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Direct Access To Dartmoor National Park

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Coach house, Studio and Pond House near Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England - Scenic Views and peaceful location

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.


Owner
Julie Crosby
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017

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Special interest holidays:

On Dartmoor there is so much to do including; Walking, horse riding, climbing, cycling, canoeing, letterboxing (great fun) and Geocaching!

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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.

Amenities

Horrabridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Will Julie & the family welcome you to monkswell for a delightful stay in Dartmoor. Monkswell is set in 6 acres of beautiful woodland and gardens. We are pleased to accept families with children & dogs, for guests with mountain bikes etc... We have safe storage & a wash down area. At Monkswell both the Studio & Coach House are very well equipped & homely... sure to make your stay a pleasant one.  Outside: Lovely secluded and peaceful gardens. Outdoor furniture.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.4814816 based on 27 reviews
5

It was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The coach house was lovely, very cosy with the fire on. It's very well equipped. Not far from Dartmoor, so we could go for walks and not too far from Plymouth, so plenty to do. Made our first holiday together perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!
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Cornwall
5

This is a perfect getaway for a couple. A pretty cottage with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay with Julia and Will in their lovely property. We stayed before in 2014 and had a lovely break away from our teenage kids then and our twenty something kids this time!. The property is clean and tastefully decorated. It has everything needed for self catering. When we arrived it was warm and welcoming and the fresh eggs from the chickens who came to greet us were delicious. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolute jem

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for couples, clean with loads of old worldly features.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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4

Lovely cottage, great location

  • 4 of 5

Very sweet cottage in lovely location with easy access to Dartmoor and the friendly village of Horrabridge. Almost perfect...more comfortable pillows would have made it get 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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4

Lovely sweet cottage !!

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely lovely , loved all our visitors !! Especially twiggy ! Eggs from Julie's chickens in the morning ! Such a wonderful place ! Thank you for having us !!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you both again!
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Wimborne, Dorset
4

A Quiet Lovely Retreat

  • 4 of 5

A great location with a helpful and friendly host. The cottage was clean and well equipped and fresh eggs from the hens a pleasant addition. Although the microwave was not working when I arrived this was replaced next day by Julie. I really enjoyed my stay as did my dogs. Direct access to Dartmoor meant that exercise for the dogs was immediately on hand. The only slight niggle was the extremely hard bed but managed to overcome this with the use of the additional duvets which I put under me.

Thanks Julie for a great break. I will revisit if I come to Dartmoor again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Dartmoor is a very beautiful place. We hope to see you again one day Dave.
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible with changeover days. We can also be flexible on arrival and departure times if necessary.

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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