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The Tamar Orchard Barn

Total seclusion in 2 acres of landscaped gardens and your own south facing, private garden
1 of 23Total seclusion in 2 acres of landscaped gardens and your own south facing, private garden
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Studio , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Gulworthy, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England
The enchanting Tamar Orchard Barn is a luxuriously appointed, self-catering studio for couples or singles set in the peaceful two acres grounds of the unique and elegant 17C Grade II listed Sandhill House, near the historic Stannary town of Tavistock. The Barn is the perfect gateway from which to explore both Cornwall and Devon.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Barn is perfect for romance or retreat, walking, cycling, golf, short breaks and exploring National Trust properties, such as Cotehele House and the Royal Horticultural Society's Rosemoor Gardens, or for work if you prefer to avoid the big hotel chains and come back to the relaxing atmosphere of the Barn and the stunning views of the Tamar Valley. Also, some of the most beautiful beaches in South Cornwall are just 30 minutes away by car, with the spectacular...
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Listing #HL297106
About the Owner
Mary C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Once your holiday is booked we will contact you with directions to find the Barn which is set in our 2 acre gardens. We will show you to the Barn and give you the keys and explain everything you need to know including our little map of all our local pubs and restaurants, and if you are bringing your dog/s companion, we can tell you about local walks. We will be on hand throughout your stay in case you have any questions or need help with anything. Just send us a text or knock on the door!
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Great place to stay, clean, tidy and Mary made us very welcome and greeted us when we arrived, but we were left to ourselves after that. Orchard Barn is central for visiting Devon and Cornwall,so there was plenty to do, the boys loved the walks...More

Thank tasdev00
Mary C, VR Owner at The Tamar Orchard Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are very happy indeed that you really enjoyed the Tamar Orchard Barn and the surrounding area, which is indeed very dog friendly. Every pub accepts dogs in the area and there are miles of local and...More

Reviewed March 1, 2018

Lovely, modern and clean accommodation! It have everything needed available. The hosts made us feel very welcome and attended to all our specific needs. As we travelled with our disabled dog, they made sure our VIP was very happy and had everything he could have...More

Thank Victoria R
Mary C, VR Owner at The Tamar Orchard Barn, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely, lovely review! Thank you also for taking the time to go on-line and write such kind words. As our dog rescue hero guests we are just so happy that the Barn provided you with everything you needed for...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

What can I say we come here every year this was our 5th or 6th visit. We come and celebrate our anniversary with our 2 gorgeous Old English sheepdogs, The barn is perfect for all our us,the garden is much loved by our dogs especially...More

Thank birmy2011
Mary C, VR Owner at The Tamar Orchard Barn, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2018

Well! We are blushing all over! What a truly lovely review but we are just so glad that you really enjoy your very well deserved, and hard earned holiday.. We love you coming to stay with your wonderful dogs, as the most caring and thoughtful...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 AM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Strict rules are: no dogs allowed on bed/furniture and clearing up after them; no smoking in the property but you are welcome to smoke in the gardens. An ash tray is provided in...
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Queen
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  • Damage Deposit: C$85 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rates are based on a maximum of two guests. We regret that ,unfortunately, the gardens make this property unsuitable for babies and children.

Due to electricity abuse a £2.00 per day allowance will be included in the rental rate between 1 October - 31 March inclusive. Any energy used above this will charged, based on meter readings and unit price, from the Security Deposit.
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About the neighbourhood
The Tamar Barn has the most far reaching views of the Tamar Valley countryside and the Devon Ten Tors. The Tamar Valley visitor centre and archive is located within a short walks distance. pubs around here welcome dogs in the bar.The world famous Tamar Valley Railway from Gunnislake Station to Plymouth is at the end of the carriage drive and passes over Calstock Viaduct. You can also enjoy a fabulous journey back from Plymouth to Calstock Quay, a perfectly charming riverside community, by taking the river boat from Plymouth.

The International St. Mellion golf course is only 15 mins drive from the Barn. The Dartmoor National Park is just on the door step with Bodmin Moor being just a few miles away. There is easy access to many national Trust historic houses, including Cotehele (1.5 mil...
Getting around
Gunnislake train station takes you straight to Plymouth on one of the most scenic railways in the South West. You can even get directly to Penzance if you catch the right train or head off to Exeter. There is an excellent bus service to Tavistock our local historic stannary town and also to Calstock our beautiful village on the Tamar River.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newquay Cornwall Airport: 69.0 km
Railway: Gunnislake: 0.2 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 29.0 km
Road travel:
You can either reach Gunnislake from M5, A30 (Sourton Services and Little Chef), A386 and A390, through the wonderful Devon market town of Tavistock, with it's 900 year old Pannier Market, and excellent cafes and restaurants or via the A38 by crossing the Tamar Tollbridge (£1.50) from which you can view Brunel's famous railway bridge or perhaps take a diversion into the historic naval city of Plymouth to visit the famous Barbican, Hoe and historic waterfront. The cheapest fuel in the area is at the Sainsbury's off the main junction into Plymouth City.
If lucky enough to be travelling by train, arriving in Plymouth, then you will be very lucky to be able to take the scenic Tamar Valley train which winds its way up the stunning Tamar Valley to Gunnislake, vi...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 10.0 km.
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