Monkstone Cottages, Brentor

Holiday Cottage: 4888 Devon

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:   5 star
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Self-catering holiday accommodation in West Devon, ideally situated for exploring Dartmoor National Park, the north and south coasts, Plymouth, the Tamar Valley and Cornwall.

Two self catering holiday cottages on the northern edge of Dartmoor and only a 15 minute stroll up to one of Devon's most famous landmarks, the 1100ft high, 13th century Brentor Church.

Situated at the end of a private drive and surrounded by lush countryside, this is the perfect destination to get away from it all and treat yourself to some rare 'you' time. In the summer relax in the private garden amidst a riot of colour and watch the fabulous sunsets enjoying the silence of the countryside. In winter, after a day exploring Dartmoor's beauty put your feet up and unwind in front of the woodburning stove.

Monkstone Cottage: Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom.
Monkstone Cottage is warm and cosy with a granite fireplace, wood burning stove and oil central heating. Comfortably furnished throughout, the living room has large luxury seating to relax in TV, Video, CD player and radio, dining table and chairs, exposed timber roof and slate floor. The kitchen is well equipped with full size cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave oven and fridge. There is a romantic cottage style double bedroom, luxury bathroom with soft lighting, deep comfortable bath to relax in and a power shower. Outside there is a meadow for dog walking, enclosed garden and a private terrace with stunning views, perfect for barbecues.

Honeysuckle Cottage: sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom.
Honeysuckle Cottage, part of Monkstone, a medieval Devon hall house, is full of character - ideal for two people wishing to enjoy a quiet, secluded holiday in beautiful surroundings.

The cottage is warm and cosy with wood burning stove and oil central heating. Comfortably furnished throughout, the open plan living room with TV and radio +CD player has a beamed ceiling and slate floor, whilst the kitchen area is well equipped with washing machine, microwave oven, cooker and fridge. An en-suite shower room complements the delightful double bedroom. Outside there are stunning Dartmoor views from the private garden where owls, buzzards, bats, badgers and foxes have been seen.

Five minutes in the car takes you to the National Trust beauty spot of Lydford Gorge or in the opposite direction to the thriving market town of Tavistock with its bustling Pannier Market and specialist local food shops.

For those wanting to travel further a field the cottages are a good base for exploring all of what Devon and Cornwall has to offer.

These retreats are perfectly situated half way between the North and South Devon Coasts and only 5 miles from the border with Cornwall, meaning that such world renowned gardens as the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are within an hour's drive.

Sporting interests can also be catered for with off road cycle paths, pony trekking, golf and gliding all available nearby as well as the hills and valleys of Dartmoor to explore on foot.

We look forward to welcoming you to unwind within the peace and quiet of Dartmoor soon.

Roger and Jeanette Emmett

  • Fantastic views of Dartmoor from all rooms.
  • Peace and quiet.

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Sleeps:   2
Bedrooms:   1
Cot Available:   No
Disabled Facilities: No.

Linen Provided: Yes.
Sheets, towels, tea towels
Pets Allowed: Yes.
max 2 dogs
Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Oil
Open Fire: Yes.
Fuel type: Wood
Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: Yes.
Patio, garden and meadow for walking dog
Local Services: Golf, gliding, cycling, walking on Dartmoor, National Trust properties, swiming, shopping, horse riding

Directions to the properties from North - Okehampton Area:
Map reference 467 810 - Leave Exeter on the A30 Okehampton road. Go past Okehampton on duel carriageway and at Sourton Cross turn left for Tavistock (by Little Chef). A386. Continue along this road past the Dartmoor Inn on your left. You will shortly come to open moorland and then Mary Tavy Village. In the middle of the village by Downs Bus Depot - turn right towards Brentor. Go over a cattle grid and along open moorland. Over another cattle grid and up into Brentor Village. At the War Memorial turn left and wind your way up the hill to a T-junction - turn left towards Tavistock. Continue on the main road you will see the Brentor Inn on the right. About mile further on you will see the entrance to Monkstone on the right, with a stone wall and the name Monkstone. (Beside sign for Stags Head Cottage) Drive down the lane to the farmhouse.

Directions from Tavistock:
From the square in Tavistock take the road to Brentor between the two banks, Lloyds and HSBC. Go 4 miles without turning off. Go past the Church on the hill on the right at the brow of the hill. Start going down hill, the entrance to Monkstone is on your left with a with a stone wall and the name Monkstone. Go down the drive to the Farmhouse.

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Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Minimum £240.00 to Maximum £525.00.

Open all year

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