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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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                                                                                                      A Dartmoor moment

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                                                                                                      We first found this gem of a cottage on the edge of Dartmoor 3 years ago. We have just returned from our 6th visit and are looking forward to our return in June. Mike and Sophie work very hard to ensure that you have a wonderful holiday from start to finish. Sophies delicious homemade cakes and the basket of goodies on arrival are a welcome treat after a long journey and the cottage is very cosy and comfortable with fabulous views across the paddocks to the moor. The pretty garden with its stream running through it is a lovely place to relax whatever the time of year and a 10 minute stroll past the lake and across the paddocks will lead you to the River Tavy and its magical woodland. Set in such a stunning rural location means you can take numerous walks all day from the door without ever needing to use the car. However should you need to venture out then Tavistock is a 15 minute drive away with all the facilities you could possibly need. Nearby Lydford Gorge which is owned by the National Trust is well worth a visit with its walkways and beautiful waterfalls especially after heavy rain and the tea room serves up a delicious cream tea. If cycling is your thing then there are miles of lanes, tracks and well maintained roads to explore but if you prefer 4 legs instead of 2 wheels then friendly Cholwell Riding Stables is also a 20 minute drive for great hacks out on the open moor. The coast is also very accessible for stunning beaches in North Cornwall or head south to Dartmouth for some great sea kayaking. Lower Willsworthy Cottage has become like a second home for us where we instantly feel relaxed. We have no hesitation in recommending it for the perfect holiday in a peaceful setting surrounded by magnificent countryside, but we would prefer to keep it a secret really as it is such a special place!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      The property was in beautiful surroundings and was very clean and tidy

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful 4 days at this property. It was extremely clean and tidy. On arrival we were greeted by Laura and her 2 girls who showed us around the property and where everything was. There was a very detailed little notes on where things were and how things worked including local GP's, hospitals public houses and places to eat. They had also left us some homemade bread and jam and done butter and a lovely bottle of local elderflower juice. The cottage is beautifully restored and very cosy. Would definitely return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Weekend get away

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Really nice location with good facilities.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017