Walking

Dartmoor on your doorstep

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.  Enjoy a trek out over Dartmoor from a nearby riding stable 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. A telephone conversation in the evening to book, will result in money saved if you are staying two nights or more.

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