The delightful Horseshoe Cottage awaits you at the end of the path.
The super comfy living room is a very welcoming sight following an action packed day.
Stairs to the first floor lead out of the kitchen/diner.
The patio outside Horseshoe Cottage.
Looking right through to the kitchen. (The sofa has since been upgraded from this image).
The well-equipped kitchen.
The garden in front of the cottages, Horseshoe Cottage is on the left.
Bedroom 1.
Comfy bed.
Towels are provided for everyone.
The family bathroom.
The landing.
Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2.
The twin bedroom.
There is a separate shower as well as a bath in the bathroom.
This is a lovely space.
The stove throws out the heat on cooler evenings.
Hagrids fireplace is a wonderful little sun-trap. Perfect spot to nestle down with a picnic.
The path through the shared garden up to the cottages, each of which have their own patio.
Table and chairs in the shared garden.
Pretty flowers on the table add welcome.
The name sign.
Looking down the shared garden.
The Owners press their own apple juice.

Horseshoe Cottage

2348

4.6 miles NW of Tavistock / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from £372

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Royal Inn (2 miles)

This 15th Century Inn on the Tamar river is on the Tamar Trail. Stop off for some traditional home cooking and real ale.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

Traditional pub food in a lovely setting

Good traditional pub food, open fires, one side carpeted , the other with old slate floors so it's OK to have muddy boots and dogs. On the Devon side of the Tamar just next to the ancient Horsebridge.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

A great traditional pub with a lovely friendly atmosphere and good food. Try the lamb shank if they've got it - it's delicious!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe May 2011

Very traditional but welcoming pub - good home cooked food and a nice open fire. Very atomospheric and popular with the locals - a beautiful setting that would be hard to beat. You must try the beer from the pub's own micro-brewery if you visit.

Nearest beach

Hoodny Cove (16 miles)

This sandy cove is quite sheltered and offers a good safe place to swim. There are also great places to snorkel at high tide.

Nearest walk

Milton Abbot to Launceston Walk (1 ¼ miles)

This walk is a nine and a half mile section (5) of the Tamar Valley Discovery Trail which starts from the Milton Abbot village post office and takes you through valleys and over hills with stunning views of Bodmin Moor. Follow the directions on the Web site but remember to arrange return transport unless you are planning to walk back.

Nearest town

Tavistock (4 ½ miles)

Big by Dartmoor standards, Tavistock is a town that seems to have everything - fancy restaurants, a historic market, a cinema, lots of shops and some good attractions, too. Plenty to do here on a rainy day.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr Miller July 2021

Market Town

Lovely to wander around. Independent shops and market stalls. Beautiful river to walk along. Easy to walk into the town or the other way to the larger supermarkets for essentials. We really enjoyed our low key English holiday.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Tavistock - A bit of everything!

What a lovely place! Big enough to have shops like Boots and other high street chains but small enough to retain a independent feel with little boutique gift shops. It made a refreshing change after 5 solid days of holiday gift shops selling mugs and teatowels, to find somewhere that sold normal things!! We still don't know what a pannier market is, even having visited!!! Nice though!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Tavistock

Bustling market town with many independent shops. The Pannier Market is open from Tuesday to Saturday with different stalls each day. Tuesdays are good for bric a brac and antiques. Every other Saturday there is an award winning Farmer's Market in the square. Also an award winning cheeserie. A great place for foodies.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Tavistock is a lovely town with loads of interesting little shops. It's a great way to while away a couple of hours, with a leisurely lunch of course, before heading up on to the moor itself.

Also nearby

Endsleigh Hotel and Gardens (1 ¼ miles)

Dine on exquisite traditional English food in the former home of the Duke of Bedford. The gardens are open to the public.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

Expensive but worth it!

Wonderful setting, beautiful house. It's expensive luxury for dinner but afternoon tea is well worth it. Be sure to book ahead.

Cotehele (5 ¾ miles)

A medieval house in amazing condition, with fabulous collections of armour, textiles and furniture from the period. The estate is open daily from dawn to dusk throughout the year, dogs are welcome in the grounds and there's miles of woodland paths and countryside to explore.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2013

Cotehele

This is one of the most beautiful houses in UK. Well worth a visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Stoic British carried on in AWFUL weather!

Wonderful House, Gardens, grounds and shops..AWFUL half term weather, but we braved it all! NB the house has NO electric lights so visibility in the house is limited on dull days!. Mill lovely and the walk down from the house through the gardens and past the chapel to the quay side and then the mill was lovely....a little slippery in places as it a little steep in parts and was SO wet..but we all remained upright! Lovely Cornish ice creams at the Quay and great bread flour can be bought at the mill shop. Hurrah for the VERY helpful and lovely mini bus driver who can ferry any less able bodies around the 3 sites...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Cotehele is a beautiful National Trust property - I recommend walking the wider estate, including the folly behind the property which gives you a bird's eye view for miles! The walk down through the quay to the mill is stunning, and the waterwheel and mill race is currently being renovated, which is an interesting project. You can even buy flour that has been milled on site.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Cotehele

A medieval gem with a magical garden sloping down to the Tamar. Plenty of walks on the Estate. Highly recommended are the scones at the restaurant on Cotehele Quay - just the thing at the end of a stroll along the river.

The Barn Climbing Centre (2 ½ miles)

An indoor climbing wall with bouldering and leading, plus a fully- equipped climbing gear shop. Taster sessions with qualified instructors available.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Good rainy day fun

The best climbing wall in the SouthWest. There is also a giant boulder for free climbing. Great for children and adults alike - and they make good coffee too!

Tree Surfers Tavistock (3 ½ miles)

Tree-top ladders, rope bridges and zip wires to get the adrenalin pumping.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2016

Brilliant Fun

My partner & children have done this and they loved it. The staff were fantastic & the place is very well run. Highly recommended.

Tamar Trails Centre (3 ½ miles)

You'll be spoilt for choice here with walking trails, mountain biking, bike hire, geocaching, tree top activities, bushcraft and canoe trips. Plenty to keep all the family occupied and there's a cafe, perfect for when you need to re-fuel.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2020

Fantastic woodland experiences for everyone.

Everyone can enjoy tree surfing, mountain biking, walking, cycling, running and horse riding along miles of well maintained trails, set amongst the ruins of the tin mining era. A wide variety of walks from level to more challenging take in stunning scenery between the Tamar river and Morwellham Quay.

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