Drovers’ Cottage has been lovingly refurbished, offering a unique retreat for all occasions at any time of the year. Surrounded by stunning open countryside and within striking distance of the breathtaking Dartmoor National Park, Drovers’ Cottage is the perfect rural retreat, yet only five minutes from the bustling market town of Tavistock. This semi-detached cottage has an inviting open plan sitting/dining-room which provides a wonderful setting for a cosy night in front of the glowing wood-burner, or the ideal space to play those much-loved family games. Nestled alongside the cottage in the main farmhouse is where you will find the very friendly Owners, who are always on hand to help you make the most of this beautiful area.
Located at the bottom of a privately owned lane, Drovers’ Cottage is a real escape from the everyday hustle and bustle, whilst being ideally located to offer you a range of activities in every direction. You really do have the best of both worlds! Within five minutes’ drive you have the renowned Tamar Trails which offer something for all the family (not forgetting your four-legged friend), you can go biking or walking along the 25 kilometres of trails enjoying the stunning scenery as you go. If a more relaxed day out is what you are looking for, the charming town of Tavistock with its daily Pannier Market is only five minutes away. This delightful town has an eclectic mix of shops and a selection of cafes and restaurants offering dining options to suit all tastes and budgets. Should you wish to venture further afield the stunning beaches of both north and south Devon and Cornwall are within easy reach. If it’s peace and tranquility you seek, Drovers’ Cottage offers this in abundance. Enjoy the beauty of the secluded valley from the private patio-area. The patio is next to the well-equipped galley kitchen, making it the perfect area for al fresco dining. Allow yourself to sit back and take in the delightful grounds, which set the stage and provide a home for the nearby livestock and plentiful wildlife surrounding this picturesque cottage. Depending upon the season the Owner is happy to supply a selection of fresh produce from vegetables and freshly laid eggs to a range of meats; perfect for a cooked breakfast or a barbecue. Please contact the Owner for further information.
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner
Galley Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Due to livestock in the grounds, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. Please note there is a stream running through the grounds, approximately 50 metres from the property. Please be careful with children and dogs in this area.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
Drovers' Cottage is accessed via a small flight of steps.
Looking back at Drovers' Cottage across the stunning grounds it is set within.
A bright and well-equipped galley kitchen which leads into the open plan living area.
Stairs leading up to the first floor.
Plenty of room to enjoy a cosy night in front of the wood-burner.
Great views of your beautiful surroundings can be enjoyed from the open plan living area.
Delightfully comfy and welcoming zip and link bed in bedroom 1. Views over the uninterrupted countryside await you, what a great way to start your day.
Bedroom 2 offers both comfort and luxury in the form of this inviting zip and link bed, with a wonderful view to wake up to.
Spacious and airy bathroom, which offers both a shower and bath. Whether it's a quick shower, or a long soak in the bath you are after, this bathroom offers both.
Lovely touches throughout the property.
Drovers' Cottage as you approach it from the driveway. Parking is just to the right of the property.
An abundance of colour is ready to greet you (in the right season).
Livestock looking very content in their beautiful meadow within the grounds.
You're surrounded by beauty from every angle.
The lane down to the property. A sight for sore eyes after any journey.
There is no excuse in getting lost with this very informative hallway decoration.
The approach to the cottage via the driveway.
Dartmoor is within a short car drive from Drovers Cottage. Very much worth a day out.
Dartmoor ponies are a joy to watch.
Dartmoor is such a fabulous place to visit. Whether you cycle, trek or take a pony ride, Dartmoor will never cease to amaze.
Or perhaps this friendly little chappy can brighten your day on the moors.