We spent last week at OTRS cottages with our daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. Our grandson (aged 9) is very enthusiastic about steam trains. Imagine his face when the solid wood gates opened and we drove into the 'station' parking area.
We were met on arrival by Jenny and Colin (what lovely people) to be shown around the cottage (the refreshment room). It was apparent from the beginning that attention had been given to detail. The old station retains its character with all that you would expect from a 5* cottage. Although the weather was mixed we were able to eat outside on the platform under the old station canopy - we found the canopy from the other platform at Launceston Steam Railway. Furnishings in the cottage are very good and the beds comfortable. The bathroom facilities were excellent. The kitchen had all the facilities required and all in working order.
Although Tavistock is some way from the sea, the location enabled us to explore the area in all directions. There is so much to do and see. We will have to go again.
Unfortunately one of our cars had a mechanical problem and this meant that on one day we were confined to base. This enable us to explore Tavistock - what a delightful town with world heritage status. Again there was much to do to interest the whole family.
Many thanks to Jenny and Colin for having the foresight to restore the old station and providing us with a most comfortable and enjoyable holiday week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at these luxury holiday cottages in Devon where you can sense the atmosphere of days gone by. Experience the ultimate in 5 star award winning luxury self catering holiday cottages in Tavistock, Devon. Owners live on site to welcome guests. Views over Dartmoor and only 5 minutes from the centre of the old market town. Ample parking. BBQ under the platform come rain or shine. Visit local NT properties and great restaurants. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Tavistock Railway Station Cottages Devon