Townend Barn

Located in Lydford, Devon

This elegant cottage has a grand piano, is close to National Trust's Lydford Gorge and can sleep two people in one bedroom.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Townend Barn is an elegant single-storey cottage in the heart of the pretty village of Lydford. The cottage sleeps two people in one double bedroom with a shower room. The living area is open plan with a sitting area, wood-burning stove and fully tuned Steinway piano, a smart kitchen and dining area. Outside is a lawned garden with outdoor furniture and parking for one car. In the heart of the village with two good pubs and farm shop, Townend Barn is a smashing retreat for couples to enjoy a Devon break.

Property Details

In the centre of Lydford, converted from the top floor of a barn, tucked quietly within the owners' acre of garden is Townend Barn. Surrounded by original sculptures and artwork, this is a wonderful retreat from the hurly-burly of the modern world. Inside is lofty and open-plan with ceilings to the apex, oak floors and a clever marriage of old and new furniture creating an intimate, cosy atmosphere. The living accommodation, dining area and sleek fitted kitchen, feature notable artwork and sculptures, a wood-burning stove and a handsome fully tuned Steinway grand piano. A heavy curtain separates the pretty, comfortable double bedroom with a beamed ceiling. Outside a sloping gravel path leads to your own lawned garden with a table and chairs. Lydford, on Dartmoor's western edge, has two good food pubs, a farm shop and is famous for its National Trust gorge and waterfall, and ruined medieval castle. You can cycle or walk along the Granite Way, fish on the river Lyd or ride a horse across the moors from local stables. Further afield the market town of Tavistock has plenty of shops, restaurants, an indoor pool and cinema. Equidistant between the north and south coasts, the sea and beaches are about 25 miles away.


  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from the property


Ground floor facilities
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Pets Go Free
Real Fire



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Area Details


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.

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