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 newly constructed 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 are an active family and often organise trips to local National Trust properties, garden centres and events in the local area.

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 for Abbeyfield Tavistock Society for 18 years and an important part of my role is the well-being of residents and liaising with their families. I am able to give them my time, support and understanding which makes my job worthwhile and rewarding.

House Manager

I have worked at Drake Lodge for 10 years 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.


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.


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?

Cost is a key factor in any decision which is why we believe in being transparent

Drake Lodge

from £1094

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

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60 Plymouth Road,
PL19 8BU

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Drake Lodge

01822 614934

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