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The Horn of Plenty

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Gulworthy, Tavistock, PL19 8JD, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Visit Dartmoor or the Eden Project, return to a terrace facing the Tamar. Dine deliciously on Falmouth Bay scallops, retire to vast beds

This country-house hotel has been thrilling guests for 40 years and it doesn't take long to work out why. The view, the food, the staff and the rooms: all deliver in spades. The house goes back to 1860 and was built for the captain of the mines, who could peer down the valley and check his men were at work; these days it's the Tamar snaking through the hills below that catches the eye. Inside you find the essence of graceful simplicity: stripped floors, gilt mirrors, exquisite art and flowers everywhere. Bedrooms are just as good. Some have terraces that look down to the river, others come in country-house style with vast beds, old armoires, shimmering throws and rugs on stripped floors; bathrooms are predictably divine. As for the food, it's the big draw, so expect to eat well, perhaps Falmouth Bay scallops with a carrot purée, Devonshire lamb with a Madeira sauce, then milk chocolate and hazelnut mousse with a passion fruit and banana parfait. Best of all are the staff, who couldn't be more helpful. Tavistock, Dartmoor and The Eden Project are all within striking distance.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from
Julie Leivers & Damien Pease:

  • We're just 10 minutes' drive from Dartmoor, and less than 20 minutes from Cotehele, The Garden House and Buckland Abbey.
  • An hour's drive will take you to both North and South Devon coasts, with stunning beaches and the wonderful Coastal Path.
  • If you'd prefer to sit and relax, we've 6 acres of stunning gardens to wander, log fires in winter and comfy chairs in which to curl up and enjoy a good book. In Summer, sip a G&T on our lovely patio and enjoy stunning views and magical sunsets.
  • Fancy a bit of pampering? Call us in advance to book a massage, a facial, a manicure/pedicure with one of our highly trained therapists....
  • Our kitchen garden is well worth a visit!
  • Dogs are welcome in some of our garden rooms. They'll love wandering the gardens, and the direct access onto 25km of Tamar Trails.
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Booking enquiries: Julie Leivers & Damien Pease
+44 (0)1822 832528 (landline)

  • 16 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) £95 to£225 per night

Singles from £85.

Special Offer: Enjoy 20% off stays of 2 nights or more! - May room rate from just £148 dinner, bed & breakfast per night. June room rate from £156 per night. Excludes Saturdays.

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Lunch £19.50-£24.50. Dinner £49.50.




Gulworthy, Tavistock, PL19 8JD, Devon

Hotel 16 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 95 to £ 225 per night
Booking enquiries: Julie Leivers & Damien Pease
+44 (0)1822 832528 (landline)