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Lydford, Devon (Ref. 984629)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Clearview is in a perfect location for visiting Dartmoor but at the same time is not too remote It is extremely close to a very good pub and a little further to a farm shop and two National Trust tea rooms."

    Lydford Gorge itself is just a short stroll away. The cottage was well presented and homely and had everything you needed in a holiday cottage. The welcome pack from the owners was extremely nice. The garden was very pleasant and it was nice to have a view of the moors.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2022

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet village, yet within walking distance of an excellent pub/restaurant and easy driving distance of several others."

    The village is perfectly located for visitors wishing to maximise their scope for exploring all of Devon and Cornwall.

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. So glad you enjoyed the cottage and the area too. Yes, it’s a lovely location for the moors and not far from great beaches too. Hope you can make it back here again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2022

  • "Great property, comfortable, warm and spacious."

    Location is perfect for the moors and exploring east Devon. Generous welcome basket was appreciated. Clearview is a quality property which we highly recommend.

    Thank you so much, such lovely feedback and greatly appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your holiday and staying at Clearview. Hope to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilMar 2022

  • "Really beautiful spacious cottage in a gorgeous location."

    Couldn't fault it. It's definitely one of our favourite cottages we have stayed in through Sykes Cottages. The decor is really classy and the facilities are excellent. Loved the view out the window from the conservatory. We didn't let our dogs off the lead in the garden as there are sheep in the adjoining field, but the dogs loved their holiday too. Lydford Gorge is only a 5 minute drive away and has lovely walks there. Thanks Pip and Hugh for a great stay. X

    Thank you very much indeed. That’s lovely to receive such great feedback. It was so nice meeting you and glad you enjoyed your holiday at Clearview. Maybe we’ll see you again sometime.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CressidaMar 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful with everything you could possibly need, we have stayed twice and love it."

    The double bed creaks loudly everytime you move and takes some getting used to. We will be back again

    Reviewed by MichelleFeb 2022

  • "Clearview was a real home from home for us!"

    Lovely cosy comfortable cottage - our children loved the toys and playhouse. We loved the welcome basket of goodies when we arrived, a really thoughtful touch.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Clearview. We really appreciate your comments and glad you enjoyed your welcome basket. It would be lovely to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HannahFeb 2022

  • "Very nice cottage set in a wonderful location, and it had everything we needed, friendly, helpful, non- intrusive owners."

    The only small negative , the garden was not really secure for the dogs, there were places where they could get out .

    Thank you so much for your feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Clearview. I agree regarding the garden not being dog secure, and it would be lovely if it was, however, it would be very difficult to achieve without spoiling the look of the garden. Hopefully see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenJan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Clearview, the house is so comfortable and cosy, the views of the moor are beautiful and the local pub (1 min) is really friendly."

    The owners, Pip and Hugh, make you feel very welcome. We will definitely be back.

    Thank you for your feedback and lovely comments you’ve made. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and we loved having you stay at Clearview. We look forward to seeing you again at the end of the year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2021

  • "As always. Very clean and tidy."

    Plenty of room. Will definitely be back.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely few days in this beautiful village of Lydford and would thoroughly recommend it."

    It is within walking distance of a fantastic pub, the Castle Inn and the cottage itself is wonderful. The surrounding area is stunning and the Lydford Alpacas are within a short drive. Walking within on the moors is an absolute must if your in the area. We would definitely come back!

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "This was a return visit for us and it was as good as the last time we came."

    Very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 2021

  • "Rugs in kitchen and dinning room were filthy, no table and chairs to sit out in ..."

    Rugs in kitchen and dinning room were filthy, no table and chairs to sit out in the garden Apart from that lovely cottage overall

    Unfortunately the rugs being in a high trafficked area get dirty quickly. We have however replaced these following your feedback. There are two garden benches in the garden for guests to use. One is on a raised area where the views are spectacular. There are log piles either side of the bench for placing food and drinks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2021

  • "The house is in a great location bedrooms large plenty of space."

    Garden not enclosed so be aware for your dog. Good size garden. Kitchen could do with a few upgrades. Garlic press, only 1 glass bowel, non stick trying pan but no non stick tools. Lots of cook books but not enough utensils to help cook any of them.

    There is a garlic press, three glass bowls and a non stick frying pan in the kitchen, please ask if you cannot find things, we are only too happy to help. We have however since supplied an additional set of kitchen utensils and cutlery. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2021

  • "We had a great week at the cottage, the rooms are a good size and kitchen well equipped, our children LOVED the garden with the tyre swing and kids house, there was a good selection of toys inside too."

    It was a good base for seeing different towns, everything was about 50m-1hr drive. We loved Plymouth, it has a good aquarium and great lighthouse, Tavistock is a pretty little town and only about 20mins also has a morrisons and Tesco. Kings Caves in Torquay was brilliant and our children loved it. Widemouth Bay has a good beach and then you can follow onto Bude. We visited a few pubs near the cottage too, the village castle Inn does good food, our favourite for food was the fox and hounds top of the road and the bears lake does a lovely Sunday lunch. Weve had a great stay thank you!

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. So glad you had a great holiday. Please come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by VickyJun 2021

  • "My husband our little dog Buddy and I had a delightful week at Clearview."

    The Cottage was inviting, quirky , comfortable, warm with lots of hot water and charm . It felt like home from home . Waking up everyday to the sheep in the field whilst you ate your breakfast was amazing. This cottage is superbly located in the heart of Dartmoor, with the village pub less than a minutes walk away. Pip and Hugh were wonderful hosts and nothing was too much to ask for. We cannot wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by KatieApr 2021

  • "Beautiful homely cottage, our second visit."

    Plenty to see and do round the area. Will be back next year.

    Reviewed by LeeOct 2020

  • "Well located cottage with fantastic views."

    Great sized rooms. The log burner was great in the lounge. Well appointed kitchen and everything you need to make a meal. Great dog walks and the food in the village pub is awesome. Highly recommended.

    We really appreciate your feedback. Thank you so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "We had a great time touring on Dartmoor Torquay Paignton Liscard Tintageland Tavistock."

    All following rules of social distancing and face masks enjoyed a good variety of foods all delicious.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic holiday staying in this lovely cottage that was ideally suited to our family group of five and our dog."

    Very comfortable, a nice garden and lovely views. Highly recommended and will certainly look to return.

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2020

  • "We felt the cottage was in an ideal location, great pub in walking distance, Lots of local walks to enjoy."

    The property was welcoming and very clean. If I had to criticise on one small point it would be having no dryer in the cottage or a washing line to dry clothes.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our cottage and area. In regards to the dryers, there is a clothes airer in the main bedroom cupboard and a rotary clothes line in the summerhouse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2020

  • "Really friendly house with lots of child orientated features."

    Lovely well maintained garden. Lots of space.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "Lovely house clean and well stocked."

    Nice owners who left us a welcome pack. Loads of storage space. Definitely going back next year

    Reviewed by SoniaMar 2020

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    With friendly locals, great surroundings and a brilliant pub on your doorstep. Cottage was better than described and the owners were close by, very friendly and helpful. we spent a week their and the only negative was the weather, but that didn't ruin a great week

    Reviewed by GarethMar 2020

  • "The cottage is in a breathtaking location, with a decent pub two minutes walk from the cottage."

    Everything is accurately listed, and the cream tea left by the owners was really appreciated! The Dartmoor Inn at the top of the road on the main A386 is particularly recommended for great food and friendliest of welcomes. Overall an extremely comfortable cottage in the perfect location for exploring Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 2020

  • "A hidden gem in devon."

    Loads to do and see, or just relax in front of the fire. We had a lovely time!

    Reviewed by MattFeb 2020

  • "Clearview was simply a lovely place to stay in a beautiful location."

    We would be very happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2019

  • "The cottage had everything we needed, home from home."

    Pip & Hugh are lovely hosts, and the welcome basket was yummy. Ideally situated for exploring Cornwall and Devon. Have booked for next year.

    Reviewed by LeeOct 2019

  • "Spacious, quiet & well stocked cottage with great garden for family & relaxing { Devon weather permitting ;-)}."

    Friendly owners. Beautiful village.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2019

  • "Large property with two lounges (one with a piano) and excellent facilities."

    Very friendly and helpful owners who lived just down the road. They also left scones, crisps, bread and a bottle of wine. Unfortunately the garden is not secure for dogs that might roam (like our Cavalier King Charles) so we had to buy a pet tether stake and cable. The location was ideal for visiting local market towns and, of course, Lydford Gorge. This was great value for money in our opinion.

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage, comfortable and relaxing,great location and excellent welcome pack and card."

    No complaints at all.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2019

  • "The whole experience was fantastic."

    The cottage was beautiful well equipped with all you need and more. The welcome pack was a wonderful surprise. The use of the garden and play things for children were great. We found the area quite overwhelming with the gorge, castle and pub within yards. A mile walk up the road to the farm shop. And 10 - 15 minutes drive from Tavistock where they have a selection of supermarkets and restaurants. Finally the owners Pip and Hugh were on hand if required and are lovely people.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, fantastic welcome of cream tea, bottle of wine and doggy treats!"

    Fantastic location for long walks with the dog and exploring Devon. Thank you Pip and Hugh. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2019

  • "The house was set up very well."

    Comfortable, easily accessed, clean and the owners were wonderful people. Clearview is a great base for exploring Devon and Cornwall.

    Reviewed by LaurieJun 2019

  • "One of best cottages we've stayed in."

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and in a brilliant location."

    The owners live very close and they called in to check that everything was ok which was a very thoughtful gesture. Another brilliant gesture was that we were greeted on arrival with a lovely cream tea and a bottle of wine. We highly recommend this cottage holiday.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2019

  • "The village road was very busy constant flow of traffic which was noisy also ..."

    The village road was very busy constant flow of traffic which was noisy also living room window had no blinds or curtains so people walking past would look in

    Thank you for your feedback. Traffic levels were higher than normal due to the Easter holidays and exceptionally good weather conditions. We do have curtains or blinds in all rooms, we take your comments on board regarding this though we are not sure that net curtains are necessary in this rural village setting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2019

  • "This is a fantastic little cottage in a beautiful location and ideally situated for Lydford Gorge."

    We spent a week here and my two boys aged 10 and 6 and my daughter aged 11 were thoroughly tired out after visiting the Tor’s. We will hopefully be back one day.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage in a brilliant location with lovely owners."

    Everything you could want from a holiday!

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2019

  • "Immaculately presented cottage in a lovely location."

    Scrummy pub within a 2 minute walk. The owners had furnished the property very well with some nice touches and were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "Owners go the extra mile, lovely property, walking distance of the Moor, with good road links allowing you to explore the west country."


    Reviewed by PhilMar 2019

  • "Fantastic location in a very welcoming village,comfortable cottage,lovely welcome pack on arrival"

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage, lots of room yet very cosy and warm."

    Lots of care and attention to detail from the owners who were warm and friendly also. Set in a lovely quiet and peaceful location. With a local pub and farm shop nearby for food and supply's , this holiday had all bases covered. Our best Sykes holiday so far!

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2019

  • "Clearview cottage is an exceptionally beautifully cottage, and excellent value."

    We were greeted with a personal welcome note and fantastic welcome pack of wine, crisps, and a devon cream tea! The owners were on hand to help but never intrusive and certainly went the extra mile for us. It was wonderfully quiet and had some lovely walks very close by. You can actually walk to Lydford Gorge, which was worth the visit. Warm , cosy welcoming and very inviting. Highly recommended. Do drive to the little advertised forest trail at the other end of the village, (turn left at the war memorial and then straight on to the car park), the dog loved this and so did we.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2019

  • "Cottage was even better than we expected."

    Very good.

    Reviewed by CaroleFeb 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Clearview from the lovely relaxing breakfasts in the sunny conservatory to the cosy nights enjoying the log burner or walking a minute down the road to the Castle Inn pub."

    Clearview is ideally situated for enjoying lots of lovely walks with the dogs some striaght from the door or a short drive in the car. We can't wait to go back, thank you Pip and Hugh for the welcome pack and all the other extras you left in the kitchen, very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by TinaFeb 2019

  • "It’s a beautiful clean comfy home from home place fantastic location pub 100 yards castle and church less than 150 yards the owners are lovely helpful people."

    Perfect place to unwind and relax

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with lots of little touches that truly make it a home from home."

    Great communication from the owners who went above and beyond to make sure our holiday was really special. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or book again - 5*

    Reviewed by EmilyOct 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin (can be superking on request), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Outdoor toilet accessed from the driveway
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove. Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen (bring your own towels) inc. in rent
  • Parking for 1 to 2 vehicles (dependent on size) to the side of the property
  • Lawned garden with furniture, bike storage, children's playhouse and summer house
  • Dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking/vaping
  • Shop 7 mins walk, farm shop 15 mins walk and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Steep stairs leading up to first floor, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Electric Vehicle users please note this property does not support the charging of electric vehicles from the domestic supply - please use the nearest vehicle charging stations - Tesco Superstore, Tavistock (8.2 miles), Tesla Supercharge, Lifton (9.5 miles), Chargemaster, Lifton (10.4 miles)

The property

This lovely detached stone cottage rests in a historic location, in the heart of the village of Lydford and its inspiring outdoor attractions.

Whether you are coming together as a family for a refreshing break or joining friends for an assorted holiday, Clearview is a wonderful place to begin your journey, with countryside scenery sweeping across to the heart of Dartmoor.

The interior comprises of a neatly styled kitchen, and two sitting rooms and a piano for the musically inclined, a cosy haven to escape into your own world.

The second sitting room is elevated by a woodburning stove and a stone fireplace, with countryside views to remind you of the lovely surroundings that await outdoors.

There is even a conservatory where you can all spend some time in the evening, settling down at the dining table, amidst the natural views of the garden and beyond.

Continuing through the property, stairs lead up to the collection of bedrooms, each boasting their own personality with different styles to suit every member of the family.

Whether you choose the twin, double, or single room, the countryside outlooks are a pleasant backdrop to wake up to, with the master suite also featuring a dual aspect.

With prior notice, the twin bedroom can be linked together to form a super king-size bed.

For more of the outdoors, experience the lawned garden which is home to furniture, bike storage, children's playhouse and a summer house so you can enjoy the area all season round.

To the north, just half a mile away, the high tors come right down to the village edge, while to the south the River Lyd winds its way through Lydford Forest on its tumbling course.

Whether walking the moors, fishing, watching the amazing wildlife or just visiting the many attractions of this beautiful area, you'll never be lost for something to do.

Great for walkers and cyclists, a popular attraction is the Granite Way, part of the National Cycle Network, Devon Coast to Coast Rout 27.

And let's not forget the intriguing medieval castle, a retreat not to be missed as well as Lydford Gorge, owned by the National Trust, which is popular with guests ll year round.

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About the location


Tavistock 6 miles; Okehampton 6 miles.

Nestling among mature woodland on the western slopes of Dartmoor, the historic village of Lydford is a jewel in this area of outstanding scenic beauty. To the north, just half a mile away, the high tors come right down to the village edge, while to the south the River Lyd winds its way through Lydford Forest on its tumbling course northwards. Lydford village has an interesting medieval castle and nearby Lydford Gorge (National Trust) with its peaceful woodland walks and White Lady waterfall is a must. The village also has a Post Office, pub and award-winning restaurant. Whether walking the moors, fishing, watching the amazing wildlife or just visiting the many attractions of this stunningly beautiful area, you'll never be lost for something to do. The moorland market towns of Tavistock and Okehampton are both a short drive away.

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