Catering at Whitelady House

Self-catering, meals to order, “chalet” style catering or a meal for a special event!

Whitelady House offers a ‘luxury home from home’ where you and your friends and family can come together to unwind and enjoy a private place to relax and party.

The kitchen is a Chef’s dream, very well equipped with high-quality kitchen utensils, pots and pans etc. as well as all the normal basics from flour to washing up liquid.


For those who love to source and prepare their own food. The local town, Tavistock is a foodie paradise with a regular Friday Country Market selling homegrown produce, cakes & savouries, including our very own award-winning Flapjackery. There is a twice-monthly farmers market and some wonderful food shops: Carters the Grocers, Country Cheeses raved about by Mary Portas in the Telegraph Magazine, a great fishmonger with local fish from Plymouth, three excellent butchers selling locally sourced meat and produce, and even a specialist olive shop de la Torres. For alfresco cooking, there is a firepit with BBQ grill or (for an additional charge) wood-fired ovens are available.

We can collect and unpack any shopping ordered locally. In addition, Tesco & Waitrose will both deliver to Whitelady House.

Meals to order

If you want the odd day off from cooking we offer a selection of high quality seasonal homemade dishes for you to pop in the oven.

Ski Chalet Style Catering

Alternatively, if you fancy spoiling yourself or are celebrating a special occasion why not have us come in and cook for you either for the whole of your stay or just for the evening.

Our guests say it is a real luxury, to stay at Whitelady House, no worrying about babysitters, taxis and booking tables – just get up from the table and relax in your own sitting room, while we do the cooking, serving and tidying away.
Something to celebrate?

Why not order one of our Birthday or Anniversary cakes, delivered to Whitelady House

Extra special meal required?

Harrie Kivell from Boo To a Goose in Tavistock will provide for your every need, whether it be a private dinner party, just canapés for a special evening or your very own private chef for the weekend.

Harrie creates bespoke menus and dishes to suit all tastes and dietary requirements including gluten-free cakes and dairy-free desserts, tailored to your personal taste, requirements and budget. She will arrive at the agreed time, cook, serve, clear up and leave your kitchen spotless!


Our menus change with the seasons, using as much locally sourced produce as possible.

Why book Whitelady House for your self-catering holiday in Devon?

Log burner in drawing room


Downstairs at Whitelady House is a spacious modern kitchen, a large dining room which seats 12 guests with original slate floor. There are 2 sitting rooms, each with a wood-burner and a ground floor twin bedroom with ensuite shower room. Two separate oak staircases lead up to first floor.

Pink flowered cushions on bed


There are 5 further bedrooms on the first floor, 3 with twin beds and 2 with king sized beds and their own ensuite. A third bathroom is shared by the twin rooms. The landing offers a light quiet reading area.

View of Whitelady House in the summer


Whitelady House offers free Wifi and a hot tub in the large garden along with a firepit with BBQ attachment. We provide table tennis and croquet. Next door to Lydford Gorge we boast of 2 village pubs and Dartmoor on our doorstep. Dogs are welcome. We have a vast array of things to do in the local area and beyond.

Horses riding across Dartmoor


One of the best ways to discover Dartmoor is on horseback. If you’re a novice or a beginner there is a trekking centre close by offering an hour or two pony trekking. 

Whitelady waterfall


The Whitelady house dates back to the 1600’s. It was the farm house to the Manor hence its original name of Manor Farm. This was changed when the house was renovated to reflect it's position next to the Whitelady Waterfall in Lydford Gorge, the deepest gorge in the South West.

Dining room laid for a meal


At Whitelady House we offer self-catering with the option of meals made to order ahead of your arrival,  or a  "chalet" style catering where we come in and cook for you at Whitelady House. For cooking alfresco there is a firepit with BBQ grill or (for an additional charge) wood-fired ovens are available.

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Dartmoor on your doorstep