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The Coach House

Lydford, Devon (Ref. 975733)

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


    • “Fantastic stay for family birthdays and get togethers”
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    • “After a recommendation I booked the Coach house for mine and my granddaughters birthday, it was the perfect choice. Arrived to a lovely batch of chocolate brownies and a pot of tea. It is right on the moors, so lots of nice walks. The children thoroughly enjoyed the endless pool and especially the farm. The owners Tim and Victoria were very welcoming and were on hand at all times. You can wander around the farm, which is a breeding farm and the children were ecstatic at being able to feed the orphan lambs, I think that was the highlight of their trip. We took our little dog, who was welcomed by the owners 2 dogs, who wander in and out. Our dog became the lady of the manor, sitting on the front doorstep watching over her patch!!! Back to the house, it has all the provisions for a large group. The bed was so comfy, with a big fluffy duvet and pillows. Only niggle was, with 3 children who like to get out into the mud and rain, we needed to wash clothes regularly, but unfortunately the washing machine did not work. We phoned the owners and Tim came over straight away and got it going, but then it gave up. We washed everything by hand, so, a new one would be beneficial, however, this in no way impacted on the break. So overall I would definitely comeback. Thank you Tim and Victoria.”

    Jjerrim1, Southampton, United Kingdom, April 2018

    • “Great place to stay with the family. We had fun and the kids liked the pool and games room.”

    Mr Farnham, Wellington, November 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.”

    Mr Gates, Verwood, September 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.”

    Mrs Outen, READING, August 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”

    Mr Cheeseman, DORCHESTER, August 2018

    • “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”

    Mr Buckley, CONGLETON, July 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.”

    Mr Filmer, Uckfield, July 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.”

    Mrs Farrell, Horsham, May 2018

    • “Had a brilliant break. The owners were very welcoming. Would definitely stay here again.”

    Mrs Jerrim, Southampton, April 2018

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

    Mr Clark, CAMBERLEY, April 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.”

    Mr Allchorne, BRISTOL, March 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,”

    Mrs Brett, Croydon, March 2018

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The Property

2 miles south-west of Lydford and 1 from its gorge, 400 yards of private farm-lane end at Burnville Farm, a lovely farmstead amid beech trees. 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 14 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 extremely nice owners live nearby but out of sight and do B&B in their own house The Coach House has its own indoor swimming pool (17' x 8' x 3' - ‘endless pool’ with variable river flow) and sauna in a separate building just a few yards away. Own heated games room (snooker, table tennis, table football), lovely paved patio (table/chairs, barbecue) and about an acre of garden (partly stepped or sloping, but with large level lawn areas, sandpit, wooden playhouse). Inside, well-decorated and furnished, mainly big rooms with many windows (original coach house openings). Comfortable living room with big fireplace (open fire), big arched French windows, TV/DVD. Elegant dining room with arched windows, slate floor, piano, glazed door to patio. Smart kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, electric range-style cooker, fridge-freezer). Maple-floored den with woodburner, TV and French windows to forecourt. Laundry room (washing machine, tumble drier, larder fridge, sink). Children’s snug with wood floor, beanbags, toys. Boot room with shower; loo. Upstairs, five bedrooms - the master double (mahogany 5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite), another double (brass 5' bed), a twin, a single, and a children’s room with two sets of 3' bunks; two bathrooms (suites, one with shower over bath). Heat generated by biomass system. Arrival after 4pm, departure by 11am. Tremendous atmosphere, freedom and number of things for adults and children to do, and the houses are much praised. Sumptuous evening meal menu. Outdoor swimming pool available 25 May to 15 September.

Lydford: village (two good food pubs, farm shop, church) on Dartmoor’s western edge, famous for its gorge/waterfall (Nat. Trust, very beautiful walk deep in woods) and ruined medieval castle. Granite Way cycle trail; trout fishing in the Lyd; riding stables locally. Sea/beaches, about 25 miles, north or south coasts. Roadford Lake, 9 miles. Tavistock, 5. Brentor’s tor-top church, 3.


1st FloorGround Floor

Living Room Dining Room Kitchen The Den Endless Pool Children’s Snug Laundry Room Boot Room WC Porch


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.

Regional Information

LYDFORD 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Note: The outdoor pool is available from 27th May to 16th September.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.