Adhering to Government guidance
It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of the current Government guidance on gatherings in self-catering accommodation. In making a booking with YHA (England & Wales) you are agreeing to adhere to the relevant Government guidance that will apply at the time of your stay. Please bear in mind that the guidance may be different in England and Wales.
The duty of care we have to our guests, beneficiaries, staff and partners compels us to progress and open our hostels with caution and careful consideration in the best interests of the charity and those it serves.
For the foreseeable future, YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor Lodge will operate on an Exclusive Hire basis only, with contact-free check in.
To find out more about our COVID-19 secure enhanced health and safety measures, please read our FAQs.
Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.
YHA Bracken Tor Lodge is a converted industrial heritage building and sits within the grounds of YHA Bracken Tor. The venue lies within 4 acres of landscaped gardens backing directly onto open moorland, making it an ideal base for exploring Dartmoor National Park. There are prehistoric Stone Circles, medieval deserted villages, village greens and other ancient landscape features within easy reach of the venue.
Bracken Tor Lodge is part of Adventure Okehampton’s Activity Centre where a wide range of activities can be pre-booked, from pony trekking on Dartmoor, kayaking the River Exe or our lakes, abseiling from Meldon Viaduct, rock climbing on granite tors, through to gorge scrambling along a Devon river. Within the grounds there is a places for campfires, a volley ball court, mountain boarding course, archery range and a high ropes course.
Bedroom layout: 4 x 6 bed en-suite rooms, 2 x single rooms, 2 x eight bed rooms All bedding is provided.
All 6 bedded rooms are en-suite. There are two showers/WC units for the other bedrooms. Please remember to bring your own towels.
There is a large room used for dining and lounge area, with tables and chairs for 36 people, this room also has a seating area and wall mounted flat-screen television. High Chairs are available on prior There is a large room used for dining and lounge area with tables and chairs for 42 people. This room also has a seating area and wall mounted flat-screen television. High Chairs are available but must be pre-booked.booking.
There is a large room used for dining and lounge area with tables and chairs for 42 people. This room also has a seating area and wall mounted flat-screen television. High Chairs are available but must be pre-booked.
A full catering service is available on site in our separate function room with advance notice. The function room can also be hired separately by arrangement with the hostel.
There is oiled fired Central heating throughout.
There is parking in the lower car park next to the lodge for eight cars or two minibuses.
YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor Lodge welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four legged friend along with you.
In the area
Museum of Dartmoor Life, 1 mile, Rosemoor Gardens. RHS 10miles, Castle Drogo NT, Lydford Gorge NT 6miles. Post office and Banks in Okehampton. Pubs in the town centre and outlying villages – many offer meals. Supermarkets in Okehampton.
At YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor we strive to cater for everybody. The lodge only has bedrooms on the 1st floor. View the full access statement.
Leave the A30 at Okehampton (B3260) junction, and follow road for about 2 miles into the town. At the first set of traffic lights, on a crossroads junction, follows the signs to Okehampton Station and Youth Hostel. After 200m, take the 3rd turning right up Station Road. Follow this road, passing over the railway bridge and A30. There is a small turning on right after dual carriageway, which leads to an unmade road to YHA Bracken Tor.