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Make a holiday cottage in Yelverton your home away from home

Yelverton is a rather large village located roughly 16 kilometres northeast of Plymouth in the stunning Devonshire countryside. The fact that Yelverton is situated right on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, and a mere 16 kilometres from the coast, also makes the village the perfect destination for active and adventurous holidaymakers, keen to use their time away to undertake some exciting outdoor activities. Yelverton is perfectly suited to active couples or families, who are looking for a quiet base from which to indulge their love of the outdoors.

Staying in a Yelverton holiday cottage, as opposed to holiday accommodation in larger towns such as historic Plymouth, allows travellers to avoid the tourist hoards that tend to flock to the coast during the summer months. Holidaymakers in Yelverton are thereby left with all of the benefits of a seaside getaway, minus the crowding and loss of privacy. As well as cottages, HomeAway offers bungalows and holiday barns in Yelverton.

Things to do

-Walking: The proximity of Yelverton holiday cottages to Dartmoor National Park means that visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to great hiking trails. Walkers who would prefer to set off on their own however, may enjoy trails such as the Eylesbarrow & Sheeps Tor track, which winds through 13 kilometres of the surrounding countryside.

-Cycling: Avid cyclists will find that the region around Yelverton is perfect for both road cycling and mountain biking. Road cyclists basically have the option of setting off in whatever direction they choose, as the roads in the area are generally not overly busy; mountain bikers, meanwhile, have the whole of Dartmoor National Park on their doorstep! Holiday accommodation in Dartmoor itself is also available.

-Cultural attractions: Holidaymakers looking for something a little different won’t be able to go past the Yelverton Paperweight Centre. The centre began as a private collection of roughly 800 paperweights, although contemporarily, it houses over 1,200 of these pretty decorations, in addition to selling them along with paintings and other crafts.

-Museums: Buckland Abbey is a stunning 700-year-old structure, which lies roughly five kilometres outside Yelverton. Originally home to a group of monks, the Abbey now serves as an extension of the City of Plymouth Museums and Art Gallery, which displays part of their amazing collection there. Anyone interested in art or architecture will consequently find Buckland Abbey well worth the short drive from their Yeverton holiday accommodation.

-The Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement is an amazing Bronze Age ruin, which is situated roughly 14 kilometres from Yelverton. Consisting of the remains of a group of houses, a number of burial cairns and a post-medieval apple crushing stone (once used to make apple cider), the site has a lot to offer history buffs! One of the best things about visiting the settlement however is that there is no entrance fee, and visitors can spend as long as they wish exploring the area.

Weather in Yelverton

Yelverton enjoys warm summers and temperate winters, which makes the summer months popular with travellers interested in outdoor pursuits such as hiking. Holidaymakers who are more interested in using their time away to relax however, may like to consider booking a Yelverton holiday bungalow during the cooler months and revelling in the village’s out-of-season tranquillity.

Travel to Yelverton

Getting to Yelverton is a relatively simple process, owing to the fact that the village is situated just off the A386 north of Plymouth. Yelverton is easily reached via car, or for travellers without their own transport, buses from larger towns such as Plymouth are available.

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    Barn #1633178
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            House #1563009
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 2 BR
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              Apartment #8173914
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                Very Good! 4.1/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
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                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #8153650
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 2 BA
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                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1914084
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 4 BA
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8250505
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • 1 BR
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                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #6812841
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            House #8126612
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                              • 2 BR
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                              Cottage #8071873
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Barn #8166155
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                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (30 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #820088
                                  30
                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (17 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cabin #1952869
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                                    Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Villa #1834208
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                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (43 reviews)
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Bungalow #8049389
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                                        Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          House #6724958
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                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Chalet #8069670
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                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                              (23 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Multiple rentals Bungalow #6470275
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                                              Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Cottage #1138840
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                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8103766
                                                  7
                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Cabin #8113273
                                                    8
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #6493882
                                                      8
                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #8128060
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                                                        Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          House #6121134
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            Cottage #1868982
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #99637
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                                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                House #8168267
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                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
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                                                                  Cottage #6724917
                                                                  3
                                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #1850029
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Cottage #80049
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (15 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Cottage #8147365
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                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #1970387
                                                                          12
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                            (31 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #1887463
                                                                            31
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                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (18 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              House #1005866
                                                                              18
                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #6781988
                                                                                5
                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Chalet #1112481
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #8151199
                                                                                    5
                                                                                    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (17 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Barn #8156364
                                                                                      17
                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Cottage #8147950
                                                                                        12
                                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8113025
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Farmhouse #6735231
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #6723880
                                                                                              4
                                                                                              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                House #8152819
                                                                                                5
                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (22 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Barn #8052415
                                                                                                  22
                                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Barn #1006685
                                                                                                    18
                                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                      Bungalow #6734692
                                                                                                      6
                                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      excellent

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We all enjoyed the short stay wish it was longer and will be back, thanks to chris and louise who coudnt have been more helpful, lovely welcome and cream tea BRILLIANT
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Merrivale is even better than the pictures suggest

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      As soon as you walk through the door the peace and tranquility of Merrivale descend on you. It is utterly wonderful. It is spotless. Everything you need is provided. Including a welcome cream tea! The beds are comfortable. It feels like a home not a holiday rental. It feels loved.... Everything about Merrivale speaks of comfort and quality. And the views......... Absolutely stunning!! It literally stopped us in out tracks as we walked in! We could have spent the entire week in the property and not moved beyond the terraces. Leaving each morning was a struggle but there was always the promise of returning each evening. Watching the shipping and the wildlife is addictive and the telescope is a very thoughtful addition. Loved the bird watching book to log all the birds seen. Thank you to Richard and Sarah for sharing this wonderful place. And to Sue for the immaculate presentation when we arrived. This is the only place I have stayed where, by Sunday breakfast, we had all decided that we would be coming back. So next year's trip to Merrivale is already booked, with one small change.... We are booked for a fortnight!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017