View of the property
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge area
Relax and enjoy the views
Loung/dining area
Kitchen area
Lovely bedroom with an en-suite
Enjoy the views from the bedroom
Ensuite shower room
Garden with views over the countryside
Garden with views over the countryside
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Colcharton Old Forge,

Tavistock (2mls W), Dartmoor
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Restored granite detached barn with panoramic views
  • Set in a 300-acre cattle and sheep farm
  • 2 miles west of Tavistock
  • Only 10 minutes away from Dartmoor National Park
  • Enjoy walking the farm trail and take in the views
  • 5 minute drive to the local pub
Property code: COLCH

This renovated barn is situated in beautiful farmland and is a short distance from Dartmoor National Park. The market town of Tavistock is also a short drive away and well worth visiting.

Located on a 300-acre cattle and sheep farm, this detached granite barn is the ideal country getaway. Walk the farm trail and enjoy the stunning views from every direction or visit the country pub which is only ten minutes away. Take a ten-minute drive to Dartmoor National Park to see the rugged landscapes, traditional villages, remote tors and flowing rivers. The historic town of Tavistock is two miles away from the farm and visitors can spend a day exploring the pannier market, shops, cafés, cinema and restaurants. Further afield, the Eden Project is an hour’s drive away and is a great day out. There are also several National Trust properties nearby including Cotehele House, Buckland Abbey and Lydford Gorge.

Retaining plenty of original features, this former barn has been lovingly decorated and furnished to create a hugely comfortable home from home. When entering the exposed stone-wall barn, there is an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with a feature granite fireplace and wood-burner (first basket of logs provided) to keep guests warm. The exposed stone-walls keep the barn cool in warmer weather. The lounge area is furnished with a large sofa and is equipped with a TV and for entertainment. Passing the dining area, featuring a table and chairs perfect for any occasion, the modern kitchen is fitted out with a hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge/freezer. There is one king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room and WC.

Outside the property, a garden is provided for guests to use, enjoying great views out over the surrounding countryside. There is also a patio, garden furniture seating and a BBQ; ideal for lazy summer evenings out in the open. Parking is available for two cars next to the barn.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • En-suite shower room and WC
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Hob, oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • BBQ
  • TV and DVD Parking for two cars
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub 5 minute drive, shop 1.5 miles, beach 17 miles

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Sally.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carla, 22nd December 2018

We had the best Christmas ever staying here! It was cosy and peaceful, with the log burner and Christmas tree topping off the idyllic atmosphere. Ideal for romantic getaways and recharging the batteries - so ideal, you wont want to leave. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone else. The owner is lovely and with all the personal touches, sheRead more made this beautiful escape feel like home, but a million times better - the dream version. Thank you so much! Hide

Reviewed by Douglas, 23rd November 2018

Lots of privacy and set in a beautiful country farm overlooking rolling hills, Would definitely return. Me and my girlfriend stayed in November but i wouldn't mind going back in the winter when it's snowing to add to the magic.

Reviewed by Ron, 12th November 2018

A lovely place to stay- welcoming host, well maintained and comfortable cottage, good facilities and a great location. This was an ideal choice for a 4 night November break. The weather was dry so we spent most of the daylight hours exploring, returning to enjoy relaxing evenings at the cottage. Tavistock, Dartmoor, the Tamar Valley, South and NortRead moreh Cornwall coasts are in easy reach. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Colin, 15th September 2018

Brilliant location, very quiet and fantastic views, if you like the countryside this is the place.

Reviewed by Dennis, 25th August 2018

The Forge is a comfortable detached building on a working farm. Mrs Edwards is a lovely lady who always comes around once you have settled in to see if everything is OK.

Reviewed by Peter, 21st July 2018

The ideal place to spend a holiday if you need to relax completely and get some fresh air, thoroughly enjoyable and the dog as friendly as ever, along with the cat. Just what you need at the end of each day

Reviewed by Bernadette, 14th July 2018

Very friendly host, well equipped cottage, lovely outside space and excellent location for visiting lots of national trusts and the sea side.

Reviewed by Robert, 16th June 2018

Well equipped. Plenty of privacy.Decent outdoor sitting area.Handy for Tavistock and local pubs Welcoming hostess.In midst of farm and usual interesting farm activities.Great situation for visiting resorts of South Devon and cornwall.

Reviewed by Richard, 9th June 2018

Great little cottage with everything provided. The owners were particularly friendly and approachable.

Reviewed by Paul, 19th May 2018

A lovely situated property to explore the local area from,nice and peaceful even with the sheep and cattle.

Reviewed by Niall, 30th March 2018

Everything about the place was outstanding! Great surrounding area and it had everything we needed. The hosts were very helpful with anything that we asked. Will definitely be back in the future and I would recommend this to anybody! I also hope the future guests are lucky enough to get a visit from the lovely dog who loved to play! Thanks for a grRead moreeat holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Luke, 3rd March 2018

The cottage was in a very nice location with a nice view and only a short drive to the nearest town. The cottage was very clean and well presented. The owners were very kind and helpful. Very nice place to stay.

Reviewed by Stephan, 10th February 2018

Nice little cosy cottage. Near very nice restaurants which is great value for money.

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View of the property
Lounge area with woodburner
Lounge area
Relax and enjoy the views
Loung/dining area
Kitchen area
Lovely bedroom with an en-suite
Enjoy the views from the bedroom
Ensuite shower room
Garden with views over the countryside
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