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Sitting room window and long window seat - the radiator makes it a Hot Seat in winter
Kitchen with 4 oven AGA
The early morning mist rising from River Lyd in the valley below
Dining table at night
AGA loving dogs always welcome
View from the Kitchen table
The 'best' guest room is normally set up with super-king bed, but can be turned into a twin
The Best guest room's en suite bathroom at night
William's bedroom with large double bed
The 'blue' bedroom's grey slate tiled ensuite bathroom
Coryton - 3 bed dormitory
looking up the drive
En-suite bathroom for the Main Bedroom
The house from the field
The house and the valley
Woodland path
Looking through the front door to the drive
Front gate
The kitchen: table, AGA, and island (on wheels - whoa!)
Coryton - kitchen with 4 oven Aga, electric hob and oven, 2 dishwashers and large fridge and freezer
The dining table ready for action
The sitting room bookcase has loads of books, including local guides and lots of games & jigsaws
Front hall loo, is a Loo With a VIEW
The 'best' guest bedroom
Dining Hall: huge window gets the afternoon light streaming through
Dining Hall: glass fronted bookcase
Coryton - blue double bedroom
Dining Hall: handsome settle
Sunset reflected in the leaded windows
Felix's' bedroom is on the top floor. With a great view - and some great reading on the bookshelves
The is part of the old 'Vicar's Walk' which threads through the garden
Cortyon House is in the centre of this wonderful landscape
Wild swimming nearby on the Moor. With hairy lifeguards in attendance.
Another lovely bedroom view....
Main bedroom bed
Coryton - main bedroom
Coryton - they don't ring any more, thank goodness!
Very pretty. And pretty prickly!
Kitchen with 4 oven AGA
The early morning mist rising from River Lyd in the valley below
Dining table at night
AGA loving dogs always welcome

Coryton House, Coryton, Okehampton, Devon

Sleeps 2 - 16 8 Bedrooms 20 Dining

Large dog friendly house sleeping 16 for family holidays and weekends in beautiful countryside near Dartmoor

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Coryton House, Coryton, Okehampton, Devon, sleeps 2 - 16 in 8 bedrooms.

Coryton House is an elegant Grade II listed country house. It is in a sheltered sunny south facing position above sheep filled fields. It looks across the exceptionally peaceful and beautiful Lyd valley, and is hidden away from any tourist traffic and the world in general. The house is ideal for getting family and friends together with space for plenty of privacy but great opportunities for having fun together.

The house is on the side of the valley with terraced garden and wood above, and fields below. The sunny terrace is sheltered from the wind but has expansive views; and is also a fabulous spot for star watching at night.

The garden and woodland are full of camellias, snowdrops, bluebells, wild garlic, and hydrangeas. In the summer the swallows twist and turn above the garden in gangs. At night the bats take over. The owls hoot all around the year!

Most of the furniture has been in our family for generations and much loved. There are family portraits, modern art, and school photos spanning more than a century. We have a growing collection of exotic and eccentric hats which you can borrow while you are here.

The studded front door has huge bolts. The stone flagged entrance hall has space for dog beds, wellies and walking sticks, and the large loo has a splendid view.

The dining hall is 40' long with warm wooden parquet flooring. The dining table seats anything from 2 to 20. Comfy seating in Knole sofas and deep armchairs around an open fire. Huge mirrors reflect the chandeliers.

The sunlit south facing sitting room has a gorgeous view, a wood burning stove and a leaded window with long wooden window seat and radiator underneath. There is a big bookcase with a range of books, including local guides and maps, board games, playing cards, and jigsaw puzzles.

There is a well-equipped kitchen: 4 door AGA, electric hob and oven, microwave, 2 Belfast sinks, fridge, and 2 dishwashers. Pantry with deep freeze and another tall fridge. The kitchen table seats up to10.

The house has 8 bedrooms (4 en suite), 6 bathrooms and 2 downstairs loos. Lots of coat hooks and boot space by back door. Washing machine, tumble drier and drying racks.


Dog Friendly

Very well behaved dogs allowed on ground floor only and not on the furniture. All dogs need to be kept under close control as sheep may be in field.


There are no ground floor bedrooms or bathrooms. Ground floor is flat and step free, with big loo near front door. Wide doors. Access to terrace.


Free WiFi throughout. No mobile phone signal in the house, but can connect to Wi-Fi. Some signal outside (esp EE). No landline


4 oven AGA; electric hob, grill + oven; microwave; two Belfast sinks; two dishwashers; 2 big fridges; small deep freeze; long kitchen table.

Dining Room

40' dining hall with table seating 2-20. Open fire with armchairs and sofas. Big leaded windows. Chandeliers, huge gilt mirrors & parquet floor.

Sitting Room

The sitting room has a large south facing leaded window with long window seat, lots of armchairs and a sofa. Wood burning stove. Large bookcase. Rugs.

TV and Music Facilities

The TV is currently out of action. However, we have quite good Wifi with downloads of up to 40 Mbps. Two electric keyboards.

Games Room

No games room, but many board games and puzzles in the sitting room, and tables for games and jigsaws. Plenty of room for fun inside and out.

Heating and Open Fires

Oil. Traditional radiators throughout, and free standing electric heaters too. Open fire in dining room, wood burner in sitting room. Big AGA.


8 bedrooms, 2 superking/zip-and-link, 1 superking, 3 double, 1 x 3 singles in dorm, 1 x 1 single in box room. 4 en suite bedrooms on first floor.


Good quality bed linen, bath sheets, hand towels and flannels provided at no extra cost. Bath mats & kitchen towels etc included. Bring swim towels.


4 en suite bathrooms on 1st floor: 4 big baths with hand showers, and 1 large shower. Plus 2 bathrooms on 2nd floor each with bedrooms on either side.

Children's Facilities

There is a traditional wooden high chair in dining hall and 2 modern folding high chairs ; and 2 travel cots with mattress and sheets available.


Wooden tables, benches and seats on south facing terrace. BBQ and outdoor games available. Lawn, wood, orchard and lovely wandering path.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool. Loads of stunning wild swimming nearby. The Mount Kelly school in Tavistock has a superb Olympic size indoor pool for public use.


Plenty of off-street private uncovered parking at the house.


Please do not smoke in the house: not even through a window. Use ashtrays outside and clear up after you.

Booking Information

3 night weekends are Friday 4 pm to Monday 10 am; 2 night weekends are Friday 4 pm to Sunday 10 am. £500 returnable Damage deposit. 30% of rental for booking deposit. Xmas and New Year prices are for 5 consecutive nights each

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Coryton House

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Very rural setting, 10 minutes drive from A30. Close to Dartmoor National Park and the border with Cornwall. Close to other transport links (trains and airports).  15-20 minutes from Okehampton Station, 45 minutes from Exeter.

  • Okehampton, Tavistock and Launceston are all nearby. They all have excellent independent butchers, bakers and green grocers, as well as supermarkets. Exeter and Plymouth are both 45 minutes away.
  • Two good farm shops and useful village shops/post offices within 10 - 15 minutes drive. Waitrose and Tesco deliver and we're happy to meet the van and unpack for you.
  • Several popular pubs and restaurants 10 - 15 minutes drive: Dartmoor Inn (5 miles), Elephant's Nest (7 miles), Castle at Lydford (5 miles). Lewtrenchard Manor (3 miles). Endsleigh Hotel (6 miles).
  • Exeter International airport is 50 minutes drive away (44 miles away). Cornwall's Newquay airport is an hour away (47 miles).
  • Exeter St David's Station is 45 minutes drive and car can be hired from directly outside station. Tiverton Parkway 60 minutes away.
  • Exeter Bus station is 45 minutes drive away. With buses to Okehampton (16 miles, 23 mins) and Lewdown (3.5 miles, 7 mins).

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