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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. Stabling/grazing for your own ponies/horses; a pond (picnicking) with mallard, moorhen and usually Canada geese in spring; badgers and foxes about. 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 27 May to 16 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. Professional catering available and meals in the owners' house. Golf and gliding, 2 miles.

For you to stay in are the original stone farmhouse (A121) 200 yards up the private lane, a converted coachhouse (A120) roughly midway between the two, or a converted barn (A51) a mile away. The extremely nice owners live nearby but out of sight and do B&B in their own house.

... the converted coachhouse 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 coachhouse 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 fitted 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 27 May to 16 September.

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The place

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. On the Granite Way cycle/walking 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.

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Features

Electricity costs are included.

Towels are provided at extra charge.

Baby sitting
Baby sitting is available
Barbecue
There is a barbecue
Broadband
There is a broadband internet connection. A WiFi connection is available. The charge is £10 per week..
Cot
There is one cot available
Cot
A dropsided or traditional cot is available
Dishwasher
There is one dishwasher
DVD player
There is one DVD
Electricity
Electricity costs are included
Fridge
There is one fridge
Fridge-freezer
There is one fridge-freezer
Games Room
There is a games room
Groceries
Groceries can be pre-ordered from the owner
Heating
This property has central heating
Heating
The property has a woodburner
Heating
This property has an open fire
Heating costs
Heating costs are included
High chair
A highchair is available
Indoor Pool
There is an indoor swimming pool
Linen
Linen and duvets are provided free of charge
Meals
Meals are available in the owners house by arrangement
Microwave
There is one microwave
Parking
Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property. Parking for 5 standard sized cars.
Payphone
There is a payphone
Pets
Pets are welcome by arrangement. A maximum of 1 dog is permitted, more possibly by arrangement.
Piano
There is a piano
Pool
There is a heated outdoor swimming pool
Professional catering
Professional catering is available by arrangement
Sauna
There is a sauna
Short breaks
This property accepts short breaks.
Smoking
Smoking is not allowed at this property
Towels
Towels are provided at extra charge
Tumble drier
There is one tumble drier
TV
There are two televisions
Vineyard
There is a vineyard nearby
Washing machine
There is one washing machine

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Full details

Cottage:A120
Location:Lydford, Dartmoor, Devon
Sleeps:11
Changeover day:Friday
Arrival time:{[{ $record.product_year.arrival_time }]}
Bedrooms: 5 ( 2 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Single, 1 Bunk )
Bathrooms4
Star Rating

Since:This holiday home has been let by Helpful Holidays since 2001. See page 140 of our 2016 brochure
Good for:DogsFood & drinkFarmsPoolsMoors and toursPets Stay FreeBarn conversionsPets DartmoorPools DevonSouth Devon
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We were more than impressed on our arrival. Although we knew what facilities were available, the reality proved better than our expectations. The whole family were excited by what they saw, the space in and around the house meant that our party of 5 adults and 5 children be together in comfort or have space to be alone. The snug was a useful refuge. It gave the older children the opportunity to escape from the company of the adults when their elders became 'boring'. The property provided everyone with plenty to do and so it was possible to spend a couple of days without venturing away from the farm. Altogether, we had a great time there and were sad to leave.



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