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We are open all year!
So why not consider staying for these remaining events or consider them for next year? Click on the underlined links below for more information about what's on during the year.
Events across Dartmoor as advertised on their website of which we are proud to support as members.
Encouraging and promoting quality tourism in the area we are also proud to support and be part of their membership.
Some specific upcoming and notable events:
Goose Fair is one of Tavistock most famous events
The annual Goose Fair in Tavistock dates back to the early 12th
Century, when a Michaelmas Fair held every September 29th provided the
opportunity for business and animal trading, and was a social event for
wives and daughters.
The name Goose Fair probably came about as farmers brought their
geese ready for fattening for Christmas, and the only other Goose Fair
(in Nottingham) has a similar connection.
When the new calendar was introduced in 1752 the 'loss' of 11 days
changed the date of the Michaelmas Fair to October 10th, and now the Fair is held on the second Wednesday in October each year.
Market traders come from all over the country to sell their wares and
provide entertainment. Stalls and side shows are set up in the centre
of the Town, and some 200 spaces are let by the Town Council for traders
and community groups. A further 70 spaces in Bedford Car Park are
let to members of the Showman's Guild by West Devon Borough Council
with the car park being shut for the whole Goose Fair week
The Dickensian evening includes the switching on of the christmas lights,
and an opportunity for people to start their Christmas shop and enjoy
the festive atmosphere. Be transported back to the ‘olde world’ with
shop owners and staff embracing the traditional dress, stalls selling
roasted chestnuts and even steam engines adding to the atmosphere.
Dickensian Evening is organised by Tavistock Business
Improvement District (BID), supported by town centre businesses.
Tavistock Town Council works closely with the BID to provide Christmas
lights, with more areas of the town being lit up than ever before.
Gift vouchers are now available for pods.
Standard - £45.00 (1 night) £88.00 (2 nights)
Family - £55.00 (1 night) £99.00 (2 nights)
OUR OWN PRODUCE IS NOW FOR SALE ON SITE
WE HAVE A SMALL FRIDGE WITH SAUSAGES, BACON (currently sold out), EGGS THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE, ALL GROWN AND REARED AT THE OLD RECTORY.
SECURE CARAVAN STORAGE
We can offer on site, secure caravan storage. We will also pull your van out onto a pitch free of charge.
At the Old Rectory, we believe in being as green as possible, and encourage visitors to re-cycle as much as they can. So if you could please help us during your stay to use the re-cycling bins provided, we can help reduce landfill. We also produce our own compost, and any planting you see around, has been helped along by this, and the dung from our two minature shetland ponies.
We are now listed on the local downhill mountain bike clubs website, www.woodlandriders.com We have put in a small wash bay, so you can clean off your bikes and all your gear, before you set off for home.
We can now arrange:
Cycle hire through Dartmoor Cycles (www.dartmoorcycles.co.uk)
Electric Bike hire through Dartmoor Electric Bikes (www.highdart.co.uk)