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Dartmoor Self Catering cottage, The Farmhouse, Lydford, sleeps 9

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The Farmhouse
PL19 0NE

The Farmhouse, Lydford, Devon

  Booking through:
Sykes Cottages
Telephone Sykes Cottages booking line   01244 352 197

Sleeps a maximum of: 9

Pricing From: £637.00

This big old farmhouse is on a beautiful Dartmoor farm near Lydford and can sleep ten people in four bedrooms.

The Farmhouse is a wonderful old house in the heart of a Dartmoor farmstead near Lydford. The house sleeps ten people in two double bedrooms (one can convert to twin and the other has additional single bed if required), a single and a room with two sets of bunks. There is an upstairs bathroom and extra WC and a downstairs shower room.

On the ground floor are a living room and sunroom, dining room with open fire, kitchen and laundry room. Outside is a secluded garden with barbecue and 250 acre farm to wander and help on. The house shares an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and games room.

Additional fun activities can also be arranged. The Farmhouse is a fabulous place with masses for families to do and see.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Superb Rural Retreat
We had the most fantastic holiday at the Farmhouse from start to finish. We stayed with another family and the children placed themselves firmly in the games room at every opportunity!, which gave the adults time to get sorted out. The house was lovely and clean & fully kitted out with everything you could wish for ( even hairdryer and straighteners!!). We loved the rural & cosy feel of the property and all enjoyed sitting around the large table in the evening playing board games. The heated swimming pool was of course the favourite place for the children but so nice that it was slightly away from the house so no sneaking out without the adults! Location wise perfect for us, (we organised an online shop to arrive the evening of our arrival which was great as no jumping in cars for bits and bobs), situated midway between north and south coasts, so many choices for great days out from horse riding on the moors in Mary Tavy to surfing in Newquay and of course exploring the surrounding countryside. I have no hesitation in recommending the Farmhouse... it was, to coin my sons phrase ' the best holiday ever!!'

Fabulous, rural retreat!
Beautiful farmhouse with log fire, slate floors and a lovely large dining area with exposed beams. Our children loved the freedom that being on a farm gave and really enjoyed the games room and swimming pool. The farmer and his wife were tremendously helpful and offered advice on where to go and what to see. A short drive to Lydford Gorge, a walk in the Moors, or pony trekking at Mary Tavy. Bude Beach and Dawlish Beach about an hours drive. A couple of pubs also a short drive away. No local shops and no wifi! - Loved a week without the internet though:)

Wonderful farmhouse, lovely hosts, beautiful countryside, memorable family holiday. :-)
For a quiet family holiday it is definitely 10/10. The farmhouse is fantastic, so roomy and well set out, lovely family breakfasts at the table and dinners too! I love this area, have been coming back since I was a child, then returned with my sons for holidays and this year we were joined by my grandson. Lydford is a family favourite, wonderful meals at the Castle Inn, memories of Lydford Castle, more family photos, and a wonderful cherry cake from the Church. The younger members went to the Gorge and we all went to Dartmeet Adventure Park, more to do every year. We also went to Dingle Fairground, very good fun, full of memories and a great place for lunch. Back at the farm the swimming pool was great, the games room and gym used every day and the tennis courts were great and well used. Lovely to see all the farm animals, chickens in the garden and sheep running past the farmhouse, lovely. Back to reality now but I am sure we will go back. :-)



Parking Space Parking Space
Telephone Telephone
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Twin Beds

Bunk Beds


Central heating with open fire
Microwave, fridge, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair available on request
Off road parking for four cars
Garden with tennis court, barbecue, shared outdoor heated pool
Three well-behaved dogs welcome (additional charge for 2nd & 3rd)
Sorry no smoking
Check-in time 4pm, departure by 10am
Note: The outdoor pool is available from 27th May to 16th September

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Lydford, St Petrock's Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lydford Gorge - 1.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Lydford Castle - 1.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Brentor Church - 2.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Coombe Trenchard House and Garden - 3.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Windy Post Cross and Bullseye Stone - 5.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Merrivale Prehistoric Site - 6.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Bradstone, St Nonna's Church - 6.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Princetown, St Michael's Church - 8.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wistman's Wood - 8.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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