This original detached country cottage sits in the heart of the Devon countryside and is ideal for a romantic break for two, plus the company of one well-behaved dog to complete the holiday.
Its rural location ensures peace and quiet, and there’s access to hundreds of miles of unspoilt landscapes, as well as your private lawned garden with a patio to sit out under the stars.
Visit Buckland Abbey – the Grade I listed 700-year-old stately home once the stamping ground of Sir Francis Drake – enjoy the cream teas at Tavistock, explore the Tamar Valley AONB and take a trip to the unspoilt wilderness of Dartmoor National Park.
At A Glance
All ground floor
Alfresco dining patio
Oil central heating
TV & blu ray
Travel cot + high chair
On road parking
Shop 2.3 miles
Pub 0.1 mile
All on the ground floor, sleeping two in one king-size double bedroom with its own tv, bathroom with bath, a separate walk-in shower, wash hand basin and WC.
Open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with laminate flooring to cope with dirty paws and boots, two comfy sofas to relax on while watching the flat screen tv and blu ray player. The kitchen area has a cosy two-seat dining suite to enjoy meals for two.
Through the full-length glass doors is a patio area with an outdoor dining suite for two, nestling at the bottom of a raised, lawned garden. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis at the bottom of the lane.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Buckland Monachorum
Take a short walk down the lane into the village, a timeless place with a pub and a history linked ultimately to Buckland Abbey. Follow the wooded brook westwards to the River Tavy, which is the boundary of the abbey’s grounds. These are full of surprises and very dog friendly as well as romantic. There are man-made waterfalls, beautiful gardens and a cider orchard to explore.
A short drive east takes you to Yelverton, a thriving centre with plenty of shops, pubs and eateries where you can refresh yourself and stock up with anything you need for your holiday. For more choice, the major town of Tavistock is just to the north and is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon. Known as the home of cream teas, you’ll want to sample some of these as well as visiting the superb Tavistock Viaduct, complete with a walking path that goes underneath it, and the Grade I listed Tavistock Museum. Dartmoor National Park is east of the town, home to forests, rivers, wetlands, and ponies.
The Tamar Valley AONB lies around the river of the same name, which divides Devon and Cornwall to the southwest. The AONB covers 75 square miles of some of the most beautiful countryside in the southwest. Its protected status means that the river estuary is unspoilt, unlike many others in the area. This makes it home to rare birds and wildlife, and there is a superb visitor centre with maps and routes of activities, including a visit to the AONB’s donkey sanctuary.
This secluded cottage is a lovely place for a couple to spend some quality time with the help of a four-legged friend. Hidden down a private lane in the corner of West Devon not many people know about, it has many charms for anyone wanting a break from the stresses and intrusions of modern life. With its private garden and a patio to enjoy drinks and meals in the fresh air, you’ll chill out from the word go.
This atmosphere carries on in the villages around and about, connecting to the ancient abbey everywhere in the area. Take a walk with the dog down by the river and explore some of the abbey’s grounds, or try the charms of the bigger local village of Yelverton. Tavistock is home to Devon hospitality and superb local foods, which are sure to help your mood, and then you have a choice of the AONB and National Park to explore, by foot, bike, canoe or whatever suits your mood.
With rare wildlife to discover and historic sites in surprising places wherever you go, you’re sure to be inspired, while the dog will find sights and smells of its own all day long. Come home at night to your own private spot and congratulate yourself for choosing this lovely holiday cottage.
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