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Lydford

Lydford - On the western edges of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Tavistock.

Perhaps the most well known attraction about this village is Lydford Gorge now owned by the National Trust. Where you will find the impressive waterfall known as White Lady that sits at the top of the gorge.  You can walk around the edge of the gorge, until you come across the fast and furious Devil's Cauldron at the bottom. This route is not for the faint hearted.  The National Trust entrance and shop has literature and arefreshment room close the northern end, where you can get a reviving pot of tea during the summer months. Wheelchair users can also enjoy parts of the pathways as some of the paths are very narrow and perilous. 

But folks with wheelchairs will certainly enjoy the nearby Granite Way cycle route. Meldon Viaduct is especially spectacular and the very pretty church at Sourton is accessible from the cycle path.

 
White Hart Inn Bridestowe Known to have been an inn during the 17th Century, it was originally a Devon Long house, parts of which are medieval. Important persons hung their banners or standards outside the inns where they took temporary lodgings - the White Hart sign, with a collar of gold, became a favourite badge of King Richard II. Pubs

Known to have been an inn during the 17th Century, it was originally a Devon Long house, parts of which are medieval. Important persons hung their banners or standards outside the inns where they took temporary lodgings - the White Hart sign, with a collar of gold, became a favourite badge of King Richard II.

The White Hart, Bridestowe is run by Michael and Sarah and they look forward to welcoming you to the village pub.

We are passionate about the food that we serve. We are proud that all our meat, fish and diary products are locally sourced and all our meals are prepared...

Ceylon, sleeps 4, Lydford, Dartmoor Ceylon

Ceylon, 2 bedroom, is one of two stylish, semi-detached, upside down cottages cleverly converted from a barn. Excellent for two family parties to share (interconnecting doors available).

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

2 miles from the centre of Lydford (½ mile from gorge/tea room, 1¾ from pub), with signed route direct to open moorland for walking/horse riding, two stylish, semi-detached, ‘upside down’ cottages cleverly converted from a barn within an old farmstead (sheep), alongside the owner's farmhouse. The cottages are smart and comfortable, furnished with flair to include interesting and unusual artefacts, fabrics and pictures. Polished oak floors (rugs) in living areas and bedrooms and polished granite tiles in all bath/shower-rooms; stairgates. Each cottage has its own small enclosed lawned area...

Batavia, sleeps 4, Lydford, Dartmoor, Devon Batavia

Batavia is one of two semi-detached, 'upside down' cottages cleverly converted from a barn within an old farmstead. Offering stylish and comfy accommodation with a lovely moorland location. Excellent for two family parties to share.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

2 miles from the centre of Lydford (½ mile from gorge/tea room, 1¾ from pub), with signed route to open moorland for walking/horseriding, two semi-detached, ‘upside down’ cottages cleverly converted from a barn within an old farmstead (sheep), alongside the owner's farmhouse.The cottages are smart and comfortable, furnished with flair to include interesting and unusual artefacts, fabrics and pictures. Polished oak floors (rugs) in living areas and bedrooms and polished granite tiles in all bath/shower-rooms; stairgates. Each cottage has its own small enclosed lawned area at the front (...

Townend Barn, sleeps 2, Lydford, Dartmoor, Devon Townend Barn

Townend Barn, sleeps 2 and is an elegant cottage from which to explore the magical wilderness of the highest tors. 

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Townend Barn in the centre of Lydford, a detached cottage converted from the top floor of a barn quietly tucked within the owners’ acre of garden (small unfenced wildlife pond, friendly ducks and dog), behind their beautiful house. Surrounded by original sculpture and artwork, this is a wonderful retreat from the hurly burly of the modern world. A sloping gravelled path leads to your own lawned garden (table/chairs) and 3 steps up to the front door.

Inside, open-plan with oak floors and ceilings to the apex and clever marriage of old and new furniture creating an intimate, cosy...

Great Bidlake Manor, sleeps 13, Bridestowe, Dartmoor, Devon Great Bidlake Manor

Great Bidlake Manor is an outstanding, Grade II* listed manor house on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, a mile from Bridestowe, recently renovated to a luxurious standard in partnership with English Heritage. Country Life magazine described Great Bidlake Manor as ‘a rural idyll’. It’s a magical place for all kinds of gatherings with bags of room for everyone and easy access from the A30. Memories are made here.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Great Bidlake Manor is an outstanding, Grade II* listed manor house on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, a mile from Bridestowe, recently renovated to a luxurious standard in partnership with English Heritage. It has been the ancestral home of the Bidlake family since 1268 and was rebuilt around 1594 in the Elizabethan style. The estate was once vast, but Henry Bidlake, a Royalist, sold parts of the estate during the English Civil War to pay fines to Cromwell. Charles I reputedly stayed at Great Bidlake in 1644.

Great Bidlake Manor is private yet accessible and when you stay...

Lot Cottage, sleeps 2, Lydford Lot Cottage

Lot Cottage is in the heart of Lydford, just 200 yards from a good food pub and Lydford Castle, a sturdy former barn transformed into a cosy and comfortable, detached cottage. A smart little cottage for two in a central village location in a good walking area within the Dartmoor National Park and on Cycle Route 27 off the Granite Way. 

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

Lot Cottage is in the heart of Lydford, just 200 yards from a good food pub and Lydford Castle, a sturdy former barn transformed into a cosy and comfortable, detached cottage. At the side, small sitting-out area (table/chairs, barbecue), partly covered and positioned to enjoy afternoon sun. Inside, natural wood (beams, oak floors/doors) blends well with modern furnishings to create a smart rustic feel.

In front, little cobbled forecourt (partly off-road parking for one car) with 8 steps up to enclosed sitting-out area and 3 steps up to front...

The Farmhouse

2 miles south-west of Lydford and 1 from its gorge, 400 yards of private farm-lane end at Burnville Farm, a lovely farmstead amid beech trees. It is on the side of a shallow stream-valley with supreme views of Dartmoor hills and tors and to Brentor’s peak-top church, from almost anywhere on the 250 acre working farm (direct moor access from it). There are sheep, cattle, ponies, pigs, chickens, ornamental pheasants. You can roam the farm and help is most welcome

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

2 miles south-west of Lydford and 1 from its gorge, 400 yards of private farm-lane end at Burnville Farm, a lovely farmstead amid beech trees. It is on the side of a shallow stream-valley with supreme views of Dartmoor hills and tors and to Brentor’s peak-top church, from almost anywhere on the 250 acre working farm (direct moor access from it). There are sheep, cattle, ponies, pigs, chickens, ornamental pheasants. You can roam the farm and help is most welcome. ...

Wild Birds of Dartmoor Photography Workshop The workshops will be within the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England, using Acorn Lodge as a base and will be for all levels of photographers who want to learn real wildlife photography. The photography workshop package includes as much as possible to help you learn and improve all the aspects of being a wildlife photographer from using your camera, through the picture taking process, to the end image and post production workflow. Photography Workshops

The workshops will be within the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England, using Acorn Lodge as a base and will be for all levels of photographers who want to learn real wildlife photography. The photography workshop package includes as much as possible to help you learn and improve all the aspects of being a wildlife photographer from using your camera, through the picture taking process, to the end image and post production workflow.

One workshop will be 4 day/3 night duration and will include tutoring on all aspects of digital photography. 

Another workshop is 3 day/2...

Barley Meadow, 3 bedroom, sleeps 4, Okehampton, Dartmoor, Devon Barley Meadow

This traditional stone cottage is next door to the owners’ farmhouse on a non-working farm in a rural setting close to Dartmoor National Park, 7 miles from Okehampton.

Set within a quiet setting surrounded by meadows grazed by the owners’ ponies, this spacious cottage provides a countryside getaway for a family or group of friends who will enjoy horse riding, walking or cycling in this picturesque area in the heart of Devon.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

This traditional stone cottage is next door to the owners’ farmhouse on a non-working farm in a rural setting close to Dartmoor National Park, 7 miles from Okehampton.

Set within a quiet setting surrounded by meadows grazed by the owners’ ponies, this spacious cottage provides a countryside getaway for a family or group of friends who will enjoy horse riding, walking or cycling in this picturesque area in the heart of Devon.

With two reception rooms and a large kitchen with breakfast area, there is plenty of space for the family to spend time together and in the sitting room...

Hotel Endsleigh Delicious English dining using local and regional produce. Hotel Endsleigh - featured as one of the Top 20 restaurants with rooms by The Times is a Grade I historic house set in 100 acres of fairytale woodland, follies and grottos created by Humphry Repton. The Duke of Bedford, who owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his fishing and hunting lodge. In 2005 Olga Polizzi bought the hotel and restored it with a touch of luxury. Hidden on the edge of the Dartmoor it has magnificent views of the gardens, the river Tamar and beyond into Cornwall. Restaurants

Restaurant

Breakfast

At breakfast help yourself to granola, fresh and poached fruits, yoghurt, cheese, meats and pastries. There’s a choice of full English breakfast, kippers, eggs Benedict and porridge.

7.30-10.30am  

Lunch

Lunch is served in the hotel or outside in the garden. Half of our menu changes daily. The emphasis is on fresh seafood, meat and vegetables from neighbouring farms. The other half features more casual items like Devon...

Bearslake Inn - Dartmoor Restaurant and Inn Set in a charming Devon longhouse dating back to the 13th century, this inn is located between Dartmoor’s Okehampton and Tavistock in the hamlet of Lake. It offers cosy accommodation and traditional cuisine. The Bearslake Inn specialises in West country-style meals with locally sourced produce. Enjoy a la carte meals in the Stable Restaurant or lunches in the 16th century Dartmoor Room. Pubs

Searching for a good food Restaurant in Dartmoor, Devon? Why not come and see what is on offer at Bearslake Inn. Crisp white table cloths, napkins and comfy high backed chairs combine to create a special atmosphere whether your dining occasion is an intimate dinner for two or a larger group.

The restaurant at the Bearslake Inn, near Okehampton specialises in local produce. The South West of England is blessed with wonderful supplies of fresh meat, fish and vegetables direct from the farmer, fisherman or grower as well as a host of small artisan producers of cheese, ice cream and...

Greator Rocks East to West Walk (two days)
Widgery Cross Rattlebrook Walk
Devon Cycle Hire Devon Cycle Hire is situated right on the Granite Way trail, between two viaducts. Hire a bike and cycle the beautiful, breathtaking, off road purpose built trail. FREE ICE CREAM if you print and take our discount voucher Active & Outdoors

The Granite Way is now traffic free all the way to Lydford.

Devon Cycle Hire is just outside Okehampton off the A30. We are half an hour from Exeter.

Hiring a bike and getting out onto The Granite Way couldn’t be easier. Come along to our centre and enjoy traffic free cycling with amazing views of Dartmoor. We have bikes for all the family adults, kids, babies, electric bikes and even a trailer for dogs. We also have tandems and tag alongs and helmets are supplied free with each hire. Half an hour from Exeter, just off the A30 you can cycle a wonderful traffic free, fairly...

Red Barn, sleeps 6, Brentor, Dartmoor The Red Barn

This property is ideal for a busy active family who will appreciate the fact that there is a swimming pool with endless flow in house, an outdoor pool in summer, a tennis court, a games room, multi gym with exercise machines, pool table, table football and table tennis, and a 250 acre farm to romp around. 2 double rooms plus a twin and a cot. If you have extra guests, the farm also has bed and breakfast on offer. This is a very well equipped house with the added benefit of an evening meal menu. A five star cottage.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

The place:

Lydford: village (two good food pubs, farm shop, church) on Dartmoor’s western edge, famous for its gorge/waterfall (Nat. Trust, very beautiful walk deep in woods). Trout fishing in the Lyd; riding stables locally. Sea/beaches, about 25 miles, north or south coasts. Roadford Lake, 9 miles. Tavistock, 5. Brentor’s tor-top church, 3.

The property:

... 2 miles south-west of Lydford and 1 from its gorge, 400 yards of private farm-lane end at Burnville Farm, a lovely farmstead amid beech trees. It is on the side of a shallow...

The Coachhouse, sleeps 11, near Lydford, Dartmoor The Coachhouse

The Coachhouse is set on a lovely farmstead just 2 miles south-west of Lydford.  You are invited to go anywhere on the 250 acre working farm and help is always accepted, or alternatively you can enjoy lazing by the outdoor heated swimming pool! If the weather takes a turn for the worse, never fear the Coachhouse has it's own indoor 'endless' pool, sauna and games room. The property has 5 bedrooms (1 ensuite, double, twin, single and children's room with two sets of 3' bunk beds).  Tremendous freedom is offered and there are a number of activities for both children and adults.  Meals are also available in the owners house that is a B&B.

Holiday Cottages & Self Catering

The place:
Lydford: village (two good food pubs, farm shop, church) on Dartmoor’s western edge, famous for its gorge/waterfall (Nat. Trust, very beautiful walk deep in woods). Trout fishing in the Lyd; riding stables locally. Sea/beaches, about 25 miles, north or south coasts. Roadford Lake, 9 miles. Tavistock, 5. Brentor’s tor-top church, 3.

The property:
... 2 miles south-west of Lydford and 1 from its gorge, 400 yards of private farm-lane end at Burnville Farm, a lovely farmstead amid beech trees. It is on the side of a shallow stream-...

Hotel Endsleigh, near Tavistock, Dartmoor Hotel Endsleigh

An enchanting Grade I fishing and hunting lodge. Olga Polizzi has beautifully restored this country house hotel situated in 108 acres of fairytale woodland gardens. Endsleigh has 16 rooms each individually designed with uncluttered elegance.  Go on spoil yourself...

Hotels

An oasis of peace and beauty

Hotel Endsleigh is a Grade I historic house set in 100 acres of fairytale woodland, follies and grottos created by Humphry Repton. The Duke of Bedford, who owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his fishing and hunting lodge.

In 2005 Olga Polizzi bought the hotel and restored it with a touch of modern luxury. Hidden on the edge of the Dartmoor, many of the 16 bedrooms have magnificent views of the gardens, the river Tamar and beyond into Cornwall.
 

Wake up to...

Lydford Caravan and Camping Park Lydford Caravan and Camping Park

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at Lydford caravan and camping park. The park has very green credentials including solar panels. Walk to 3  pubs, cycle safely to Okehampton. Visit nearby Lydford Gorge and Lydford Castle along with some walks onto the Moor. 

Camping & Caravan Sites

Lydford Caravan & Camping Park is a private site affiliated to the Caravan Club. They welcome caravans,  motorhomes, folding campers (max shipping length 8.5m) and tents.  They offer hard standing or grass pitches with electric hook up plus a separate area for tents offering wonderful panoramic views of Dartmoor.

They have full toilet and shower facilities with dedicated dishwashing, laundry, and a disabled toilet/shower wet room.

They welcome quiet well behaved dogs on leads only (max 3 per unit).

The small on site shop stocks daily essentials,  newspapers to...

Tor Cottage Tor Cottage

"Very special indeed. You will love the warm outdoor pool. Tor Cottage has 5 double/twin suites all to a very high quality. This luxury bed and breakfast has won many awards, and rightly so. It's a grown up treat of a place. 

Bed & Breakfast

Tor Cottage – A Romantic Retreat and an Escape from the Outside World

Tor Cottage offers luxury accommodation with a warm and relaxed atmosphere and nestles in its own private valley.  Lovely gardens, heated outdoor swimming pool, streamside setting and 28 acres of our own wildlife hillsides.  A Perfect central location for exploring Devon and Cornwall coastlines,moors and villages.  They have five beautiful ensuite bedsitting rooms, each with own log-fire.

If you like Boutique Hotels with a difference then indulge yourself in the ambience and luxury of this small and special...

The Knole Farm Farmhouse Bed and breakfast, Bridestowe, near Okehampton The Knole Farm

A wonderfully comfortable house for the bed and breakfast visitor. From the beautiful garden with stunning view, to the well sized bedrooms. Great farmhouse cooking at breakfast and evening meals. 

Bed & Breakfast

The Victorian farmhouse is surrounded by 200 acres of farm land which is farmed with sheep and cattle thus creating an idyllic countryside retreat. Its located on the north side and doorstep of Dartmoor and is situated 14 miles from the Cornish border, but with easy and close access to both the A30 and M5.  Those who want more energetic activities can enjoy the open space and sense of freedom, they can also enjoy pony trekking, golf and sailing which are all close by, not forgetting Hiking on Dartmoor with it's abundant wildlife and scenery. There is so much to do and see for all ages, you...

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