The Horn of Plenty

Tavistock, Devon
Hotel


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

Bedroom

16 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

The Horn of Plenty is one of those clever hotels that has survived the test of time by constantly improving itself. This latest addition is six gorgeous new rooms, four of which have terraces or balconies that give 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 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; views of the Tamar snaking through the hills are included in the price. Afternoon tea is served on the patio in summer. Tavistock, Dartmoor and The Eden Project are close.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-8pm
Check out
11am
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Dog snacks, 5-acre gardens, loads of great local walks.

Dogs £10 per night.

The Tamar Valley (2 minutes) provides woodland and rivers. Dartmoor (10-minute drive) offers everything a dog dreams of!

Meals
Lunch from £19.50. Dinner, 3 courses, £49.50. Tasting menu £65.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £120
Surcharges
Singles £110-£255. Dinner, B&B £100-£172 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person per night.
4 Twin/doubles
From £230
2 Twin/doubles
From £120
3 Twin/doubles
From £150
7 Twin/doubles
From £190

Reviews

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.

Philip

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Location

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!