A truly stunning cottage.
The little private garden to the rear of the cottage.
Th exterior of The Hay Barn at dusk with the sun slowly sinking in the west.
The sitting/dining side of the open plan living-room in this lovely single-storey cottage.
Looking across the living-room to the front door.
A really rather lovely sofa.
Looking across the living-room to the front door.
Pretty flowers and plants are always found in this gorgeous cottage.
The table all laid up for  lunch.
The fabulous kitchen-area.
The window over the sink looks over the private patio behind the cottage.
The back door out to the private patio.
A remarkably spacious room for just two people.
This is a very stylish property.
The lovely bedroom.
There is an en suite shower-room.
The en suite shower-room looking through to the bedroom.
The Owner kept one of the old original windows in the bedroom, now fully glazed!
The view of all three cottages from the fields opposite.
Wonderful views over rolling countryside can be seen from the drive to the cottage.
Another view taken in early evening.
A warm welcome awaits you at The Hay Barn.
Original features have been retained where possible.
Views down into Cornwall.
There is a communal seating-area in front of the courtyard with spectacular views down into Cornwall.

The Hay Barn

2597

2.3 miles NW of Tavistock / Sleeps 2 + cot

7 Nights from £382 - £720

Nearest pub

The Blacksmiths Arms (2 miles)

Try the homemade desserts or Sunday roasts with a choice of three meats and seasonal veg at this cosy country pub.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

May 2009

Excellent family meals and good value for money. It's been very popular with our guests.

- J Bird

Nearest beach

Cremyll Beach (16 miles)

Inaccessible by road but located just 200m across the Tamar from Plymouth. This beach has a mix of stone, sand and shingle - there is only a small sliver of beach at high tide, so you would be wise to check the tides before you visit.

Nearest walk

Drakes Trail Tavistock to Crowndale (2 ¼ miles)

This route from www.exploredevon.info starts in the centre of the historic town of Tavistock and is around three miles. Take a look at the link for further details and watch out for cyclists as this is also a cycle path.

Nearest town

Tavistock (2 ¼ 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 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 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 4 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 4 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

Lydford Gorge (5 ¼ miles)

A woodland trail through the South West's deepest gorge, alongside the River Lyd, past the spectacular 30m Whitelady waterfall to the 'Devil's Cauldron' whirlpools. Visit in May to see carpets of bluebells. Steep paths in places, can be slippery when wet - walking boots a must. Access to the Devil's Cauldron may occasionally be closed for safety reasons. The tea rooms located nearby offer some welcome refreshments!

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

Lisa August 2014

This is a beautiful wooded walk, although not for the faint hearted as it is steep and slippery in places. A great place to walk on a hot day as the trees provide a bit of shade from the heat. A really pretty place to visit if you're staying in the area.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

A stunning walk through a hidden Dartmoor jewel.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

National Trust delight

A steepish walk into the gorge but a lovely place once you're there. It could be quite mystical for children. Very verdant and if you are lucky you will see dippers and grey wagtail. At one end of the walk there is a delightful NT shop and tearoom. The waterfall and devils cauldron are captivating.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Lydford Gorge offers a beautiful walk through the valley - with short and steep or long and easy routes. Look out for the dormice boxes, part of the National Trust's nature conservation project.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Lovely picnic spot; the National Trust always provide good value and a shop!
- G Steele

Country Cheeses (2 ¼ miles)

The home of 'real' cheese. They also have a branch in Topsham.

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

Mrs Miller September 2013

Mary Portas raved about this shop

.... and you can see why. They staff are friendly & knowledgeable and they sell an massive range of amazing local cheeses. I always add their cheese to our Welcome Baskets at Lower Chaddlehanger. Top Shop!

Elephants Nest Inn (3 ¾ miles)

The menu here changes every month and is always based on local, seasonal produce.

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

Mr Longson October 2016

Great Quiz Night

Went on the first evening thinking we had booked, found a table for us anyway. Food exceptional and welcome very friendly. Decided to go later in the week for the quiz and curry night. Usually held first Thursday of every month. Booking essential. Very well organised and great fun, and we won!!. Would definitely reccommend this to anyone though be sure of directions as the sign is on the hedge as you pass it and you could end up back on the main road!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Miller September 2013

Fantastic food & views

My guests constantly rave about this pub - so I am really happy to recommend it. Fantastic home made burgers.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning January 2009

Looks good

Our walk overran (see Tavy Cleave walk) so we did not get a chance to try it out, but it looked good from the outside and the Web site looks good. I definitely intend to go back and will report again then.

Cotehele (6 ¼ miles)

A medieval house in amazing condition, with fabulous collections of armour, textiles and furniture from the period.

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 Royal Inn (4 ¼ 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.

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