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Taw River View

(Ref. 1103797)

Sticklepath, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (9)
  • hosts (8)
  • pam (7)
  • garden (7)
  • steve (7)
  • friendly (7)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful home to rest up in whether walking in and around Sticklepath or on Dartmoor; taking some of the nearby bike trails or just sitting by the river at the bottom of the property's lovely garden."

    The family run pub and adjoining store/cafe in the village are a real bonus. The house is very comfortable and well equipped with a well stocked woodburner for cosy nights in. Steve and Pam just next door if needed but are very unobtrusive and friendly - the ideal hosts for a perfect home from home.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a great place to stay."

    Steve and Pam are wonderful hosts and the accommodation was ideal for us. Important for me the beds are very comfortable and unlike many properties there was ample storage space for clothes. The local pub just around the corner is friendly and serves good pub grub. We do plan to go back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely well equipped accomodation."

    Thank you Pam and Steve and hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Nov 2023

  • "Can't say enough good things about the property AND the hosts, Pam & Steve."

    Attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Informative. Lovely place to stay in Devon; wonderfully situated and furnished. Sticklepath offers welcoming places to spend time eating & exploring. Saying we could have happily moved in for a much longer stay should tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at River Taw View. --Deborah & Kate.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Without doubt the nicest most comfortable place we have stayed in."

    Kitchen was extremely well equipped with everything we needed and more. Great location for exploring the area. Friendly, welcoming owners. A perfect place for a few days away.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped."

    There was a great view of the lovely garden, we stayed in October too late to make use of the outside seating. Our hosts were friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. The village is good for access to Dartmoor and has a handy shop and cafe, and a pub

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2023

  • "Pam and Steve were very welcoming and the milk, scones and clotted cream was a nice touch."

    The accommodation was ideal and we did make good use of the seating area and garden, which was very nicely kept. The surrounding village was well appointed with an excellent tea room/village shop and two pubs - the walk up to Belstone along the Traka Trail was beautiful, wooded and opened up nicely onto moorland. We had a week - could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Will5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation, beautifully presented - a home from home!"

    Great setting with its stunning and spacious garden, with the river running past - so peaceful. Our hosts, Steve and Pam, were very welcoming and helpful, and we especially appreciated the cream tea which awaited us on our arrival. Thank you so much for a brilliant week's stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, clean, well equipped, light and airy property attached to Pam & Steve’s home."

    Beautiful gardens to look at from the decking. I had a dip in the river which was great! Steve was very helpful in giving us advice on local walks and pubs as well as offering us the use of the fire pit. Great food in the Taw River Inn and breakfast in the cafe. Would have loved to stay longer to enjoy all on offer in the area so a revisit may be in order!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely setting by the river."

    Plenty of options for walks from the village or within a short distance. Finch Foundry (National Trust) is also a great visit. Friendly hosts but not intrusive. Very happy. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Best accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    The friendly owners went out of their way to assist and provide helpful information. Local facilities covered all our needs. We fully intend to return to this property.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2023

  • "Great, well equipped accommodation and lovely hosts."

    Fantastic garden bordered by the river Taw. Highly recommended, we would liked to have stayed the month rather than the week! In interesting village with shop and 2 pubs; also buses to Exeter and Okehampton. Good walking country on edge of Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property and garden are amazing."

    Everything looked brand new and freshly decorated. Nothing was too much trouble for the helpful owners, we only had to ask. We had a restful break, and it didn't matter that the weather was very windy and wet on a couple of days, as we had the lovely warm house and log fire to come back to. We hope to return....

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "An exceptionally comfortable and welcoming home from home."

    The hosts are so friendly and helpful and the area is both beautiful and interesting. It is an ideal spot from which to explore the top of Dartmoor and we will definitely be booking a return visit!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in double shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, countertop freezer, washing machine
  • TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking space for 2 cars on shared driveway
  • Wrap-around multi-level shared garden (patio adjacent to Taw River View is for the exclusive use of guests) with decked area with furniture, lawn, several patio areas with furniture, firepit, BBQ and access down to river
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £20 per pet per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and River Taw 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Taw River View is attached to the owner’s property
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 8 years
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead outdoors but there are scenic riverside walks available within walking distance
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed and is shared with the owners
  • Note: There is direct and unrestricted (unfenced) access to the river and the water can be fast flowing after prolonged rainfall; please be cautious with pets and children
  • Note: There is a step to the exterior, and steps throughout the garden
  • Note: The bathroom lights are automatic

The property

Situated in a tranquil position in Sticklepath, Devon, is Taw River View, a stunning two-bedroom property, enjoying riverside views.

Nestled within Dartmoor National Park and within close proximity to local amenities, Taw River View welcomes four guests and one well-behaved dog for a countryside getaway.

Enter the property, arriving at the spacious kitchen/diner, completed with all expected amenities to ease your self-catered stay.

To truly make the most of your surroundings, head outdoors and select from one of many patio areas, dotted across the sweeping, shared garden, perfect for alfresco dining, with direct (unfenced) access down to the fast flowing river.

Discover the inviting sitting room, where you can warm up in front of the woodburning stove with the TV on in the background, featuring stunning views out to the garden through the patio doors.

As the night unfolds, head upstairs to refresh in the shower room, before making yourself at home in either the double or twin rooms.

Come morning, enjoy a coffee in the garden before heading into Sticklepath: the village shop and cafe offers basic essentials, chilled and frozen home cooked-food and cakes as well as breakfasts and lunches.

On your travels you'll also reach River Taw, where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll.Sticklepath is also home to Finch Foundry nurtured by the National Trust.

Just a mile away, Belstone offers a scenic setting for moorland walking with a tea room and pub.

Travelling to Okehampton, opt for a tour of the Museum of Dartmoor Life, offering the chance to brush up on your local knowledge, or head to Okehampton Castle and its 14th century grounds for an audio tour.

Within easy driving distance you'll find two further National Trust properties: Castle Drogo, which is reputed to be the last castle to be built in England and Lydford Gorge with the Whitelady Waterfall and the Devil's Cauldron.

Dartmoor National Park is also peppered with plentiful scenic, nature-filled walking trails, worth packing your walking boots for.

Head to Devon with Taw River View as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Okehampton 3 miles; Exeter 21 miles.

The small village of Sticklepath lies along an old ridgeway path within the northern boundary of the Dartmoor National Park, and is home to a shop, two traditional pubs serving good food and the fascinating National Trust Museum of Rural Industry. Encompassed by superb countryside, the surrounding area is a haven for nature lovers, walkers and bird watchers alike, while the nearby town of Okehampton boasts the remains of a fine Norman castle which dominates sleepy River Okement. Visit the nearby vibrant city of Exeter, with its magnificent cathedral, outstanding restaurants and colourful nightlife. Within easy reach, the fabulous beach resort of Bude, with its golden sands and cascading waves attracts surfers from the country over, while Westward Ho! with its prestigious Blue Flag awarded beaches is well worth a visit. A superb location for friends and family alike.

Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 8 years.
Note: There is direct and unrestricted (unfenced) access to the river and the water can be fast flowing after prolonged rainfall: please be cautious with pets and children.
Note: There is a step to the exterior, and steps throughout the garden.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season