The patio area is fully-enclosed, perfect for your four-legged friend, safe in the knowledge that they can't escape and go exploring solo (we hope!).
The delightful living area includes a well-equipped kitchen as well as a sitting and dining-area, the perfect social space.
This cosy retreat is set in idyllic countryside, with the most fabulous views across the valley from the bedroom (the bed can either be made up as a king-size double or small twins).
The super spacious shower-room has wonderful countryside views and the original windows - a lovely feature to add to the quirkiness of this unique retreat.
A wonderful place to dine al fresco in the sunshine with a glass or two of your favourite tipple.
All you could need for a comfortable getaway.
The kitchen is beautifully designed with creative touches added by the owner, such as the shelving - a nod to The Apple Store's past.
Dine inside or out, the choice is yours.
The sun shines through the windows into this lovely room.
You may spot some of your neighbours, the owner's sweet ponies, through the window as you are doing the washing-up.
The kitchen is very well-equipped for your holiday needs.
With everything you could need to cook up and serve a scrumptious supper.
There are lovely touches throughout.
A nod to the surrounding farmland, where the owner keeps and breeds Red Devon Cattle.
The hallway link provides a great space to store coats and boots - perfect if you are planning on doing lots of walking, which this location is perfect for.
Looking through into the delightful bedroom.
The king-size bed can be made up as a double or twins, whichever you would prefer.
Glorious countryside views out of the bedroom window.
Dive into the comfy bed after a day on dramatic Dartmoor.
The large shower-room has wonderful countryside views and the original windows - a lovely feature to add to the quirkiness of this unique retreat.
Local soap provided by the lovely owner - It's the little touches that make the difference.
A long hot shower awaits you after an action-packed day of exploring.
Towels are, of course, provided.
This really is a super spacious room.
Throw open the patio doors and let the outside in.
Can you spot the cheeky neighbour?
Enjoy breakfast in the sunshine to set you up for the day.
Such a gorgeous setting - just look at that view.
The Apple Store is attached to the friendly but unobtrusive owner's farmhouse and has its own private area.
This is the owner's beautiful garden - which you are more than welcome to make use of - surrounded by glorious uninterrupted countryside.
Relax and drink in the beautiful view.
You will never tire of the vista.
The perfect place to have an afternoon snooze!
There are sun-loungers for you to make the most of too - as you can see, you may have some friendly company in the form of the owner's lovely dog and horse!
Here they are in all their glory - the Red Devon Cattle grazing on the farm.
Your neighbours!
The Apple Store is situated on working Ford Farm, nestled within stunning Devon countryside.
The driveway up to The Apple Store - what a way to begin your adventure!
Dartmoor stretches out in the distance - a must visit from here.
Dartmoor National Park and all its charms are within easy striking distance.
Will you spot any Dartmoor ponies out and about on your adventures?
Dramatic Dartmoor is definitely a must-visit.

The Apple Store


6.4 miles N of Tavistock / Sleeps 2 + 2 cots*

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

Nearest pub

The Castle Inn (2 ¼ miles)

Situated in the pretty village of Lydford, this historic pub has a large garden for outdoor dining in summer and a bar with open fire, snug and restaurant. Food is traditional and home made using produce from local sources. Dogs are welcome.

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

Dr Lydon August 2020

Great experience

Fantastic every night. Great menu and very tasty food. Nice wine list which we enjoyed! The staff were excellent and efficient, made us feel at home. Very dog friendly - our lab loved it!

Nearest beach

Cremyll Beach (20 miles)

Both Barn Pool and this beach are next to the Cremyll foot ferry with access to the gardens of Mount Edgecumbe Park nearby. With lovely views across to Plymouth, Cremyll beach is shingle and sand with some rock pools around the south side. Car parking is available at Cremyll and dogs are allowed year round.

Nearest walk

Lydford Forest (1 ½ 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 (2 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 (2 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

Mrs Thomas 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

Lydford Castle (2 ¼ 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.

Elephants Nest Inn (4 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.

Cholwell Farm and Riding Stables (3 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).

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (4 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!

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