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Excellent 5/5 Score from 19 reviews

Whitelady House

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 19 reviews

from £236 /night

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Whitelady House the perfect country retreat

Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Whitelady House is a large country retreat, accommodating up to 12 guests in style & comfort. This private house is ideal for exclusive anniversary or birthday celebrations, wedding and hen parties, reunions, family get-togethers or just for that special holiday. The house has been renovated and lovingly refurbished, exuding style and character with oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and exposed stone work, whilst retaining a homely, relaxed atmosphere.

We provide a memorable venue for a fun & relaxing house party, either self-catering or catered. As an alternative to self catering we can remove the burden of preparing and cooking for a large group by providing a fully catered service where we will create and serve meals at the house. Sit back and enjoy the company of friends & family, while we arrange everything for you.

Situated close to Tavistock, down a private drive, the huge expanse of Dartmoor is 100yds from the entrance, and the National Trust's Lydford Gorge is at the bottom of the garden.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 45 km, Nearest railway: Plymouth 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (8), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 16
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

About this location

The Devon region

Whitelady House is ideally located to discover and explore the whole of Dartmoor by foot, by mountain bike or on horseback; outdoor activities abound and are on your doorstep! From riding, tree surfing, gorge scrambling, wild swimming, clay pigeon shooting, falconry to name a few.

At the bottom of the garden is the National Trust's Lydford Gorge with its famous Whitelady Waterfall.

To the South, discover the delights of Tavistock, voted The Daily Telegraph's Market Town of the Year, full of independent shops and the famous Pannier Market. A little further on is the beautiful Tamar Valley (the hidden secret of Cornwall), and, then on to the south coast with its quaint fishing villages, sandy beaches and Plymouth Sound.

To the North, is the rugged coastline with Tintagel, Boscastle and Port Isaac.

To the East is the cathedral city of Exeter, steeped in history and a shoppers paradise. Head west and you reach Cornwall, the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The choice is endless.

The South West is also reknown for it food and local produceand Tavistock is no exception with an award winning farmers market an superb cheese shop and many qulaity butchers and a famous deli.


Dartmoor - the largest and wildest open space in Southern England covering 368 square miles, right on the doorstep (just 100 yds from Whitelady House)

The vast expanse of Dartmoor provides beautiful scenery, great rock-tors, heather-covered hills, woods & valleys as well as many pretty villages and very lively small market towns. All protected by being in the Dartmoor National Park.

Dartmoor provides a great playground for walking, riding, tor-climbing, picnicking, kite-flying, pony-trekking, cycling, fishing, gorge scrambling, swimming and letterboxing to list just a few of the activities available and all on your doorstep.

Tavistock and the surrounding area is also foodie heaven, with many local weekly artisan food markets and farmers market for you to buy great produce to create your own dishes or enjoy the many great restaurants and pubs in the area serving fabulous fresh produce.

Lydford village (two good food pubs, church, the Norman Castle, the prison and the massive and spectacular granite viaduct of the former Exeter-Plymouth railway line, now the start of the cycle track taking you across Dartmoor via Meldon reservoir to Okehampton) is famous for the gorge and Whitelady Waterfall.

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Review 1-10 of 19

11 Jan 2015


"Exceptionally comfortable stay"

I stayed at Whitelady house back in November with my family to celebrate my fathers 70th birthday. He had had a particularly bad year with health complaints so we wanted to throw him a really good sur… More

11 Nov 2014


"Whitelady house,luxury accommodation at lyford gorge dartmoor"

We arrived to a fabulous greeting by Carol who showed us around the delightful whitelady house and homemade cakes! We are a group who annually holiday together and whitelady house not only measured up… More

29 Oct 2014


"Fabulous House"

I have just had 3 amazing days at Whitelady House, to celebrate my Birthday. The house is beautiful, clean and has a lovely homely feel. All my guest loved it and on my Birthday Harriet cooked., s… More

Glad your special Birthday w'end was such a success, we think Whitelady House is a great place to celebrate a special birthday too!

26 Oct 2014


"Fabulous holiday home!"

We had an extended family holiday (8 of us) with 2 dogs in tow, at Whitelady House and it couldn't get any better....beautiful and very well equipped house; plenty of room for everyone. Country … More

26 Sep 2014


"Fabulous wedding venue"

Whitelady House served as an amazing location for our daughter's wedding. We were able to utilise the extensive garden for a Marquee to entertain our guests. The house was comfortable accommodati… More

Thank you for your kind words so glad Whitelady House was the ideal venue for your daughters wedding, we think it is a special place also!

3 Sep 2014


"Beautiful house in a beautiful setting"

We were two families with 5 teenagers ranging from 14 to 19 years old and a lively cockapoo dog! The house is very big with plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. The large garden, tabl… More

I am so glad you and your cockapoo enjoyed your stay, Dartmoor is perfect for dog with miles and miles of moorto roam only 500 yds from the front door . We also love Lydford Gorge but know what you mean about aching legs, I think it is 246 steps from the Waterfall back up to the garden!

23 May 2014


"Fabulous setting, fabulous house!"

I booked Whitelady House for a hen weekend with 12 of us staying. The house itself is beautiful and the pictures don't do it justice. Nice big rooms, spotlessly clean and extremely well equippe… More

Thank you, it is so important for a house to be clean. And we love having hen parties who can have a girlie time relaxing around the house

28 Feb 2014


"An incredible property in a wonderful location........."

We rented this property for the week of New Year 2014 with 2 other families. The group consisted of 5 adults and 5 children and in summary we had a truly wonderful stay. First of all I have to say how… More

20 Jan 2014


"Such a beautiful house .... thinking of an excuse to return!!!!"

I was looking for somewhere special to stay with some friends to celebrate my 40th and this beautiful house was spot on! I researched many places, but this was the one that I kept coming back to. We… More

15 Jan 2014


"After brilliant walks on Dartmoor, home to delicious nosh in a warm house"

It was a reunion of friends and we had a superb weekend, great food, very comfortable house, with WIFI, and lovely beds. I particularly enjoyed the walks across the moor and down the gorge, and then … More

Review 1-10 of 19

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