3 (off peak)
Cobweb is a stylish holiday cottage, or romantic getaway, in a wonderful riverside location, providing comfortable self-catering accommodation for two guests (kingsize double).
Situated on the Devon bank of the beautiful River Tamar, it is two miles from the village of Bere Alston, and eight miles from the historic and charming town of Tavistock, with its pannier market, independent shops, restaurants, pubs, sports facilities and arts venues. The cottage is also perfect for enjoying the Dartmoor National Park, which is just six miles away and offers three hundred and sixty eight square miles of awesome wilderness. This vast outdoor playground is peppered with pretty little villages to discover with traditional pubs where you can enjoy a long lunch after you've worked up an appetite walking, cycling or climbing. Myriad activities can be enjoyed in this unfettered expanse of beautiful moorland, studded with craggy tors and outcrops of granite aged 300 million years. Always a haven for wildlife, Dartmoor frees the spirit and also reveals features of geological, historical or cultural interest.
Cobweb Cottage, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest, is 20 minutes by train and 30 minutes by car to Plymouth city centre. The nearest station is Bere Ferrers, two and a half miles from the cottage. On your doorstep you can explore the tranquil riverside scenery, historic buildings, mining heritage and famous gardens of the renowned Tamar valley and Bere peninsula, while a 60 minute drive can take you to the Eden Project or the spectacular north Cornwall coast, with its beautiful sandy beaches and fine surf. Alternatively, you could visit the quaint fishing villages in south-east Cornwall or the much-loved coast and countryside of the South Hams of Devon. Golf can be played at Tavistock (two 18-hole courses) or on the championship course at St Mellion (25 minutes away).
Guests have their own slate patio, plus the use of a sitting/picnic area with a stunning outlook onto the river. The Plough Inn, Bere Ferrers, is a good, riverside pub at just under three miles away. Bere Alston has a post office, pub, garage, two mini-markets, butcher’s, chemist, hairdresser, fish-and-chip shop and a second-hand bookstore like no other!
Jane & Rupert Mostyn joined Independent Cottages in August 2008
Cobweb Cottage is stylishly presented as contemporary accommodation with some original features, a woodburner and a fine river view. A slate and stone-faced cottage, it has large windows lighting the open-plan, wood-floored living room and kitchen area. It is bright, with tasteful furniture and colourful artwork.
Additional information: The price includes electricity, gas, bed linen and towels (please bring your own beach towels). The patio has a table, chairs, a lounger, a barbecue and a picnic rug. High-chair included for a couple with one pre-crawling baby only (no toddlers; no children). First few baskets of woodburner logs free; thereafter a small charge for each fill. Complimentary flowers and a bottle of wine. Mini-breaks available within Fri to Fri week (low season or high, three nights minimum). All enquiries welcome.
Far from the madding crowd, a bright cottage where you see the stars at night. Tranquillity, fab river scenery, myriad attractions, country pubs, walks... close to Dartmoor; Plymouth 20 mins by train.