4.8 miles S of Tavistock

Mulberry Barton

At a glance
In the area
Floor Plan
Guest book | 36

Bedroom details

4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 8 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x super king

Bedroom 3

1 x king

Bedroom 4

1 x zip and link

Set proudly within the National Trust owned Buckland Estate of some 700 acres, Mulberry Barton is a truly extraordinary property, with four stunning en suite bedrooms, tranquil living areas, picture-perfect gardens and views to fall in love with - and there's a hot tub too...

Part of a heritage that dates to the 12th century, today Mulberry Barton has been immaculately restored to the highest of standards and offers accommodation that's pure luxury, making it a perfect spot for get-togethers and celebrations or simply to slow down and switch off, to embrace the slower pace of life that this historic setting embues.

With complimentary access to the fascinating Abbey during your stay, you also have the unique experience of being able to explore the gardens and estate that once belonged to Sir Francis Drake, once the site is closed to visitors. This is beyond a doubt one for the history lovers, but being set in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just 40 minutes from the coast, everyone will adore this special, untouched piece of paradise.

Special lower occupancy rate

A special lower occupancy rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year.

Option one offers a 10% discount for parties of four guests or less. At this rate, the bedrooms 'Woodbine' and 'Langworthy' will be available for you.

Option two offers a 20% discount for parties of two guests or less. At this rate, bedroom 'Woodbine' will be available for you.

If you have any queries or would like to book, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01872 553 491 or email enquiries@boutique-retreats.co.uk.

Buckland Abbey

Please note, as Mulberry Barton forms part of the National Trust Buckland Abbey Estate, part of the garden in which Mulberry Barton is set is open to the public between 10.30am and 5.30pm so visitors may walk past some of the windows of the property during these hours.


Set within the part of the house dating back astonishingly to the 12th century, the stunning sitting room is the perfect settings for late evenings around the cosy jet master open fire. During the daylight hours, light from the windows on all but one of the walls let in plenty of light and offer beautiful views whilst double doors lead out on to the terrace. Two plumptuous sofas offer plenty of lounging space whilst well-positioned occasional chairs are the perfect spot for curling up with a good book, whilst a plethora of puzzles and board games are just made for afternoons at home.

In addition to the sitting room there's a fabulous snug, dating back to the 15th century, to hide away in with plenty of seating. To bring it firmly up to date, there's a large 55" Smart TV with Freeview and a DVD player, making it the perfect spot for catching up with your favourite box sets or films.


The gorgeous, spacious kitchen is a culinary delight, whether you're a honed expert or a budding chef. A proper English country kitchen, it boasts both a large four door Aga and an induction range cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and central granite island plus all the other essentials you might need, including a bean-to-cup coffee machine. This is a seriously well-equipped kitchen, perfect for entertaining.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room, where you'll find the large circular dining table that seats eight, a wonderfully ornate wood burner, a SONOS sound system to create the soundtrack to your holiday, plus a cabinet brim-full of tableware for mealtimes. The windows have a jaw-dropping view over the award-winning gardens and out over the pretty Devonshire countryside beyond, where cattle graze and birds fly by and enjoy tasty morsels from the bird table.

Sleeping and bathing

There are four stunning en suite bedrooms to choose from, each named after a type of Devonshire cider apple.

'Langworthy' is just beautiful in shade of cream and pale green and comes with a luxurious king size bed. The stunning south-facing bay window overlooks the gardens and out towards the valley beyond and there's an en suite shower room with powerful rainfall shower.

'Woodbine' is gloriously pretty with a super king size colonial four poster bed and has large south facing windows overlooking the gardens and valley beyond. The en suite has double basins with views over the orchard, an exceptional roll top bath and a large walk-in shower.

'Pippin' is an oh-so-sweet cosy king size bedroom in shades of red and cream and comes complete with an en suite with roll top bath and rainfall shower over. Whilst you're enjoying a long soak, you can gaze out over the splendid gardens - bliss!

'Northwood' is set in the oldest part of the house and can be set up as an emperor sized bed or twins. This light, airy room has double-aspect views of the Abbey, Great Barn and gardens. The en suite has a roll top bath with powerful rainfall shower over it.

All bedrooms boast Hypnos bed swathed in luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen, throws and cushions. In addition, each has a television and a Robert's digital radio. All of the bath/shower rooms have heated rails to keep towels warm and fluffy, robes and Noble Isle products.

Outdoor space

As you would expect, the National Trust owned gardens have been meticulously looked after for many years. You'll have your own private piece of paradise to the back of the house with outside seating for alfresco dining and a multitude of locations to picnic, with astonishing views over fields and woodland beyond - a truly beautiful vista to watch incredible sunsets, whilst it's just heavenly to sit and soak in the sunshine, accompanied by the heavenly scent of flowers.

The truly unique offering of this incredible home is that between the hours of 5.30pm and 10.30am, Buckland Abbey is shut to visitors and all the Abbey gardens are yours to explore - a truly astonishing experience and a real privilege. From the terrace with valley views to the large lawns, wild garden and walled kitchen, you'll be able to wander alone to your heart's content. For soothing soaks under cosmic skies, a wood fired Swedish Skarsguard hot tub is most enchanting addition.


There's private parking for up to four cars.

Babies and children

Babies and children are very welcome at Mulberry Barton. Please bring your own baby equipment. Please note that there is open water in the gardens and grounds and some areas are unfenced.


Two dogs are very welcome at Mulberry Barton. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


Mulberry Barton has WiFi, but due to the incredibly thick stone walls built by the monks it may be slower than normal rather like that of the pace of life at this wonderful countryside retreat.

Read all about it!

Want to know what it's like to stay at Mulberry Barton? Read our blog here.

In the Area

Situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and close to the bustling market town of Tavistock, Mulberry Barton is ideally located to explore the beauty of South Devon if you can bear to tear yourself from this idyllic home.

Pop in the car and head off on to Dartmoor to experience true wild beauty. Amongst the roaming ponies and craggy tors, you'll find pretty villages such as Widecombe in the Moor, Ashburton, Chagford and Postbridge to explore, each with their own unique history and quite possibly a pub or tearoom! Tavistock is an ancient town, said to pre-date the medieval times, and is well known for its historical buildings, pannier market, shops and thriving famer's market.

If you're keen on visiting the coast, you can hop over the border into Cornwall in no time and head down to pretty Whitsand Bay and the lovely villages of Cawand and Kingsand. Whilst you're heading that way, pop into Cotehele, a gorgeous National Trust property and a real jewel in Cornwall's crown.

Walkers will love nearby Burrator Reservoir, surrounded by woodland and a haven for walkers, cyclists and horse riders alike due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Alternatively, the drive to the South Devon coast is worth it with Newton Ferrers, Bantham, Bigbury-on-Sea, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth to explore - all in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Set within the prestigious Buckland Abbey Estate, our jaw-droppingly beautiful retreat for eight is the perfect homestay for celebrations and get-togethers...

At a glance

From £1,462 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 8 + cot | 4 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features


Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Beautiful Dartmoor setting

Big and Beautiful

Celebratory stays

Close to Dartmoor

Extensive gardens and ponds

Family friendly

Historic location

Multi Generational Holidays

Off the beaten track

Rolling countryside


Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Walking distance to a pub

Bathtub for two

Open Fires


Country Houses

Lower Occupancy Rate

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
Vineyards in Devon

In the area

Vineyards in Devon

For dreamy adventure, uncover some of the best vineyards in Devon and sample the artisan wines grown from nutrient-rich soils and golden sunshine.

Michelin Star Restaurants in Devon

In the area

Michelin Star Restaurants in Devon

Waste no time in heading to the best eateries in town, here’s our guide to the Michelin starred and recommended restaurants in Devon.

The Longest Beaches in Cornwall

In the area

The Longest Beaches in Cornwall

Cornwall is home to many beautiful beaches: the golden frontiers between land and sea. But which are the longest beaches in Cornwall, and where can you find them?

Forests in Devon

In the area

Forests in Devon

Explore our favourite forests in Devon and get ready for magical moments under emerald canopies, weaving memories and leaving nothing but footsteps behind you.

Christmas Markets in Devon

In the area

Christmas Markets in Devon

Transforming the county into a festive winter wonderland this year is a full line-up of fantastic Christmas markets in Devon. 

Autumn in Devon

In the area

Autumn in Devon

Bid farewell to summer in style. One of the most spectacular seasons for its food, festivals and natural finery, we can’t resist autumn in Devon. 

Combine the luxuries of a good hotel with the suit-yourself dynamic of self-catering.

We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Mulberry Barton:

Mulberry Barton is a very spacious & luxurious home with everything you might need for a family holiday. The hosts are welcoming & available for anything you need. The grounds & surroundings are beautiful. We would love to return!

The cottage was delightful in every way!

Wonderful cottage in superb Location!

Very comfortable, beautiful and spacious house. Great history to be explored in the Abbey and good walks from the front door. Loved our break there despite disappointing weather.

Bryony and Bertie are warm and wonderhul hosts. The garden at the house and the access to Buckland Abbey estate was really extraordinary. It's a quiet and cosy place with a lovely view. It was a great pleasure to be there.

Beautiful home with spectacular views of the countryside.

Fabulous weeks at Meanders celebrating Andys 60th birthday. Loved the cottage especially the outside shower and the nice comfortable bed. I ate at the Rajel George it was really good both the food and the service however we recommend your book in advance. Likewise The Boathouse in Instowe. We enjoyed Champs Pub where you can take in your fish and chips from next door. Rumour the black lab also had a great time swimming and eating her way around Appledore.

Idyllic setting, gorgeous house beautifully presented. The gardens are stunning. We could have spent the rest of our lives there! Warm and friendly hosts. Sublime. Thank you!

Bryony and Bertie were absolutely excellent hosts and incredibly responsive to any questions we had. The cottage itself was actually considerably bigger than we were expecting which was also great. The welcome items were lovely and well received. I would definitely recommend it!

A tranquil experience set in historic and tranquil surrounds. A beautiful home, with tastefully designed rooms, spacious and so comfy. Locally sourced produce welcome pack and freshly baked scones was a massive hit. 5* en-suites in each bedroom.

Stunning house in the most idyllic setting. Extremely comfortable in every way. The gardens were a delight, and a bonus to be able to walk around the whole Abbey grounds in the evening and enjoy them all to ourselves! It was difficult to leave.......

Wonderful stay in a beautiful tranquil location far far away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Mulberry Barton it simply stunning and we fell in love with it the moment we arrived. Sat within the Abbey's grounds, surrounded by beautiful gardens, fields and woodlands, the house is just wonderful; warm, cosy, oozing character and charm. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise, and we made many lovely memories here, celebrating a 70th birthday. We visited the Abbey (thanks for the complimentary tickets), walked on Dartmoor and explored Tavistock and Totnes. The highlight of our stay was sitting in the Kitchen Garden at 10pm (still light!), smelling the exquisite roses and peonies, watching the bats fly above. An astonishing, unique and memorable stay. Thank you so much!

Beautiful house in a stunning location, well-equipped and extremely comfortable!

I loved everything about Mulberry Barton from the calves in the field to the beautiful gardens and friendly chickens. A house full of beautiful treasures! Thank you.

Thank you for a wonderful stay! The house is incredible and we have had a wonderful time here.

What a beautiful home! Thank you for such a warm welcome. The gardens and house were just stunning, we will be back!

Wonderful Christmas in this beautiful house. Did not want to leave!

Amazing place , home from home ??

Great weekend celebrating a 50th birthday. Perfect setting provided by Mulberry Barton - great fun and wonderfully peaceful. Weather appalling, but we did have the odd splash of sunshine to take in the lovely surroundings! Many thanks.

Perfect in every way, thank you. Next time a request for less rain! But still did some beautiful walks and enjoyed time in this fantastic house.

Absolutely beautiful property set in stunning scenery. The owners were so helpful and helped to make us feel very welcome. Would recommend this property for small groups or a family get together.

Beautiful location, extremely comfortable house, and a wonderful location: all the ingredients for a special holiday.

A marvellous home on a simply magical spot! We would definitely recommend.

Beautiful house and grounds. Such a fun week. Thank you so much.

Absolutely magical! This is the most beautiful house with everything you need for a memorable stay. Wanted to stay forever and have taken away plenty of interiors tips from the beautiful decor and facilities at Mulberry Barton.

It was perfect.

An utterly stunning house and location, it couldn’t have been more perfect. It’s even more idyllic in real life. Bryony and Bertie were great hosts, we will definitely be back!

The house and location were really lovely and exceeded our expectations

Fantastic setting and facilities, enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house.

Simply perfect, thank you so much.

What an idyllic spot to finally break out of lockdown! Certainly lived up to the very high expectations. What a beautiful place! Wish we could have stayed much longer. Very much hope to return.

Idyllic, sunny, peaceful. We loved staying in the beautiful Mulberry Barton and exploring Dartmoor with our bikes, hiking shoes and wetsuits. Thank you!

A real jewel in the crown of boutique retreats. Our best stay with you to date.

'Bryony and Bertie the hosts were wonderful and extremely helpful. Nothing was too much bother and the house itself was glorious. Would love to come back one day!' - August 2020

'It is a beautiful property that is cared for with great dedication, and that is well located for the south Devon beaches and for outward bound pursuits' - August 2020

Sign up to receive our boutique stories…

Stay connected with retreat magic and be the first to know about our new additions. We promise to only fill your inbox with the dreamiest staycation stories and luxury travel moments.