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House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Once featured in Woman & Home magazine as one of the top ten quirkiest properties in the UK, The Priory is a detached, Grade II listed, English Heritage property and is believed to be one of the oldest buildings in Tavistock.

The Priory is a lovely example of a fine and substantial house, with an impressive granite tower, vestibule and entrance hall dating back to the 13th century, and was re-modelled and extended during the opulent Victorian age.

The original priory was occupied by monks serving the local abbey and is said to be part of the Collegiate Chantry. This is truly a house of significant historical importance and has been transformed into a comfortable and sumptuous holiday home. Large and airy, well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings, panelled and stained glass doors and windows, decorative ceiling mouldings and architraves, and some ornate character fireplaces are just some of its uniqueness.

The property, which stands in approximately 1½ acres of grounds and has a large lawned area, is stone built using local granite from Dartmoor and has lovely, arched, granite mullioned windows.

The tower has a small roof terrace, accessed from an unusual spiral staircase off the main landing, and from the top guests can enjoy particularly beautiful views across the surrounding countryside. The massive stained glass window that adorns the grand staircase and inner porch are absolutely beautiful and very detailed in their design, and were believed to have been salvaged from Ireland by monks and brought it back to The Priory. One half of the original window is now the window on the stairwell in the grand hall, whilst the top part has been used on the entrance door into the property.

For family celebrations, special occasions or friends gathering together, this house offers comfort and style in abundance. Tavistock, known as the 'gateway to Dartmoor', is a very popular and individual market town, with a wide selection of shops and restaurants, and a well-known pannier market open five days a week (closed Sunday and Monday).

Tavistock has a leisure centre with swimming pool and large open parkland with cafes, and the golf club is within walking distance. Dartmoor National Park is just ½ mile from the property and has a wealth of outdoor activities, including walking and cycling trails, horse riding, climbing and canoeing. Golf course nearby, open to non-members. Supermarkets 1 mile. Beach 15 miles. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Large living room with French doors to garden. Large sitting room with French doors to garden. Large dining room. Large kitchen with gas range (for cooking) and breakfast area. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Four double bedrooms, two with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet, one with 6ft bed and balcony. Large twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Spiral staircase to tower.

•Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included

•Travel cot and high chair on request

•Two satellite TVs (full package)

•Gas range

•Washing machine

•Tumble dryer

•Dishwasher

•American fridge/freezer

•Wi-fi

•1-acre grounds with large lawned area, sitting-out area and furniture

•Roof terrace

•Barbecue

•Ample parking

•Pets free of charge

•No smoking

The Priory is located in the very popular residential area of Whitchurch in Tavistock within easy walking distance of the town centre with all the wonderful amenities Tavistock has to offer. Located only a 5 minute walk away is a very useful shop and Post Office and just a little further along is The Whitchurch Inn that serves great food every day of the week, including on Sundays with their popular Sunday Roast.

Tavistock is a thriving market town adjoining the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park and in 2004 was voted the winner of the nationwide survey undertaken by the council for the protection of Rural England involving 120 other market towns. Among the assets taken into consideration were history, architecture, community spirit, planning sensitivity, recreational facilities and individuality of shops and businesses. All in all it is a fascinating and exciting town with plenty going on especially with the bustling pannier market!

The Priory is a stones throw away from the beautiful and iconic Dartmoor with its vast expansion of stunning walks and hikes along the tors.

We are also only 15 minutes drive away from the popular City of Plymouth with its fast inter City rail links to London, Bristol and the North.

There is also regular public transport to take you almost anywhere you want to go

The Priory constitutes one of the oldest buildings in Tavistock with some parts of the building dating back to the 14th Century.

Accommodation

The Priory is a large 6 bed roomed house with very large rooms, 2 living rooms and large dining room following through to a beautiful big kitchen. The Priory is decorated to an extremely high standard and can accommodate at least 14 guests. 4 of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with luxurious washing facilities.

We have created a warm and welcoming feeling for you to enjoy your holidays here with the friendly atmosphere and luxurious living spaces.

All linen & electricity is provided within the price.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Plymouth area 24.1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Plymouth
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 16
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Country region

Devon is a very popular destination for your perfect getaways from busy day to day life. With a wealth of things to do but still able to enjoy a completely relaxed and beautiful holiday.

Dartmoor

The Priory is located in the very popular residential area of Whitchurch in Tavistock within easy walking distance of the town centre with all the wonderful amenities Tavistock has to offer. Located only a 5 minute walk away is a very useful shop and Post Office and just a little further along is The Whitchurch Inn that serves great food every day of the week, including on Sundays with their popular Sunday Roast.

Tavistock is a thriving market town adjoining the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park and in 2004 was voted the winner of the nationwide survey undertaken by the council for the protection of Rural England involving 120 other market towns. Among the assets taken into consideration were history, architecture, community spirit, planning sensitivity, recreational facilities and individuality of shops and businesses. All in all it is a fascinating and exciting town with plenty going on especially with the bustling pannier market!

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Had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at the Priory. The house was stunning (pictures didnt do it justice), the location was perfect for exploring and it was overall a brilliant week. … More

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