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Buckfast Abbey, Plymouth

Buckfast Abbey has an incredible history that makes it one of the most interesting things to see in Plymouth. This site has hosted an Abbey since 1018. The original monastery hit hard times in the 16th century and was demolished. The land was then used as a quarry and a Gothic mansion was later built here. The mansion was eventually purchased by French Benedictine monks who reinstated as an Abbey in 1882. It has been a popular attraction ever since.

The Abbey is a spectacular building set in pretty natural surroundings. If you're lucky, you may catch a sight wild deer drinking from the nearby stream. The monks here are constantly hard at work to produce items to sell in their three popular gift shops. You’ll find honey and a range of arts and crafts items.

But by far the Abbey's most famous product is Buckfast tonic wine. It was first produced here back in the 1890s and has become world-famous. You can combine a visit to the Abbey with a walk around Plym Bridge Woods or Burrator Reservoir.

Places to stay near Buckfast Abbey

(1) Very Good 

12

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

9

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £100 / night

£630 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

10

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £59 / night

£413 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Excellent 

13

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

13

Holiday barn in Buckfastleigh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Situated within the Dartmoor National Park, yet easily accessible and very near to the pretty moorland village of Scorriton, a unique C17 stone and timber barn conversion full of character featuring interesting architectural details. The Studio offers perfect accommodat  …see more

from £80 / night

£430 / week

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from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckfastleigh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
A beautiful, 18th Century cottage, bursting with original features, with a private South facing garden next to a river.Positioned in a quite private lane, just off Buckfastleigh high street, River Garden Cottage provides a bright, relaxing, characterful home, ideal for  …see more

from £65 / night

£305 - £715 / week

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from £65 / night

15

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets

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from £79 / night

£550 - £1215 / week

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from £79 / night

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Home rental in Diptford

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
GRADE II LISTED BUILDING IN THE CENTRE OF A SMALL MARKET TOWN REGRET NO CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OLD, BABES IN ARMS ONLY This spacious home dates back to 1812 and was renovated in 2008. Originally used for the hotel next door as the towns Assembl  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £1215 / week

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from £79 / night

15

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £50 / night

£350 - £1223 / week

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from £50 / night

(44) Excellent 

26

Holiday cottage rental

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tucked away at the end of a quiet courtyard within the moorland town of Buckfastleigh, a unique and peaceful 18th Century former Stables and Tucking Loft.Immediately upon entering the property, you arrive in the glass roofed Orangery - a beautiful, bright room where you  …see more

from £66 / night

£325 - £700 / week

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from £66 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Ashburton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
Apple Loft Cottage is a charming converted stone barn sleeping two. Furnished with flair, the cottage offers quality accommodation for those looking to explore Dartmoor National Park and the South Hams area of Devon. It is set in four acres of grounds with the River Da  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £525 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Ashburton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
A Grade 11 listed first floor apartment in the centre of Ashburton, above an antique shop. Decorated to a high standard and furnished with antiques providing a stylish yet comfortable base to explore the many places of interest nearby. There are two double bedrooms, bat  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

26

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £57 / night

£394 - £1049 / week

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from £57 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This very unusual property in a quiet part of Ashburton is reached via one of the narrow passages which are a feature of this small and popular town on the eastern edge of Dartmoor. The former barn has been sympathetically converted to a very high standard and is conven  …see more

from £113 / night

£486 - £821 / week

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from £113 / night

(1) Very Good 

8

Holiday apartment in Ashburton

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
PLEASE NOTE : 3 NIGHTS MINIMUM STAY . HIGH OAK HOUSE is a second-floor apartment situated in central Ashburton - a stone's throw away from cafes, bars, boutiques and a good range of local shops, with Dartmoor on the doorstep...and the coast half an hour away by car. The  …see more

from £120 / night

£750 / week

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from £120 / night

(10) Very Good 

21

Ashburton ski home to rent.

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Ideal as a base both for walking/cycling/riding/canoeing/caving/rock climbing on Dartmoor and exploring the beautiful English Riviera - 20 mins from the nearest beach - you have the added benefit of being walking distance from the eclectic mix of antique and gift shops,  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £510 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

34

Holiday home in Ashburton

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Bank House is a prime residence built in the 1880s for the bank Manager and his family. The building is constructed of Haytor Granite and Ham stones. The grand entrance leads to a beautiful stained glass vestibule and grand staircase. The newly renovated Maisonette has  …see more

from £150 / night

£850 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

12

Ashburton holiday home let

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Tithe Barn is a large and historically important part of a Grade 2 listed late-medieval farm, set within the Dartmoor countryside, but only a short walk the historic small town of Ashburton. It has been lovingly reconstructed and restored by the present owners ove  …see more

from £285 / night

£1050 - £1950 / week

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from £285 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £68 / night

£471 - £1399 / week

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from £68 / night

65

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £679 / night

£4750 - £7200 / week

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from £679 / night

27

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £52 / night

£363 - £1009 / week

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from £52 / night

23

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £36 / night

£248 - £533 / week

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from £36 / night

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Holiday cottage in Buckfastleigh

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
MAIN HOUSE: downstairs there is vast double sitting room with a baby grand piano (tuned twice yearly), and huge granite open fireplace; a snug for quiet reading/working; downstairs cloakroom; a comfortable kitchen with Aga and huge farmhouse table; an adjacent dining ro  …see more

from £275 / night

£1800 - £2400 / week

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from £275 / night

(4) Excellent 

22

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £55 / night

£379 - £1009 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ponsworthy

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Grooms Cottage has been sensitively adapted from its previous use as an annexe to a well-known hotel and blends perfectly into its tranquil woodland setting. It is also admirably suited to being the venue for a large party renting the two cottages together, as Carriage  …see more

from £134 / night

£575 - £1056 / week

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from £134 / night

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Holiday cottage in Ponsworthy

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Carriage House comprises the whole of the building in the exterior picture. Adjacent to Groom's Cottage, it is also admirably suited to being the venue for a large party renting the two cottages together, as Carriage House has comfortable seating for up to 12 peopl  …see more

from £184 / night

£789 - £1474 / week

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from £184 / night

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Holiday cottage in Ponsworthy

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Fisherman`s Flat forms a completely self-contained part of the `big house` (right hand end in the main exterior picture), until recently a well-known hotel and now a private residence. It enjoys the same idyllic setting as Garden Cottage, Groom`s Cottage and Carriage Ho  …see more

from £97 / night

£417 - £757 / week

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from £97 / night

18

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £51 / night

£351 - £590 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Very Good 

37

Ashburton holiday home rental

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
An idyllic, quiet haven, Merrifield House is a listed Georgian former Rectory offering visitors the rare opportunity to get away from it all, whilst affording easy access to Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful sandy beaches of the South Hams. Whether you are lookin  …see more

from £220 / night

£950 - £2700 / week

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from £220 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

Holiday farmhouse in Ipplepen

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Shizen lodge is a beautifully restored period farmhouse with a sympathetic chic interior, surrounded by its own land with a mixture of garden, orchard, woodland and fields providing the ultimate feeling of peace and tranquility. The house is located about a 10min drive  …see more

from £400 / night

£2500 - £2800 / week

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from £400 / night

(14) Excellent 

7

Yurt rental in Poundsgate

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Sunshine Yurt is a traditional Mongolian yurt in a totally secluded setting on Dartmoor in Devon. Sunshine Yurt is in a meadow next to a stream, with far-reaching views and all day sunshine (hence the name!). One of only two yurts at Dartmoor Yurt Holidays, you will hav  …see more

from £105 / night

£550 / week

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from £105 / night

33

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

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from £52 / night

£363 - £1009 / week

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from £52 / night

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