Skylark Hall for 17 guests
  • South West
  • Princetown
  • Self Catering
  • Sleeps 17
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Beds 9
  • Dining For 17

  • Hen Party Friendly
  • Stag Party Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Accessible Friendly

Skaylark Hall - Devon

Sleeping 17 guests

Skylark Hall is one of a kind big house to rent in Devon. Tracing back to 1400s, this pet-friendly accommodation in the South West comes with 9 en-suite bedrooms and can be hired on a catered or self-catered basis, as you prefer. The secluded location of this Party House in Dartmoor National Park will provide you with lots of private outdoor space which can also be used for activities, team-building, bigger events, and weddings.

If you enjoy a bit of history in a venue, you’ll be intrigued by its Victorian crown moulding and windows with shutters. Or follow us to the History tab where you can read more about the background of this historic venue.

Dining room and kitchen

The dining room of this big house to rent in Devon is quite spacious, providing you with comfortable sitting for 18 guests. The kitchen will be at your disposal or if you prefer, you can raise your comfort level by opting in for a catered stay with optional house-keeping.

Bedrooms

  • 7 super king bedrooms with an en-suite
  • 1 double bedroom with an en-suite
  • 1 bedroom with a queen-sized bed and an en-suite

Indoor and outdoor activities

This Party House in Dartmoor National Park comes with lots of different activities to be enjoyed during your stay. On a sunny day, you can enjoy a picnic by utilising the garden furniture and afterwards challenge your guests to a game of croquet. If the weather is not so kind, you can also opt-in for a day of pampering where and have treatment therapists come to the house and relieve the tension and stress of the everyday.

The convenient location of this big house to rent in Devon also provides plenty to do locally such as golf, fishing, and horse riding. We’re sure you’ll be happy to know that the area also boasts some fantastic hikes rewarding you with lovely views at the top. There's also plenty of activity centres close to the house, such as CRS Adventures offering you caving, mountain biking, climbing, water rafting, tight rope walking, and a number of other seasonal activities! Just a 30-minute drive you can find Pennywell Farm which is a great children's activity idea as they will be able to take a ride, feed the animals, collect eggs, milk the cows and more! 

You don’t have to hike by yourself; this pet-friendly accommodation in the South West will welcome your dogs with open arms! The first two dogs will be free of charge, while an additional dog is just £15 per dog.

Corporates

Although Skylark Hall is well known as a terrific Party House in Dartmoor, it also suits professionals looking for corporates venues in the South West. You and your colleagues or delegates will be able to enjoy 9 en-suite bedrooms, a catered stay, and lots of undisturbed privacy. CRS Adventures located locally also have a whole section on team-building activities for you to choose from.

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Find below a list of activities and ideas that you can bring either to your Party House or do in the local area, for more detailed information on each visit our Activities and Ideas page.

On Site:
  •  Catering
  •  Croquet
  •  Gin & Whisky Tasting
  •  Laser clay shooting
  •  Spa treatment
  •  Walking
  •  Wine Tasting
Off Site:
  •  Activity Centre
  •  Caving
  •  Hiking
  •  Mountain Biking
  •  Walking
  •  Water Rafting

Skylark Hall for 17 guests

Skylark Hall, Princetown, Devon, UK

Closest Train Station :

Torquay - 30 miles

Bus station in Princetown - 3 miles

Closest Airport :

Exeter Aiport - 37.4 miles

Nearby Town :

Princetown  3 miles

Plymouth - 15 miles

Exeter - 27 miles

Torquay - 30 miles

History

Skylark Hall dates back to 1443, with remains of that time still visible through the castellated courtyard and paddock. Build with care, the cellar and the foundations remain as they were.

It is believed that the main parts of the house got destroyed during the Civil War as an act of vandalism. In the 1770s when the Trans Dartmoor road construction began, so did the reconstruction of the local buildings. This style can be seen in the east wing of the house. In 1787 Mr Buller later rewarded the title Sir Buller, who was the youngest Court Judge in the British Courts, build the mansion you can enjoy today. At a young age of 17, he married a local woman who inherited quite a bit of money. As the village at the time did not have a church the main sitting room served as a place of worship until a local church was constructed. Mr Buller also builds a local pub, nowadays known as the Two Bridges Hotel. After his death in 1800 Skylark Hall was bought by the Gullet Family who used it as a big farmhouse.

In 1806 the Princetown’s war prison was funded where they hold French and American prisoners. At that time this big house in Devon became home to French aristocratic Officer and their servants. The house continued to be a farm throughout the 19th Century and later became home to the Barrington family. It is believed that during this time Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stayed at the Hall where he received an inspiration to write The Hound of Baskervilles.

At the break of the Century, the house became a hotel, to which they later added a golf course. The hotel was closed throughout WWI and later became a loving home to the Lewellyn family. In 1945 Skylark Hall was bought by Lord and Lady Astor and later gave the house to a local charity for deprived children. 2 decades later the house was bought by a lady prison doctor, Dr Bentley. After her death, the house was sold and turned into a hotel which opened in 1985.

Today, the house is in the loving hands of a local owner who pays great attention to detail and assures that his guests have a superb stay.

Lisa D.

What a fantastic venue! We decided to have a catered stay and I have to say that the food was outstanding! The staff was very kind and the grounds were made for exploration. Thank you again, we look forward to staying with you next year!

13/11/2018
Karen M.

My family and I just had a wonderful stay at Skylark Hall! With walking paths straight from the house, I took my dogs out for 3-4 hour long walks every day! The bedrooms were very comfortable and the big dining room made it possible for all 17 of us to sit together which was just fantastic. Thank you again to the team at Party Houses for helping us book everything we wanted!

28/12/2018
John P.

We have just returned from a corporate stay at Skylark Hall. We found the bedrooms to be very comfortable, the dining room was ideal set up for a conference, and the team-building activities could not have gone better. We would like to thank everyone who helped making this corporate retreat happen.

15/04/2019