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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "We had an enjoyable short stay."

    Holiday property offers good value for money. Great village location with everything you need within walking distance. Communication from owner was quick and friendly. No direct access to garden and ‘upside down’ house layout was not ideal for us as and our dog! Also key code could be put on Sykes property details.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2023

  • "An absolutely lovely house and location."

    I would recommend it. There are just a few details to mention. The double bed mattress is solid, I struggled to sleep as the mattress is so hard. The microwave keeps microwaving although the timer has stopped. The toaster worked but I had to hold the handle down as it kept popping up. As for the size and location of the house, fantastic, just a perfect place to get out for a walk on the moors or visit local villages.

    Reviewed by SallyJun 2023

  • "The only concerns were the sponginess of the floor in the top bedroom and the size of the kitchen."

    We stayed in Ireland last year and the kitchens were massive. As a keen amateur cook I had to adapt!

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2023

  • "Had a lovely, all too short stay at Moorside."

    Difficult to find as didn't realise it was 13 church park!! It was comfortable and clean and homely.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2023

  • "Lovely location for visiting Dartmoor and Devon coast."

    Really suited us as a family with three teenagers and a dog, played games, and had some lovely walks. I really enjoyed the piano but I don’t think my family appreciated my efforts as much as I did. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2023

  • "We were very happy with the property and the cleanliness upon arrival was great."

    We would have liked just a small freezer compartment in the fridge but it didn't matter that there wasn't one. We had a lovely stay and wouldn't hesitate to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2023

  • "The house was very spacious and clean."

    The fudge and cookies were a lovely surprise and were soon devoured!! Bed was comfortable and agree with a previous comment, would benefit from some drawers. Two things stopped me from giving it 5 stars... Upon arrival, we found a key in the key safe, which was for the yale lock on front door, had been snapped in half and just left. We could still lock the door by using the mortice lock but, had the yale catch dropped, would have been stuck. Secondly, although there was a small enclosed garden, there was no direct access from the house. You have to leave the house, walk around the side and enter the garden via a gate. This is not made clear in the description and was very inconvenient when our dog wanted to go out, especially thru the night. There is a torch on the lower level but did not work due to flat batteries!! These things are small but did have a negative impact on our holiday. Would definitely recommend the cottage but not to those taking a dog.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2022

  • "Very nice home with a responsive owner, spacious, good practical layout, great location."

    Everything provided to make this a comfortable stay. Comfy beds, quality induction hob and useful to have the small freezer inside fridge although it could do with defrosting. Good amount of seating and nice size dining table. Downstairs shower very decent upstairs needs a replacement shower head holder as it’s cracked so the shower attachment doesn’t stay in place. Also needs a lightbulb replaced in the downstairs bathroom. These are just small things and didn’t affect the enjoyment of our stay - just letting you know. It was a nice bonus with the piano, smart tv and DVD player. Also thank you for the fudge and biscuits - would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by AntoinetteAug 2022

  • "The cottage was clean, well decorated, very comfortable and very well equipped."

    It was ideally located for visits to Dartmoor, both South and North coast of Devon, National Trust properties and towns and cities in the vicinity.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2022

  • "Could do with a set of drawers in the double bedroom upstairs apart from that everything was great"

    Reviewed by NeilJan 2022

  • "We found Moorside to be warm, comfortable and well equipped for our stay."

    It is convenient for visiting Plymouth, Tavistock and Dartmoor. We had a lovely time thankyou.

    Reviewed by GeraldineNov 2021

  • "Comfortable large lounge, compact kitchen well-packed with everything (quite high shelves), excellent bathroom with corner bath and decor, good sized bedrooms - would benefit from chest of drawers (or desk with drawers) - we used suitcases on the low table throughout."

    Would suit active older mixed group, with toileting up and down. Excellent view in this upside-down house, but rear garden is barely worth using (stairs + car parking to rear). The front garden has more mileage. Excellent village location and facilities - a sheer delight.

    Reviewed by EdSep 2021

  • "Lovely place quiet great for getting into Dartmoor park and south to the coast."

    Rather unusual being an upside down house - a first for us. The garden isn't accessible via a backdoor. I read another review about the mortice lock to the front door being difficult. Indeed it is. Once we finally got in we didn't use it again for the duration of the stay. The only facility lacking would be a dishwasher but hey ho you can't have everything. I tried communicating via the mobile number a couple of times but received no answer. I was only able to get hold of the owner via email but again no real problem. There was no information about what to do with the recycling and rubbish and in the event one of the neighbours put me right.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "The cottage was an unusual arrangement, the garden was quite basic, but usable."

    The front door was difficult to lock and unlock and there were no instructions about using the many recycling bins.

    Reviewed by VeronicaSep 2021

  • "Lovely setting."

    Very homely and an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "It’s a lovely little upside down house."

    Could use a bigger kitchen bin but appreciate space is tight. Everything you need for the basics is in the kitchen. The local chippy is lovely and they’re ever so friendly in there. Overall a great base to stay and explore the area. We would happily stay at the property again and may well do in the future.

    Reviewed by LouisAug 2021

  • "I have just spent a wonderful few days at Moorside, the only drawback that I feel should be mentioned is that you can’t access the garden from inside the house, however this did not detract from my stay, I would recommend and I will be back."

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday at moorside ."

    The only downsides were there was no stair gate, you can’t access the garden through the house , you have to go out and round the side to let the dog out to the toilet ( slightly annoying in the rain) also the double mattress was very hard. Apart from that it was fabulous.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2020

  • "We have enjoyed everyone of our cottages we have stayed at so far"

    Reviewed by GarySep 2020

  • "Moorside was a really nice place to stay."

    It was very clean and comfortable and was located in an area which was ideal for exploring Dartmoor and beyond. Would return again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2020

  • "We had a great week at Moorside, everything with the house was as described, very clean, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Key collection was straight forward and communication with the owner was great. Loved the piano too. We tend not to go to the same place twice as we like trying new places, but if we did, I would definitely stay at Moorside again. Horrabridge is a great location for exploring Dartmoor, and has very good access to cycling and walking routes in the area. The village also has a shop/post office and 2 pubs, only one of which we visited (The Leaping Salmon, which was also excellent) and a lovely little art shop/gallery.

    Reviewed by KatyAug 2020

  • "Good location, really well equipped."

    Very clean, spacious, neighbours were lovely too. Thanks

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2020

  • "Moorside was ideally located for visits to Dartmoor, both South and North coast of Devon, National Trust properties and towns and cities in the vicinity."

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2019

  • "Excellent location."

    House comfortable and extremely clean. Everything you need for a home from home feel.

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2019

  • "Enclosed garden very small ."

    Only gravel. car parking only if there is a space

    Reviewed by LeslieMay 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the location was perfect for us."

    We found Moorside to be comfortable, spacious and more than adequate for two of us.

    Reviewed by RobinMay 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week."

    The house was very clean and spacious. Nice furniture and comfortable beds. Very quiet location. No complaints and hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by PMar 2019

  • "This was the nicest holiday rental house we’ve ever stayed in."

    They had thought of everything, so luxurious as well! Would definitely visit Moorside again.

    Reviewed by KateFeb 2019

  • "Nice location"

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2018

  • "Excellent property, I would definitely recommend and am very likely to go back if available when visiting family In Plymouth."

    Ideally located for nearby moors and in between Plymouth city and Tavistock town. My only comment is that the garden area is beside and in front of the house, so for children or a dog there is not a door leading onto this directly. Easily overcome however. Just different.

    Reviewed by SheilaNov 2018

  • "This is an ideally located house for touring the area ."

    Comfortable and quirky in its layout ,everything you need on a self catering holiday. Excellent local walks and bike trails. Tavistock and the moors on the door step. Lots of very nice places to eat out. Supermarkets and local shops close by. We would definitely use this again as a base when visiting our family in Plymouth.

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2018

  • "Very nice house in delightful, extremely quiet village on the western edge of Dartmoor."

    Especially large lounge. Well equipped, and, a nice touch, tea and coffee and fresh cut flowers were provided for our arrival. The caretaker, Michael, was very helpful when I had a problem with the oven.

    Reviewed by Mark Robert VictorSep 2018

  • "This was a return visit and we weren’t disappointed."

    There had been some improvements/updates from last year. The cottage is spacious and very clean. It is in an excellent position; close to the moors and within a few minutes of shops. Local chippy is worth a visit and the village park is super. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2018

  • "This was a very well appointed house making it easy to self cater."

    It was very comfortably furnished. The weather was very hot but the house was easy to keep fresh, with a good through breeze in the living area when the windows on both sides were open. We were visiting friends locally and had room to invite them over too. The fresh flowers on arrival were a much appreciated gesture. Horrabridge is very conveniently placed for visiting Dartmoor, whether you are interested in the “wild country” or the towns and villages. As we spent time mountain biking the washing machine and clothes line were well used!

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2018

  • "Moorside was fantastic we all enjoyed our stay, everthing was there we needed ,the rooms were clean beds were comfy ."

    We went there because we have a lot of family nearby,we will be staying there again later this year be glad to be going back thanks shaun,ps could do with a tv in the bedrooms just a little suggestion

    Reviewed by shaunMar 2018

  • "It was like walking in to someone’s house, every facility had been catered for."

    The place was very clean, furniture and beds new, had an exceptionally large lounge dinning room so could accommodate a family of five easily, so had no complaints or niggles. It was a modern upside house down a very quiet close easy reach for Plymouth or Tavistock.

    Reviewed by DianeMar 2018

  • "Comfortable , dog friendly home ."

    Spacious living area and lovely bathrooms . Location was quiet and peaceful but still within easy reach of Plymouth . The close access to Drake's trail from Horrabridge was helpful and a great way to spend an afternoon walking to Tavistock. Being close to the Moors meant we could explore there but could return home to warm up when needed . Also the local pub and chippie were a delight!.

    Reviewed by NatalieFeb 2018

  • "House was lovely couldn't ask for better"

    Reviewed by DonnaSep 2017

  • "Really well equipped house."

    We particularly liked the dining/lounge area which is spacious and comfortable allowing the children to play. Comfortable beds and a really good location that gave easy access to Dartmoor. Garden was a little smaller than expected but this wasn't an issue to us. We're hoping to return next year for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2017

  • "Well equipped, quiet location, very comfortable."

    Guide books and maps provided.

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2017

  • "The cottage was spotless when we arrived, there was tea, coffee, milk& a lovely box of shortbread left for us."

    The cottage was warm & comfortable, especially the bed wonderful to sleep in. There was everything provided to meet your needs. Tavistock was aa very short distance away, in the village there's a great fish & chip shop, the pub was very friendly, you had Morrison's & Lidels only five minutes drive from the cottage. We would certainly stay there again & recommend it to our family & friend's.

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2017

  • "I found the property to be really lovely, clean & comfortable."

    As it was November I thought the extra blankets (not needed despite the frost, as duvets were enough) & the hot water bottle to be very thoughtful. Will definitely go again

    Reviewed by AnnNov 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x ground floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen
  • First floor sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed gravel garden with decking and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

The property

This modern whitewashed cottage is situated in a quiet residential area, near the church in the pretty Dartmoor village of Horrabridge.

Offering upside down accommodation, this cottage has plenty of space for families and friends to gather for a holiday in the countryside, in an ideal village location from which to explore Dartmoor and the South Hams.

On the first floor, the large sitting room with dining area, comfy sofas, reclining armchair and piano, makes this a cosy room for relaxing in front of the TV or listening to some light music.

A small kitchen, a bathroom and double bedroom completes the accommodation on this floor.

On the ground floor are two further bedrooms sharing a shower room.

Outside, the enclosed gravel garden has a decked area which catches the sun, creating a peaceful place to sit whilst enjoying a barbecue or evening drink.

Just a short stroll from the cottage is the village shop, and pub which is welcoming and serves excellent food.

Close by is a pretty river and bridge and there is a children's playground in the adjacent park.

A ten minute drive away, is the award-winning Pannier Market of Tavistock.

Burrator Reservoir is close by on Dartmoor, where part of the Steven Spielberg film War Horse was filmed.

This area is fabulous for walking and cycling, and located close by is Drake’s Trail, which is part of the National Cycle Trail Route 27.

The waterside city of Plymouth is a short drive away, with activities for rainy days including the National Marine Aquarium, The Pavilion’s swimming pool and ice rink, the historic Barbican, The Royal William Yard and a couple of theatres.

Set amongst some of Devon's most natural unspoilt countryside, a stay in this cosy village cottage will leave you refreshed.

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About the location


  • Tavistock 4.5 miles
  • Plymouth 11.5 miles

Horrabridge is a charming riverside village located within beautiful Dartmoor National Park in Devon. The River Walkham, well known for its salmon fishing, flows vigorously under the village bridge, which is said to be the oldest in West Devon. An excellent base for a holiday in Devon, Horrabridge has a combination of olde-worlde charm and modern facilities, including a good pub near the river and a selection of small shops. There are many excellent walks starting from the village, taking you up onto Dartmoor and providing you with glorious views of the surrounding fields and hills where sheep and Dartmoor ponies gently graze. The market town of Tavistock, the main town of Dartmoor's western moor, is an exceptionally attractive town, owing much to fine Victorian architecture and its picturesque location on the banks of the River Tavy. There is no shortage of shops and cafes in Tavistock, plus the town is home to the purpose built Pannier Market - a must for every visitor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season