The Old Vicarage’s situation is as beautiful as the house. We have a large garden surrounded on all sides by fields where cows, sheep, Dartmoor ponies and deer graze. We are visited by a range of beautiful birds including owls and jays. For visitors interested in the night skies, we are in an area of near-zero light pollution and on clear nights a fantastic number of stars/planets are visible. Guests are welcome to use the house telescope. The open moor also surrounds Shaugh Prior and there are beautiful far-reaching views from all rooms. The city of Plymouth is 6 miles away and the sea at Plymouth Sound and Penlee point can be seen from a number of rooms.
There is ample parking on-site; if you wish to arrive by train for a walking holiday we can collect you from Plymouth City or Ivybridge and deliver you back at the end of your trip. The laundry adjacent to the enormous kitchen provides drying space for wet clothes and boots. There is also under-cover cycle accommodation and tools are available. Many cyclists have already enjoyed staying here in our first 6 months of opening.
Shaugh Prior’s White Thorn Inn, a friendly country pub, reopens on 23 September 2017. Five minutes walk from the house, this is a lovely place to enjoy a drink after dinner, with the added attraction of a beautiful woodburner in the autumn and winter months!
A great centre for exploring the moors and the rest of Devon and Cornwall.
Don and Liz Nicolls your “well travelled and friendly hosts” look forward to welcoming you to this peaceful family home.