Moorlands is situated on the eastern part of Dartmoor, just yards from the famous Haytor Rocks.
Built in 1892 at a cost of £4,000, Moorlands was a large family-run hotel complete with a billiard room and lavish gardens. One of the most famous guests was the crime writer Agatha Christie who stayed at Moorlands in 1916, taking inspiration for her first novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
Later the hotel was owned by a colourful local businessman who added some eclectic features, including black silk wall coverings in the lounge, and a huge Dartington Crystal chandelier.
Today Moorlands consists of 32 bedrooms, all in the main house. The dining room and adjacent sun lounge are particularly light and enjoy panoramic views of the moors; perhaps even as far as the South Devon coast on a clear day. Like all our Country Houses, Moorlands is tailored for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts with boot room, drying room and Discovery Point.
Moorlands operates as a partner hotel. Some aspects may be slightly different from our other Country Houses; however it provides the warm welcome, great food and sociable atmosphere that our guests expect.