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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

The property was in a quiet residential street. It had a train that ran behind the back garden.

5 of 5
The property was 100% spotless. It was well equipped with everything you could need for a stay. It didn't have wifi. But it did have a DVD player at the side of the TV. Overall it was value for money and I'd definitely recommend it & return to the property.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Devon Getaway

5 of 5
Warm welcome from hosts Jen and Steve to the attractively furnished and well equipped Coach House. The house was cosy and surprisingly quiet, with the town and the A38 within spitting distance. Ashburton is full of character and history and served by a number of shops for locals and visitors. Definitely a place to visit if you like your food, with deli, artisan baker, restaurants and the famous cookery school.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

wonderful, warm and welcoming.

5 of 5
before we'd even stepped inside, we were already breath taken by the wonderful view, straight out across the sea. the actual cottage itself is superbly equipped and the added touch of scones, cream, and jam was such a welcome touch after a long drive! the big window facing the sea is perfect for watching the world go by, (hours were spent doing this!) and its just as nice when its stormy out as its so warm and cozy indoors. the dual control electric blanket on the master bed was perfect for those who sleep at different temps! (the bunkbeds are perfect for a cheeky snooze as well for the smaller amongst us!). The glass edged garden gave enough shelter to sit out and enjoy a glass (or 2) of wine, even in midwinter when we visited! if you'd like to see Cornwall, its perfectly placed, we went down to St Ives right down south in only around an hour and a half, perfect for a day out, and of course the Eden project, Looe, Polperro and many other places are all just a short drive away. Overall, the perfect place to escape the world, sit, read, explore, relax, re-group. We shall be going back!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017