Part of a medieval Devon hall house, this delightful holiday cottage is located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, within just fifteen minute's walking distance of the 13th Century Brentor Church, one of Devon's most famous landmarks sitting in an elevated position at 1100 feet high.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside and located at the end of a private drive, the cottage sits in the ideal location to escape the pressures of every day life and enjoy some relaxation time. During the summer months you can relax amongst a riot of colour in the private garden whilst marveling at the magnificent sunsets and soaking up the peaceful countryside setting with a glass of wine! In the cooler months, enjoy a day discovering Dartmoor's many delights, then relax in front of the flickering flames of the log burner.
Picturesque Lydford Gorge (National Trust owned) is just a short drive (five minutes), or head in the opposite direction to Tavistock's bustling market town which offers a great selection of excellent food shops for stocking up on local produce and a popular Pannier Market.
For those wanting to travel further a field the cottage is a good base for exploring all of the attractions of both Devon and Cornwall with their beautiful sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages and lovely rolling countryside.
This delightful retreat is perfect for couples and is ideally situated half way between the North and South Devon Coasts and just five miles from the border with Cornwall offering world renowned gardens such as the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan within one hour's drive.
For the more active guests, there are plenty of sporting activities to enjoy including off road cycle paths, golf, pony trekking, gliding and the hills and valleys of Dartmoor to explore on foot.
Three miles to the north lies the pretty village of Lydford, with its Norman castle keep, the Lydford Gorge (where you can explore the deepest parts of the gorge along parapet paths and suspended walkways) and the Saxon Castle Inn, which serves bar meals and offers restaurant dining.
Whether you are looking to simply relax or want to explore this beautiful area, Monkstone is an ideal destination.
Jeanette & Roger Emmett joined Independent Cottages in July 2009
Honeysuckle Cottage is packed with character and forms part of Monkstone, a charming historic Devon hall house that dates back to medieval times. It is ideal for two guests wishing to enjoy a peaceful, holiday amongst beautiful surroundings. Warm and welcoming at any time of the year, the cottage provides a cosy retreat with log burner and oil central heating. With comfortable furnishings throughout, it offers the following accommodation and facilities:
Outside: There is a meadow for dog walking. Outside there are spectacular Dartmoor views from the private garden which is visited by wildlife where owls, buzzards, bats, badgers and foxes have been seen.
Additional information: A dog is welcome at only £20 per week. The price includes a basket of logs, all electricity, central heating, bed linen and towels. Supplies can be bought in for your arrival if requested. Short breaks may be booked out of peak season. Longer stays during winter can be arranged at lower rates. Internet access is available.
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On arrival we will tell you about all the secret beauty spots. Where to walk, explore and eat. Insider info to help plan a great holiday. Then enjoy one of Jeanette's homemade Devon cream teas!