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Jackdaws Cottage

North Tawton, Devon (Ref. 976107)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • “The location was stunning - the ...”

    The location was stunning - the views were breathtaking. There was also such silence - no cars or traffic. Just the sounds of the sheep, cattle and sometimes geese and of course the birdsong. ...

    The location was stunning - the views were breathtaking. There was also such silence - no cars or traffic. Just the sounds of the sheep, cattle and sometimes geese and of course the birdsong. Perfectly located to reach both the North and South coast fairly easily it was also a great base for exploring as well as for long lazy days completing their many jigsaws, walking by the ponds or just admiring the view. The children loved the games barn. While we were incredibly lucky with the weather it was also helpful when the sun got too hot! It made the holiday very relaxing for mum and dad too! They also loved watching the lambs and moorhen chicks and looking for tadpoles. Andrew and Lyn are just lovely: very welcoming and helpful. However, because of the location of the barn and the way it faces it feels completely private. The barn is stuffed with leaflets and helpful info to help you make the most of your holiday. It's well stocked in the kitchen, a selection of games, books and jigsaws in the living room - there's even a list of dvds they own in case you would like to borrow any! We really couldn't fault it and after a gorgeous fortnight my nine year old cried as we drove away because she wanted to live there! To be honest, I think we all felt the same way.

    - Ms Davey, May 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Three miles from North Tawton is this cottage converted from a granary on 150 acre farm which rears cows and sheep.

From the hall, head through to your big sitting room, a cosy place to sit with living flame gas fire in an inglenook and views over fields through glass doors, plus a dining area.

Up a few steps is your fine country style kitchen which also opens to the garden.

Peaceful sleeps are to be enjoyed in the three bedrooms upstairs, one with a little balcony.

Outside you can breathe the fresh country air in your big enclosed garden with its barbecue area prettily surrounded by a pergola over which wisteria and jasmine grow, beyond which are the paddocks of grazing animals and a wildlife pond.

For the children, there is fun to be enjoyed in the games barn with its table tennis and other pursuits.

Get on your bikes and cycle (or walk) the lovely easy Tarka Trail, or take day trips to fabulous surf beaches at Bude and Saunton Sands.

This is a brilliant central location for exploring Devon, with Dartmoor within easy reach and town and city amenities in Okehampton and Exeter.

Jackdaws Cottage is a truly peaceful retreat in a convenient location for discovering Devon.


Three bedrooms: 2 x king size double (one with balcony), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Ground floor shower room with shower, WC, basin. Hall. Sitting room with gas fire and dining area. Kitchen.


  • Central heating with gas fire
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for six cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Winkleigh 3 miles; Okehampton 7.5 miles.

The charming country town of North Tawton quietly rests amidst lush green fields, high hedgerows and winding lanes, just eight miles north of historic Okehampton. Nestling between the high, rugged tors of Dartmoor and the wide sandy beaches and rolling surf of the North Devon coast, this delightful town boasts picturesque thatched cottages and quaint pubs and restaurants. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and cycling, with many pretty little villages dotted throughout the area, and several excellent coarse fishing lakes and rivers, quality golf courses, and a number of National Trust properties within easy reach. There are few better spots from which to experience the joys of beautiful Devon.

Region Information

Note: Spring water. Sorry, no short breaks

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