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Hurdwick Lodge

(Ref. 1085909)

Tavistock, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, with lots of space and wonderful, pastoral views of the Devon countryside."

    The place is only a 5 min drive into Tavistock with Dartmoor just further beyond. The property was well equipped and well maintained, and the owners were nearby and made us feel very welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by Sitaaraam5.0Jun 2024

  • "Very warm and comfortable lodge in perfect location with amazing views, comfortable beds and friendly owners."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Outstanding property in a beautiful location."

    Hope to come back in the future.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2024

  • "Great stay, lovely place with amazing views"

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2024

  • "Everything was perfect, thank you"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2024

  • "This is a well thought out holiday home and could easily manage eight adult guests in comfort."

    The dining table was large enough to manage more than eight, as too could the crockery and utensils. The lounge was area great with three very large sofas and enough tables to hold nibbles and wine glasses. Our party of five found the bedrooms great, especially the top floor room, which was outstanding. The setting was incredible, with stunning views and was incredibly quiet, set well back from the road and Tavistock was five minutes down the road. We found it ideal for exploring Dartmoor and walking either on the moor or around Tavistock, this was despite the appalling weather we experienced, which did not diminish the holiday, especially as the home was so warm and cosy and the drying rack helped us to be ready for the next day. Our hosts Martin and Jo were helpful and informative, without being the least intrusive. We would highly recommend Hurdwick.

    Thanks so much for a lovely review! Hope to see you here again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Mar 2024

  • "A tasteful conversion of a quaint Devon property."

    Excellent facilities in peaceful but convenient location. Would thoroughly recommend with no hesitation. Amazing holiday.. thanks Hurdwick

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Mar 2024

  • "Hurdwick Lodge was everything we hoped it would be, lovely rooms, everything we needed for our Christmas celebrations."

    We would recommend the lodge 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2023

  • "Hurdwick Lodge was a perfect venue for our mid-winter break - surrounded by beautiful parkland and with stunning views across west Devon but only a few minutes drive from the bustle of Tavistock town centre."

    Jo and Martin were perfect hosts and they have clearly paid close attention to detail in furnishing and equipping this spacious and very comfortable property.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Dec 2023

  • "The lodge was perfect for us and the views were beautiful."

    The location too was good being just out of Tavistock and near excellent shopping facilities. The owners looked after us and the welcome pack was most welcome. We would certainly look to book again when we next visit the area. Thank you so much for a lovely two weeks.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Hurdwick Lodge is situated on a beautiful one time golf course and enjoys views across a valley."

    It is ideal for access to north and south coasts and of course Dartmoor (go to the prison Museum). The property is very well equipped and our party of eight enjoyed their stay very much. We found three very good places to eat, Peter Tavy Inn (park in the village Hall car park - the Landlord has an arrangement}, Walkhampton Inn and Drake Manor Inn Yelverton (park in front of school at the top of the village) All have very good food and atmosphere! The owners of Hurdwick Lodge are very welcoming and are on hand if needed. We recommend this property.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful property on the edge of Dartmoor, looking across open countryside with hardly a house in view yet within 5 minutes drive of Tavistock."

    A warm house with a friendly welcome.

    Thank you Keith! Hope to see you both again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great Cottage."

    Fantastic views, loved the privacy and the Herdwick Sheep. It was idyllic on the Saturday and Sunday with complete silence only interrupted by birds, it was so relaxing. But being a working farm there was some noise weekdays but it did not unduly disturb us. Great lounge area and cooking area. Wish I had brought some filtered coffee with me as there is a coffee machine. Wonderful walk in shower, really missed that when I got home. The only criticism I would make and is really a personal thing I guess and what we are used to when we stay at other venues was that not all of the bedrooms were made up. There are 4 bedrooms and only 2 adults stayed so the best 2 rooms were made up. I am used to all of the rooms being made up so the guests can choose their bedrooms, stripping the bed linen from those beds that have been slept in at the end of the stay, mattresses are a personal taste so it could be that a less luxurious room is chosen as the mattress is deemed to be more comfortable. The other thing that would be useful and we have had some issues at other venues is the Rubbish, until we get a National Recycling system in place it is difficult to know how to dispose of the rubbish so perhaps a more detailed explanation of what goes where could be provided. Why Cardboard and Paper is separated in Devon is beyond me! And a really positive thing about this cottage is that the lovely owners live next door. So if you do have an issue you can speak to them. Herdwick Cottage is very near to Tavistock, literally a 4 minute drive. So, we will almost certainly come here again to see relatives and friends. A friend of ours came to see us and she loved the place and will be looking to book this for a Family Reunion as their house is not large enough.

    Thanks for your review - a new venture for us so all taken on board! All beds will be made up and more detailed recycling info will be included in the information folder. Hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a really lovely time in your beautiful house."

    Very well equipped and a pleasure to use. Bath upstairs was well used by us all! The property was so convenient to Tavistock, which was lovely to look around. We also loved the peaceful surroundings, it was much appreciated to unwind and relax. We would love to come back!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property with lots of space for all of us."

    Really enjoyed the views and weather watching!! Extremely handy for so many sights and walks. Tavistock is a great town with lots of facilities and there are lots of exhilarating walks on the Western Moor. The house was well equipped and the friendly owners live next door in case of any query so a really lovely place to unwind.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic property."

    We have stayed at many properties over the last 35 years and this is definitely one of our favourites. Superbly equipped, very tranquil. Great location, set in park land (an ex golf course) and just the sounds of birds, very gentle baa-ing of sheep and occasional moo-ing of cows in the distance. Incredibly relaxing. Saw some beautiful sunsets, and watched the fox one night from the picnic table outside the property. Very friendly owners close by if needed but left us alone if not. Ideally located for Dartmoor, the Tors, many of which we climbed, and also East Cornwall. And Tavistock is only a mile or so if you need a town, supermarkets, takeaways etc for supplies or anything else. We didn't want to leave!

    Lovely review from our first guests - thanks so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gaz5.0Jun 2023

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  • Five bedrooms in total: 4 in Hurwick Lodge and 1 in the detached annex
  • The lodge provides 1 x king-size suite with dressing room, en-suite bathroom, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size and 1 x ground-floor double both with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x twin with Smart TV
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • The annex provides 1 x first floor king-size bedroom in the detached annex with a shower room
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility with washing machine and freezer.
  • Air source and underfloor heating
  • Electric double oven, grill and induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Separate 2-storey annex with first floor king size bedroom (can be made up as twin on request) open to the stairs, plus a shower room and games room on the ground floor
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Games room has a pool table and a table tennis table that can be installed on top of the table
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed garden area with lawn, gravelled area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 1.1 miles, river 1.2 miles
  • Note: The annex is not attached to the lodge itself but is within 2 metres of Hurdwick Lodge, ideal for those who would like a bit of quiet or privacy
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond located on the parkland, please make sure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: The owner's home is located adjacent to the lodge
  • Note: There will be livestock grazing in the parkland surrounding the property
  • Note: As from the 2nd August 2024, this property will allow two well behaved dogs at an additional cost of £25 per dog. As the property is on a working farm, all dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and dog poo picked up please. There is a small enclosed garden for exercising your dog, otherwise there are many beautiful walks on Dartmoor.

The property

Resting on pristine, private parkland on the outskirts of the Devonshire market town of Tavistock, enjoying exceptional, long-reaching views of the surrounding, luscious countryside, Hurdwick Lodge is an exquisite holiday home welcoming eight guests for a relaxing, self-catered escape with the magnificent setting of the Dartmoor National Park to the east, and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the west.

Soak in the beautiful parkland surroundings as you drive up to your new home-from-home, which boasts off-road parking for up to four cars and a well-presented, open-plan living space.

After you've chosen your bedroom, get to work in the fully-equipped kitchen, where you'll find all the appliances required to cook up a delicious meal for the whole family to enjoy at the dining table.

After dinner, relax and unwind in the sitting area, which features dual aspect windows that showcase your stunning, rural location, where you and your loved ones can enjoy a film on the sleek, Smart TV as you catch up on the day's events.

As day rolls into night, refresh with a rejuvenating shower or perhaps an indulgent bath before you retire for a well-earned rest in one of the four plush bedrooms, which include a master suite complete with king-size bed, dressing area, and an en-suite bathroom.

Across a small courtyard from the entrance to Hurwick Lodge is a detached 2 storey annex providing a further 5th bedroom on the first floor, and a shower room on the ground floor.

Larger parties will enjoy the games room on the ground floor of the annex with it's pool table that cleverly converts to a table tennis table.

After savouring your morning coffee whilst soaking in views of the rolling hills, head out to explore what your local area has to offer.

In Tavistock, you can stock up on supplies at a variety of independent shops, settle down for a quick pint at The Market Inn, take a peaceful stroll alongside the River Tavy, or even explore what exciting food and drink options are on offer at the Tavistock Pannier Market.

Further afield, the Denham Bridge and National Trust landmark of Cotehele can be found in the Tamar Valley AONB, whilst Wistman's Wood, Norsworthy Bridge and the Bellever Moor & Meadows can all be enjoyed during a trip to Dartmoor National Park.

Book Hurdwick Lodge for an unforgettable escape to Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Note: As from the 2nd August 2024, this property will allow two well behaved dogs at an additional cost of £25 per dog. Pets are NOT allowed before the 2nd August 2024.
As the property is on a working farm, all dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and dog poo picked up please.
There is a small enclosed garden for exercising your dog, otherwise there are many beautiful walks on Dartmoor.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas