‘The Garden Rooms’ (&HotTub) Dartmoor


Entire guest suite hosted by Holls

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1.5 bathrooms
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The Garden Rooms is gorgeous 2 - 4(+) person accomodation (we can add a 5th person on a put up bedwith notice)
Modern, very cosy & a stunning private hot tub. Located in the rural national park. Located independently on the ground floor of a beautiful lived in historic country house.We're dog &child friendly. 100m from open moorland, &5mins to country pubs. We have huge skies, stunning walks for just you, the wild horses & the sheep. A fabulous location for space, fresh air & getaway adventures

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Some important additional information. During the Covid 19 situation. Please do inform us if you have any Covid symptoms before your arrival; or immediately the this occurs during your stay. We are taking multiple advisory steps to ensure our accommodation is cleaned to a very high and appropriate standard. We wish you a superb stay and lots of relaxation and fresh outdoor adventures.

Here is our usual introduction and basic information for you...

We are a friendly, welcoming country house in one Dartmoor's most popular locations. We look forward to offering you a very comfortable stay and friendly, warm welcome within our private but family owned accommodation. We hope you'll find soaking and bubbling in our new high end luxury Hotsprings hydrotherapy hot tub pretty special after a day of exploring. (On the odd occasion use of the hot tub maybe delayed slightly on your arriving day due to a warm refill and reheat or extended clean-we aim to have it functional on these rare occasions by the evening) it’s extremely rare that a slight delay occurs. The hot tub is for our guests soul use, it is not shared. (We do ask that the hot tub cover is always opened and closed by two people. This is vitally important and we also ask that no glasses are used in the hot tub. The use of plastic ‘glasses’ is fine).

This is lovely, spacious, cosy accomodation; there are two king sized beds in two bedrooms and it's located within a private setting at the garden level of a large and historic country house (we can add an extra portable bed after request if required). The amazing outdoor private hot tub is very special and a fantastic way to relax and add some extra luxury to your stay. It's lovely to bubble the night away under the Dartmoor sky. We have wifi Internet and there's a flat screen TV with Freeview, a land a huge selection of movies to choose from also. We have a fully fitted kitchen with all the appliances you'd expected. The self contained Garden Rooms offers all the expected facilities and more including a Tassimo coffee machine. There's a large shower / wet room and separate toilet. There's a large private natural stone patio, and huge stepped decked seating area for outdoor entertaining & relaxing. The Garden Rooms can be lit by the added lamps, creating a very cosy and ‘Scandi’
welcoming feel to the contemporary, airy Garden Rooms.

The house dates to approximately 1850 and is steeped in published history. We're only a 2 minute walk from open moorland and a 5 min walk from great local country pubs; it's only a 10 minute drive to Tavistock or the River Dart or Rover Walkham. There's a local post office, cafes and two country pubs in walking distance. We are also a very close walk to The National Park Moorland Visitors Centre. There are some fabulous walks from our doorstep too. Especially along the old trails towards Burrator or towards Frog In Tor among the now disused railway lines (hiking and cycle tracks).

The main floors of the house are completely separate and our small family do live in the upper main house, our Garden Rooms are on the lower ground floor of the main property and are fully self contained and private to our guests; we offer the option for well behaved dog guests at a small extra charge (£10.00 per night per dog, we just ask dogs are not left alone at any point and not permitted on soft furnishings).
There are many many dog friendly pubs and some great restaurants too - we can send you an ideas list with this included information; we ask doggy guests that are clean and dried off of course when entering the accomodation. This charge can be paid on arrival or via Airbnb direct. Of course children are very, very welcome we have a large garden and trampoline and also an adventure playground area which we have built for our families use, but you are welcome to use that too - it’s not commercially built but our family love it. We have safe key code access available if required, we offer full facilities for couples, familes or small groups of friends looking for some really welcoming comfortable accomodation and outdoor time out in a great location. We have some wild honey bees too and also a wild nature pond - depending the time of the year you can find frogs and newts... it’s a lovely garden with great walks into the wilds of Dartmoor on our doorstep.

We are only approximately 6.5 miles from Tavistock - and low cost Taxi fares are available if you fancy a night out with no driving. There are some great local relaxed restaurants - Taylor’s and The Cornish Arms are our favourites, or giving you some other pointers of places to eat, drink or visit-so there's no need to miss out on finding great places. The area is fantastic for relaxing, and exploring the beautiful local villages and the local town of Tavistock. For the more energetic it's a fabulous location for biking (local bike hire's available), riding (local riding centres), climbing (The Barn) or outdoor climbing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking (we can also assist you in booking great kayaking too, fishing, photography and more...

The Dartmoor scenery is hugely varied and really spectacular - from huge swathes of upland moor and massive sky’s with tracks that take you miles into the middle of nature. To stunning ‘middle earth’ looking river valleys and crystal clear waters... There are lots of tantalising 'foodie venues' too all close by; plus markets and lovely shops in and around Dartmoors local villages and Towns. We are easy access in the car to Plymouth Hoe and The Barbican also (we recommend Pier One Restaurant and coffee stop) it’s built above the sea with incredible views and you can even duo your toes in or take your swim wear if you fancy a proper dip. We are located in a fantastic location to of course explore Dartmoor but also explore the north or south coasts of Devon and Cornwall. People usually say that they wished they booked an extra night or two.., so we’d recommend a three night break to really relax and get to experience some fabulous days out... (we’ll send you an amazing ideas list after you’ve booked to help you experience the best and the hidden gems of the area). We offer stays from two nights but often three to four are the most sort after up to two weeks or longer on request. Tthere is a different place to visit everyday either a walk from your accomodation or a drive to a local beauty spot, fabulous beach’s, incredible rivers and river side walks, to amazing villages or historic National Trust properties.

So staying with us will offer a location to explore Dartmoor and it’s fantastic beauty spots or enjoy easy day trips to a wealth of north or south coast villages, beaches and river valleys (in Devon and in close by Cornwall). We wish you an easy and relaxing and very welcoming stay in The Garden Rooms.

We don’t have outdoor lighting, although the hot tub has its own great underwater lighting and the patio doors allow light from the lounge to shine outside near the hot tub. Some guests bring a torch if they are arriving or departing The Garden Rooms in the dark - we recommend you bring a torch for dark nights.

The Garden Rooms has some internal stairs, and also a couple of steps accessing The Garden Rooms and the private patio and deck area. Please be aware wet surfaces Inside and out can be slippy of course, and ensure you and your party are in good health to use our hot tub, there's also an wildlife pond. If your group exceeds two people there is a supplement of £17.50 per person ages 3 years and over (per night).

If you require a cot or high chair please give us notice to ensure this is available. Please bring your own cot mattress and your preferred baby sheets for comfort and we will proved the cot and high chair for you as requested - no problem at all.

(Christmas & New Year Only the whole property (Dartmoor Grange) including the private upper house is available to book - please see Dartmoor Grange as advertised on Airbnb. It sleeps up to 14 people / 16 with potable beds for added youngsters.
There is a 15 % supplement at Dartmoor Grange to cover extras such as decorations, and treats over this two week Christmas and the New Year holiday period.

We look forward to giving you a warm and lovely welcome when you arrive and know you’ll relax and enjoy our accomodation.

Holls and family

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Princetown, Devon, United Kingdom

Princetown is an historic working village located in the heart of one of England's finest and most famous national parks. The village and immediate area are famous for many reasons including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Hound of the Baskervilles', and the filiming of Steven Spielberg's film 'War Horse'; as well as incredible and very unique and varied landscapes: tors, high moor, river valleys, forest, Bronze Age settlements and amazing hiking and biking tracks . Chaplains House's Garden Rooms offer lovely and very well furnished spacious and cosy accomodation, and is only minutes from open, expansive beautiful national park. This is an eclectic mix of contemporary style and historic elegance, it's homely and a very relaxing. We price extremely competitively for the level of our facilities and have valued some really lovely guests.

We can add children's beds or potentially offer accomodation for larger groups - please call us to discuss this. You will love the all year round large outdoor 5-6 person night lit hot tub! Inside The Garden Rooms you will see there is a sunken and very cosy snug bedroom as well as a second garden bedroom and a semi ensuite wet room which serves The Garden Rooms, there's a separate toilet and spacious lovely lounge diner, plus a very modern and fully equipped kitchen with all the facilities you may need (see our floor plan). The property was 95% fully re-renovated in 2014/2015. It's really lovely, and very welcoming. We look forward to welcoming you and wish you a great stay.

Hosted by Holls

  1. Joined in December 2015
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Hi my name is Holls. I’m a mum of two awesome young girls, and three choc labradors. Professionally I’m an award winning human rights activist and public speaker, my passion is intersex human rights for children and older folk too. I adore my family, nature and work wise public speaking and although it may sound trite - fully living amazing life opportunities with my girls, friends and family, I was raised by fab hotelier parents. I've lived in quite a few different countries, Majorca, Germany and Canada. I've loved working with many inspiring people in many countries: Sweden, Norway, Cyprus, Belgium, Denmark, US, Switzerland, Scotland.... I also worked in TV as a camera woman and also in the odd war torn situation. I would love to present some amazing documentary ideas I have. I work from home and run a UK Human Rights NGO, I also sometimes guest lecture, public speak and love working with people to inspire young and older people alike too. I'm a ‘mature’ graduate of Plymouth and Cardiff Universities. I loved working in TV on various shows and on short films. I’m an all year round skin swimmer and ice swimmer. I also hold a crazy fun free dive record.... As a family we love paddling kayaks and canoes and exploring; basically we love the lakes, hills, crags, beaches and water too; swimming, surfing, biking, hiking, wild cooking; and the great local food which the area is famed for also. I'm a great believer in the power of nature and great spaces and how it inspires and works wonders on the mind and body... As mentioned I’m a mum and value family and our dogs immensely. I guess the pleasure of being an Air host is simply that I really love offering cosy, friendly and pretty cool accomodation... & sharing ideas of places to visit in the most spectacular and stunning area... so whether you’d like some scenic rambles or wild swimming, climbing, kayaking or gastro restaurants or maybe fabulous river valleys or beaches for incredible BBQs just ask and I’ll help point you in some great directions. Or maybe you’d just like to know where served great coffee and where to find post card villages and quirky shops - whatever your wish just ask and i’m pretty sure I’ll be able to help you. Come and say hi The Garden Rooms are lovely as is The Dartmoor Grange (also known as Chaplains’; we take pride as a family in offering our lovely accomodation to friendly respectful guests. As you can see i also have huge insight into many amazing areas and various 'secret spots' to tell you about so that you really get the best local experience to guide you to some amazing places. Make your stay an experience and not only a holiday - so if that’s what you’d like. Come and visit us... we'd love to welcome you. Holls and family
Hi my name is Holls. I’m a mum of two awesome young girls, and three choc labradors. Professionally I’m an award winning human rights activist and public speaker, my passion is int…

During your stay

We aim to ensure your stay is relaxed and really comfortable. We live separately in the main house and understand guests have varying wishes whilst they are staying with us; relaxation, some privacy, a friendly welcome and somewhere comfortable, clean and enjoyable. The self contained Garden Rooms is private, modern and spacious; and in a great central location to explore the stunning areas around us. If you'd like we'll be happy to direct you to some outstandingly beautiful places and areas of interest as well as the best pubs, restaurants; or offer you other ideas whether they are for activities or relaxed enjoyment - just ask, we also have a collection of tourist brochures and local information. You'll be able to access the best places in your precious holiday time.

We think you'll love our Garden Rooms. We'd love to make you feel at home. The Garden Rooms can be stayed in as a B and B with advance request or a self catered holiday accomodation, and consist of spacious private accomodation on the ground floor with your own private patio, deck and hot tub. As we've said we are family and animal friendly. We may also be able to organise accomodation for larger groups with advance notice. We look forward to you having a great stay with us. Please message us with any questions you may have.
Holly and Family.
We aim to ensure your stay is relaxed and really comfortable. We live separately in the main house and understand guests have varying wishes whilst they are staying with us; relaxa…

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House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 23:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
Pets are allowed

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