The Horn of Plenty

Tavistock, Devon
+44 (0)1822 832528

A relaxed country house famous for its excellent food, with fine gardens, huge views and lovely rooms that pamper you rotten


16 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

The Horn of Plenty is one of those clever hotels that has survived the test of time by constantly improving itself. The latest addition is six gorgeous new rooms, four of which have terraces or balconies with 40-mile views over the Tamar Valley. Potter about outside and find six acres of gardens, then a path that leads down through bluebell woods to the river. Inside, beautiful simplicity abounds: stripped floors, gilt mirrors, fine art, fresh flowers everywhere. Bedrooms in the main house come in country-house style, those in the garden have a more contemporary feel. All have smart colours, big comfy beds, perhaps a claw-foot bath or a ceiling open to the rafters; ten have a terrace or a balcony. Despite all this, the food remains the big draw, so come to eat well, perhaps beetroot mousse with goat’s cheese parfait, grilled duck with chicory and orange, chocolate cannelloni with banana sorbet. Afternoon tea is served on the patio in summer. Tavistock, Dartmoor and the Eden Project are close.


  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £21. Dinner, 3 courses, £52.50. Tasting menu £70. Afternoon tea from £9.50.


Nightly price
from £130
Singles £120-£265. Dinner, B&B £107-£190 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night. Dogs £10 per night.
4 Twin/doubles
From £240
2 Twin/doubles
From £130
3 Twin/doubles
From £160
7 Twin/doubles
From £200



We came for a 50th wedding anniversary meal with our family and all of us thought it was excellent. The food highlights were the gorgeous complimentary mushroom soup and the duck. We found the service friendly, professional and unpretentious.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Julie Leivers & Damien Pease

  • 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.
  • Fancy a bit of pampering? Call us in advance to book a massage, a facial or a manicure/pedicure with one of our highly trained therapists.
  • 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!