5 Bedroom (Sleeps 10) Farmhouse in Tavistock

Farmhouse near Tavistock (with heated outdoor pool May-Oct)
At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Heated Pool, Garden.
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Owner: Angus Deuchar
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  • Property Type: Farmhouse
  • Location: Tavistock
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum nights stay: 3
  • Low season price per week: £1200
  • High season price per week: £2500
  • Average price per week:£1800
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (7 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Hartwell is a former farmhouse, built in the 19th century, close to the village of Sydenham Damerel in beautiful rural West Devon. Just 12 minutes drive from the historic town of Tavistock, 10 minutes from the edge of Dartmoor and 5 minutes from the Cornish border. This attractive part of the Devon countryside known as the Tamar Valley is officially an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.’

The house sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms and is available for weekly holiday lets or short breaks. There's a large well equipped kitchen with a cosy Rayburn and farmhouse table for family meals, plus 2 good sized living rooms in which to relax next to a cosy wood burning stove. Furniture is mostly antique or older style, in keeping with the overall feel of the house.

Comfortably sleeping 10 people, the bedrooms are as follows:
Bedroom 1 - (Double) Kingsize four-poster bed
Bedroom 2 - (Twin) 2 single beds
Bedroom 3 - (Twin/Double) 2 single beds (which can be made into a super-king double if requested)
Bedroom 4 - (Twin) 2 single beds
Bedroom 5 - (Double) Kingsize double bed
We also have a travel cot if needed.

The large attractive acre-and-a-half garden is great to explore or to play badminton or perhaps a communal game of cricket, football or rounders. Or you could just relax in the hammock next to the fish pond. And not forgetting the 10x5m heated swimming pool which is included in all bookings between May and October.

Surrounded by wildlife, we are regularly visited by owls, woodpeckers, buzzards, pheasants, rabbits and occasionally deer and badgers. Neighbouring fields play host to a mixture of horses, sheep and cattle and ducks. Footpaths lead in various directions from the house making it easy to explore the local countryside. And there's a 15th Century pub down the hill which used to be frequented by Charles I while on his way to Cotehele to visit his mistress!

Tavistock is an attractive and historic rural town with a mixture of eclectic local independent shops and eateries as well as a few well known National stores. There is also a cinema/arts centre. Not to mention the wonderful Pannier Market which has been in existence since the 12th century!

A short trip in the car takes you to Dartmoor (Devon) in one direction or Bodmin Moor (Cornwall) in the other, and we're equidistant from the North and South Cornwall/Devon coasts, making Hartwell is an ideal location to explore the many delights of Devon and Cornwall.

7 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Loved it.

By Baz Street on 07-Jan-2018

A group of 9 of us stayed at Hartwell and loved it. Very well appointed and cosy.

5 of of 5

Hope to return to Hartwell again soon

By Gemma Ward on 21-Aug-2017

Our booking experience went smoothly thanks to Angus. Very quick at responding to queries and helpful too. We were met on arrival by Tracey who was lovely and made us feel welcome. We had a small issue during our stay which Tracey and Angus both helped with straight away. The welcome hamper was also a nice touch. The house itself is huge. There is plenty of space inside and the kitchen area is a nice place to sit and leads out into a lovely garden area which was nice to sit in at the end of the day. We had great weather so spent most days around the pool area which was great. The pool house has plenty of inflatables and towels available to use too. The outside area is amazing and set out really well as there are different sections. The views are great and it's so quiet and peaceful. The table tennis table in the garage was used a lot and there are plenty of wellies to use if you want to go off for a walk. The children also made use of the big trampoline. Tavistock is about a 15 minute drive and there are plenty of places to eat. There are also several supermarkets. The nearest pub to the house is a mile away. Fine to walk to, but it's uphill on the way back so would advise driving there. We all had a fantastic holiday and hope to return to Hartwell again. I would highly recommend and thank you again Angus and Tracey.

5 of of 5

Wonderful relaxing home

By Angela Jarvis Holland on 01-Jul-2017

We laughed, we played , we enjoyed the comfort space and thoughtfulness of the house. Wonderful relaxing home with room to cook and such a good welcome. It is in a great spot but be warned you may want to stay put as it is heavenly. Thank you Angus for sharing this beautiful space, we do hope to come back. My US family loved it

5 of of 5



Children Welcome
Pets Welcome


Dining Room
Wood stove
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Games Room
Table Tennis
Table Football
Heated Pool


Away from it all
Sports activities