The Horn of Plenty

Tavistock, Devon
+44 (0)1822 832528
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£135 - £345
per night

Come for a pretty 1860s house in a very fine spot, lovely gardens with views, traditional bedrooms, good food and super-friendly staff


16 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£135 - £345 per night

The Experience

The team of talented chefs are trained under the Roux brothers: the menu includes traditional and gourmet dishes with a French influence, so evenings are for fine dining and the menu is changed every two months. Breakfast is served in the restaurant – continental, full English with local produce as often as possible and Prosecco if you want to add a sparkle to your morning. Lunch is served every day too.

Comfortable bedrooms are either in the main house or in two other buildings (some modernised, others not yet; new owner Jeremy has plans.) Above all you’ll enjoy peace and quiet, excellent unobtrusive service and a terrace with marvellous views across the Tamar Valley. Wander the walled garden, find a lounger and enjoy the birdsong.

Explore the wooded valley then head back for afternoon tea either in the drawing room with its big bay window or the library upstairs, cosier and with an open fire – perfect after a long walk or on rainy days.

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We think you'll love

  • Taking afternoon tea on the terrace while admiring the views, watching for birds
  • Staying in for award-winning food
  • Walking for miles on beautiful Dartmoor
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You should know

  • Breakfast doesn't start until 8.30am
  • Dogs only allowed on the ground floor (maximum 2 per room) are charged at £15 per night
  • Children are welcome but parents please note the atmosphere is somewhat refined


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £135
Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.
4 Twin/doubles
From £240
2 Twin/doubles
From £135
3 Twin/doubles
From £160
7 Twin/doubles
From £200


Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

£20 per night, maximum 2 per room.

Lunch, 2 courses, £25 - 3 courses, £30. Dinner £69. Tasting menu £85, 6 courses ,optional wine flight £30. Afternoon tea from £9.50.


Retreat to this beautiful corner of the Devon countryside to enjoy wonderful views across the Tamar Valley, a leisurely afternoon tea on the terrace, and the ever-changing seasonal menu from the hotel's renowned restaurant.

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The neighbourhood

There are no near neighbours and 5 acres of grounds to explore. Tavistock is a 10-minute drive and has a thriving high street of independent shops, cafés and a covered market. A further 5 minutes in the car will take you up onto Dartmoor, with miles of open moorland. The Tamar Trails are nearby with pretty walking routes, Plymouth is half an hour for the historic Barbican and Royal William Yard.

Local points of interest from Jeremy Vincent

  • Less than 20 minutes from Cotehele, The Garden House, Buckland Abbey, Lost Gardens and many more interesting gardens and historic houses
  • 10 minute drive to Dartmoor National Park. After a hearty breakfast set off for an adventure across the moorland or we can arrange a guided walk with a ranger, from The Hound of the Baskervilles tour to the haunted Wistman's Wood tour
  • If you'd prefer to sit and relax, we've 5 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.
  • As we are right on the Devon/Cornwall border, there are beautiful beaches within a 40 minute drive!
  • 5 minute drive will take you to Tavistock, home of Sir Francis Drake, a beautiful ancient stannary & market town, which was voted “Best market town in Britain” . Their Pannier Market is a must visit, showcasing arts & crafts to local produce.
  • 1 mile away is Tamar Trails Centre. You can canoe on the River Tamar, the river that divides Cornwall & Devon. Or enjoy a spot of Archery, with instructors ready to help any budding Robin Hood. For the thrill seekers we would recommend the tree surfing!


Jeremy Vincent

Having retired from the corporate world and in need of a new challenge, Jeremy recently bought the hotel and has plans to continue the renovations over the coming years, help the restaurant continue to develop and to reinstate the kitchen garden.