Pulborough House


6.8 miles N of Tavistock | Sleeps 8 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £703

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Bedroom 3


Bedroom 4


Welcome to Pulborough House, a lovingly restored detached white farmhouse in the centre of the much sough-after village of Lydford, including Devon Pub of the Year 2024, The Castle! Situated on the edge of Dartmoor, you are perfectly positioned to enjoy plenty of days out including The Granite Way, Tamar Trails Outdoor Activities and National Trust sites. There's even a boot or bike room/utility providing space for bikes, boots, trail shoes and all things fun, and that all-important tumble-drier. After a day of adventure why not head back for a barbecue in the garden or snuggle up in front of either the log fire or wood-burner in one of the two reception rooms. The peaceful village of Lydford prides itself on dark skies, so an evening of star gazing is a must! Whether you are a group of friends looking for a countryside retreat, or a family seeking a gorgeous holiday home, no matter the season, Pulborough House has plenty of space for everyone including your four-legged friends.

Built around 1820, this delightful home has been sympathetically restored and from the moment you arrive here you will be captivated. Situated in the picturesque village of Lydford and surrounded by similar properties, to the front the traditional cobbled area is shared with neighbours, with the occasional walker or horse rider passing by on the village road. On entering through the mosaic tiled porch you walk into the airy entrance hall with views of the 200 year old stained glass window halfway up the stairs. On the left you can relax and chat in the cosy sitting-room with an open fire. The large TV uses a Roku box where Netflix, Prime, Disney Plus and Now TV can be accessed (please bring your own log in details to access these platforms). To the right is a large separate dining-room which doubles up as a games-room. This room contains a large solid wood family dining-table where you can eat and play games, do jigsaws and plan your holiday activities. There is also a table football to be enjoyed by children through to adults. A perfect room to share, have fun and just spend time together as friends and family, with a wood-burner to add atmosphere for everyone. Two steps take you up into the fabulous kitchen which has a splendid range cooker and all the additional equipment you will need to cook a holiday meal, including an air fryer and the all important dishwasher.

Climb the stairs to the first floor and you will find four pretty bedrooms and a family bathroom. Bedroom one has twin beds, ideal for either children or adults, whilst bedroom two has the luxury of 'zip and link' beds so you can choose either twin beds or a super-king size double bed. Bedroom three is a lovely double room and bedroom four, the main bedroom, has a fabulous king-size bed and en suite shower-room. Each and every room floods with light offering lovely views of your village setting thanks to the sash windows. The family bathroom has a gorgeous roll-top bath and a separate shower cubicle so you can choose either a relaxing soak or a refreshing powerful shower after a busy day of adventures.

The private south-facing rear garden at Pulborough House can be accessed from the kitchen door via the courtyard gate or from the back door in the entrance hall. The garden is a beautiful mixture of both lawn and patio. Depending upon the time of year you will enjoy relaxing there with established flowers from camellias, a large climbing wisteria, a rhododendron, or a magnolia tree. There is ample space for the children and family dogs and it is perfect for al fresco dining or having a barbecue in the Devonshire sunshine.

With plenty of parking, the village pub just a short stroll away, easy access to Dartmoor with its beautiful walks, cycle and run routes, hundreds of sights, places of interest and easy access to the West Coast Way and Coast to Coast routes, this is a great base for all your Dartmoor adventures.

The ancient village of Lydford is delightful. The local pub, awarded Devon Pub of the Year 2024, is just a short stroll in the village, serving local drinks in its bar and delicious freshly cooked food in its restaurant. On the outskirts of the village there is a well-stocked farm shop where you can buy fresh local produce and even pre-order a hamper of goodies for your arrival. Lydford Castle (English Heritage) is in the village itself next to the pub and is definitely worth exploring. The absolutely stunning Lydford Gorge (National Trust), is the deepest wooded valley in the south west and home to a spectacular 30 metre high waterfall.

Situated within Dartmoor National Park with views of Widgery Cross and moorland landscapes, Lydford is perfect for walkers and there are plenty of scenic routes starting from the village including part of the West Devon Way. Cyclists too will feel at home exploring the miles of tracks and bridleways. These include the Granite Way, a mostly traffic-free route through rural Devon to Okehampton, with stunning views over the surrounding countryside and part of the Devon Coast to Coast route.

For golf lovers there is a choice of both moorland and parkland courses within easy driving distance of Lydford.

For adventurous activities go to Tamar trails where there are high ropes courses in the trees, and activity sessions including canoeing and archery or book into an Adventure Okehampton activity.

Should you wish to explore further afield head for Tavistock, Devon's World Heritage town, an ancient market town with stunning Victorian architecture and twice-weekly pannier market ideal for local produce and those eclectic holiday gifts. Okehampton is also a short drive away with a great selection of shops, a cinema, and a swimming pool (perfect for rainy days). From here you can also park and catch the train to the cathedral city of Exeter, ideal for a day of retail therapy and a spot of lunch in the city or a stroll by the quay of the River Exe. Or you can travel to Plymouth for the National Marine Aquarium, Barbican Theatre, Art Gallery and cultural centre to name just a few of the attractions there.

Whether you plan to spend your blissful days away relaxing in your beautiful holiday home or choose to explore further afield, Pulborough House is the perfect location for all your Dartmoor adventures.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall

Sitting-room with TV, Roku box and open fire

Dining/Games-room with TV, table football and wood-burner

Kitchen with electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with twin beds (3')

Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds

Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")

Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin

Outside Access to

Boot-room with tumble-drier

Please note there is a stone step up into the front porch. There is a cobbled courtyard at the front of the property, please take care in wet weather. The double bed in bedroom 3 can only be accessed from one side. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome
  • Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Superfast WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 400 yds
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH