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Bluebell Cottage

Tavistock, Devon (Ref. 1069024)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Brooks

    “A fantastic little cottage in a beautiful town, right in the middle of spectacular countryside.”

    A perfect place for a get away. We loved staying here. The cottage is spacious, perfect for a family holiday. (2 bedrooms, the 2 single beds share a room). Loads of DVDs for rainy days! Would definitely stay here again. Elly couldn't have been more helpful with any queries we had. 3 supermarkets are literally 3 minutes drive away, Lidl ...

    A perfect place for a get away. We loved staying here. The cottage is spacious, perfect for a family holiday. (2 bedrooms, the 2 single beds share a room). Loads of DVDs for rainy days! Would definitely stay here again. Elly couldn't have been more helpful with any queries we had. 3 supermarkets are literally 3 minutes drive away, Lidl , Tesco and Morrisons so shopping for food is easily taken care of. The town is spectacular, with a play park within 5 minutes walk and swimming pools within 10 minutes walk. The only slight caveat I would put in is that you need to be aware that parking can be a little tricky. There is not enough room for everyone on the road outside the cottages, however you can park on the industrial estate which is just 2 minutes walk away. (Not that you'd know it was there, its tucked out of view!) The road can get very busy but it's not a problem.

    - Mr Brooks, May 2021

The property

Settled in the bustling town of Tavistock is this mid-19th century cottage, Bluebell Cottage, an end-terrace and one of a historic collection of properties built by the Duke of Bedford for mine workers.

This charming two-bedroom dwelling boasts beautifully preserved, original features like the granite tiled floor and Grade II listed porch entrance, creating a characterful base to return to after adventures in the nearby Tamar Valley AONB and Dartmoor National Park.

Head inside the cottage and come into the lovely kitchen, which houses all you need for rustling up delicious meals for the group, with an electric oven and gas hob among the appliances.

Move into the elegant dining room, a snug space but perfectly seating all four guests so you can come together at the end of the day to enjoy more quality time.

Find comfort in the charming sitting room where a woodburning stove rests within the fireplace, adding a welcome warmth in winter, while a sofa and armchair offer lovely spots to unwind before the TV, perfect for catching up on your favourite shows.

The ground floor is completed by the bathroom, home to a bath with an overhead shower, so you can freshen up with a long soak or a quick shower, whatever you prefer!

Travel up the steep cottage stairs to find the delightful bedrooms, with a pretty twin bedroom perfect for children or friends sharing, and the double room enjoying a sky blue feature wall, along with attractive pine furniture for your things.

The cottage is just over the road from a nearby shop so you won't have to go far for any ingredients or essentials, whilst the town centre can be reached via a pleasant stroll through Tavistock Park which has a children's play area, a sensory garden and tennis courts, with Tavistock Canal running through it and a delightful café to stop at too.

Once you've reached the heart of this West Devon town, make sure to visit the Tavistock Pannier Market, a well-known indoor market with a range of quality stalls and over 900 years of history, whilst Tavistock's streets are lined with excellent independent shops, restaurants, and pubs, with Tavistock Museum being the place to go to understand the town's rich heritage.

Follow the river north and venture into the beautiful Dartmoor National Park to discover a multitude of activities from hiking up Roos Tor and Pew Tor, to exploring the vast Foggintor Quarry, or heading to the Dartmoor Prison Museum in Princetown to see displays on prison history dating back to 1809.

Head south to find amazing places like the Yellowmead Stone Circles and Hingston Hill Cairn Circle, while the Burrator Reservoir is perfect for enjoying walks around the waterside, or for a spot of fly-fishing.

Spend a day at The Tamar Valley Donkey Park to meet some new furry friends, before heading to the National Trust's Cotehele, a tapestry-lined Tudor house with formal gardens to wander.

The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a wonderful place for kayaking or canoeing enthusiasts to explore the countryside via the River Tamar, with a host of outdoor activity organisers offering guided kayak tours if you're a beginner.

Make amazing memories in this lively part of Devon at Bluebell Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Garden with lawn and outdoor furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be supervised in the garden
  • Note: The property rests on an A road, some noise to be expected
  • Note: Due to the age of the property, the staircase is steep and turns, please take care
  • Note: Please bring your own towels

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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 and the Historic Royal William Yard. 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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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