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Broadmoor Farm - Meader

Peter Tavy near Tavistock, Devon (Ref. 918405)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place to stay, fresh eggs from farm for breakfast, beautiful countryside, the cottage is gorgeous, owners are very welcoming."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by FrantisekDec 2021

  • "Beautiful, and very comfortable, converted barn on the edge of Dartmoor."

    It was very wet and windy the first night we were there (thank you, Storm Arwen), but we were nice and cosy indoors. We loved the rural location, and the walks that we could access straight out the door - great for walking the dog first thing in the morning. Dartmoor is such a beautiful place. Jeff and Ellen were accommodating and helpful and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be coming back to stay.

    Reviewed by TigNov 2021

  • "Fabulous position!"

    Will definitely be back again

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2021

  • "Meader is a great example of a well designed barn conversion."

    Tastefully furnished, very clean and well equipped. If you are looking for a rural retreat with easy access to the moors, then this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by BrandonSep 2021

  • "Great tranquil spot."

    Farm access not for the faint hearted, but well worth it for the peace and quiet, and great views. A warm welcome from our hosts, and much appreciated Devon cream tea waiting for us on arrival! Thank you!

    Reviewed by CharlotteJul 2021

  • "Lovely place, very spacious with lots of natural light."

    Well equipped. Quiet location, ideal for walking.

    Reviewed by SabineJul 2021

  • "The accommodation was really lovely and both the house and the garden were bigger than we had anticipated."

    It’s a lovely location and very peaceful (apart from the cockerel!). It had everything we needed and more. The only thing we would change is that two of the windows don’t have blinds which makes it difficult to sleep on a bright morning.

    Reviewed by RobMay 2021

  • "A five star cottage!"

    It was even nicer than the online photos made it look. Very comfortable, light and spacious. Owners friendly and helpful. Peaceful setting on the edge of the moors with walks straight from the door. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed by RebeccaMay 2021

  • "Wonderfully isolated n peaceful."

    A real luxury

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "The weather was wet and windy - but the cottage was warm, dry and welcoming."

    We particularly loved the "bar" area. It was great to sit there for morning coffees, games or meals and we all now want a bar like that at home in our kitchen! Luxurious bathrooms (2 showers plus a big bath tub meant there were no queues even after a long wet walk!), comfortable beds, the big wood burner in the spacious living room and the well equipped kitchen made our autumn stay extremely enjoyable and the mezzanine bedroom made the cottage stand out from the rest. There is no dishwasher, but that was fine for us as we managed to get our pre-teens involved in the kitchen chores! And yes, the last part of the road up to the farm is tricky when there is oncoming traffic, but that is a small price to pay for the fantastic, secluded location in the middle of the moor where we met lots of ponies and sheep but very few people during our walks. Our springer spaniel enjoyed the freedom of the enclosed garden and never escaped... and we were very happy to have found such a special place with such friendly and helpful hosts to escape to before the next lockdown! ,

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in a great location."

    Owners responsive when a little maintenance was needed. A really pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "Great location - easy access onto Dartmoor, secluded location and lovely place to stay."

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "Beautiful location, road can be a bit scary if you are not used to country lanes ( we are), could do with a deep clean, cobwebs and dust."

    ... however this did not put us off, it is in the middle of nowhere deep in the country so cobwebs are to be expected.if you want a quiet holiday away from civilisation break, then this is ideal. Fab star gazing at night.

    Reviewed by CaroleJul 2020

  • "Stunning property in a fantastic location with easy access to moors."

    The owners were attentive but not intrusive and we had everything we needed for a great weekend. We will definitely be returning to this little gem!

    Reviewed by DanielFeb 2020

  • "The lodge was perfect for our needs and for our two dogs."

    Jeff and Ellen couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating and made us very welcome. They were on hand but not intrusive. It is a wonderful location for a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by JennyJan 2020

  • "The couple was very welcoming and polite."

    The accommodation was lovely and comfortable.

    Reviewed by SherylJan 2020

  • "This is a lovely barn on a remote farm."

    The track up to the farm is quite narrow, but is fine. The barn is nicely heated and both bathrooms are kept very clean. The sofas are nice but not very firm. Overall a very nice property, that I would recommend if you want a peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation, the owners had thought of everything."

    High quality holiday rental in tranquil setting, we were relaxing within minutes of arrival.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2019

  • "A wonderful place every thing we needed was there great for the dogs would love to stay again"

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at White Tor Farm despite the rain!"

    It is beautifully furnished and very comfortable with everything provided for a comfortable stay. Mrs Thomas is lovely and she made us feel very welcome. Our dogs had a great time too and enjoyed exercising in one of the farm’s paddocks. We hope to return soon and definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2019

  • "Our Autumn break was a huge success."

    WhiteTor Farm is a wonderful place to stay situated on a hill off the beaten track, steeped in history with lots of animals within and on the outskirts. The accommodation was perfect for us with comfy beds, lots of hot water, light and airy. The owners were delightful, leaving us some organic milk, eggs from the farm and some homemade chocolate cookies. Our two small dogs had a good time too and settled quickly. The location was perfect for visiting the local area during the day - we went to Tavistock, Okehampton, Plymouth, Saltash over the Tamar and of course we ventured deep into the moors where we saw an abundance of cows, sheep and beautiful ponies and visited three delightful villages. Make sure that you take some provisions with you for day/night one as it is a 1.5hr round trip walking into Peter Tavy where there isn't a local store but there is a pub with great food. A perfect getaway treat for great relaxation.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Everything was perfect and the welcome chocolate treats and duck eggs where an added bonus The owners were around but rarely saw them. The scenery the peaceful views all added to a fantastic break away. All amenities are available locally , we ended up going back to the cottage for the log fire , and chilling

    Reviewed by NickiSep 2019

  • "The lodge is situated perfectly for walks from the house directly onto the moor, a dog walkers paradise."

    It is situated in a quiet and remote location which we loved. Saying that Peter Tavy was a good walk away, in parts by the river. Tavistock has all the amenities you could wish for and just a short drive away. The lodge was clean and tidy, adequately equipped. The pub at Peter Tavy is a must! Jeff and Ellen were perfect hosts, not at all intrusive but there if needed. Please try their free range eggs and home produced sausages, outstanding. We’ve fallen in love with Dartmoor and would definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DebJun 2019

  • "This is a real get away from it all cottage."

    It was completely quiet and relaxing - no traffic, no planes. Lovely. However, it is high up so when it's windy, it's windy!

    Reviewed by JJun 2019

  • "This was our third visit to this property and again we were impressed with the high quality of the facilities and the hospitality of the owners."

    Despite the almost relentless rain we had a great time walking on the moors with our dogs. We would definitely re-book.

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2019

  • "The views from the barn where fabulous, had a lovely stay very quiet."

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2019

  • "We loved coming back after a day on the moors with the dogs and settling in on the sofa's in front of the wood burner."

    Everything was so relaxing, the owners could not have been more helpful but also left us to ourselves. The beds were amazingly comfortable , the stars at night , the view of the moors that looked different every day, the peace and quiet . Fresh eggs, pigs and piglet, cows and horses . We all had such a good holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by NigelApr 2019

  • "Absolutely immaculate cottage in a very isolated and quite location."

    The cottage is worth every bump in the road. We couldn't have been more relaxed and our cocker spaniels also felt at home. The views are stunning and change with the weather. You can see the storms come in across the Moor. Worth a stay any time of year. Will be booking again for next year. Only one thing would be a dishwasher. Being on a septic tank this would also reduce water usage! This by no means takes anything away from the cottage. 5 stars any day, I'd give 10 if I could.

    Reviewed by SamanthaMar 2019

  • "Immaculate cottage in a stunning location, extremely dog friendly with enclosed garden too, walking immediately up onto the moors with two great pubs within easy walking distance too."

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2019

  • "From the moment we walked in, there was a cosy feel to the cottage and it was a great base for an excellent week's walking on Dartmoor."

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay in a beautiful setting."

    Spacious and comfortable and the Christmas tree was a lovely touch. Very friendly owner. Would recommend and return.

    Reviewed by DioneDec 2018

  • "From the second we walked into this wonderful cottage, we felt completely at home."

    Warm cosy and welcoming. The ability to walk out of the cottage and straight onto Dartmoor was fantastic. And the local pubs at Peter Tavy, Mary Tavy and on the road into Tavistock were all dog friendly and served great food. Great holiday and we will be back again.

    Reviewed by BrendanNov 2018

  • "Great escape."

    Everything you could ask for. Shame we didn’t have time to explore more but will definitely want to revisit. Left alone to do what we wanted. Did meet Geoff who was very approachable and if there were any problems at any time to contact. This was a lovely cottage/barn convertion. Out the way from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Would recommend. Great for dog owners and people who love the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2018

  • "The actual lodge exceeded all of our expectations, we cannot overstate the beautiful location and peacefulness."

    Would highly recommend to anybody who wants to escape to the countryside, 5 stars.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2018

  • "Accomodation was very spacious and to a high standard, in a quiet remote location with extensive moor views and friendly owners."

    Perfect and sad to leave!

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2018

  • "Its was very nice and friendly we be going back next year"

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2018

  • "We didn't meet the owners but there were welcome flowers, eggs and cookies for our arrival."

    We had their mobile numbers etc so could contact if needed. They have a fabulous smallholding and especially loved the friendly pedigree pigs and one particular fluffy aloof chicken! Barn is superb, well designed and laid out. Large bathrooms and big soft towels.Well equipped and clean. I didn't feel I had to wash crockery etc before using as I have felt I've had to in the past (Not Sykes). Happy to return . The views are beautiful and especially at sunset. Pretty garden to sit out in too.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2018

  • "Such a beautifull and lovely cottage with spectacular vieuws and sunsets."

    A nice and warm host on a lovely small farm. Not entirely suitable for our citydogs who were too much focust on the pigs and the loose chickens in and around the garden, but for those who love the farmlive it is an amazing place. The nearest pub is a great place for a lovely dinner or lunch and the nearest town is a beautifull city with everything you might need. Amazing countryside for long walks or trained bikers. One small thing missing, a comfortable seat in the garden, but proberbly we are the only ones who had such beautifull warm and sunny weather.

    Reviewed by M.Jul 2018

  • "Just had a wonderfully relaxing week at Meader cottage."

    I felt that the cottage was more spacious than the photos suggested. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. Stunning views from the back overlooking the Tavy valley - showered listening to cuckoos and went to bed with the sound of owls. Less than 15 minutes into Tavistock and from there easy access to other parts of Dartmoor. Very comfortable cottage in a great spot .

    Reviewed by JosephineMay 2018

  • "Beautiful barn conversion, a long narrow drive up to the cottage but well worth it."

    Fantastic to be able to walk onto the moors with the dogs and with 5 easily reached National Trust properties as well.

    Reviewed by JudithMar 2018

  • "Great host, lovely animals, great place could live there :)"

    Reviewed by JulianJan 2018

  • "The two couples who stayed at this address were welcomed to the property - flowers, fudge, fruit basket awaited us, the log fire burning brightly."

    This was very well received as the journey had been fairly difficult with the amount of traffic and heavy rain all the way. One of our party, elderly, and having a stroke some years ago, collapsed during the morning in the downstairs bathroom. I ran to the property owner, and used his phone for a 999 call for an ambulance, the owner of the property was able to explain exactly how to get to the house, as it was difficult up a long rough lane. He then stayed with the patient talking trying to wake him, taking pulses and listening to breathing. He was superb staying almost 1.5 hrs until ambulance staff arrived taking over. Thankfully our friend was fine again by the afternoon, Mr and Mrs Thomas were friendly, and helpful, allowing us to take our two dogs into a field with less mud after the heavy rain. They adjusted the central heating almost immediately after asking for assistance with this. The property is very nice, beds very comfortable. Good book selection, and paperwork on local amenities. Yes we would consider a summer visit, to be in superb countryside and wonderful views, where our grandsons could help feed the resident pigs, horses and chickens. We know the area well, so for us no difficulty in driving up to the property, We also came home with home killed pork and beef which was on sale from the owners. Yes a very good property, with kindly owners where nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Carole Duckett,

    Reviewed by CaroleNov 2017

  • "Lovely hosts."

    Wonderful, luxurious accommodation. Can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2017

  • "Brilliant hosts and fantastic cottage and surroundings, lovely flowers and a cake greeted us on arrival along with biscuits for the dogs."

    I would recommend the pork sausages, they are amazing.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2017

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Beautiful location and Mr and Mrs Thomas were very welcoming. Cottage was lovely and suited my party very well. Dogs were made so welcome.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2017

  • "Very friendly hosts, little extras to make the place homely and welcoming."

    The addition of wifi is excellent and made it feel like home from home.

    Reviewed by JayneApr 2017

  • "Very friendly and welcoming."

    Attention to small things and quality and location of the venue make this a site we'll seek out in the future.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2017

  • "How often do you open a door and say WOW!"

    !? Would highly recommend this property. We are looking forward to returning to this property in 2017.

    Reviewed by RogerDec 2016

  • "A beautiful, quiet location in a well equipped comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by JacquiNov 2016

  • "Excellent accommodation in a stunning location," away from it all" with walks right from the door, but within easy reach of Tavistock and surrounds."

    All this and glorious autumn weather too!

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2016

  • "White Tor Lodge was fantastic, such a beautiful place to stay and the owners were so friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by CandyAug 2016

  • "A beautiful location and a beautifully appointed cottage, presented very well with nice personal touches."

    The owners were very helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2016

  • "The cottage is very isolated, away from villages and towns which is a perfect getaway."

    It was well-equipped and very light and airy. It gets all the afternoon and evening sun, with a full view of the sunset over the moors. The owners were really welcoming and friendly. There is a fab paddock to run the dog around before heading out for the day or in case you want to stay close by and just need some space for them. All in all: perfect, we wouldn't change a thing!

    Reviewed by LizzieApr 2016

  • "I will definitely be going to this cottage again."

    The position of the farm meant that although you were close to Tavistock, you were in a beautifully peaceful and rural setting. The accommodation would take some beating and was finished to a very high standard. Well done to all.

    Reviewed by JeffNov 2015

  • "Pretty location."

    Loved the animals. Spacious, modern, beautiful property. Brilliant log burner. Comfy beds. Great bathroom. Lovely and clean, especially as out in the countryside. Nice linen and towels. Really good value for money.

    Reviewed by JohannaNov 2015

  • "A fantastic property in a great location with an amazing view."

    It was beautifully presented on arrival, with lovely touches. The family was great, the boys loved the animals and there was access to the moors from the property.

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2015

  • "Fantastic place to stay!"

    Lovely inside and out and very well kitted out with quality fittings, stunning views and friendly accommodating owners. Great access to the moor just a short walk down the lane and the dog loved it too! We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2015

  • "We very much liked our stay and found the location very good for visiting the North Cornwall and South Devon coasts which was our plan."

    The lodge is on the edge of Dartmoor and had we not been staying with non walking friends my wife and I would have really enjoyed walking on the moor straight from the door. We thought the lodge was excellent and are very likely to stay again. Both bathrooms are excellent.

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2015

  • "The owners are a fantastic couple, always happy to help, but they also keep their distance and don't impose."

    Fantastic location, facilities and wonderful views.

    Reviewed by CliveMar 2015

  • "An excellent holiday cottage in a great location."

    We were welcomed by enthusiastic hosts. There were great walks just on the doorstep! Will return!

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2015

  • "The Lodge was spacious and there were lovely views over Dartmoor."

    The owners of the Lodge were very nice and helpful, I will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2015

  • "The Lodge was so comfortable with everything we needed."

    Everything was beautifully presented. In a peaceful location with the moor on the doorstep, and we enjoyed lots of exploring with our dog. The view is lovely and lots of wildlife. Ideal location for exploring Dartmoor, we had a really relaxing holiday here and we will be back!

    Reviewed by JeffreyFeb 2015

  • "White Tor Lodge is in a excellent rural location, with fantastic views."

    The owners were greats hosts throughout the holiday and every effort to make our stay a successful and memorable one was fulfilled. The peace and quiet was particularly appealing and it was just what we were after. We would have no hesitation to booking White Tor Lodge in the future and would recommend it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by NeilJan 2015

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The property

Tavistock 4 miles.

An immaculately-presented detached barn conversion on a traditional Dartmoor hill farm, where they breed cattle, in an isolated position, within the Dartmoor National Park, a mile from the small village of Peter Tavy, and close to the market town of Tavistock.

In a rural setting up on the moor and with magnificent views of Dartmoor, this cosy cottage, which dates back to 1900 is ideal for a peaceful getaway close to excellent walking routes.

Boasting an attractive interior with oak flooring, exposed beams, luxurious soft furnishings and a stone fireplace housing a woodburning stove, this Tavistock cottage retains much original character and charm.

The open plan living area opens out to a private enclosed sunny garden, a quiet place to read and relax; whilst indoors, the woodburning stove will ensure that guests are always warm, whatever the season.

There is a very spacious mezzanine king-size double bedroom, along with a bathroom on the first floor, whilst on the ground floor is a twin bedroom and shower room.

From inside you can admire the panoramic views and on the farm itself you can enjoy completely, uninterrupted 350 degree views of the surrounding moor.

Also from this lovely holiday home there’s almost zero light pollution, with the Milky Way frequently and clearly visible.

This property has direct access to Dartmoor, without the need to cross roads and is a walkers and dog lovers paradise, plus just a ten minute walk away is a Bronze Age settlement, and there are standing stones within reach.

Also a number of famous Dartmoor sites are a short walk or drive away.

Reached by a drive up the side of a moor, Tavistock has a good range of shops and some renowned restaurants and pubs, while the slopes of Dartmoor are on the edge of the town and are very popular with walkers.

With National Trust properties and outstanding gardens in the area, along with sandy beaches within an hour's drive, this delightful cottage is the ideal base to get away from it all and for exploring this stunning and wild part of Devon.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 952016, together they sleep 6.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine king-size double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games, toys and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Access to a dog walking area/paddock
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Seasonal shop on caravan site 2.5 miles
  • Note: Two steps down to access prop and two steps down to access ground floor bedroom
  • Note: Road to property is county owned road and contains potholes due to being rural and low maintenance.

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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 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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