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Exceptional Luxurious Large Country House Ideal For Special Occasions With All Y

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Devon Country House, Lydford Gorge, Dartmoor, - Peaceful Location, Dartmoor On The Doorstep, Lydford Gorge At The Bottom Of The Garden

Whitelady House offers a ‘luxury home from home’ where groups of friends and family can come together to unwind and enjoy a private place to relax and party. The house has been renovated and lovingly refurbished, exuding style and character with oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and exposed stone work, whilst retaining a homely, relaxed atmosphere. We can provide a memorable venue for a fun & relaxing house party, either self-catering or catered. We can remove the burden of preparing and cooking for a large group by providing a fully catered service where we will prepare and serve meals at the house, or alternatively, we offer the option of preparing meals, leaving you to add the finishing touches before popping our delicious food in the oven. Sit back and enjoy the company of friends & family, while we arrange everything for you.


Owner
carol myott
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 June, 2017

About carol myott

I moved from Surrey to Devon 3 years ago as I wanted a change of life so upped sticks with my three beagles and came to live in our holiday house on Dartmoor where we could all enjoy the beautiful moors. It took a year to find Whitelady House but we knew when we saw it it would make the perfect large holiday/party house. With large rooms, inglenook fireplaces, oak beams, modern kitchen, a hot tub, the moor on your doorstep and Lydford Gorge at the bottom of the garden - the perfect spot. I spend my days cooking for Tavistock Country Market we sell home made cakes, pasties etc every Friday in the Pannier market. I also provide catering services to guests at the house. This can be a full catered service or the odd meal that guests can pop in the oven after a day out on the moor.

carol myott purchased this house in 2011

Why carol myott chose West Devon

Ideally located to discover and explore Dartmoor by foot, by mountain bike or on horseback; outdoor activities abound & are on your doorstep! At the bottom of the garden is the famous Whitelady Waterfall. To the South, discover the delights of Tavistock, voted Market Town of the Year, full of independent shops and the famous Pannier Market. The area is a foodie's heaven, with many farmers and local food market as well as artisan food producers coupled with a huge variety of good pubs and restaurants all using locally source produce.

A little further on is the beautiful Tamar Valley, and the south coast with its sandy beaches. To the North, is the rugged coastline of Tintagel & Boscastle.To the East is Exeter,a shoppers paradise. Head west and you reach Cornwall. The choice is endless

What makes this house unique

Whitelady House is a large country house ideal for exclusive anniversary or birthday celebrations, wedding, stag and hen parties, reunions, family get-together or just for that special holiday.

The house has been renovated and lovingly refurbished, we had great fun furnishing it and think it exuding style and character with oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and exposed stone work, whilst retaining a homely, relaxed atmosphere.

The house is spacious with a modern kitchen, large 12 seater dining room, Drawing room with inglenook & woodburner, Sitting room with woodburner, 6 Bedrooms (2 king size & 4 twins), 4 Bathrooms (3 en-suite), Hot tub, croquet lawn, table tennis and free entry to Lydford Gorge. We even have Stables available for your horse.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The property is definitely the best we have ever stayed at, and we take a house every year as a family."



"Wonderful House, beautiful location, superb weekend. – thank you Carol!"



"We all had a fantastic weekend, the house is just beautiful we didn’t want to leave!! Thank you & we’ll be back next year. "



"We had a wonderful stay at White Lady House. It was the perfect place to catch up with our family All the facilities were there to make our stay perfect and the most important thing of all - CLEANLINESS - this was top notch!! Thank you once again for everything and we will be booking another holiday next year!"



"I just wanted to say how much we and the dogs enjoyed our weekend. What a gorgeous house and location - perfect for 12 . We will definitely be back, hopefully for a bit longer next time. "



"Best place we have ever stayed in beautiful throughout. Thank you!"

"Hot tub amazing, house had everything you could possibly need and wish for. Beautiful and luxurious.
Jun 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Yelverton in Devon

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room to Bed1 ground floor with walk in dressing room. En suite shower room to bed3 with electric shower, Ensuite to master bedroom with electric shower, double sinks and WC. Family bathroom, bath/shower, WC & basin
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed1 (french windows to garden with en-suite) twin beds, Bed 2 twin beds, Bed 3 king bed with en-suite, Master - king with en-suite, Bed5 twin beds, Bed6 twin bed. All rooms are large with plenty of storage and hanging all except bed2 have TV's
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: We welcome weekend & short break all year round as well as full week stays. Catering: We can offer a “catered” option, we will serve delicious locally-sourced home cooked food of your choice leaving you to enjoy a really leisurely stress free break. We can also arrange for a local celebrity chef to come and cook a gourmet dinner for that special celebratory meal. Or alternatively we can provide good home cooked meals for you to pop in the oven at your convenience. Or for those who love to source and prepare their own food and opt for “self catering” we can provide a list of the best local suppliers and will be happy to collect and unpack any shopping you order in advance. Travel cot and high chair supplied. Outside: The garden is large with plenty of space for children to play and for sitting out with lots of tables and chairs, sun loungers, swinging seat, large gas BBQ parasols etc. A Hot tub in the garden which is maintained at 38.4 C for guest enjoyment, fabulous way to relax with a glass of wine in the evening. Also a croquet lawn and table tennis. Plus lots of activities locally including riding, cycling (route 27 & the Granite Way passes through Lydford), fishing, shooting, canoeing, golf (Concessionary golf at Tavistock & Okehampton, Tree Surfing!, Power Boating the list is endless. Places of interest Castle Drago, Morwellham Quay, Bucklad Abbey, Cotehele, The Garden House, Rosemoor Gardens, The Eden Project, The Hoe, Plymouth Gin Factory, Museum of Dartmoor Life, Dartmoor Prison Museum to mention but a few. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer, sink, downstairs cloakroom, cleaning equipment, 2 Hoovers, iron, ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Luxury Cotton Linen, huge fluffy towels (bath and hand towel and Hot tub towel) and robes provided. The house is cleaned and changed for your arrival, if you stay for two weeks, beds will be changed and bathrooms cleaned mid stay. Other: Huge dinning rooms with beautiful upholstered crushed velvet chairs large Arts and Craft oak table seating 12 in comfort, slate floor, mirrors, candelabra, two oak dressers, slate floor. Central heating, double glazed throughout, patio doors

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

Whitelady House

  • 5 of 5

My college friends and I had a lovely stay at Whitelady House in Devon.

The house is beautifully furnished, spacious and very well equipped in a beautiful location; the back garden leads into Lydford Gorge which was absolutely beautiful in all its autumn glory.

My college friends and I regularly book cottages throughout the UK and Whitelady House would certainly rank in the top 3; indeed we would definitely consider booking this one again as there is plenty of capacity for bigger parties.

The only thing I can criticise Whitelady House for is it's wifi signal which is weak to say the least. Other than that it is the near perfect property especially if you like gorgeous countryside and walking.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, sorry the WiFi was weak I have just had someone in to fix the problem and they put booster round the house, sorry if they were not working properly I will get them to come back and fix it.
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5

A beautiful house on the edge of Dartmoor

  • 5 of 5

We spent the second week of our holiday in this lovely house. The first week we were in another "HomeAway' house in Cornwall, which was also beautiful but very different. We were a party of 12 adults (2 families) and the house was more than big enough for us, the dining room is amazing. My only criticism, which isn't really one, was the poor wifi (they need a few extenders) and the lack of phone signal if you are on anything else than EE. The wifi is limited to the front 2 bedrooms and just about stretches to the TV room but that is it! Park cars outside the house rather than outside the out buildings as some slates are loose. The garden is lovely and so peaceful. We had 2 meals in the Castle pub in Lydford, which is just about walkable distance. Enjoyed the walk around Lydford Gorge. Had some great trips out to Hay Tor, Widecombe in the Moor (some lovely places to eat), Bude, Tavistock and the more adventurous of us had an excellent time 'dirt bike riding'. Loved the box of welcome homemade flapjacks, they went quickly. Only saw the owner once and she was very helpful. Only wish I could afford such a property near London!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit to Dartmoor and Whitelady House, thank you for your comments, - I will investigate wifi extenders as you are right the signal doesn't penetrate the granite walls of the house. Unfortunately I can't do anything about the mobile signal although there is a house phone for both incoming and outgoing calls for guests to use.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
SUMMR
2 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 3 nights
From
£550
£2,250
 
 
HIGH SUMMER
14 Jul 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,355
for 3 nights
From
£785
£2,850
 
 
EARLY AUTUMN
8 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,755
for 3 nights
From
£585
£2,350
 
 
MID AUTUMN
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 3 nights
From
£550
£2,050
 
 
HALF TERM
20 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,145
for 3 nights
From
£715
£2,500
 
 
LATE AUTUMN
31 Oct 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,485
for 3 nights
From
£495
£1,850
 
 
XMAS /NEW YEAR
19 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£3,400
for 5 nights
From
£680
£3,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,380
for 3 nights
From
£460
£1,650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is required for a booking the residue of the payment is due 8 weeks prior to the booking. a £500 cautionary deposit is taken and refund after your stay. Check on-line for availability then phone or email to reserve booking.
Please ring or email for last minute availability.

Changeover Day:
Friday & Monday changeovers preferred. Arrival is normally after 4pm and departure by 10am. We will always be as flexible as possible, it's your holiday after all!

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per night in UK pounds. Weekly prices are cheaper. Ring for a chat about your requirements, special events willingly catered for. Catering offered. Discount given to returning guests. Winter mid week stay 4 nights pay for 3. Please ring or email for last minute availability and discounted price

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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