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Monkstone Cottage

Brentor, Dartmoor, Tavistock, Devon

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Description of Monkstone Cottage

Detached luxury barn conversion with views of Dartmoor from every room. Situated at the end of a private drive and surrounded by lush countryside and spectacular moorland, peace and quiet is assured. Touching the edge of Dartmoor National Park and only a 15 minute stroll up to one of Devon’s most famous landmarks, the 1100ft high, 13th century Brentor Church, Monkstone makes the perfect holiday base for exploring Devon and Cornwall.

Five minutes in the car takes you to the National Trust beauty spot of Lydford Gorge or to the thriving market town of Tavistock with its bustling Pannier Market and specialist local food shops, sample the Devon cream teas and pasties.

Easy access to the north and south coasts with beautiful sandy beaches and coastal walks.

•Finished to a high standard throughout, level access with secure off road parking
•Dog friendly with enclosed gardens, a meadow for exercising dogs and moorland walks straight out from the cottage
•In Winter the woodburning stove is perfect to come back to after a day exploring Dartmoor
•In Summer relax in the private garden amidst a riot of colour and watch the fabulous sunsets over the moors enjoying the silence of the countryside
•Sample the many local pubs and award winning restaurants
•Enjoy car free days out with the local bus service into Plymouth or take the local train with stunning views over the Tamar Valley
•Monkstone is on Route 27 Cycle way, with cycle hire. The nearby Granite Way, Tarka Trail and Drakes Trail offer easy cycling along entirely traffic free former railways and paths
•Ideal activity break with pony trekking, golf and gilding just 5 mins
•A good base for visiting many famous gardens, including Eden, Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Garden House and many famous National Trust Houses
•You can be guaranteed a warm welcome from Roger and Jeanette Emmett

Features of Monkstone Cottage

  • General
  • Washing machine
  • High chair charge
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garden
  • Microwave
  • Cot available
  • Central heating
  • Bed linen & towels inc
  • Bed linen included
  • Car parking (3+ cars)
  • Non Smoking
  • Entertainment
  • Video
  • Garden Barbecue
  • Colour TV
  • Additional Facilities
  • Private enclosed garden and patio with fabulous views of Dartmoor. Meadow for walking dogs.

Local Information

Tavistock Market Town - voted the best market town in England is just 5 drive minutes away. Lydford Gorge the deepest gorge in the southwest is 5 minutes drive away. Walks on Dartmoor straight out of cottage. Many local country pubs for good food 5 minutes drive away. Golf course, gliding club, riding, off road cycling track all within 5 minutes drive.

Accessibility Details

The property is not suitable for wheelchair users.


Short breaks available


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Booking Conditions

£100 deposit and balance payable 6 weeks before arrival

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Location details for Monkstone Cottage

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  • Distance from:
  • 14 minutes drive from Tavistock (7 miles)
  • 58 minutes drive from Exeter (36 miles)
  • 1 hour 24 minutes drive from Newquay (52 miles)
  • 53 minutes drive from M5 J31 with the A30 and the A38 (35 miles)

  • Nearest Beaches:
  • 43 minutes drive from Plymouth Hoe - East (22 miles)
  • 44 minutes drive from Plymouth Hoe - West (22 miles)
  • 56 minutes drive from Portwrinkle (29 miles)
  • 59 minutes drive from Freathy (30 miles)
  • 59 minutes drive from Tregantle Cliff Beach (30 miles)
  • 1 hour drive from Sharrow (31 miles)

(All distances and times are approximations)

Getting Here

Monkstone lies on the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park, about 5 miles north of Tavistock. It is easily reached from Tavistock, via the unclassified road which runs north from Bedford Square in Tavistock to Brentor and Lydford. Monkstone is on the left of this road, just past the rocky outcrop surmounted by the church at Brentor.

From Okehampton, Monkstone is reached by turning right into Lydford village, and then continuing on this road a further 3 miles. Monkstone is on the right, after passing the Brentor Inn, just before reaching the sign to the Brentor church car park.

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