1 Bedroom Historic Pear Tree Castle Apartment in Tiverton, Devon, England
- Castles / Chateaux
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
Originally built in 1106 by order of Henry I, and later rebuilt and enlarged in the 13th and 14th centuries, Tiverton Castle evokes an incredibly atmospheric sense of history. The castle and grounds are home to five self catering properties to suit varying group sizes. For anyone in search of castle holidays, you’ve come to the right place!
Tiverton Castle simply oozes history and atmosphere and offers very comfortable accommodation and unusual places to stay. Once home of the powerful medieval Earls of Devon and a Plantagenet Princess, the Castle has been added to and altered over the last several hundred years to become a wonderful amalgamation of all periods of architecture from medieval to modern. The Castle has now been turned, in part, into a collection of self-contained holiday properties. The Castle is open to the public two afternoons a week from Easter till the end of October. The owners live on site and are available to deal with any issues.
There’s lots to explore on site - you can enjoy a free tour of the castle and learn about its history, or wander through the walled gardens down to the River Exe and enjoy the produce from the kitchen garden. There are many local attractions and facilities in the vicinity, as well as some lovely village pubs and restaurants, and miles of unspoilt countryside to explore. Tiverton is a market town with interesting history and architecture, and the north and south coast beaches are just a short drive away, as are Exmoor, Dartmoor and Exeter.
Leave the M5 at Junction 27 and go a full 7 miles on the A361 towards Tiverton to a roundabout where the Castle is signposted. Follow Tiverton Castle signs.
Exeter 15 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Tiverton Parkway 7 miles
Nearest Bus Stop:
This delightful and spacious ground floor apartment overlooking the orchard in the Victorian wing of the castle is accessed through a turret door. There is a well equipped kitchen / diner with electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The sitting room has TV, DVD and an electric coal effect fire and wifi. The double bedroom with a 4`6” bed and duvet has an en suite bathroom with a bath and a separate shower. 2 steps lead to a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. All linen and towels provided. Gas central heating and electricity.
The apartment enjoys the use of a shared garden with garden furniture, and croquet. Amongst the romantic ruins are the walled gardens. The gardens cover three acres with a path and steps leading down to the River Exe. There is a working kitchen garden and an orchard which contains a variety of old fruit trees. Free parking on site.
Conditions of Rental
Minimum stay 3 nights. Preferred changeover day is Friday but there's some flexibility with this. No pets and no smoking. In addition to Pear Tree there are 4 other self-catering properties on site. There are three properties in the castle building (each sleeping 2-4 people) and two properties in the grounds of the castle (one sleeping 4 and one sleeping 6 people).