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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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                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                            Chalet #1112481
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect retreat in wonderful village

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed for four weeks at Wisteria Cottage as I was studying on a Cookery course at nearby Ashburton. The cottage was within easy commuting distance from Ashburton and I passed Buckfast Abbey every day on my commute- how cool is that? The cottage was perfect for me. It was warm, cosy, well equipped and a peaceful haven after a hectic day's cooking. The village is picturesque and very well placed on the edge of the moors. I went walking in the evenings and at weekends and visited the welcoming pub on a few occasions. The owners Dave and Maggie were the perfect hosts. They were welcoming and always there if I needed them but respectful of my privacy. They even ate my food! Dylan the dog deserves special mention for doggy friendliness. Ashburton is a wonderful foodie town and I enjoyed visiting Totnes and Buckfastleigh when not cooking. I can highly recommend the cottage and I am tempted to come back- this time for a proper holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful! Pure quality.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What a gem! This was a surprise gift of a few days away for my daughters/son in law after their wedding. They loved it! Very inviting when they arrived, the log burner had been lit and they allowed us to decorate with banners and balloons etc, they even hung some beautiful lights for them too. Good quality fittings, squeaky clean and Wendy was so lovely and helpful, It feels like we've made a new friend. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely holiday home. Thankyou so much, If you want a beautiful, private, quality get away...this is the one!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      A most enjoyable stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our stay in Ashburton and the Old Dairy Barn. The barn was very comfortable and cosy. The whole family had space to relax and a super time was had by all. We will miss the Old Library restaurant in Ashburton and hope to return to the area again in the Spring. Thank you Wendy for all of your recommendations and assistance.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016