Comfortable stone cottage for 2 people surrounded by open fields and moorlan
Kim & Bernard Olesqui
- english, french
About Kim & Bernard Olesqui
We moved to Devon in search of a rural lifestyle and we were lucky to find this former farm situated on the lower slopes of Dartmoor. After renovating the main house and now this barn we are retired and enjoying all that Devon has to offer.
Kim & Bernard Olesqui purchased this Barn in 2008
Why Kim & Bernard Olesqui chose Lydford
We chose this property because it ticked everything on our wish list including being able to walk or ride on to Dartmoor without having to go along any roads while at the same time being on the edge of a village and close to amenities. We have all the benefits of rural life without being isolated. There are no close neighbours but easy access to the village.
What makes this Barn unique
As mentioned before, we have access to Dartmoor without having to go along any roads and close to a village with a pub and farm shop. We can easily access the A30 dual carraigeway which allows us to drive easily to Cornwall or Exeter.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enjoyable Short Stay
Exceptionally nice barn conversion, very peaceful with a lovely garden including pond and bird feeders. Interesting walk up to the moor from the back of the property and lovely view across the moors from the front.
The owners Kim and Bernard were extremely welcoming and helpful.
Very friendly hosts. Snug clean and comfortable property. Beautiful location.
Bird lovers haven
A cosy well equiped base for exploring this wonderfull part of Devon, Lots of good walks and bike rides straight from the doorstep, Helpfull hosts and lots of birdlife in delightful garden.
A private couple who loved exploring the countryside on their bikes. We are delighted to welcome bikers here and if they are all as polite and friendly as this couple, we shall be very happy indeed!
The cottage is great and very well equipped. The location is fantastic. It's very quiet and peaceful with fabulous views. The hosts Kim and Bernard are very friendly. The area is beautiful and we really enjoyed our week it was very relaxing. Would highly recommend this property.
Wonderful stay on the Moor!
A unique jewel on the edge of Dartmoor. Peaceful, tranquil within a beautiful country setting with gorgeous views. Kim and Bernard are lovely and wonderful hosts who are there to help you at any time should you need it. We were challenged, as Canadians, with the very narrow country land approaching the cottage but once we conquered our fear, we zipped up it like a local! You do need a car at this location as the village of Lydford is not within a convenient walk. There is everything you need in the unit and is very comfortable to rest and relax. Thank you Kim & Bernard for your warmth and hospitality, Angie & Bob
Well worth it.
What a perfect location. Off the road in countryside with glorious views across the valley and the sunset. Very good position for visiting the Moors, surrounding towns and areas and if like us NT and EH members, a wealth of properties and gardens nearby, including the wonderful Lydford Gorge right on the doorstep. And not to be missed at the top of the village the Farm Shop with delicious freshly baked steak pasties. You will eat more than one guaranteed!!!!!! Kim and Bernard are charming hosts and they have two friendly sheepdogs and some horses. The view from the small side window over the garden, pond and multiple birdfeeders is a "twitchers" delight with a large number of wild birds including spotted woodpeckers, a nuthatch and many finches as well as a pheasant. You would love it.
What a wonderful couple who thouroughly enjoyed the Dartmoor countryside and Cornish pasties during their stay! The cottage was immacualte when they left so we would definitely love them to come back one day. It's always a pleasure to meet people who appreciate the wildlife and peace and quiet as we do. We do hope that we meet again.
On the doorstep we have walking, road cycling and mountain biking as well as horse riding. Dartmoor is perfect for all these activities as well as hiking.
We are located on the cycle route No 27 called The Granite Way which means you can go from coast to coast.
There are local riding schools which are perfectly positioned so that you can ride out on the open Moor and enjoy the spectacular views.
We have a number of National Trust properties to visit, the nearest one being Cotehele house and gardens which is less than half an hour from here. The famous RHS Rosemoor Gardens is definitely worth visiting near Torrington which also has the Dartington Glass Factory nearby.
Castle Drago the last castle to be built in England near Moretonhampstead is worth a visit and if you wish to venture into Cornwall, the Eden Project is a must no matter what time of year and that is only one hour's drive from here, while Lanhydrock is one of the best house and gardens in the region.
We are ideally positioned to visit several coastlines including North Devon, where you will also find Exmoor, South Devon and the North and South coasts of Cornwall with all the famous coastal towns of Padstowe, St Ives and Newquay to name just a few.
We shall be happy to help you with any information about this area although there are lots of leaflets and information in the cottage for you.
Also, we have a large OS map of Dartmoor up on the wall together with an old 1806 map of our area which is very interesting to browse.