Off road parking
Garden / Patio
Pub/shop < 1 mile
Broadband / WiFi
- “Perfect Stay”
- “This cottage is clean & lovely & with everything we could have needed, and hosts Garth & Mandy couldn’t have been more helpful.
It’s just perfect for couples or good friends (the wardrobe rail for both rooms is in the 2nd bedroom which is actually quite OK – but obviously requires some familiarity between the occupants!)
The garden is sunny for most of the day with outdoor seating & an interesting veg garden. The dining room is small but big enough for 2 & the patio doors give a nice ‘best of both worlds’ for eating.
The village itself is really friendly – we chatted to quite a few people during our stay & the nearby Drake’s Manor pub does excellent food & ale. Parking wasn’t a problem either - we didn’t actually use the dedicated parking as the church car park can be used (first come, first served) apart from when there’s a church service. If you prefer not to drive there’s a daytime bus service to the edge of the village from Tavistock though we didn’t get chance to try it out or quite work out the route/timetable.
There’s plenty to do in the area – there’s a footpath from behind the church to the Garden House, Buckland Abbey is less than a mile away (both are a must do) & the village church is well worth a visit. If you like walking/cycling it’s not far from Drake’s trail , Walkham valley & Dartmoor National Park - you actually drive through a little bit of the park to get to the village from the main road (watch out for the ponies).
A couple of tiny things to be aware of – there was no phone signal in the house – though it was fine from the car park across the road & the cottage has wifi so no great problem & there are a couple of steps between the bedrooms & bathroom if you’re a night wanderer. The other is that the very last bit of the road to the village is quite narrow (ie with passing places) – but in South Devon most of the best places seem to be down the narrowest of roads (Cotehele is 20 times worse than the Buckland road!).
All in all a wonderful, relaxing stay. Highly recommended.”
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- “I don't think anywhere has actually exceeded our expectations before. The WOW factor on entering the living room, with its log burning stove and well thought out mood lighting, was a great place to unwind with a bottle of wine in the evenings. Well, every evening actually!
The kitchen: I have never seen a rented accommodation with such an array of high quality appliances, especially the cooker. It's the same make as ours but with one more burner (6) and a warming plate. Great fun!
The double bed has a mattress that started sorting out my back pain on night one, so we're off to John Lewis today to buy one like it.
Overall, a very good stay in a quiet location on the Moors and ideally placed to visit the well known spots of Devon and Cornwall. Just a hundred yards away, there is an excellent pub, the Drake Inn. Fresh local beers and very, very good food.
The property owners are close by if help is needed, and they are genuinely helpful.
If we were to be ultra picky, the kitchen needs more plug sockets but that really is it!
Ella and Cliff”
This lovely property is situated in the quaint village of Buckland Monarchorum, a short drive from Yelverton in the Dartmoor National Park. The terraced cottage is ideal for families or a couple wanting a pleasing base for their adventures in the Devonshire countryside.
The ground floor accommodation consists of a cosy sitting area with woodburning stove, a fully appointed kitche and a beautiful dining room with a glass atrium roof filling the room with light.
Upstairs there is a family bathroom and two pleasing bedrooms. The larger of the two has a comfortable double bed and charming ornate fireplace. The smaller room has a single bed and beautiful views over the garden.
The property has a large, split level garden to the rear, with a patio area and furniture on the one and steps up to a further decking area. Both offer the perfect place for relaxing on a summer's afternoon with a glass of wine.
Buckland Monachorum is a pretty little village made up of a number of cottages and an inn serving delightful, locally sourced food. Nearby is the well known Buckland Abbey, a popular location for visitors wanting to learn more about its 700 fascinating years of history. A short drive away is the traditional village of Yelverton, offering a number of independent shops, cafes and pubs, as well as the naval city of Plymouth, with its theaters, aquarium and museums.
Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room.
Gas heating and wood burning stove
Gas range cooker, firdge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
Smart TV, WiFi
Fuel and power inc. in rent
Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
Off-road parking for two cars available, but it is a short walk from the property
There is a garden to the rear with a patio area and steps up to a second level with wooden decking
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Pub 5 minute walk, shop 2.5 miles
Tavistock 5.7 miles; Plymouth 9.5 miles; Salcombe 21.9 miles The pretty village of Yelverton makes a perfect base for exploring Dartmoor with excellent walking and cycling routes in the area. The 21 mile-long cycling and walking route Drakes trail, runs through the village and links nearby Tavistock and Plymouth passing through wooded valleys and open moorland. It is also possible to hire bikes in the village. There are several eating places around Yelverton including The Royal Oak that provides a warm welcome and superb locally sourced food. The Yelverton Paperweight Centre is worthy of a visit, where not only will you find an extensive collection of glass paperweights, there is an interesting collection of paintings from local artists. Nearby attractions include Buckland Abbey, The Garden House and Burrator Reservoir. The South Devon coast is within easy reach for day trips to Salcombe and the pretty riverside village of Newton Ferrers. The Naval port of Plymouth can also be easily reached, famous for its maritime heritage and the historic Barbican district its narrow, cobbled streets lined with a fine selection of restaurants and bars.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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