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Princetown

Princetown - the highest town on Dartmoor at 1400 feet above sea level.

Most people know that Dartmoor Prison is here. Nowadays it is a Category C prison, but to see it floodlit on a misty night, lights glowing from the windows of it's high granite buildings – you can see why it was once such a hard place to serve a sentence, and why it is such an imposing place.  The Prison Museum is well worth a visit, and houses a fascinating range of artefact's and information. The town is steeped in history having been a visitor destination since Victorian times, and hence it having plenty of eating and drinking places. The Plume of Feathers is reputedly the oldest building in the village, and some say haunted. Princetown has it's own brewery making the famous 'Jail Ale' which you will find in pubs and shops all over Devon. Surely a bottle would be the perfect take home gift for yourselves or the neighbour who's been feeding your cat!  There's a fish and chip shop, cafe food and you can buy provisions from the well stocked Post Office if you are camping. Weary walkers might like to recover with a hot mug of chocolate on the comfortable leather sofas in the Fox Tor cafe. The Higher Moorland Visitor Centre is housed in the old Officer's Mess. 

 

VW Campervan The Silver Bullet The Silver Bullet

Individually designed and converted to a very high standard, BULLET is a special bus. Double Bentley stitched leather upholstery, 2 solar panels, central heating, pop up roof with fitted double bed, rock'n'roll rear bench to make a further double bed means this fabulous T5 can carry and sleep 4 people with ease so great for a family adventures. Based in the South West gives you perfect routes into Cornwall or around Devon and seeing as this is a V-Dub it means you can go through most of the country lanes that Motor Homes can not fit down. 

Camping & Caravan Sites

Individually designed and converted to a very high standard, BULLET is a special bus. Double Bentley stitched leather upholstery, 2 solar panels, central heating, pop up roof with fitted double bed, rock'n'roll rear bench to make a further double bed means this fabulous T5 can carry and sleep 4 people with ease so great for a family adventures. Based in the South West gives you perfect routes into Cornwall or around Devon and seeing as this is a V-Dub it means you can go through most of the country lanes that Motor Homes can not fit down. LED lighting, USB charging points, electric hook up...

The Rosemont Bed & Breakfast, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park The Rosemont

Recharge your batteries and breathe some fresh moorland air when you stay at The Rosemont in the heart of Yelverton. Range amongst the granite Tors, valleys, streams and beautiful countryside of Dartmoor National Park. Return to a friendly welcome from Nick and Heather & enjoy their comfortable rooms; kick off your shoes and unwind in a relaxed atmosphere.

Bed & Breakfast

Hello and welcome from Nick and Heather, and our daughter Grace. 

The Rosemont has been welcoming guests since 1987; thirty years on we take pride in upholding it’s well-earned reputation for friendliness, professionalism and great customer service. We run a fairly relaxed B&B and we want you to feel at home; below is an overview of the hospitality we are pleased to be able to offer our guests:

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Children of all ages are welcome; please speak to us in advance if you need a cot, high chair, etc., or have any special requirements.
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Drake's Cafe Drake's Cafe was formerly the Halfway House pub. Now it takes full advantage of being situated on Drake's Trail (Route 27 cycle path) and is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Sunday serving breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and a great selection of homemade cakes. Ideal stopping place for lunch or refreshments, and as it is still licensed you could even sample a local ale! Cafes

Drake's Cafe is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Sunday serving breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and a selection of homemade cakes. 

We are fully licensed and welcome walkers, cyclists and dogs - we are accessible from drake's trail (route 27 cycle path).

SUNDAY ROASTS

Delicious Sunday roasts served from 12.00 until 4.30 

Your choice of topside of beef, loin of pork or chicken breast all sourced from Palmers butchers of Tavistock
Nut roast and vegetable roasts are also available 

Our roast dinners are served with roast potatoes, honey roast parsnips,...

Fox Tor Cafe The Fox Tor Café is a licensed cafe and is situated close to the centre of Princetown the heart of Dartmoor. Good quality, value for money food in a friendly atmosphere using local produce wherever possible. Newly refurbished tea garden with decking area - seating for 24. Muddy boots and paws very welcome. Free WiFi Cafes

The Fox Tor Café is a licensed cafe and is situated close to the centre of Princetown the heart of Dartmoor. We provide bunkhouse accommodation and have the only off-licence in Princetown. We welcome everyone in our cafe from walkers with dirty boots to businessmen in need of our free WiFi. We also welcome well behaved dogs on a lead! We have an open fire as well as a woodburner!! 

Our cafe has transformed in the last year, since we took over in May 2010. We have fully redecorated and added some extras to our menu. We have an open fire and a woodburner with two comfy sofas right...

Princetown Cycle Hire Cycle Hire is now available at Fox Tor Cafe, only £18.50 per adult per day, with the bonus of being able to get a hot drink (or something stronger) and a meal when you return from your bracing cycle! Active & Outdoors

Fox Tor Cafe now have cycles available for hire to enable you to explore the best of Dartmoor!

They have cycles in various sizes for adults and the kids too!! 

Daily hire is just; 
£18.50 for an adult bike or £10 for children’s bikes or tag a long.
Child seats are £5.00. 

Half a day is only 
£10.00 for an adult bike or £6 for children’s bikes or a tag a long. 

If you just want a quick ride we only charge £5.00 per hour for any bike. 
Included in the hire price are a helmet, pump, puncture repair kit, lock and map. 

Booking is...

The Horn of Plenty With 2 AA Rosettes for fine dining, a passion for local produce and a team of genuinely helpful staff, The Horn of Plenty has been regarded as one of the very best restaurants in Devon for 50 years.   With the stunning, untouched beauty of the Tamar Valley as the backdrop, diners are invited to enjoy a truly unique experience. Restaurants

With 2 AA Rosettes for fine dining, a passion for local produce and a team of genuinely smiley, helpful staff, The Horn of Plenty has been regarded as one of the very best restaurants in Devon for 50 years.   With the stunning, untouched beauty of the Tamar Valley as the backdrop, diners are invited to enjoy a truly unique experience.

Food for us is where the heart is.  Our menu showcases our passion for British food, with hints of French flair.

Our talented team of six chefs thrive at creating exciting dishes using high quality,  seasonal ingredients.  Creativity, flavour...

British Native Ponies at Tor Royal British Native Ponies at Tor Royal Princetown - 8 of our 9 British Native ponies in one place, their history, tradition and future - We may even have a foal or two! Open 10.30 am - 4pm Easter to mid September Active & Outdoors

British Native Ponies at Tor Royal Princetown - 8 of our 9 British Native ponies in one place, their history, tradition and future - We may even have a foal or two! Open 10.30 am - 4pm Easter to mid September

Moorland Guides With a national park as large as Dartmoor with so much to learn and enjoy, you may prefer, as many visitors do, to walk the moors in the company of a knowledgable guide who can explain the moorland in as much detail as you want. Our expert guides run a vast range of activities all across the moors and beyond. Join us and find out why the only way to really discover the real Dartmoor is to join the Moorland Guides on one of our walks. Guided Tours

Covering 368 square miles, Dartmoor is a place of beauty, mystery and diverse ecology. As well as still being home to thousands of people, it also contains ancient remains of settlements reaching back to prehistoric times. With a national park as large as Dartmoor with so much to learn and enjoy, you may prefer, as many visitors do, to walk the moors in the company of a knowledgable guide who can explain the moorland in as much detail as you want. Our expert guides run a vast range of activities all across the moors and beyond. Join us and find out why the only way to really discover the...

The Cherrybrook, Two Bridges, Dartmoor The Cherrybrook

Totally Dartmoor. Small privately run bed and breakfast couldn't be more central on Dartmoor. An excellent choice for walkers. Home made evening meals in the dining room, and I know that the food is good. Dogs are very welcome to stay too. They are used to taking people 'off the road' who want to stay overnight, and then stay on for longer and longer. I'm not at all surprised. 

Bed & Breakfast

Located at the heart of the Dartmoor National Park between Postbridge and Two Bridges, The Cherrybrook is an ideal base to explore Dartmoor for walkers, cyclists or by car.

They recognise that many who visit Dartmoor will want to bring their four-legged friends and The Cherrybrook provides truly dog friendly accommodation. Their dogs, Tigger and Callah, are a central part of their life and they also welcome their guests well behaved dogs for no additional charge.

Accommodation at The Cherrybrook comprises 7 well equipped rooms, each with en-suite facilities, flat screen...

Mark George Dartmoor Landscape Photography Workshops These workshops offer the beginner and intermediate photographer an opportunity to learn essential skills to improve their landscape photography technique. Photography Workshops

Due to popular demand, my Dartmoor photography workshops are now available for booking. These workshops offer the beginner and intermediate photographer an opportunity to learn essential skills to improve their landscape photography technique. Ultimately, sharing what you already know about photography before the workshop commences will help me to tailor the session to suit your needs.

The Workshops

Half-day workshop sessions will cover up to 4 hours, encapsulating either a sunrise or sunset shoot. My tuition is always relaxed yet highly informative and...

Two Bridges Hotel The Two Bridges Hotel is the perfect choice for couples looking for a unique and romantic location. Set in the middle of the Dartmoor National Park, with 60 acres of hotel grounds to enjoy, if you appreciate natural beauty, award-winning fine food and relaxation, you will love this unique Dartmoor Hotel. Civil Ceremony Venues

Our bespoke wedding packages can be tailored to meet every need and our unique location provides a stunning year-round backdrop, whether you’re planning a romantic winter wonderland wedding or glorious summer celebration.

We have a superb bridal suite and 32 further bedrooms and are happy to arrange wedding accommodation for you and your guests.

Experienced wedding coordinators Becki & Lizzie will help you to plan every detail of your wedding, from your initial booking right through to the big day. We have a comprehensive list of local suppliers, including decoration,...

Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor, Devon Two Bridges Hotel

Most of the bedrooms at this established hotel in the centre of Dartmoor boast a four poster bed, spa bath and Moorland views. Popular for weddings at any time of year and a good base for walks, especially to Wistman's Wood a fabled treat nearby. Eat in either the Tors Restaurant or the hotel lounge bar in front of a real fire. Wonderful setting with bags of history. The hotel can accommodate conferences for up to 170 with 100 car parking spaces. Check the hotel website for many breaks, offers, Murder Mystery weekends, dancing holidays, live music and birthday treats.

Hotels

"An oasis at the heart of Dartmoor" (Sunday Times)

Looking for that special hotel to escape the everyday rat race ? Then you have found it. To enter the Hotel is like stepping back in time.. cosy lounges, blazing log fires, award winning food and beautiful rooms. Situated within its own 60 acres with sweeping lawns down to The River Dart.

They have 32 unique bedrooms, many of which enjoy views of the West Dart River and the moorland beyond. The rooms are a delightful combination of modern facilities and traditional charm, capturing something of the splendour of Dartmoor and...

The Horn of Plenty Country House Hotel and Restaurant, Gulworthy, Tavistock The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty is a beautiful 19th century manor house on the Devon/Cornwall border.   Located in stunning surroundings overlooking the Tamar Valley, 5 minutes' drive from Dartmoor,  it offers a high standard of excellence to make your stay in the West Country all the more relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable.

Each of the 16 en-suite bedrooms is unique in it’s country chic design, displaying both contemporary richness and classic sophistication. Great care has been taken to restore the original period features, whilst installing all the modern comforts you expect and appreciate.  Rooms are light, fresh and airy, and most enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful countryside.

Food features high on the agenda, with a 2 AA rosette fine dining restaurant featuring the best of local, seasonal produce.

Hotels

Close yet still a world away

The Horn of Plenty provides outstanding food, accommodation and service in a stunning location.

Located on the Devon/Cornwall border and surrounded by stunning country views, The Horn of Plenty is a beautiful, independently owned 4-star Country House Hotel with a 2 AA Rosette fine dining restaurant where contemporary meets country chic.

You'll feel right at home here; this luxury manor house hotel offers a welcoming vibe of quality, relaxation and comfort.

The Rooms

The Horn of Plenty is a...

Plume of Feathers, Princetown, Dartmoor The Plume of Feathers Bunkhouse

Providing low cost accommodation at the Plume of Feathers Inn (by the mini roundabout). It is open all year and can house up to 38. Rooms up to 10 sharing, plus sleeps 4 and sleeps 2. Share kitchen and toilet facilities. There is also a campsite at the back of the pub.  I recommend that you BOOK WELL IN ADVANCE in the bunkhouse as it gets full in Summer with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels

Children are welcome in the bunkhouse at the Plume of Feathers. Smaller and larger rooms are on offer. Book a family room. For instance the sleeps 10 room for one night is just £140, then £95 for subsequent nights. The kitchen is a shared area, so kids will soon find friends to share the children's play area. There is also a large campsite at the rear of the pub for tents and motorhomes.

The bunkhouse sleeps 38 people and is ideally suited for larger parties and groups. There are smaller and larger sharing rooms which are clean and comfortable with shared facilities of a kitchen and...

Fox Tor Bunkhouse, Princetown, Dartmoor Fox Tor Cafe Bunkhouse

In the centre of Princetown, high on the Moor. This bunkhouse can house up to 12 in 3 rooms of 4. Bedding/towels not provided, but available for hire. C.H.+ good kitchen with flat screen tv, fridge, cooker, microwave and all important toaster. Underfloor heating in the showers. This is a licensed cafe, so packed lunches available. Drying room, bike storage and they will take dogs if you hire the whole bedroom. Car park too. Nice friendly owners Dave and Abbi 

Hostels

Fox Tor bunkhouse is situated in the heart of Dartmoor and have fantastic access to both north and south moor. Ther are 20 minutes from the river Dart, and believe it or not, only 30 minutes from the centre of Plymouth. Dave and Abbi are huge supporters of the Ten Tors event as well as all the events Dartmoor hosts including; the Dartmoor Devil, Dartmoor Dash, Dartmoor Classic, Dartmoor Discovery Ultra Marathon etc, etc. 

It doesn't matter the reason you come to Princetown or to Dartmoor they will endeavour to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You can come and go as you...

The Plume of Feathers, Princetown, Dartmoor The Plume of Feathers

This campsite is open all year and takes up to 75 tents and 10 motor homes. (No electric hookups) Prices are per person, not per unit. I recommend that you book well in advance in the bunkhouse as it gets full in Summer with backpackers from all over the world.

Camping & Caravan Sites

The Plume of Feathers is situated at Princetown in the heart of picturesque Dartmoor and offers a warm welcome to all visitors.

They are a traditional historical Inn retaining many of the original features such as slate floors, wooden beams and granite walls and are ideally situated for walkers, hikers, geocaching and local attractions like HMS Dartmoor Prison Museum..

They have an enviable reputation for serving traditional home cooked dishes at affordable prices using the freshest, locally sourced produce. 

The Plume of Feathers is the perfect place from which to...

Langstone Manor Park, near Tavistock Langstone Manor Park

Tents, statics & Glamping pods to hire, dogs welcome, open March to November, near Tavistock.  Walk straight onto Dartmoor from this site and there are cycleways nearby. Level, well-drained pitches and new FIVE star facilities.  The Langstone Bar (check their website for opening times) with a woodburning stove, terrace and games room offers evening meals and is a perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of the day.  No loud music, no traffic noise, stunning starry skies, peace and quiet and of course, a friendly atmosphere.

Camping & Caravan Sites

Set amongst delightful mature grounds in a sheltered wooded valley on the favoured south-west edge of Dartmoor, award winning Langstone Manor Holiday Park offers the perfect escape for those seeking to explore and enjoy the wide range of interests and activities the adjacent moorland has to offer.

They offer a range of five star self catering holiday accommodation from a newly refurbished manor house apartment, holiday homes with full facilities to spacious, well-appointed cottages. Level, well-drained pitches are available for camping with toilet, shower and laundry facilities all...

Plume of Feathers, Princetown, Dartmoor Plume of Feathers Inn

Couldn't be more in the centre of things. An historic Inn with food, local ales, B&B, camping and bunkhouses to suit every pocket. The bed and breakfast rooms are in a separate building less than 30 yards away, which used to be the Railway Inn. Now updated and offering a wide range of double and family bedrooms, all with either bath/shower or showers. Plenty of off road parking.

 

Pubs with rooms

The Plume of Feathers is a traditional historical Inn retaining many of the original features such as slate floors, wooden beams and granite walls and are ideally situated for walkers, hikers, geocaching and local attractions like HMS Dartmoor Prison Museum..

They have an enviable reputation for serving traditional home cooked dishes at affordable prices using the freshest, locally sourced produce.

The Plume of Feathers is the perfect place from which to explore the beauty of Dartmoor and the surrounding areas. They offer fabulous accommodation to suit all from relaxing...

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