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The Red Barn

Lydford, Devon (Ref. 975866)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Review(s)

  • “We got the e-mail with the wifi password whilst travelling to the accomodation, unfortunatley with no mobile signal at the Barn we could not access this until the following day when we had phone signal.”

    A day earlier would have been better. No other complaints . The place is fantastic. Would definitely use again.

    A day earlier would have been better. No other complaints . The place is fantastic. Would definitely use again.

    - Mr Knightley, September 2021

Burnville Farm Cottages

2 miles south-west of Lydford and 1 from its gorge, 400 yards of private farm-lane end at Burnville Farm, a lovely farmstead. 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. Pond (picnicking) with mallard, moorhen and usually Canada geese in spring; badgers and foxes about. Stabling/grazing for your own ponies/horses. 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 25 May to 15 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. Spring water. Professional catering available and meals in the owners' house. Golf and gliding, 2 miles. For you to stay in are The Farmhouse, The Coach House about 100 yards up the private lane, or The Red Barn a mile away. The owners live nearby but out of sight and do B&B in their own house a mile away by car or a 10 minute walk across Burnville Farm, is The Red Barn, surrounded by its own enclosed garden with terrace (barbecue) at the back and splendid long views over farmland to the moor.

The property

Burnville Farm is a lovely traditional farmstead hidden in trees on the edge of open Dartmoor two miles from the Devon village of Lydford.

The Red Barn is situated a mile away by car or ten minutes across fields from the farmyard.

With two other holiday homes, you enjoy access to the 250 acre farm with its farm animals, pond for picnicking beside and wildlife, and you are even welcome to help on the farm if you wish.

There are all kinds of wonderful activities available here.

There is a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court (shared with the owners), plus a games room and well equipped gym in an adapted barn.

You can arrange to experience clay pigeon shooting and archery, or have fun games of badminton or volleyball.

Golf and gliding are on offer just a couple of miles from Burnville Farm.

With direct access to the open moors from the farm, this is lovely walking country and you can arrange to use mountain bikes too or bring your own horses.

With seasonal eggs and veg available, plus the option of meals in the owner's' house or professional catering in your own holiday home, you can feast like kings.

The hall leads into the big living room with wood burning stove and French windows to the terrace.

The pretty kitchen with dining area is well equipped, and through a lockable door is your own ‘endless flow’ indoor swimming pool with treadmill and rowing machine.

Upstairs, the three bedrooms are all en suite but with their own character.

With all the activities on site, plus the beautiful hills of Dartmoor beyond, Roadford Lake for water sports and pubs and amenities in Lydford and Tavistock, the Red Barn is a fine place to truly relax and have fun.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Hall Dining Area Living Room Pool Room Pool Room Utility


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, WC and basin (one with hand shower), 1 x twin with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and basin
  • Downstairs sitting room with wood burning stove, Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility room
  • Downstairs WC with basin
  • Hall
  • Indoor swimming pool.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, 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
  • Enclosed garden with tennis court, barbecue, indoor pool, outdoor heated pool
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Region Information

Note: The outdoor pool is available from 25th May to 15th September

Note: Please check with the owner of this property regarding availability of the Games Room

This property offers the following short breaks:

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