Welcome to charming Pulborough House.
The dining-room doubles up as a games-room, the perfect after-dinner activity.
The cosy sitting-room has a Roku box perfect for film night!
Bedroom four has lovely furnishings and bed linens; this is a room you can retreat to!
The large south-facing back garden is perfect for al fresco dining.
The front door leads into the ground floor living space. 
Please note the bike storage-room with tumble-drier is on the left of this picture.
The dining-room has a warming wood-burner.
Please note the steps up to the kitchen
Gather everyone around the table to chat about the adventures of the day.
The fabulous kitchen has a superb range cooker and much more allowing you to whip up a family feast.  The stable-door leads out on to the courtyard with the garden being accessed via a gate.
The perfect spot for a holiday read.
Holiday treats!
The sitting-room has an attractive open fire, a lovely focal point.
The staircase leads to the four bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor.
Bedroom two has a 'zip and link' bed so you can choose either twin beds or a super-king double.
Tine to relax.
Lovely linens await.
Bedroom two is spacious and light.
The twin room is ideal for either children or adults.
Sweet dreams.
Enjoy a long soak in the roll-top bath after a busy day exploring.
The family bathroom has a feature roll-top bath and a separate shower cubicle.
Pretty bedroom three has a double bed.
The house is filled with lovely touches.
With lovely linens for a great night's sleep.
Gorgeous bedroom four has a king-size double bed and an en suite shower-room.
Breakfast in bed? why not, you are on holiday!
The en suite shower-room to bedroom four.
Pulborough House is situated in the lovely village of Lydford, amongst a handful of similar cottages and the cobbled area is shared.
The bike storage room is a great bonus and is accessed via the front of the house.
No matter what you need to store there is platy of room!
Sit in the sun and enjoy your surroundings.
The pretty garden is perfect for al fresco dining.
Shop locally for the freshest of Devonshire produce.
The large south-facing garden is perfect for the kids and family dogs to let off steam and is accessed via the wooden gate from the front of the house.
The garden is enclosed by a handy gate.
The large parking area and garden.
The village pub is most definitely worth a visit, awarded Devon Pub of the Year 2024, especially as it's only a nice stroll away.
Lydford Castle is one of the many hotspots and attractions which surround this beautiful location.
Walkers and cyclists alike will love exploring the wilds of Dartmoor.
Such fabulous scenery.
Spend blissful days exploring Dartmoor.
Say hello to the locals on Dartmoor.
Dramatic Lydford Gorge should be on your 'to do' list.

Pulborough House

5256

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

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

Nearest pub

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

August 2023

Highly Recommended!

Great food, great atmosphere, great service, dog friendly pub.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2022

Good food

Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Lunchtime and evening food and drink

Beautiful accommodating garden. Friendly fast service and tasty fresh lunchtime sandwiches and evening pub food


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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 4 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Little gem

Lovely place for a family day out, with plenty walks, things to do and fab 2nd hand book shop. Make sure you wear sturdy footwear and bring a picnic!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Great walk

Fabulous natural trail through the gorge and welcoming cup of tea at both ends.

Just a bit pricey for non NT members (4 young adults)


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

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 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011

A stunning walk through a hidden Dartmoor jewel.


Rated 4 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 4 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 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

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

Nearest town

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

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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.

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

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).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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 5 out of 5 stars

November 2023

Beautiful gardens

Amazing place to visit even in the rain!! Beautiful gardens, credit to the staff! We had lunch in the restaurant which was amazing too - well worth the visit!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Fabulous place, outstanding gardens

A return visit for us.
An exceptional day out if you love nature and gardens. We were lucky our visit coincided with the Festival of Apples in October. Beautiful place and everything offered is of the highest standard.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Fanstastic

Spent the best part of the day exploring the walks around the estate and through the fabulous formal and informal gardens, plenty of seating in the grounds to appreciate the flowers, plants and trees, choice of refreshment options from snacks to restaurant, a very good shop and parking very easy, worth the effort to visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Gorgeous day out

As an RHS member and regular visit to Hyde Hall I’ve been keen to visit the other gardens so when on holiday nearby, a visit to Rosemoor was a must. It is truly fabulous, we visited on a beautiful, sunny, summer day so we saw it at it’s best but I can see how there is interest whatever time of year you visit.

The staff are friendly and we received a great welcome and explanation of the layout when we arrived, such a lovely touch.

The garden is split into two parts, Lady Anne’s garden which has beautiful trees and planting best seen at a gentle stroll and the more formal gardens laid our directly near the entrance which are also stunning. The cool garden was gorgeous especially on a hot day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Stunning gardens

Beautiful selection of show gardens and fabulous fruit and vegetable gardens. Well worth a visit and a cream tea


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Rosemoor RHS

Well worth a visit and 25 minutes from Forest View. Beautiful well kept gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mr

Lovely


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

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


Rated 5 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 5 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.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Park at the car park at Lane’s End (OS Map 191 Map Ref. SX537825) and ahead of you rises Ger Tor. Follow your nose to Ger Tor and from the top you will see Hare Tor. It is an easy scramble to the top of Hare Tor which opens up a wonderful vista of the high moors from Great Links Tor past Great Kneeset to Fur Tor. From the top of Hare Tor, head west down to the upper reaches of the River Tavy. Pick up the somewhat vague and scrambling path that runs alongside the river; the early stages of the path require eagle eyes and a fair bit of rock hopping. Chase the river and you will be well rewarded with a series of beautiful waterfalls. Follow the steep sided river valley until it begins to open up; at that point you will come across a sluice hut and millrace that signifies the start of the leat that runs along the western side of the valley. Follow this around Nat Tor and voila, you’re back to the car park.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Great get away from everyone walk

I wrote the article so I am biased, but it was a really good walk. Nice and rugged.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Found in Peter Tavy village, this wonderful 15th Century pub is renowned for its great food, real ales and lovely service. Homemade dishes are crafted using locally-sourced produce, and the inn itself is packed to the rafters with personality. A large stone fireplace heats the flagstones in the cooler months and casts a cheery glow.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Vanessa Bosanko

Wonderful beer garden, good lunch.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2011

One of Dartmoor's best pubs!

Great pub serving good pub food. I've only ever visited in the winter when it is often at its best - comfortable surroundings with wood burning stoves. And you can bring your dog. But definitely book - it was quite busy over Christmas.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Great for Sunday Lunch

Well used by locals. A 'proper' country pub with hearty fare and a good selection of veggie dishes. Would recommend booking as it gets busy.

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