This beautifully renovated self catering cottage is situated in the heart of the Teign Valley, one of Devon’s most sought after holiday destinations and right on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.
It is about one and a half miles from the famous ‘Steps Bridge’ footpath, famed for it's marvellous display of wild daffodils in the Spring and its bluebells and wild garlic in early summer. The area is a haven for wildlife, beautiful country walks and stunning scenery.
The cottage was once an old barn and had been used as a base for the local shoot each autumn. It was converted during the winter of 2017 to provide additional living accommodation. It is detached, has two bedrooms and can sleep up to 5 people. We are also dog friendly!
The cottage sits within a three acre plot which includes the main farmhouse, 1.25 acres of garden and orchard and a 1.75 acre paddock. It is no longer a working farm but more of a smallholding. We acquired our first two sheep, Eddie and Flo in 2017. In April 2018 Flo gave birth to twins Floosy and Freddie and we also gave a home to Polly who was an orphan lamb from a neighbouring farm. All five sheep are kept for their wool which we are learning to weave into rugs and seat covers!
Lockhouse Farm Cottage is ideally situated being about 8 miles from Exeter, a 30 minute drive to the coast and a stones throw from the rugged landscape of the moor itself.
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Lockhouse Farm Cottage||from £350.00 to £660.00 per unit per week|
*The accommodation provides two bedrooms and sleeps up to five people.
- Countryside Location
- Linen provided
- Open All Year
- Pets accepted by arrangement - Up to two well behaved small or medium sized dogs are welcome. We do not charge for dogs but expect owners to ensure that dogs are clean before entering the property and are kept off the furniture at all times. Guests must not leave dogs unattended in the property.
Room / Unit Features
- Free Wi-Fi
- Non smoking units
- Oven / Cooker
- Wood burning stove
Map & Directions
From the M5 follow the signs for the A30 at junction 31 towards Okehampton. Once on the A30 take the exit to the B3212 towards Moretonhampstead and Dunsford. Stay on the B3212 for about 8 miles and then take the first Dunsford exit on the right. After about 100 yards turn right into the lane signposted Tedburn St Mary. Continue along this lane for about a mile and Lockhouse Farm is on the right. To access Lockhouse Farm Cottage, go past the entrance to Lockhouse Farm and turn right up the steep hill. The cottage entrance is about 100 yards on the right.
Public Transport Directions
It is recommended that you take a taxi from the station to Lockhouse Farm Cottage or a taxi from the train station to Exeter Bus Station.
A bus service (359) to Dunsford is available from Exeter Bus Station (stand 5) and runs about every 2 hours Monday to Saturday. The journey takes about 40 minutes. The bus will take you to the centre of Dunsford. Lockhouse Farm Cottage is about a 15 minute walk from the centre of the village. Arrangements can be made with the owners of Lockhouse Farm Cottage to collect you from the centre of Dunsford at no additional cost.
Exeter International Airport is conveniently situated close the M5 Motorway. From the airport drive towards junction 29 of the M5 and continue on the motorway, southbound, until junction 31. Follow the instructions above from there.
|Lockhouse Farm Cottage (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
Lockhouse Farm Cottage is available for booking throughout the year. The minimum stay is three nights. The normal changeover day is Friday. Short breaks are available on request.