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

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Very good plus a good games room inc bar billiards"

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Great views and so peaceful. Lovely owners and well worth the stay.

    Reviewed by JeremyMay 2022

  • "Thanks to Lyn and Andrew, we meet Lyn who was very helpful and friendly, the cottage was Beautiful the setting was so peaceful and we all enjoyed the nature around us."

    My son thought the ponds and games room were great. None us wanted to leave.we all had a wonderful time. Denise , Chris , Hadley, Margaret and John.

    Reviewed by DeniseApr 2022

  • "We have been to this cottage several times and Lyn and Andrew are always very good hosts."

    The cottage is set in lovely peaceful countryside and is very clean and comfortable and offers all the facilities that we needed with lovely comfy beds. Its location is excellent to visit many of the local Devon attractions.

    Reviewed by RogerApr 2022

  • "Excellent. Fresh, clean, spacious, characterful."

    Fabulous views. Helpful and friendly hosts. A really lovely week. Thank you. We plan to return.

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2022

  • "We were down in Devon for family concerns and during the recent storm(s), so were not able to use the cottage as much as we would have liked."

    That said, lovely cottage and surroundings. Very pleasant place to stay, with very amicable owners next door.

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2022

  • "Wonderful Christmas week at this lovely cottage."

    The whole family loved the location especially the dog. Our host Lyn could not do enough for us & made us feel very welcome. I would recommend this cottage to everyone & I will certainly be back

    Reviewed by AllanDec 2021

  • "The rooms were spacious and clean."

    Good parking facilities and views. Always nice and warm. The games room was an added bonus but we never used it. Would definitely recommend and Anne was lovely and welcoming

    Reviewed by MarionOct 2021

  • "Jackdaws cottage was all we hoped it would be."

    .. Comfortable, warm, cosy furnishings, well equipped, very helpful and kind owners. Beautiful surroundings and peacefully quiet. We would thoroughly recommend this holiday property.

    Reviewed by ThomasOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Jackdaws cottage ."

    The property was ideal, comfortable, well equipped and in a beautiful location. Parking was great too, couldn’t fault it!

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "Location & views from the property were very good."

    Stairs were a little difificult for someone who has some difficulty with walking.

    Reviewed by NormanSep 2021

  • "Comfortable, well-equipped, great location."


    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "What a beautifully situated cottage."

    Andrew & Lyn made us very welcome and have equipped the cottage with every home comfort. Their home is next door and they're very approachable with any questions. Jackdaws is surrounded by countryside with beautiful views from 3 aspects, and there's a lovely outdoor seating area. We enjoyed watching the sheep in the surrounding fields, playing in the games barn, and playing with their 2 lovely labradors too. It's only 30 minutes from Dartmoor, and around an hour to the north or west coasts. Be warned…there are lots of narrow Devon country roads to navigate which were overgrown in some places, so if your car's paintwork is precious to you, you might prefer a property in a town. We however enjoyed the total peace & quiet of Jackdaws…and there's even an owl who twit twoos when night falls. A beautiful country cottage. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by YAug 2021

  • "Beautiful house in lovely surroundings."

    Exceptionally well-equipped kitchen. It was nice that the owners were nearby but very unobtrusive. Games room was a super hit. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by SamAug 2021

  • "The lane to the cottage is very narrow."

    Not a problem to us as we are used to it. However the hedges had not been cut back so after rain the car is hitting lots of grass etc

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "Jackdaws Cottage was in the most beautiful location."

    The cottage was extremely well appointed and very clean with excellent facilities. The owners Lyn & Andrew were very friendly and welcoming and happy to accommodate us all including a dog and 3 month old baby. We all felt that the cottage was actually much nicer than the photographs had indicated. We would definitely visit again and recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2021

  • "Whilst the weather was a challenge during our week's stay our accommodation in Jackdaw Cottage served us well."

    Very comfortable, in a beautiful tranquil setting, with just the sound of birds & sheep. Good to be able to walk from the door, across the fields, to exercise our dog too.

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, very clean and everything you would expect."

    Home from home. Andrew and lyn make you feel very welcome. Can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by HannahAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at jackdaws cottage."

    Very clean and tidy and the children loved the games room. It's very quiet and peaceful. Would love to stay again. The views from our bedroom window were beautiful. Lyn and Andrew were lovely very friendly.

    Reviewed by HannahDec 2019

  • "A wonderful and peaceful holiday cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    This is a lovely setting with stunning countryside around you. We had an amazing time, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2019

  • "Jackdaws is a beautifully converted barn with fantastic views over the Devon countryside, and we have never experienced such peace and quiet before."

    The good sized accommodation is very well laid out and comfortable and the area is within relatively easy reach of both Dartmoor and Exmoor and the North and South coasts of Devon.

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2019

  • "Great location and views."

    So peaceful with fields all around

    Reviewed by JeremyMay 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage set amongst the beautiful Devon countryside, with fabulous views."

    Very quiet and relaxing with complete privacy; just the sound of lambs bleating and bees buzzing. The cottage was exceptionally clean and well appointed. Would not have any hesitation in recommending and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2019

  • "Lovely location with beautiful views."

    Owners were very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2019

  • "A warm welcome by Lynne and Andrew, the cottage was really a home from home."

    The views from the cottage are fantastic and it's a perfect spot. A really restful break, just what we needed and hope to be back soon

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage very well appointed with fantastic views."

    Friendly owners nothing too much trouble for them. Peace and quiet guaranteed. Home from home.

    Reviewed by KeronSep 2018

  • "Everything, couldn't have asked for anything more!"

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2018

  • "One of the best cottages we’ve stayed at - have been having cottage holidays for 35+ years."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "Lyn and Andrew the owners of the cottage were most welcoming."

    The cottage was in a beautiful setting and had everything needed for our holiday, the beds were very comfortable and it was ideally placed to visit lots of local attractions and within easy reach of Dartmoor and other lovely places to walk. We hope to visit again in the future

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2018

  • "Owners were extremely accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure a really good holiday."

    Reviewed by PhilJul 2018

  • "Maybe some additional for outside seating ?"

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2018

  • "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.

    Reviewed by LindseyMay 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, clean and comfortable."

    The hosts were very accommodating, obliging and friendly. There was a personal touch that was appreciated. We had such a relaxing and pleasant time that we would have no hesitation in having a holiday at Chilverton again.

    Reviewed by LaurenceApr 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday, the owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble."

    Nice biscuits on arrival too. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2018

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  • 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.

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.

Note: This property has a 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. 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.

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Note: Spring water. Sorry, no short breaks