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The Old Byre

Dousland, near Yelverton, Devon (Ref. 975800)


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Dyke

    “This was our second visit to the Old Byre.”

    The cottage is very cosy and has all the facilities you need to make your stay a comfortable one. Jill and Simon are very welcoming and friendly as are the lovely chickens and cockerel. ...

    The cottage is very cosy and has all the facilities you need to make your stay a comfortable one. Jill and Simon are very welcoming and friendly as are the lovely chickens and cockerel. Our stay this time was accompanied by Storm Dennis but this didn’t stop us from getting around as there are many places to visit nearby. My love of antiques was met by visiting Ashburton which is full of lovely shops offering a variety of vintage and antiques. I would certainly recommend the Old Byre to anyone who loves walking, with the moors on the doorstep, and the amazing accommodation Jill and Simon provide.

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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 horse in 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.

As well as your patio, you are welcome to use the garden beyond where you may spot wildlife around the pond or take on a boules challenge.

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.


  • 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 and highchair available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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