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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.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      New Years treat

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just spent new year in the cottage, it was fabulous, spotlessly clean, well stocked, and even without the wood burner going very warm. Mike and Sophia were very welcoming and the lemon drizzle cake, flowers, wine,dog chews and biscuits a lovely touch. We went clay pigeon shooting and Mike was very patient with us, his sausage rolls and sloe gin very welcoming at half time. We would thoroughly recommend a stay and will be returning
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Our superb christmas break

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                                                                                                      Our first family Christmas reunion for 7 years was made perfect by this magnificent cottage which has absolutely everything. Accommodating 5 adults and 3 children with ease the owners had gone to the trouble of providing a huge xmas tree and there were fairy lights in abundance. We were welcomed on arrival with a log fire roaring away in one of the lounges. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who were available if and when required and we would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Cosy cottage, great view across Tamar valley

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                                                                                                      We loved our stay in the cottage, underfloor heating and a cosy log burner make it a great place to snuggle up on a cold night! Amazing views across the Tamar valley - can even see impressive rail viaduct right from the kitchen window & a great place for walking and getting away from the business of urban life.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016