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 an en suite Bathroom 2 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and an 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, and will be ready for guests from the end of March. A full set of photos will be added once the fabulous refurbishment has been completed. Do ask us any questions in the meantime.
The grand entrance hall sets the scene for your stay here. This lovely house is currently being refurbished to a very high standard. A full set of photos will follow as soon as possible.
The gardens are beautiful with many different areas to explore and enjoy.
This is the drawing/main sitting-room with its wood-burning stove and views across the gardens. French windows lead directly outside.
The gardens and grounds cover approximately four acres.
Lythecourt is on the route called 'The Gateway to Exmoor' up to the wild open spaces of this fabulous National Park.
There is plenty of parking at the front of the house.
This superb Victorian mansion has a spectacular main staircase to the wide first floor landing. There is a second back staircase too.
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.
This is the side garden to the house.
The large dining-room looks out over the side garden.
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.
Wimbleball Lake is an easy drive away and as well as walks all around the shores, it also offers water sports.
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.