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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.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
    (12 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Multiple rentals Cottage #8113025
    12
    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (15 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Cottage #8147365
      15
      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (13 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #1970387
        13
        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cabin #8338714
          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Apartment #6109295
            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              House #6723091
              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Multiple rentals Cottage #8113025
                8
                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (8 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #6874097
                  8
                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1989561
                    2
                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #8258906
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cabin #8132528
                        1
                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (11 reviews)
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Cottage #8112645
                          11
                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • Separate Toilets
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Cottage #1863075
                            1
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Cottage #6723093
                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 5 BR
                                • 5 BA
                                • Sleeps 13
                                House #6723090
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #6723098
                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #6816314
                                      avg/night
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Cottage #1966895
                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #6723096
                                        1
                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (10 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          Farmhouse #8150487
                                          10
                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • Separate Toilets
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #1860308
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 7
                                              Cottage #6723092
                                              4
                                              Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Bungalow #6562184
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Apartment #1689375
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Barn #1690015
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Apartment #1689374
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Barn #1690744
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Apartment #1690298
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Bungalow #6811294
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Cottage #6723099
                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Apartment #1690956
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #6913576
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #1858424
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #1859144
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        House #6723088
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #1689644
                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #1860000
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #6723095
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 7 BR
                                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 22
                                                                                Farmhouse #6723089
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Cottage #1931483
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #1864725
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                      Cottage #1864597
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Cottage #6558300
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Cottage #6827071
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #6723094
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Cottage #1862499
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Cottage #6723097
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #1861980
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Cottage #1867450
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Cottage #1867296
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Very peaceful.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage was very well fitted with every thing I could possibly need. I felt very much at home with the friendly owners. It is in a lovely remote spot.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Would recommend.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A friendly greeting from Doreen and a clean, tidy and well equipped apartment. There was no radio or CD player but who would want to drown out the song of the blackbird who serenaded us every morning and evening from the tree by the balcony. Lots of places to visit within half to three quarters of an hours drive. Also the coast North and South if you don't mind driving a little further. Great cycling and walking country.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 06, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017