Rock InnHaytor Vale
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On the edge of Dartmoor, this timber beamed and flagstone floored 18th-century inn has several cosy rooms for drinking and dining. Some have log fireplaces or wood burners, sturdy old furnishings, settles, prints, photographs of Dartmoor scenes and paintings. It was originally built by George Templer of Stover to serve his cottages built as Haytor Buildings to house the quarrymen working at nearby Haytor granite quarries. From this quarry came the granite blocks for the construction of London Bridge (1824-1831) and other famous buildings. Traditional cider is normally available - however, in its occasional absence, a guest ale is available in lieu. In addition to their 9 rooms, they also offer a self-catering holiday cottage, which is next door to the Inn. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large garden. Known as Early Mist, it sleeps up to 8 guests on three spacious and characterful floors.