Drake Lodge

60 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon, England, PL19 8BU

01822 614934 Email this home

Welcome to our house

Welcome to Drake Lodge, Tavistock.

Originally built in the late 19th Century, Drake Lodge has a rich history much like Tavistock itself. Fully refurbished in 2010, Drake Lodge is proud to offer older people support and companionship in later life.

We have 17 en-suite rooms and one en-suite flat plus a communal lounge and dining room. We also have a purpose-built function room for activities and presentations, large enough for all residents and volunteers to socialise together.

Drake Lodge is a wonderful place to live where everyone is treated with respect and love. We have an active social committee who regularly organise activities such a quizzes, coffee mornings, speakers and fundraising events.

We are fortunate to be located in the flourishing ancient stannary town of Tavistock, situated on the edge of Dartmoor and just 12 miles from the ocean in Plymouth - we have the best of both worlds. Food and craft markets are often held in the town centre alongside an abundance of cafes and restaurants to choose from. Opposite the house is a bowling green, tennis courts and swimming pool which residents are welcome to use.

Drake Lodge is managed by Abbeyfield Tavistock Society.

Meet the team

House Manager

I have worked at Drake Lodge since 2010 and enjoy my involvement with our residents. I am proud of our Society and the standards we achieve, and envisage being here for many years to come! We have an excellent team of staff and who work hard to enhance the quality of life of our residents.

Deputy Manager

Working at Abbeyfield is like being part of a family. I enjoy interacting with the staff and getting to know our residents and their families. Drake Lodge is a positive and supportive community that I’m proud to contribute to. Seeing residents settle in and enjoy life here, makes us all happy.

Kitchen Manager

I joined Abbeyfield Tavistock after completing a placement here whilst at Catering College. I like all aspects of the job and enjoy creating nutritious recipes for our residents to enjoy. As kitchen manager, I now train the newer members of the kitchen team to the high standards that Abbeyfield Tavistock is known for.


The Abbeyfield residents are like my extended family, it gives me job satisfaction to be able to produce nutritious meals for them every day, and each day is different.


I have been doing the administration here since November 2020 and feel very privileged to be involved in such a worthwhile organisation. Drake Lodge is so homely and friendly – coming to work here is a pleasure.


It's the little things that make a difference


Fun and engaging activities and events.


Our beautiful garden is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Internet access

Stay connected.

Communal lounge

The perfect place to catch up and form friendships with other residents.

Safe and secure

Alarms and personal fobs to provide residents and their loved ones peace of mind.

Delicious meals

We provide two homemade meals daily.


What's the cost?

Our charges are reviewed and updated annually.

Drake Lodge

from £1249

per month

All included in your monthly cost

Home made meals daily

Internet access

Utilities - gas, electric and water

Council tax

Laundry facilities


Our house provides absolutely everything for those who are in the ‘Autumn of their life’ – a combination of a beautifully designed room plus your own bathroom, wonderful support and companionship and we enjoy delightful home cooked meals.

Resident at Drake Lodge

We welcome our complete independence but help is available if needed from friendly, professional staff and also from many volunteers who arrange a varied programme of activities and outings.

Resident at Drake Lodge

We live in a relaxed, happy and secure family environment where we all treat each other with respect, feel safe and loved and where nothing is too much trouble.

Resident at Drake Lodge

Contact our retirement home

Contact us to enquire about moving in or for more information about our retirement home

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Visit us

60 Plymouth Road,
PL19 8BU

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Drake Lodge

01822 614934

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