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Little Torside

Mary Tavy, near Tavistock, Devon (Ref. 975849)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Little Torside was fantastic. It is a beautiful cottage set in peaceful surroundings. It’s is extremely well equipped and the owners had paid such careful attention to detail. Their welcome was outstanding. Definitely recommend.”

    Ms Luke, OLDHAM, January 2019

    • “We have used Helpful Holidays for over 25 years with no problems. And have always recommended them to friends and family. I was very pleased to be informed that there is a reward scheme again !”

    Mrs Brett, Croydon, January 2019

    • “Beautiful, cosy, well equipped and extremely clean cottage.... made to feel very welcome and looked after for the week. Loved the area and the access to the River Tavy. 3 Local pubs too. A perfect way to start the new year. We will definitely be returning.”

    Mrs Gilleran, Egham, December 2018

    • “This cottage is just perfect! We had such a lovely and relaxing week here. There are beautiful walks near by. Would definitely recommend this cottage.”

    Miss Foreman, Snodland, September 2018

    • “The Cottage was perfect, quiet and secluded and yet at the same time convenient to local amenities.”

    Mr Nash, King's Lynn, September 2018

    • “Little Torside is a beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need Caroline & Alex are perfect hosts so helpful & made us feel very welcome the location is very peaceful we had a great week in a lovely area of Devon.”

    Miss Oakley, Norwich, September 2018

    • “absolutely superb”

    Mr Gee, Brentwood, August 2018

    • “The facilities in the cottage were superb. Every possible thing needed was thought of. Our hosts were so welcoming and helped make our week memorable. Would highly recommend.”

    Mrs Hatton, Southend-on-Sea, August 2018

    • “A wonderful week spent in this beautifully comfortable cottage, the location was perfect for relcaxing, walking and cycling. The owners were a lovely couple who couldn’t do enough for us.”

    Mrs Butcher, FELIXSTOWE, June 2018

    • “We had a wonderful week at Little Torside. Caroline and Alex are perfect hosts - so friendly and welcoming. We were greeted with the lightest Victoria sponge cake baked by Caroline. We also found a perfectly chilled bottle of white wine in the fridge and eggs from their chickens. The cottage is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Mary Tavy has easy access to the moors and when we were not out on the moors we were relaxing in the wonderful garden. Highly recommended.”

    Ms Smith, London, June 2018

    • “From the moment we arrived, we were warmly welcomed. Caroline, the host is a lovely lady, we had cake, drinks, eggs on a straw bed, ( the eggs, were on a straw bed, not us!) it was just perfect. The cottage is immaculate, so clean. The outside space was beautiful. The views are stunning. We had a lovely time. We will go back one day.”

    Mrs Hoverd, CRAWLEY, June 2018

    • “Welcoming owners, delightful cottage in a peaceful beautiful location.”

    Mr Williams, Hereford, May 2018

    • “We had a great week in this beautiful comfortable, cosy cottage with everything you could possibly need for your holiday. The owners Caroline and Alex were so welcoming and kind and had left us lots of lovely treats including a delicious home-baked sponge. There is a pretty garden to relax in after walks from the door and there are so many places to explore nearby. We will definitely return.”

    Mrs Tanner, STOKE-ON-TRENT, May 2018

    • “Wonderful welcome and setting in the countryside with many places to visit.”

    Rev King, Tewkesbury, May 2018

    • “The hosts, Caroline and Alex, were friendly, generous and welcoming.”

    Mrs Fryers, MALPAS, May 2018

    • “What a wonderful, welcoming cottage “Little Torside” is, the owners are very friendly and helpful, even jake our dog gets his own treats and basket. We can’t wait to return especially for the lovely cake on arrival! This is the best cottage we have stayed in in over 25 years of holidaying on Dartmoor, it is absolutely lovely.”

    Mrs Brett, Croydon, April 2018

    • “Friendly welcome, lots of extra comforts such as treats and towels for the dog and a Victoria sponge for us! Constant supply of tea bags and logs as well as wine and cordial in the fridge. Close to pub and church. Our best Sykes break!”

    Mrs Robinson, Reading, March 2018

    • “The owner was very welcoming & helpful. She went out of her way with lots of extras such as homemade cake and biscuits, a bottle of wine and even the log fire had been lit for our arrival. There was also a limitless supply of logs for the wood burner all at no extra costs. The cottage has been beautifully renovated and was very cosy & comfortable which together with all the extra touches made this somewhere we would recommend to anyone and would certainly stay again ourselves.”

    Mrs Wheeler, TRURO, March 2018

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The Property

On the southern edge of Mary Tavy, above a quiet lane beyond the village church, is Little Torside, a pretty semi-detached cottage, once part of a terrace of miners’ cottages (the other two are now the owners’ home). A drive leads to the front of the terrace and you have exclusive use of the front gardens (lawn, terrace, table/chairs) with views across the wooded valley.

Inside, stylish and well considered, with open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric oven/hob) with small woodburner and TV/DVD. Steep stairs (5'8" beam at bottom) up to a lovely double bedroom with rural views. Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). No children, except pre-crawling babies. A rural haven for walkers or exploring this beautiful part of Dartmoor.

Mary Tavy: village (PO/shop, church, pub) on the western edge of Dartmoor’s high moor, 3 miles from Tavistock. Two miles away
is Brentor’s landmark church on a peak; 4 miles to Tavy Cleave, one
of Dartmoor’s most spectacular places. Plymouth, 18 miles. South Devon and Cornwall coast
villages/beaches, about 25 miles.


One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Downstairs open plan living space with seating area with small wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen.


  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • One well-behaved small dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property does not accept children, except babes in arms
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

Mary Tavy A delightful village on the River Tavy, nestling in the south-west slopes of Dartmoor. Tavistock has an 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Note: This property does not accept children, except babes in arms.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.