4 Zoar Cottage

Dartmoor, South Devon Countryside

  • A charming 3 bedroom property located on Dartmoor National Park

You can book this property from:

  • £449 per week
  • £64 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 4 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Countryside views


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 11:00

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement


The property can be found on www.bluerivercottages.co.uk

Bookings /enquiries may be made on line or by telephone on 01803 833682

The nearest bus stop is _opposite house (but only one a week on Friday)

The nearest train station is Gunnislake/Plymouth

The local taxi service number is _Bernie on 01822 851123

The nearest shop is Mary Tavy local shop

The nearest pub is Elephant's Nest, Horndon

The nearest equipment hire service is _n/a


  • Number of designated parking spaces is one
  • Distance to public parking is by cottage
  • It is / is not pay & display _NOT
  • There are /are not any disabled parking spaces NOT
  • There is / is not rear access to the vehicle once parked IS
  • The distance from the parking area to the property is a few yards
  • The width of path leading to the property is _80cm
  • There are / are not steps /ramps en route to the entrance STEPS to property
  • The ground surface is level / sloping / gravel level and sloping



There are two entrances to the property
The door widths are _83cm/82cm
There are steps / ramps / weatherboards at the door steps and weatherboards


The flooring is carpet /wooden / laminate /tiled /other carpet
The door widths are _72cm
The furniture consists of _chairs, sofas, chests and tables
The furniture is movable


The door width is 72cm
The height of sink unit is 92cm
The type of taps are mixer
The fridge height is _174cm
The cooker height is 92cm
The cooker  controls  are  85cm
The  storage  height  of  crockery  44cm
The  worktop  height  is  92cm
The  flooring  is slate


The property has 1 / 2 / 3 floors 2
The number of steps between floors is _12
The flooring is carpet
 The doorways widths are _72cm
 The bed types are single and double
 The bed / bedroom furniture is moveable / fixed moveable


  • The door widths are _72cm
  • There is /is not an accessible /adapted WC NOT
  • There is / is not an accessible /adapted shower / bath_NOT
  • The height of basin is 83cm
  • The floor surface is laminate


  • External areas are firm / level / sloped / stepped / ramped / gravel /rough / grassed grassed with sloping path
  • Permanent seating is / is not provided NOT
  • There is / is not outside lighting IS
  • There is / is not colour contrast of critical surfaces (e.g. white on edge of steps ) NOT
  • There are / are not footpaths to follow for visually / mobility impaired NOT marked out
  • There are / are not barriers to entry into any part of garden NOT
  • There are / are not other hazards such as ponds, water features NOT


 The Fire Escape route is front door
 The property has / doesn’t have a no smoking policy_NO SMOKING ALLOWED
 Service dogs are accepted_No
 Details of emergency call facilities are located _in handbook
 Your mains water stopcock is located
Water can be turned off in cupboard in master bedroom. Picture
 Your mains electric fuse box is located _Bottom of stairs.


Water is not from mains but from the moor, and then filtered. It is pumped to tank in loft via pump located next to the boiler. Pictures of which stopcock to turn attached to handbook.


4 Zoar cottages is a delightful period cottage situated on Dartmoor National Park. Nestled right on the moor nearby to the historic town of Mary Tavy, once the largest copper mine in the world. Tavistock, just a 15 minute drive from the cottage, is one of the five Stannary towns of Dartmoor and offers plenty of amenities including cafes, shops, several pubs and  many restaurants. It is also a ten minute walk away from a lovely 16th century pub with some of best food on Dartmoor.  Beyond Dartmoor, day trips to beaches in Cornwall and Devon offer a great alternative for a fun day-out. Horse Riding is also available at a highly regarded nearby Cholwell Farm with riding stables which is either a ten minute drive away or a twenty minute direct off-road walk across the beautiful moor. The Elephants Nest pub in nearby Horndon, also walkable or a five minute drive, has roaring winter log fires, a lovely garden for al-fresco Summer dining and a reputation for some of the best food on Dartmoor. Guests staying at 4 Zoar Cottages can embark on numerous walks over the many tors and stunning rivers that flow through the moorland. The property itself is in keeping with the period charm of the time, most of the original features are still prominent today. Downstairs is set up open plan with a well equipped kitchen with traditional slate floors, worktops, antique dresser and Esse wood burning cooking stove. Coupled with the kitchen is the cosy dining and living area where you can unwind with a glass of wine after a long day exploring the countless walking routes or nearby town of Tavistock. There are 3 spacious bedrooms, each sleeping 2 people. The living area features a TV and bluetooth speaker and DVD player, for those cozy days if the weather closes in. 4 Zoar cottages, a true hidden gem, is the perfect escape for families or walkers wanting to explore the magnificent scenery and observe the array of wildlife grazing on the stunning moorland.


Ground floor

Kitchen/Living/Diner: Electric oven, electric cooker, Wood fired Esse Ironheart, Dishwasher, microwave, 32" TV with Freeview, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, a traditional HiFi CD player, two sofas, one freestanding armchair and a selection of books, jigsaws and board games. 

Utility roomWashing machine, fridge/freezer.

BathroomShower over bath, WC, Hand basin.

Bedroom 2: 2 x(2"6') single beds, chest of drawers. 


1st Floor

Master Bedroom: Double (4'6") bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe, chest of drawers. 

Bedroom 3: Twin (3') singles beds, large build in wardrobe with shelving internally and bedside cabinets.

Outside Space: At the front of the property, there is a well sized enclosed garden area with outdoor with picnic bench table. Please note access to the rear garden is for a neighbouring property only.

Parking: Space for 2 cars inside/outside the gated drive.


Changeover Day: Friday - Arrival 4:00pm - Departure 10:00am

Security Deposit: This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £250, which is payable to Blueriver Cottages with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.

Pets : Due to grazing animals, pets are not allowed.

Power and Heat: Gas and Electricity included in rent. 

Bed Linen and Towels: Bed linen and towels provided. 

Baby Equipment: Travel cot and High Chair (please bring your own bedding for the travel cot)

Shop: 0.5ml   Pub: 0.5ml

Notes - Non-smoking property. WiFi Provided. Poor Mobile Phone Coverage. 

Short Breaks - Short Breaks are accepted from January - end of June, from September - December, minimum of 3 nights. Short Breaks are not accepted during the months of July and August. 


Great location up on the moor. Really well equipped cottage with a comfortable lounge, dining, kitchen area. Fantastic access direct from the cottage gate for moorland walks & sunny front garden for enjoying the autumnal sunshine. Only one bathroom but that was fine for our visit. Useful local shop at Mary Tavy open 7 days a week.

Jane O,

Loved our stay here at Zoar Cottage. So wonderful to be able to walk onto the moor straight from the gate. Not enough days to explore as much as we would have liked but we hope to return! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful cosy hideaway with us.

Jane O,

What an amazing place! We are grateful for a fantastic stay and a much needed break in such a lovely homely cottage and magical environment. Thank you for having us! Thank you also for the honey and fudge

Mrs Karen P,

Second stay in this lovely cosy cottage, hope to make it three one day. Mixed weather, great walks – Tavy Cleave is a must, as is West Okement Valley. Made it to “Cranmere Pool” to sign book in letterbox – superb holiday – thank you (and thank you for the fudge, honey, milk and butter)

Mr Paul M,

Fantastic week on Dartmoor. We walked, we rode ponies, we explored and we went to the seaside. Just perfect!

Previous Customer,

Lovely cottage, peaceful, relaxing place to chill out, enjoying breakfast etc outside amongst the tranquil surroundings. Gives the impression of being isolated whilst in easy reach of both towns and cities and the north and south coasts.

Previous Customer,

Lovely cottage, very comfortable with everything we could possibly need.

Ms Lucy F,