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Lydgate House Cottage

(Ref. 1115860)

Postbridge, Devon Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage with everything we needed; very warm and cosy, very comfortable beds and great landlord."

    The cottage has a lovely woodland outlook, with lots of birdlife. Would recommend for sure.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. It was a pleasure to have hosted your weeks break on Dartmoor. We hope to see you in the future. Best wishes Sarah John and Kelly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2024

  • "We wanted a quiet holiday over the Christmas period for ourselves and our dog."

    Lydgate Hotel Cottage provided everything we wished for the hospitality of the Hotel Team was outstanding. The various options to self- cate, eat in the Hotel or have piping hot meals delivered to our dinning table in the Cottage on an ad hoc basis gave fantastic flexibility during our stay. The Cottage (sleeps 6) was more than two of us plus dog needed, but coupled with the attention of our hosts and the flexibility noted above made it worth it. Plenty of walks with or without a dog on the doorstep even with our unpredictable Winter weather. Our thanks again to Sarah, John and Kelly - the perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage with all the fittings and finish to really be able to relax and enjoy the surroundings of Postbridge!"

    Thank you for setting the home up for us on the Friday evening, great to have the baby cot and high chair ready to use as we needed. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils and cutlery, great to have a dishwasher and washing machine tumble dryer to use as needed. Be useful to have some baking trays for the oven. Bathrooms were well setup and good to use, upstairs en-suite was a bit of height challenge for some of us, but easy to get around. Good storage spaces in the bedrooms, along with bedside lamps. Lounge space was good to use, great to see the tv had some films to use. Be good to have the dvd player connected via a HDMI cable. Glad that wifi was available in the cottage, very useful added bonus

    Dear Adam, Thank you for taking the time to send us your kind feedback. This is so important to us to ensure yours and future guests stay is enjoyable and relaxing. I do apologise about the lack of baking trays, I really thought there was some in there. I will pop them in to make it easier for other guests. Kind Regards Sarah, John & Kelly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0May 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    Was totally relaxing and quiet. Everything that you want is provided in the cottage. Only negative comments would be that it would have been nice to have an enclosed garden for the dogs and the steep drop off at the end of the garden. The bathroom would have benefited with a grab handle for the shower for the less mobile (me) but I managed! Overall would I go back? In a heartbeat!

    Dear Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to send your kind feedback. It is lovely to read that you would return to Swallow Cottage. I will ask Helpful holidays to make the Statement that the garden isn't enclosed more prominent on our accommodation details. We hope to see you gain in the future. Kind Regards Sarah, John & Kelly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2023

  • "A most enjoyable stay in a beautiful setting."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and had a terrific meal at the hotel where we were made so welcome. Our thanks to Sarah, John and Kelly

    Hi Martin, Thank you so much for taking the time to send us feedback, this means so much to us , as we know how busy life can get. It was lovely to host your stay on Dartmoor and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes. Sarah, John & Kelly Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Love the cottage ,owner friendly, and beautiful scenery."

    Reviewed by Nesta4.1Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage in the heart of Dartmoor."

    It rained 6 out of the 7 days we were there but we still managed plenty of walks direct from the cottage. The cottage itself was a joy to come back to as it was warm and very comfortable. The owners are lovely and were very helpful on the one ocassion we needed help with something. There is no phone signal and the wi-fi is iffy but that didn't bother us. In fact we loved it so much we wanted to come back in the summer but its booked through year up to October!!! We will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful and peaceful cottage, perfect for a weekend break"

    Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write a review as I know how busy life can get. It was great to host your stay at the weekend. Thank you Sarah It was great to host your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jan 2023

  • "Super friendly welcome by new owners who have updated the property to a high standard."

    Stayed in Swallow Cottage, which is cosy, warm and has everything you need. The wreath making class was great fun and the perfect start to Christmas. Will definitely visit again..

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Nov 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Swallow Cottage."

    The owners were extremely kind and helpful, and made it a really special weekend for my parents 50th Wedding anniversary. We are already planning a return visit to stay at Swallow Cottage as we fell in love with the area and would like to explore more of Dartmoor on a longer trip. It’s ideally located, with many areas of interest within a short drive. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Oct 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • 1 x first floor double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, and extractor fan, picnic basket and coffee machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Amazon Alexa, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, stairgate, and travel cot available on request
  • Private driveway
  • Private front garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs allowed (at £25 per pet, per week)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: A selection of bespoke meal packages using Dartmoor produce can be prearranged with the Lydgate House Hotel - please contact us to discuss
  • Note: Mobile phone signal is poor in this area
  • Note: The first-floor has a height restriction due to low ceilings and doorways

The property

Situated in the charming town of Postbridge, in Dartmoor National Park in Devon, is this characterful three-bedroom barn conversion, Lydgate House Cottage, boasting beamed ceilings, and an open-plan living space.

Set within the grounds of Lydgate House Hotel, the property enjoys a fantastic base for a family of six, or group of friends, looking to explore the breath-taking surroundings of Dartmoor National Park.

Prepare hearty meals in the well-equipped kitchen to enjoy around the dining table before retiring to the plush sitting area, featuring a Smart TV and woodburing stove to compliment your nights in.

For a tranquil spot to enjoy your morning coffee or a late-night glass of wine, step out onto the private patio space boasting well-appointed outdoor seating, where you can admire the rolling hills or stargaze the night away.

Retreat to one of three charming bedrooms, each with ample storage and airy interior and one showcasing a stylish en-suite, to wind down in before catching your sleep.

Once you’ve enjoyed the vast expanse of the grounds, venture into Postbridge where you can find a handy shop to stock up on the essentials, or treat your loved ones to a tipple in the local pub.

Within the national park, you can also ascend to the Hound Tor Rocks and stroll by the babbling waters of Canonteign Falls, before hiking up High Willhays, standing at an impressive 621 metres.

Travel further to the town of Okehampton to delve further into the area’s history in the Museum of Dartmoor Life or take a moment to admire the ancient ruins of Okehampton Castle with the sounds of the rushing river Okement in the background.

For vibrant waterfronts and all the excitement of city life, take a day trip to Plymouth where the National Marine Aquarium, Dartmoor Zoo and a vast array of watersports and activities await you.

Holiday in Devon with Lydgate House Cottage as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Chagford 6.9 miles; Okehampton 18.7 miles; Plymouth 21.0 miles.

Postbridge lies in the centre of Dartmoor between Moretonhampstead and Two Bridges, next to the East Dart River. It is an idyllic place to uncover Dartmoor's archaeology and showcases one of the finest clapper bridges in the country, believed to date back to medieval times and would probably have replaced stepping stones to assist packhorses cross the babbling river. Well positioned to enjoy an array of activities, Postbridge boasts fantastic walking and cycling routes in nearby Bellever Forest, as well as several archaeological remains including roundhouses, stone rows and a burial cyst. From here, you can also visit the remains of a 19th- century gunpowder factory known as Powdermills, which produced gunpowder for the local quarries and mines. Popular tourist spots such as Okehampton and Plymouth are also easily accessible from here by car, making this a holiday destination to savour.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas