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Mary Tavy, Devon (Ref. 1080028)

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage so clean and well equipped."

    Very cosy and comfortable with stunning garden and hot tub was fantastic. We loved it !

    Ms PlummerDec 2021

  • "The cottage is everything you want from a family home never mind a weeks holiday home."

    Extremely well equipped, warm, cosy and proper Aga to cook on. The location is perfect. Literally a five minute walk to the beautiful countryside and within walking distance of two great pubs. The Mary Tavy Inn was one of the most welcoming pubs we've been in. The locals were so friendly and we learnt a lot about the local history. Thank you to Myles and Emma for being fantastic helpful hosts. A fantastic week break that will be repeated next year.

    Mr WheatleyNov 2021

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The property

Whincroft lies on the edge of the village of Mary Tavy, just four miles from the stannery town of Tavistock on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park.

Positioned in a peaceful country lane with a handful of other pretty cottages and the neighbouring parish church this beautifully updated chocolate box detached cottage is a home from home for families and friends looking for a base to explore and unwind.

Entry through a pretty, whitewashed porch where walking boots and welly boots can kicked off.

Once inside, the informal dining room, centrally positioned is the perfect place to gather for special times together.

The restful sitting room decorated in soft neutral hues is an invitation to unwind, and curl up on pale squashy sofas, with the glows of a wood burning stove adding further warmth to chilly autumnal evenings.

Enjoy favourite shows and films on the wall mounted TV with Blue Ray and Roku device whilst teens and children can escape to the snug room next door, equipped with TV and Playstation 4.

More recently extended, the kitchen is a place to enjoy coffee and breakfast in the morning sunshine that streams through patio doors.

Prepare warming meals in the Aga after long walks on the moor, there is a further electric oven in the useful utility room with a cloakroom to the side.

Upstairs four tasteful bedrooms, each dressed in crisp white linen are individually and styled to reflect the ever-changing colours of the moorland.

A spacious master bedroom with king-size bed, benefits from an en-suite shower room.

The sunny, whitewashed twin with accents of yellow and grey provide the option of a super-king bed if pushed together and heather and greens are the theme for the pretty, dual aspect double room with views to the garden and the countryside beyond.

The delightful single room decorated in ‘old white’ looks out over the garden to the rear and these bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with bath and shower over.

To the rear step into a heavenly scented courtyard garden planted with colourful shrubs and pots.

A summerhouse adorned with fairy lights offers a shady spot from summer sunshine and shelter if the weather is less than perfect.

To the rear an expanse of lawn garden provides a further patio with seating, a hammock to snooze and a timber clad inflatable 4 person hot tub.

Don your walking boots with footpaths leading from your doorstep right onto the moor.

Enjoy the 11 miles of traffic-free route The Granite Way that stretches from Okehampton to Lydford winding through some of the most stunning Dartmoor countryside and moorland.

Rest and enjoy lunch in one of the many great pubs in the location, the closest being the Peter Tavy Inn a 15 minute walk.

For family day’s out visit Buckland Abbey, Lydford Gorge, Castle Drogo and Dartmoor Zoo, and further afield the Eden Project and the sandy beaches of the north or south coast are only an hour or so away by car.

Four miles away the market town of Tavistock boasts an award-winning bi-weekly farmers market, as well as the vast selection of independent shops, restaurants and cafés to enjoy.

Whincroft is a house for all seasons and will provide a wonderful and relaxing base to explore and recharge the batteries.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (can be super-king double on request), 1 double, 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with AGA, sitting room with wood burning stove, dining room, utility room, ground floor cloak room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV x 2 with Roku stick, Blu-Ray player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair provided
  • Enclosed front garden with patio, lawn and seating, courtyard garden, summerhouse with garden table and chairs, rear lawn garden with patio and seating, hammock and wood-clad inflatable 4 person hot tub
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars (1 large & 1 small) and more parking available on the road nearby
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome, 2nd dog charge of £25.00 per week
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4.30pm, check-out by 10am
  • There is a good housekeeping bond on this property of £200
  • Note: children not be left unattended in garden due to fenced off pond to the rear of the garden

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

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