Lydford holiday farmhouse rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and private tennis court

A121 - The Farmhouse

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Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 Home 294294

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Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

2 miles south-west of Lydford and 1 from its gorge, 400 yards of private farm-lane end at Burnville 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 28 May to 17 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. Meals available 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 farmhouse at Burnville Farm - large, 'listed' (with at least one leaded window) - is on the edge of the farmyard and has its own enclosed, secluded, good-sized garden (lawn, stream, beech trees, barbecue) 20 yards away. Inside, small slate-floored hall; beamed living room (TV/DVD) leading to large sun room with pine furniture; 5 steps up (5'9" lintel) to beamed slate-floored dining room with big open fireplace and ancient dough trough as scrub-topped table/backed benches; fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, electric cooker); wide quarry-tiled passage for boots etc. and playing; small laundry room (washing machine, tumble drier, freezer) leading to downstairs shower-room (suite). Upstairs, four bedrooms – a double (zip-linked 6' bed or twin), another double (5' bed) plus single divan by arrangement, a single (washbasin) with limited clothes-hanging space, and one with two sets of bunks (one 2'6"); bathroom (suite) and loo (all bedrooms except the single have steps up or down to the bathroom/loo). Heat generated by biomass system.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 28 May to 17 September.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Games room
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (1)
Other High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Shared garden, Private tennis court
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 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.

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