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Upper Roundhouse

Tavistock (2mls SW), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning and unusual roundhouse in a quiet rural location on the edge of Dartmoor
  • Set within 160 acres of farmland there's plenty to explore from the door
  • An ideal couple’s getaway to enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside on the doorstep
  • Just a short drive from Dartmoor or the market town of Tavistock
Property code: ROUND

Apartment occupying the first floor of an unusual roundhouse barn, located on a 160-acre arable farm, just three miles from the Devonshire market town of Tavistock, and a short drive from Dartmoor.

This property enjoys a quiet rural location on the owner’s farm, close to the town of Tavistock, which sits on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. The town itself is a fine example of an historic market town, with its shops, leisure centre, eateries, and theatre, making it a lovely place to spend a day wandering the streets which are lined with buildings made from local stone. Dartmoor National Park, the edge of which is just four miles from the property, offers stunning scenery, paths and cycle ways for all abilities, and a wealth of wildlife. Other attractions in the area include the National Trust properties of Buckland Abbey and Cothele, the city of Plymouth, and Morwhellam Quay.

This property is one-of-three on this 160-acre farm, and offers comfortable, quirky accommodation for adults only (babes in arms under six months are welcome). The property occupies the first floor of the farm’s roundhouse barn and is accessed by a flight of external stairs, which lead to the front door. Once inside, guests will love the rounded exposed stone walls in all of the rooms, as well as the sloping beamed ceilings, which give the property a unique charm. The lounge/diner, which occupies one half of the circular building, has window seats running all around the edge, allowing guests to enjoy views across the farm and the surrounding countryside, and there is also a small dining table, as well as comfortable sofa seating, and a TV, DVD, and hi-fi. The separate kitchen is equipped with everything that guests will need, including an electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine. The delightful bedroom is a lovely restful space, with a double bed. The properties bathroom offers a shower-over-bath and WC.

Outside, the property benefits from its own raised patio area with garden furniture, so that guests can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of their surroundings in privacy. In addition to this, guests have access to the spacious shared gardens. There is ample off-road parking adjacent to the property.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV, DVD, and hi-fi Wi-Fi included, though signal can be weak due to the rural location
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Electric included Supplementary heating charge of £25 per week payable directly to the owner on arrival, from October – March
  • If you need to charge an electric car please ask owners permission, there will be an extra charge for this
  • Regret no children/babies
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub within walking distance, shop 2 miles, beach 20 miles

This property is personally managed by Kerry.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John 22nd February 2020

An excellent base, perfectly located from which to explore all that Devon has to offer. The cottage was well equipped, very cosy and comfortable. There are also fantastic views across the fields and hills.

Reviewed by Eloise 15th February 2020

We absolutely loved our stay in the upper Roundhouse. The kitchen is extremely well equipped everything you could possibly need. Location wise its miles of green fields as far as the eye can see but conveniently the access to the apartment is straight of the main road (which is quiet hardly any cars go by) definitely easy to find though if your satRead morenav tells you to turn left right near the end - dont do that! Warm comfortable and surprisingly spacious. Highly recommend for a romantic getaway. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 28th September 2019

Third time at Ottery Farm, but first time in Upper Roundhouse, really enjoyed our stay. Super views from windows and outside seating area across Dartmoor. Very cosy and warm flat. We love the fact that lots of thought has gone into the design of this holiday flat, e.g. plug points next to mirrors, automatic lighting outside and inside for those nigRead moreht time trips to the bathroom, fully stocked kitchen utensils and equipment. Always spotlessly clean too. We'll be back again for sure. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 31st August 2019

The cottage was cosy and comfortable with wonderful views over Dartmoor. It was the perfect location with many things to do within a 20 minute drive.

Reviewed by Joan 15th July 2019

Exceeded all expectations, what a super spot to relax and get away from it all. We hope to go again and do some more exploring of the area, so many places to visit in a radius of 25 miles. Dartmoor right on the doorstep with views to take your breath away. Terry and Carolyn are wonderful hosts and made us so welcome, even flowers from their garden.Read more A piece of heaven in Devon. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 18th May 2019

Wonderful views from the sitting room windows, good sound insulation from the downstairs holiday tenants. Friendly hosts. Quiet environment, easy drive to Tavistock and lots of interesting venues in easy driving distance.

Reviewed by Neil 11th May 2019

Great place to explore from and return too. Nice views from the windows when you wake to the early morning sunshine right through until you close the curtains in the dusky evenings. Spacious and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Stephen 27th April 2019

Upper Round house has everything you need for a break in this wonderful part of the world. The views from the triple windows are stunning and ever changing, it's location ensures a peaceful retreat near to Tavistock and many other places of interest.

Reviewed by Robert 20th April 2019

The Upper Roundhouse, Devon is a super cottage which is ideal for people looking for a tranquil, peaceful holiday. It is also well equipped and very clean. It is ideally located as it is about 5 mins drive into Tavistock and close to many walks and gardens. The panoramic views are stunning and Carolyn and Terry are so kind and welcoming. They also Read moreprovide so much information about the area which was so helpful. We intend to return. Hide

Reviewed by Hayley 23rd March 2019

We've been on many holidays with Holiday Cottages over the years and this is, without a doubt, our favourite. Terry and Carolyn are incredibly welcoming, and the Upper Roundhouse is comfortable with spectacular views of Dartmoor. We love it so much it's the reason we've stayed here every year for the past six years!

Reviewed by Karen 28th July 2018

Lovely home from home. Very friendly owners. Could not find anything wrong had a lovely weeks holiday.

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