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Devon - Tavistock

Tavistock is an ancient stannary and market town within West Devon, England. It is situated on the River Tavy from which its name derives. At the 2001 census it had apopulation of 11,018. It traces its recorded history back to at least AD 961 when Tavistock Abbey, whose ruins lie in the centre of the town, was founded. Its most famous son is Sir Francis Drake.

The area around Tavistock (formerly Tavistoke), where the River Tavy runs wide and shallow allowing it to be easily crossed, and near the secure high ground of Dartmoor, was inhabited long before the historical record. The surrounding area is littered with archaeological remains from the Bronze and Iron Ages and it is believed a hamlet existed on the site of the present town long before the town's official history began, with the founding of the Abbey.
The abbey of Saint Mary and Saint Rumon was founded in 961 by Ordgar, Earl of Devon. After destruction by Danish raiders in 997 it was restored, and among its famous abbots was Aldred, who crowned Harold II and William I, and died Archbishop of York.

Luxury Self Catering Guest House/B&B Hotel

Tavistock Railway Station

Tel: 01822 610136

Self catering holiday cottages that offer a truly unique holiday experience, in an exclusive retreat, a historic location, surrounded by the countryside of Dartmoor yet with all the facilities of the town, Old Tavistock Railway Station provides all a discerning holidaymaker could be looking for. Nestled above Tavistock town and overlooking Dartmoor, the old Station offers elegant, luxurious self catering holiday accommodation.

The Porterís Office - Luxury holiday cottage for up to 4 people

The Ticketing Hall - Luxury holiday cottage for four people

The Station provides an affordable indulgence for holidaymakers seeking 5 star standards.

Within two spacious and tastefully furnished houses a stunning mix of high end contemporary and antique furnishings, Victorian architecture and unique art-work feature.

With plentiful sofas, blissfully comfortable beds, fine linen and fabulous en-suites relaxation is easy. The houses are wired with all the technology todayís traveller expects; broadband connection, flat LCD TVís, DVD players and much more.

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Higher Rowes Farm

Tel: 01822 810816

Located in the peaceful Dartmoor hamlet of Horndon, a warm welcome awaits you at our 18th Century farmhouse. There are beautiful moorland views from each of the three bedrooms. With easy access to the moor we are ideally situated for those long walks, rides or cycles.

Double bedroom with ensuite - Spacious ensuite family room - Twin bedroom with bathroom - Breakfasts prepared using quality free-range, organic, local produce - 17th Century pub serving excellent food and real ale within walking distance - Spacious guest lounge with log fire, TV and DVD - Children welcome - Tea and coffee making facilities in bedrooms and lounge - Ample guest parking space - Garden for guest use with stunning views over the moor - Walking, cycling, horse-riding and gliding - Peace and quiet

Higher Rowes Farm is situated within Dartmoor National Park and is a perfect location as a base for walking, cycling and horse-riding. 

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