Our family (2 adults +12 year old) spent an October half term at Larksworthy, exploring Dartmoor and beyond. Both the cottage and the county lived up to expectations. Larksworthy is equipped with all that we needed (and much we didn't; plenty of baby kit) and updated to a comfortable, tasteful standard making it an ideal base for walkers, National Trust site visitors, and coasts are even accessible. The cottage would even suit a mid winter break to write or create.
We look forward to going back. A cozy, warm, thatched cottage, full of character, making it ideal for an autumn break. In fact it would suit any time of year. Oh, and North Tawton is a working rural village providing many amenities on the door step.