The Red Barn
Located in Lydford, Devon
This splendid moorland cottage is situated on a Dartmoor farm near the Devon village of Lydford and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Pet Friendly: 3
The Red Barn is a wonderful cottage on a Dartmoor farm near the Devon village of Lydford. The cottage sleeps six people in three en suite bedrooms, two double and a twin. On the ground floor are a sitting room with wood burning stove, kitchen with dining area and an indoor variable flow swimming pool. Outside is an enclosed garden with terrace and barbecue and the cottage shares an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and games room at the farm. Situated two miles from Lydford and with a lovely farm to walk, The Red Barn is an ideal base for a Devon holiday.
Burnville Farm is a lovely traditional farmstead hidden in trees on the edge of open Dartmoor two miles from the Devon village of Lydford. The Red Barn is situated a mile away by car or ten minutes across fields from the farmyard. With two other holiday homes, you enjoy access to the 250-acre farm with its farm animals, pond for picnicking beside and wildlife, and you are even welcome to help on the farm if you wish. There are all kinds of wonderful activities available here. There is a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court (shared with the owners), plus a games room and well-equipped gym in an adapted barn. You can arrange to experience clay pigeon shooting and archery, or have fun games of badminton or volleyball. Golf and gliding are on offer just a couple of miles from Burnville Farm. With direct access to the open moors from the farm, this is lovely walking country and you can arrange to use mountain bikes too or bring your own horses. With seasonal eggs and veg available, plus the option of meals in the owner's' house or professional catering in your own holiday home, you can feast like kings. The hall leads into the big living room with wood burning stove and French windows to the terrace. The pretty kitchen with dining area is well equipped, and through a lockable door is your own ‘endless flow’ indoor swimming pool with a treadmill and rowing machine. Upstairs, the three bedrooms are all en suite but with their own character. With all the activities on-site, plus the beautiful hills of Dartmoor beyond, Roadford Lake for water sports and pubs and amenities in Lydford and Tavistock, the Red Barn is a fine place to truly relax and have fun.
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.