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Woodstone Barn

Whitchurch near Tavistock, Devon (Ref. 25045)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Plenty of room and very well equipped. Friendly host and location is ideal.

    Reviewed by KasunApr 2022

  • "I can’t recommend it enough, truly brilliant- spotless, organised, warm and inviting."

    They have truly thought of everything just for our comfort. Lovely people beautiful place! Thank you from us to you x

    Reviewed by FrantisekJan 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our time at Woodstone barn and would certainly recommend it for a family holiday"

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2021

  • "This is a beautiful property."

    Very well maintained, spotless and well equipped. We were a party of 8 and there was plenty of room in this spacious barn. The home baked scones with clotted cream were a lovely welcome and greatly appreciated after a long journey. This was a short stay for us but we will certainly aim to come again for a longer period. The surroundings are stunning. The hosts were extremely helpful and understanding.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "The views from the cottage are amazing."

    A very tranquil setting, yet still very close to the centre of Tavistock, meaning everthing was accessible.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2021

  • "We had a great week’s holiday- all 8 adults and a baby."

    We loved the location with fabulous views over unspoilt countryside, with lots of lovely walks straight from the door. Very peaceful. Sheep in the field beyond the garden and chickens clucking around and horses in the upper field gave lovely feel of being part of natural surroundings. Play barn, table tennis, swing, trampoline were unexpected and much appreciated . Plenty of attractive places locally to visit: Tavistock, Totnes, Exmoor, Prison museum at Princeton was really interesting, beaches only 15 miles away. The Whitchurch Inn has a great atmosphere and does excellent food just 5 minutes down the road by car. Layout of barnhouse excellent and very well equipped. The barn was very clean and the decor fresh and comfortable. It was lovely to be welcomed with a cream tea - thank you. Fresh eggs from farm delicious too. Just a couple of niggles: the downstairs bedroom was rather dark, damp and smelt musty. Despite opening the small window and putting on the portable radiator, the mustiness clung to the room. Room needs better ventilation. The upstairs bedroom with the double sofa bed felt small, very soft and uncomfortable, and the occupants could not sleep and suffered backache. They closed the sofa bed and slept on the sofa bed cushions on the floor as it was more comfortable. We suggest a king size bed or two single beds would be preferable to the sofa bed. Overall, we loved our stay and would thoroughly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2021

  • "Thanks, we loved our stay at Woodstone Barn; we combined our Daughter’s Wedding at nearby Ever After, with a week at the barn visiting Dartmoor."

    We’ve forgotten how wonderful the area was, fabulous walks and daily river swims… and a morning coffees in Tavistock; just loved it. Thanks to our host Jacqui who made us feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by AustinJul 2021

  • "Three generations spent a happy week at Woodstone Barn."

    The house was well equipped and comfortable with a good open plan layout for a family reunion. The garden was an added bonus as the weather was amazing and the area with the trampoline, table tennis table, swing, etc was fab for keeping the kids entertained. Plus we walked down and swam in the river one day which was very idyllic.

    Reviewed by AliceJun 2021

  • "Lovely spacious place with big living room and kitchen which had all we needed."

    Spacious outdoor patio with great views. Nice and easy communication with the hosts. Lovely area and a good base for exploring Dartmoor!

    Reviewed by RaphaelOct 2020

  • "Beautiful property in a beautiful location."

    Lovely layout within the property with a downstairs bedroom being very beneficial for anyone who has difficulty with stairs. An extremely peaceful location with lovely walks from the door and great views from the house and garden. This is the second stay in this property for my family and we will definitely return again.

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2020

  • "Lovely setting with beautiful views."

    Woodstone caters for children to teenagers and we had a fantastic time. The kitchen is well equipped and the bedrooms we’re extremely comfortable. Thoroughly recommend it and we hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2020

  • "We had to access the property along a farm track."

    The track was badly in need of repair with large potholes. This caused problems as we had two cars one being a jaguar that struggled along the track and they were very concerned for their exhaust and sump and feared that they may sustain damage. The holiday cottage is in a beautiful setting. The cottage is well equipped BUT the cottage is very dirty. On the listing it states that you have to vacate the property by 10.00am to enable deep cleaning. This property has not been deep cleaned. I worked in the NHS for many years and I can state that there was dirt and cobwebs in abundance and no sign at all of deep cleaning. I doubt that the carpets had been hoovered and when I accidentally dropped my keys down the back of the dressing table in the bedroom and had to retrieve them I was shocked by the dirt, dust and debris under the dressing table. This reinforced my suspicions that this cottage has not been deep cleaned, or indeed hoovered regularly. In this time of uncertainty we have to be assured that when we book a cottage that it has been completely and thoroughly deep cleaned and this was certainly not the case. I would love to use the cottage again but would not unless the owners take a long hard look at the cottage and start from the top and work down and disinfect and clean all surfaces, walls and carpets.

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2020

  • "The cottage is in an amazing location."

    Isolated away on a working farm. Exactly what we wanted. We over look fields. It was very restful. The standard of the facilities was excellent. It had everything we needed and more. We were very impressed with cleanliness of the cottage. We were apprehensive about this during this difficult time. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We would certainly use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Woodstone Barn."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything you need to have a home from home stay. The position of the barn is rural, however the views were incredible from the garden and the peace and quiet is welcomed at the end of a busy day sightseeing. The added bonus of sitting in the garden and having the horses, sheep and goats coming to stay hello was particularly special. Whenever we returned to the barn the free roaming chickens would always be there to greet us. The owners were very pleasant and helpful and we would highly recommend Woodstone Barn for your holiday. The Tavi Fryer chip shop in Tavistock is worth a visit. Also the walk by the river in Grenofen (3 minutes in the car to the carpark) is definitely a must do.

    Reviewed by TimothyJul 2020

  • "We had a great week where the family got together and had a break from their busy lives The house was everything we expected and Helen and Jackie very welcoming."

    Reviewed by JackieOct 2019

  • "Location is extremely remote ."

    to reach the property is 2 miles down single track roads and then to actually access the property itself is down a further unmade single track road of about 1 mile.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have looked into this and can confirm that the property is in fact only 1 mile down the single track road and not 2. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2019

  • "Location, property and owners were wonderful."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed it"

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "This was the perfect venue for a short break for a group of friends (4 couples)."

    Out in the Devon countryside with great views towards Dartmoor and yet just a couple of miles from Tavistock, we were all delighted by Woodstone Barn. The open-plan design provided plenty of space and the kitchen was well equipped. It is a good base for exploring Dartmoor and one highlight was walking the Lydford Gorge after the mid June rains.

    Reviewed by ValJun 2019

  • "ONLY a minor problem we encountered was trying to get the water temperature when having showers to stay consistent and not hot/cold, especially in the downstairs shower room."

    Otherwise - a wonderful place to stay and very very recommended.

    Reviewed by JudyMay 2019

  • "Lots of things for kids and very well prepared for younger children."

    Garden is a joy, lovely views across to Dartmoor. Jacqui could not have been more helpful

    Reviewed by LizApr 2019

  • "I can’t recommend Woodstone barn enough."

    The communication pre arrival was exceptional, the welcome was wonderful and the facilities and surroundings were far more than expected. The double beds were a little soft - but that’s very personal. It seems a minimal thing in relation to all else that we took from being in such a special place.

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2019

  • "We had a lovely time."

    This is our second visit, & the owners yet again were great. The accommodation is like new, we had to families and it has plenty of room.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2018

  • "What a wonderful place to stay the owners were very good we had a leaking sink ..."

    What a wonderful place to stay the owners were very good we had a leaking sink in the kitchen which was repaired straight away the accomodation was very comfortable even the staff in the local pub were very welcoming would recommend to anyone who is thinking of having a relaxing and comfortable holiday

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2018

  • "The Cottage was clean and tidy and just as we expected from the photos - there was milk in the fridge and scones jam and cream waiting for us which was great after our long drive down."

    There were plenty of loo rolls and hand soap which was very useful. There was also a supply of washing powder and dishwasher tablets and load of condiments! They had Netflix and good internet connection which we made good use of too - in fact we managed to do some work while we were there which was great.

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2018

  • "Lovely converted barn in a great setting, with the addition of sheep, horses and chickens for entertainment."

    Tavistock, the nearest town, with all it's facilities, is only 10 minutes away.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2018

  • "This is our second time using Sykes Holiday cottages and we returned to the same cottage, Woodstone Barn, for it."

    It was as amazing as last time and both families (8 of us in total: 4 adults, 4 children ages 10-14) had a fabulous week.

    Reviewed by BarneyJul 2018

  • "Great cottage with beautiful views, well equipped, especially if travelling with young children, and spotlessly clean."

    Reviewed by LizJun 2018

  • "What can I say about this beautiful cottage that really does it justice?"

    We were met with a delicious clotted cream tea on the table and milk in the fridge. What a start! The cottage was impeccable, furnished to an extremely high standard, with every thing possible you would need. Bright , airy, loads of space for everything. The two fridges were invaluable, as I always bring way too much food and this was ideal for the necessary Wine and Cider bought during our stay. Absolutely everything was provided and the views from the patio were of Dartmoor, so beautiful that I really had to be persuaded to venture outside this stunning cottage and see other things! We loved the visits from the 'girls', who kept us amused every day with their insistent clucking for tidbits - and having the sheep with their babes in the nearby field was another bonus. Being avid birdwatchers the owls, Little and Tawny, were very special sounds, while watching Buzzards and Ravens wheeling in the sky was mesmerizing. Just so grateful to Helen, Jacqui and Cass for their help at every turn and letting us stay in their luxurious cottage. Nick and I will definitely return to Woodstone Cottage.

    Reviewed by JennieJun 2018

  • "Ideal location for family group with children."

    Children loved seeing the animals .Also very attractive location - beautiful views and great access to moor and exploring. Access to property could be difficult in low ground clearance vehicles and this is not specified in details on property. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2018

  • "Fabulous property with stunning views."

    Our little girl loved feeding the chickens every morning when they popped into the house

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2018

  • "We will be back August 2018 :)"

    Reviewed by SeverineOct 2017

  • "Fantastic holiday rental."

    Finished to the highest standard and beyond. Breathtaking surroundings! The owners were very welcoming and helpful. I enjoyed a wonderful holiday here. Everything was just perfect. The Best.

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2017

  • "Owners were fantastic, they couldn't have been more friendly or helpful."

    Very comfortable, child friendly cottage in a perfect location with walks directly onto the moor at the end of the drive.

    Reviewed by SallyApr 2017

  • "This barn conversion certainly had the 'wow' factor."

    Spacious and comfortable, fantastic view and festive touches added for the Christmas period.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2016

  • "Absolutely wonderful cottage and the owners exceeded our expectations with the warm welcome they gave us."

    The cottage was warm, well equipped and comfortable and we will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by AaronDec 2016

  • "Lovely cottage hope we can return again."

    Reviewed by MarySep 2016

  • "Very helpful, brought bigger bbq for party we had."

    Friendly and welcoming. Scones, cream and jam to welcome us.

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2016

  • "Excellent location for walking on the moor and cycling in to Tavistock."

    The cottage had two very comfortable double beds. We needed more toilet paper leaving and did not have a spatula for the frying pans, however, it was well kitted out in all other respects. We enjoyed our stay and were very pleased that milk and eggs had been left for us on arrival.

    Reviewed by AntonyAug 2016

  • "We've stayed in several cottages over the last few years and this is by far our favourite."

    Beautiful location, I miss the views and the chickens coming to say hello every morning. The owners are lovely and were very helpful to us when our car broke down and also unpacked our cold items when our shopping arrived early. The cottage is in a lovely rural location, yet only 10 minutes away from 3 supermarkets in Tavistock. It was very well equipped and beautifully decorated, and the perfect place if you just want to sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet. There are so many places to visit within an hours drive, so it's a fantastic location whether you want beaches, or countryside walks. The downs are stunning, I recommend Widecombe in the Moor, very narrow, twisty roads, but a beautiful village with a lovely cream tea at the Cafe on the Green, Dartmeet, Postbridge, Becky Falls and Lydford Gorge - walking boots and sticks advised! The pub at Lydford is lovely, but I advise booking as it's very popular, The Rock Inn at Yelverton is also lovely and only a few minutes drive down the road. Also liked The Prospect in Exeter quayside and the Glassblowing House in Plymouth Barbican. I would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone and will be back for another visit!

    Reviewed by YvonneJul 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x room with sofa bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility.
  • Electric storage heaters and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and foldaway bed suitable for a child up to 16 years on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Covered bike, surfboard and canoe storage
  • Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Cafe 1 mile
  • Note: One step into property, then a ramp to ground floor living area and small wet room
  • Note: Property accessed via a 200 yard farm track
  • Note: Due to the livestock on site if you are bringing a dog they must be kept on a lead at all times

The property

Woodstone Barn is the larger of two barn conversions, set within its own enclosed gardens on a Devon farm.

Boasting amazing, far-reaching views towards Dartmoor National Park and on a slope above the West Devon Way, this rural cottage offers an escape to the countryside for a family or group of eight.

The hallway leads to an open plan living area with a kitchen, plus the dining area is large enough to seat your whole group comfortably.

The living area has tall, vaulted ceilings and stairs rising to the first floor, where an open plan landing leads to a king-size double bedroom, a twin room with a Velux window, plus a room that can either be a sitting room or a bedroom, as there is a double sofa bed, a corner sofa, a TV and lovely views of the garden.

Guests will enjoy the cosy warmth which radiates from the woodburner to the first floor, as well as the double doors that lead out to the private patio, the perfect place to have a barbecue and unwind, as you gaze at the wonderful rural views reaching for miles.

Set amongst some of Devon's most natural, unspoilt countryside, a stay in this cosy, rural escape will leave you wanting to return for more.

This property can be booked alongside Ref: 999655 and together they sleep 12 people in 6 bedrooms.

Highertown Farm Cottages

Tavistock 2.5 miles. A stunning pair of cottages converted from a barn, now standing side by side across a courtyard from a farm in Devon, within their own private enclosed gardens and surrounded by paddocks grazed by ponies, sheep and chickens. Situated on a slope above the West Devon Way, in a tranquil, rural setting a mile and a half from Dartmoor National Park, the cottages offer an escape to the countryside for a family or group of 10 to 12. The cottages have amazing, far-reaching countryside views towards Dartmoor and are just two and a half miles from Tavistock. There is a popular pub just one and a half miles away serving food, and a wide range of independent shops, along with the award-winning Pannier Market, in Tavistock. Moorland, woodland and rivers are within direct walking and cycling distance from the barn, or you could simply relax with a good book and do some birdwatching. For those seeking excitement, there are a host of outdoor adventure activities to explore nearby and the property is located closely to Drake’s Trail, which is part of the National Cycle Trail Route 27. The property joins the trail between Brunel’s Genofen Tunnel and the Gem Bridge, an iconic new centrepiece of the Drake’s Trail. The route covers both short and long distances and is suitable for children and adults of all abilities. War Horse was filmed nearby and there are plenty of tors to discover on Dartmoor, either on foot or horseback. The waterside city of Plymouth is a short drive away, with activities for rainy days including a visit to the National Marine Aquarium, The Pavilion’s swimming pool and ice rink, the historic Barbican and a couple of theatres. Set amongst some of Devon's most natural, unspoilt countryside, a stay in this cosy, rural escape will leave you wanting to return for more.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Plymouth 17 miles; Okehampton 8 miles.

A delightful award-winning market town, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the River Tavy, nestling in the south-west slopes of Dartmoor. Tavistock has an indoor pannier market, a diverse range of independent shops, an excellent choice of pubs, bistros, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema, as well as a leisure pool. This is the perfect destination for country lovers who enjoy the convenience of an interesting town on the doorstep. There is excellent walking on Dartmoor, cycling on The National Cycle Network no. 27, renowned game fishing, gardens of distinction and various National Trust properties nearby. Within easy reach is the maritime city of Plymouth, with its Barbican Quay, Historic Royal William Yard and the fascinating museum, The Box, showcasing history, art and hosting an archive for Plymouth and the South West. Torbay, the Eden Project and the sandy surfing beaches of Devon and North Cornwall are all within an hour’s drive and provide activities to keep all the family happy. Tavistock is a wonderful all-year-round holiday destination.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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