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Larksworthy Cottage

North Tawton near Okehampton, Devon (Ref. 947869)

4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely. Everything was as expected."

    Well set up and good value for money. js

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "Lovely cosy thatched cottage, great location."

    Superbly equipped and every eventuality has been anticipated and catered for. Even has a little garden to enjoy the weather and tranquility. Constructive criticism: the only things we can say are the main bedroom light switch is a bit loose. There are a few cobwebs on light fittings and behind things (e.g. stereo in lounge) and the double bed matress was a bit firm for us. The parking isn't ideal, but we understand not much can be done about it. None of these detracted from our enjoyment whatsoever. We would rate this property 97/100. If those very minor issues were resolved (parking aside) then it would be 100%!! If we are ever visiting that area again we wouldn't hesitate to re-book. Wonderful!

    Reviewed by RobMar 2022

  • "Such a lovely place to spend a weekend."

    Was much better than we had expected. Everything had been thought about. Would highly recommend to other. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by JackieMar 2022

  • "Like Mary Poppins, Practically Perfect in Every Way!"

    Exactly what we needed. Peaceful location, clean, tastefully furnished, comfortable, warm and cosy. Everything we could possibly have needed had been thought of. Our little boy loved all the books and board games too (a whole couple of boxes of goodies in his room!). Lovely big tv for movies on rainy days and a cosy logburner which heats the whole house! (We needed to turn central heating right down to be able to sleep!) Perfect for a family with 1 child - not sure the single room would suit an adult. Garden was also a bit small, which didn't matter at all in winter, and the most had been made of the space. Helpful owner who responded quickly to a query we had. Location was superb for accessing Dartmoor and lovely North Coast beaches were less than an hour away. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by SuzyDec 2021

  • "The cottage was the perfect peaceful break we needed."

    Clean, cosy and quiet and most helpful host who was very easy to communicate with. We would definitely stay again on our return to Devon.

    Reviewed by AngelicaSep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed staying at this cottage, and it was very well equipped with useful stuff."

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, cosy and comfortable and well furnished to a very good standard throughout."

    Its situated down a quiet lane right on the edge of town. Good local amenities a short walk away, ie. Fish & chips, Spar, cafe, pub. We're glad we chose to stay in this part of Devon after attempting to visit the coast one day where it was so full of people there wasnt a parking space to be found!! Whereas in the countryside it was nice and peaceful.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Great week away for us."

    We was busy every day, lovely area and of a night we would go to the white hart which was a lovely well ran pub. We thought the cottage itself was lovely and would highly recommend to others. The only downside to our stay was that we thought the garden could of done with abit of TLC.

    Reviewed by DanielJun 2021

  • "The trip from the bedroom to the toilet in the middle of the night was difficult for my husband who has mobility and sight problems with the steep stairs and various steps down."

    We ended up leaving the bathroom light on! I suffer from a hearing problem and found with the television volume fully on and with subtitles on, eventually, I still could not here the television clearly. Disappointing just to catch up on the news! Not unique to North Tawton, but the mobile phone reception from the cottage was very limited. Apart from the weather a good break. Thank goodness we were traveling east on the Friday!

    Reviewed by MaureenMay 2021

  • "Comfort and quiet location."

    Excellent facilities in the cottage as in modern and well stocked. How well the propriety as been preserved.

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage very thoughtfully kitted out."

    Everything is of high quality, kitchenware, bedding etc and the amount of information (maps, leaflets, walks etc) is outstanding. I interacted with the owners and caretaker who are all lovely people and you really couldn’t wish for a better place to stay. I highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by VickyDec 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage, pictures don't do it justice It was the warm cosy escape from normality we needed"

    Reviewed by KellieSep 2020

  • "Had a really great time, the cottage way perfect."

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at Larksworthy Cottage, however you must be prepared to do lots of driving on narrow roads and come home with a sore back from the uncomfortable bed."

    The kitchen was well kitted-out which helped. Parking was a nightmare and I wouldn't return for this reason.

    Reviewed by MaddyAug 2020

  • "Home from home."

    Lots of books DVD's puzzle. Well equipped kitchen. Comfy beds sofa etc.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely with plenty of facilities the only down side was the parking."

    Not shure I would book this cottage again mainly because of the parking..

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2020

  • "Excellent place, everything you need well equipped, comfortable warm cosy cottage very enjoyable experience."

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2019

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Everything you needed was there. Perfectly situated to get out and see Devon. Sat in a little village with a brilliant local pub. We had a fantastic holiday and were sad to leave!

    Reviewed by NaomiAug 2019

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage well fitted had really relaxing weekend ."

    Area is great for popping out locally .

    Reviewed by GreggMar 2019

  • "The cottage is very well equipped, comfortable warm and very welcoming ..."

    The cottage is very well equipped, comfortable warm and very welcoming The location is brilliant for exploring most of Devon

    Reviewed by MikeFeb 2019

  • "A wonderful comfortable cottage well furnished with amenities to make it your home from home , the garden feature is amazing."

    Will definitely stay at this cottage again

    Reviewed by RichardFeb 2019

  • "Our fourth time at this cottage and we are never disappointed it always caters for all our needs!"

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2018

  • "Stunning cottage!"

    ! Very well equiped especially the kitchen, I even did a roast! Really was a home from home. The beds were heavenly, like sleeping in a marshmallow, likewise the sofa was comfy and great for everyone to snuggle up together. Loads of books and dvds/cds to use. The mini hi-fi didn't work but we put the cds into the tv and they played. The log fire would be lovely on a cold winters night. Lots of leaflets and info about local places to visit, restaurants etc. Friendly village location. We visited Lydford gorge just 20 mins away, Okehampton, Exeter 1 hr and highly recommend Woolacombe beach, also an hrs drive. Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone and would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage was well equipped and very nicely laid out with heaps of character and lots of useful info on the surrounding areas. The only thing I would suggest is getting a new mattress for the double bed as it was uncomfortable. The garden and views were very pretty but the garden did need a little TLC, as it did not look like the photos... just little points to mention. All in all a nice cottage in a good location and walking distance to the village which had good amenities too.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2018

  • "We Could not find a fault with the cottage, it was very well equipped and the information packs left at the cottage very helpful, the cottage was situated central to most visiting areas if you are willing to travel."

    Local eminaties worth a visit especially the local fish and chip shop!

    Reviewed by TinaJun 2018

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    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2018

  • "We had a lovely time in this well equipped and cosy cottage."

    There was everything we needed to make it comfortable and welcoming. The owners made sure our baby was catered for too which was very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely , we had a really relaxing holiday ."

    The cottage was very cosy and extremely well equipped. The furnishings were very nice and in keeping. We visited lots of places and had serveral train rides . The cottage is well placed to get to North or south Devon . We will be returning and recommending to our friends.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2018

  • "We were snowed in and had great support from the owner and housekeeper and handyman with a very quick resolution to a leak from the boiler."

    The cottage could've been cleaner (cobwebs and crockery) and the mattress firmer but overall it had all we needed.

    Reviewed by CareyFeb 2018

  • "We both had an extremely pleasant stay."

    The location was lovely as were the local community, always met with friendly faces. We had an issue with the rubbish collection insomuch as the recycling material was not collected. It may be that clearer instructions are needed as the definition of "recyclable material" could vary from Council to Council. Prior to arrival it may help future guest if they were made aware of what domestic essentials they need to provide ie washing up liquid, toilet paper etc. We make this comment because our previous Skykes Cottage had this. We hope that these comments are taken as constructive as we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and they are meant to assist not complain. The only reason we would not stay again is because we like to explore new places each time so it has no reflection on the beautiful Larksworthy Cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2018

  • "An extractor fan in the kitchen would be a good idea to reduce condensation from cooking (as the window is fixed shut)."

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2017

  • "This was our second visit to Larksworthy Cottage and we had a brilliant time."

    Our youngest little boy was 1 the day we arrived and we found a card, some cupcakes and party poppers on the table to welcome us - such a nice gesture! The cottage was perfect for myself, my husband and our 2 young boys. The location was great, with lots to do in every direction within about an hour’s drive of the cottage.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2017

  • "Over complete and very nice."

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2017

  • "Love booking through Sykes as seem to have better cottages."

    The cottage we stayed at was outstandingly good. Quaint little village that was friendly and had a lot of amenities. Will definitely return. Well done go to Kirstys cafe and the chip shop all I can say is wow.

    Reviewed by JonnyJan 2017

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of CDs and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Roadside parking outside cottage on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed garden with decked area, furniture and BBQ
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Please note, there is a £25.00 pet supplement charge per booking
  • Sorry,no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There is one step down from the sitting room to the dining area.

The property

This pretty thatched cottage is situated on the edge of North Tawton town, down a quiet narrow country lane in a terrace of similar properties within walking distance of shops and pubs.

An ideal base for exploring Dartmoor and its historic villages, this beautifully-presented cottage is perfect for couples and small families.

The sitting room invites guests to get warm and cosy in front of the woodburner, which also heats the small dining room and kitchen beyond.

The exposed beams and stone fireplace give a sense to the history of this lovely cottage.

Upstairs, the king-size bedroom feels romantic and spacious and, together with the single bedroom, the cottage can sleep a small family of three.

The small garden at the rear of this cottage has a decked area with seating under the trees, a peaceful sheltered place to have a family barbecue in the evening.

As well as walks from the doorstep along flower-clad lanes, there is the splendour of the Dartmoor Tors or the gentleness of Abbeyford Woods to explore on foot or by bicycle; both are also fantastic for dog walking.

Nearby, Okehampton offers lots of history including a castle and a Victorian shopping arcade, whilst the north and south Devon coastlines are only a short drive.

A fabulous, well presented cottage in the heart of Devon, where a warm welcome awaits.

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

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About the location

NORTH TAWTON

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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