Characterful detached barn conversion with luxury fittings, sleeping 2. Touching the edge of Dartmoor National Park, beautiful moorland walks straight out from the cottage, only 15 minutes walk up to one of Devon's most famous landmarks, the 1100ft high, 13th century Brentor Church, Monkstone makes the perfect holiday base for exploring Devon and Cornwall. Situated at the end of a private drive and surrounded by spectacular moorland, peace and quiet is assured. 5 minutes in the car takes you to the National Trust beauty spot of Lydford Gorge or to the thriving market town of Tavistock with its bustling Pannier Market and specialist local food shops, sample the Devon cream teas and pasties. Easy access to both coasts with beautiful sandy beaches and coastal walks. A good base for visiting many famous gardens, including Eden, Lost Gardens of Heligan and many National Trust Houses. On Route 27 Cycle way. Level access and secure off road parking. Dog friendly with enclosed garden.
- Barn645 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
1 bedroom barn conversion with views of Dartmoor from every room
Mrs Jeanette Emmett
- Calendar last updated:
- 24 Aug 2018
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Lovely cottage, great views, comfortable bed, constant hot water and our puppy dog made welcome.
We were so pleased with our choice of Monkstone Cottage. We could walk our puppy Millie from the house - she went up Brentor three times! The views were lovely from the back of the cottage too, and the local pub served lovely food. The cottage was so well equipped, and the position was great - easy access to all the places we wanted to see. We packed a lot in - Devon County Show, Cotehele House and garden, Truro, Lydford Gorge (wonderful) on the doorstep, and then one day in North Cornwall. It was lovely to come home to the cottage which felt like a home from home, after a busy day. Weather was kind too!
Thank you for your lovely review of Monkstone Cottage. I am so glad that you managed to see so many of the beautiful places that our area has to offer and enjoyed relaxing at the cottage. It was great to meet you both and our Millie loved playing with your Millie. We hope to see you again in the future.
A lovely holiday home. Beautiful surroundings and lots of lovely things to see and so close by. A very warm welcome and lots of information to hand. We had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay. The dogs also had a fabulous time. Lots of great places to take them. Lydford Gorge is an absolute must! Thank you for a lovely break!
A lovely place to stay on the edge of Dartmoor with a secluded, enclosed garden with stunning views.
We only had a short stay, but enjoyed every moment. The accommodation was perfect for us and our Labrador with everything on the same level, the location is perfect. You can see the incredible Brentor Church from the front door and there are some beautiful walks directly from the cottage, and the stunning Lydford Gorge is only a couple of miles along the road. We also had Dinner at the Elephants Nest - food was excellent.
Perfect break in a perfect property and location.
We stayed at Monkstone for 5 days with our 2 dogs. We were looking for a getaway for peace and quiet with tranquil surroundings and comfortable premises. Monkstone was this and more and is better than described.
Monkstone is clean,homely, roomy enough for all of us along with mod cons and a country feel overlooking the Moorland.
The views from the front and back were ideal. Greenery, wildlife, and bats in the evening made it that more special.
The location is tucked away but central enough for drives to the moors themselves, nearby towns with their makets and such friendly people.
The owner of Monkstone excelled in customer service, making sure we were okay and recommended places to go and we were welcomed with creamed tea.
We have recommended Monkstone to friends and will return soon as this was our 3rd visit.
Thank you so much for the great review and thank you for recommending us to your friends. With so many places for you to choose to stay at we feel very honoured that you chose to come back to us and want to come again.
Great time had by all
Monkstone Cottage is a lovely, comfortable, airy, holiday cottage in which we spent a lovely week. Not only is the cottage lovely, but the location is fabulous, just below Brentor Church itself. It is within easy reach of most of Dartmoors beauty spots along roads that are lightly used. I cannot recommend this holiday cottage more highly - it is a great place for walking, relaxing and 'doing you own thing', Excellent!
My Perfect Holiday
My partner and I stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage. When we arrived, we were greeted with a cream tea, logs for the cozy wood burner and the most pretty and well equipped cottage a couple could hope for. During our stay we met our hosts; Jeanette and Roger, who were so friendly and only too happy to give local directions, suggestions for walks and insight to the area we were visiting. We felt like we were visiting friends and felt right at home there. The town of Tavistock is delightful, especially on the Friday when the Market is hopping with activity and the Cafe's are swelling with friendly people and great food. We visited Lydford Gorge, which is absolutely amazing! If it wasn't for the review from our hosts, we may not have ventured there! We also visited other places suggested by Jeanette and Roger that made our holiday that more special. Not only was our cottage perfect and so well equipped, it was full of character and maintained at a high standard with all that a cozy romantic cottage for two could offer. We both stayed a week and found it difficult to leave such a lovely part of England with a 'home away from home' cottage and such lovely, friendly hosts. We left feeling revived, relaxed and our 'batteries recharged' - I highly recommend staying at this most delightful retreat from the busy world and a 'get back to nature' theme with old worldly charm and such lovely hosts. We plan to visit again for the list of things to do was not completed in the short space of time we stayed. Thank you to our hosts for providing such a wonderful retreat and friendly stay :-)
Thank you so much for such a great review. We have tried to set the cottage up with everything we would want when staying away from home and a few extra touches of luxury. I am so glad you enjoyed Dartmoor and want to come back again. There are so many beautiful and interesting places to visit nearby to us. I really enjoy meeting new people and telling them our area. We will look forward to meeting you both again soon.