Where to stay around Tavistock?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 753 holiday lettings near Tavistock. From 521 cottages to 71 barns, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Tavistock for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Tavistock?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Tavistock. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Brent Tor: 1,420 holiday lettings
  • Looe Beach: 2,403 holiday lettings
  • Whitsand Bay Beach: 1,905 holiday lettings
  • St. Mellion Golf Club: 2,072 holiday lettings
  • Picklecombe Fort: 1,709 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Tavistock listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Tavistock?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 521 cottages in Tavistock. Our other popular types of Tavistock holiday rentals include:

  • Barns: 71 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 60 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 49 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Tavistock?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 121 holiday homes with pool available in Tavistock. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental home or self catering cottage in Tavistock, Devon your home away from home

    Tavistock lies amidst surrounding moorland on the River Tavy and the western side of Dartmoor national park, which is not only a beautiful windswept landscape, but also holds many treasures from the ancient past. This centuries old history is evident today when stepping onto the streets of this prominent community in Devon. Tavistock not only appeals to anyone for its rich history but for its modern day culture.

    Places to holiday in Tavistock, Devon

    Discovering Tavistocks’s many areas is best enjoyed with a relaxing walk. Several paths offer anything from walking through an 1880’s viaduct to former locations of historical significance, or through the wooded areas of Dartmoor Forest. Equal opportunities are available for golfing and fishing. Fly fishing is readily accessible within the community of Tavistock. Cycling on route 27 is a much loved pastime, in the community, and allows the rider a scenic tour following a path directly through the beautiful town.

    A prominent arts scene is enjoyed by this community. Tavistock Wharf is home to various productions of great variety including drama, musical productions, concerts, and films. Other pastimes in the community include a market which is known as the premier pannier market in the area, dating back to its first charter in the 12th century. This is known as the premier pannier market in the region. Each weekday includes different items with anything from antiques to produce. Several restaurants and cafes are charming. Coffee houses and pubs provide an equally distinct atmosphere when housed in the communities historic buildings.

    Things to do in Tavistock, Devon

    Historical buildings which date back centuries sit amongst the area's cobblestone pavements. All buildings are architecturally beautiful and Tavistock’s remaining Victorian architecture capturesthe imagination of those who pass through the town. Most famous are the ruins of a Christian monastery which include walls from the gateway, porch, and a hall. Its construction dates back to around 960, and the building was later demolished by Henry VIII. Ruins are located on the communities square which are the location of several historical places like a 15th century church, the parish church of St. Eustachius. Tavistock’s town hall is known as one of the most aesthetically pleasing of the many buildings on the square with beautiful vaulted ceilings and the capacity to seat several hundred people.

    In addition to areas of interest within the town square itself, Cotehele House is located just outside. The house dates back to the 1400’s, and is well worth investigating from any Tavistock accommdodation. A museum and beautiful gardens provide a pleasing atmosphere for taking in the historical grounds.

    There is also a beautiful country park next to the canal, which offers a wonderful location for a picnic or to use the playground equipment. Other outdoor leisure areas include a local trout farm which allows visitors to fish on its ponds which are located on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. This pristine park is deserving of attention from visitors with its unique species of animal and plant life, amongst archaeological ruins.

    Weather in Tavistock, Devon

    This area is known for wind and rain however enjoys more sunny days than areas in northern regions of the UK. Summer months have hotter weather given the areas inland location, as well as more sunny days than the typically rainy winter months.

    Flights to Tavistock, Devon

    Exeter airport (EXT) is the closest airport to Tavistock accommodation, and is well served from across England by Air Southwest. Having the use of a hire car whilst staying in a self catering Tavistock holiday cottage is highly recommended. There are also good rail links from most of the country, including London.

    Activities and attractions in Tavistock

    Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Tavistock a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Launceston Golf Club (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
    • China Fleet Country Club (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
    • New Mills Farm Park (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
    • Trethorne Leisure Park (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
    • Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
    • National Maritime Aquarium (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Tavistock

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Tavistock is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Brent Tor (1.9 mi / 3 km)
    • Lydford Gorge (3.7 mi / 6 km)
    • Tamar Valley Donkey Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
    • Kit Hill Country Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
    • Dartmoor (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
    • Dartmoor National Park (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)