The School House.
Originally the infant classroom, the kitchen is now very much the heart of the home.
One of two sitting-rooms at The School House.
The grounds are delightful.
The three bedrooms are stylishly furnished.
The kitchen has a gorgeous four oven Aga.
From the kitchen you can enjoy the views across the valley.
The double height second sitting-room is incredibly light and airy - with plenty of holiday reading and French doors leading out to the terrace.
The first bedroom and family bathroom lead off from the lounge and the stairs ascend to the second bedroom.
The stylish family bathroom.
Bedroom 1 has a beautiful bedstead.
The en suite shower-room for bedroom 1.
At the top of the stairs there's an area to sit and gather your thoughts.
The second double bedroom on the first floor.
Thre are lovely touches throughout this very special house.
Plenty of room in the sitting-room for everyone to relax in front of the open fire.
For the musicians amongst you - there's even a piano.
The stairs from the sitting-room lead up to the third bedroom.
The twin bedroom is in the upstairs of the original school house.
Steps lead down from the twin bedroom into the elegant en suite bathroom.
Why not take your meals outside and enjoy the views across the valley?
The grounds are beautiful all year round.
The setting is idyllic.

The School House

3777

5.8 miles N of Tavistock / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots* (no children from 1 to 8)

7 Nights from £795 - £1500

Nearest pub

The Harris Arms (2 ¾ miles)

Award-winning ‘honest food’ with gastro gongs galore on the Tamar border.

Nearest beach

Cremyll Beach (19 miles)

Inaccessible by road but located just 200m across the Tamar from Plymouth. This beach has a mix of stone, sand and shingle - there is only a small sliver of beach at high tide, so you would be wise to check the tides before you visit.

Nearest walk

Lydford Forest (2 ¾ miles)

This is undisturbed woodland offers a quiet place to take a stroll, there are no defined routes so amble wherever takes your fancy! Down by the riverbank bank is particularly enjoyable!

Nearest town

Lydford (3 ½ miles)

This sleepy village is situated in West Devon within the Dartmoor National Park. The village is noted for its history and breathtaking views across the Dartmoor Tors. It is home to a massive spectacular granite viaduct which forms part of the disused rail route between Exeter and Plymouth.

Also nearby

Lydford Gorge (3 ½ 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

Elephants Nest Inn (4 ½ miles)

The menu here changes every month and is always based on local, seasonal produce.

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

Mr Longson October 2016

Great Quiz Night

Went on the first evening thinking we had booked, found a table for us anyway. Food exceptional and welcome very friendly. Decided to go later in the week for the quiz and curry night. Usually held first Thursday of every month. Booking essential. Very well organised and great fun, and we won!!. Would definitely reccommend this to anyone though be sure of directions as the sign is on the hedge as you pass it and you could end up back on the main road!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Miller September 2013

Fantastic food & views

My guests constantly rave about this pub - so I am really happy to recommend it. Fantastic home made burgers.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning January 2009

Looks good

Our walk overran (see Tavy Cleave walk) so we did not get a chance to try it out, but it looked good from the outside and the Web site looks good. I definitely intend to go back and will report again then.

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (3 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!

Lydford Castle (3 ½ miles)

The castle was built in 1195 AD at a cost of around £35. Further alterations were made during the 13th Century. It was used as a prison and a court of law during the Middle Ages and even in its present condition modern day visitors can still get a sense of its intimidating past!

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

Jane, London September 2011

Free attraction which makes a nice change!

Just upriver from the spectacular gorge and next to the lovely parish church is the English Heritage site. Lovely views on top of the mound.

Cholwell Farm and Riding Stables (3 ¾ miles)

From beginners to the experienced, from one hour to all day, escorted rides and lessons take place on stunning Dartmoor.

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

Mrs Pascoe April 2012

Highly recommended

We visited this stables as a group of experienced riders and horse owners on a weekend break. We found a good variety of horses to suit all customers (not just riding school 'plods'), all of which were well looked after, fit and happy. The staff were exceptionally friendly, struck the perfect balance of being there to guide but not to make the experience regimented, and were calm and safety conscious. It was refreshing to go somewhere that catered for an experienced group and we had a lot of gallops across the open moorland. The approach track could be pretty hair-raising on an icy day, but I would rate this as a must for anyone who wants a different view of Dartmoor (they will happily cater for mixed experience groups and complete novices too).

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