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Cholwell Barn Apartment

Mary Tavy, Devon (Ref. 1048109)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Lovely apartment and hosts, what more could you ask for.”

    - Mr James, September 2021

The property

In the heart of old Mary Tavy with Dartmooor National Park, Cholwell Barn Apartment is an extremely smart apartment, neatly built above a garage within the woodland garden of the owners’ beautiful barn conversion.

You are welcome to wander the garden (stream, interesting tin-mining remains) and have a private patio area (table/chairs) for your use.

Outdoor steps up to small balcony and French windows (great views over the garden and village) into light and contemporary open-plan living/dining/kitchen with Smart TV and DVD player plus an electric fire for those cosy night in.

The efficient fitted kitchen runs the length of the room and there is a dining table seating four.

Also on this floor, a good-sized double bedroom (5’ bed) with smart en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower).

Down stairs to hall (space for coats and boots) with washer-drier and door to garden; twin bedroom (TV/DVD); smart shower-room (suite).

A smart and comfortable place to stay within the highest and wildest parts of Dartmoor on your doorstep. The local village of Mary Tavy is a great spot for a rural retreat and a handy base to explore Dartmoor.

The village also benefits from a Post Office with shop and there are several good food pubs within walking distance.

With plenty of history to discover here too with the village once being home to the world's largest copper mine,Wheal Friendship!

For a more challenging ramble, explore the wider area of the Dartmoor National Park, with archaeological sites to uncover, opportunities for canoeing, geocaching and many more outdoor activities as well as simply offering remarkable vistas, there's so much to be seen here, with the National Cycle Route 27, Drakes Trail and the West Devon Way to Plymouth all being within easy reach too.

Venture into the nearby market town of Tavistock, the only town in Devon to hold world heritage status, here you can spend a leisurely day in the indoor pannier market, with all of pubs, bistros, restaurants and more to end your day in with a delicious meal you haven't had to cook.

In reach of Plymouth, Exeter, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and beyond, choose Cholwell Barn Apartment as your scenic base in Devon.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with TV
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire and balcony
  • Oil-fired central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV, DVD, WiFi and a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & Highchair available
  • Stairgate
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private lawn and patio with furniture
  • Secure bike storage with electric supply available for recharging e-bikes and a hose located nearby for cleaning any muddy bikes
  • First-floor balcony
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.4 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Tavistock 3.5 miles; Okehampton 12.3 miles; Plymouth 18.4 miles

Its name deriving from the 13th century church of St. Mary’s and the nearby River Tavy, the village of Mary Tavy can be found resting amongst the scenic wonder of the Dartmoor National Park, in easy reach of the bustling village of Tavistock. Once home to the world's largest copper mine, Wheal Friendship, as well as numerous lead and tin mines, the village boasts a rich history well-worth discovering. The village benefits from a good range of amenities, including a Post Office with shop and an inviting pub, The Mary Tavy Inn, where you can enjoy a hearty meal accompanied by a refreshing pint. Take a stroll along the scenic waterfront, a bridleway lying adjacent for those avid horseback riders, or venture further to explore the splendour of the National Park. Home to 368 square miles of natural delights, Dartmoor National Park boasts a plethora of walking and cycling routes leading you through steep wooded river valleys to enticing archaeological sites such as Spinster’s Rock, Grimspound and Higher Uppacott, there's so much to explore here, with ample opportunities for outdoor activity including canoeing, climbing, geocaching and more. Visit the award-winning market town of Tavistock, the only town in Devon to hold world heritage status, this impressive town is home to a popular indoor pannier market, a diverse range of shops, an excellent choice of pubs, bistros, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema, as well as a leisure pool, it has everything you could need and more for a self-catered stay in Devon. The National Cycle Route 27, Drakes Trail and the West Devon Way to Plymouth are all within easy reach for the keen explorer, or visit the walking centre of Devon, Okehampton, where you will find a Victorian shopping arcade, the Museum of Dartmoor Life, a pleasant park, and the second oldest Norman Castle in the county! With access to Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and so much more, Mary Tavy makes the perfect holiday base for exploring Devon and beyond.