Robins Rest

ID: S375570

  • Bedrooms 1
  • ・ Sleeps 2
  • ・ Pets 1

Snaptrip says

Guests consistently praise Robins Rest for its tranquil and picturesque setting, immaculate studio, and the warm hospitality provided by hosts Judy and Simon. The property's gardens are a highlight, offering peaceful walks and seating areas. The studio is well-equipped and comfortable, making it an ideal base for exploring Devon and Cornwall or for a restorative retreat.

Guests that stayed at this property said

Reviewers unanimously commend the cleanliness of the studio, often describing it as immaculate and the best they have experienced, indicating meticulous upkeep.

The property is lauded for its stunning, tranquil setting with easy access to local attractions and amenities. Its proximity to both Devon and Cornwall enhances its appeal, although the need for a car for some destinations slightly impacts the score.

Comfort is consistently highlighted, with guests finding the studio spacious, well-appointed, and offering private patios. The peaceful environment contributes to a comfortable stay.

Facilities receive high praise for being well thought out and maintained, with everything guests need for their stay. The mention of a welcome pack suggests attention to detail, although as it is not a guaranteed amenity, the score is not perfect.

The hosts' thoughtfulness is evident in the warm welcomes and helpful advice. Gifts such as welcome packs are mentioned, enhancing guests' experiences, though it is noted that such gestures, while appreciated, are not guaranteed.

About this property

Robin’s Rest is nestled in a tranquil valley setting of some two and a half acres, comprising far reaching views, colourful gardens, orchard meadow, and woodland with a crystal clear stream running through it, near the picturesque village of Bere Alston in Devon. The Bere Penninsula is in a designated AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Ideal for a romantic retreat or a solo traveller looking for creative inspiration, this lovely first-floor studio apartment makes for a wonderful base at any time of year. Arriving at the property, an off road parking space greets you, before stepping through a colourful array of plants and shrubbery...a nature lover’s dream! You will find plenty of peaceful seating areas to choose from in the warmer months; hidden terraces and grassy areas bursting with wild flowers and vegetation. Also, there are welcoming Chimeneas on secluded patios which are perfect places to enjoy the chillier evenings. Climb the steps and make your way into the studio-style layout, home to a plush king-size bed and open-plan living space. Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the dining table or out on the patio in the early morning summer sun, while taking in the breath taking scene. Back inside, relax in front of the Smart TV after a day of exploring, before jumping into bed for some well-earned rest.Stock up on your essentials at the Tavistock Farmers’ Market, which is popular among the locals, or indulge in some browsing at the medieval Tavistock Pannier Market, featuring work from artists and sellers within the community. For a delightful day of walking head up to the wilds of Dartmoor National Park, or discover Drakes Trail, where you can walk or cycle to your hearts content, if you prefer. Conveniently located near the River Tamar, this Studio Apartment offers a world of outdoor adventure; perhaps you could spend an afternoon with Serious Outdoor Skills, a fantastic outdoor activity planner providing guided canoe trips and their Tamar Valley Full Moon Paddle. If you prefer a more tranquil approach to your days out, take a trip to Cotehele, a superb National Trust House featuring some enchanting gardens and orchard for you to explore. Further afield, make your way to the Ocean City of Plymouth home to an eclectic range of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes to fuel your excursions, or perhaps treat yourself to a River Cruise along the beautiful Tamar. Whatever your style of adventure or relaxation, choose Robin’s Rest as your base.

Situated between the rivers Tavy and Tamar is the pretty Devon village of Bere Alston. Resting within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village is known for its picture-perfect scenery and for its former position as a thriving port shipping tin from Dartmoor. Nearby, following the River Tamar upstream is Morwellam Quay, renowned for its role in the 1860s when half of the world's copper travelled through. Also within easy reach of Bere Alston is the city of Plymouth, with regular trains running year round.


First-floor studio apartment.

Open-plan layout with king-size bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC

Electric central heating.

Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and fridge.

Smart TV and WiFi.

Fuel and power included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Off-road parking for 1 car.

Large, mature, multilevel garden with grassed areas, patio, chimenea and plenty of outdoor seating.

One well-behaved small dog welcome.

Sorry, no smoking in the building.

Shop and pub 0.8 miles.

Note: Due to the hilly terrain, winding paths, and steep steps around the property, as well as the Studio being located on the first floor this property is not suitable for those with limited mobility.

Alternative to arriving by car, Robin’s rest is a mere 15 minutes walk from Bere Alston Train Station, or a bus stop in the village.

Nearby points of interest

  • Plymouth Gin Distillery
  • Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park
  • Dartmoor Prison Museum
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park
  • Sterts Arts Centre
  • Launceston Steam Railway
  • The Cheesewring
  • The Hurlers
  • Launceston Castle

Reviews (22)

  • David

    We had everything we needed and our hosts were very welcoming, friendly & helpful. The apartment was extremely comfortable & beautifully decorated and the grounds & gardens were beautiful & great to explore. The location was great to explore south Devon (& some of Cornwall) from. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay here.

  • Linda

    A little piece of heaven. So clean. Simon and Judy are fabulous hosts The gardens are just perfect so many places to explore. We didn’t want to leave. The name of the property is most appropriate I feel completely restored and ready to face the world again .

  • Andy

    If you are looking for a chilled and relaxing holiday and like walking and exploring the area this is a great place to stay. There is also a rail link to Gunnerslake in Cornwall, and south to Plymouth. Simon and Judy are the perfect hosts and very helpful.

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