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Kestrel Cottage

(Ref. 1098384)

Whitchurch, Devon, Devon Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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


2 Customer Reviews

  • "Roadside parking very dangerous on a really busy rat run , cottage very run down , very uncomfortable sofa, dangerous step at top of stairs ,neighbours playing drums at all hours , bed was comfy and it was warm indoors ."

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry the road was so busy as during your stay there were roadworks nearby causing traffic to redirect past the cottage. These works will be finished shortly. I'm sorry you thought the cottage was run down. I am surprised to hear this as we only started letting the cottage a year ago and everything is brand new. This is not mentioned by the guest on the previous review just a few months ago in September. The pictures of the cottage on the website are just a year old. My caretaker has recently visited the property she said everything is in good order. I'm sorry you found the sofa uncomfortable. I'm surprised to hear that as it's only a year old. Thank you for pointing out the step into the bedroom. We are now mentioning this to guests in the property description. I'm glad you found the bed comfortable and the cottage warm and look forward to welcoming you back in the future where hopefully all the issues raised have been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda2.8Jan 2024

  • "Very clean and comfortable would stay there again"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Wifi with smart TV & Sky
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Front courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Please note: On the landing, there is an step-up into the master bedroom, please be aware.

The property

Tucked away in the World Heritage mining site of Whitchurch near Tavistock in Devon, is this lovely semi-detached cottage, Kestrel Cottage.

Enjoying a superb location just on the outskirts of the Dartmoor National Park and the Tamar Valley AONB, Kestrel Cottage is a fantastic choice for couples, friends or a family of four.

The property benefits from a charming front courtyard with furniture, ideal for savouring your morning coffee as you plan the days adventures.

On the ground floor, you will find a well-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up your best dishes, ready to enjoy at the dining table for four over a celebratory bottle of fizz.

After dinner, kick-back and relax on the sumptuous seating in front of the crackling woodburning stove.

Completing the ground floor is a utility housing a washing machine for your convenience.

Head upstairs, where you can freshen up in the contemporary shower room, before choosing from two tastefully decorated bedrooms, a king-size and a twin, both offering a wonderful haven to return to at the end of the day.

Just paces away from your holiday home, you will find a well-stocked convenience store for stocking up on essentials, and the welcoming Whitchurch Inn, where you can treat your loved ones to a well-deserved meal.

For a wider selection of amenities continue onto Tavistock, where you can tour the Tavistock Museum, catch a live performance at the Tavistock Wharf, purchase fresh and local produce from the daily pannier market, visit the Robey Trust, and sample the delights of the variety of pubs, restaurants, and cafes, including the Michelin Star restaurant of Cornish Arms.

Other delicious places to visit for food inclide The Annex, which serves up tapas, The Bedford Hotel, The Market Inn, and then there's the HQ Cocktail Bar & Club.

For scenic hikes and walks, you can venture into the stunning Dartmoor National Park, where you can hike up imposing tours, and the Tamar Valley AONB, where you will find scenic hiking trails and the National Trust site of Cotehele.

Just 15 miles away, you’ll find Plymouth, home to the National Marine Aquarium as seen recently on the BBC Two Television series 'Secrets of the Aquarium'.

This is the largest Aquarium in the UK.

The main tank contains 2.5 million litres and houses many species such as sand tiger sharks, lemon sharks, nurse sharks, southern sting rays and most importantly 'Friday' the 20-stones green sea turtle!

Further local attractions include Buckland Abbey, Dartmoor Zoo, Alpaca Trekking, Horse Riding, and trout fishing is also available locally.

All this and more awaits at Kestrel Cottage.

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

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About the location


Dartmoor National Park 3 miles; Plymouth 13.7 miles; Exeter 41.3 miles

Whitchurch is a quaint village, south-east of the ancient town of Tavistock in Devon. The Whitchurch Inn offers a welcoming atmosphere for those seeking a break from cooking whilst the well-stocked convenience store has all the essentials for home-cooked meals. Just outside the village is the Dartmoor National Park, home to sweeping moorlands for a countryside ramble and a rich past to keep history buffs entertained. A short drive will lead you to the market town of Tavistock, which is flanked by the picturesque Tavistock Meadows and the Tavistock Parish Church. The town is home to a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Robertson's Restaurant and Pizzeria is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Venture to the port city of Plymouth, with the National Marine Aquarium, Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, and Beaumont Park, there's something for everyone. Plus, with the coast just a stone's throw away, you can enjoy stunning views and fresh air.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas