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Buster Barn

Sampford Spiney, near Tavistock, Devon (Ref. 975739)

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  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Buster Barn is situated in an idyllic, tranquil location with stunning views. It was a beautiful setting to relax in after a day out on the moors. The outdoor space is private to the barn. Sally and Monty are friendly and helpful. We were there during the hot weather and they kindly bought a fan to help with cooling the cottage. They are really responsive to their guests and this extra touch added to the enjoyment of our stay. Superb week!”

    Ms Smith, London, June 2018

    • “The owners of Buster Barn were very helpful without being intrusive. The bird feeder provided us with a week of birdwatching at close quarters. There were wonderful walks from the door.”

    Mrs Jeffries, Dawlish, June 2018

    • “Peaceful and relaxing holiday in an idyllic location. The barn has everything you need for your holiday with very friendly and helpful owners.”

    Mr Shaw, BOLTON, May 2018

    • “Sally and Monty, our hosts were very welcoming and went out of their way to help us. Such a comfortable and cosy cottage, even the cats and dog made us welcome. I would highly recommend Buster Barn and look forward to another return visit.”

    Mrs Brightman, THETFORD, May 2018

    • “A very comfortable spacious cottage in a peaceful and scenic location. Well equipped with a lovey patio area and a private garden with superb views. Sally & Monty the hosts are very welcoming and helpful, immediately making you feel at home. This is a wonderful location for walking, as access onto the Moor is on the doorstep and quick vehicle access to Tavistock, Princetown, or Yelverton allows for easy visits to further afield. This is gem of a cottage, where you can really enjoy your holiday and would be very happy to return to.”

    Mr Bradley, POOLE, April 2018

    • “Buster Barn is a great base for walking and visiting. The walking in the immediate area (starting from the front door) can be tailored into either half or full days. Good moor walking abounds and you’ll likely meet no-one, those we did meet were local and really friendly. Visiting; Tavistock is a lovely centre with interesting shops, deli, wholefood, provisions, gallery and pannier market - oh, and the amazing cheese shop. Okehampton, we were expecting to have flourished since the bypass - not at all, it has a museum and Waitrose! Totnes is right across the moor but always worth a visit as is Bovey Tracy with the Devon Guild of craftsmen in a very imposing mill building - lots of good work there for any budget. And if you visit Belstone, have lunch at the Tors Inn and then go and see David Gundry in his amazing pottery just down the lane. The owners, Sally and Monty live across the yard and are lovely people. The accommodation is very well appointed and spaxious for a 2 person place. It’s very private and has amazing views across to. Line of nearby tors. The nearby villages are worth walking through.”

    Mr Ashwell, Bishops Castle, March 2018

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The Property

In Sampford Spiney, peacefully at the end of a private drive off narrow, winding moorland lanes, a detached single-storey cottage converted from a sturdy granite barn, surrounded by an enclosed courtyard (table/chairs, barbecue) with pond (netted), over which a bridge (handrail) leads to gently sloping hillside garden and arbour with spectacular long views to a panorama of tors. To one side, the friendly owners’ home and a resident neighbouring cottage, all bordered by horse-grazed fields through which you can wander. Lane walk to the open moor: Crip Tor and Ingra Tor, around ¾ mile. From parking area, gravelled pathway to 7 big uneven granite steps (alternative level access via gravelled courtyard) up to front door (5'5" lintel); spacious beamed open-plan living/dining/oak fitted kitchen (washer-drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob/electric oven) with armchairs and sofa bed (converts to double bed for alternative sleeping), TV/DVD, iPod dock, table/chairs for 4 and glazed double doors to courtyard. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower). Spring water. The best of both worlds here: scenic and secluded, yet close to interesting moorland towns.

Sampford Spiney: hamlet (church, cottages, scattered farms) in the River Walkham valley on the scenic western slopes of Dartmoor. Dousland (pub, PO), 3 miles; Yelverton (shops, pub, golf), 4; Tavistock (interesting shops, markets, pubs, restaurants, wharfside theatre), 6. Plymouth and south coast, 13 miles.


Ground Floor

Double Bedroom Bathroom Kitchen Dining Area Lounge


All on one level. One double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Open-plan living area, with sitting area with sofa bed (converts to double bed for alternative sleeping), oak fitted kitchen, dining area and glazed double doors to courtyard.


  • Central heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

Sampford Spiney A delightful Village 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
  • No mobile signal in the property
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.