DELIGHTFUL OPEN PLAN BARN CONVERSION WITH PIANO IN HISTORIC DARTMOOR VILLAGE

Tania & Nick Skeaping

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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DELIGHTFUL OPEN PLAN BARN CONVERSION WITH PIANO IN HISTORIC DARTMOOR VILLAGE

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Sleeps 2, 15 minute walk to the moor, in walking distance of three resturants

Townend Barn is detached and situated in an acre of grounds with Townend House the village of Lydford. The barn is situated behind the main house and the parking is off road. Beautifully converted to a high standard, the barn is open plan but intimate and heated by storage heaters and a very efficient wood burning stove. There is a grand piano to play, two bookcases filled with interesting books for you to enjoy; original paintings and wooden animal head sculptures decorate the walls. Lydford has no street lighting so after an evening meal at one of the three good restaurants in the village you can walk home without worrying who is going to drive. Lydford is a thriving working village and an ideal base from which to have a relaxing and interesting time. The moor is only 15 minutes walk. It is a beautiful unspoilt part of the moor - No ice cream vans or big coach parties. You can find wilderness within half an hour.

Locally produced ready made meals can be pre-ordered for the week

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Singles
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thanks for a lovely few days in the Barn, it was wonderfully relaxing.
Apr 2010
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Tania & Nick Skeaping

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.9
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Delightful open plan barn conversion with piano in historic Dartmoor village
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Delightful open plan barn conversion with piano in historic Dartmoor village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432921
+44 (0)1822 820383
Lydford Dartmoor
5

BEAUTIFUL, PEACEFUL AND RELAXING HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Townend Barn for four nights over Easter and couldn't have been more pleased. The Barn itself is really lovely to stay in and has everything you could need and more - including a log burning stove and a grand piano! It has been beautifully renovated to a high standard, was spotlessly clean and was lovely to come home to after a day exploring.

The setting is also very beautiful, with a lovely garden full of flowers and wildlife including two ducks! Perfect to sit in and enjoy the sunshine.

The village itself is very picturesque and the barn is a short walk to a Lydford Gorge which is a must to visit. Also within a very short walk is a great local pub called The Castle Inn. It has a big garden and excellent food - the pie and mash was particularly good! There isn't a village shop but Okehampton is about a 10 min drive away which has a Waitrose, Co-op and independent shops and the kitchen is well equipped to cook.

Nick and Tania were perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome and that we could ask for anything we needed.

If you're looking for a holiday in a peaceful and relaxing setting with the option to explore Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall then Townend Barn is perfect.

We hope to return soon.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, it was a pleasure having you to stay. I am glad you loved the garden it is great when the weather is so lovely and you can enjoy sitting outside. The good news is we have a village shop opening in May 2014. More good news is that the kitchen is being updated in June 2014 to include more storage, a dishwasher and a beautiful new cooker!
Hopefully see you back at the Barn in the not too distant future!
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Delightful open plan barn conversion with piano in historic Dartmoor village
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Lydford Dartmoor
Salt Lake City
5

CAN’T WAIT TO RETURN

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a relaxing location in the southwest where you can go for hikes on the moor or in the countryside, where you have a secluded sanctuary to return home to, and where gracious hosts are welcoming and always have excellent recommendations, then Townend Barn in Lydford is the perfect place for a rejuvenating holiday. To say that we loved our time there is an understatement. We could have happily been there for several more weeks. We hated to leave the friendly, relaxing atmosphere where we could go for amazing hikes right from the door of the charming barn (a car is not necessary). The barn itself was absolutely lovely. We were met with a cream tea and pasties in the immaculately renovated barn. It was so pleasing to cook with quality pots, pans and utensils, and then to relax in the evening with their library of excellent books and films. The barn also includes excellent guidebooks and maps for the area. Every detail has been attended to by the most gracious of hosts. Interacting with Tania and Nick was so refreshing after the anonymity of London. They were attentive, friendly and unobtrusive. Our time at Townend Barn was the highlight of our three week trip in the UK. We cannot say enough positive things about the experience and are already saving up for a future trip from the US to the UK. While the bus service to Lydford is somewhat limited, if you plan ahead you can use it to travel to other locations that also offer amazing hikes. Okehampton has excellent grocery shopping options with a Waitrose as well as a local shop offering local produce, dairy and meat (great quality). We are so happy we stayed at such a wonderful oasis.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Delightful open plan barn conversion with piano in historic Dartmoor village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432921
+44 (0)1822 820383
Lydford Dartmoor
5

A PIECE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I are lucky enough to stay at some wonderful places but this one is right up there. The kind of place you want to rave about but don't want others to discover in case it gets too booked up!! The most beautiful space you can imagine, which cannot be conveyed by photographs. Peaceful, homely, welcoming and in such a beautiful setting. The barn is very spacious and utterly beautiful. Tania and Nick are incredibly friendly, warm people for whom, nothing is too much trouble. However, they are very unintrusive and leave you completely in peace to enjoy your break. A truly wonderful place that we cannot begin to recommend highly enough. It is an absolute must for us to return here - (not one of those things you think but don't do but one you HAVE to because it is perfection). Anyone who went here and didn't rave would have to be mad! We are jealous of others who will have the pleasure of discovering it for the first time!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Delightful open plan barn conversion with piano in historic Dartmoor village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432921
+44 (0)1822 820383
Lydford Dartmoor
5

TRÈS AGRÉABLE

  • 5 of 5
Nous avons passé une semaine parfaite : le cottage est très agréable à vivre, fonctionnel; bien équipé et joli. L'accueil de Nick et Tania a été chaleureux, ils ont été très disponibles et surtout charmants.
Bref une semaine de pur plaisir dans un lieu qui ouvre sur toutes les beautés du Dartmoor, et elles sont nombreuses...
A recommander sans hésiter, et à re-fréquenter chaque fois que le besoin de changer d'air se fait sentir !
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Delightful open plan barn conversion with piano in historic Dartmoor village
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Lydford Dartmoor
London
5

PERFECT PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a lovely break at Townend Barn in Lydford. The converted barn is stunning - open plan, but compact with all the amenities you could need (plus a piano!!).
We were greeted by Nick who explained everything we needed to know, provided us with scones, pasties and a bottle of cava, and then left us to our own devices.
Lydford itself is a stunning little village just on the edge of the moor. There is no street lighting in the village so the stars look phenomenal - coming from London, I was quite in awe!
The village has a couple of pubs. we went to the Castle Inn both nights for food and dinner. It is a beautiful, 16th century inn packed full of character and the food is reasonably priced and delicious.
We cyclyed the Granite way to Okehampton which is easily accessible from the Barn.

Overall I can't recommend staying at Townend Barn highly enough.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Delightful open plan barn conversion with piano in historic Dartmoor village
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p432921
+44 (0)1822 820383
Lydford Dartmoor
5

WE IMMEDIATELY BOOKED AGAIN

  • 5 of 5
Vermits we onze verblijfplaats altijd heel zorgvuldig kiezen en we zelden voor verrassingen staan, was Townend Barn toch anders dan verwacht: beter! Wat je op de website leest, is allemaal waar. Je hoeft enkel kleren, enkele handdoeken en washandjes mee te nemen. Douchegel, afwasmiddel enz. zijn inderdaad aanwezig en het zijn goede producten. Het keukengerei, de glazen, de lakens, de matras ... alles is prima. In dit huis vind je geen goedkope prullen zoals vaak het geval is in vakantiewoningen. De gastheer en -vrouw zijn bijzonder vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Bij aankomst vonden we scones in de koekjestrommel en Cornish pasties in de ijskast.
De tuin is ronduit super: een romantische Engelse tuin, helemaal privé. In het huis liggen mooie zacht-plastieken zitjes zodat je ook na een regenbui op de houten tuinstoelen kan zitten.
Geen zin om te koken? De pub in de straat heeft een chef die heerlijk kookt met plaatselijke producten. Ook in de straat is een restaurant dat wellicht voortreffelijk is. Een beetje verder, op de hoofdbaan maar binnen wandelafstand, is een pub die zo mogelijk nog beter is.
Het nationale park is vlakbij (een kwartiertje te voet). Het is er zalig rustig. Je zit direct tussen schapen en pony's. Je kan je met een boek aan de zachtkabbelende beek zetten.
Wij boekten onmiddellijk voor het volgende jaar!
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Exeter International Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Exeter St Davids Station
Nearest Motorway
34 Miles
Junction 31 M5
Nearest Beach
38 Miles
Crackington Haven
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Castle Inn, Lydford
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Dry Ski Slope
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Okehampton
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Castle Inn, Lydford
Car: not necessary

Townend Barn is well located to enjoy a large range of activities. We are in the Dartmoor National Park and just 15 minutes walk (2 minutes drive!) from the moor. Bodmin Moor is a 30 minute drive. We are 10 minutes drive from the towns of Tavistock and Okehampton and 45 minutes from the Cathedral city of Exeter. The market town of Launceston and the bright lights of Plymouth are within easy reach. You can catch a bus to Okehampton or Tavistock (on to Plymouth) in the village. Lydford has no streetlights so the night sky is there in all its glory, perhaps you could take a night walk on the moor for a totally different experience. Lydford Gorge, run by the National Trust and Lydford Castle run by English Heritage are within 5 minutes walk of the Barn. Dartmoor offers horse riding, cycling and walking. Within the hour you can be at the North Cornwall coast for excellent surfing, sandy beaches, rock pools and cliff top walks. There are two golf courses, water sports and fishing nearby

Other Activities: National Trust properties

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Lydford Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2014
Jul 19 2014 - Aug 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
£100
£450
 
 
Low Season 2014
Aug 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
£70
£330
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£100
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£80
£380
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0.00
Notes All weekly rate prices are for one week's rental including linen and towels, all electricity, heating, basket of logs and a cream tea and homemade pasties.
A deposit of 30% is required when booking with the balance payable 4 weeks before the beginning of your holiday (unless last minute booking, in which case the total amount needs to be received when booking). We strongly advise taking out holida
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Amenities

Lydford Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a good shower, WC and wash basin. Towels, loo paper and soap provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • The bedroom can be separated from the living space by a heavy curtain. The double bed is very comfortable with Egyptian Cotton bedding and anti-allergen pillows and duvet. The bedroom area has an oak floor, beamed ceiling and tasteful furnishing. A clock/radio alarm is provided as is a chest of drawers and garment rail for clothes. A sofa bed is available in the main living room. We can provide a camp bed for a small child (under 5).
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Singles
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
Wifi is available on request. We welcome the use of our washing machine and tumble dryer. We will provide laundry soap. We welcome the elderly or infirm, however please be aware that there are stone steps leading up to the property and an uneven path which can be slippery in wet weather.
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