The Coach House
Located in Lydford, Devon
This large family house is on a Dartmoor farm near Lydford and can sleep eleven people in five bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 11
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 4
- Pet Friendly: 3
There are few more picturesque places than this Dartmoor farmstead surrounded by trees at the end of a private farm lane. Along the lane is this spacious coach house, complete with your own indoor swimming pool, games room and sauna, meaning the family will never be bored, whatever the weather brings. The accommodation is elegant and comfortable with lots of windows and big rooms to relax in. Chill out by the open fire in the big living room fireplace, gather around the table or the piano in the dining room which opens to a patio, or cook up a storm in the smart kitchen. A den with wood burner and second TV is another cosy room, and the children get their own little snug with toys too. Upstairs, the master double with its handsome mahogany bed boasts an en suite shower room, and there are four more bedrooms. The beauty of this wonderful farmstead is the range of activities available, with a shared outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, games room and gym. You can wander where you choose on the 250-acre farm, with its pond, animals and plentiful wildlife, and help too if you bring your wellies. Get stuck into country pursuits in the shape of clay pigeon shooting, archery and mountain biking, or bring your own horses on holiday and ride on the moors which are just beyond the farms fields (small extra charges may apply). You will eat like kings on this traditional farm, with eggs and fresh seasonal veg often available, or the friendly owner provides a sumptuous menu of evening meals; for eating out, Lydford is renowned for its two excellent food pubs. If you can tear yourselves away from the farm, there is dramatic Dartmoor to explore by foot, bicycle or car, plunging Lydford Gorge and a ruined castle. Water sports are on offer at Roadford Lake and Tavistock is a historic market town full of interest. This is an ideal spot for a family holiday with lots to do on-site or in the area.
Over two floors. Five bedrooms: 2 x king size double (one with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin), 1 x twin, 1 x single, 1 x bunk room. Two bathrooms with baths, WCs, basins, one with shower over bath. Downstairs living room with open fire. Dining room. Kitchen. Den with wood burning stove. Children?s snug. Laundry room. Boot room with shower. WC with basin. Games room
2 miles south-west of Lydford and 1 from its gorge, 400 yards of private farm-lane end at Burnville Farm, a lovely farmstead. 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. Pond (picnicking) with mallard, moorhen and usually Canada geese in spring; badgers and foxes about. Stabling/grazing for your own ponies/horses. Clay pigeon shooting and instruction, archery tuition (equipment provided) and mountain bikes (adults’ and children’s) by arrangement. Fenced outdoor heated swimming pool (32' x 16' and 3'6" to 8' deep, available 25 May to 15 September) and hard tennis court shared with owners. Fun badminton and volleyball. Games room (6' pool table, table tennis, skittle alley) and well-equipped gym in a refurbished barn. Lovely walled vegetable garden; fresh veg available in season, and eggs. Spring water. Professional catering available and meals in the owners' house. Golf and gliding, 2 miles. For you to stay in are The Farmhouse, The Coach House about 100 yards up the private lane, or The Red Barn a mile away. The owners live nearby but out of sight and do B&B in their own house a mile away by car or a 10 minute walk across Burnville Farm, is The Red Barn, surrounded by its own enclosed garden with terrace (barbecue) at the back and splendid long views over farmland to the moor.
Lying on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park, Lydford is set in simply stunning surroundings perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, the countryside and wildlife. To the north of the village the high tors come down to the village edge, the River Lyd to the south and Lydford Gorge with woodland walks and White Lady waterfall a walk away. The village itself has a post office, The Castle Inn and the Lydford House Restaurant with many additional choices in the surrounding villages. Visit Lydford Castle, run by the English Heritage and full of history or discover the area on horseback at Cholwell Riding Stables.