Welcome to Fitzford Gate House, a simply stunning regal property in the centre of the pretty west Devon town of Tavistock. Dating back to the 16th Century, Fitzford Gate House is a Grade II Listed building, beautifully and sympathetically restored and overlooked by the statue of Sir Francis Drake! The gatehouse sits in a prime location close to the centre of town, however the cleverly designed sunken garden and two foot thick walls ensure you will enjoy a peaceful holiday and the very best of 21st Century living.
As you enter Fitzford Gate House through the unique front door you will be captivated by the delights of this wonderful property. Contemporary features such as under-floor heating in the sunken living-room, designer lighting and a fabulous log-burner blend perfectly with the beautifully restored stonework, handcrafted banquet table and beamed ceilings. With natural tones and neutral colour scheme, this is the perfect place to relax and re-charge. The uber sleek fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook up a feast and has the luxury of an additional utility-area giving extra storage and a fridge/freezer and washing machine. The fabulous dining-area leads off the kitchen, ideal for socialising with family and friends.
At the end of a fun filled day, climb the tower stairs just like in a fairy tale and discover two first floor bedrooms, each with sumptuous king-size beds and crisp white bed linens. Between the two bedrooms sits a super stylish shower-room which would not look out of place in a five star hotel! Climb to the top of the tower and you will be greeted by the main en suite bedroom with fabulous features and the most delightful views over the rooftops of Tavistock.
Outside, Fitzford Gate House has a fabulous patio and garden area, perfect for morning coffee and al fresco dining using the all-important barbecue. Discover the best Devon has to offer, here is a property you will want to return to year after year.
Cyclists will be in heaven when they find out that 21 miles of Drake's cycling trail, linking Tavistock to the maritime city of Plymouth, starts literally outside the door. Dartmoor is close by and days can be spent discovering the beauty of the countryside. Over the road from Fitzford Gate House is Canal Park where you can walk along the side of the canal into town and enjoy the weekly market or perhaps one of the many eclectic shops, cafes or restaurants. Canal Park also offers lawn tennis, a play park and leisure centre, perfect at any time of year.
The popular coastal town of Bude is just a 30 minute drive away with plentiful eateries, pubs and cafes to explore. Head west along the coast and you will find Widemouth and Millook, a tucked-away pebble beach with an impressive geological cliff face. Head inland and you will discover beautiful Dartmoor and the ideal spot for walking, cycling or horse riding. Lifton is a lovely village just 15 minutes away where there's a wonderful pub, restaurant and delicatessen as well as the award-winning Strawberry Fields, which is a great place to pick up supplies.
Sitting-room with Dining-area with Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker and wood-burner
Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven and dishwasher
Utility-area with fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with four-poster king-size double bed (5')
Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with four-poster king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Babes in arms under six months old are welcome. Please note the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this property. However there are a number of charging points locally. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Thursday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 3 cars
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 25 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)
Welcome to beautiful Fitzford Gate House.
Surround yourself in luxury in the living-room.
The elegant dining-area with feature oak table is the perfect place to gather the family and chat about the day ahead.
This divine bedroom is a fairy tale place to sleep.
The secluded outside space is perfect for al fresco dining and relaxing in the sun.
Stunning Fitzford Gate House offers you a holiday in your very own fairy tale castle.
This dreamy property is the perfect place for a family or friends getaway.
A nod to the history of the area.
With patio doors leading onto the fabulous patio and a wood-burner to keep you cosy in winter, Fitzford Gate House is the perfect holiday destination at any time of year.
Contemporary furnishings match the rustic charm here.
The light filled living-room has a super-comfy corner sofa and is a great place to relax.
Original features abound here.
Gather everyone together for some sociable times around the table.
The beautiful stone archway between the sitting-area and the dining-area.
The super slick kitchen is well-equipped to cook up a holiday feast.
Every detail has been carefully thought of at Fitzford Gate House.
With an elegant four-poster and luxury linens, bedroom 2 awaits.
This superb shower-room sits between bedroom 1 and 2 on the first floor.
Perfect little details.
The ornamental original fireplace is one of many features in the property.
Bedroom 1 is elegantly furnished.
This charming property has some wonderful touches.
With luxury bedding, bedroom 1 ensures a good night's rest.
This baby blue shower-room on the ground floor.
The stone window frames and windowsills are beautifully preserved.
Dreamy oak beamed bedroom 3 with four-poster bed and beautiful furniture.
Relax in style here.
The en suite bathroom to bedroom 3 has a super walk-in shower and free-standing roll top bath.
The sitting-area of bedroom 3 is a lovely place for some quiet contemplation.
The en suite beckons.
Everyone will be captivated by the original features here.
The view across surrounding countryside.
Ample parking available and easy access for all.
With sun loungers, barbecue and outside dining-table, you will want to spend every moment outdoors.
Al fresco dining is what holidays are all about.
Fire up the barbecue for a holiday feast.
The lovely view of the nearby church.
There are many local walks, perfect for an afternoon stroll.
Perhaps a riverside walk is in order?
Pretty Tavistock has some lovely riverside walks.
The ancient Pannier Market in Tavistock takes place every Tuesday and Saturday.
Lydford Gorge is a delightful place to visit.
The wonders of Dartmoor are waiting to be discovered on your doorstep.
Dartmoor never fails to delight.