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Jackdaws Cottage

North Tawton, Devon (Ref. 976107)

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  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Lovely cottage very well appointed with fantastic views. Friendly owners nothing too much trouble for them. Peace and quiet guaranteed. Home from home.”

    Mrs North, Horsham, September 2018

    • “Everything, couldn't have asked for anything more!”

    Mr Phillips, Weymouth Dorset, September 2018

    • “One of the best cottages we’ve stayed at - have been having cottage holidays for 35+ years.”

    Mr Fry, Sevenoaks, September 2018

    • “Lyn and Andrew the owners of the cottage were most welcoming. The cottage was in a beautiful setting and had everything needed for our holiday, the beds were very comfortable and it was ideally placed to visit lots of local attractions and within easy reach of Dartmoor and other lovely places to walk. We hope to visit again in the future”

    Mr Makin, WEYMOUTH, September 2018

    • “Owners were extremely accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure a really good holiday.”

    Mr Wilkinson, Aylesbury, July 2018

    • “Maybe some additional for outside seating ?”

    Mr Williams, CWMBRAN, June 2018

    • “The location was stunning - the views were breathtaking. There was also such silence - no cars or traffic. Just the sounds of the sheep, cattle and sometimes geese and of course the birdsong. Perfectly located to reach both the North and South coast fairly easily it was also a great base for exploring as well as for long lazy days completing their many jigsaws, walking by the ponds or just admiring the view. The children loved the games barn. While we were incredibly lucky with the weather it was also helpful when the sun got too hot! It made the holiday very relaxing for mum and dad too! They also loved watching the lambs and moorhen chicks and looking for tadpoles. Andrew and Lyn are just lovely: very welcoming and helpful. However, because of the location of the barn and the way it faces it feels completely private. The barn is stuffed with leaflets and helpful info to help you make the most of your holiday. It's well stocked in the kitchen, a selection of games, books and jigsaws in the living room - there's even a list of dvds they own in case you would like to borrow any! We really couldn't fault it and after a gorgeous fortnight my nine year old cried as we drove away because she wanted to live there! To be honest, I think we all felt the same way.”

    Ms Davey, Newcastle Upon Tyne, May 2018

    • “The cottage was beautiful, clean and comfortable. The hosts were very accommodating, obliging and friendly. There was a personal touch that was appreciated. We had such a relaxing and pleasant time that we would have no hesitation in having a holiday at Chilverton again.”

    Mr Woods, April 2018

    • “We had a lovely holiday, the owners were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Nice biscuits on arrival too. Thank you.”

    Mrs Napthine, Gosport, March 2018

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The Property

3 miles from North Tawton, on a 150 acre sheep/beef family farm, is tranquil Jackdaws Cottage, recently converted from a granary into a comfortable home-from-home with glorious views over stunning mid-Devon countryside. Well maintained hardcore drive sweeps past paddocks (springtime lambs) and wildlife pond (unfenced) to gravel drive with gate into large enclosed garden with seating area (table/chairs, barbecue) sheltered by a pretty wisteria and jasmine-draped pergola. Games barn (table tennis, bar billiards, pool table, darts).

Hall (for coats/boots). Large living/dining room with TV/DVD, inglenook (‘living flame’ gas fire) with glazed doors to garden and those lovely views. Three shallow steps up to big kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with back door to garden. Ground-floor shower-room (suite). Stairs up to three bedrooms - two double (5' beds), one with 2 steps down to little balcony and one with TV/DVD, and a room with two singles; bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Spring water. A lovely balm-to-the-soul place with plenty of space and easy access to Exmoor, Dartmoor and south Devon and north Cornwall coasts.

North Tawton: small town (shops, three good food pubs, excellent fish and chips, church, children's play park) beside the river Taw, in rolling farmland 6 miles from Dartmoor (lovely views of it from hilltops). The 180-mile Tarka Trail (cycling, walking) passes through. Exeter (city), 15 miles; beaches (Bude, Exmouth), about 26. Central location with good roads for exploring Devon.


Three bedrooms: 2 x king size double (one with balcony), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Ground floor shower room with shower, WC, basin. Hall. Sitting room with gas fire and dining area. Kitchen.


  • Central heating with gas fire
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for six cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

NORTH TAWTON Winkleigh 3 miles; Okehampton 7.5 miles. The charming country town of North Tawton quietly rests amidst lush green fields, high hedgerows and winding lanes, just eight miles north of historic Okehampton. Nestling between the high, rugged tors of Dartmoor and the wide sandy beaches and rolling surf of the North Devon coast, this delightful town boasts picturesque thatched cottages and quaint pubs. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and cycling, with many pretty little villages dotted throughout the area, and several excellent coarse fishing lakes and rivers, quality golf courses, and a number of National Trust properties within easy reach. There are few better spots from which to experience the joys of beautiful Devon.

  • Note: Spring water. Sorry, no short breaks
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.