Here you will find Dartmoor ponies grazing side by side with sheep and cattle with the tors in the background. The Dartmoor National Park covers 368 square miles of heather and gorse covered moorland with ancient forests and wooded valleys and a mass of bubbling brooks and rivers which meander over granite stones and under historic packhorse bridges. This is a walkers’ paradise and the mystical appeal of the moor, with its ancient bronze age huts, standing stones and legendary crosses, is an ideal location for spotting wildlife or rare plants. For our less able guests, there are level walks and tracks with plenty of spots to enjoy the tranquillity and dramatic scenery from your car. There are numerous beautiful sites for a picnic, a hamper is available to borrow.
Horrabridge is located on the scenic Drakes Cycle Trail with a network of cycle paths to take you in any direction, from across the moors, to Tavistock and Plymouth, and the Granite Way to Okehampton.
Situated on the edge of the village, it is a short walk over the picturesque ancient bridge which dates back to c1300, spanning the River Walkham, with it’s salmon leap and weir, to the pub, post office, shop, bakers, fish and chip shop and art studio. Horrabridge has a frequent bus service to Plymouth and Tavistock. A little further up the road is Yelverton with all the amenities you may require.
The bridge was featured in the opening scene of Bagpuss, a children’s TV programme.
For those bed and breakfast guests who wish to leave their car behind or are travelling from overseas, Stan is available to collect you from Plymouth Station or bus depot in a vintage car.
The lovey historic stannery town of Tavistock just three miles away, where you will find a delightful regular pannier market, historic buildings, boutique shops and plenty of cafes. The Ocean City of Plymouth, an ancient maritime city is eight miles away and the beautiful Tamar Valley within five miles, the Victorian Vicarage is a wonderful location for short breaks and holidays.