Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 Home 197130
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Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 11
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Swimming pool
- Great for children of all ages
- Car advised
- Pets welcome
Description from owner
2 miles south-west of Lydford and 1 from its gorge, 400 yards of private farm-lane end atBurnville Farm, a lovely farmstead amid beech trees. 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. Stabling/grazing for your own ponies/horses; a pond (picnicking) with mallard, moorhen and usually Canada geese in spring; badgers and foxes about. 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 27 May to 16 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
2 miles south-west of Lydford and 1 from its gorge, 400 yards of private farm-lane end atBurnville Farm, a lovely farmstead amid beech trees. 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. Stabling/grazing for your own ponies/horses; a pond (picnicking) with mallard, moorhen and usually Canada geese in spring; badgers and foxes about. 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 27 May to 16 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. Professional catering available and meals in the owners' house. Golf and gliding, 2 miles.For you to stay in are the original stone farmhouse (A121) or a large Victorian house (A122) 200 yards up the private lane, a converted coachhouse (A120) roughly midway between the two, or a converted barn (A51) a mile away. The extremely nice owners live nearby but out of sight and do B&B in their own house.... the converted coachhouse has its own indoor swimming pool (17' x 8' x 3' - 'endless pool' with variable river flow) and sauna in a separate building just a few yards away. Own heated games room (snooker, table tennis, table football), lovely paved patio (table/chairs, barbecue) and about an acre of garden (partly stepped or sloping, but with large level lawn areas, sandpit, wooden playhouse). Inside, well-decorated and furnished, mainly big rooms with many windows (original coachhouse openings). Comfortable living room with big fireplace (open fire), big arched French windows, TV/DVD; elegant dining room with arched windows, slate floor, piano, glazed door to patio; smart fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, electric range-style cooker, larder fridge); maple-floored den with woodburner, TV and French windows to forecourt; laundry room (washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer, larder fridge, sink); children's snug with wood floor, beanbags, toys; boot room with shower; loo. Upstairs, five bedrooms – the master double (mahogany 5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite), another double (brass 5' bed), a twin, a single, and a children's room with two sets of 3' bunks; two bathrooms (suites, one with shower over bath). Heat generated by biomass system. Arrival after 4pm, departure by 11am.
Tremendous atmosphere, freedom and number of things for adults and children to do, and the houses are much praised. Sumptuous evening meal menu. Outdoor swimming pool available 27 May to 16 September.
Further details indoors
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4.5 star.
The Devon region
Dartmoor: "the last great wilderness in Southern England". Great rock-tors top many of its often heather-covered hills. Marvellous for walking, riding, tor-climbing, picnicking, kite-flying, pony-trekking and, if you're at all energetic, not seeing other people. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. All is protected from caravans, tents and most ugliness by being in the Dartmoor National Park.
The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half has the most spectacular tors, best wooded river valleys, a few villages (like Widecombe, Buckland) in green-field 'oases'. The moor's eastern edge is the softest, most wooded, most popular: Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey are among its best villages, and the river Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley. The Dart(s) – two of them rise in the moor's middle and join at Dartmeet – is/are equally beautiful all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Tavy Cleave, on the latter, is the western moor's most dramatic place. The quality of a pub can change so quickly we hesitate to recommend, but there are plenty of them; and of places to ride or pony-trek.
Lydford: village (two good food pubs, farm shop, church) on Dartmoor's western edge, famous for its gorge/waterfall (Nat. Trust, very beautiful walk deep in woods) and ruined medieval castle. Granite Way cycle trail; trout fishing in the Lyd; riding stables locally. Sea/beaches, about 25 miles, north or south coasts. Roadford Lake, 9 miles. Tavistock, 5. Brentor's tor-top church, 3.
Bed & bathroom
- 2 Double Beds, 3 Single Beds
- 4 family bathrooms
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- High chair available
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Private indoor pool
- Private tennis court
- Shared garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Games room
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
Bookings Team at Helpful Holidays (Property Manager Helpful Holidays)
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- Calendar updated:
- 04 Feb 2016
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Payment accepted:
- Credit cards accepted
Languages spoken: English
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