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The Enchanted Wilderness view from (National Trust - Cotehele)
The Unicorn Stable (Stable Cottage)
Master bedroom (king-sized bed), Unicorn Stable
Bedroom 2 (double bed), Unicorn Stable
The Beehive Cabin
Double bed, Beehive Cabin
Beehive's gorgeous nature/river view
Beehive Cabin's seating area and moveable table
Driftwood Cottage
Fantastic setting for family group gatherings
The river path 5 metres from Beehive Cabin
The Unicorn Stable
Sitting & Dining area with TV, Unicorn Stable
Sitting & Dining area, Unicorn Stable
Kitchen, Unicorn Stable
Bedroom 2 (single bed), Unicorn Stable
Unicorn Stable, Bathroom
Staircase to Master bedroom, Unicorn Stable
Beehive's kitchenette
Beehive's attached shower and washbasin area
Compost toilet nearby Beehive
The Unicorn Stable Entrance Porch
The camping field
Among the many footpaths available around the property
The Unicorn Stable
View from the driveway to the property
View of the cottages from the river
River view
Boating with slip to river
River view
Beehive field
The Unicorn Stable (Stable Cottage)
Master bedroom (king-sized bed), Unicorn Stable
Bedroom 2 (double bed), Unicorn Stable
The Beehive Cabin

The Enchanted Wilderness, Tavistock, Tamar Valley, Devon

10 - 17 7 Bed 20 Dining

Riverside cosy cottages near Tavistock sleeping up to 17 with a party barn, for family holidays and special occasion weekends

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Enchanted Wilderness, Tavistock, Tamar Valley, Devon, sleeps 10 - 17 in 7 bedrooms.

Sleeps 2 to 17:

Driftwood sleeps 2 - 6 in shared rooms

Unicorn Stable sleeps 2 - 6 in shared rooms

Beehive sleeps 2 - 4 

Gypsy wagon Elle sleeps 2 + child under 12, from April

Gypsy wagon Rosie sleeps 2, from April

Camping available

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

In Driftwood Cottage there is a king bed, with another single. The second bedroom has a double and single. 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 with a bunk over 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.


Dog Friendly

We accept well behaved pets on leads. We have free range chickens and ducks running around the property! The Unicorn Stable has a secure garden,

Disabled Facilities

No specific facilities.


All dwellings has WiFi. Mobile phone reception with Vodaphone in the cottages, and other networks around the property.


The kitchens in each property are well provided for with all the essentials.

Dining Room

Driftwood: part of the kitchen. Unicorn Stable: part of the kitchen. The Beehive: multifunctional. Party barn can be set up for 20 on request.

Sitting Room

Driftwood seats 7 comfortably with sofas and easy chairs. Comfortable seating and sofas in the Unicorn Stable. Or there's the party barn with sofas.

TV and Music Facilities

Each cottage has a TV that can connect to the internet, with a large 40" TV screen in The Unicorn Stable. The Beehive does not have a TV.

Games Room

There is a barn specifically for parties and communal eating and sharing, with sofas and a wood burning stove.

Heating and Open Fires

All dwellings have heating - Driftwood (modern electric heating), Unicorn Stable (electric), party barn (wood burner), & Beehive (electric).


2 bedrooms in each. Driftwood has a king and double, both with extra single. Stable has king and double + single. Beehive has double with 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.

Children's Facilities

Travel cots are available in each cottage.


The cottages share a barbecue. There is an additional field for parties and marquees. Bonfire area.

Swimming Pool

There's no pool. But you can swim in the river.


Ample parking on the property for both cottages.


Smoking is allowed outside only.

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 £40 per unit. Party barn £50 per night. For site bookings £27.00 per person per night.

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Enchanted Wilderness, Devon

Please contact the owner for availability dates

2 Night Weekend
From £1560
3 Night Weekend
From £2340


In a wonderfully secluded rural setting by the River Tamar, between Tavistock and Plymouth. The area is ideal for bird watching and star gazing.

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

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