The back garden provides the ideal place to relax and unwind.
The gorgeous sitting-room leads out to the patio and garden.
The light and airy kitchen/diner.
The elegantly furnished double bedroom.
The north Cornwall and Devon coastline are easily accessible.
The single bedroom.
Curl up in front of the fire and simply relax.
Food preparation is a pleasure looking out across the garden.
Breakfast in bed - yes please!
The master bedroom is dual-aspect, here you can relax and enjoy the afternoon sunshine.
There are nice touches throughout the cottage.
The bathroom.
Al fresco dining is a must on the patio.
Looking out across the front courtyard.
Germansweek local parish church.
The dramatic landscape of Dartmoor is less than 10 miles away.
Roadford Lake offers an array of waterbased activities.
Lavender Barn nestles in the corner of the courtyard.

Lavender Barn

3019

3.6 miles S of Beaworthy / Sleeps 3 (no children under 5)

7 Nights from £320 - £695

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Village Inn (3 ¼ miles)

A traditional village pub situated on the Green with parking to the rear. Meals are served in the bar area and restaurant with local ales and a wide selection of wines available.

Nearest beach

Widemouth Beach (16 miles)

Just along the coast from the busy resort of Bude, Widemouth is a long, long stretch of sand backed by high cliffs. Unusual rock formations on the beach are a magnet for climbers while the Atlantic surf brings bodyboarders, kayakers and surfers here in their hundreds. Widemouth Bay is home to a scattering of houses, pubs, cafes and restaurants but there remains a definitive sense of having strayed off the beaten path here. There is a section open to dogs all year round, loads of parking and several surf schools.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Skinner March 2012

Excellent

Widemouth bay is lovely, we've stayed near here a few times and it never disappoints.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Great beach for surfing and swimming due to waves and lifeguards on duty.

Nearest walk

Germansweek and Blagrove Walk (100 yards)

Courtesy of www.ridetherubycountry.co.uk website we bring you a gentle five mile walk taking in delightful countryside.

Nearest town

Lifton (6 ¾ miles)

Almost nudging the border of Cornwall, Lifton lies in the folds of the hilly Devon countryside. Despite the fact that Lifton is a small village, it has two major attractions to boast. The first, The Fairground Heritage Centre, is a magical exploration of the history of fairground rides and includes some mesmerizing examples of steam-driven carousels. Holding an entirely different appeal is the nearby Roadford Lake; 730 acres of water draws anglers, watersports enthusiasts, ramblers and cyclists throughout the year.

Also nearby

Lydford Gorge (7 ¼ miles)

A woodland trail through the South West's deepest gorge, alongside the River Lyd, past the spectacular 30m Whitelady waterfall to the 'Devil's Cauldron' whirlpools. Visit in May to see carpets of bluebells. Steep paths in places, can be slippery when wet - walking boots a must. Access to the Devil's Cauldron may occasionally be closed for safety reasons. The tea rooms located nearby offer some welcome refreshments!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lisa August 2014

This is a beautiful wooded walk, although not for the faint hearted as it is steep and slippery in places. A great place to walk on a hot day as the trees provide a bit of shade from the heat. A really pretty place to visit if you're staying in the area.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

A stunning walk through a hidden Dartmoor jewel.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

National Trust delight

A steepish walk into the gorge but a lovely place once you're there. It could be quite mystical for children. Very verdant and if you are lucky you will see dippers and grey wagtail. At one end of the walk there is a delightful NT shop and tearoom. The waterfall and devils cauldron are captivating.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Lydford Gorge offers a beautiful walk through the valley - with short and steep or long and easy routes. Look out for the dormice boxes, part of the National Trust's nature conservation project.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Lovely picnic spot; the National Trust always provide good value and a shop!
- G Steele

Dragon Archery (6 ½ miles)

This fun day out gives you the opportunity to learn the art of archery. Then put your newly taught skill to the test on dinosaurs, wolves and armoured knights! Much more than just target shooting.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby October 2014

Fantastic Family Fun!

Dragon Archery is the place to be if you want to try archery for the first time or if you are more experienced. Great challenges suitable for all ages from 8+. Really friendly encouraging team giving one to one coaching to help you get the most out of your experience. Suitable for all weathers...we went on a very wet and windy day in October! Only advice is BOOK EARLY as this attraction is very very popular!! If you are lucky enough to go along, you will see why.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Worsfold June 2011

A 3 hour archery session which involves shooting dinosaurs, amongst other things not just targets. I thoroughly enjoyed this and I wasn't expecting to. All equipment was supplied, and we were taught very well how to use it. Rather than just having targets to aim at, there are a number of themed areas including dinosaurs and orcs. The time passed very quickly and owners were very friendly and helpful.

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (5 ¼ miles)

All the fun of the fair - an unusual homage to the weird and wonderful world of the fairground. Capturing the magic of a bygone era with vintage fairgound rides, artwork and exhibits.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Jo Rider May 2012

Wonderful rainy day fun

The best collection of old, working fairground rides anywhere, all under cover. Entry fee lasts all year. I would highly recommend the Dodgems!

The Granite Way (9 ½ miles)

This cycle and walking route runs for 11 miles between Lydford and Okehampton along a disused railway line. The route forms part of the National Cycle network with Okehampton the most popular start point where bicycles can be hired locally. The off road track has the advantage of being mostly traffic free. Meldon Viaduct offers spectacular views across the moors.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Allen March 2018

Ahh the sound of traffic!

I love walking, but I couldn't wait to get off this one. We made it from Okehampton to the Meldon Viaduct before abandoning The Granite Way and heading to the moors - it was the only way to escape the A30's roaring traffic! The subsequent walk through the valley to Meldon reservoir and over the moors to Shortacombe was great though!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Mearns September 2015

Kid friendly cycle

Start from the station where you can hire bikes ( we bought our own) there is a youth hostel there in case you need to pick up basic supplies like chocolate and water! I did this with my 5 year old boy- it was not great weather but we cycled to meld on viaduct and back in less than an hour ( total of about 4 miles) and it was enjoyed by both of us - some lovely views and a nice safe easy ride- the only bit on the road is from the very quiet station to the start of the path ( we did this on a rainy day in August)


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe February 2015

Great for the average cyclist

The cycleway starts at the old Okehampton Station (you can park right there) and is very easy to follow. There are a few gentle hills - nothing that strenuous - so it really is suitable for all ages and abilities. The scenery is beautiful - I'd recommend stopping off at the Bearslake Inn for a swift refreshment! - and it's very easy for an averagely fit cyclist to ride from Okehampton down to Lydford Gorge and back in around 4 hours with time for stop offs.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Warburton November 2011

From Okehampton station join the Granite Way Walk (cycle route 27) which follows the Dartmoor railway line. It is predominantly tarmac so no dirty puddles to avoid and ideal for bike riders of all ages, with only gentle inclines. A comfortable 3 mile walk will take you to Meldon Viaduct which gives stunning views over the moor and Meldon Reservoir Dam. Another mile or so gets you to the reservoir. At the Viaduct there is a converted railway carriage which provides a small cafe - seems only to be open at weekends which is a real shame as mid week in half term there were plenty of walkers and cyclists who I'm sure would have stopped for a welcome cuppa !

Lifton Hall (6 ½ miles)

Bar and restaurant in a Grade II listed building, parts of which date back to the 1600s.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2018

A lovely spot and well worth a visit


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Beaugeard November 2014

Lovely pub / restaurant

Nice friendly pub where we had dinner once and went for drinks a couple of times. Small cosy pub area. Food was very nice. Staff are very friendly. We felt welcome. Quiz night on Tuesdays twice a month.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2009

Good food. Will allow dogs in the bar. Themed food nights are held on alternate Tuesdays.

Mr G. Brown

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