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  • £1850  to  £2950

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Short Breaks From

  • £460 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £783 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About Whitelady House

Whitelady House gives guests access to some of the most breathtaking scenery in South West England. The former farmhouse is in a quiet rural location on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and only six miles from Tavistock. It dates back to the 1600s and has been carefully modernised to provide a high standard of accommodation for up to 12 guests in six bedrooms. There is a village with two friendly pubs just two miles from the house.

The house's name comes from the nearby Whitelady Waterfall in Lydford Gorge. It adjoins the National Trust property that includes the impressive Devil's Cauldron whirlpool where the walk is beautiful in any season (although the water spray can make the path slippery so sturdy shoes are advised). Sometimes, it's more fun to rely on another pair of feet - or two pairs, in this instance! The owners of Whitelady House can help guests to plan a fantastic riding holiday with every day spent in the saddle, or you can get in touch with a nearby riding school to arrange a leisurely guided trek.

Keeping a group of family and friends entertained on holiday is easy when you stay at Whitelady House because there is so much to do both together and as smaller groups if that is what people prefer. For example, those with a culinary interest can attend a specialist cookery course leaving the history buffs to visit Buckland Abbey and Estate, and adrenaline lovers to get their kicks scaling Dartmoor's granite tors or mountain biking along thrilling off-road trails. Plymouth is a short drive away offering a wealth of shopping and entertainment, or spend a day building sandcastles at Bovisands or Wembury Beach.

The excellent location paired with the high standard of accommodation makes Whitelady House a fantastic holiday property whether you are escaping for a long weekend to celebrate a milestone occasion, planning a hen party, or having an annual get-together with your extended family for a week in summer or over Christmas. Talk to the property managers when booking and let them know if you have any special requirements such as the need for one-off or nightly caterers or help planning activities either on site or in the local area.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer) joined Independent Cottages in January 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dartmoor)

Whitelady House is large and luxurious, with accommodation spread over two levels and furnished to a high standard with a strong focus on guest comfort.

Accommodation Comprises:


  • Whitelady House impresses from the off, with guests entering through a wide front door into a light entrance hall where one of two oak staircases rises to the first floor.
  • There are three reception rooms on the ground floor, including a sitting room with a stone fireplace and log burning stove, comfortable seating and a TV with a DVD player and Freesat channels. It is the perfect space for relaxing quietly with a book or enjoying a film after dinner.
  • Drawing room which is another good-sized living area with an inglenook fireplace and log burner. Plush sofas and rich silk curtains give it a country-hotel atmosphere with the benefit of it being entirely private and only for your use.
  • The house is full of thoughtful extras like a games cupboard stocked with games for all ages.
  • Dining room in the oldest part of the house featuring the original slate floor and a beautiful Arts and Crafts dining table with 12 velvet covered chairs. The room is dual aspect with lovely views of the garden and as nice for breakfast on a sunny day as it is at night, lit by candlelight with the table set for a wonderful celebration meal.
  • Kitchen which is an absolute joy for chefs, with its range stove and island worktop. It is relaxed and homely, and the owners provide not only a wealth of quality equipment and appliances but also a variety of cookbooks to inspire your meals. It is possible to arrange for 'chalet-style' catering where your meals are cooked on site and served for you; special one-off catering by a Michelin trained chef; or provision of frozen, home-cooked meals. Please ask when booking.
  • A charming twin bedroom has a separate dressing room and ensuite with shower, WC and handbasin.
  • There is a cloakroom tucked away under the staircase with a WC and handbasin.


  • There are five elegantly appointed bedrooms on the upper level, including two double rooms furnished with kingsized beds, featuring ensuite shower rooms with a WC and handbasin. Each room has an individual style, high ceilings, and windows that overlook the garden towards the countryside beyond.
  • The remaining three bedrooms are all twin rooms with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds and ample storage.
  • Family bathroom with a bath including overhead shower attachment, WC and handbasin.
  • Guests are provided with thick white towelling robes to use during their stay and fragrant toiletries.

Outside: The extensive gardens at Whitelady House are expertly landscaped and feature an outdoor hot tub and croquet lawn. The sunny, south facing patio has garden furniture and a firepit with BBQ grill attachment, and there is space to set up a gazebo if you want to plan a barbecue but do not want to leave the weather to chance. Guests have private off-street parking for several cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, including WiFi and logs for the wood burners, are included. Short breaks are possible all year round depending on availability. The property manager can assist with the arrangement of catering and activities - please enquire when booking. Well behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement. Smoking is not permitted.

This property is managed by an agency who may apply an additional booking fee to the prices quoted

Whitelady House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms (2 Kings, 4 Twins)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1271 377432 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer)
Member Since January 2019

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* Calendar last updated: 17th June 2024

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