3.2 miles NE of Tavistock


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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x zip and link

Tucked away in the countryside and set within Dartmoor National Park, this wonderful country-chic retreat is ready to welcome you in its friendly embrace, offering a peaceful, idyllic escape from the world and the perfect homestay for complete relaxation in every season.

With two bedrooms, Asteria is perfect for families whilst it's also fantastic for couples seeking a more spacious home away from home, whilst a large kitchen, two living spaces and a terrace garden means there's room for everyone, whether you're on a summer holiday or a winter getaway.

Inside you'll find soft colours and delightful hues throughout; thoughtfully designed and styled to reflect the gentle, natural colours of the surrounding countryside in this charming cottage. Cosy living spaces and a heartwarming wood burner promise a delightful space to unwind after days spent exploring Dartmoor.

Outside there is a large private terrace with the cosiest set up for indulging in al fresco dining, as well as a hot tub perfectly positioned to enjoy your favourite tipple under dusky skies, or late-night dips after crisp days on the moors, gazing at starlit skies from the warmth of the bubbling tub.

Asteria's central location means there's plenty to see and do, from the wilds of Dartmoor, the pretty rolling Devon countryside and its towns and villages, to both the south and north coasts of Cornwall and Devon - just perfect!


Downstairs, the beautifully cosy snug is blissfully peaceful and the perfect place to relax, with nothing but the crackle of the wood burner to accompany you. With wood panelled walls, comfy three-seater sofa and two armchairs, there's plenty of room for four people. In addition, there's an Smart TV and DVD player for catching up with your favourite box set or losing yourself in a film or two plus a Roberts digital radio.

Upstairs there's a delightfully open sitting area with a window seat to gaze out of, a cosy two-seater sofa and an armchair. Here the sun streams through most of the day, making it perfect for a doze, to catch up with a good book or to get together over afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks.


The magnificent kitchen is simply divine and just a dream to cook in. Full of everything you could possibly need to rustle up meals and snacks such as the Miele induction hob, Siemens oven, Miele dishwasher, American fridge freezer with ice maker plus all the other essentials including a Nespresso coffee maker and milk frother, even the pickiest of cooks will be satisfied. There is also a Siemens washer dryer.

The large oak dining island and island stools, from Neptune, is the perfect setting for mealtimes whilst during warmer weather there's an outside dining table for six.


There are two stunning bedrooms to choose from, both in gorgeously soft neutral tones.

The master bedroom with stunning French bateau king - sized bed from 'And So to Bed' is resplendent with crisp white linens, sumptuous bedding and velvet throw and cushions. With two sash windows, gorgeous wood-panelled walls and a huge mirror, this is a light yet cosy room, the dreamiest escape at the end of the day. In addition, there's a dressing table with mirror, large built-in wardrobe, Smart TV with DVD player and a Roberts istream internet radio.

The second bedroom is prettily romantic, drawing on its countryside setting. A zip-and-link bed offers flexible sleeping and can be made into either twin beds or a super king, so perfect for a family with children, or friends travelling together. The lovely dressing table and a built-in wardrobe offer plenty of storage space too whilst this room also has a TV with DVD player and a Roberts Bluetooth radio.


The family bathroom has a wonderful bath for long soaks and an overhead shower to wake you up in the morning. In addition, heated rails ensure towels are kept warm and fluffy.

Outside space

Outside you'll find a large private terrace with an enclosed garden area complete with a beautiful pergola. You'll find two Neptune sofas, four loungers, one armchair, and a dining table with six chairs. In addition, there is Weber barbeque on the terrace - just perfect for meals alfresco. There is a smaller separate area where the bubbling hot tub resides, along with two reclining chairs and a coffee table. Savour sumptuous soaks under the inky night sky, watching stars twinkle above you - a delightful space to reside whatever the season.


There is private, off road parking for guests just a short walk from the terrace.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Asteria. A highchair and a booster seat can be provided on request. A stair gate is already in place.


Asteria accepts up to two fully trained dogs. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


Asteria has strong WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world, you can.

In the Area

Set on the edge of Dartmoor close the market town of Tavistock, there's plenty to see and do in the area. Nature-lovers and walkers will just love the wild expanse of the moors, just waiting to be explored. With tors, ancient woodland, stunning gorges and waterfalls, there's plenty to discover, whilst the cute-as-a-button villages such as Widecombe-in-the-Moor are just a dream with inns and tea rooms to whet your appetite. Make sure to visit iconic Brentor, an iconic hill with a church on top, for amazing 360-degree views that's just a short drive away. Head to the Tamar Valley for gentler scenery, whilst Rame Head and Whitsand Bay are a must for a wonderful day out by the sea. Head towards the north coast and iconic Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac, Watergate Bay and the Camel Valley await, whilst the Hartland Heritage Coast is a hidden gem. For eating out, Tavistock has a wide range of fabulous eateries like The Cornish Arms, whilst there are plenty of excellent dog friendly pubs all within a short distance.

Understated country elegance, a wood burner and hot tub await at this delightful Devonshire retreat, with Dartmoor on your doorstep - and its dog friendly too!

At a glance

From £686 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Baby on Board

Close to Dartmoor

Extensive outdoor dining and seating

Family friendly

Rolling countryside

Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


Boutique country chic

Super King Bed

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Asteria:

Thank you so much for this wonderful welcome. We loved all of the little details, the music in every room, the delicious presents. We had some cosy days at Asteria and enjoyed the hot tub and fireplace as often as we could. Our favourite place was the sitting room upstairs, we loved the playcards there and also just looking out of the window! Hope to come back soon.

This is a gorgeous cottage. The warm welcome was a really lovey touch - slights, music and scent! Thank you for a special weekend. We enjoyed a lovely walk along the river and exploring the local area, but most importantly bonding in this special place.

We spent a wonderful weekend at this beautifully appointed cottage. Wish we could have stayed longer! Highly recommend.

We are returning guests as we love this cottage. We enjoyed another fabulous meal at The Cornish Arms in Tavistock. We also walked up to the Mary Tavy Inn for drinks and enjoyed a very warm welcome. A lovely New Years Eve spent in such a lovely, comfortable cottage. Thank you!

What an amazing time in this wonderful house. Miranda went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. Thank you so much, the hamper was amazing, as is the cottage.

Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing place to stay. Stunning cottage with everything you could need, really warm and cosy. Hamper a real treat. Great location, lovely walks. Real warm welcome, we will definitely be back, what a place!

We loved our time at Asteria. We unwound happily in the hot tub and the dogs enjoyed the river so much. You have created something very special in Asteria from your warm welcome to the generous hamper, thank you.

Wonderful place to stay. Perfect for dogs. Excellent walks on the door step.

Such a beautiful cottage! Beautiful setting, fantastic welcome hamper, great hosts. Definitely a high five star property.

A wonderful weekend at Asteria. Lovely comfortable cottage with outside space and a hot tub tub. So comfortable and well equipped. Thank you - will definitely book here again.

Lovely hosts, great property, great location

Asteria was absolutely stunning. Miranda was so friendly and helpful and we would totally use boutique retreats again.

Thank you Miranda for an utterly wonderful stay. It made our honeymoon so special.

Everything was absolutely lovely, the most perfect place to relax and unwind. Discovering a new love of hiking, especially in the rain! We feel recovered and relaxed, ready to face the world! The Cornish Arms is highly recommended for Sunday lunch. Thanks for everything Miranda and your team, you work hard to make Asteria a lovely and special place. Thank you!

We had a lovely stay in Asteria! The cottage was very comfortable and we loved going for walks, then coming home to the hot tub. Miranda and family were fab hosts!

We have had a fabulous week at Asteria. We came in search of some peace and quiet to relax and that is exactly what we have found. The cottage is stunning and has everything and more that we could need. Fabulous food at The Dartmoor Inn and wonderful walks especially Lydford Gorge. We will definitely be back.

What a gem! Thank you so much for all of the thoughtful touches and a wonderful welcoming hamper. The weather was not the best kind, however the hot tub soothed our aching limbs after some long hikes. The Dartmoor Inn is highly recommended for a meal, as was the Peter Tavy Inn.

Thank you so much for a lovely and relaxing stay in your beautiful cottage with so many thoughtful touches.

A wonderful base to explore Devon and Cornwall.

The Tavy Inn was superb with a beautiful walk too - much needed after the generous portion sizes!

Asteria was a haven of peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting. The property was finished to a high standard with high quality finishing touches and a wonderful outdoor living space for relaxing. The owners Miranda and Anthony were very welcoming yet discreet. We had an amazing time and hope to return at some point.

Fantastic! What more can we say. We have had the most wonderful family retreat at Asteria. Everything highest quality. Could not have asked for more. Asteria is a 5 star retreat and we have had the most relaxing luxy holiday. Definitely will be back!

Amazing retreat, lovely host, beautiful interior - a very relaxing break and would return. Absolutely fantastic break at Asteria! Miranda was a lovely host, delightful hamper, beautiful cottage, relaxing hot tub, lovely grounds and great recommendations for walks and local food!

What a lovely stay. Five star accomodation and lovely surroundings. The hot tub was definitely a bonus. Thank you so much.

Gorgeous, comfortable and peaceful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Some lovely walks and fabulous places to eat nearby. Welcome hamper was fantastic and we loved the hot tub, an added bonus!

Asteria is a well appointed & very comfortable cottage that is well located for all that the Dartmoor National Park has to offer, we would whole heartedly recommend it! It is fabulous. Five star luxury in an exquisite cosy cottage.

A gorgeous retreat, fantastic welcome hamper and very comfortable! We loved the hot tub too!

Beautiful, comfortable & thoughtful, right down to the small details. Sometimes these are the very things that can make your stay that little bit more special. Miranda is warm, friendly, and very attentive. We had a lovely break and would most certainly return.

We have had the most amazing time making memories in Devon, "our happy place". This house is just great, everything we could have dreamed of. Thank you so much for looking after us and allowing us to stay in this special place. It was beautiful and the hosts were so lovely and welcoming.

Asteria means "from the stars" and the cottage here has been a slice of heaven. You can roam the moors by day and soak in the hot tub at night whilst watching the stars. Miranda and Anthony are the perfect hosts and made us feel so welcome straight away. We have dined at the Peter Tavy Inn and walked off the pie on the way home! If only we could dance here among the stars all the time xxx

A gorgeous oasis of country paradise... Peaceful, beautiful and restful. Asteria had everything one could need, and the outside space and hot tub were delightful. Thank you so much to Miranda, whose kindness and support made our week's stay so special.

We had a wonderful stay here. The cottage is as described, it was spacious, well equipped beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The terrace garden and hot tub are particularly good, there was space to enjoy each part of the day - morning coffee, a lazy afternoon reading or evening meal around the large table. There is lots of local information in the cottage and it's well placed to explore Dartmoor. This has been a brilliant week and the cottage was beautiful - overall one of the best self catering plaes we have stayed in the UK.

A restful and rejuvenating week at Asteria. We arrived to a beautiful and well stocked home from home. Lots of different spaces to suit every weather and mood. From the snug lit with the fire on cooler evenings to excellent outdoor areas and hot tub for when it was warmer.

Both inside and out Asteria had everything we could wish for in a holiday cottage - absolutely loved our stay. Everything that we could have needed or wanted was there. Even more perfect than the photos! Thank you so much for our wonderful stay.

The cottage was lovely, cosy, and very well equipped. It was the right balance between feeling we were in our own world and close enough to civilisation. We loved it all! Sad to go now!

A completely perfect stay at Asteria! From the start Miranda was so welcoming especially after a nightmare journey here causing us to miss our online order but Miranda so kindly accepted it and unpacked it for us - going above and beyond! The cottage was so homely with such cosy beds. The hot tub and wood burner were a dream after the little ones bedtime. The little one adored the surprise of the swings and the doggo loved running and exploring down by the stream. We had such a wonderful time and really looking forward to coming back hopefully. Thank you so much!

From the moment we arrived and stepped out of our car, we were made to feel utterly welcome by the owner. The personal tour of the retreat was an added bonus, and the hamper that was left was perhaps one of the best that we have come across. The property was beautifully presented and ever so comfortable. The hot tub was definitely the icing on the cake!! We had the best time here and would love to visit again.

Asteria is such a beautiful cottage. Communication from Miranda on the day of arrival was fantastic. Food box of goodies and all the basics was most welcome - perfect hosts. Thank you for helping us have the most wonderful break away from home that was so desperately needed. Thank you. We will return!

What a gorgeous cottage and such a welcoming, cosy, arrival after a long drive! We had a wonderful week stay and exploration of Dartmoor. Thank you!

Fabulous stay at Asteria! Great access to everything Dartmoor has to offer. A beautiful property in stunning surroundings. Would recommend Wistmans Wood for a beautiful, scenic walk. Thank you very much!

Absolutely perfect!! Asteria was just wonderful and Miranda was the perfect host! The attention to detail, second to none! Highly recommend the pie at Peter Tavy! Thank you so much again! We will return x

After a "difficult" year - globally and personally - staying here has been delightful, restorative, relaxing, charming and thoroughly enjoyable . We have a rule/ mantra "why would you ever stay/go/holiday anywhere that wasn't as good as, better, different, more relaxing than one's own home..." So no disappointment here! From the outset Miranda was thoughtful, generous, anticipative, discreet but available. Our rescue dog Ronald barely relaxes anywhere but cosied up next to our roaring fires and declined too many walks . Beds so enveloping, peace and quiet and every day a new corner of the wondrous Dartmoor. In what can only be described as 'l'dreich" weather, Asteria provided us with a welcome in the hillside! Not only was every creature comforts provided, it was stylish and thoughtful. We have loved exploring new territory and returning to a welcoming home. Thank you.

Stunning! Our stay at Asteria has been perfect. A beautifully styled cottage, with attention to detail which makes it even more special! Lots of walking and pub lunches. Would highly recommend the Dartmoor Inn and The Who'd Have Thought It Inn, both serving delicious food and dog friendly too! Thank you.

We have had a really brilliant stay at Asteria, such a lovely cottage with stylish and classy touches everywhere whilst at the same time retaining simple homely charm! We love it! We've had great walks on the moor, great food at the Endsleigh and Cornish Arms and the beer's good too. Thanks for the hamper and the fizz!

Amazing location! Amazing place! Amazing host! Amazing food! Thank you for a lovely stay Miranda and all your helpful advice. Looking forward to our next visit. Cornish Arms is a must!

Thank you for such a beautiful home for our holiday. Every room is special and all with thoughtful touches. Gorgeous kitchen with everything needed to cook and lovely cosy snug with a fire for the evenings. Beds amazingly comfy and made for a restful stay in very beautiful bedrooms. Also very well looked after by Miranda - (warm and lovely owner). Thank you x

Miranda and Antony were fantastic hosts - we had everything we needed, and they were super helpful during our stay. The space was fantastic - I used the upstairs 'sunroom' for a couple of work calls, and the outdoor area and BBQ were perfect for the sunny weather we had. We had a fantastic stay at Asteria - the weather was great and really enjoyed the BBQ and outdoor space!

Thank you for such a wonderful stay in Asteria! Beautiful house which was so well stocked with everything we could possibly need, and the amazing hamper! Great local recommendations from the owner including The Cornish Arms - fantastic food! Thank you!

We had a fabulous stay. Everything was perfect. Great location.

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