Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 36 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

5* gold accommodation in restored Porter's Office of Tavistock North Railway Station.
Think 'Brief Encounters', 'Hound of the Baskervilles', 'Sherlock Holmes', 'Rosamund Pilcher'.
The station sits overlooking Tavistock and Dartmoor with an air of mystery, but a very warm welcome awaits the station's guests in its very comfortable and well appointed accommodation with lots of 'extras'.
Ideal for couples
you can just relax in the cottage with a good book or film, or explore Dartmoor and all that it has to offer. 40 minutes from Plymouth and 60 minutes from Exeter, perfectly situated for golf, walking, cycling, exploring Dartmoor

As seen on Channel 4.

The 5* Porter's Office in Old Tavistock Railway Station is a spacious and tastefully furnished house. 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 house is wired with all the technology today's traveler expects; broadband connection, flat LCD TV, DVD player. MP3 player docking station and much more.

The Porter's Office sleeps 4+1 people and it is decorated in a contemporary cottage style. The lounge has vaulted ceilings and a twisting staircase leads to a landing with a dormer window and cosy rocking chair. Each double bedroom has large en suites with Mira showers. A decadent slipper bath and low level lighting feature in the downstairs bedroom, with a king size bed, which is zip and link so can also be a twin room. There is space in the upstairs bedroom for a cot for a small child, a cot can be supplied on request.
Wi-Fi, MP3 docking stations, Bath robes & slippers, 2 min walk to town, Great views

The quirky Ticketing Hall (sleeps 4 + 1) and the elegant Refreshment Hall (sleeps 6) are also available for self catering holidays or short breaks, please see our other listings.

Visit Britain 5 Star gold award.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites
Nearest beach Whitsand Bay, Looe, Bigbury on Sea 36 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Plymouth 19 km, Nearest railway: Plymouth 23 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

* Stay in classically stylish accommodation in a quirky venue.
* Admire the period features including the original platform canopy with ornate ironwork.
* Relax in the sumptuous slipper baths.
* Read a book, play a game or catch up on a movie from the library.
* Cook up a feast in the fully equipped kitchen.
* Dock your i-pod and listen to the music throughout the house on the numerous music
* Surf the net using the complimentary broadband.
* Stay in with a tub of popcorn and watch a movie on Sky.

Further details outdoors

* Enjoy a BBQ under the platform canopy.
* Watch the sunset from your private terrace.
* Marvel at the views of Dartmoor from the landscaped garden.
* Whet your appetite at enticing Michelin starred restaurants and organic cafés.
* Take a 5 minute drive to the adventure and beauty of Dartmoor.
* Hire a bike and go off road.
* Make time for a short drive to the tranquility of the beaches, plentiful bays and drama of the
surf in neighbouring Cornwall.
* Plenty of golf courses
* Gliding
* Letterboxing.
* Station approached through electric gates

Further details

We can arrange for bikes to be delivered and collected at the station

The England region

The Station is ideally located for exploring the fishing villages of the south coast, the cathedral city of Exeter, the northern rugged coastline of Cornwall as well as the western Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. We are also closely situated to many National Trust and English Heritage houses and gardens and a variety of golf courses.


Tavistock is one of the most delightful towns in the UK and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage listing; under Cornwall and Devon's mining landscape.

Tavistock is home to the permanent Pannier Market open five days a week. Additionally, twice a month a large Farmers' Market is held in Bedford Square.

There are various annual events in Tavistock, including The Goose Fair. This has been celebrated since the early 12th century.

There is an annual carnival and at Christmas the Dickensian Night is a step back in time to Christmases past.

Sir Francis Drake was born in Tavistock and his life and achievements are highlighted in various ways throughout the town and in the local museum.

The famous Wharf is within walking distance, which showcases live music, films, shows and plays. Plymouth Jazz Club regularly host events in nearby Plymouth.