Welcome to Bachelor’s Hall

Set in a beautiful secluded valley, the nearest town is Princetown, a 0.9 mile walk or 1.2 miles by car.

History

“Bachelor’s Hall – built by Thomas Tyrwhitt as a farm. Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt built a house at Bachelor’s Hall, and others in the neighbourhood, between 1785 and 1793. Two mill cottages were recorded at Bachelor’s Hall in 1841 and six in 1851. George Caunter farmed 97 acres in 1871 and Oliver Caunter 109 acres in 1881. The last farmer left in 1944. The signs, in their turn, of milling, baking and farming are pre-dated downstream by those of tin mining. It had a chequered history, being at one time a peat works where peat was distilled for naphtha and tar oil in the making of fuel, candles and moth balls. It was also a mill and a bakery with the hill behind being known as Bakery Hill.  This long, low building was once a mill and bakery supplying bread to Dartmoor Prison at the time of the Napoleonic wars” *

There are various records of a mill, bakery, peat works and cottages in bygone years. The house is a long sub-divided and partially cement rendered stone building with a slate roof and refashioned windows. It is built into the slope along the contour of the valley. Owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, Bachelor’s Hall was previously used as a youth hostel for many years, until It was leased to Launceston MAT in 2019 and completely refurbished.

Adventures For Life

Your group will experience the freedom of the moor, middle of nowwhere feeling, vast landscapes, beautiful wildlife, all ingredients to exploring, building of friendships and enhancing confidence. Experience the beauty and challenges and make memories that last a lifetime.

Self-catering accommodation to sleep up to 60 in bunk beds, we are a great facility for large groups of students or adults to enjoy a stay on beautiful Dartmoor. Self-catering allows you to include the students, building life skills or just gives the freedom to cater as you choose. School residentials/ adventure learning / scout groups/ ramblers/ mountain biking/ ten tors /Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions or just groups wishing to be amongst nature at is best.

Completely renovated throughout in the summer of 2019 to a high standard including:

  • Underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs keep this house warm and toasty even on the coldest of nights.
  • Dining room/Classroom – can be set up as tables and benches for dining or as a classroom around the projector.
  • Commercial kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven with 6 ring hob, kettles, microwave and hot servery. All crockery and cutlery and basic kitchen utensils provided
  • Two bathrooms upstairs each with two showers, three handbasins and two WC’s.
  • Accessible WC and shower room downstairs with emergency cord
  • Six bedrooms and two pods.
  • Drying room
  • Outdoor picnic tables and BBQ area
  • Parking for 8+ cars – Accessible for minibuses
  • Free Wifi available/ emergency phone
  • Fully tested for Fire Regulations and smoke and CO2 alarms fitted

 * Source of historical information – www.heritagegateway.org.uk – 2019 amemded