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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- Jun 13, 2018
We had such a fantastic long weekend in the Pond House. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Set in beautiful grounds on the edge of the moor and a short walk into Horrabridge for a friendly pint.
The owners Julie & Will are fantastic hosts and nothing was to much trouble they really went that extra mile to make sure we were satisfied in every way.
We took our bicycles with us too and the riding was simply superb!
We will definitely visit again in the future, we had a look around the other 2 cottages and loved them all..... only dilema is which one to pick next time!
Perfect for adventurous toddlers!
We had our most relaxing holiday to date as a young family at the Pond house, just a few miles from Tavistock and on the western edge of Dartmoor. Set facing a small bluebell wood, the modern cabin style house felt secluded and had everything we needed, the bedroom more than big enough for a travel cot. The owners made us feel really welcome and our 18 month year old had the best time exploring the grounds, meeting the pigs, chickens, ducks and especially playing with the resident dog and cat. A gate leads on to a public footpath which can take you either up on to the moor or down into the local village of Horrabridge which has a popular pub by the river. The weather meant we could sit outside every evening and enjoy the peace and quiet for once. Overall, a memorable and seriously enjoyable stay and really great value for money as well.
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.
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Changeover Day: We are very flexible with changeover days. We can also be flexible on arrival and departure times if necessary.