Appledown House Country Bed and Breakfast is set in a lovely rural location in the heart of the Devon countryside, just about as far away from the every day stresses and strains of your normal life as you want to be, yet less than 10 minutes drive from Tavistock and Dartmoor. Inspected by the Dartmoor Partnership, their assessor David Farrant, said: Appledown House is a 1st class addition to our membership and is thoroughly recommended. Rooms are comfortable, light and airy, and well-furnished . The two bedrooms (both en-suite with showers) form the detached ground floor annexe and are interconnected via an adjoining door (useful for families/friends).
The superior twin/superking has its own conservatory overlooking the outdoor pool and fabulous views towards Dartmoor and the double room with its tiny patio garden overlooks the front of the property. Well-behaved children are most welcome. We have ample off road parking for all our guests, together with secure bicycle storage and a drying area. Our outdoor swimming pool (open during the summer) is set in its own terrace within the south facing grounds of just under 3 acres.
We make our own bread and yoghurt, source our bacon and sausages from our local butcher as well as provide Cornish butter and fresh free-range eggs for your breakfast along with fresh mushrooms and tomatoes (the latter home grown in season). There are several inns within 0.5m and a variety of different eating experiences are available in nearby Tavistock.
Dartmoor is virtually on the doorstep, yet our country retreat is only 3.5 miles from the Stannary town of Tavistock.
The City of Plymouth lies just 14 miles to the South whilst the M5 motorway and the Cathedral City of Exeter, with its international airport, can easily be accessed via the A30 dual carriageway. Tavistock is in a uniquely central position making visits to the rest of Devon and to most of Cornwall easy e.g Eden, Heligan, Truro and St Austell, St Ives, Mevagissey, Bideford, Bude, Padstow and Newquay in an hour or less, Plymouth and Looe less than 30 mins.
Appledown House ( 01822 610478 www.appledownhouse.com ) is easy to find and is just a short 7 minute drive from Tavistock, in the beautiful Devon countryside.
From Tavistock town centre proceed past the Bedford Hotel along the A386 Plymouth Road to Drake s statue roundabout.
Take the 2nd exit.
At the next mini roundabout, with the SPA shop facing you, take the 2nd exit into Ford Street.
At the next mini roundabout take the 1st exit (sharp left) into Spring Hill, signposted Lamerton. Proceed up the hill passing Tavistock Cottage Hospital on your left.
Continue along this road for approximately 3 miles passing the sign for Lamerton and passing the Blacksmith s Arrms Public House. After approximately 0.5m (and having passed a left fork signed Chipshop and Gulworthy), turn left at the crossroads also signed Chipshop and Gulworthy.
The entrance to Appledown House is on your left.
NB Satnav will take you to the bungalow at the bottom of our garden.
With the bungalow on your right, proceed to the crossroads and turn right, Appledown House is now on your right with the entrance a few yards further up.
You can check in from 16:00. You need to check out by 10:00.