
  • Note: 3/4 size bath in bathroom, unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: In order to maximise space in the bedroom, the double bed is positioned against the wall with access on one side
  • Note: Dogs must be under tight control in the garden

The property

Bluebell Cottage is a romantic, semi-detached cottage resting in the village of Mary Tavy, Devon.

Offering pet-friendly accommodation in Dartmoor National Park, this peaceful dwelling features off-road parking, a large private garden with outdoor seating, and countryside views with plenty of walks nearby.

Step inside to find a beautifully appointed interior with great attention to detail; to your left is a utility with laundry facilities and a cloakroom.

The open-plan kitchen/diner is a bright and airy space to prepare evening meals using high-quality appliances, whilst admiring the surrounding countryside views.

On warmer nights, open the bi-fold doors to let the outside in as you dine at the table for four, followed by a glass of wine in the garden which has plenty of outdoor seating, lawn space, and a secluded decking to stargaze by the fire pit.

Cooler nights can be spent snuggled up in the sitting room with a wall-mounted Smart TV for entertainment.

When it's time to unwind, head upstairs to freshen up in the bathroom, before retiring to the double bedroom where you'll awaken to views of the rolling fields.

Mary Tavy is a picturesque village to call home whilst exploring Dartmoor: with a Post Office and shop, The Mary Tavy Inn and plenty of attractions close by such as the Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement, scenic walks to Roos Tor, and Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park.

The Tamar Valley AONB is also within easy reach to explore the National Trust properties of Cotehele and Buckland Abbey, along with plenty of walking trails.

Spend the day exploring the market town of Tavistock with its Pannier Market and museum, whilst Okehampton sits further north for the Museum of Dartmoor Life and the medieval ruins of Okehampton Castle.

For a livelier day out, journey to the coast to explore the port city of Plymouth where the Georgian house of Saltram, Theatre Royal Plymouth, and boat trips to Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park all await.

For a taste of Devon's stunning countryside and coast, enjoy a romantic retreat in Dartmoor National Park at Bluebell Cottage.

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

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About the location


Tavistock 3.5 miles; Okehampton 12.3 miles; Plymouth 18.4 miles

Its name deriving from the 13th century church of St. Mary’s and the nearby River Tavy, the village of Mary Tavy can be found resting amongst the scenic wonder of the Dartmoor National Park, in easy reach of the bustling village of Tavistock. Once home to the world's largest copper mine, Wheal Friendship, as well as numerous lead and tin mines, the village boasts a rich history well-worth discovering. The village benefits from a good range of amenities, including a Post Office with shop and an inviting pub, The Mary Tavy Inn, where you can enjoy a hearty meal accompanied by a refreshing pint. Take a stroll along the scenic waterfront, a bridleway lying adjacent for those avid horseback riders, or venture further to explore the splendour of the National Park. Home to 368 square miles of natural delights, Dartmoor National Park boasts a plethora of walking and cycling routes leading you through steep wooded river valleys to enticing archaeological sites such as Spinster’s Rock, Grimspound and Higher Uppacott, there's so much to explore here, with ample opportunities for outdoor activity including canoeing, climbing, geocaching and more. Visit the award-winning market town of Tavistock, the only town in Devon to hold world heritage status, this impressive town is home to a popular 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, it has everything you could need and more for a self-catered stay in Devon. The National Cycle Route 27, Drakes Trail and the West Devon Way to Plymouth are all within easy reach for the keen explorer, or visit the walking centre of Devon, Okehampton, where you will find a Victorian shopping arcade, the Museum of Dartmoor Life, a pleasant park, and the second oldest Norman Castle in the county! With access to Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and so much more, Mary Tavy makes the perfect holiday base for exploring Devon and beyond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season