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Mary Tavy near Tavistock, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect week away."

    Lovely cottage with everything that you could think of to make your holiday special. Lots of personal touches.

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a gem of a cottage in the heart of Dartmoor ."

    We went out on lots of lovely walks directly from the cottage. The kids loved the games room and garden. Plenty of facilities to cook but also two lovely local pubs in walking distance.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Jul 2023

  • "What a fabulous house."

    We all loved it and plenty of room for 6 adults and 2 children. They especially loved the garden a plus being the weather which was amazing every day. Every facility you could think of and very comfortable

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Feb 2023

  • "Whincroft is an exceptional home from home cosy , comfortable cottage with excellent facilities in the most beautiful setting in the Devon countryside ."

    The owners have lovingly kept the charm and character of the cottage, and everything you could possibly need was provided for. Dog friendly with the most beautiful gardens , tranquil and peaceful . A driveway with easy access into the rear of the property was very useful giving access straight into the kitchen which is a warm cosy retreat with a beautiful aga and plenty of space .

    Reviewed by Johanne5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved everything about whincroft the hot tub was lush the fire was cosy ."

    The house was so spacious and clean and there was everything you needed for a fabulous holiday which we did have . We couldn’t fault a thing . We even made a little friend ( ginger cat ) the pub up the road was very good .we had a lovely meal and a few games of pool . We walked Dartmoor and visited Tavistock market and burrator reservoir . We had the best time it was a lovely week from Coates & Browring families A+ xx

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Charming and well equipped house with a beautiful garden."

    Excellent location for exploring locally.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in this beautiful cottage."

    It was very comfortable clean and with a touch a luxury. We all enjoyed the hot tub and magical garden. Only complaint we had was that we believed we were booking through 'Helpful Holidays ' (who we always booked holidays with) but were directed to Sykes. Very disappointed.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "I'm trying not to let the fact that it rained heavily every day influence my comments."

    The garden was designed imaginatively, set into the hillside, with lots of interesting corners to sit if the weather had been kinder. As others have mentioned the cottage is beautifully decorated and has everything you could need to make your stay delightful, relaxing and enjoyable. The area is breath-taking so there are great places nearby to explore. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage and gardens are really beautiful; characterful spacious comfortable peaceful and in such a pretty location."

    The kitchen and utility are really well equipped, the house is tastefully furnished and as for the comfortable beds... There's a lovely friendly pub at the top of the road with a great garden with views and another pub within a 20 minute walk along the stream and country footpaths. I can't speak highly enough of this property and, as a family of 5 adults, we had a truly relaxing, fun stay.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Whincroft is a very comfortable and well equipped holiday Cottage in a lovely location."

    We were a party of 5 adults and a child. We enjoyed walking on the moor and relaxing in the garden. It was a most enjoyable week

    Reviewed by Fiona3.8Apr 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay at Whincroft."

    Fabulous cottage, comfy and warm with everything you need. Great area for exploring Dartmoor walking. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage so clean and well equipped."

    Very cosy and comfortable with stunning garden and hot tub was fantastic. We loved it !

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage is everything you want from a family home never mind a weeks holiday home."

    Extremely well equipped, warm, cosy and proper Aga to cook on. The location is perfect. Literally a five minute walk to the beautiful countryside and within walking distance of two great pubs. The Mary Tavy Inn was one of the most welcoming pubs we've been in. The locals were so friendly and we learnt a lot about the local history. Thank you to Myles and Emma for being fantastic helpful hosts. A fantastic week break that will be repeated next year.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (can be super-king double on request), 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with AGA, sitting room with wood burning stove, dining room, utility room, ground floor cloak room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV x 2 with Roku stick, Blu-Ray player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair provided
  • Enclosed front garden with patio, lawn and seating, courtyard garden, summerhouse with garden table and chairs, rear lawn garden with patio and seating, hammock and wood-clad inflatable 4 person hot tub
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars (1 large & 1 small) and more parking available on the road nearby
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome, 2nd dog charge of £25.00 per week
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4.30pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Children not be left unattended in garden due to fenced off pond to the rear of the garden

The property

Tavistock 3.5 miles.

Whincroft lies on the edge of the village of Mary Tavy, just four miles from the stannery town of Tavistock on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park.

Positioned in a peaceful country lane with a handful of other pretty cottages and the neighbouring parish church this beautifully updated chocolate box detached cottage is a home from home for families and friends looking for a base to explore and unwind.

Entry through a pretty, whitewashed porch where walking boots and welly boots can kicked off.

Once inside, the informal dining room, centrally positioned is the perfect place to gather for special times together.

The restful sitting room decorated in soft neutral hues is an invitation to unwind, and curl up on pale squashy sofas, with the glows of a wood burning stove adding further warmth to chilly autumnal evenings.

Enjoy favourite shows and films on the wall mounted TV with Blue Ray and Roku device whilst teens and children can escape to the snug room next door, equipped with TV and Playstation 4.

More recently extended, the kitchen is a place to enjoy coffee and breakfast in the morning sunshine that streams through patio doors.

Prepare warming meals in the Aga after long walks on the moor, there is a further electric oven in the useful utility room with a cloakroom to the side.

Upstairs four tasteful bedrooms, each dressed in crisp white linen are individually and styled to reflect the ever-changing colours of the moorland.

A spacious master bedroom with king-size bed, benefits from an en-suite shower room.

The sunny, whitewashed twin with accents of yellow and grey provide the option of a super-king bed if pushed together and heather and greens are the theme for the pretty, dual aspect double room with views to the garden and the countryside beyond.

The delightful single room decorated in ‘old white’ looks out over the garden to the rear and these bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with bath and shower over.

To the rear step into a heavenly scented courtyard garden planted with colourful shrubs and pots.

A summerhouse adorned with fairy lights offers a shady spot from summer sunshine and shelter if the weather is less than perfect.

To the rear an expanse of lawn garden provides a further patio with seating, a hammock to snooze and a timber clad inflatable 4 person hot tub.

Don your walking boots with footpaths leading from your doorstep right onto the moor.

Enjoy the 11 miles of traffic-free route The Granite Way that stretches from Okehampton to Lydford winding through some of the most stunning Dartmoor countryside and moorland.

Rest and enjoy lunch in one of the many great pubs in the location, the closest being the Peter Tavy Inn a 15 minute walk.

For family day’s out visit Buckland Abbey, Lydford Gorge, Castle Drogo and Dartmoor Zoo, and further afield the Eden Project and the sandy beaches of the north or south coast are only an hour or so away by car.

Four miles away the market town of Tavistock boasts an award-winning bi-weekly farmers market, as well as the vast selection of independent shops, restaurants and cafés to enjoy.

Whincroft is a house for all seasons and will provide a wonderful and relaxing base to explore and recharge the batteries.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season