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Townend Barn

Lydford, Devon (Ref. 975827)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Miss Horne

    “Everything was perfect, just what we wanted for 3 days walking in the area.”

    If we ever heading back to this part of Dartmoor again we would for sure book the barn. Lovey host's, really helpful and was out cleaning the path one morning when it snowed. Had a meal in the village pub which was also really good. The Barn is great place to spend a relaxing quiet new years eve.

    - Miss Horne, December 2020

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The property

In the centre of Lydford, converted from the top floor of a barn, tucked quietly within the owners' acre of garden is Townend Barn.

Surrounded by original sculptures and artwork, this is a wonderful retreat from the hurly burly of the modern world.

Inside is lofty and open-plan with ceilings to the apex, oak floors and a clever marriage of old and new furniture creating an intimate, cosy atmosphere.

The living accommodation, dining area and sleek fitted kitchen, feature notable artwork and sculptures, a wood burning stove and a handsome fully tuned Steinway grand piano.

A heavy curtain separates the pretty, comfortable double bedroom with a beamed ceiling.

Outside a sloping gravel path leads to your own lawned garden with a table and chairs.

Lydford, on Dartmoor's western edge has two good food pubs, a farm shop and is famous for its National Trust gorge and waterfall, and ruined medieval castle.

You can cycle or walk along the Granite Way, fish on the river Lyd or ride a horse across the moors from local stables.

Further afield the market town of Tavistock has plenty of shops, restaurants, an indoor pool and cinema.

Equidistant between the north and south coasts, the sea and beaches are about 25 miles away.


  • On one level
  • 1 x double bedroom, open plan living area, with sitting area with wood burning stove and fully tuned Steinway grand piano, fitted kitchen and dining area
  • Shower-room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

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.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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