Dartmoor Holidays, Peter Tavy, Tavistock, Devon

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Charming self-catering holiday cottages sleeping 15 for families and friends in the Dartmoor National Park

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Dartmoor Holidays, Peter Tavy, Tavistock, Devon, sleeps 15 in 8 bedrooms.

Sleeps 4 to 15 in 3 cottages

The Barn sleeps 6
The Hemphouse sleeps 5 (+ futon)
The Shippen sleeps 4

Available for short breaks November to March, full weeks at other times. A great place to gather for family reunions and weekends with friends, or for walking groups, with Dartmoor on the doorstep.

The Barn (sleeps 6): Upstairs is a spacious open plan kitchen/dining/living space with wide-ranging views of the surrounding countryside. This large room is suitable for up to 15 to eat together or can be used as a meeting room. Downstairs are three bedrooms (double bed, twin beds, full size, top quality bunk beds), a bathroom (basin, wc & bath with shower) & utility (washing machine, dryer & wc). The ground floor is carpeted throughout and the original oak beams are left exposed.

Outside, adjacent to our vegetable plot and paddock (with goats & often sheep), is a secluded garden area with a bench and table.

The Hemphouse sleeps 5-6: a very exciting new 'green' barn conversion with hemp insulation and wood fuelled central heating. Upstairs are 2 double bedrooms, bathroom and large landing area with chairs and a futon. Downstairs there is a single bedroom with en suite wetroom, and an open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area with a log burner and a huge window with a lovely view to Brentor. Chairs are available for sitting in the cobbled yard outside.

The Shippen (sleeps 2-4): a most attractive open plan interior with a galleried bedroom and lots of natural stone and wood. The accommodation consists of a sitting room, dining room & kitchen, bathroom (basin, toilet and bath with shower). The galleried bedroom has a double bed, sofa, chair and TV, and the main sitting room can be rearranged as a second bedroom with one or two single beds. Outside there is a large enclosed and secluded patio with table and chairs.

The paddock can be made available for various outdoor activities, challenges or team building exercises.

Old Sowtontown is set right inside Dartmoor National Park with open moor a few minutes walk up a no through lane. The historic market town of Tavistock is 3 miles away. Peter Tavy with an excellent pub is 1 mile away.


Electric cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, toaster, kettle. The Hemphouse has dishwasher. Washing machine/tumble drier on site.
Open plan living and dining area in all cottages. 15 people can eat together in The Barn.
Open plan living and dining areas in all cottages.
TV/DVD & radio in all cottages. Old piano in The Barn. Musicians especially welcome: the owner plays in 2 bands!
Good mobile signal in The Barn garden & beside the gate onto the lane, but none inside these old granite buildings.
We do not have a games room.
The Barn: Wood burner, oil-fired central heating. The Shippen & The Hemphouse: fully automatic log fired central heating + wood burner inside.
The Barn: 3 bedrooms. The Shippen: 1-2 bedrooms (see main description). The Hemphouse: 3 bedrooms.
Bed linen, duvets and pillows are included in the rent. Bring your own towels. Towels will be provided at an additional charge if requested.
The Barn: bath (shower above), second WC in utility. The Shippen: bath (shower above). The Hemphouse: bath with shower + wetroom, both with WC.
None of the properties has recognised disabled facilities, but we have had a wheel chair user here. Downstairs bedroom + bathroom in all cottages.
Stair gates, cot and high chair available on request. Baby sitting available.
Garden area (& adjoining paddock by arrangement) for activities and open moor very close.
There is no pool.
Parking for 2 cars is available for each cottage in the adjoining courtyard. More space usually available.
No smoking - smokers may smoke outside.
Well-behaved pets welcomed by arrangement. No charge for 1 or 2 dogs. For horses please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Old Sowtontown is set in the western part of Dartmoor National Park. Tavistock is the nearest town and Peter Tavy the nearest village, excellent pub!
Tavistock 3 miles. Lovely old fashioned market town with brilliant pannier market, excellent butchers and the best ever specialist cheese shop!
Tavistock 3 miles.
Peter Tavy Inn 1 mile. Has won various awards, serves excellent food & is dog friendly.

Booking Information

£50 discount for booking 2 or 3 cottages. Available for short breaks November to March, full weeks at other times.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

Old Sowtontown
Peter Tavy
PL19 9JR
United Kingdom
Plymouth, 18 miles, 32 minute drive.
Route 86 Barnstaple to Plymouth. Passes 1 mile from here.
Exeter, 45 miles, 60 minute drive.

Late Deals

Christmas 2016 Availability

Rent all 3 of our properties and get £50 off if you quote this ad when booking. the week 21st - 28th December. Only £1702 for up to 15 people (plus up to 3 more on a double futon and fold away bed)

Rental Rates

PeriodWeekly Price
Barn sleeping 6 or Hemphouse sleeping 5 - mid season
Barn sleeping 6 or Hemphouse sleeping 5 - high season
Barn sleeping 6 or Hemphouse sleeping 5 - Christmas and New Year
Shippen Sleeping 2+ - mid Season
Shippen Sleeping 2+ - high Season
Shippen Sleeping 2+ - Christmas and New Year

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Dartmoor Holidays, Peter Tavy, Tavistock, Devon

Ruth Boswell

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Old Sowtontown
Peter Tavy
PL19 9JR
United Kingdom

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