The Horn of Plenty Hotel & Restaurant is the Perfect Base to Explore Devon and Cornwall
Whilst the tranquility and setting of The Horn of Plenty are inducive to a relaxation, it is an ideal base for those interested in more active pursuits.
Dartmoor National Park
A beautiful moorland landscape with wooded valleys and wind swept tors, with a rich habitat for wildlife and a wealth of archaeological remains. Read this article by Susie Hume.
The Eden Project
Hailed as 'Eighth Wonder of the World' the Eden Project has become the 'must see' attraction in Cornwall. The gigantic global garden, the size of thirty football pitches, is designed to tell the fascinating story of man's relationship with, and dependence upon, plants and is set in a breathtaking 35 acre crater. The awesome geodesic structures are the world's largest greenhouses accommodating an array of plants from al over the world.
Devon & Cornwall Coastline
The spectacular rugged North Devon & Cornwall Coastline offers sandy beaches and dramatic cliff walks.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Europe's largest garden and restoration - 80 acres of gardens and pleasure grounds including:- five walled gardens, kitchen garden, Italian garden, Grotto, ravine ferry, sub-tropical 'jungle' garden and lost valley.
Tucked away in it's own secluded valley above the River Tavy, Buckland was originally a small but influential Cistercian Monastery. Visit the remains of the 13th Century Abbey Church, a magnificent monastic barn, an unusual herb garden, delightful estate walks and several craft workshops.
Situated just four miles west of Tavistock, Morwellham Quay is an award-winning World Heritage site which features a historic port, copper mine, a working Victorian farm, railway, heavy horses and museums of costume and mining.
This historic site is where The Edwardian Farm was filmed.
Rosemoor RHS Garden
Set deep in the lovely North Devon Countryside, RHS Garden Rosemoor has now come of age as a garden of national importance.
The Garden House, near Yelverton
"Perhaps the most breath-taking of all gardens" Rachel de Thame
There are a number of excellent golf courses within easy reach of The Horn of Plenty, but the best known is probably St. Mellion and its renowned Jack Nicklaus course - a mere 15 minutes by car.
Pony trekking and riding on Dartmoor can be organised given prior notice.
The Horn of Plenty is situated between the rivers Tamar and Tavy, both well known for excellent salmon and trout fishing.
Dartmoor provides a wide variety of walking conditions which suit the very active or those wishing to take a leisurely stroll. Organised walks are also available.
The Horn of Plenty is only 12 miles from the marina at Plymouth, and the pleasures of Dartmouth, Salcombe, Newton Ferrers and Looe are all within easy drive.
Whilst this sport usually requires previous experience, an organisation in Gunnislake has facilities for the inexperienced to enjoy the pleasure of canoeing on the River Tamar. A delightful way of spending 4 hours on a summer's day.
Massage and Pampering
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Enjoy a rare opportunity to meet some magnificent birds of prey, under the guidance of one of the country's top professional falconers, David Buncle. Sessions are held in the gardens of The Horn of Plenty and give you the opportunity to feed these wonderful birds