The Drake Manor provides an ideal base for visiting the many sights of Devon and Cornwall. National Trust properties magnificent gardens Dartmoor National Park are all within close proximity. Cyclists and walkers are also well catered for, as well as surfers and swimmers on the Devon and Cornwall coast.
Our accommodation is well appointed with a mix of classic and contemporary style. Ancient Oak timbers are exposed to create a light and airy feel.
If you are seeking privacy and comfort with a touch of luxury and access to some of the most beautiful countryside beaches historic houses and gardens The Drake Manor is an ideal base for seeing these sights Buckland Monachorum is a charming unspoilt village within the Dartmoor National Park surrounded by glorious countryside. Golf fishing and superb walking are all available and for those seeking a more leisurely or even cultural break the area offers a diversity of historical architechtural and horticultural treasures. The Drake Manor Inn was originally built to house the skilled workers constructing St Andrews Church in the 12th century.
It was aquired in the 1600's by Sir Francis Drake as part of the Buckland Abbey estate and was used as a maltings where grain was steeped and prepared for brewing. However it has always been a hostelry welcoming travellers and visitors ever since. The accommodation retains features from the original building with exposed oak timbers and vaulted ceilings throughout creating a delightfully bright and airy space.
Luxurious furnishings and accessories reflect proprietor Mandy's attention to detail. The accommodation is accessed from the ground floor via the original narrow winding staircase into which you enter the open plan living area. The accommodation further encompasses two double bedrooms and bathroom with bath and fixed overhead shower.
The Inn under the ownership of Mandy and her competent smiling team is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and home cooked food. Locally sourced fresh produce is used on the regular menu and the daily specials board. Enjoy the south facing sunny garden in the summer and woodburners in the Bars in the winter months fine real ales and our interesting selection of wines.
Breakfast makes the most of our own pork sausages and bacon and local free range eggs as well as other lovely produce.
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Buckland Monachorum area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Garden House - 0.3 miles (Garden)
Buckland Abbey - 0.6 miles (Historic House)
Denham Bridge - 0.8 miles (Historic Building)
Morwellham Quay - 3.1 miles (Museum)
Bere Ferrers, St Andrews Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church)
Cotehele, Chapel in the Woods - 4.1 miles (Historic Church)
Cotehele - 4.2 miles (Historic House)
Cotehele Mill - 4.5 miles (Historic Building)
Merrivale Prehistoric Site - 5.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Drizzlecombe Stone Rows - 6.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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