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Owl Barn

(Ref. 999655)

Tavistock, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage."

    Really helpful owners . Will definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Feb 2024

  • "Owl Barn was comfortable, warm and very well equipped with everything you would need."

    We were sorry to leave! Hopefully we can come back some day. Would be happy to recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2024

  • "Everything was really lovely, clean, bright and beautiful."

    The view across Dartmoor was an added bonus! And I liked that it was a bit off the beaten track, makes it feel like a proper retreat which was what I needed. The hosts could not have been more friendly and helpful. I shall definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jan 2024

  • "It was a lovely place to stay with a wonderful view in the lounge of the countryside."

    The owners were very helpful and accommodating with us. There were a couple of issues with the lighting in the kitchen which is the entrance to the property which was quite dark. The plumbing in the sink in the en-suite was a little slow and the shower went from hot to cold quickly. But in general it was a lovely place to stay for a few days and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.1Dec 2023

  • "The Owl Barn is in a fabulous, quiet location on the outer edge of Tavistock."

    Views from the lounge room of the surrounding farm paddocks, with their sheep and horses, stretched towards Dartmoor National Park. We were warmly welcomed by Jacqui, who had left us some milk, scones, cream & jam which were greatly appreciated. Comfortable beds, comfortable lounge, well equipped kitchen, and sizeable wet room made this an extra special rural retreat.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with all amenities you could need and with a comfortable, homely feel."

    The location is truly remote with lovely view across fields and hills. Our neighbours, two horses and a small flock of very pretty sheep, were lovely and pretty quiet! The garden is a lovely space of which my dog, Tinks, heartily approved. As for Jackie and Helen they are wonderful people. I will not go into details but they were incredibly kind and helpful to my friend and I. Cannot thank them enough!!

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you need."

    The views and surrounding countryside are beautiful. Total relaxation and wonderful walks. Our black Labrador loved his walks. A lovely cream tea on arrival. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really enjoyable holiday, the location is fantastic!"

    The view from Owl Barn is beautiful whatever the weather, and we did get a bit of rain! It felt miles away from people, traffic, noise and hassle but in fact less than 5 minutes drive from the town and shops. Owl barn is comfortable and well equipped. We hope to return before too long! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a delightful property ~ so quiet and peaceful and a fantastic view !"

    We were welcomed with a cream tea and box of eggs and milk in the 'fridge while Jackie and her family were charming and happy to do anything to make our stay comfortable. We came specifically to explore the surrounding area but Owl Barn and it's view together with the sheep and horses meant we were content to spend more time "at home" rather than exploring. Thank you Jackie and we hope to return sometime. The property being on one floor and having an enclosed garden was also ideal for our deaf and blind dog.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2023

  • "One of the best places we've stayed."

    Very good for dog friendliness with fenced garden that easily contained our medium sized dog.

    Reviewed by Melany5.0May 2023

  • "We could only manage 4 nights but were deeply impressed by the quality of the accommodation."

    The barn conversion had been extremely well executed and maintained. The scones and cream left out for our arrival were a pleasant welcome. All together a great experience; we look forward to making a future booking.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Cosy and comfortable cottage."

    Stunning views from the living room. We really appreciated the added extras and having the Christmas decorations. The cottage is very well equipped, warm and tastefully decorated. Would definitely recommend and like to stay again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely 4 night stay at Owl Barn."

    Such a beautiful location and our daughters loved seeing the horses and sheep. Can't fault the property in general; well furnished and very comfortable/ cozy. Our one (tiny) criticism was the cleanliness. There was quite a bit of dust on the bedroom furniture/TVs and numerous thick cobwebs in all the rooms, so it would be good if this was addressed. Fantastic games room. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4Oct 2022

  • "Have stayed twice at Owl barn and enjoyed it it’s lovely to see the horses and ..."

    Have stayed twice at Owl barn and enjoyed it it’s lovely to see the horses and sheep who look over the fence , the veiws are beautiful across the moors had a good holiday than you

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2022

  • "Great to stay for the wedding at Grenofen Ever After Lovely walks by the river Walkham"

    Reviewed by Bill4.1Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage everything was spotless garden area was lovely the views were ..."

    Lovely cottage everything was spotless garden area was lovely the views were amazing Lovely cream tea on arrival was gorgeous Highly recommend here Owner Jackie was lovely

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Owl Cottage."

    Nothing was too much trouble for Jacquie. I have mobility issues but the cottage was perfection. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped with wonderful walks. The dog proof garden with sheep and ponies wandering by is enchanting, We can’t wait to go back for a longer visit.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jul 2022

  • "A truly beautiful property, perfect in size and layout with good size bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living room."

    Wonderful outlook to the moors. Very welcoming host, nice touch to have the scones, cream and jam on arrival. Close enough to Tavistock town, yet far enough away to feel tucked away in the country, Peaceful and ideal for two couples or simply two individual travellers. Facilities easily accessible. Would very happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and the perfect end to the day was sitting outside just admiring the view."

    A very welcome gift of scones and jam/cream was much appreciated. All in all a wonderful holiday retreat which I would certainly recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Jun 2022

  • "Quite frankly, the Owl Barn is far more beautiful and comfortable in person than it is in the pictures!"

    ! I had a wonderful holiday! The view of the rolling hills was fantastic and it was great to wake up every morning, sit on the patio with tea and look at the countryside and forget all the worries and stress of daily labour and toil. The property is perfectly located. Not too far from a café or Tavistock, not too close to civilization. It’s the perfect sweet spot and has everything you need right there at hand. The kitchen is fully equipped and I whipped up some great meals with everything I needed. The owner, Ms Roberts, was courteous and very kind and she even left clotted cream and jam with scones for her guests so we could have an authentic Devonshire cream tea. Absolute bliss! It was the best holiday of my life and I will definitely be hiring the place again in the future to see more of Dartmoor and to relax and chill after months of work and toil. Ten out of ten, would book again!

    Reviewed by Fernando5.0May 2022

  • "We had a very nice stay on the sheep farm lot's of lambs to watch and great view's."

    Good central place to explore Devon and Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Owl Barn."

    Great views and friendly neighbours in the form of sheep (and new born lambs) and horses! It was warm and cosy, comfortable beds and though it didn’t have a washing machine (or dishwasher) due to limited space, it had everything we needed. Suitable for people with limited mobility and a useful wet room. Obviously, being on a farm there were some narrow lanes to reach it, but you would expect that in a rural setting. Not a problem. The owners were helpful and friendly too. My two grandsons really enjoyed staying, and made use of the play barn. It was conveniently situated for the area i.e. Plymouth, Tavistock, Dartmoor etc, and we would have liked to have stayed longer. It would be nice to return when the weather is warmer. Overall, a lovely stay in a lovely setting.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Feb 2022

  • "The photos on the website does not do this property justice - it is absolutely delightful and has everything you need for a comfortable break."

    The view from the main window is stunning. We were greeted with a cream tea and milk in the fridge ready for the tea. We would highly recommend this property and we would definitely consider it again in the future. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Owl Barn."

    The owners were friendly and happy to offer help and advice. We arrived in the evening and it was pitch black. The directions given were good but we also found using the co-ordinates was useful - (50°31'09"N 4°08'27"W) which takes you to the main gate. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely small barn conversion."

    The view from the lounge window was fantastic. The furniture in the lounge was a little on the large size and although being comfortable it took up a lot of the space, also likewise we think the table would have been better if it had been a small oblong. The bedrooms were both a decent size and the ensuite more than adequate The wet room was great. We had a lovely few days there in February and would go again. We would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Jan 2022

  • "Enjoyed our short break, wonderful views and comfortable accommodation."

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Jan 2022

  • "Great place and superb view."

    Heard the owls.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely place and the view out the windows was lovely we will be going back next year if possible"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Owl Barn was a comfortable and restful holiday home."

    The owners were welcoming and helpful. The position makes it ideal for those who need a quiet break but with easy access to the town and attractions

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "The accommodation was good, the owners were friendly, the outlook from the property was stunning and we had a great holiday."

    A slight disadvantage was the long and very narrow lane to the property, which involved a number of lengthy back-ups to allow passage of other vehicles, mainly farm vehicles. Maybe we were unlucky with our timings. However this is nitpicking, and not something that can be remedied. Generally highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Sep 2021

  • "Very comfortable and brilliant views."

    Excellent size garden for dog along as they like horses and/ or sheep.Ours really enjoyed running around. Great walks very close by.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Aug 2021

  • "From the moment we arrived, we couldn’t believe the views ."

    .then as we entered the cottage it was like home from home . The cleanliness of the place was exceptional. The comfort of the cottage was amazing very comfy sofas in the front room look out onto such amazing scenery as you sip on your glass of Rose! Fully equipped kitchen !! 2 bathrooms . Night time the beds were super comfy with the softest bedding . We couldn’t fault the place, even though it rained we left the patio doors open and just listened to the rain. We cannot fault this place and will definitely be booking again ..we have found our little haven .

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great accommodation, very clean and tidy, lovely views across Dartmoor."

    Very suitable for careful dog owners, out of the gate, down the lane a short distance, and you are out on the moor. Drop down to the nearby river valley for a lovely walk before breakfast! The owners of the property are your neighbours, and they were delightful company.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2021

  • "Our 2nd stay here which speaks for itself!"

    Lovely rural location with views over open countryside though only 2 miles or so from Tavistock centre. Excellent facilities with everything provided we could want so very comfortable. Jacqui is a friendly host. Hard to fault anything here, thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely quaint barn conversion."

    Very clean and furnished to a good standard. For us the best part was the location, quiet and tranquil. We loved sitting in the morning sun watching the birds and baby lambs. The owners are lovely, and although live onsite not intrusive. The bed was huge and extremely comfortable. Would recommend Owl Barn for a peaceful relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Mar 2020

  • "The quiet rural location and lovely countryside views suited as really well as we have been very busy."

    Local facilities only a few minutes drive away. One of our group has mobility problems and the wet room next door to a large bedroom was just what was needed. The layout of the rooms, with each bedroom at either end of the living space worked very well too.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a great time at Owl Barn."

    They had put up a Christmas tree which made it home from home. Owners were very friendly and the cottage was very well equipped. We will be using the cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday coming again."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2019

  • "Our holiday at owl barn cottage in Tavistock Devon was very relaxing the views are wonderful very clean scones and cream waiting for us when we arrived lovely people we will be coming back again thank you."

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Sep 2019

  • "Generally we were pleased with the cottage, and it was delightful to be welcomed with a cream tea."

    Just a point that could have been better: the freezing compartment in the fridge was so iced up it was hard to put a container of ice-cream into it.

    Reviewed by M4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely location, great views out to the moors on the horizon."

    Great spot for a relaxing weekend/week away (we stayed over the August Bank Holiday). Greeted by the host when we arrived, shown round and left with some lovely scones, jam and clotted cream. The barn has everything you need, great private outdoor space which catches the sun and has a table for eating out - we also took advantage of the provided BBQ. Fully equipped kitchen, cosy living room, two large bedrooms and two bathrooms. Dog friendly too. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent very very nice"

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Aug 2019

  • "Good property very clean and tidy ."

    Very bad access (unmade road on property) Could have done with some cleaning materials etc so that we could have left it even cleaner

    Reviewed by Graham4.1Jun 2019

  • "This barn was perfect for our needs, the main bathroom having a wet area suitable for my elderly mother in law’s impaired mobility."

    It was warm cosy and very comfortable and the owner was very friendly. Really couldn’t fault the barn which had fantastic views and would certainly stay there again. Many thanks for a lovely 4 day stay

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double bedroom with en-suite, with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power 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 2 cars
  • Bike and canoe storage can be arranged with owners
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Cafe 1 mile
  • Note: Property may be suitable for accompanied wheelchair users
  • Please contact the owner for more details
  • 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

Owl Barn is a semi-detached barn conversion, resting within an idyllic farm location on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.

This truly charming property boasts an all ground floor accommodation, complete with luxury finishes to make the ideal break to a wonderful location.

Through the wide doorway, the accessible property houses a contemporary, brightly decorated interior to provide a tranquil retreat.

Here, you will find a cosy sitting room, where French doors open up to provide you with a sunny spot with far-reaching views across the valley toward Dartmoor and a lovely spot to linger with a book in the peace and quiet.

A well-equipped kitchen, with all the necessities you will require throughout your stay.

Moving through the property, you will find two well-presented bedrooms, comprising of two king size bedrooms, one of which can be converted to a twin.

One bedroom with an en-suite.

Second bathroom is equipped with a wet room/walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Outside, you can relax with a glass of wine during a summer’s evening whilst appreciating the delightful countryside views.

To gather your holiday supplies, you will find several local supermarkets within two miles of the property, and there is a popular pub situated just one and a half miles away serving food.

This property is a fantastic base for outdoor activities with nearby walking and cycling routes including the Drake’s Trail, Brunel’s Genofen Tunnel and the Gem Bridge.

The local stannary town of Tavistock is a short drive away, where you can browse the local panier market, walk the riverside or visit one the many cafes and restaurants.

Alternatively you will find a good section of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as attractions including Plymouth Hoe, Whitsand Bay and the National Marine Aquarium in the city of Plymouth.

Owl Barn is an idyllic base, perfect for exploring the beautiful area of Dartmoor.

This property can be booked alongside Ref: 25045 and together they sleep 12 people in 6 bedrooms.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas