On the banks of the River Tavy nestled in the owner's 80 acre estate, Ludbrook Cottage lies just outside the village of Buckland Monachorum. Guests can enjoy the wooded grounds and peaceful riverside walks from the estate, which leads onto Dartmoor. Seasonal salmon and trout fishing is also available by arrangement with the owner.
This west-facing detached cottage has a patio, games-room and a grassed-area for guests' use. The spacious kitchen, with a step to the dining-area, has a beautiful Italian-style tiled floor. The sitting-room has a wood-burner, perfect for those cosy winter evenings, and another step leads to the en suite single bedroom. Upstairs are three more bedrooms. Beautifully furnished, Ludbrook Cottage is a comfortable home, ideal for a break whatever the season.
The cottage is half an hour from Tavistock, which has a very interesting Pannier market six days a week, and there are numerous independent shops and a selections of restaurants to explore during your holiday. Buckland Abbey is nearby, renowned as the former home of Sir Frances Drake. The nearby village also has one of the loveliest gardens in Devon, The Garden House, a treat for the gardeners amongst you. Dartmoor is just down the road and has great walks and some fantastic horse riding, so those who wish to, can enjoy the fresh air.
If you wish to venture further, a trip down to Cornwall is well within reach, the nearby Tamar Valley divides the counties of Devon and Cornwall. Closer to home there are several National Trust houses within a half hour or so of the cottage, Lanhydrock and Cotehele in particular. However, if you prefer to stick to Devon, Coleton Fishacre and Greenway, the former home of Agatha Christie, are not too far a drive. For culinary seekers, The Horn of Plenty and Hotel Endsleigh are a short drive away.
Kitchen/Diner with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/drier, dishwasher and TV
Sitting-room with TV, video, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner
Step to Bedroom 1 with single bed (3'), wash-basin and en suite Shower-room with shower and WC
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5’), TV and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 4 with ‘zip and link’ bed (super-king or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Access to Games-room with drinks fridge. Stables for bike storage
Take care with toddlers near the river within the wooded grounds.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Garage and private parking for 2 cars
- Telephone pay owner (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Fly fishing by prior arrangement with owner (At cost)
The front of Ludbrook Cottage. What a stunning cottage.
Perfect little sun-trap. Ideal for a spot of dining al fresco.
The games-room is ideal for a wet day.
The River Tavy runs past the paddock just across the lane from the cottage. Perfect for a spot of paddling.
Pack a picnic and take time to enjoy this delightful spot within the grounds.
Bursts of colour in every direction.
The most ideal setting awaits you as the River Tavy flows through the valley.
A lovely setting for a holiday lunch.
The comfortable sitting-room.
The single bedroom on the ground floor (Bedroom 1).
Bedroom 2 upstairs.
Bedroom 3 has a standard double bed.
The 'zip and link' bedroom (Bedroom 4) here seen made up as twins.
Bedroom 2 upstairs.
The garden in front of the cottage is a delight on a sunny day.
The sheltered patio is perfect for al fresco meals. (The games-room is shown on the left.)
The drive up to the cottage (the gable end showing to the right with a barn in front).
The gateway leading to the cottage.
The grounds are covered with a carpet of bluebells in the spring.
A sign to ensure your children and dogs are safe - this drive is shared with the owners and an occasional rambler only.
The River Tavy flows through the valley.
The bright yellows and blues of spring flowers are as pretty as a picture. The grounds are a mass of flowers in March and early April.
A little stream tumbles over rocks on its way to the river.
The river borders the paddock (take care with children).
Plenty of space to prepare a family meal.