Dog friendly, extra charge
Lydgate House Hotel
Set in its own 36 acres of heaven in the very heart of Dartmoor National Park, Lydgate House, built in the 1800s, is a small and unique country house hotel with spectacular views across Dartmoor moorland and river valley. Peace and quiet, spectacular Dartmoor views, delicious home cooking using the best local produce, warmly cossetting bedrooms, romantic breaks, walking, fishing, dog-friendly, child-free hotel, in a relaxed, tranquil and secluded setting. This lovely Country House Hotel offers splendid dinner bed & breakfast accommodation. The ideal break for those wishing to get away from it all within the beautiful surroundings of Dartmoor Devon.
Lydgate House lies in the very heart of 368 square miles of Dartmoor National Park. This late Victorian Country House, reached by a private lane, is set in its own 36 acres overlooking the East Dart river and valley, offering perfect peace and quiet with direct access onto the moor. Lydgate House faces south with stunning views across both valley and moorland and is privately owned and run by Stephen & Karen Horn, who aim to provide the very best in personal service.
Guests return again and again to Lydgate House and most new visitors come through recommendation. Lydgate House is perfectly situated to enjoy all that Dartmoor has to offer. A stroll down the pretty lane from Lydgate House brings our guests to the small but beautiful village of Postbridge with its famous Clapper Bridge that straddles the East Dart River. This is the very heart of Dartmoor with its sunning scenery and ancient history, this is the place to free the mind of the stresses of modern day life. Stroll, Ramble, Hike, Bike, Bird Watch, Fish, see the Dartmoor Ponies, ride a horse over the moors, Climb a Tor, you choose and we’ll organize it for you.
The House & Grounds
With an atmosphere more like a country house than a hotel, Lydgate House is perfect for those looking for a relaxed environment surrounded by glorious countryside. The guests’ lounge, which also houses the small bar, has a log burning stove and beautiful views across the valley. Bookshelves and tables abound with novels, magazines and books on Dartmoor and many other subjects. A small snug leads to the conservatory dining room, again with spectacular views. The terrace and gardens overlook the valley and lead directly onto the moor.
Within the 36 acres of Lydgate House there is a Hay Meadow containing several rare species of plants including orchids. The river running through the grounds attracts a variety of birds from Buzzards and Herons to Swallows and House Martins who make their home here.
The seven en-suite rooms are individually furnished and decorated. There are many personal touches to make you feel at home as well as the usual facilities of tea/coffee tray, hairdryer, remote control TV and radio-alarm clock. Duvets and top pillows are filled with luxurious Siberian goose down. All bedrooms, named after Dartmoor birds, are on the first floor except for Dipper, our only ground floor room. Wi-Fi available in all rooms.
For those rooms on the first floor with en-suite shower rooms there is an additional and separate bathroom where guests may soak in a bath if they choose. Towelling bathrobes are available.
Available All Year, Dog friendly, Evening Meals Available, Parking, Garden, Pub nearby, Real fire, Short breaks, WiFi
Dartmoor is our birthplace, our home, and the inspiration for our ales. All our beers are brewed in Princetown, at the heart of Dartmoor National Park in the South West of England, making us the highest brewery in England, at 1465ft above sea level. Breathtaking scenery, wide open spaces and crisp fresh air all around, creating a unique backdrop for the brewer’s art, and adding an undefinable depth, quality and character to every Dartmoor Brewery ale.
Lydgate House is perfectly situated to enjoy all that Dartmoor has to offer. A stroll down the pretty lane from Lydgate House brings our guests to the small but beautiful village of Postbridge with its famous Clapper Bridge that straddles the East Dart River. This is the very heart of Dartmoor with its sunning scenery and ancient history, this is the place to free the mind of the stresses of modern day life. Stroll, Ramble, Hike, Bike, Bird Watch, Fish, see the Dartmoor Ponies, ride a horse over the moors, Climb a Tor, you choose and we’ll organize it for you.