The Horn of Plenty

Guests exult over the ‘spectacular’ views from this 19th-century manor house in a ‘wonderful’ location overlooking the wooded Tamar valley. More

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The Horn of Plenty
Gulworthy
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 8JD
England
01822 832528
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

16. 4 in the main house, 12 in the coach House (20 yds), 7 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, library, drawing room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 5-acre grounds.

Background music

in restaurant and drawing room ‘when it’s quiet’.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed by prior arrangement in designated coach house rooms and in the library but not in the restaurant or drawing room.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £110, D,B&B from £190. Set dinner £49.50, tasting menu £65.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Guests exult over the ‘spectacular’ views from this ‘comfortable’ 19th-century manor house in a ‘wonderful’ location overlooking the wooded Tamar valley. The hotel is owned by Julie Leivers and Damien Pease, who encourage a ‘friendly’ atmosphere, with ‘excellent staff who are always keen to help’. Take your pick of ‘well-equipped’ bedrooms in the main house (high-ceilinged, with original features) and in a converted coach house (‘spacious’, contemporary) a minute’s walk away. ‘It’s worth paying extra for a room with a balcony overlooking the valley.’ In the conservatory dining room, chef Ashley Wright’s ‘exquisite’ modern dishes accompany the stunning views. Consider Vulscombe goat’s cheese, beetroot, elderflower, gingerbread; John Dory, lobster, heritage carrot. ‘The food is excellent, but very nouvelle, with small, pretty portions. More vegetables, please!’ Come breakfast time, find a buffet with cereals, yogurts, dried fruit and pastries; complimentary glasses of prosecco are a nice touch. ‘I asked for more fruit in the morning, and they delivered brilliantly.’ The Tamar valley trails are reached through the hotel’s gardens and orchard. (Peter Anderson)

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Indulge in a three-night break staying in one of our lovely deluxe rooms and enjoy some extra special treats with our compliments: a Devon cream tea with Prosecco on arrival, three-course table d’hote on your first night, five-course signature tasting menu on your second night, lobster and/or steak on your third night (or table d’hote if you prefer). Stay in June – September for £800, that’s £133 per person, per night.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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The Horn of Plenty
Gulworthy
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 8JD

Guest comments

'Splendid. We had a "best room" on the first floor of the new building, with a French window overlooking the Tamar valley. Big modern bathroom with separate shower and plenty of storage. Faultless. The food was good, a bit "nouvelle" for my taste but beautifully prepared and presented. We enjoyed wood pigeon, crab and goats cheese starters and hake, veal and lamb mains. My only gripe is as before, very little in the way of vitamin C. A small salsify root, a kale leaf and half a carrot just doesn't do it for me. Breakfast is better than before in that they provided a big bowl of orange and grapefruit segments which at least reassured me that I would not develop scurvy during this stay!! However, this is a wonderful place, certainly in my top five. ' - Peter Anderson - June, 2017
'In this charming country house the rooms were comfortable, well equipped and stylish, and with spectacular views over the Tamar valley. The staff are friendly and helpful, but never intrusive. One almost feels like a guest in a good friend’s house. The views from the dining room enhances the good food experience. Each course was a delicious. Breakfast was of good quality, sourced from local suppliers, with a variety to satisfy everybody. ' - Mr & Mrs R Bradley - September, 2016

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