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The Old Byre

Dousland, Devon (Ref. 1063179)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "The Old Byre is ideal for a single or couple visiting."

    The owners are very helpful and I had a very enjoyable time.

    Reviewed by FelicityApr 2022

  • "A spacious, well equipped cottage in a lovely rural location."

    A very generous welcome pack. Adjacent to Dartmoor and convenient for a number of National Trust properties etc. Very highly rated!

    Reviewed by IainApr 2022

  • "The cottage is a great relax retreat."

    Beautiful rural setting and yet not far from the market town, plenty of stunning walks to choose from the location us brilliant. Owners are lovely and their retriever. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by ClairaDec 2021

  • "We had a woderful week in The Old Byre."

    The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped and the owners made us very welcome and provided some very nice welcoming touches in the cottage.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2021

  • "Cottage accessible from main roads and other houses / farms about but there was a sense of remoteness, lovely."

    Owners nearby but they had a very light touch and were absolutely not intrusive. Heating system particularly responsive and effective. We would certainly like to visit again.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "The owners of the property Jonathan and Louise are very friendly, helpful and laid back."

    The cottage is extremely comfortable and well equipped. All rooms are lovely. It’s perfect and there’s loads of information, dvds and books on what to see and do in the area. Loved it

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at The Old Byre, we took the dog and had permission to take our parrot."

    Such lovely touches with the prosecco and scones, wine which you can use (and replace). Our hosts were super friendly and you could want for nothing there. I brought all the extra things I thought I might need (due to the pandemic) but these were not necessary as they had thought of everything.

    Reviewed by GregJul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished, well equipped and in a perfect location for exploring."

    We particularly enjoyed the many cycles paths on the doorstep. Louise made us feel very welcome and we were grateful for the little extras including a bottle of fizz on arrival!

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2021

  • "What a smashing couple Jon and Lou are."

    Real peoples people. The cottage was lovely and just as we expected, the gardens were beautiful. The scones jam and cream was a nice touch on arrival and didn’t last long lol. We understand that Jon and Lou had only recently taken over at Coward Lake Farm and we wish them every success for the future.

    Reviewed by KimJul 2021

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  • 1 x king size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath with shower over and hand-shower, WC and basin
  • Downstairs sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • WC with basin.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (additional pet considered on request)
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

This smart little cottage is situated less than a mile from the small Devon village of Dousland on the south-western slopes of Dartmoor.

Next to the owners' farmhouse, the accommodation has been beautifully renovated to an excellent standard.

On the ground floor is a good sized sitting room where you can curl up with a good book beside the cosy wood burning stove.

Whilst cooking or eating at the dining area in the kitchen, you will be distracted by the fabulous views of the paddock and the dramatic hills of Dartmoor beyond, tempting you to step out on to the patio which has a barbecue for alfresco meals.

Upstairs is the big and beautiful double bedroom with its romantic bathroom.

You are close to the open moor here and it is a lovely place to walk and gaze at the surrounding countryside where the idyllic rural scenes of War Horse were filmed or perhaps at picturesque Burrator Reservoir or the Plym Valley.

Enjoy a cream tea at The Garden House with its lovely garden or take a tour of Princetown, the old market town of Tavistock or Plymouth’s city amenities.The Old Byre is a comfortable place in a lovely area of the moors, just right for exploring Devon and Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


The pretty village of Yelverton makes a perfect base for exploring Dartmoor with excellent walking and cycling routes in the area. The 21 mile-long cycling and walking route Drake's Trail, runs through the village and links nearby Tavistock and Plymouth passing through wooded valleys and open moorland.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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