Monkswell is on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park so it is well placed to explore the 368 square miles of outstanding countryside. On Dartmoor there is so much to do including; Walking, horse riding, climbing, cycling, canoeing, letterboxing (great fun) and Geocaching! Burrator Resevoir is a popular walk for all ages and all seasons. Perched on the South Western edge of Dartmoor national park it is a good and safe introduction to walking on Dartmoor. With scenic views of Sheepstor and Leather Tor, Forested plantations and the perfect stone architecture of the resevoirs' dam this walk will have you wanting to seek out more of Dartmoors treasures.
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Coach house, Studio and Pond House near Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England - Scenic Views and peaceful location
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- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 17, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect cottage, in a perfect location
The cottage itself was perfect, full of character and charm, downstairs was warm and cosy, and upstairs was light and airy, and well enough equipped to meet all of our needs for our stay. It is situated in a peaceful spot, just a few minutes walk of Dartmoor. We stayed for 3 nights, but wish it had been longer as Dartmoor has so much to offer, and the cottage is in a perfect location for exploring, we tend not to go back to the same place twice, but I have a feeling that we will be back some time soon!
Mike & Kayla (Falmouth)
Lovely simple getaway
The Coach House is sweet, simple, fully equipped and perfectly adequate. We stayed for 2 nights with our 10 yr old daughter and 2 dogs and absolutely loved it. The surroundings are beautiful, plenty for dogs to run around.
We wished we’d stayed longer and we will certainly be back and will recommend to friends / family.
We would have given a 5 star just a minor point that we’d have benefited from a closure of sorts to prevent our dogs tearing off to the owners private garden! (Owners property sits beside the coach house) Perhaps they didn’t mind or didn’t see and could be unnecessary worry on our part. Just would have lifted the one and only (very minor) stress.
Horrabridge village is lovely, not cheap it would be fair to say. Large glass of white wine in the London Inn £5.50 and next door at the chippie 2 x cod and chips plus a childs cone of chips came out at £16. Surprisingly cheaper in Bournemouth on both.
Big thumbs up from us all including our daughter who’s highlight was the gorgeous brown and white (springer?) dog who she misses dearly!
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
We are happy for dogs to enjoy our garden too!
Hope to see you all again soon 😊
We keep going back
We love this place! We have stayed 4 times now and will be back again. The location is ideal for us, rural but walking distance to a lovely pub and chip shop. The property itself is really clean and cosy with lots of extra little touches, the kitchen for instance has tea, coffee and cooking condiments, there are little shower gels in the bathroom, it's just lovely! There is nothing negative to be said about this property. We will be back again :)
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The owners are lovely and welcoming, and the views are stunning. Plus, we quite enjoyed the company of the cat and two lovely dogs. Wish we could stay longer!
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Hope to see you again! 😊
What a gem off a place , Julie and Will great hosts and really helpful
We had a fantastic time and can’t wait to go back !Will definitely recommend it to our friends
Thanks for a great weekend
The best things come in small packages!
A rural, peaceful retreat!
We arrived in traditional Dartmoor weather - rain wind and thick fog, was shown the way by the cat and were soon cosied in with award winning fish n chips from the village. Julie was great with her directions and when I mentioned our coffee addiction she provided the biggest cafetiere I have ever seen! A well equipped and cosy cottage, perfect base to explore dartmoor and plymouth. Comfy bed and a loo with a vew!
Thank you very much for your kind review!
We hope to see you both again very soon!
Special interest holidays:
On Dartmoor there is so much to do including; Walking, horse riding, climbing, cycling, canoeing, letterboxing (great fun) and Geocaching!
Plymouth is the nearest city and is just 12 miles away and it has a real metroploitan buzz. Steeped in history and linked to SIr Francis Drake and the Pilgrim Fathers, it also has a great harbour and lots of things to do. Check out the superb marine aquarium, go ice skating, or visit Drakes Shopping Mall. The village of Horrabridge is a 5 minute walk down the hill. The nearest town of Tavistock is a 10 minute drive.
Staying at Monkswell you will be in easy reach (3.0 miles) of visiting the dramatic landscapes of Dartmoor used in Steven Spielburgs latest film The War Horse.
Monkswell is on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park so it is well placed to explore the 368 square miles of outstanding countryside.
There are some excellent pubs nearby that include; The London Inn & the Leaping Salmon. Just a short drive away there are more great pubs including The quaint Whitchurch inn, the Peter Tavy Inn, Elephants Nest and a number more on Dartmoor.
Lydford Gorge is one of Devon's gems...it's the deepest gorge in the whole of the south West, and it's surrounded by ancient woodland.
The river Lyd at this stretch is fast flowing, and the gorge features two "must see" attractions - the White Lady Waterfall and Devil's Cauldron.
Dartmoor is great for kids. In addition to everything else that you can see on this page, you can also go to Pony centres, Dartmoor zoo, Farms,
do a Dartmoor tresure trail
(after purchasing trail books), Donkey park, Dartmoor Prison museum, Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre and much more!
As well as seeing Dartmoor ponies across the moorland, you can also ride horses across many parts of Dartmoor. Cholwell Riding Stables at Mary Tavy is situated between Okehampton and Tavistock. Rides are available across Dartmoor, novice and experienced riders taken, qualified tuition, hard hats. Experienced escorts open all year.
On Dartmoor, there are a number of options for fishing that can include fly fishing and river fishing for Salmon, Trout Aand Sea Trout. You will need permits to fish and we do have contacts with guided fishing tours as well so there are quite a few options for keen anglers.