An 18th Century thatched character cottage. Living room with exposed beams, inglenook fireplace (wood burner) and bread oven. A brand new kitchen is now fitted and ,as from the end of May 2018, our new extension will be complete which will add a separate dining room to the cottage.The stairs lead from the living room up to three bedrooms – a pretty double with en suite shower-room (suite), a small bunk room (3’ beds), and one with two single beds. The second (main) bathroom is on the ground floor. A new paved outdoor sitting and dining area leads up from the small paved area outside the new dining room... Petrockstowe is : little far-from-beaten-track village (pub) in farmland a mile from the Tarka Trail. River Torridge (fishing), 2 miles; Fishleigh Estate (location of original ‘Springwatch’ series), 3 miles; Sheepwash (famous fishermen’s pub), 3; Hatherleigh (market town), 4; Rosemoor RHS Gardens 6, Dartmoor, 11; sea/beaches at Westward Ho! or Instow, about 15, or surfing at Bude, 20.
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- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage in Petrockstowe, Devon, England - Peaceful, Location, 1 Mile From The Tarka Trail, 3 Miles From Sheepwash And 6 Miles From Rosemoor
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Sep 2018
About David Horner
We have owned Monks Cottage since 1998. I used to be a regional manager in the West country and when I took early retirement I wanted to keep a base in this beautiful county. We have updated the cottage ,whilst maintaining the cosiness and comfort you would expect from a thatched cottage with its old beams,inglenook ,bread oven and wood burner.
David Horner purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why David Horner chose Petrockstow
I am a keen walker and fly fisherman, so Monks Cottage was ideal. We have rented the cottage out with a well known West country agency for many years-whilst using it ourselves at weekends mainly in the Winter , Spring and Autumn. Now we want to use it a little more ourselves whilst still offering all the facilities of a well-loved holiday cottage. This is rural Devon at its best-true farming country. It is far from the tourist beat and is the Devon of quiet country lanes and small white-housed villages perched on hilltops. On a good day you can see 7 of them from the top of our garden.
What makes this Cottage unique
The people are genuine and very friendly. Their world is that of real country folk and if you go to Hatherleigh market on a Tuesday you will know what I mean. Their accents can be very broad -so be patient when talking. If you want Monster TV screens and jacuzzis- this is NOT for you,although Fibreoptic Broadband is now here and is very fast.We also have a Smart TV but it is not a Monster If you want fresh air and stunning views -If you love walking and/or cycling along traffic free roads,to a genuine country pub(The Half Moon Inn ) where the food is extremely good value and the beer is kept to the highest Camra standards-then this is for you Our local pub The Laurels is only 100yards away Ken and Anita,our housekeepers,are from local farming families and will make you very welcome
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
You need nothing else all you need is here we would definitely stay at this cottage again
Charming, like living in another world
A nice location
Would highly recommend this cottage. It is very quaint and comfortable and if you are looking for peace and quite it is ideal (apart from the church clock that chimes regularly but you soon get use to it). Also an ideal location to explore Dartmoor and the surrounding villages. Very friendly pub just down the road that does nice food. Quality butchers on the road to Holsworthy which is reasonable and their sausages are a must. We all had a very enjoyable holiday and the weather was beautiful.
The cottage was all that we had hoped for; quaint and old (nostalgic of my childhood) yet warm, cosy and with all modern conveniences. We felt at home immediately. The neighbours went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Our celebration meal at the Laurels was delicious but we missed the warm open fire of the pub in Sheepwash. Petrockstowe was very central for day trips to (1) Cornish coast: Boscastle, Tintagel and Port Isaac were wonderful. (2) Dartmoor and Dartmouth (3) Exeter (4) Walking the Tarka Trail. The cottage was very well equipped and we were able to entertain friends and family and cook up a big meal for them. There were a few cobwebs and we did find a dehydrated dead mouse under the sofa cushions which didn't bother us but might bother someone else. Generally, the house appeared clean but if I'd been there long, I would have had to get into corners, clean and tidy cupboards and do something with the patio. Nevertheless, we were very happy and comfortable there and, yes, we would highly recommend the cottage to family and friends.
a relaxing week away
If you want a peaceful week away then this is the place to visit. A beautifully equipped character cottage. Comfortable and cosy. This is country life at its best! Really enjoyed our week away.
12 miles from Instow(1/2 hour drive) 20 miles to Bude(40minutes drive) and 10 miles from Dartmoor(20 minutes drive)
Hatherleigh 4 miles (10 minutes) to shops(Co-op),award winning butchers, and famous market. Okehampton 10 miles or 20 minutes drive ( Waitrose and Lidl)
Booking Notes: We ask for a 1/3rd deposit at the time of booking and the balance 6 weeks before arrival. We prefer payment by Electronic banking transfers,but will accept cheques,if you are booking well in advance. We don’t accept Credit cards. Changeover Day: Saturday changeover for weekly bookings. Long weekends- Winter only. Notes on prices: We accept 3 night long weekends during the winter period for £195.00. All other periods are a minimum of 1 week,although we will take a 5/6 day booking (during the winter/autumn) when a previous long weekend booking has interrupted a possible 7 day booking.