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.
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.
Note: This property is attached to Ref. 23660, together they sleep 12.
About the location
Plymouth 17 miles; Okehampton 8 miles.
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. 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 and the Historic Royal William Yard. 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.