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.
Aperitif time.
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.
And relax...
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.
Cuteness overload!
The wonders of Dartmoor are waiting to be discovered on your doorstep.
Dartmoor never fails to delight.

Fitzford Gate House


Tavistock / Sleeps 6 + cot* (no children from 1 to 12)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Cornish Arms Tavistock (½ mile)

A traditional pub situated in the heart of Tavistock, perfect for days out in Dartmoor. Placed in the top 50 gastropubs of 2020, there's plenty of outdoor seating and a warm welcome waiting for you here.

Nearest beach

Cremyll Beach (13 miles)

Both Barn Pool and this beach are next to the Cremyll foot ferry with access to the gardens of Mount Edgecumbe Park nearby. With lovely views across to Plymouth, Cremyll beach is shingle and sand with some rock pools around the south side. Car parking is available at Cremyll and dogs are allowed year round.

Nearest walk

Drakes Trail Tavistock to Crowndale (½ mile)

This route from www.exploredevon.info starts in the centre of the historic town of Tavistock and is around three miles. Take a look at the link for further details and watch out for cyclists as this is also a cycle path.

Nearest town

Tavistock (½ mile)

Big by Dartmoor standards, Tavistock is a town that seems to have everything - fancy restaurants, a historic market, a cinema, lots of shops and some good attractions, too. Plenty to do here on a rainy day.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Market Town

Lovely to wander around. Independent shops and market stalls. Beautiful river to walk along. Easy to walk into the town or the other way to the larger supermarkets for essentials. We really enjoyed our low key English holiday.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Tavistock - A bit of everything!

What a lovely place! Big enough to have shops like Boots and other high street chains but small enough to retain a independent feel with little boutique gift shops. It made a refreshing change after 5 solid days of holiday gift shops selling mugs and teatowels, to find somewhere that sold normal things!! We still don't know what a pannier market is, even having visited!!! Nice though!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009


Bustling market town with many independent shops. The Pannier Market is open from Tuesday to Saturday with different stalls each day. Tuesdays are good for bric a brac and antiques. Every other Saturday there is an award winning Farmer's Market in the square. Also an award winning cheeserie. A great place for foodies.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Tavistock is a lovely town with loads of interesting little shops. It's a great way to while away a couple of hours, with a leisurely lunch of course, before heading up on to the moor itself.

Also nearby

Country Cheeses (½ mile)

The home of 'real' cheese. They also have a branch in Topsham.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2013

Mary Portas raved about this shop

.... and you can see why. The staff are friendly & knowledgeable and they sell a massive range of amazing local cheeses. I always add their cheese to our Welcome Baskets at Lower Chaddlehanger. Top Shop!

Drake's Trail (3 miles)

Named after one of Devon's most famous sons, Sir Francis Drake, the Drake's Trail project, launched in March 2009, includes a range of walking and cycling routes in West Devon for all age groups and fitness levels. The new off-road cycling route follows the old railway track between Tavistock and Plymouth, crossing open moorland at Roborough Down before reaching the wooded valleys of the River Meavy and eventually the River Plym.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Superb cycle way

Cycled to Plymouth and back on this fantastic route with ever changing scenery that was a joy

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Great walk

2hrs and a lovely route. We had a fab walk

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

See deer in the woods and watch the rivers for kingfishers, herons and spawning salmon.
- G Steele

Cotehele (4 ¾ miles)

A medieval house in amazing condition, with fabulous collections of armour, textiles and furniture from the period. The estate is open daily from dawn to dusk throughout the year, dogs are welcome in the grounds and there's miles of woodland paths and countryside to explore.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2013


This is one of the most beautiful houses in UK. Well worth a visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Stoic British carried on in AWFUL weather!

Wonderful House, Gardens, grounds and shops..AWFUL half term weather, but we braved it all! NB the house has NO electric lights so visibility in the house is limited on dull days!. Mill lovely and the walk down from the house through the gardens and past the chapel to the quay side and then the mill was lovely....a little slippery in places as it a little steep in parts and was SO wet..but we all remained upright! Lovely Cornish ice creams at the Quay and great bread flour can be bought at the mill shop. Hurrah for the VERY helpful and lovely mini bus driver who can ferry any less able bodies around the 3 sites...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Cotehele is a beautiful National Trust property - I recommend walking the wider estate, including the folly behind the property which gives you a bird's eye view for miles! The walk down through the quay to the mill is stunning, and the waterwheel and mill race is currently being renovated, which is an interesting project. You can even buy flour that has been milled on site.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2009


A medieval gem with a magical garden sloping down to the Tamar. Plenty of walks on the Estate. Highly recommended are the scones at the restaurant on Cotehele Quay - just the thing at the end of a stroll along the river.

Browns Hotel (½ mile)

For special occasion dining.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Interesting menu and attentive service. Not cheap, but a good ambience.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Ladies who lunch or dinner with friends

This comfortable and well managed hotel has a great restaurant - set lunch menu around £20 per head. The dinner menu is superb with the chef using as much local produce as possible. A real treat, expensive but well worth it for that special meal out.

Gorton's (¼ mile)

Previously known as Christopher's, this restaurant is popular among locals for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With just 26 covers you can be sure of a meal of Michelin Star standard made using only locally sourced meat and vegetables.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2013

Beautiful & delicious food

A gem of a restaurant with impeccable service and delicious food, beautifully created.

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