YHA Bracken Tor

YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor sits on edge of Dartmoor in the woods above Okehampton, Devon.

Take the virtual tour of Bracken Tor

This venue offers two accommodation units (Bracken Tor House and Bracken Tor Lodge) sitting within 4 acres of landscaped garden providing a beautiful venue for groups, families and individuals, and you can walk straight out onto Dartmoor.

Bracken Tor House

  • 7 bedrooms, sleeping up to 42
  • Bunk rooms with 2, 4 or 6 beds
  • Family rooms with 4 or 6 beds with en-suite shower and toilet facilities
  • One family room has a double bed size lower bunkbed
  • Resident warden is present on-site
  • Large lounge area with television, sofas, tables, chairs & pool table
  • Large self catering kitchen
  • Restaurant with licensed bar (in low season prior booking is required for catering)

Bracken Tor Lodge 

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Bunk rooms with 1, 4, 6 or 8 beds
  • Family rooms with 4 or 6 beds with en-suite shower and toilet facilities
  • Resident warden is present on-site
  • Lounge area with plenty of tables, chairs, sofas & television
  • Self catering kitchen
  • Restaurant with licensed bar (in low season prior booking is required for catering)

Other facilities at Bracken Tor

  • Outside seating area with picnic tables
  • Hostel reception shop selling confectionery and drinks, books, guides and maps, gifts, etc
  • Function room with projection facilities suitable for HDMI, DVD or Powerpoint presentations
  • 1 drying room
  • Surfaced Parking for cars and minibuses
  • Campfire area (bring your own wood)
  • Volleyball court

Adventure Okehampton facilities at Bracken Tor

  • High Ropes Course (must be supervised by instructor: book in advance)
  • Mountain Boarding Field (must be supervised by instructor: book in advance)
  • Archery Range (must be supervised by instructor: book in advance)
  • Bushcraft Area (must be supervised by instructor: book in advance)
  • Team Games (must be supervised by instructor: book in advance)

Licensed for Weddings, the grounds with their bluebells, ornamental trees and views over north Devon, make a great backdrop for a celebration using our new function room and terrace.

Accommodation can be booked as individual beds, single rooms, family rooms and each building is available for exclusive hire, separately or together.

Reception: The main booking office for managing bookings is located at YHA Okehampton, a short distance away, but there is an on-site warden and small reception office at the site entrance for check-in for rooms at Bracken Tor which is open 8-10am and 5-8pm.

This centre is a smoking free zone and all residential groups are expected to respect this rule.

About Bracken Tor House (up to 34 people)

Bracken Tor House was originally built in 1908, in the style of Arts and Crafts house with many of the original features. The living room room has the original wood panelling and double aspect corner windows that provide the unique design of the house. In the living room, the fireplace has been restored back to the original brick, with a traditional wood burning stove offering cosy lounge accommodation for the winter periods.

Rooms: There are seven bedrooms in total.

  • 3 Bunk rooms with 3 to 8 beds with private bathroom on corridor
  • 4 Bunk rooms with 4 to 8 beds with ensuite bathroom in room
  • Lounge with wood-burning stove and TV
  • Small self-catering area off the lounge

On the ground floor there is one 3 bedded room with disabled private toilet and shower room adjacent to the room.

Other facilities at Bracken Tor House:

  • Dining Room seating 32 people with separate external entrance from covered porch
  • Outside seating area with picnic tables
  • Living Room/Games room with seating area
  • Drying room
  • Secure cycle shed
  • Gravel parking area for cars and minibuses
  • Wifi access in the Lounge

Shared facilities with the Bracken Tor Lodge:

  • Landscaped gardens with flat grass games areas
  • Full size beach volleyball court

All catering provided by the Youth Hostel, is in a separate building, Bracken Tor Function Room at specified meal times. If there are two different groups on-site, they will be given separate times for their meals. The function room is only available to those staying in the accommodation buildings outside mealtimes if they make a separate booking for this facility.

Reception: Although the main booking office is at YHA Okehampton, a short distance away, there is an on-site warden and small reception office at the site for check-in for rooms at both Bracken Tor buildings which is usually open 8-10am and 5-8pm.

Items that can be booked in advance:

  • Pull-down projection screen & projection facilities
  • High chair facilities & travel cots

Activity facilities:

  • High ropes course (Must be booked and have AO Instructor)
  • Archery range (Must be booked and have AO Instructor)
  • Mountain board course (Must be booked and have AO Instructor)
  • Bush craft area (Must be booked and have AO Instructor)

 

 

About Bracken Tor Lodge (up to 42 people)

Bracken Tor Lodge was originally the old filter house for the water supply for Okehampton, prior to Meldon Reservoir. It has been converted to a Youth Hostel since 2007.  The living room room has the original wood panelling and double aspect corner windows that provide the unique design of the house. In the living room, the fireplace has been restored back to the original brick, with a traditional wood burning stove offering cosy lounge accommodation for the winter periods.

Rooms: There are eight  bedrooms in total.

  • 2 Bunk rooms with 8 beds with shared bathroom on corridor
  • 2 Single bedrooms with shared bathroom on corridor
  • 4 Bunk rooms with 6 beds with ensuite bathroom in room
  • Lounge and dining area with  TV
  • Self-catering Kitchen

Other facilities at Bracken Tor Lodge:

  • Outside seating area with picnic tables
  • Drying room
  • Secure cycle shed
  • Gravel parking area for cars and minibuses
  • Wifi access in the Lounge

Shared facilities with the Bracken Tor Lodge:

  • Landscaped gardens with flat grass games areas
  • Full size beach volleyball court

All catering provided by the Youth Hostel, is in a separate building, Bracken Tor Function Room at specified meal times. If there are two different groups on-site, they will be given separate times for their meals. The function room is only available to those staying in the accommodation buildings outside mealtimes if they make a separate booking for this facility.

Reception: Although the main booking office is at YHA Okehampton, a short distance away, there is an on-site warden and small reception office at the site for check-in for rooms at both Bracken Tor buildings which is usually open 8-10am and 5-8pm.

Items that can be booked in advance:

  • Pull-down projection screen & projection facilities
  • High chair facilities & travel cots

Activity facilities:

  • High ropes course (Must be booked and have AO Instructor)
  • Archery range (Must be booked and have AO Instructor)
  • Mountain board course (Must be booked and have AO Instructor)
  • Bush craft area (Must be booked and have AO Instructor)

 

Booking the Meeting Room

The meeting room seats up to 80 around circular tables or 120 theatre style.  It is available for separate booking by groups staying at YHA Bracken Tor House or YHA Bracken Tor Lodge. If we provide catering packages for Bed and Breakfast, Half Board or Full Board for your stay, then Breakfast and Evening Meal will be in this room and different hours (if two groups are booked in).

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