About the home
Lurcombe is a working Farm of some 40 Acres and parts of the buildings have been lovingly converted into luxury Apartments (The Granary & The Mill).
'The Granary' truly is an exquisite place to stay – a countryside retreat and the perfect location to escape from the world. We are located in a hidden valley that slopes down to a small stream. There are four ponds along the stream. The ground is slightly sloping and we also have big 'Devon Hills'!
The apartments are first class (The Granary and The Mill) that ooze character and charm (vaulted ceilings,beams,chandeliers, ornate mantlepiece, king sized beds, 'sunken' showers, leather sofas, easy chairs, thick pile carpets/rugs).
We offer a Bottle of Wine, eggs (from our chickens) and milk on your arrival.
Set in an Idyllic countryside retreat with woodland walks set in glorious rolling Devon hills we have a small fishing lake and ponds filled with carp. A Tennis court is available for you (please borrow our rackets and have a friendly game!), alongside our workshop and secure storage for bikes.
A bird watchers paradise (goshawks, buzzards, owls, ducks) we have excellent Dartmoor walks and we are very near to Haytor, Widecombe in the Moor, Ashburton, Totnes and Hound Tor (made famous by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles). We are 5/10 minutes from the A38 Expressway and very accessible.
As we are a farm, we have animals who are looked after extremely well - our native breed cattle (born and raised on Dartmoor), our chickens and our three extremely handsome dogs, Holly, Pumpkin and Scruff!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Many beaches within easy reach of Lurcombe, 8km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Safe, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Tennis court on site, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details indoors:
Living Area with exposed beams, large reclaimed oak bookshelves and dining table/chairs
Modern fully equipped fitted kitchen with oven, dishwasher, fridge – A basic kitchen caddy of tea/coffee/herbs/salt and pepper etc
A Bottle of Wine, eggs (from our chickens) and pint of milk on your arrival.
Beautiful reclaimed oak king sized bed with high quality linen and towels (linen and towels provided at no extra cost)
Dressing mirrors,oak wardrobes and high quality soft furnishings.
Flat screen TV/DVD with the full range of Freeview channels available and 30 dvd titles.
Fully tiled Bathroom designed with a 'sunken' shower that fits two people
Comfortable Leather sofas, easy chairs, thick pile carpets, rugs and rich curtains.
Local books, maps and novels fill the shelves of The Granary's 'Lending Library'.
Wireless broadband service so you can stay in touch with the outside world. (but only if you want to!)
Views of the courtyard and Great Orchard and the rolling Devon hills.
Shared utility room (washing/drying)
Further details outdoors:
Onsite Fishing (Carp/Trout)
Local maps, walking routes, books of the local area and books of interest to help you plan your time here.
Fantastic outside relaxation spaces
The opportunity to meet our native breed cattle (born and raised on Dartmoor)
A spot of tennis – please use our tennis court and rackets
Birdwatch some of Lurcombe's finest! (Goshawks, buzzards, kestrels, ducks)
We have two apartments available to rent at Lurcombe, The Granary and The Mill
Please visit our website for more details
A Guest Information Pack and Local Attractions Guide is available upon arrival.
Please just ask if there is anything we can be of help with.
The West Country / Devon region
We are located on the edge of The Dartmoor National Park in a beautiful hidden valley.
The farm is around 40 acres and is set within big rolling Devon Hills.
Being so close to beautiful Dartmoor there's a vast amount of activities and ventures to explore!
We are close to the following villages, towns and cities - Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Haytor Rocks, Hound Tor, Torbay, Dartmouth, Totnes, Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Exeter and Plymouth. We are 5 mins from The Devon Expressway, the A38.
The Dartmoor area
Dartmoor - an area steeped in archaeological history, myths and legends and local interest (including Hay Tor Rocks, Hound Tor (made famous by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes'), the Lych Way, Bellever, Scorhill Stone Circle and so much more!
Totnes - a bohemian arty town, filled to the brim with local shops/produce. Take a boat trip from Totnes on to Dartmouth (made famous by Agatha Christie's house) and the stunning views across the water.
Buckfastleigh - a lovely little Devon town with the steam railway (trips to Totnes) taking you through glorious countryside.
The Templar Way walking routes ( based on the Templer’s transportation of granite from Haytor Quarries to Teignmouth via a stone railroad built about 1820)
Devon Guild of Craftsmen - contemporary art fair open every day in the town of Bovey Tracey.
A wealth of cycling routes (from the Dartmoor Classic to lesser known different graded routes)
A range of festivals including the Ashburton Blues Festival, Lemonfest, Devon Wildlife Trust, Regatta's, Water Festivals, Exeter and Dartmouth Food Festivals, Abbfest - Newton Abbot Food and Drink Festival, Theatre - Exeter's Northcott & Barn Theatre & Pheonix Centre, The Plymouth Pavillions, Dartington's Cinema & Gardens,
Adventure Centres (Ashcombe & Go Ape), Wildlife Parks (Living Coasts, The National Marine Aquarium, Butterfly and Otter Santuary/Hedgehog Farm), Boat-Trips, Exeter Underground Passages and Cathedral, Buckfast Abbey, Berry Pomeroy Castle, Becky Falls and Canonteign Falls.
There's a wealth of things to do just a short distance from Lurcombe!
How to get there
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Once you receive your booking confirmation we will send you a full set of directions within your welcome pack.
20 Minutes from Exeter
30 mins from Plymouth
5/10 minutes from the A38 Expressway and very accessible
Lurcombe is very accessible to local towns and villages and gives you the opportunity to explore town and country.
Activities near Dartmoor
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
04 Apr 2013
Was drawn to Lurcombe by their site (on web) - Nick got in touch & we went from there. Spent 3 nights @ the Granary, was delightful. If you are looking for a true Devon experience + decent... more
Thank You for your review James. We're so pleased that you had a great time here at Lurcombe and look forward to seeing you again soon. Our very best regards from the farm. Sarah and Nick.
03 Jan 2013
Stumbling across The Granary online turned out to be the find of the year! An absolutely stunning apartment in an idyllic location.
Sarah and Nick couldn't have been more helpful and... more
We're absolutely thrilled that you both had such a great experience of Lurcombe. Hope you had a wonderful New Years Eve and we both look forward to seeing you again very soon!... more
24 Sep 2012
I decided to book this idyllic and wonderful luxury accommodation for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and could not have chosen better. I trusted my instinct based on an excellent pictorial website and the initial contact with the owners Sarah and Nick. The first impressions after a drive down the private road could not have been more impressive in its natural valley setting amongst the rolling hills, neither could the warm and professional greeting from our host, in this case Sarah who took us around a wonderfully decorated apartment with sunken shower, modern kitchen, warm and cosy living room and bedroom with wooden beams, the whole place was full of character. Oh, a bottle of wine was complimentary, as were the chocolates, milk, coffee, tea and free range eggs amongst other condiment items. Everything has been thought of, including walking maps, DVD's books, magazines etc. The farm offers a lovely close proximity walk and is almost 100% in bounds to guests. Included in the warm hospitality are the dogs - Scruffy, Pumpkin and Holly who all take to you as is they have known you forever (the treats in a jar in the kitchen are a good ice breaker!) They are constant companions when walking the land. I would recommend this value for money luxurious accommodation to anyone although I hope that the review will not make it too impossible to re-book for a second experience at this "Hidden Gem" later in the year! Thank You Nick and Sarah A*
We are so thrilled that you enjoyed Lurcombe and that you had such a wonderful experience. Thank you so so so much for your review. It means the world to us and we're really thankful that you've taken the time to write down your thoughts. We look forward to your second visit and send our very best regards to you both! Thank You, Sarah and Nick
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter 2012||12 Sep 12||21 Dec 12||£ 499||£ 109||£ 109||2 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year 2012||21 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 599||£ 119||£ 119||2 Nights|
|Jan-April 2013||4 Jan 13||29 Apr 13||£ 549||£ 109||£ 109||2 Nights|
|April-September 2013||29 Apr 13||2 Sep 13||£ 739||£ 119||£ 119||2 Nights|
|Sept-December 2013||2 Sep 13||23 Dec 13||£ 649||£ 109||£ 109||2 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year 2013||23 Dec 13||6 Jan 14||£ 739||£ 119||£ 119||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We accept payment via Paypal, Credit/Debit Card, Cash or Cheque. We require a £100 non-refundable deposit with the balance payable on arrival.Enquire now
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We are open all year round! As we have two apartments onsite, please do look at the booking calendar on our website - if one apartment is booked, the other may well be free. Thank you.
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