The Old Coach House is beautiful.
Set in the heart of War Horse country.
The bright and airy open plan living area. Please take care when using the spiral staircase.
The dining and living area provide a comfortable and spacious place to sit back and cosy up in front of the rather large wood-burner.
The compact and well-equipped kitchen which leads through to the bedroom.
The inviting master bedroom, which leads through into the en suite.
En suite fully fitted with shower over, and a bath, perfect for relaxing in after a full day of exploring this wonderful countryside.
Looking back at the living/dining area from the kitchen. The light pours in from every angle in this charming house.
A very useful mezzanine provides extra room to escape to, which also provides flexibility of accommodation. Through the door, there is a WC and wash-basin for extra ease.
There's very tasteful and relevant decor.
Just up the hill across the village green is the delightful Duke of York Inn. Great for a spot of food and a refreshing beverage.
The Old Coach House is simply stunning, especially with its new thatch.
Down the side of The Old Coach House lies the path to the Tarka Trail. Endless exploring to be done in this beautiful part of the world.

The Old Coach House


8.1 miles N of Okehampton / Sleeps 2 + cot*

7 Nights from £278 - £561

Nearest pub

The Duke of York (150 yards)

Following a conversation with Wilfred Ellis almost 30 years ago in front of the fire in the Duke, Michael Morpurgo was inspired to write the novel War Horse. A traditional pub set in the heart of Devon, the Duke offers home cooked food with real ales and is well worth a visit.

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (16 miles)

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

Nearest walk

Meeth Quarry Nature Reserve (2 miles)

Situated on the Tarka Trail, a great route for cyclists and walkers, this former quarry is a spectacular landscape transformed in recent years by the Devon Wildlife Trust into a nature reserve. It's definitely one to watch, with potential to become a flagship site as it becomes more established. Covering 370 acres with massive lakes to walk around, this is perfect for winter wildlife watching as well as summer strolls. There are colour coded trails to follow, suitable for mobility scooters and you can carry on down to the more established nature reserve at Ash Moor.

Nearest town

Hatherleigh (2 ¾ miles)

Set on the Tarka Trail just north of Okehampton, Dartmoor, bury yourself in the local way of life by staying in a quaint little Devon town. And by little we mean the smallest tow in Devon. But don't worry, it's got three pubs.

Also nearby

RHS Rosemoor (7 ½ miles)

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

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

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

Halsdon Woods and Nature Reserve (3 ¼ miles)

Several kilometres of track wend their way through this 142-acre reserve. Start from one of the two car parks for various circular routes that take in woodland, fields and the banks of the River Torridge

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

Mr and Mrs Douglas-Mann August 2017

Through the woods and along the banks of the Torridge.

An old ruined mill covered in ivy, a pebbly beach by the side of the river to skim stones, and a trail up into the woods and along old, beaten paths through this nature reserve looked after by Devon Wildlife Trust makes this a perfect outing to observe our beautiful Devon countryside. Our walk took about two hours, perfect for a morning or afternoon stroll. There are hides ranged around the reserve from which to view the wildlife.

The Granite Way (8 ¾ 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 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 !

War Horse Valley (1 mile)

There’s a lot to see and do at this country farm park situated in the heart of the Dartmoor. With a farm trail to follow and an abundance of farm animals to meet - it's sure to offer great entertainment for all the family. Once you've done that finish off with a cup of tea and slice of cake in the conservatory cafe.

The Bull and Dragon (1 ¼ miles)

A stunning traditional thatched pub in the heart of Meeth village. Situated at the end of the Tarka Trail, call in for a warm welcome and home cooked food. It's best to book as it's a popular spot.

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