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The Annexe, Higher Lydgate Farmhouse

Postbridge, near Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon (Ref. 975869)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was just perfect for us."

    Warm, comfortable and well equipped. The log burner was a real joy especially as we had such bad weather. The position was wonderful and we would certainly like to return .

    Reviewed by JeanFeb 2022

  • "We had a great time despite the weather cottage ideally located for our needs, ..."

    We had a great time despite the weather cottage ideally located for our needs, walking the dog visiting friends and most of all peaceful

    Reviewed by MaureenDec 2021

  • "The cottage was a real home from home, comfortable and equipped with everything that we needed."

    Postbridge is a lovely village and was a perfect base for exploring Dartmoor and the rest of Devon. We had a lovely week and very much hope to return!

    Reviewed by DanielaAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in the Annexe."

    It is incredibly peaceful, nestling among the trees but with some good views, too. We liked walking down to the clapper bridge in the evening when few people were there, and dropping in at the village store in the morning to buy our hot pasties when heading out for walks farther afield. We enjoyed just being in the Annexe, too, there is a nice feeling of space in the open plan living room/kitchen, and it was all very comfortable. The owners are just next door and it was nice to have a chat now and then. We hope to come again soon.

    Reviewed by KianJul 2021

  • "Wonderful little cottage in a fabulous location, walking distance to Postbridge and Bellevor Tor and forest."

    Lovely friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2021

  • "Great spot for walking in Dartmoor."

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous little cottage, perfect location, very welcoming owners."

    Open the door and you’re walking on a lovely footpath near a river walk, local shop 5 minute walk away! would 100% revisit perfectly remote.

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2020

  • "A wonderful location with footpaths on the doorstep."

    The cottage is cosy and warm, we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by IlonaDec 2020

  • "We were given no warning that there was no handwashing soap in bathroom."

    Luckily I had some but I don't always. Otherwise there was generous availability of heating - bathroom towel rail, a wood burner and convector heater as well as working storage heaters. A new fry pan was provided when I pointed out how distorted their one was! We'd happily return there!

    Reviewed by JennyJul 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay - hosts were present and helpful if we needed anything but left us to relax and enjoy our holiday the rest of the time!"

    Lovely cottage with a toasty log fire, perfect for the winter evenings! Lots of walking nearby and a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2020

  • "Ideal location with a sense of remoteness but yet only 5 minute walk from the village of Postbridge."

    Owners next door and always on hand to sort out any problems.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation and perfect spot for walking despite the rain."

    Lovely pub in the village, good food and dog friendly, just a few minutes walk down a footpath. Will definitely go back, would love to see it all in the sunshine.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, off the beaten track in beautiful countryside."

    No traffic, no noise, no people! Perfect.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2019

  • "Wonderful location, right in the middle of the best part of Dartmoor!"

    The cottage is well-appointed, it has comfortable seating, good beds and a nice fireplace for cosy evenings. There's outdoor seating just out the back, no direct access but only a short distance along the footpath. The views from the small porch are lovely and it's only a short walk down into lovely Postbridge.

    Reviewed by MoniqueAug 2019

  • "We couldn't find a broom or dustpan and brush."

    No mention was made on your website that pets were not allowed upstairs. We would not have booked it if we had known. Apart from above we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by JoyceMay 2019

  • "Lovely location, great for exploring Dartmoor right from the door."

    Very friendly welcome. Cosy and warm accommodation.

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2019

  • "Great place for walking we loved it."

    .... Dogs loved it..

    Reviewed by MatthewFeb 2019

  • "Val and Julian the owners were very friendly and helpful, and couldn't have done more for our family."

    The property had everything needed to make our stay an excellent one. The location is ideal, even though Postbridge is very popular with walkers, we hardly saw anyone walk by the cottage on the permissive path/bridleway. So enjoyed our stay we have already booked it again.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2018

  • "The Annexe is a great place if you want to get away from it all and enjoy walking."

    There are several walks from the property and even a friendly pub for a late pub lunch on the way back.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Friendly welcome. Great views. Perfect for walkers.

    Reviewed by CathieJun 2018

  • "This was a lovely comfortable and peaceful Annexe, ideally located for walkers and dog walkers."

    Short walk downhill to (dog friendly) pub and village or another takes you down steep rocky path to river. Owners very friendly and welcoming. Postbridge would benefit from a cafe or coffee shop, there are plenty of visitors and walkers passing through. Post Office offers limited refreshments with just four wooden tables outside.

    Reviewed by TomJun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC, basin
  • Downstairs open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen.
  • Electric fires with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washer-dryer, electric oven and hob, 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 two cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 2 children.

The property

At the end of a private track about half a mile from the centre of the Dartmoor village of Postbridge is this cottage created from the end of a Victorian farmhouse.

Head up the steps into the porch and through French windows into the comfortable open plan living area with seating area with cosy wood burning stove, dining area and neat kitchen area.

Stairs lead you up to the two bedrooms, each with pleasant view of the garden or moors, and a bathroom.

Along the track at the back, you have a garden with big lawn surrounded by trees.

At the front, a footpath leads you to the village pub and shop in about five minutes.

Beyond the house is lovely Dartmoor countryside and open moorland, with lots of walking routes to choose from and fishing in the River Dart.

This is the heart of Dartmoor, where you will get cream teas and ice creams from the village shop and you can find the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre.

The remote pub at the Warren House is worth visiting to see the fire that never goes out, and Plymouth, Exeter and beaches are only about twenty miles away.

This is a lovely area for walking or seeing the amazing scenery, with The Annexe an excellent base.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Area Living Room Fireplace

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

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About the location


Widecombe is tucked away in a Dartmoor valley with the spectacular moorland and tors rising up on all sides, making it a perfect location for walkers, mountain bikers, riders or those that love dramatic landscapes.

Region Information

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 2 children
Note: Will only accept a maximum of 1 pet.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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