The well-equipped and spacious kitchen.
A glowing wood-burner for cooler evenings.
Nearby Huckworthy Bridge.
Looking towards the front door in the sitting/dining-room.
The delightful dining-area.
The sunny sheltered patio at the rear of the cottage.
Gorgeous bare oak beams support the cottage-style stairs to the bedrooms.
The master bedroom (bedroom 1) has a double bed and pretty furnishings.
The single bedroom (bedroom 2) offers comfort and space.
There is a dressing-room on the first floor, ideal for storing away your suitcases.
The cheerful bathroom, with a roll-top bath, perfect for unwinding in after a long day.
Should you not fancy a soak in the bath, there is a powerful overhead drench shower.
There are plenty of finishing touches.
Even the logs are nicely stacked - help yourself to the first basketful for free but thereafter please replace them or use the honesty-box provided.
The outside utility-room even has a dog washing hose to help with muddy paws.
Burham Cottage on Dartmoor.
The cottage front featuring solar panels.
Burham Cottage is the one with the red car outside.
Huckworthy Bridge is just down the road.
Get out and about and experience the beauty of Dartmoor.
Climb a tor or two.
The view of Tavistock from atop a hill on the moor.
The walks in this area are second to none.

Burham Cottage


4.4 miles SE of Tavistock / Sleeps 3 + cot*

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

Nearest pub

The Royal Oak (1 ¾ miles)

Locals and visitors alike recommend this former 15th Century church house inn, named after the 800yr old oak tree on the adjacent village green. The ancient interior lends a homely traditional feel, from flagstone floors to church pew seating. The ales are quality and the food highly rated.

Nearest beach

Cremyll Beach (12 miles)

Both Barn Pool and this beach are next to the Cremyll foot ferry with access to the gardens of Mount Edgecumbe Park nearby. With lovely views across to Plymouth, Cremyll beach is shingle and sand with some rock pools around the south side. Car parking is available at Cremyll and dogs are allowed year round.

Nearest walk

Dousland to Princetown Railway Track (½ mile)

This disused railway line has been transformed into a spectacular walkway and rough cycle track that winds through deciduous woodland and past high moorland Tors. There are marvellous views of Burrator Lake and the Walkham Valley and the track passes the quarries of Sweltor and Foggintor, once famous for the granite used on many London buildings, including London Bridge.

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

February 2009

Views from the sea to Bodmin Moor, the only sound the cry of the buzzards; (good pubs in Princetown!)
- G Steele

Nearest town

Princetown (4 ¼ miles)

Princetown is a pretty little village that is the highest settlement on the moor - so great views all round! It has plenty of historical value, now primarily known for being the site of Dartmoor prison, and literary connections (Arthur Conan Doyle stayed in the hotel whilst writing The hound of the Baskervilles). The town brewery brews a few local ales that you will doubtless see around the West Country.

Also nearby

Drake's Trail (1 ¾ miles)

Named after one of Devon's most famous sons, Sir Francis Drake, the Drake's Trail project, launched in March 2009, includes a range of walking and cycling routes in West Devon for all age groups and fitness levels. The new off-road cycling route follows the old railway track between Tavistock and Plymouth, crossing open moorland at Roborough Down before reaching the wooded valleys of the River Meavy and eventually the River Plym.

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

February 2009

See deer in the woods and watch the rivers for kingfishers, herons and spawning salmon.
- G Steele

Merrivale Stones (3 ½ miles)

Dartmoor is littered with mysterious standing stones, hut circles and old burial chambers believed to have been constructed up to 5,000 years ago. The stones at Merrivale are probably Dartmoor's most easily accessible, and include the longest double stone row in Europe, a stone circle, menhirs (standing stones) and a kistvaen (burial tomb).

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

April 2012


You definitely know you're on the open moor here! When you think about the history surrounding you, it really gives you a sense of being a speck in a much bigger picture. A fantastic place to watch the sunset on mid-summer's eve - the summer solstice. Something very strange happens when the sun sets over Staple Tor - accident or design?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Bare and windswept spooky stones and great views.
- G Steele

The Walkhampton Inn (½ mile)

This 17th Century inn is a great place to start or round off a day on Dartmoor. Centrally located in the village, you can also explore nearby Walkhampton Common with archaeological sites and quarry where stone was taken to build the original London Bridge. The pub offers homemade food, real ales, log fires and a beer garden for summer months. Dogs are welcome too.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2010

The owners are a credit to the pub. The food is always excellent and reasonably priced. Plenty of real ales and a large garden where you can sit and enjoy the evening sun. Small, well-behaved animals are allowed. Well worth a visit.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2009

A great pub, serving good food at reasonable prices.

- Mr D. Bailey

Cotehele (7 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


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


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.

Tavistock (4 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


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.

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