I read with interest some of the reviews of this fantastic little B&B - we were recommended it by friends who had have been staying there annually for the past 6 years. Joanna and Graham MOule are superb hosts - and boy are they characters! If you want a sterile impersonal experience - dont stay here - yes you may catch sight of a shot gun (this is the COUNTRYSIDE) and...gasp...even a beautiful horse, 2 amazing springer spaniels and the most incredible cat you will ever lay eyes on.
This place is charming, and there's a great feeling of ambience and that you become part of the family when you stay there, we had an absolute blast and you are given complete access to the whole house including the wonderful living room with roaring real fire - JOanna and Graeme made us a superb breakfast with local free range eggs and bacon and we had a real riot from start to finish - as for the mention of a derelict green house, this must be a very old review becasue it is now an exquisite building, totally restored by Graeme himself for his daughetrs wedding apparently - and you can even hire the property out for a wedding - it's just bliss.
I wouldnt perhaps reccopmeend it for the elderly - there are steps and it is a lievly buzzy place with friends,guests, gardeners (they even have a victorian organic garden where much of the produce you are treated to if you plump for dinner there is from) coming and going all day. This is not for the hoity toity - this is wonderful rustic charm, where you become part of the family, play with the animals and have a proper Devonshire holiday. Ignore the bad reviews - the guest book there is testament to how great this place really is.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mount Tavy cottage is a charming 300 year old gardeners cottage, the bedrooms have private bathrooms which have free standing baths and showers. Garden studio's with large ensuite shower rooms. A Victorian walled garden, bee hives, lake and paddocks with plenty of off road parking. We also have 2 self catering cottages for you to enjoy complete independence and freedom. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mount Tavy Cottage Tavistock, Devon