Yelverton is a
large village on the south-western edge of Dartmoor, Devon, in
When the village's railway station (on the Great Western Railway (GWR)
line from Plymouth to Tavistock) opened in the 19th century, the
village became a popular residence for Plymouth commuters. The
railway is now closed, but the Plym Valley Railway has reopened a
section of it.
Yelverton is well known for "the rock" - a prominent mass of stone
close to the Plymouth road on the fringe of nearby Roborough Down.
It gave its name to the Rock Hotel, built as a farm during the
Elizabethan period, but converted in the 1850s to cater for growing
tourism in the area. The area to the south and west of the
roundabout at the centre of the village was settled in late
Victorian and Edwardian times, with many grand and opulent villas.
An area developed at about the same time on an odd shaped piece of
land to the south of the Tavistock road is known as Leg o' Mutton
At the beginning of the Second World War, an airfield (RAF
Harrowbeer) was constructed at adjacent Harrowbeer as a fighter
station for the air defence of Devonport Dockyard and the Western
Approaches. A 19th century terrace of houses, then mostly converted
into shops, had to have its upper storey removed to provide an
easier approach. One tall building which was not altered was
Yelverton Church, but unfortunately the tower was hit by a plane,
resulting in a warning light being fitted. The layout of the runways
is still very clear and although they are substantially grassed
over, the many earth and brick protective bunkers built to protect
the fighters from attack on the ground are all still in place. Many
American airmen and anti-aircraft battery units were stationed here
during the second half of the war.
The Burrator Inn
Your hosts Phil and Sara and our team welcome you to the Burrator
Inn website, where we hope you will find all the information you
require, failing which we would kindly suggest you telephone us for
an informal chat.
warm welcome awaits you at the 'Burrie' which has been an
established Inn for in excess of 100 years, situated approximately 1
mile from the famous Burrator Reservoir, and some 12 miles from
Plymouth City Centre, on the B3212, a short 'hop' from Yelverton.
offer a wide variety of meals, having comprehensive and also simple
menus, served in a light and airy environment, with a warm welcome
to all, from our friendly, first class team of staff.
With our comfortable accommodation, and a full English Breakfast
second to none. The Burrator Inn is an excellent place to stay,
whether in the short or long term, or either business or pleasure.
Our accommodation options include family, double, twin and single
rooms, most of which are en-suite, and offer TV, tea and coffee
Children are welcome within the dining area and restaurant, and dogs
welcome within the bar area (and we have a children's play area
within an enclosed beer garden, complete with slide, climbing frames
/ nets and a small roundabout.
There is a large off road car park to the front, sides and rear of
Callisham Farm is a traditional granite and stone built farmhouse
nestling in the very pretty valley of Meavy, in the Dartmoor
National Park. This traditional homely farm offers peace and
tranquility amongst pretty woodland and babbling brooks. The family
run hill farm is surrounded by excellent walking country. It is
also an ideal centre for fishing, golfing, cycling and touring the
beautiful coasts of Devon and Cornwall. The historic port of
Plymouth is 12 miles away to the south and the ancient stannary town
of Tavistock 7 miles to the north. Plymouth has good transport
links, main line railway station, bus station (including national
travel), connection to the motorway system via the A38 and M5, plus
ferry link to France and Spain.
Esmé Wills and her family extend a warm Devonshire welcome to their
guests all year round. We offer comfortable accommodation with
en-suite facilities, tea/coffee trays, television, and views onto
the fields. The guests’ lounge has a flagstone floor and an
inglenook fireplace cradling a large woodburning stove, making any
stay warm and homely. A real English breakfast made from tasty and
wholesome local produce is provided. Vegetarian and special diets
are catered for on request.
Meavy village, with its picturesque village green, 12th century
church and the famous 800 year old Royal Oak Inn, is only half a
mile away by road or a short stroll of a quarter mile across the
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