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The Shepherdess Hut

Lydford, Devon (Ref. 975860)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Very well equipped and of good quality. Peaceful situation with country walks on the doorstep. Owners welcoming but not intrusive.”

    Mrs Leary, Christchurch, July 2018

    • “Peaceful and cosy with no telly!!!!”

    Miss Firth, Ferndown, April 2018

    • “extremely dissapointed and actually came home a day early.”

    Mrs Hearn, Barnoldswick, June 2018

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The Property

100 yards down a farm track a mile from Lydford, in a private rural spot beside the owner's house, a cute little 'shepherdess hut' within its own enclosed garden (table/benches) with long views over fields towards Cornwall and the adjoining working farm. A footpath leads in a mile to the village (pub, bring a torch) and there is access at various points along the footpath to the sparkling river where the hardy can swim.
Inside, simply but comfortably furnished with 2 steps up to hall area and space for coats. Large, light open-plan living space: two comfy vintage leather chairs in which to snuggle beside the woodburner (no TV); at one end, the sleeping area with 5' bed; dining table/chairs; kitchen area (fridge, 2-ring electric hob/mini oven). Shower-room (suite). Spring water. No children except pre-crawling babies. All is carefully considered for your comfort and relaxation, but please don't expect our full inventory at this unique and special place, an uncomplicated country retreat on the edge of the beautiful moor.

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.


On one level. 1 x king size double bedroom, open plan living area with sitting area with wood burning stove, kitchen and dining area. Shower-room with shower, basin and WC.


  • Electric panel heaters with wood burning stove
  • Fridge, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: This property does not accept children except babes in arms.

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
  • Christmas
  • Note: This property does not accept children except babes in arms.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.