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The Coach House

(Ref. 975733)

Lydford, Devon Show on map


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  • 11 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Could the internet signal be improved by wi-fi extenders ?"

    A firestick was missing from Amazon application - so couldn't be accessed. It was so kind of Victoria to provide us with some warm brownies on our arrival. Much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Coach House is a delight."

    Comfortably furnished and beautifully decorated with great attention to detail (art work and ornaments). The kitchen is very well equipped with every size of pot, pan, dish and plate that you could want or need (but a new can opener is needed). The gardens are perfect. Shrubs for interest in every season surround the sunny and sheltered seating area and the neatly kept lawns are great for games of all sorts. The additional facilities of games room, heated outdoor pool, endless pool and sauna are perfect for families of all ages at all times of year.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely house, perfect for our large family, although we did have to compromise on bedroom layout would have been nice to have one of the rooms as a double ( but that was just our pref) ."

    The house was super well equipped , a nice touch having some basics for cooking and dishwashing. Some fresh eggs and brownies were a welcome surprise on arrival. Very cosy once the fires were lit as it was an exceptionally cold spell when we were there.

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Dec 2022

  • "A brilliant property for all the family, age range two and a half to OAP!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed indoor pool, games room and good walks from the doorstep, we were all reluctant to leave and wished for a longer stay. The availability of clay pigeon shooting with excellent tuition was an added bonus!

    Reviewed by Lynn4.1Oct 2022

  • "Excellent location ,cottage and facilities with a friendly welcome."

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely house, very comfortable and well equipped The whole family ..."

    Absolutely lovely house, very comfortable and well equipped The whole family were able to have a fantastic time The children especially enjoyed the swimming pool and games room

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was lovely, perfect for the whole family, and the owners friendly and helpful."

    Our only issue was that the information folder in the property was out of date, therefore prices quoted for activities were inaccurate. Other than that, we had a fantastic time and would have loved to stay a little longer!

    Reviewed by Alma5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a superb stay at The Coach House."

    What a lovely place in stunning surroundings. Very helpful but unobtrusive owners, an extremely spacious house and plenty to do in the surrounding area. Our kids 3 1/2 and 21 months absolutely loved the play room, garden Wendy house and pool as well as the friendly sheep in the field behind the garden. Lots of excellent places too eat too - Bearslake Inn, Dartmoor Inn and The Cornish Arms, Tavistock come well recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "The House and the estate are excellent and it's a wonderful place to stay."

    This is my sixth or seventh visit since I was a kid (and I'm now pushing 40). I only wish we'd stayed for longer.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2022

  • "Excellent home for a large group ,something for all ages OAP,"a to 6 year olds ."

    Lots of thoughtful touches around the property which made for a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.4Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable property in a wonderful spot Our grandchildren loved the indoor pool and the games room also the tennis court."

    It was great to be able to take the three dogs, they enjoyed the lovely walks and the large gardens. It was a lovely touch to walk in and see fresh flowers and a tin of home made chocolate brownies.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous time at the Coach House."

    Our party of 4 adults, 5 kids (aged 5 to 9) and a dog had plenty of space and the children in particular loved the indoor swimming pool. The house feels very homely and we enjoyed cooking and eating at the very large dining table and sitting by the fires in the evening. As a minor point some of the cooking utensils need replacing and the food processor lid was broken, but this did not impact our stay and I would highly recommend this house for families.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "We were delighted with our stay in this very well-equipped house."

    It was clean, comfortable and full of character. The indoor pool/sauna and games room plus log fires in the evenings made it an excellent spot for a winter break. Beautiful walking and well-stocked farm shop nearby.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Dec 2021

  • "Awesome, quiet and relaxing"

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Aug 2021

  • "The accommodation was perfect for our family holiday including young children, teenagers and the dog."

    We used the facilites every day. This was great as it rained alot.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely old house with stylish, comfortable furnishings in a secluded location on the edge of the moor."

    Spacious garden and terrace plus own small pool, sauna and games room. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful house, equipped with everything you would need."

    The games room and pool are a fantastic asset that kept the whole family entertained. We loved going out to the back garden each morning to see the cows, and the impressive bull that live at the back. The hosts were welcoming, friendly and always happy to help. We hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2020

  • "Have just spent a week in August in The Coach House."

    The house is very comfortable and accommodated our family of 11 from the age of 4 to 70 very well, plus Honey the dog. The weather was warm but it was overcast with occasional showers most days. The outdoor pool was just across from the house and we made good use of that every day, then had a dip in the indoor pool and warmed up in the sauna. We had bikes with us and cycled part of the Devon coast to coast cycle route and Drakes way cycle route. Made good use of the tennis court and games room, and walked through the farm onto the moors, so a very active week! We loved Tavistock for easy shopping and fish and chips. Enjoyed a pub meal in Lydford one evening. And for our last evening meal together bought a leg of lamb from the farm and with some vegetables from the walled garden, next door to the house, had a delicious dinner. Another summer holiday with the family making memories.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our 3rd Xmas at this wonderful house, the perfect venue for a family get together."

    Once you arrive you are totally relaxed and everything you need is provided. The kids love the pool and the adults can enjoy all the facilities knowing they have total privacy. Located near Tavistock and on the edge of Dartmoor, you can explore to your heart’s content, knowing you have a great base to return to. An absolute perfect break any time of year.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2019

  • "Wonderful family house with excellent facilities."

    Very comfortable with plenty of room for adults and children. In beautiful location on edge of moors but close enough to Tavistock for shopping etc.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very comfortable and well provided accommodation for our group of eleven people across three generations."

    Although the weather was poor the house was well placed for trips across Devon and into Cornwall, which we did. The games rooms, plunge pool and sauna were great fun for us all and we enjoyed the spacious house and grounds. It was also good for our two dogs who enjoyed themselves. Would recommend for a large family together.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a blissful family week at The Coach House, enjoying the pools, games and beautiful peaceful walks - plus many great evening meals around the huge dining table!"

    Would be happy to recommend this cottage - and I’m sure we’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2019

  • "We had a great week in the coach house, it was a really great place to stay."

    The only thing was we were a all adult family and could have done with another single bed instead of the bunks, but we managed. And enjoyed the facilities. And would stay there again if we are in that area.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2019

  • "What a brilliant place loads of room to spread and chilll our spot on facilities and everyone was helpful and very pleasant ."

    Great holiday was had by all five stars

    Reviewed by Kurt5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a great family weekend, there is plenty of family activity and walks to do and after a great relaxation facility."

    Looking forward to arranging another time there

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great place to stay with the family."

    We had fun and the kids liked the pool and games room.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Nov 2018

  • "We bookedbThe Coach House in October 2018 and were not disappointed."

    It is a beautiful house with more than enough room for our group of 6 adults and 5 children. The facilities were exactly as described and we felt right at home. The owners were so welcoming and took us clay pigeon shooting! We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Oct 2018

  • "The Coach House is a very comfortable, charming & happy house set on a farm in beautiful countryside it had everything we needed for our family of 6 adults & 4 children, we were delighted with this holiday house as it is well equipped with everything we needed a cooker that worked well & a basket full of logs for evening fires."

    There were cakes waiting for us on our arrival & flowers in the rooms. The indoor pool was a huge success as was the games room all ages had a wonderful holiday, the owners are welcoming & take every care to make you feel at home.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2018

  • "We enjoyed a lovely family holiday in The Coach House."

    There is plenty of space for a large get-together and everything was provided for a great holiday for all ages. Beautiful countryside setting, so peaceful and nice to escape the noise and traffic of everyday life.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Aug 2018

  • "A very good property with excellent facilities."

    Owners very helpful and friendly whilst at the same time leaving us on our own to enjoy our holiday

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Aug 2018

  • "We most enjoyed the range of facilities: indoor pool and sauna (sole use) and ..."

    We most enjoyed the range of facilities: indoor pool and sauna (sole use) and out door pool and tennis court, games room etc; and the space and elegance in the house

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Jul 2018

  • "We were extremely lucky and had hot sunny weather all week, but even if it had rained every day there were numerous indoor activities to keep us entertained."

    The indoor "endless" pool and the games room were a particular favourite with the children.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jul 2018

  • "A stunning holiday house in a beautiful location with great facilities."

    There was plenty of space for a large group and the house was spotless. The children (and adults) loved the indoor pool and games room. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0May 2018

  • "Had a brilliant break."

    The owners were very welcoming. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners on site made a significant contribution to a very relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2018

  • "We have used Helpful Holidays for over 20 years, but now things have changed, without being informed of a take over, we have now lost our friends and family discount, £100 advance booking payment and now have to pay a booking fee!"

    Such a shame Helpful Holidays has gone,

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2018

  • "Staying in The Coach House and on Burnville Farm is a fantastic experience."

    The accommodation is clean and spacious. Tim and Tori are excellent hosts that allow children to experience real farming life.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2018

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  • Over two floors
  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king size double (one with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin), 1 x twin, 1 x single, 1 x bunk room
  • Two bathrooms with baths, WCs, basins, one with shower over bath
  • Downstairs living room with open fire
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Den with wood burning stove
  • Children's snug
  • Laundry room
  • Boot room with shower
  • WC with basin
  • Games room
  • Central heating, open fire with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, 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 five cars
  • Garden with tennis court, barbecue, indoor pool, sauna, outdoor heated pool
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: The outdoor pool is available from 25th May to 14th September
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm, departure by 11am.

The property

There are few more picturesque places than this Dartmoor farmstead surrounded by trees at the end of a private farm lane.

Along the lane is this spacious coach house, complete with your own indoor swimming pool, games room and sauna, meaning the family will never be bored, whatever the weather brings.

The accommodation is elegant and comfortable with lots of windows and big rooms to relax in.

Chill out by the open fire in the big living room fireplace, gather around the table or the piano in the dining room which opens to a patio, or cook up a storm in the smart kitchen.

A den with wood burner and second TV is another cosy room, and the children get their own little snug with toys too.

Upstairs, the master double with its handsome mahogany bed boasts an en suite shower room, and there are four more bedrooms.

The beauty of this wonderful farmstead is the range of activities available, with a shared outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, games room and gym.

You can wander where you choose on the 250 acre farm, with its pond, animals and plentiful wildlife, and help too if you bring your wellies.

Get stuck into country pursuits in the shape of clay pigeon shooting, archery and mountain biking, or bring your own horses on holiday and ride on the moors which are just beyond the farm’s fields (small extra charges may apply).

You will eat like kings on this traditional farm, with eggs and fresh seasonal veg often available, or the friendly owner provides a sumptuous menu of evening meals; for eating out, Lydford is renowned for its two excellent food pubs.

If you can tear yourselves away from the farm, there is dramatic Dartmoor to explore by foot, bicycle or car, plunging Lydford Gorge and a ruined castle.

Water sports are on offer at Roadford Lake and Tavistock is an historic market town full of interest.

This is an ideal spot for a family holiday with lots to do on site or in the area.

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.

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.

Note: The outdoor pool is available from 27th May to 16th September.

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