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Jackdaws Cottage

North Tawton, Devon (Ref. 976107)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Review(s)

  • Keith

    “Very good plus a good games room inc bar billiards”

    - Keith, May 2022

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 Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


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