Cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor, Devon, England - Peaceful Location Perfectly suited for Exploring Dartmoor, Devon Coasts And Cornwall
Helen de Carles and Robin Burdfield
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About Helen de Carles and Robin Burdfield
We moved to West Blackdown Cottage 2002 with our 3 children. Our home dates back to the late 18th century, and nestles on the edge of Dartmoor near the small village of Brentor. On our doorstep are the wilds of Dartmoor National Park, the well-known and much photographed church of St. Michaels on Brent tor, and the bustling market town of Tavistock, with its many attractions. We love welcoming our guests and doing all we can to help them enjoy their stay here. We are close to the premises most of the time to attend to any needs or problems. We look forward to welcoming you.
Helen de Carles and Robin Burdfield purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Helen de Carles and Robin Burdfield chose Tavistock
We fell in love with this property for its character, absolute tranquillity and the abundance of nature on it's doorstep. Not to mention it's stunning situation and glorious views
What makes this Cottage unique
There are very few properties which have such direct access onto the moors - you just open the front door and you are there ! The 365 square miles of Dartmoor National Park with their magnificent torso, literally there on your doorstep to explore by foot, bike, or car.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely cottage with open aspect and many walks from the doorstep. We really enjoyed the stay.
Lovely cottage, very cosy and welcoming
Being on the moors was delightful. Helen & Robin, our hosts, couldn't have been more welcoming. The cottage has absolutely everything, including non-stick pans, which I haven't found in any other cottage we have stayed in so I take my own! The bed is very comfortable and the lounge is soooo cosy at night. The private garden that we can use is just that, private. It was lovely to sit out in the evening with a glass of wine.
Sheep, goats and even a few Devon cows come round and can be seen through the kitchen window on a regular basis!!
We will definitely be booking for next year.
Roomy cottage in a rural area
We stayed 6 nights at the cottage. Good base to access Dartmoor and close to Tavistock. We had a fair amount of rain, but still got out and did some exploring. Robin and Helen were excellent hosts. We would stay again if we came to the area. Still lots to do in the area.
A lovely house in an idyllic spot
The house is very comfortable and well equipped, in a lovely position on the edge of the moor. Helen and Robin were very welcoming but unobtrusive. Ideal for a tranquil retreat.
Lovely cottage in the perfect location
The cottage is well equipped, very comfortable and in the perfect location to explore Dartmoor. We loved having cows, sheep and ponies right on our doorstep!
An idyllic home-from-home.
What a wonderful little cottage in a beautiful location. With regards to comfort and essentials there was everything we could wish for. Our hosts were on hand if we needed them, and they were extremely helpful when it came to suggestions on places to visit. It was the perfect location to explore some of Devon's delights, of which: Salcombe, Lydford Gorge and Plymouth proved worthwhile visits. Sadly, we never return to the same place twice, but we have no hesitation recommending this property to all our family and friends.
Thank you for a wonderful break, Helen and Robin, and we wish you well for the future.
Dave & Sue C
Our nearest airport is at Exeter. Rail links from Exeter or Plymouth. Bus service to the village from Plymouth and Okehampton. Good local taxi services. Plenty of safe parking outside the property.
Tavistock, our local market town, is 6 miles from West Blackdown Cottage. Here you will find all facilities, including a good selection of independent shops, restaurants and cafes, a daily pannier market, and fortnightly farmers market. Lydford Gorge, owned by the National Trust, is just 5 minutes drive away. The 365 square miles of Dartmoor is literally on the doorstep.