The Horn of Plenty

Tavistock, Devon

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


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.


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

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Special offer: Stay min 2 nights DBB and save 20%! Stay in October from just £92 per person per night. Stay Nov - 23rd Dec from just £84 pppn. Offer excl Saturdays

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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!

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 £105-£157 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £25 per person 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!