Kirkside Barn is a breath of fresh air, offering lovely holiday cottage accommodation in the stunning Dartmoor National Park.
This comfortable and cosy self catering holiday home is furnished to a high standard and is oozing with charm and character – cleverly converted from two stone-built barns and a hayloft to provide a split level space that is bright and airy and sleeps up to eight, plus a baby or small child.
Kirkside Barn has one double bedroom, one double or twin bedroom with zip-linked beds for flexibility, and one twin bedroom with a unique bed – a particular delight for children, but equally suited to adults. The cot/small bed can be erected in any bedroom. The three-seater sofa in the lounge converts into a double bed with everyday-use mattress.
There are two bathrooms, the main one has a shower over the bath, and the small bathroom, built into the eaves, has a studio bath with hand-held spray and an unusual corner toilet. The two first-floor areas are not linked, so there is some privacy – ideal for family groups of different generations or two families holidaying together.
The sitting room includes two sofas, an armchair, a rocking chair, colour TV, DVD, small bookcase, and door opening onto a sunken patio – perfect for an alfresco breakfast!
The bright and airy oak-fitted kitchen/diner provides guests with another great communal space and includes a dining table and chairs, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster, washing machine, iron and ironing board, colour TV and radio/CD player.
Sloping ceilings, dormer windows, two feature staircases, pine furniture and tasteful décor all add to the character of this unique holiday cottage.
The building is approached by a granite cobbled pathway from the drive, which has parking for two cars. Facilities also include free WiFi, full oil-fired central heating and hot water, double glazing throughout, duvets, bed linen, towels, barbecue and patio furniture, cycle storage area, second raised patio with furniture, and use of the owner’s garden and washing line – all at no extra charge.
We are happy to accept children and can provide a cot or small bed with bedding, high chair and stair gates. Well-behaved pets are also welcome - we are very dog-friendly, and can provide a cushion-type bed, a mat and water/food bowls. There is a basket with dog towels, poo bags, a torch and a few treats for all doggy guests. We generally accept up to 3 dogs, but more can be considered. Other pets will also be considered. Please phone to discuss.
All these facilities are free of charge.
This unique cottage is situated in a conservation area near the church in the tranquil and picturesque village of Mary Tavy in the Dartmoor National Park, offering a truly peaceful retreat for a break away from it all. Watch the stars on a clear night or the birds feeding in the morning, and enjoy the peace and tranquility! Situated on the edge of the village, close to the River Tavy, the holiday home has views to the church, the moor beyond and the babbling Cholwell Brook. The self catering cottage provides guests with a delightful place to relax and enjoy, in-between the sightseeing and numerous other holiday activities – no matter what the weather!
There is an excellent village shop and post office for newspapers and magazines, milk, eggs and many of your necessities, including a range of local products. When you don’t wish to cook, there are four pubs serving delicious meals and local ales, all within a few miles.
The delightful award-winning market town of Tavistock is only 4 miles away, and has lots of lovely independent shops, pannier market, leisure pool and cinema/performance/arts centre. This area has been given World Heritage Site status for its mining landscape heritage so see the remains of the old tin, copper and arsenic mines in West Devon and the Tamar Valley. There are numerous family activities to do whether you enjoy exhilarating adventures, animals to pet, beautiful gardens or stately homes. The cities of Plymouth and Exeter are within easy reach if you wish to indulge your shopping desires, and see the other treasures and history there.
This region of Devon provides stunning countryside, open moorland and beautiful views, as well as tumbling streams and delightful river valleys, lush meadows and the heather-clad tors – all great for a spot of walking, cycling, horse-riding, driving or even gliding.
We realise just how precious your holiday break is and we do everything we can to make sure you feel welcome and comfortable during your stay.
The small bathroom has limited headroom, as it is built into the eaves of the house. Children should be supervised in the fenced garden due to the steps. The cottage may not be suitable for people with mobility difficulties – please phone to discuss.