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Mary Tavy near Tavistock, Devon (Ref. 1080028)


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  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Lee

    “We had a great week in this lovely cottage and really appreciated the welcome card and cream tea provided as well as having the log burner set and ready for us to use.”

    The cottage caters for all age groups and was much enjoyed by us all especially the hot tub and games room. The cottage had everything we needed, the only thing it could do with is a large clothes airer or tumble drier to cater for those muddy clothes on rainy days when washing can’t be dried outside. That aside, we would definitely recommend Whincroft to others and would love to return at some point

    The cottage caters for all age groups and was much enjoyed by us all especially the hot tub and games room. The cottage had everything we needed, the only thing it could do with is a large clothes airer or tumble drier to cater for those muddy clothes on rainy days when washing can’t be dried outside. That aside, we would definitely recommend Whincroft to others and would love to return at some point

    - Lee, March 2024

    Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Whincroft. We provide a ceiling mounted airer above the boiler in the laundry room, we are sorry if you did not notice this. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (can be super-king double on request), 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with AGA, sitting room with wood burning stove, dining room, utility room, ground floor cloak room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV x 2 with Roku stick, Blu-Ray player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and high chair provided
  • Enclosed front garden with patio, lawn and seating, courtyard garden, summerhouse with garden table and chairs, rear lawn garden with patio and seating, hammock and wood-clad inflatable 4 person hot tub
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars (1 large & 1 small) and more parking available on the road nearby
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome, 2nd dog charge of £25.00 per week
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4.30pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Children not be left unattended in garden due to fenced off pond to the rear of the garden

The property

Tavistock 3.5 miles.

Set in a quiet country lane, together with a scattering of other pretty cottages and the neighbouring parish church, Whincroft lies on the edge of the village of Mary Tavy, just four miles from the stannery town of Tavistock on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park.

A beautifully restored and extended, detached home from home for friends or families looking to escape the rigours of work and daily routine.

The pretty, whitewashed porch provides the entrance, shed walking boots and welly boots here and once inside, the centrally positioned, informal dining room is a place to celebrate special times together.

The soft neutral hues of the restful sitting room is an invitation to unwind, and curl up on pale squashy sofas, with the glows of a wood burning stove adding further warmth to chilly autumnal evenings.

Watch favourite shows and films on the wall mounted TV with Blue Ray and Roku device, whilst teens and children can escape grown-up conversations in the snug room next door, equipped with TV and Playstation 4.

The more recently extended kitchen is a place to linger over morning coffee whilst breakfast is being prepared.

A bright and spacious room with sunlight streaming through patio doors, enjoy hearty Aga-cooked meals after long walks in the countryside, there is a further electric oven in the useful utility room with a cloakroom to the side.

The first floor is home to four gorgeous bedrooms, dressed in crisp white linen, each one decorated in Farrow & Ball shades to reflect the ever-changing colours of the moorland.

A spacious master bedroom with king-size bed, benefits from an en-suite shower room, whilst the sunny, whitewashed twin with accents of yellow and grey provide the option of a super king bed if pushed together.

Tones of heather and greens are the theme for the pretty, dual aspect double room with views to the garden and the countryside beyond, whilst the delightful single room decorated in ‘old white’ looks out over the garden to the rear and these bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with bath and shower over.

Step outside to the rear of the cottage into a richly planted, heavenly scented mature courtyard garden full of roses and pretty shrubs.

A summerhouse adorned with fairy lights provides a shady spot for alfresco dining and allows for continious enjoyment of the glorious outside even when the weather is less than perfect.

Behind the summerhouse, a large lawn garden has further seating, a hammock to while away the hours with a good book and a timber clad inflatable 4 person hot tub, no better place to enjoy the unpolluted dark skies of this magical location.

This is walking boots country with paths that lead straight onto the moor and accessible right from the doorstep.

The River Tavy is within a short walk and the Granite Way can be joined a short distance away, the 11 miles of mainly traffic-free route stretching from Okehampton to Lydford, for walking and cycling, traversing some of the most impressive Dartmoor countryside and moorland.

Stop for lunch in one of the many great pubs in the location, the closest being the Peter Tavy Inn a 15 minute walk.

For day’s out with the family visit Buckland Abbey, Lydford Gorge, Castle Drogo and Dartmoor Zoo, and further afield the Eden Project and the sandy beaches of the north or south coast are only an hour or so away by car.

The historic market town of Tavistock boasts an award-winning bi-weekly farmers market, as well as the vast selection of independent shops, restaurants and cafés to enjoy.

Whatever the season you choose to stay, Whincroft will provide a wonderful and relaxing base to explore and recharge the batteries.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Plymouth 17 miles; Okehampton 8 miles.

A delightful award-winning market town, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the River Tavy, nestling in the south-west slopes of Dartmoor. Tavistock has an indoor pannier market, a diverse range of independent shops, an excellent choice of pubs, bistros, restaurants, a theatre and a cinema, as well as a leisure pool. This is the perfect destination for country lovers who enjoy the convenience of an interesting town on the doorstep. There is excellent walking on Dartmoor, cycling on The National Cycle Network no. 27, renowned game fishing, gardens of distinction and various National Trust properties nearby. Within easy reach is the maritime city of Plymouth, with its Barbican Quay, Historic Royal William Yard and the fascinating museum, The Box, showcasing history, art and hosting an archive for Plymouth and the South West. Torbay, the Eden Project and the sandy surfing beaches of Devon and North Cornwall are all within an hour’s drive and provide activities to keep all the family happy. Tavistock is a wonderful all-year-round holiday destination.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season