A lovely 1 bedroom cottage on the edge of Dartmoor, perfectly situated for exploring the delights of the moors and the beautiful market town of Tavistock, with its award winning pannier market, shops and historic buildings. Guests enjoy a secluded private garden with a patio and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. BBQ facilities provided. Easy access to beaches of North and South Devon and all that Dartmoor has to offer. Whether outdoor activity is your cup of tea, or visiting historic buildings, you will be well catered for. Cornwall is just 6 miles away over the river Tamar. We cannot accept pets.
Cottage near Tavistock, Dartmoor, Devon, England - Peaceful Location Perfectly suited for Exploring Dartmoor, Devon Coasts And Cornwall
Helen de Carles and Robin Burdfield
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Jan 2019
About Helen de Carles and Robin Burdfield
We moved to West Blackdown Cottage 2002 with our 3 children. Our home dates back to the late 18th century, and nestles on the edge of Dartmoor near the small village of Brentor. On our doorstep are the wilds of Dartmoor National Park, the well-known and much photographed church of St. Michaels on Brent tor, and the bustling market town of Tavistock, with its many attractions. We love welcoming our guests and doing all we can to help them enjoy their stay here. We are close to the premises most of the time to attend to any needs or problems. We look forward to welcoming you.
Helen de Carles and Robin Burdfield purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Helen de Carles and Robin Burdfield chose Tavistock
We fell in love with this property for its character, absolute tranquillity and the abundance of nature on it's doorstep. Not to mention it's stunning situation and glorious views
What makes this Cottage unique
There are very few properties which have such direct access onto the moors - you just open the front door and you are there ! The 365 square miles of Dartmoor National Park with their magnificent torso, literally there on your doorstep to explore by foot, bike, or car.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Lovely cottage, very cosy and welcoming
Being on the moors was delightful. Helen & Robin, our hosts, couldn't have been more welcoming. The cottage has absolutely everything, including non-stick pans, which I haven't found in any other cottage we have stayed in so I take my own! The bed is very comfortable and the lounge is soooo cosy at night. The private garden that we can use is just that, private. It was lovely to sit out in the evening with a glass of wine.
Sheep, goats and even a few Devon cows come round and can be seen through the kitchen window on a regular basis!!
We will definitely be booking for next year.
Roomy cottage in a rural area
We stayed 6 nights at the cottage. Good base to access Dartmoor and close to Tavistock. We had a fair amount of rain, but still got out and did some exploring. Robin and Helen were excellent hosts. We would stay again if we came to the area. Still lots to do in the area.
A lovely house in an idyllic spot
The house is very comfortable and well equipped, in a lovely position on the edge of the moor. Helen and Robin were very welcoming but unobtrusive. Ideal for a tranquil retreat.
Lovely cottage in the perfect location
The cottage is well equipped, very comfortable and in the perfect location to explore Dartmoor. We loved having cows, sheep and ponies right on our doorstep!
An idyllic home-from-home.
What a wonderful little cottage in a beautiful location. With regards to comfort and essentials there was everything we could wish for. Our hosts were on hand if we needed them, and they were extremely helpful when it came to suggestions on places to visit. It was the perfect location to explore some of Devon's delights, of which: Salcombe, Lydford Gorge and Plymouth proved worthwhile visits. Sadly, we never return to the same place twice, but we have no hesitation recommending this property to all our family and friends.
Thank you for a wonderful break, Helen and Robin, and we wish you well for the future.
Dave & Sue C
A wonderful short break in a very cosy cottage
The cottage was everything we could have wished for, warm, cosy and exceptionally well equipped. Lovely owner who offered a warm welcome and respected our privacy. Great location for walking, watching a stunning night sky and exploring the local town. Thank you to exceptional hosts who offered very comfortable accommodation that gave us a much needed opportunity to totally relax in.
Our nearest airport is at Exeter. Rail links from Exeter or Plymouth. Bus service to the village from Plymouth and Okehampton. Good local taxi services. Plenty of safe parking outside the property.
Tavistock, our local market town, is 6 miles from West Blackdown Cottage. Here you will find all facilities, including a good selection of independent shops, restaurants and cafes, a daily pannier market, and fortnightly farmers market. Lydford Gorge, owned by the National Trust, is just 5 minutes drive away. The 365 square miles of Dartmoor is literally on the doorstep.
Booking Notes: We ask for a deposit of 25% on booking, and payment of the balance prior to or on arrival. Please contact owner for information about bank transfer details and cheques payments, or with any other queries. Changeover Day: Guests may arrive after 4 pm and are requested to vacate the property by 10 am on the day of departure. Notes on prices: Short breaks are available. Please contact owners for information and prices