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Townend Barn

Lydford, Devon (Ref. 975827)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Review(s)

  • Roger

    “Outstanding Converted Barn Living.”

    It is everything it says and much more. We loved our short stay at Townend. The hosts were very welcoming and explained everything which always helps a o lot.The Barn is very well-equipped and the bed also very comfortable. A real home from home.

    - Roger, June 2022

The property

In the centre of Lydford, a detached cottage converted from the top floor of a barn quietly tucked within the owners acre of garden (small unfenced wildlife pond, friendly ducks and dog), behind their beautiful house.

Surrounded by original sculpture and artwork, this is a wonderful retreat from the hurly burly of the modern world.

A sloping gravelled path leads to your own lawned garden (table/chairs) and 3 steps up to the front door.

Inside, open-plan with oak floors and ceilings to the apex and clever marriage of old and new furniture creating an intimate, cosy atmosphere.

Living/dining/sleek kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric cooker) with notable artwork and sculptures, woodburner, fully tuned Steinway grand piano and TV/DVD.

Beyond a heavy curtain, a pretty, comfortable double bedroom with beams; shower-room (suite).

An elegant cottage from which to explore the magical wilderness of the highest tors. 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.


Ground Floor

Kitchen Dining Area Lounge Bathroom Double Bedroom


  • On one level
  • 1 x double bedroom, open plan living area, with sitting area with wood burning stove and fully tuned Steinway grand piano, fitted kitchen and dining area
  • Shower-room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

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

About the location


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.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas