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Lilys Pad

Okehampton, Devon (Ref. 975856)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Very lovely cottage for a relaxing holiday."

    We especially liked the picnic table where we enjoyed the wide view across to the hills. Sandra gave us advice on how to find the Meldon Viaduct on the Granite Way, after our own efforts failed! Okehampton was a central base for us, as we wanted to visit family members in the Exeter area, Totnes and Yelverton. Okehampton is a great town. We were impressed that it had a music shop. It can be found in the Arcade.

    Thank you for your lovely review,Glad you had a great holiday,with lots of nice walks Property Owner

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2022

  • "It was fab-u-lous from the first cheery hello greeting to the last goodbye."

    The welcome pack of food was very useful and much appreciated. The owner was very helpful but not at all intrusive, gave suggestions where we could go with access as i have restricted mobility, we used them too. The cottage was furnished to the highest standard and the wood burner was perfect for the chilly evenings. The decking outside was brilliant to catch the sun during the day and was built to catch it nearly all day. The kitchen and lounge were of good size and plenty large enough for two of us. Would very much love to go back in the autumn.

    Thank you for a lovely review,It was lovely to meet you and glad you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Everything was brilliant, holiday was brilliant!"

    Owners couldn’t do enough for you! Highly recommend

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2021

  • "Lily's Pad felt like home from the moment we arrived."

    It is decorated / furnished to a high standard and has all of the facilities that you need. The property itself is close to some lovely walks across Dartmoor and local restaurants. Chris and Sandra are genuinely friendly and made us feel very welcome. We arrived late at night and they kindly provided a welcome pack of scones , Milk etc and ensured that Lily's Pad had a supply of everything that we needed which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2021

  • "That you need your car to get about ."

    The road is too busy to try and walk.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, we are pleased to read that you had a good holiday here. A great advantage of Lily's Pad is that it's easily accessible, however we'd agree that if visiting Okehampton that it's both easier and safer to drive. There's a map on the website to help you see the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CindyJun 2021

  • "Fab cottage and host, cream tea on arrival was delicious, extremely clean and ..."

    Fab cottage and host, cream tea on arrival was delicious, extremely clean and well presented will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "Excellent property, very comfortable with ample space."

    Situated just off main road so some traffic noise, mainly during the day, but this is balanced by such easy access to all points around Devon and into Cornwall. On the moor in minutes and with easy reach of the coast. Although adjacent to owner’s house there is no intrusion and very private. The other property on the site does not intrude, you cannot see it from Lily’s Pad. Highly recommend, came with a lovely cream tea!, and would stay again. Particularly suit those with an aversion to narrow Devon roads.

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2021

  • "Top quality accommodation."

    Very clean, decorated to a high standard and very comfortable. Nice touches from owners with treats on arrival and even Christmas decorations and tree. Lovely and picturesque location and ideal to escape to for peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2020

  • "We loved Lily's pad, very comfortable light an airy, owner is very helpful an ..."

    We loved Lily's pad, very comfortable light an airy, owner is very helpful an friendly, cream tea an wine is a lively touch, we will be going back again

    Reviewed by CaroleOct 2020

  • "A very comfortable 4 night stay at Lilys Pad."

    Everything you would need and more for a self catering holiday. Would definitely be booking again and would certainly recommend it for any one wanting a holiday in Devon great location.

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2020

  • "Lily’s Pad is a great place to stay."

    Well equipped and spacious. It’s in a great location to explore so many of Devon’s sites and attractions. We had a very comfortable stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2020

  • "Wonderful holiday in a beautiful barn style converted cottage."

    Despite being on site with the owners still felt private. Beautiful gardens with amazing views and sunsets. There is another cottage due to be opened up soon so I would assume the garden would then be shared. Everything you need the owners have provided Including lots of little extras too and the cream tea and wine was a nice surprise. Missed the property initially on the road which is busy so look for the big pylon to locate it easily. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2020

  • "We enjoyed everything about this holiday, highly recommend!"

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2020

  • "We stayed in Lily’s pad for a week in late October."

    It was warm, comfortable and very well equipped. We liked the wood burner. Nice welcoming cream tea and bottle of wine in the fridge. Hosts Sandra and Chris were friendly and gave us good suggestions for things to do. Good location for access to North Dartmoor. All in all a very good week, thanks.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2019

  • "Came for my daughters wedding and stayed on for short holiday."

    Great weather and had a wonderfult time

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation and facilities in a great location."

    A real gem if you are looking to get away for a well earned break.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2018

  • "We have just spent a thoroughly enjoyable, comfortable & relaxing stay at 'Lily's Pad'."

    A spotlessly clean, well equipped, & furnished cottage with some lovely homely touches. Not forgetting the amazing views of the surrounding countryside, together with the generous cream tea, flowers & wine on arrival & warm friendly owners, all contributed to a lovely week for us. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2018

  • "Ideal base for two couples sharing or those with older children."

    Extremely clean and well equipped with comfortable beds. Owners very helpful and discreet and kindly left us a cream tea and bottle of wine. Lovely views, not far from town for supplies. Would definitely book again for this area.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "Its a wonderful place to stay, very relaxing, great for exploring the area for both coasts and countryside."

    Great access for Dartmoor. Sandra and Chris were wonderful hosts, there if you needed them, but also gave you your privacy. Loved the Cream Tea and Wine. The first place to do this, given we have stayed in 2 separate cottages with yourselves before, a lovely touch and oh do i miss my cream tea's. But then I am biased as we come from the Okehampton area back visiting relatives and a 90th Birthday Party. We now live at the very top of Scotland, 754 miles. On a personal note having arrived and met Sandra we suddenly realised that we went School together in Chagford and Okehampton so had a great time catching up. I know this is not relevant but lovely for me. Having said all that I will definitely be booking this cottage again as it has been the best by far for location and convenience.

    Reviewed by EllenSep 2018

  • "Beautifully kept cottage in a lovely location."

    Lots of activities for families in Devon.

    Reviewed by FrancineAug 2018

  • "Nestled in rolling Devon countryside just behind the owners’s home , this lovely accomodation is clean and well equipped and an excellent location for visiting the Devon coast and interior."

    Nearby Okehampton is equipped with supermarkets and leisure activities and the beautiful moors can be walked or climbed . Its very cosy with a fab wood burner and has three lovely patio areas to sit and access to the owners’s large garden space adjacent to the home which is fab for families . The owners are very welcoming and provided a lovely Devon tea which was refreshing after a long drive . We found access to the south coast easier via the A30 but the North is more twisty with “Devonshire miles “ ! ☺️ A really enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by AntonioAug 2018

  • "Lilys pad was superb, clean, has every thing we needed, the views from the location were amazing the hosts were helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome."

    Reviewed by JasonJul 2018

  • "A super place, very well equipped, excellent large garden and facilities for eating/relaxing out of doors."

    Highly recommended. Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by RoyJun 2018

  • "The accommodation was very good and spotlessly clean."

    The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. Our only criticism is that it was if anything over furnished with ornaments. This meant there was little room to put things down. The listing does not emphasise the sheer size of the principle rooms or the large amount of fenced outside area available. The situation in rural Oakhampton is ideal for exploring north Dartmoor which has the high tors. We managed to scale Yes Tor etc. The route is easy and safe. We also visited mid Dartmoor and the north Cornish cast at Widemouth Bay. There is spectacular coastal walking and surfing if you like such things. A successful short break.

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2018

  • "From the moment we arrived we felt at home."

    Welcomed personally by the owners who gave us information we needed about the property, re. controls where to find things etc. We also enjoyed freshly made scones and clotted cream along with wine that was kindly left for us. Chris and Sandra unobtrusive but available should we need anything. The setting is beautiful with gorgeous gardens, a lovely sunny decking to sit and enjoy an evening drink with amazing views. A beautiful lounge, well equipped kitchen and lovely comfortable beds. All in all a perfect place to stay in central Devon on the edge of Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2018

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  • Single storey
  • Two bedrooms, both with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin: 1 x king size double with dressing room, 1 x twin
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with dining area.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, 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
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

This single-storey detached Devon cottage is situated in two acres of the owners' grounds, a mile from the edge-of-Dartmoor town of Okehampton.

It is a wonderfully neat and smart base, full of light and just right for families or friends to enjoy the stunning surrounding scenery or travel around Devon from this central base.

The sitting room is bright and welcoming with its wood burning stove for cooler days, a Smart TV and double glazed doors to throw open to the decking on sunny days.

The kitchen with its dining area has fun, cheerful splashes of contemporary colour.

Both the bedrooms come with an en suite and TVs (Smart TV in the double) and are just right for sleeping peacefully after walking Dartmoor's hills and valleys.

Outside, your sunny decking with furniture sweeps around the cottage to a gate to a lawn with lots of space for playing games or simply enjoying the moorland views.

For a choice of restaurants and shops, a cinema or the leisure centre, head into Okehampton.

The town is full of interest, with a seasonal heritage railway and the start of the popular Granite Way cycle/walking track to Lydford, 11 miles away.

For walkers, you also have The Two Castles Trail, the West Devon Way and of course the wide open spaces of Dartmoor to explore.

With easy access to the A30 heading to Cornwall and the M5, Lily's Pad is a hugely convenient base in a lovely location.

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

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About the location


Exeter 23 miles.

Okehampton is a busy market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park and near the highest and most dramatic areas of the moor, where Yes Tor rises to a height above 2000 feet. To the north of Okehampton are some beautiful rolling Devon hills where small farming villages nestle amidst woods and fields with plenty of gently flowing rivers. The fabulous Roadford Reservoir offers a multitude of watersport activities and fishing opportunities. Okehampton has a prominent medieval castle overlooking a wooded river valley, the Museum of Dartmoor Life (where Tourist Information can be found) and Okehampton train station, which has been restored to its 1950s glory running trains along a scenic route to Meldon the highest station in southern England. The town also has spectacular views across Dartmoor, access to fabulous walks and Simmons Park where you’ll find a children’s adventure playground. This area of Devon has plenty of farm shops and country inns serving good food where visitors can spend time relaxing and unwinding amongst unspoilt countryside.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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