Lythecourt is a wonderful Victorian house with over four acres of grounds, in a fabulous elevated setting above the route that is called 'The Gateway to Exmoor' just outside the mid-Devon market town of Tiverton.
With a grand reception hall complete with a wood-burner and baby grand piano, a drawing-room/sitting-room, dining-room and second sitting-room – each with a wood-burning stove – a games-room and wide sweeping stairs to the five bedrooms and three bathrooms on the first floor. Lythecourt is simply perfect for multi-generational holidays, special celebrations for groups of friends, or for two families sharing their holiday together.
Very easy to reach from the M5 motorway and in a great location for exploring the wilds of Exmoor National Park or for day trips to the endless sandy beaches along the north Devon coast or the dramatic east Devon Jurassic Coast, this property works brilliantly for short breaks as well as for longer stays. Just staying put in this fabulous house and catching up with a group of special friends is as much of a treat as using it as a base for an out and about holiday whatever the time of year. The River Exe is just 100 yards away on the other side of the road – popular with experienced kayakers. The all year round dog-friendly sandy beach at Instow is about 45 minutes away and the renowned surfing beaches at Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe are just under an hour away. Alternatively, follow the road up onto Exmoor – a route that is very popular with cyclists – via the lovely market town of Dulverton, for wide open skies and moorland walks which will make you feel like you are on top of the world.
All the reception rooms have wonderful large windows and the drawing-room has a set of French windows out to the gardens. Light pours in during the summer and in the winter, with the wood-burners alight, the house is lovely and warm and filled with character.
The TV is in a snug second sitting-room which can be reached from the entrance hall as well as from the kitchen – a great option for children whilst adults are preparing a feast in the kitchen. As well as this room there is a dedicated playroom with all manner of games and toys to keep young ones occupied.
Towards the back of the house there is a large glass conservatory area which is ideal for wet coats and boots and for drying off your dog after an adventure in the countryside. The conservatory leads to a large courtyard between the house and its original outbuildings.
Two of the bedrooms have large en suite bathrooms, each with a glamorous free-standing roll-top bath as well as a shower cubicle. These bathrooms can be accessed from the first floor landing or kept as private facilities for the bedrooms. There is a further family bathroom – also with a free-standing roll top-bath – and a separate WC on this floor. With a utility-room on the ground floor, the accommodation is really flexible and practical at the same time as being pretty grand!
The extensive gardens include a huge level lawn for playing ball games, two driveways and plenty of private parking for several cars. Within the gardens is a fresh-water stream leading to a large wildlife pond complete with a picturesque bridge and a little waterfall – it is therefore essential to supervise small children at all times.
Entrance hall with piano and wood-burner
Sitting-room 1 with wood-burner
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with double electric range cooker, oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Sitting-room 2 with TV and wood-burner
Dining-room with wood-burner
Utility-room with washing machine
Bathroom 1 with walk-in bath, WC and wash-basin
Games-room with table-football and darts
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom 2 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom 3 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with three single beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 5 with single bed (3')
Bathroom 4 with bath, shower cubicle and wash-basin
Separate WC and wash-basin
Lythecourt will be ready to take guests from the end of March and a full set of photos will be added as soon as the fabulous refurbishment has been completed, please do ask us any questions in the meantime. Please supervise children near the stream and pond, at all times. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 5 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Lythecourt is a stunning period property with extensive gardens.
This is the drawing/main sitting-room with its wood-burning stove and views across the gardens. French windows lead directly outside.
The grand entrance hall sets the scene for your stay here.
The gardens and grounds cover approximately four acres.
One of the gorgeous en-suite bedrooms, decorated in rich colours from the Orient.
The gorgeous blue room with antique french bed.
Gather around the table with family and friends for good food and company.
The large dining-room looks out over the side garden.
The second sitting room with more comfy chairs and where you will find the television.
The gardens are beautiful with many different areas to explore and enjoy.
A view of the kitchen with the Aga and large fridge freezer, there is also a double range electric cooker in the kitchen/breakfast room.
The grey bedroom with four poster bed.
This grand Victorian house retains many original features including the cast iron fireplaces in some of the bedrooms.
The spacious ensuite bathroom, what more could you want?
The pretty single bedroom overlooks the garden.
The lovely green bedroom (bedroom 3) with calming colours and views over the garden.
This superb Victorian mansion has a spectacular main staircase to the wide first floor landing. There is a second back staircase too.
These elegant bedrooms have been thoughtfully styled and furnished by the owners.
The ensuite bedroom to the blue room also has a roll top bath.
The kitchen is well equipped for preparing meals at all times of the day from a lunchtime snack to a roast with all the trimmings.
The rear hallway with space for coats, boots and umbrellas leads through to the enclosed gravelled courtyard, a perfect space for your four legged family member.
Sit a while and enjoy the view of the garden.
The family bathroom can be found on the first floor.
With a separate loo and wash basin next door, so no need to queue in this house!
The lovely hallway with wooden floors and original staircase leading up to the bedrooms.
There is plenty of parking at the front of the house.
Find your own special key, the owner really has thought of everything!
Amazing space inside and out, the perfect home from home for spending time with family and friends.
The surrounding gardens have quiet areas to relax and so much space for fun!
Dine outside with the most fabulous views across the gardens and beyond to the rolling hills.
Lythecourt is on the route called 'The Gateway to Exmoor' up to the wild open spaces of this fabulous National Park.
The gardens include a natural stream filled pond with a bridge and mini waterfall. Please ensure that children are supervised at all times as the pond is deep.
Wimbleball Lake is an easy drive away and as well as walks all around the shores, it also offers water sports.
This is the side garden to the house.
Exmoor is a wonderful mixture of open moorland, deep valleys and tumbling rivers. Dulverton and Withypool are two lovely places with riverside walks and picnic spots.
It is also an easy drive to the north Devon coast where you have a choice of several incredible sandy beaches for dog walking and surfing.
This is the dramatic scenery where Exmoor National Park meets the sea.