Tor Royal Farm is a Grade 2* listed house dating from 1785 when Thomas Tyrwhitt a close friend of the then Prince of Wales, (later George IV) built the property as his private residence to farm Dartmoor for the Prince. The farm was later used as part of the Royal Stud between 1917 and 1931 and was the birthplace of ‘The Leat’ the first registered Dartmoor Stallion.
Renovated during 2009-2011 Tor Royal Farmhouse now includes 5 guest bedrooms with en-suite facilities, central heating including a ground floor room designed for our guests who like to bring their canine companions with them which has its own courtyard.
Our rooms include flat screen T.V – Wi-Fi in all bedrooms except the ground floor, tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge.
The Farm is situated in the centre of Dartmoor along Tor Royal Lane ¾ mile from the village of Princetown, which accommodates the High Moorland visitor centre, a post office/village store, two very good Inns, a brewery and is the home of ‘Base Camp’ where you can kit yourself out in excellent outside clothing and four very different cafés.
Princetown is 8 miles east of Tavistock in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park where you can walk and enjoy the local scenery and historic landmarks, bronze age settlements and stone rows.
A short drive takes you to Plymouth where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed in the Mayflower to America – or in the opposite direction the lovely towns of Ashburton with its numerous antique shops, or the infamous Widdicombe-in-the-moor where uncle Tom Cobley and all, rode his grey mare to the fair!
On the farm you will find Scotch blackface and Swaledale sheep, Aberdeen Angus cattle, our working collies, farm cats and our hives of bees which produce some lovely honey for breakfast.