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The Granary

(Ref. 984120)

Tavistock, Devon Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time at the Granary ,,Celebrating my 80thBirthday !"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2024

  • "Perfect for our family gathering with our adult children and partners."

    Well equipped kitchen, comfortable large beds with plenty of bathrooms. Hot tub working well. Delightful setting close to Tavistock and the moor for walking. Only usual minor issues with holiday rentals - eg frying pan no longer non stick ,chopping knives not great - easy enough to bring your own.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Feb 2024

  • "Gorgeous property that has been furnished to a high standard."

    Really spacious, high ceilings and lovely views with a cosy log fire and two smart TVs. Bedrooms and each en-suite bathroom lovely quality. It was the perfect place in the countryside for our family Christmas. Only slight downside (and this would not stop us returning) was no toilet on living level of the upside down property so my Mum struggled with going down the stairs during the day. Also chopping knives and frying pan could do with an upgrade - we would take our own in future but bear in mind induction hob. No hairdryers so take your own. But we loved it, would recommend and will definitely return. Easily the nicest place we have stayed in. Tavistock only a few miles away is a lovely market town where you can get everything you need.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Dec 2023

  • "An excellent property."

    Exceptionally comfortable 6" beds in every room. A separate dining room was very useful. Very helpful owners who dealt with a lack of internet for several days. Changes that would make this a 5-star place are: Desperate need for a drying machine, several toilets do not have a lid; not healthy. Extractor in on bathroom not working. Track leading to property has a few pot holes that would benefit from being gravel-filled.

    Reviewed by Philip3.8Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous property in a lovely quiet location, but access to lots of places we wanted to visit within an hours drive (Polperro, Eden Project, Padstow, Brixham, Dartmoor)."

    Well equipped kitchen (possibly the best we have ever had - we like to cook on holiday from scratch). Very clean generally. Best bedrooms we have ever had on holiday - super king size beds, excellent mattresses, nice sized en suites. Nice garden with good sized table and of course the hot tub. Brilliant to have access to other parts of the property for the dogs to have a run (they loved the stream).

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property in a rural setting."

    Very quiet. Comfortable for 8 people. The kitchen was a bit small and more casserole dishes and larger vegetable serving dishes are needed as we cooked mainly.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2023

  • "You would think that it could be difficult to impress eight friends, all well traveled and a touch fussy…."

    The Granary smashed it! The property is exactly as described and more, immaculate, luxurious and beautifully situated in the Devonshire countryside. Every bedroom is stunning, with quality linen and first class en-suites. As tennis players, we made full use of the tennis court, followed by relaxing in the hot tub. We cooked each evening and thoroughly enjoyed socialising together in the dining room, before settling into the lounge area with our coffees. The large TV meant we could all cheer on the English Roses in their quarter final

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Granary is a beautiful and spacious cottage with an ample garden area and large hot tub."

    The beds were extremely comfortable with an ensuite for every room. The cottage was spotlessly clean and provided plenty of lounge and dining seating for at least 10 people. We had a minor issue with the hot water, but the plumber was there within half an hour to resolve the problem- amazing service! We really enjoyed our stay at The Granary and would definitely recommend its five star luxury.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Outstanding property."

    Rare to find four bedrooms of equal size and quality, all en-suite and with the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in! Spacious living/kitchen area and huge dining room, ideal for family meals. Nice outdoor area, great hot-tub and the added bonus of a tennis court. Properties are often less impressive than online photos suggest, this one exceeded everyone's expectations. The only improvement would be a toilet on the same level as the living area, but the lack of one does not detract from the 5 star rating, as this was made clear when we booked.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2023

  • "We have just had a wonderful Easter holiday at the Granary."

    The barn is beautifully designed and equipped, as well as being in a very peaceful situation. Warm and cosy with very comfortable beds. Special highlights for us were the hot tub and the log fire. The owners were kind and helpful and provided everything we needed. Just watch out for the potholes!

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Apr 2023

  • "Such a beautiful property and location."

    The beds were really comfortable and it was lovely to have so much space with two families staying together. The kids loved the tennis courts and the hot tub was a real treat as well. There really was everything we needed and more.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Mar 2023

  • "We were a party of 8 adults and cooked dinner each evening."

    We found we were missing a few basic cooking requirements, I.e. tablespoon, wooden spoon, large serving dishes, an extra frying pan etc.

    Thank you for your feedback. We do our best to provide plenty of equipment for our guests in The Granary, and take advice from Helpful Holidays in this regard. However, we will certainly check this to ensure that the kitchen is fully equipped. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2022

  • "Clean, bright, in excellent repair, with pristine linen, this holiday home was perfect for our family get together."

    The highchair and cot provided were terrific. We used one of the bedrooms, other than the master, for the cot, as our granddaughter settles better outwith her parents room. The facilities for cooking were just enough for family meals for 5 adults. Sadly we couldn't all make it to the holiday, so not 6 adults, just 5. Dog friendly home and garden. We walked to the Blacksmiths Arms daily, and to chipshop, and Rentor during the week, and had days out at Polperro and the Eden Project. Your home is ideally placed for those trips.

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and exceeded our expectations."

    The property itself was immaculate inside and very comfortable with everything provided that you could wish for. The grounds were absolutely amazing and there was so much to explore and the tennis court was a fantastic bonus too. The owners were very helpful and friendly and responsive to any request we had and I would highly recommend staying here as a base to explore the stunning Devon countryside and coast.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2022

  • "Outstanding property."

    Very well appointed. Exceeded expectations. Beautiful surroundings and peaceful. Good base for visiting local area.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2022

  • "Superb accommodation throughout and we enjoyed a lovely family get together for a week."

    The hot tub and tennis court were additional bonuses. Location great for Dartmoor, access to both north and south coasts and Tavistock, a lovely town a few miles away. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Ethan5.0Jun 2022

  • "An excellent ;location to explore West Devon, Dartmoor and Eastern Cornwall."

    The property is very well appointed, quiet and in excellent order. The one criticism that I have is that the shower tended to be very slippery - perhaps anti-slip mats could be provided?

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "The granary is a fabulous place, ideal for four couples or friends sharing."

    Beautifully appointed.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a family holiday and needed somewhere with space and the granary was well set out,as rooms all had their own bathrooms."

    The owners were very helpful when I needed some kitchen equipment,and we enjoyed the use of the tennis court,and hot tub.

    Reviewed by Roz3.8Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Well equipped, lovely beds and bedding. Log burner was really lovely and we enjoyed the hot tub and tennis court.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely property in ideal location."

    Would have been 5 stars but one of our party was slightly disabled so no toilet on main floor was a slight issue but otherwise couldn’t recommend highly enough. Would happily revisit

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous property and location."

    Spotlessly clean and everything there - beds were really comfy! Would love to return

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2021

  • "A fantastic place to meet with family and friends."

    All bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms similar. Fittings all excellent quality. Would not hesitate to recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful property, spacious, very comfortable, well equipped, beautiful location."

    Would happily return, & highly recommend.

    Reviewed by P4.7Oct 2021

  • "The property is excellent and well thought out."

    We loved the stay. Only thing to say is that a few more kitchen items would help eg a whisk but that’s literally it!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Extras like hot tub and tennis courts"

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2021

  • "Accomodation perfect."

    Had a fantastic stay with the family.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a fantastic, peaceful location!"

    A great base to explore both Devon and Cornwall. High quality accommodation with extra touches that made us feel so welcome. We made good use of both the hot tub and the tennis courts. I wouldn’t hesitate in booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, provided an excellent base for families across the country to come and spend some time together."

    The only negative was that the hoover in the home could do with an upgrade. It was spotless when we arrived, but we tried to hoover the dog hair throughout the week which proved difficult as the hoover power was poor. All bedrooms/bathrooms were lovely and the upstairs space definitely the star of the show. Garden was also a welcome addition for the 2 dogs including a inquisitive corgi who managed to dart into the next field a few times and had a lovely adventure. Very close to Tavistock town and less than a ten minute drive to large supermarkets. Was a lovely space and would and would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a particularly good place for four couples as all bedrooms ensure and identical"

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2021

  • "This was a memorable holiday - lovely setting and a spacious converted granary with four king-sized en-suite bedrooms downstairs."

    Small but adequate enclosed garden and friendly, helpful (but not intrusive) owners. If you are looking for the seaside it is not ideal, but for a peaceful stay in lovely Devonshire countryside, it is perfect!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "We had a really lovely stay at The Granary."

    Excellent accommodation, tastefully done with great facilities.....and good value. Several of us said we’d like to return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "It was a perfect holiday everything you wanted in a house and more, Bedrooms were amazing comfortable shower was fab."

    Hot tub was lovely to relaxing in. A lovely holiday all round and easy to find near a lovely town. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation for four couples as all bedrooms the same."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2020

  • "Such a lovely peaceful setting and the barn was beautiful!"

    Lots of space for 8 adults and we had 2 babies as well. Only a 5 min drive to Tavistock which is very nice to walk around or eat out and there’s a good coop there. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub and the tennis courts to work off some of the excess holiday calories! Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Granary was much nicer than we expected."

    Felt very comfortable with the new arrangements due to Pandemic. Very clean and beds really comfortable. Electric fans would have been appreciated as weather was extremely hot, as it’s farmland did have a wasp problem that caused problems when eating out, one of the children in our party was stung. About 50 mins to either Cornwall or Devon coast.

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Aug 2020

  • "I would just like to say, that the photos do not do this holiday home justice."

    It’s immaculately presented and spotlessly clean, we will be going back, Quality fixtures and fittings have not been spared, everything you could ever want is at hand, apart from the British weather. We look forward to rebooking in the near future. One very happy family ( 3 daughters, the wife, and one very energetic springer spaniel )

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Granary is top notch in every way ."

    The beds are so comfortable & all the equipment is very good quality . It does need a few more utensils to cook with but that is a small detail as everything else is wonderful & the hot tub is the icing on the cake ! Would return most definitely !

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2020

  • "This holiday exceeded our expectations, the photos do not do the barn justice."

    It is surrounded by the most stunning views and the outdoor space is beautiful. Inside the barn there is a lot of room- we travelled as two families (4 adults and 4 children) and there was more than enough space. Downstairs especially- the bedrooms are a good size and each have the most comfortable beds with and shower and bath in every room. Everything was to a very high spec it seemed. Couldn’t get over how lovely it all was! Attention to detail is high and the kitchen is stocked so well with all sorts of utensils which made cooking a dream. The living room has plenty of seating (very comfy and cosy) and the log burner is just delightful. The whole place was spotlessly clean and all looked very new. Overall, I would definitely recommend- ideal for families or groups of friends. Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Deanna4.7Feb 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation, furnished and decorated to a high level."

    Bedrooms are big and spacious and it was nice having en-suite facilities. Situated down a long lane so away from traffic and noise. Log burner was great since we went late November, which made it cosy! Couldn’t find a light for hot tub to use in the evening. A toilet on the first floor would be handy. Because it’s an upside down property we heard the boiler because it’s downstairs near the bedrooms and the hot tub pump. Said the heating was set on thermostat, but it didn’t come on, so assumed it was on a timer, which meant we were a bit cold for a while, but had it been a big issue we could have contacted the owner. Could do with more saucepans. Great property overall for a relaxing long weekend with friends.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Nov 2019

  • "Lovley area cottage"

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Nov 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage!"

    Hope to go back!

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Oct 2019

  • "I cannot express how wonderful in everyway The Granary is."

    It is well worth the stay. Above my expectations in every way.

    Reviewed by R5.0Oct 2019

  • "Amazing barn conversion."

    Beautifully appointed. Equipment very high standard. Access is a bit tricky, but well worth it. You need to follow the directions very carefully. There can be a mile or more between a couple of words or short phrase. We couldn’t find a cutlery basket for the dishwasher until the last day, when we discovered it was a pull out tray just below the top! Silly us! Thanks for a great Holiday.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2019

  • "Perfect in every way!"

    So much care & thought has gone into this beautiful barn. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The beds are the most comfiest we have slept in. There was 7 of us and we had lots of space, the hot tub and tennis court was an added bonus, both of which we used every day. We cannot wait too book this lovely barn again! We would have booked for Christmas but sadly it is already rented.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Aug 2019

  • "It’s a really relaxing place, and has been renovated with great thought and style."

    The spacious living area upstairs works well.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2019

  • "The Granary is a lovely place to stay."

    The description doesn't do it enough justice. It is peaceful and quiet with amazing views. All you can hear are cows and sheep in nearby fields. It's a fantastic place to be able to sit in the garden and watch the birds. Inside there is great attention to detail. A lot of thought has gone into making sure that you have everything you need, including towels for the hot tub and slippers! Tavistock is nearby with a great selection of shops and the location of The Granary perfect for exploring Dartmoor as well as the Tamar valley.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at The Granary."

    The facilities exceeded our expectations, especially the hot tub, and the kitchen was so well equipped. Every room was clean and presentable. On so many levels, the property excelled and we had a very memorable stay. Diolch!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2019

  • "The place was beautiful."

    We went on a family holiday with ages ranging from 5 months to 67 and all had a good time enjoying the hot tub, comfy beds and space. Would totally recommend it.

    Reviewed by Maxine4.7Jun 2019

  • "The Granary was a great place to stay, close to Tavistock, but in a bucolic rural location."

    The ‘upside down’ accommodation worked very well and the outside south facing garden was ideal.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2019

  • "The holiday cottage was more lovely than expected, stunning surroundings and all that we needed."

    It felt like a luxurious home from home with friendly welcoming neighbours next door - the hosts. The Granary was the ideal location to celebrate a family birthday. The Google anticipated journey time was a little optimistic however it was worth the wait. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Coleen5.0May 2019

  • "The Granary far exceeded our expectations, the bedrooms were an excellent size and the separate showers a boon."

    We were 4 couples and there was plenty of room for us all. The hot tub was a luxury. The journey to Tavistock was 15 or so minutes and there were some great places to eat. Wonderful countryside for walking and some interesting places to visit. A great holiday overall. Mike White

    5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was wonderful with everything needed for a relaxing holiday."

    The owners very helpful and we would definitely go back and recommend to friends and family. We had a great 4 day's with family and dogs.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location."

    It was very clean, and tidy. It was not fussy and so you felt as if you were almost in a five star hotel when you entered the bedrooms. The towels were fluffy, the mattresses were very comfortable and the duvet was soft. The decoration was stunning. I loved the mosaic tiles in the bathrooms, and the egg shell paint on the doors. It was handy having a tv in the dining room, so when feeding our young kids they were being entertained. They had included lots of toilet rolls, washing powder and dishwasher tablets. The pictures on the walls were also beautiful. On a chilly evening it was blissful to light the fire in the lounge and fall asleep on the sofa. We mainly eat fish and so visited the pannier market in Tavistock and bought some lovely fresh fish, every night I cooked a delicious meal with local produce, and the kitchen had everything I needed. We have stayed in a few cottages and this one of my absolute favourite. Whenever I could I used the hot tub, and it was pure Luxury. We used the tennis courts with the kids, they loved running around and playing football and tennis. Chris and Janet were lovely, very caring and they helped us when we needed it and were not intrusive and let us enjoy our holiday. We wanted to get away and unwind, we absolutely loved our week in the Granary.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a wonderful weekend break at The Granary."

    The house was finished to a very high standard with everything you could possibly need. There was also a tennis court and hot tub with lots of open spaces. We have 3 boys aged from 9 to 15 and we did not hear the words “I’m bored” once. A very relaxing place. I would recommend this holiday cottage to everyone.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2019

  • "Well appointed holiday cottage, very well equipped and luxurious."

    Great for our family holiday and the dog really enjoyed herself!

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Feb 2019

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  • Reverse level accommodation over 2 floors
  • 4 x ground floor super king-size doubles (zip/link can be twins on request in advance of arrival) with en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower over, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom (WC)
  • First floor open-plan living room with kitchen and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • First floor dining room
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • 2 x TVs, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden at rear with lawned area, patio and hot tub
  • Use of tennis courts available to guests
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome there is fee for dogs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: There are three steps up to one of the ground floor bedrooms
  • Note: The Granary is unable to accept Saturday arrivals - please bear this in mind when making your booking.

The property

The Granary is a wonderful barn conversion surrounded by a patchwork of green and brown fields, between the Dartmoor National Park and the Tamar Valley AONB.

The property is located on an active farm.

It is just four miles away from the market town of Tavistock, playing host to a diverse range of shops and places to eat and entertain you.

This reverse-level accommodation makes the most of the countryside views encompassing the exterior, with a lovely garden at the back, ideal for families and large groups.

The open-plan living room showcases a stunning high-vaulted ceiling and Velux windows bringing in the natural light overhead.

There is lots of comfy seating and bright splashes of colour each way you turn.

The kitchen boasts a contemporary design, with elegant wall cabinets, a breakfast bar and under cupboard lighting.

Next door, the dining table sits proudly in the centre of the room, waiting to serve the delicious family meal.

Down the staircase you will find the bedrooms, along with a utility hosting a washing machine and a WC / cloakroom.

Three small steps take you up into the first bedroom, which occupies a super-king size bed and a travel cot for those travelling with a little one.

There is even a highchair in the dining room and a stairgate to keep them secure.

The rest of the bedrooms mirror this layout with a super king-size bed and they each come with a beautiful en-suite bathroom.

Choose to soak in the bath tub after a long walk or refresh under the shower before breakfast.

You can even take advantage of the lavish hot tub outside on the patio.

Enjoy a peaceful, countryside soak with a refreshing glass of wine waiting for you when you brave getting out.

Those feeling energetic can play a game of tennis on the owner's tennis court close by and there is even a selection of games for the kids.

Beyond the tennis court is a large grassy area leading down to the stream that you are welcome to explore.

There are some wonderful walking routes on Dartmoor, with wild, open moorland and an ever-changing landscape.

You can horse ride, cycle, fish and even hire a canoe on the River Dart.

Visit the National Trust's Lydford Gorge and enjoy a woodland trail with the whole family; there are many photo opportunities to be had at the beautiful Whitelady Waterfall.

Further afield is Plymouth, the Eden Project and the beaches of Devon and North Cornwall.

A quality break for large groups, families and friends, in a picturesque location.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Note: The Granary is unable to accept Saturday arrivals - please bear this in mind when making your booking.