Self catering holiday cottage rentals in Tavistock, Devon, England

Tavistock is a bustling West Country town located close to Dartmoor National Park in Devon.  With fine stone buildings, elegant architecture, a good range of shops including independent stores, a peaceful park, bars, restaurants, cafes and a river flowing through the town, there is plenty to recommend Tavistock for a self-catering break.

What Tavistock offers for Self-Catering Breaks


If you like the idea of staying somewhere with plenty of facilities yet close to some stunning countryside then the town of Tavistock could be a great choice for you.  Located around one mile from the outstanding landscape of Dartmoor National Park, the national park is easily accessible for days out from Tavistock.  This national park is a fantastic place for walking, cycling, horse-riding and taking in some amazing views.  Guided walks are also sometimes available if you would like a little help when it comes to exploring.  

Other attractions that may particularly appeal to families taking a cottage holiday in this part of the West Country include Tamar Valley Donkey Park.  This award winning park and animal sanctuary is located in nearby Cornwall at Gunnislake around 5 miles from Tavistock.  Here children can enjoy meeting a variety of different animals including pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits and of course donkeys.  There is also a soft play barn where children can enjoy some fun times.   

For older visitors, there is an array of National Trust large country houses and gardens in Devon to visit for great days out.  Visits are of course free for members but charges apply for non-members.  Choices include Buckland Abbey at Yelverton, Castle Drogo by Dartmoor National Park and Finch Foundry near Okehampton.

Conveniently Tavistock has its own tourist information centre which you can visit to pick up free leaflets on local attractions, to find out more information on things to see and do locally and to ask the staff any questions that you may have. 

Located not too far from the coast, you can of course also discover some fantastic coastline as well as beautiful countryside when visiting this part of Devon and nearby Cornwall.

However, you choose to spend your time on your self-catering holiday, we hope you’ve found our hints and tips on things to see and do in and near Tavistock helpful.  This is a fantastic part of the West Country for a family holiday or romantic break away.  We feature an excellent collection of log cabins, large country houses, rural retreats and romantic cottages, we hope you find somewhere that inspires you in or near Tavistock.

Book a Tavistock cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Devon on holiday.

20 rental properties

Valley Holiday Lodge, Tamar Valley, Gunnislake, Cornwall, West Country, England

4 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Tavistock 5 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday lodge with a private hot tub, set within a Cornish holiday park close to Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: pool (), tennis court, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £435
Next availability:
from 23 September to 24 October 20 from 31 October to 12 November 20

Halfpenny Family-Friendly Cottage, Tamar Valley, Gunnislake, Cornwall, West Country, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, Tavistock 5 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Idyllic 3 bedroom Cornish country cottage with beautiful garden views and a lovely setting in the Tamar Valley, great place to relax with access to the owner’s outdoor swimming pool (solar heated) in the summer months, close to Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Weekly Price from: £372
Next availability:
from 03 October to 24 October 20 from 31 October to 24 December 20

Whitelady House, Lydford, Devon, West Country, England

6 bedroom Large Cottage, Tavistock 6 miles away

sleeps 2 - 12 guests
2 - 12
6 bedrooms
6
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Large sleeps 12 holiday house with spacious sociable living accommodation, 6 bedrooms, a warm bubbly outdoor private hot tub, table tennis and a croquet lawn, set on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1850
Next availability:
from 07 August to 10 August 20 from 31 August to 04 September 20

Frogwell Chapel Conversion, Callington, Cornwall, West Country, England

1 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Tavistock 9 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Romantic chapel conversion near Callington.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £402
Next availability:
from 31 October to 13 March 21 from 27 March to 10 April 21

The Lawns Luxury Apartment in Devon/Beautiful South Hams, Kingsbridge, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Apartment, Tavistock 10 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Luxurious 5 star rated 2 bedroom holiday apartment located on the Colmer Estate in Devon where the excellent shared leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor pool, fishing lake, gym and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Two pools both heated indoor pool feet from the apartment heated all year also huge outdoor heated pool (outdoor pool heated from May to September)), tennis court, games room.

Weekly Price from: £630
Next availability:
from 05 September to 12 September 20 from 26 September to 03 March 21

Middle Barn Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West England, Bude, Cornwall, West Country, England

1 bedroom Romantic Holiday Barn, Tavistock 11 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Beautiful one bedroom barn conversion with own garden and outstanding views of Dartmoor National Park, ideal for romantic breaks and situated conveniently close to Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor and within reach of the Cornish coastline.

Weekly Price from: £309
Next availability:
from 25 July to 02 August 20 from 15 August to 22 August 20

Lynhays Riverside Cottage, Launceston, Cornwall, West Country, England

2 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, Tavistock 13 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Sleeps 4 riverside holiday home close to both Bodmin Moor and the Tamar Valley, relax by the river on holiday.

Weekly Price from: £378
Next availability:
from 03 October to 10 October 20 from 17 October to 24 October 20

2 Bedroom Polyphant Rural Retreat , Launceston, Cornwall, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Tavistock 13 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Two bedroom barn conversion, part of a collection of three rural retreat cottages with expansive shared gardens in the rural hamlet of Polyphant, just 5 miles from Launceston and only around half an hour's drive from the Cornish coast and the Tamar Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £250
Next availability:
from 02 October to 05 March 21 from 12 March to 23 April 21

Ancarva, Millbrook, Cornwall, West Country, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Tavistock 14 miles away

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

Wow factor sleeps 8 holiday home in coastal Cornwall, with a stylish interior, fantastic estuary views and an impressive waterside setting.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1604
Next availability:
from 10 October to 13 October 20 from 17 October to 24 October 20

Scylla View, Millbrook, Cornwall, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Tavistock 15 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Seafront holiday home above Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, with superb beach and sea views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £424
Next availability:
from 10 October to 24 October 20 from 31 October to 24 December 20

Sunridge TreeHouse, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

3 bedroom Holiday Treehouse, Tavistock 16 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Luxurious Devon holiday treehouse with superb woodland and lake views and a superb modern interior, complete with luxury hot tub with mood lighting, elevated deck, private fishing lake as well as a Play station and XboxOne for fun times.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1795
Next availability:
from 20 September to 24 September 20 from 01 October to 09 October 20

Sunridge Lodge, Yealmpton, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Tavistock 16 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Two bedroom luxurious barn conversion in a secluded woodland location, nestled in the hills of the Yealm Valley in Devon, featuring a relaxing cedar-clad private hot tub, private fishing lake, child-friendly and pet-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £895