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Dartmoor Hotels - Lydgate House Hotel - Postbridge - Dartmoor

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Address: Lydgate House
County: Devon
Postcode: PL20 6TJ
Telephone: 01822 880209
Fax: 01822 880202
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Category: Hotel
Contact: Stephen & Karen Horn
Pets Allowed: Yes
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, now under new ownership, faces South with stunning views across both valley and moorland and is privately owned and run by Douglas & Anna Geikie, who aim to provide the very best in personal service.

Following major refurbishment over the last seven years, Lydgate House has been awarded 5 Stars by the AA, as well as the Little Gem Award (the highest accolade possible) from the RAC every year since 2001. Which? Hotel Guide selected Lydgate House as a Hotel of the Year for 2003 (Tranquil Treasure category) and it is also recommended by both the Good Hotel Guide and Michelin. The RAC have also awarded two rosettes for dining.

Guests return again and again to Lydgate House and most new visitors come through recommendation.


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. Dartmoor ponies and cattle graze the fields while the paddock provides home to aged sheep and a variety of hens.


The seven en-suite rooms are immaculate, 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.


Meals are served in the spacious conservatory.
At breakfast you can enjoy spectacular morning views of the valley and moorland. In the evening, whilst dining by candlelight you can watch the sun set over the hills.
Weather permitting, you could even eat alfresco on the terrace and enjoy the absolute peace and quiet, just the sound of the birds and the River Dart.


On the dinner menu expect to find traditional favorites, such as lamb hot pot, beef stew & dumplings, liver & bacon and, of course, roasts – all using meat produced on local farms. Followed by homemade puddings, Ice creams made locally in Chagford and cheeses produced in Devon.

A three-course dinner is served every evening except Sunday and Monday when our kitchen is closed.

Three-course dinner £27.50
Coffee & Mints £2.50

A reasonably-priced wine list composed of New World and European wines complements the menus.


For breakfast you will find a wide selection of cereals – including a very special locally made granola, fruits, yoghurt, juices and your choice of cooked breakfast from our extensive menu, which includes local dry cured bacon, sausages, eggs from our own hens and kippers and smoked haddock when available.