Lena in the foreground with Ida to the right.
The sitting/dining room.
The well equipped kitchen provides plenty of equipment to conjour up a family feast.
This is such a gorgeous room which leads out to the superb grounds through the patio doors.
The river burbles away just on the edge of the meadow which borders the properties. The perfect spot to relax in the sun with a drink.
The seating area has floor to ceiling glazed patio doors.
A hand made wooden staircase goes up to the bedrooms above
Bedroom 1 provides the perfect space for a great nights sleep.
En-suite to bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 also offers a splendid en-suite.
En-suite to bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3 is a superb twin room.
En-suite to bedroom 3.
The pretty river is ideal for a quick paddle.
Ida's front door.
This is a great location.
Sit back and watch a live game of football, that's if you're not taking part of course!
Or you could bounce the day/night away, all good fun on your doorstep. Especially for the children!
Relax with a drink in the sunshine.
The rear of the cottages with Ida on the left and Lena on the right.
Sheep and horses graze in the fields beyond.
The front door of Lena Cottage.

Ida Cottage

3293

2.9 miles NE of Tavistock / Sleeps 6 + cot

20% off for parties of 4 + cot or less at certain times of the year, view offer...

7 Nights from £599 - £1377

Nearest pub

Peter Tavy Inn (1 mile)

Found in Peter Tavy village, this wonderful 15th Century pub is renowned for its great food, real ales and lovely service. Homemade dishes are crafted using locally-sourced produce, and the inn itself is packed to the rafters with personality. A large stone fireplace heats the flagstones in the cooler months and casts a cheery glow.

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

January 2011

One of Dartmoor's best pubs!

Great pub serving good pub food. I've only ever visited in the winter when it is often at its best - comfortable surroundings with wood burning stoves. And you can bring your dog. But definitely book - it was quite busy over Christmas.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Great for Sunday Lunch

Well used by locals. A 'proper' country pub with hearty fare and a good selection of veggie dishes. Would recommend booking as it gets busy.

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 ¾ 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 ¾ 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

Elephants Nest Inn (1 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.

Lydford Gorge (4 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

Cholwell Farm and Riding Stables (2 ¼ miles)

From beginners to the experienced, from one hour to all day, escorted rides and lessons take place on stunning Dartmoor.

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

Mrs Pascoe April 2012

Highly recommended

We visited this stables as a group of experienced riders and horse owners on a weekend break. We found a good variety of horses to suit all customers (not just riding school 'plods'), all of which were well looked after, fit and happy. The staff were exceptionally friendly, struck the perfect balance of being there to guide but not to make the experience regimented, and were calm and safety conscious. It was refreshing to go somewhere that catered for an experienced group and we had a lot of gallops across the open moorland. The approach track could be pretty hair-raising on an icy day, but I would rate this as a must for anyone who wants a different view of Dartmoor (they will happily cater for mixed experience groups and complete novices too).

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

Atmospheric!

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

Country Cheeses (2 ½ 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!

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