Monasteries in Devon

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In addition to the sites listed below, consider Buckland Abbey, near Tavistock, a former abbey that was modified into a manor house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and became the home of Sir Francis Drake.

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Yelverton (Self catering)
Cottage: HCDOVCO, Yelverton

Dove Cottage

LOVELY 1850'S COTTAGE IN TRANQUIL VILLAGE SETTING In the tranquil village of Buckland Monachorum this 1850's terraced cottage has been furnished and equipped to a lovely standard and is …
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Woolacombe (Self catering)
Cottage: HCROCKH, Woolacombe



This stunning private semi detached property, recently completed to the highest of standards with New England decor, is nestled on a hillside that makes the most …
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Buckfastleigh (Hotel)
Furzeleigh Mill Country House

Furzeleigh Mill Country House

Close to the ancient stannary towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh and the medieval town of Totnes, midway between Plymouth and Exeter, this charming character 16th Century former corn mill offers the warmth of a homely atmosphere with hotel quality and service in a superb central location, perfectly placed for holidays … more >>

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Okehampton (Hotel)
Collaven Manor Hotel

Collaven Manor Hotel

Beautiful historic 15th Century manor on the edge of Dartmoor with 4 poster bedrooms, log fires, glorious views & candlelit restaurant. Ideal touring centre yet peacefully located for riding, fishing. more >>

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