Parties, pottering and picnicking

Wander down the Gorge and picnic barefoot beneath the waterfall. Hear the Devil’s Cauldron bubble and roar. Ride the ancient moorland by horse or bike. Potter the fishing villages and laze on sandy beaches. Find churches, cathedrals and gardens galore.

Discover Dartmoor

Around every corner the river Lyd plunges, tumbles, swirls and gently meanders as it travels through the gorge. Walk just 100 yards from the house and explore the White Lady Waterfall at Lydford Gorge.

A visit to Devon would not be complete without a day at Dartmoor’s famous Becky Falls to enjoy the very best that Dartmoor has to offer.

If it’s a faster pace of life you’re afte, a rush of adrenaline, get on your bike and get cycling, run, hike, climb. Not enough? Canoe some of the best water in the UK on the River Dart, take in the moor on horseback and challenge yourself.

Enjoy good local Dartmoor food, wander farmers markets, take in an art gallery or pick up something unique in the boutique shops of the moorland towns.

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Big Days Out

Hailed in the Wild Swimming book as ‘…possibly the most magical wild swimming in Britain’, Dartmoor has some exceptional places to take a dip. You will find cool water reached via steep forests with natural pools and water slides.

Tree surfing is an adrenaline-pumping, heart-thumping bird’s eye experience. Test your limits, on rope bridges, zip wires and tree jumps. Don’t just get close to nature, be part of it.

As well as the ultimate adrenalin sport, canoeing and kayaking can be a fantastic way to see the landscape from a different perspective. You will be able to glide through the water, amongst wildlife and along secluded rivers and streams.

Enjoy an afternoon of soap making in their bespoke workshop in Tavistock, Thoroughly creative, relaxing and informative learning the art of soap making.

Enjoy an adrenalin packed fun day with paintball games, Battlefield Live laser games and tank on tank paintball with 4 paintball panzers.

Big Nights In

Our fantastic chefs come highly recommended. Available for special meals or for your whole stay. Or order some wonderful drop off meals ready to pop in the oven. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort it out.

Don’t lift a finger on your girl’s weekend, leave to the cheeky Butlers in the Buff! Getting your drinks served to you all day long, and enjoy the view as they stroll away.

Make the most of your hen weekend with a photography session at Waterfall House, arrange for a fantastic photographer to come and take photos of all the girls having the time of their lives. And make it really fun with Pin Up Modelling Classes.

Get your Jazz hands at the ready and learn the art of seduction with Burlesque lessons for you and your Hens.

The village of Lydford has two pubs, The Castle and the Dartmoor Inn, both provide excellent food and can be recommended for lunch.