The race provides a unique opportunity to run a one lap course of approximately 6 miles, in the picturesque surroundings of the Maristow Estate, across open moorland on a well marshalled course... More
Yelverton Between Plymouth and Tavistock on the A386
Think about Yelverton and your mind takes you to a small roundabout with a row of rather nice Victorian villas placed to the North with their sunny faces forever watching the traffic going by. On the opposite side of the roundabout, on a sliproad, you will find a row of shops which seems to be 'the centre of town'.
Actually this is a good spot for walking the nearby Roborough Downs and the utterly fabulous Burrator Reservoir plus it's on the main bus route to either Tavistock or Plymouth. Something I found fascinating, that if you visit the town on the Google Earth satellite view, you can still see the now grassed over, layout of the runways from when it used to be a busy wartime Air Force base. It's a perfect spot for keen walkers. The town has an excellent golf course
|The Old Vicarage||
The Old Vicarage's situation is as beautiful as the house. Liz and Don have three lovely boutique rooms all of which are en-suite. They have a large garden surrounded on all sides by fields where cows, sheep, Dartmoor ponies and deer graze. For visitors interested in the night skies, they are in an area of near-zero light pollution and on clear nights a fantastic number of stars/planets are visible. Guests are welcome to use the house telescope. The open moor also surrounds Shaugh Prior and there are beautiful far-reaching views from all rooms. The city of Plymouth is 6 miles away and the sea at Plymouth Sound and Penlee point can be seen from a number of rooms.
Foxgloves is a 1 bedroom stylish, single-storey detached cottage converted from a barn within the grounds of the owners' Georgian house. A dear little cottage in a quiet, tranquil setting, well placed for exploring the Tamar Discovery Trail on foot and the Bere Peninsula route by bicycle.
|Drake Manor Inn||The Drake Manor offers a warm welcome and a fine selection of locally sourced home cooked food and a good range of ales, ciders and wines in the well stocked bar. Originally built in the 12th century and later rebuilt in the 16th Century it was part of Sir Francis Drakes estate. The pub is full of character with ancient beams and gleaming horse brasses. Cosy wood burning stoves and a sheltered garden.|
David & John look forward to welcoming you to 'Overcombe House' their award winning guest accommodation that can be your sanctuary in Devon's delightful Dartmoor National Park. Their most popular rooms & their spacious breakfast room have stunning views over Dartmoor towards North Hessary Tor & Leather Tor.
This modern whitewashed cottage is situated in a quiet residential area, near the church in the pretty Dartmoor village of Horrabridge.
Offering upside down accommodation, this cottage has plenty of space for families and friends to gather for a holiday in the countryside, in an ideal village location from which to explore Dartmoor and the South Hams.
|Tuckermarsh Quay River Cottage||
Tuckermarsh Quay River Cottage is one of a series of three river cottages built by miners and dating from the 1800s. It is idyllically set amongst old English woodlands and is nestled in the Devonshire banks of the River Tamar looking out into Cornwall but just minutes away from Dartmoor too - the best of both worlds!.
Woodstone Barn has its own private enclosed garden and is surrounded by paddocks grazed by ponies, sheep and chickens. Situated on a slope above the West Devon Way, in a tranquil, rural setting a mile and a half from Dartmoor National Park, Woodstone Barn offers an escape to the countryside for a family or group of up to 8. The Barn hase amazing, far-reaching countryside views towards Dartmoor and is just two and a half miles from Tavistock.
|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 8am 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!|
|Langage Farm||The Langage Farm Shop holds our biggest selection to date, with 36 flavours of ice cream and frozen yogurt for scooping and tasters.We now also offer milkshakes (made with Langage milk and ice cream), smoothies and yoggies made fresh while you wait, and you can even design your own recipe.|
|Hotel Endsleigh||Delicious English dining using local and regional produce. Hotel Endsleigh - featured as one of the Top 20 restaurants with rooms by The Times is a Grade I historic house set in 100 acres of fairytale woodland, follies and grottos created by Humphry Repton. The Duke of Bedford, who owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his fishing and hunting lodge. In 2005 Olga Polizzi bought the hotel and restored it with a touch of luxury. Hidden on the edge of the Dartmoor it has magnificent views of the gardens, the river Tamar and beyond into Cornwall.|
|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|
|Tor Royal||A special venue for your special day with room for up to 60 in the house or a Marquee in the garden for larger weddings - Tor Royal holds a wedding licence to make your day complete.|
|Tor Royal||Spoil yourself to a Cream Tea or Afternoon Tea at Tor Royal, Princetown - Home made with lashings of Clotted Cream. Open Easter to end September.|
|The Plym Valley and Drizzlecombe Walk|
|The Lower Barn||
Stay on Dartmoor in the cosy Lower Barn, situated in a remote setting on a working hill farm with spectacular scenery all around. Sherberton Farm is one of Dartmoor's ancient tenements, right at the heart of the moor, farming cattle, ponies and sheep. The Lower Barn is a single storey barn conversion with its own garden in the farm yard. It has everything you could need for a relaxing week away from it all.
|The Moorland Garden Hotel||Newly refurbished, the Moorland Garden Hotel is the ideal venue for weddings. Located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon we have three licensed rooms for civil ceremonies and can cater for between 20 and 160 guests.|
|Buckland Abbey, Garden and Estate||Discovery, tranquillity and history – an ancient gem in the Dartmoor landscape. When you visit Buckland, you follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country.|
|The Garden House||‘The Garden House’ is owned and administered by the Fortescue Garden Trust, an independent charity. Discover one of the most romantic gardens in England – lift your spirits, gain ideas or simply relax! Discover stunning vistas and hidden treasures around every corner in this plantsman’s paradise! Enjoy great food in the Tearoom and select from a wide range of quality plants in Plant Sales … and children will love the ‘Find the Animal Trail’! A wonderful day out for all the family.|
Yennadon House sits on the moorland edge of Dousland, set within 2 acres of private garden (level lawn, orchard, hard tennis court - available to 7:30pm). This handsome late Victorian family house sleeps up to 13 in 7 bedrooms (3 doubles, 3 twins and 1 single). A spacious and light family home, splendid at anytime of the year, with wonderful moorland walks from the doorstep.
Deep in Lord Roborough's 6000 acre estate you will find Maristow Barton, a large detached Georgian house that sleeps up to 16. The house is hugely comfy with bright modern decor. The house offers 5 doubles and 3 twins all with own private/en-suite bathrooms. The standard of luxury and comfort in the house is exceptional, the atmosphere relaxing and casual, the surrounding tranquil - great for those family get togethers. If you don't fancy making use of the well equipped kitchen professional catering is available.
|Hilly Field Barn||
On the very South Westerly tip of Dartmoor with views over Buckland Monochorum and on towards the Tamar valley. Quiet, peaceful, well off the beaten track. Dating back 200 years, this small cottage for 2 has it's own private garden and parking. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, sitting room/dining area/kitchen all in one with patio doors overlooking the garden. Boot room off with washing machine, storage etc. Central heating. Small TV. All fairly brief, but so is the price. Close to Buckland Abbey, Morwellham Quay, the Garden House, and easy travelling to Yelverton, with Tavistock and Plymouth beyond
Two self catering units alongside the Country House accommodation here at Harrabeer. One on the ground floor, one upstairs. Sleeping from 2 to 4 in each let with plenty of stonework and beams on show from what was once an old stone barn. Guests are welcome to enjoy the licensed bar and restaurant that the hotel offers, along with the pretty garden.
|Dartmoor Safaris||Ideal day out for the family, whatever the season. If you want to see the very best of Dartmoor, Dartmoor Safari's vehicles are ideally suited to the smaller roads that coaches can't access. Your knowledgeable local guide will show you the sites that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to write 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and introduce you to the beautiful Dartmoor ponies. Enjoy true exploration of the wild landscape and historic villages while your driver regales you with stories of witchcraft and mythical creatures. Please wear sensible walking shoes, warm and weatherproof outer clothing and don't forget your camera! Tours start at 09:00 and usually finish around 17:00|
|17th Century Barn||
Beautifully converted barn dating back to the 17th century. But now sporting all the latest mod cons, Shaker style kitchen, dishwasher, utility room with tumble drier, washing machine etc. On three floors with spacious and modern decor, this property is ideal for 4 adults and 2 children. The owners offer a travel cot and high chair. Plenty of space outdoors, and real chickens to say hello to. Everything is included in the price, linen, electricity etc.
|Moorland Garden Hotel||
Moorland Garden Hotel nestles in nine acres of stunning and tranquil moorland garden. The hotel has 4 luxurious suites and 40 en-suite bedrooms, some rooms have balconies and most have views over the expansive lawn, moorland garden and their Wildflower Meadow. The hotel is dog-friendly.
The Moorland Garden Hotel which is also open to non-residents offers; dining, accommodation, a gorgeous wedding venue, our AA Rosette award-winning Wildflower Restaurant, and the Dartmoor Bar for drinks and snacks.
An enchanting Grade I fishing and hunting lodge. Olga Polizzi has beautifully restored this country house hotel situated in 108 acres of fairytale woodland gardens. Endsleigh has 16 rooms each individually designed with uncluttered elegance. Go on spoil yourself...
|Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa||
Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa is a 5* luxury manor house spa hotel in Devon where style and luxury meet the drama of Elizabethan architecture. Imposing stone towers, secret archways, and curious arrow slits hint at the hotel’s rich history. The delectable fine dining restaurant, with exquisite fine dining by Head Chef Scott Paton, lavish four-poster suites and idyllic location on the edge of Dartmoor, will make your heart flutter and your mouth water.
|Tor Royal Farm||
Tor Royal, a listed property with period decor to match. Wonderful setting high on the Moor at Princetown, this is perfect for the riding treks they have on offer from their own stables. Organised treks including visits to local pubs for lunch beginners catered for. 4 double/twin rooms all ensuite, Lilly, Wallace, Sherlock and Tyrwhitt, plus a smaller pretty room out of the main house, overlooking the courtyard and at a reduced price. Evening meals by prior arrangement £20 pp
|Moor Bars||Moor Bars specialise in mobile bar service for all occasions, including parties, wedding receptions and any other social or corporate events. They pride themselves on offering a flexible and unique mobile bar service to meet each individual client’s needs.|
|Portia Crossley wedding photography||Portia loves photographing weddings. The anticipation and excitement of the day. The extravagant and sometimes gloriously outrageous outfits. The smell of fresh flowers. The special bond she makes with her clients. The emotional response to true love and of course the adrenalin! Portia feels very strongly that in order for good photographs to be created people need to "click" with their chosen photographer.|