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Dartmoor Miners Cottage

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage at Horndon near Mary Tavy, Tavistock, Devon, England - Peaceful Location, Walking Onto Moors

Wheal Bee is a converted tin miners cottage believed to be about 160 years old. It has cosy cottage style rooms with wood burning stoves in the sitting rooms and central heating throughout. It has a conservatory and its own garden and parking area. Situated on the edge of Dartmoor, boasting exceptional views, it has easy access to the local village with shop, post office and pubs and the market town of Tavistock.

Mr R E Friend
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Love the peace and tranquillity

This is a lovely cottage so much to do and see

Brilliant few days, love coming here
Sep 2012
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Tavistock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 with bath/shower over, washbasin and wc, Bathroom 2 with shower, washbasin and wc. Separate toilet downstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and 1 single bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 with single bed, Bedroom 4 with single bed, Bedroom 5 with single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Non-smoking Outside: Level garden with patio furniture and barbecue Utility Room: Tumble dryer Linen and towels provided on request Other: Conservatory with table and chairs and cane leisure suite


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Dartmoor Miners Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Our superb christmas break

  • 5 of 5

Our first family Christmas reunion for 7 years was made perfect by this magnificent cottage which has absolutely everything. Accommodating 5 adults and 3 children with ease the owners had gone to the trouble of providing a huge xmas tree and there were fairy lights in abundance. We were welcomed on arrival with a log fire roaring away in one of the lounges. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who were available if and when required and we would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased our guests had an enjoyable and memorable time.
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Beautiful and spacious house which full of everything you might need.

  • 5 of 5

We found the owners very accommodating and helpful. They've put a lot of thought into supplying the house with everything we needed for a comfy stay especially when it came to the kids. From the lovely dwarf hot water bottle to the large number of toys for them to play with. There was even a large box full of lego and another of cars which kept our boys very happy until we were ready to go out. There were even outdoor toys for them.

I would recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant accommodation with a lovely garden which suited our needs of a family meeting up from around the country.

Plenty of space for us all (6 adults & 2 children).

It is an idea location to discover the many local attractions or explore the moors.

Lovely owners who are really friendly and accommodating.

Highly recommended - we have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fabulous cottage in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Needed a place to get away from all the stresses of day to day life and we found it here. The cottage was big enough for 7 adults without feeling on top of each other. It was rustic and cosy and had everything catered for in mod cons. The owners were lovely friendly and very approachable.

First family holiday in over 30 years great time had by all just ashame they are booked for Christmas or we would be back for another visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always like to greet out guest personally. We aim to give them a memorable experience.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

7 adults and one child over Christmas, we all had a marvellous time.Fire was lit and Christmas tree up on our arrival. Very cosy with two lounges with wood burners, excellently equipped kitchen and plenty of room for everyone at the dining table. Excellent pub within short walking distance and very friendly hosts. Couldn't be better.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over the new year period with some friends - 4 adults and 3 children. The cottage is beautiful and has everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. 2 lounges, both with log burners. Lovely big dining room, very well equipped kitchen, and a conservatory with enough space for everyone to put their feet up. The owners are the best hosts I have ever met - from lending wet weather clothes, putting childrens bedding on the beds to make them feel more at home, letting us set off some fireworks to celebrate new year, providing all the logs etc for the fire, happy to explain walks and the surrounding area etc etc. The icing on the cake was they offered for us to stay another night free if we could (and we so wish we could have taken them up on the offer!!!).

Great area too - pub 50m down the road, 5 miles to the nearest supermarket and lovely walks which have everything. I will be back to the cottage as soon as I can.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking, sight seeing, horse riding, canoeing and good beaches not too far away


A selection of good beaches around about 20 miles away


Plymouth ferry port 15 miles

Exeter Airport 35 miles

Car hire essential


Mary Tavy 1 mile

Tavistock 5 miles

Princetown 6 miles

National trust properties close by

Places of historical interest nearby

Further Details:

Local eating houses within walking distance




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking form will be sent to you
£100 Deposit required at time of booking
Outstanding balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival

Changeover Day:
Changeover day normally Saturday but negotiable.

Arrive after 3pm
Depart by 10.30 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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