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The Filter House

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The Filter House is a former South-West Water treatment works next to Bracken Tor House.  It was converted in 2008 to create an accommodation unit with two 8 bedded dorms and two single staff rooms. There are two entrances, one for clean shoes and another to allow entry with dirty shoes and wet-weather gear.  The floors are easy to clean making it perfect for small groups doing fieldwork, walking or cycling around Dartmoor.

This unique building was converted with sustainability, environment and conservation in mind.  It has retained many of the features from the original building; it has underfloor heating and double-glazed windows that have been fitted to make an economic unit, that can be used throughout the year. Downstairs comprises of a lounge/dining room with a small fully equipped self catering kitchen as well as a boot room and wc.  The lounge has a pull-down projection screen to allow the use as a training room. The first floor has the four bedrooms sleeping up to 18 people.

Outside, there are picnic benches and grassy flat area, so that when the sun is out, you can sit and enjoy the woodland surroundings on the edge of Dartmoor.  Just beyond the Filter House, you can walk on footpaths onto Dartmoor, and the Sustrans cycling track is a short distance down the main road.

  • Accommodates up to 18 people in 4 bedrooms
  • 2 Bunk rooms with 4 to 8 beds
  • 2 Single Bed rooms
  • Small Self-catering Kitchen
  • Washroom and toilets
  • Multi-use Lounge and Dining Area.
  • Small Drying Room
  • Shared Car parking with Bracken Tor House.
  • For groups booking both Bracken Tor and the Filter House, there is a linking path, making it easy to connect to the dining room at Bracken Tor; schools can then use the Filter House dining area as a classroom or training room.