Located in Mary Tavy, Devon

Whincroft is located in Mary Tavy in central Devon and sleeps 7 guests in 4 bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Whincroft is a fabulous pet-friendly cottage in Mary Tavy with a beautiful interior and gardens to match that include a private hot tub. The property can sleep 7 guests across 4 bedrooms and will accept 2 pets.

Property Details

Whincroft lies on the edge of the village of Mary Tavy, just four miles from the stannery town of Tavistock on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park. Positioned in a peaceful country lane with a handful of other pretty cottages and the neighbouring parish church this beautifully updated chocolate box detached cottage is a home from home for families and friends looking for a base to explore and unwind.

Entry through a pretty, whitewashed porch where walking boots and welly boots can kicked off. Once inside, the informal dining room, centrally positioned is the perfect place to gather for special times together. The restful sitting room decorated in soft neutral hues is an invitation to unwind, and curl up on pale squashy sofas, with the glows of a wood-burning stove adding further warmth to chilly autumnal evenings. Enjoy favourite shows and films on the wall-mounted TV with Blue Ray and Roku device whilst teens and children can escape to the snug room next door, equipped with TV and Playstation 4. More recently extended, the kitchen is a place to enjoy coffee and breakfast in the morning sunshine that streams through patio doors. Prepare warming meals in the Aga after long walks on the moor, there is a further electric oven in the useful utility room with a cloakroom to the side.

Upstairs four tasteful bedrooms, each dressed in crisp white linen are individually styled to reflect the ever-changing colours of the moorland. A spacious master bedroom with a king-size bed benefits from an en-suite shower room. The sunny, whitewashed twin with accents of yellow and grey provide the option of a super-king bed if pushed together and heather and greens are the theme for the pretty, dual-aspect double room with views to the garden and the countryside beyond. The delightful single room decorated in ‘old white’ looks out over the garden to the rear and these bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with a bath and shower over.

To the rear, step into a heavenly scented courtyard garden planted with colourful shrubs and pots. A summerhouse adorned with fairy lights offers a shady spot from summer sunshine and shelter if the weather is less than perfect. To the rear, an expanse of lawn garden provides a further patio with seating, a hammock to snooze and a timber-clad inflatable 4-person hot tub.

Don your walking boots with footpaths leading from your doorstep right onto the moor. Enjoy the 11 miles of the traffic-free route, The Granite Way that stretches from Okehampton to Lydford winding through some of the most stunning Dartmoor countryside and moorland. Rest and enjoy lunch in one of the many great pubs in the location, the closest being the Peter Tavy Inn a 15-minute walk.

For family days out visit Buckland Abbey, Lydford Gorge, Castle Drogo and Dartmoor Zoo, and further afield the Eden Project and the sandy beaches of the north or south coast are only an hour or so away by car. Four miles away the market town of Tavistock boasts an award-winning bi-weekly farmers market, as well as a great selection of independent shops, restaurants and cafés to enjoy.

Whincroft is a house for all seasons and will provide a wonderful and relaxing base to explore and recharge the batteries.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (can be super-king double on request), 1 double, 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with AGA, sitting room with wood burning stove, dining room, utility room, ground floor cloakroom
  • Oil central heating with a wood-burning stove
  • AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV x 2 with Roku stick, Blu-Ray player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power are included in the rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • Travel cot and high chair provided
  • Enclosed front garden with patio, lawn and seating, courtyard garden, summerhouse with garden table and chairs, rear lawn garden with patio and seating, hammock and wood-clad inflatable 4-person hot tub
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars (1 large & 1 small) and more parking available on the road nearby
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, 2nd dog charge of £25 per week
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub just over ½ a mile
  • Note: Check-in is from 4
  • 30pm, check-out by 10am
  • There is a good housekeeping bond on this property of £200
  • Note: children not be left unattended in the garden due to the fenced-off pond to the rear of the garden


Cot Available
Great View
High Chair
Hot Tub
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine


Area Details

Mary Tavy

Mary Tavy offers the perfect mix of premium holiday cottages at affordable prices. Whether it's a romantic break for two, or you are taking the dog for a whole family getaway, you're sure to love what Mary Tavy can offer.

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