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Cholwell Barn Apartment

(Ref. 1048109)

Mary Tavy, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • sarah (9)
  • danny (9)

26 Customer Reviews

  • "We have been coming to Dartmoor for years and this has to be one of our favourite properties."

    Beautifully maintained grounds which we were free to explore, and the interior light, spacious and spotless. Very quiet surroundings with plenty of bird life and some superb walking right from the door. Tavistock is about 10 mins drive with a fabulous indoor market and the moor an easy drive from there. We will definitely be returning and would recommend Cholwell Barn to anyone thinking of exploring Dartmoor.

    Hi Malcolm. Thank you for your very kind comments about your stay here at Cholwell Barn, we enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to seeing you here again in the future.kind regards Danny, Sarah and of course Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2023

  • "This really is a beautiful place to stay."

    Danny and Sarah made us feel very welcome and could not have been more helpful. The apartment is perfect in every way and has a lovely private garden for sitting out and relaxing after some fantastic walks across Dartmoor and the surrounding areas. The property has an orchard garden and grounds which lead down to Cholwell Brook where you can sit peacefully on the banks and just enjoy nature. There are two really good pubs within easy walking distance, the Mary Tavy Inn and the Peter Tavy Inn (booking a table at either of them is recommended because they are so popular!) We heartily recommend that you book this apartment.

    Dear Peter. Many thanks for your glowing feedback on our property, we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay here. I'll see what I can do to expand the walk collection just in case you return. We look forward to meeting you both again in the future. Kind regards Danny, Sarah and of course Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "My wife and I recently enjoyed a week at Cholwell Barn."

    I could not fault the accomodation or welcome from the owners. The place is a real jewel. The garden even has it's own mini wood with stream. Within walking distance is the Mary Tavy Pub. Food and decor is priceless. The apartment is in a great central location for touring. Tavistock is of course very local. Great place!

    Hi Derek. Thank you for your very positive feedback, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Cholwell Barn. It's good to hear our location is a good base for exploring West Devon and beyond. We hope to see you back here again soon. Kind regards Danny, Sarah and Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2023

  • "Danny and Sarah were perfect hosts in a perfect spot."

    The detached apartment was immaculate and very comfortable. Danny and Sarah were on hand to provide us with the local knowledge to get the most from the beautiful tors, rivers, streams and paths on our doorstep (including within their extensive garden). With a post office/shop, pubs and bus stop (connecting to the train station at Okehampton) within easy walking distance, it would be possible to spend a week here without a car. Highly recommended! Duncan & Lucy

    Hi Duncan and Lucy. Thank you for your very generous feedback, we're pleased you enjoyed your time here at Cholwell Barn. Your comments about connectivity by public transport will certainly be helpful for future guest. We hope to see you back here again the not too distant future. Thanks again Danny, Sarah & Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful accommodation, this property has everything that you want, lovely ..."

    Wonderful accommodation, this property has everything that you want, lovely setting and Danny & Sarah were available if required can't speak highly enough, best Sykes property we have been to

    Many thanks for your feedback Colin, we really appreciate your comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay here. Hopefully you'll be able to come back again soon and explore a little more of what Dartmoor has to offer. Kind regards Danny, Sarah and Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "Many thanks to Sarah & Danny, very well maintained property."

    And has everything board games, bottle opener to extra garbage ba. You need something its there and our kids loved the barn converted setting. Kitchen area very moderna and great for a small family to have a good time, We will go again :)

    Many thanks for your positive comments Raman, we're pleased you all enjoyed your stay here at Cholwell Barn. We look forwards to seeing you all again sometime in the future. Thanks again Danny & Sarah (and of course Dart our Labrador) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Raman5.0Apr 2023

  • "Quiet, Very spacious, clean and extremely well presented."

    The beds were comfortable, the fixtures and fitting were everything you could need. Danny and Sarah were extremely welcoming, friendly, and would stop for a chat but not in the least intrusive. We would certainly return there if staying in West Devon again.

    Thanks for your comments Ray, we'd certainly welcome you back here at Cholwell Barn and hope to see you here again soon. Danny, Sarah and Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Mar 2023

  • "Delightfully welcoming and extremely informative owners."

    Very comfortable and well-equipped property.

    Thank you for your feedback Robin, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to meeting you again in the future. Kind regards, Danny, Sarah and Dart (the Labrador) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Owners are very friendly and informative if your into walking and cycling ideal ..."

    Owners are very friendly and informative if your into walking and cycling ideal for exploring Dartmoor Very relaxing and quiet , a lot of thought has gone into the facility’s enjoy your stay

    Many thanks for your feedback Dave, we're really pleased you enjoyed your stay here at Cholwell Barn, Hopefully the weather will be a touch better next time you stay with us. Kind regards Danny, Sarah (and Dart) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great holiday at Cholwell Barn."

    The accommodation is in an ideal place for access to Dartmoor, the coast is accessible for day trips and there are a couple of excellent gardens in the area to visit. Danny and Sarah clearly have pride in delivering a great holiday experience, providing spotless accommodation with good facilities and helpful advice as and when needed. The private garden is a nice sun trap, ideal for any time of the day. I have no hesitation in recommending Cholwell Barn for a relaxing break.

    Many thanks for your kind comments, we're pleased you found "The Apartment" a great base for a holiday. We hope to see you down here again sometime soon. Thanks again, Danny and Sarah (& Dart) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a very comfortable and beautifully situated property."

    It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The owners were very friendly and had a 'nothing is too much trouble' approach. The grounds are delightful, an added bonus.

    Thanks for your positive comments Jacqueline, we are really pleased you had such an enjoyable stay here at Cholwell Barn. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best wishes Danny, Sarah and Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2022

  • "Ace - an excellent property in a good location - plenty of local walks and ..."

    Ace - an excellent property in a good location - plenty of local walks and places to visit - as a retired Gymnastics judge - clearly a score of 10

    Many thanks for you kind words John, we hope to see you back here again in the future. Best wishes, Danny, Sarah & Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay at the Cholwell Barn Apartment."

    Danny and Sarah are impeccable host’s, very friendly and helpful without being intrusive, they were on hand at all time’s and nothing was to much trouble for them. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and contained all you needed for your stay. There were a couple of minor issues, ie we would have liked a couple of side tables in the lounge and a larger shelf in the downstairs bathroom but that is our own preferences and does certainly not impact on any way on the apartment itself, which is great and in a quite location, with your own private outside seating area and within the owners beautiful garden which is extensive, including a small orchard and lovely woodland with a stream where we were fortunate to see some deer. You can enter the apartment on two levels which is also great if you have mobility issues and is an extra bonus. We all had a wonderful time staying here and we would all definitely return. We can not recommend Cholwell Barn Apartment and our hosts highly enough and we truly yank you Danny and Sarah for our wonderful stay with you. 5*

    Great suggestions about minor improvements we could make Paula, we'll add them to our improvements list. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime soon. Danny, Sarah and Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything about the accommodation and interaction with the hosts was first class."

    The enjoyment of our stay was also enhanced by unexpected extras such as the large well tended garden, the first floor balcony, the property being detached and not overlooked, the quietness and the birdsong. It is a special place and we would recommend it.

    Thanks for you kind words Dan, let's hope you can get back down here again soon. Kind regards, Danny, Sarah and Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0May 2022

  • "First stay in a Sykes property, immaculately clean, well-equipped, v comfortable and hosts Danny and Sarah were wonderful and did everything they could to make our stay as comfy as possible, including having cot, high chair and stair gates installed when we arrived so we could keep our almost 1 year old safe."

    They also gave us great tips on local walks and facilities and the playground in Mary Tavy was a great hit with both children

    Thanks for your generous comments Helen, we enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope you'll find the time to come back and explore more of the area. Kind regards Danny, Sarah and Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2022

  • "Went with a friend and we wanted separate bedrooms and bathrooms."

    With the twin room and shower room on the ground floor, everything else upstairs, it gave us both the space we wanted. Danny and Sarah are a lovely couple, friendly and easy to talk with. They are there if needed but do not intrude. Their dog Dart is adorable. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, and had everything you might need for your stay. Danny and Sarah also included Wine, Milk and goodies, as well as all the cleaning stuff, etc. The beds were very comfortable and ensured a great night's sleep. We had good weather for our stay so enjoyed the use of our own private garden, and sitting on the balcony (from the lounge) looking across the countryside. We also explored their gardens and woodland too. The Mary Tavy Inn was a great choice for a meal, a short (but hilly) walk away. The accommodation is in an excellent location for exploring the area, especially Dartmoor. Thank Danny, Sarah and Dart for a wonderful stay and hope to see you again

    Many thanks for your positive comments, we're still learning so it's good to hear we're doing the right things. Dart says hello and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks again, Danny, Sarah and Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely holiday apartment."

    Great location with loads to do on your doorstep. Host very welcoming and informative. Definitely returning next year.

    Thanks for your comments Claire and please accept our apologies for such a shoddy response to your kind words. We look forward to seeing you in future. Kind regards Danny, Sarah and Dart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely apartment and hosts, what more could you ask for."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "Amazing apartment and lovely area photos don’t do it justice"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property is spotless !"

    The Apartment is set in a most attractive area. The garden is beautiful. It is ideal for those who love walking with Dartmoor on the doorstep. A lovely balcony to enjoy the view too.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful tranquil location."

    Perfect for Moors, rivers & coastline. Close to lovely Tavistock with very good facilities. Fantastic hosts.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2021

  • "An excellent location for exploring Devon and Cornwall."

    The views from the cottage are wonderful as are the walks. The garden is enchanting and the visit by a local deer capped it all. Our hosts were very attentive but did not intrude and they had the balance just right. We would love to come again.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely spacious apartment with all that you require for a great holiday on Dartmoor."

    We would definitely return and we thank the owners very much.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely barn, very clean and tidy everything there for you, lovely grounds around you, owners made you feel very welcome."

    Nice relaxing holiday, nice walking area

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2020

  • "Everything was good."

    The owner - Daniel was very friendly and helpful. We would recommend the property and the location.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2020

  • "The apartment was excellent, it was spotlessly clean, comfortable, well equipped and warm."

    We appreciated the welcome pack and fresh flowers . Daniel the owner was the perfect host and made us feel most welcome.

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Sep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with TV
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire and balcony
  • Oil-fired central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi and a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & Highchair available
  • Stairgate
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private lawn and patio with furniture
  • Secure bike storage with electric supply available for recharging e-bikes and a hose located nearby for cleaning any muddy bikes
  • First-floor balcony
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.4 miles

The property

A comfortable and welcoming retreat on the western side of Dartmoor, Cholwell Barn Apartment can be found in the village of Mary Tavy, amongst the natural splendour of the Dartmoor National Park.

With a quirky reverse level layout with its living area on the first floor with views over the owners orchard and trees beyond, this property makes a lovely holiday home for couples or families seeking a rural escape in Devon.

Park up at the front of the property aside the owner's home and make your way to the rear, passing your own private garden before entering your home from home for the week.

On the ground floor you can find an inviting twin bedroom equipped with its own television, you can also find the shower room on this level..

Make your way up the striped carpet of the stairs and enter into the spacious open-plan living area; take a seat on the sofa and flick on the television for some lighthearted entertainment before preparing a homemade meal in the amply-equipped kitchen area.

Enjoy your dining experiences at the table in the centre of the room, or take to dining alfresco outside on your own private patio in the warmer months.

Also on the first floor a master double bedroom, boasting an en-suite bathroom and its own balcony overlooking the beauty of the owner's orchard, this room is a truly desirable spot to rest your head.

The local area of Mary Tavy offers all the conveniences you could need for a self-catered stay, including a Post Office with a shop, as well as a traditional pub serving good food, you won't have to travel far to find a good host of amenities, with the nearby award-winning market town of Tavistock being within easy reach too with its charming indoor pannier market, selection of shops and even more eateries, this impressive town is well-worth exploring.

Sitting within Dartmoor National Park, you will also benefit from a plethora of outdoor activities, with 368 square miles of diverse landscapes to roam, choose to explore by foot, bike or even horseback, with ample opportunities for canoeing, climbing, kayaking and more!

Spend a day within the port city of Plymouth, boasting rich maritime heritage, 37 ancient monuments and a historic Barbican district, there's plenty of history awaiting to be discovered here, as well as its picturesque marinas making lovely spots to enjoy a romantic meal by the waterfront.

In reach of Exeter, Torquay, Paignton and more, Cholwell Barn Apartment is wonderfully situated for a fun-filled escape to Devon.

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.

Note: Bookings of 7 nights must be Friday to Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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