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Lydford House

Lydford, Dartmoor National Park EX20 4AU England
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Lydford House offers high quality Bed & Breakfast on Dartmoor whilst also specialising in sustainable processes, reducing waste and plastic consumption, using a plastic free approach where ever possible. Attracting nature enthusiasts from around the world, Lydford House has a refreshing approach to accomodation on Dartmoor for environmentally conscious travellers and those seeking a peaceful and luxurious experience. All our mattresses are hand crafted locally from Dartmoor wool, and our pillows a filled with natural wool. The Victorian building was originally commissioned by the artist William Widgery in 1881, and today guests enjoy its beautiful decor, location and its modern facilities. Surrounded by scenes of Dartmoor National Park and located in the idyllic and historic village of Lydford, with access directly onto Route 27 Illfracombe to Plymouth, The Granite Way and The Dartmoor Way.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Mimi S wrote a review Sept 2023
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Lydford House is a beautiful, warm and welcoming space. I loved my stay there and can’t wait to go back. The bed was extremely comfortable and my room was tastefully decorated with a large ensuite bathroom. I opted for the Full English Breakfast and it didn’t disappoint. I finished with toast and honey from their own hives, it was a really lovely touch. Can highly recommend, will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Passenger426312 wrote a review Jun 2023
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Excellent well furnished spacious room, good public lounge and comfy bed and top notch modern en suite fittings. Excellent breakfast menu, if (rightly) slightly limited. Beautiful Victorian gardens. No restaurant but small bar facilities and very decent pubs nearby. Energetic cockerel adjacent! Only downside, lots of stairs awkward for the less nimble. Would heartily recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Emma M wrote a review May 2023
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My room was perfect and I had a great nights sleep! Beautiful decor in every room and gorgeous breakfast set up! The food was fabulous. Definitely will be going back and recommend if you’re looking for somewhere to stay in that area!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Elyse B wrote a review Feb 2023
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wow! what can i stay my finance surprised me with a visit to Dartmoor for the weekend i have never been in my life it was beautiful the hotel is stunning the rooms are like mini flats very homly we stayed in the widgery room absolutely beautiful views highly recommend and we was the only two people there this weekend! will definitely be returning very soon🙂
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Guy S wrote a review Oct 2022
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I stayed here with my dog and two children for a short walking break. Nothing was too much trouble for the hosts and the breakfast was excellent. My daughter fell in love with the decor and it is clear that a lot of work has been done by the owners to create the appropriate feel for a building of this nature. The room was spacious with a large en suite bathroom and there is also a lovely garden too. For a quick trip for the dog in the morning or evening the Granite Way is nearby. Two good pubs in the locality too. Thoroughly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Anon wrote a review Sept 2022
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom32 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed here for four nights.Room was lovely, clean, peaceful and well appointed. Bed was super comfy and Bathroom had everything you could need. Breakfast was wonderful with extra touches like honey fresh from the comb, fresh fruit and eggs from the owners chickens. Owners were helpful and unobtrusive. Location wonderful for exploring. Would definitely recommend a stay
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Ian C wrote a review Jun 2022
Looe, United Kingdom177 contributions64 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights and throughly enjoyed it. It’s a small but beautiful hotel in a wonderful location. Our dogs were most welcome too. Lovely room, great facilities and run by a lovely couple. It’s quiet and relaxing, but don’t expect fancy facilities like a spa, gym or swimming pool. But do enjoy the lovely lounge, beautiful garden and direct access to the Granite trail. Great if you want to cycle traffic free to Okehamoton.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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lekkerberg wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
this is an absolutely wonderful hotel that provides guests lucky enough to stay there with an unrivalled 5 star experience. Our room was exquisite as were the other guest facilities and whenever we needed local information they were very knowledgeable and communicative. Its location is also special which allowed us to do so much without needing to drive. You must stay here if a room is available
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Mags L wrote a review Dec 2021
Exeter, United Kingdom205 contributions71 helpful votes
Stayed two nights here as part of a family wedding celebration . I can not speak highly enough of Lydford House Hotel . Wonderful ambience from the outset...warm friendly helpful staff ...nothing too much trouble. My room and others I saw was meticulously clean with the comfiest bed ever ! The selection of teas and coffee including organic brands was wide and varied and the cans of water a welcome addition . There is ample parking and the hotel is in walking distance of the Gorge and Castle . There are some good restaurants nearby for evening meals .....but you may not need these as the breakfast at Lydford House is outstanding ! Choice of fruit and yoghurts toast Eggs Benedict and a full English to die for ! Jodie and her staff were amazingly helpful and I will look forward to returning in the future for this high standard of R and R ! Thank you all .
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from j austin, General Manager at Lydford House
Responded 14 Dec 2021
Dear Mags, Thank you so much for your review, its very much appreciated. We loved hosting Clare and Darrens wedding, the whole group have been so appreciative. The wedding made this December extra special, and you did a great job with the flowers! I'm looking forward to seeing the photos! kind regards Jodie
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leahbaker97 wrote a review Oct 2021
Chard, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a lovely 1 night stay at Lydford house, rooms are lovely and spacious and the breakfast was AMAZING!! The area is really nice and peaceful, nice long walks. We ate at Dartmoor inn which was also amazing. Overall a great stay in Lydford!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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£120 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lydford country house hotel lydford
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lydford Country House
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandDevonDartmoor National ParkLydford
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lydford House
Which popular attractions are close to Lydford House?
Nearby attractions include Lydford Gorge (0.8 miles), The Granite Way (2.4 miles), and Lydford Gorge Alpacas (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lydford House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Lydford House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lydford House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lydford House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dartmoor Inn at Lydford, Peter Tavy Inn, and The Mary Tavy Inn.
Is Lydford House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Lydford.
Are pets allowed at Lydford House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lydford House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tavistock Town Hall (7.1 miles), Drake's Leat (9.6 miles), and Tavistock Guildhall (7.1 miles).