Giles Cottage is such an attractive cottage.
Spacious and well-equipped kitchen.
Large dining-room. Banqueting at this splendid table will be a real treat.
The main bedroom in Giles Cottage also has an en suite shower-room. Perfect for a good nights sleep after a full day of action.
Step out of the sitting-room onto your own private patio area. A real little sun-trap.
Giles Cottage is a gorgeous detached cottage.
Plenty of space to sit out and enjoy the fabulous grounds which surround the cottage.
The spacious nature of the kitchen makes it a great place for the family to enjoy a spot of breakfast before heading out for a day of exploring.
Step out of the kitchen into the dining-room. The perfect place for serving up a feast.
Head to the sitting-room and cosy up in front of the glowing wood-burner after a full day of activity, bliss!
What a delightful sitting-room with plenty comfy seating for all.
A beautiful staircase takes you to the first floor bedrooms.
The twin room is extremely spacious, plenty of room to really make yourselves at home.
En suite to the twin room.
Inviting roll-top bath in the en suite to the annexe
The annexe is such a fab place to escape to for one lucky couple.
Romantic annexe. Perfect for sneaking off to for that well-deserved rest. The annexe is accessed externally.
The en suite also has a newly fitted shower cubicle.
The  fabulous outhouse games room is shared with two other cottages.
Let the games begin!
Perfect for a paddle.
Hop off the beaten track and follow this lovely track down to Giles Cottage and the heavenly surroundings.
Enjoy a carpet of bluebells in spring.
Football goals provide hours of entertainment for the more energetic members of the party.
Picnic benches have been perfectly positioned to ensure that you can enjoy these stunning grounds from all angles.
The communal trampoline. Please take care when using this facility.
Giles Cottage is full of charm and character throughout.
Your designated parking-area. There's plenty of space for several cars.
Such a stunning cottage.
Pretty Tavistock has some lovely riverside walks.
The ancient Pannier Market in Tavistock takes place every Tuesday and Saturday.
The wilds of Dartmoor are waiting to be discovered.
Cuteness overload!
Walk, run or cycle, Dartmoor is stunning at any time of year.
Dramatic Lydford Gorge.

Giles Cottage


2.6 miles NE of Tavistock / Sleeps 6 + cot

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Beautiful cottage. Very spacious and quiet- perfect for switching off from it all! Great location with easy access to endless walks and cycling. In a word - perfect!

Lovely and warm due to underfloor heating and log burner Beautiful tranquil setting excellent location for top Dartmoor walking Local farm shop opposite Dartmoor Inn Pub/restaurant Cottage spacious for 6 adults Extremely well equipped Best comfy beds and duvets

Walks directly from cottage Bird song incredible saw Yellow Finch and Bull finches Classic Cottages never fail to keep you very well informed and the Cottages are of high standard
Will be booking with them again soon

A beautiful, comfortable old cottage with plenty of space for friends or a family, both inside and out. Very peaceful, on the edge of the moor, with the lovely town of Tavistock just a few miles away. Highly recommended.

Fantastic place to stay, we went with our baby son, dog and parents and had a brilliant week. Some great walks on the doorstep or a short drive away and SUPER dark at night so you can sit out with hot chocolates and enjoy looking at the stars.

Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet and cosy / outdoorsy holiday!

Overall a lovely place to stay, this despite unusually heavy rain! Would like to now try a summer break.

A beautifully restored cottage with plenty of space for all six of us with a lovely, quite minimalist, feel to it. Nicely furnished with good-quality items and very comfortable beds. We spent a very happy holiday there.

Excellent beautiful place my dog had a wonderful time.

This is a beautifully converted cottage which is ideal for a family. We were three generations and all had a wonderful time.

Large spacious accommodation with good outdoor facilities for entertaining the family. Very good pub nearby for meals out.

Lovely cottage. Setting beautiful. Very accommodating owners.

Glad we went back this summer to see the cottage in a different season , last time we went it was for Christmas. Stunning Rose's around the door and amazing views.

A pretty cottage in a beautiful setting.

Beautiful, well appointed cottage in a lovely rural setting. Large and beautiful cared for grounds, lots of fun for children and adults to explore. Country walks on the doorstep but only 10 minutes to Tavistock for shops and pubs.

We had a wonderful stay in this characterful cottage. The cottage has been so well restored and is in a delightful location. The private outdoor seating area was a real bonus as it is very sheltered and a suntrap. It is well located for walking on Dartmoor and exploring the wider area.

Just that its fantastic.

Wonderful cottage, brilliantly comfy beds, fabulous kitchen and very friendly owners.

A great place to help disconnecting for a while and escaping to Dartmoor and the surrounding area, ideal layout and size for a party of 6 and whilst the cottage location itself feels remote, its only a 5 minute drive to Tavistock with its shopping and good food, albeit takeaways in the current climate.

Giles cottage is beautiful and perfect. Location is outstanding for many reasons (beauty of area and the moors as well as access to all the coasts from Dartmouth to Cornish coasts) the grounds are huge (kids bring bikes just to cycle on the grounds). The cottage itself is lovely and spacious for all 6 of us and everyone enjoys having a little go on the piano. It’s our second time here and no doubt we will be back. Tavistock itself is lovely with a great market surrounded by great butchery, bobs east end cafe (really great food!) and cheese shop (yum!)

The cottage was a perfect place to spend a post lockdown week with my children and their partners. The lovely big kitchen was great for them to get together in and chat and laugh whilst preparing us all delicious meals. The outdoor space was great and we had a lovely evening around the fire pit. Great location to get into Tavistock or out on to the moors. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Would love to return.

The property is an interesting conversion of an old house, full of beams and character with lots of quirky features and huge rooms, especially the kitchen! It is in a lovely peaceful location for exploring the area. Lots of nearby walks and Tavistock is a nice market town.

The three cottages, Ida, Lena and Giles were perfect for our three families. Tucked away from the road down a long track, the cottages and outdoor space gave the children a sense of freedom and adventure. Our seven grandchildren range from 3 years old to 12, and there was something for everyone, football space with goal posts, plus a lot of other grassy space to play in, a stream to dabble and even go wild swimming in (with supervision), all of them loved the trampoline. Ida cottage had an extending table which we could at a pinch all get round for meals, 15 of us in our case. There were barbecues and outdoor tables too, which we used a lot.

we were 16 people, a typical Irish family. we were all blown away with our host and the place. we loved it and miss it already.

Great location with lots for children

Really comfortable well appointed cottage in a quiet and beautiful location, close to the moors with shops and restaurants just a few minutes drive away.

Great location, very quiet and peaceful with great walks and access to the moors,also very close to the town and supermarkets. A beamed cottage but with full height ceilings..all the charm without the bruises. Really comfortable beds too.

Disappointing, nice conversion let down by little or no WiFi, somewhat dark and cold inside and a need of some basic maintenance.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for your review. We're sorry you had problems with the WiFi. We know that the owner spent time with you early in your stay trying to address the interrupted signal (this was an unintentional result of trying to boost the signal in the owners' house which somehow affected the cottage) - they'd understood when they saw you the next day that all was well, and hadn't realised that you'd had further difficulties. Equally, the owners would happily have adjusted the heating or shown you how to shut the two roof light windows that were open if you'd mentioned you were chilly. All has now been rectified, so thanks for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Support

We loved our stay at Giles Cottage with the Annexe too.

An out of the way location peace and tranquillity ( no Wi-Fi or Mobile signal really which suited us) a totally superb Cottage with everything one needs and more, even a beautiful piano!

Lovely rooms, decor and wood burner and a spacious cottage kitchen and utility to satisfy all our needs. Lovely spot by the river and easy walks to great places and only 5 min drive to Tavistock. wonderful market, cafes, restaurants and pubs ... and fantastic scenery and walks, rivers and waterfalls. Loved every minute at Giles Cottage already booking more stays 2017 and 2018. Annabel the owner and her family were wonderful and very helpful indeed.

We had a ball. We had lots of friends and family visit and some stay. it was excellent.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted to hear that you had such a great stay. Broadband is available at the cottage (a basic level for web browsing and emails etc, not superfast, and strongest signal in the sitting-room) but there was a little blip with the system which has now been resolved. The wonderful rural location does mean that mobile signal is limited in this area generally. Do check your network provider's coverage map if this is especially important, and of course the owners are also on hand if there is a problem. Tanya, Customer Support

A lovely cottage perfect for our holiday.

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