The Enchanted Wilderness, Tavistock, Tamar Valley, Devon

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Riverside cosy cottages sleeping up to 14 with a party barn, for family holidays and special occasion weekends near Tavistock

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Enchanted Wilderness, Tavistock, Tamar Valley, Devon, sleeps 2-14 in 5 bedrooms.

Sleeps 2 to 14:
Driftwood sleeps 2 - 5 + sofa bed
Unicorn sleeps 2 - 5 + sofa
Beehive sleeps 2 - 4

These neighbouring cottages are found in the most magical of places. Set next to the Tamar river estuary in the most glorious location, it is a long way from the sounds of traffic and urban life yet within easy reach of the local station and bus routes.

Driftwood Cottage can sleep up to 7. There is a king-size bed, with another single bed in the room. The second bedroom has 2 singles. In addition, there is a sofa bed for 2. Our resident artist has created paintings in the style of driftwood from his imagination and some furniture and furnishings are made from driftwood.

Unicorn Stable has a king-size bed in the main bedroom. A second bedroom has a double bed and a single. Our artist has created some magical creatures to complement the Unicorn Stable.

Between these cottages is a party barn that has a wood-burning stove, sofas, a music system and a table large enough to seat up to 12 guests (and up to 20 with prior notice).

The Beehive is a cosy tiny house with a double bed, and also a single bed and a bunk bed that is suitable for agile adults. A stone's throw from the river and surrounded by trees, it's the epitome of living in harmony with the environment.

All dwellings have views of the river and estuary, as well as the surrounding countryside shared only with a few sheep and the wild animals and birds that visit us daily. A footpath passes close to our property where you can walk for miles along the riverside. NT Cotehele is just across the river, NT Buckland Abbey, Morwellham Quay, Burrator Reservoir are close by.

The cottages are believed to date back to the late 17th, early 18th centuries. The river was once the highway to Plymouth taking local produce up and down it. You can enjoy the river too - bring your own small boats and kayaks. You can also fish for salmon, sea bass, and sea trout up and down the river (subject to seasons and licences). A resident seal visits us occasionally and you may be lucky enough to see an otter or fallow deer.

We can also give you a short tour of our bees, weather and time of year dependant.


The kitchens in each property are well provided for with all the essentials.
In Driftwood Cottage, it is part of the sitting room. In The Unicorn Stable, it is part of the kitchen. In The Beehive, the table is multifunctional.
Driftwood seats 7 comfortably with sofas and easy chairs. Comfortable seating and sofas in the Unicorn Stable.
Each cottage has a TV that can connect to the internet, with a large 40" TV screen in Driftwood. The Beehive does not have a TV.
All dwellings has WiFi. Mobile phone reception with Vodaphone in the cottages, and other networks around the property.
There is a barn specifically for parties and communal eating and sharing, with sofas and a wood burning stove.
All dwellings have heating - Driftwood (central oil-fired heating), Unicorn Stable (electric), party barn (wood burner), & Beehive (electric).
2 bedrooms in each cottage. Driftwood and Stable both have a king & 3 singles with sofa bed for 2 extra. Beehive has a double with single & bunk bed.
Linen and towels are included in the price.
Both cottages have showers in the bathrooms. Driftwood has an additional toilet. Beehive has a shower attached, and a compost toilet is nearby.
No specific facilities.
No specific facilities.
The cottages share a barbecue. There is an additional field for parties and marquees. Bonfire area.
There's no pool.
Ample parking on the property for both cottages.
Smoking is allowed outside only.
We accept well behaved pets on leads. We have free range chickens and ducks running around the property!


In a wonderfully secluded rural setting by the River Tamar, between Tavistock and Plymouth.
5 minutes from Bere Alston (1 mile), 18 minutes from Tavistock (7.6 miles), 15 minutes to Gunnislake (7.3 miles).
Bere Alston is well stocked with a Co-op, Post Office and bakery, pharmacy, convenience store, butcher, takeaway, fish and chip shop, hairdresser, cafe, and garage fuel station.
The Mount Edgcumbe Hotel 1 mile, The Old Plough Inn, Bere Ferrers 4.2 miles, The Cornish Arms, Tavistock 8.2 miles.

Booking Information

Please get in touch for prices for your preferred dates. Children under 2 free. Dogs are £5 each per night. Final cleaning fee of £30 per unit.

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

Getting here

Bere Alston
PL20 7EX
United Kingdom
Bere Alston Station, 5 minutes by car, 1.2 miles (35 minutes walking).
Bere Alston, 5 minutes by car, 1.2 miles (35 minutes walking).
Newquay Airport, 49miles, 1 hour 16 minutes. Exeter Airport, 56 miles, 1 hour 13 minutes.

Rental Rates

Period3 Night Weekend2 Night WeekendMidweek per night
Whole site
Driftwood, for 2 guests
Driftwood, for 5 guests
Unicorn, for 2 guests
Unicorn, for 5 guests
Beehive, for 2 guests
Beehive, for 4 guests

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The Enchanted Wilderness, Tavistock, Tamar Valley, Devon

Audrey and Jonathan

Joined us: 2020
+44 (0)1822 840 212
+44 (0)7444 140 300
Bere Alston
PL20 7EX
United Kingdom