3 (all year)
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.
Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer) joined Independent Cottages in January 2019
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.
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
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