Stay at Tor Royal
Completely refurbished, Tor Royal is a luxury Dartmoor Bed and Breakfast offering double and twin en-suite rooms, with a choice of bath or shower, furnished with period furniture. We also have a ground floor room decorated in Art Deco style. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and wi-fi.
Breakfast is served in the old south facing Estate office with local Dartmoor produce where possible, with fruit and veg traditionally grown in the Tamar Valley and when available sausages from the local breed of British Lop pigs.
After Breakfast there is Dartmoor on your doorstep. We can provide a packed lunch if you are keen walkers or point you in the direction of a good local inn. Book a trek on one of our hardy horses or ponies and enjoy a trek out over Dartmoor or visit nearby historic towns and cities – Plymouth, the home of Plymouth Gin and from where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed – and Tavistock, ancient stannary town and home of Sir Francis Drake, the nearby Buckland Abbey once his grand residence.
Morwellham Quay (Edwardian Farm fame) is well worth a visit. I could go on and on… in fact I will – Sherlock Holmes famously tracked down the Hound of the Baskervilles in the Mire behind Tor Royal, War Horse was filmed at Sheepstor just over the hill, some of Rosalind Pilcher’s novels have been put to film locally, The ‘Edwardian County Lady’s Diary’ author regularly visited the area, The ‘Last white Rajahs’ the Brookes were based at Sheepstor, visit the lovely St. Leonards Church where the family is buried…
Tor Royal is a listed property – the access to the property is via a stone chipping Court Yard, the entrance door is 35’’ wide and the down stairs toilet door is 29’’ wide. There is a step down into the main reception, for which we can provide a ramp. Access to all the main reception rooms is by double doors with no steps.
We have a down stairs bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom, the door from bedroom to the bathroom is 25’’ wide and up a step although the bathroom can also be accessed via the hall through the 29’’ door.
The upstairs is accessed by a flight of wide gentle stairs with a hand rail .There are various steps throughout the house as it is very old. All rooms are en-suite with either a shower above the bath or a shower with glass doors. The bedrooms are spread over two upstairs floors.
The bedrooms are serviced daily and either have a double or twin beds which can be joined to make a super double. The grounds of the house are on the level with a step down to the tennis court area if we have a marquee, via gravel paths.
We can cater for your dietary needs if you let us know before arrival or on booking.