Coryton House, Coryton, Okehampton, Devon

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Sleeps
6-16
Bedrooms
8
Dining
20
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2017
Property Type: 
Houses
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 6-16 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.

Facilities

4 oven AGA; electric hob, grill & oven; microwave; two Belfast sinks; two dishwashers; 2 big fridges; deep freeze; long kitchen table.
40' dining hall with table seating 2-20. Open fire with armchairs and sofas. Big leaded windows. Chandeliers, huge gilt mirrors & parquet floor.
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.
The TV is currently out of action. However, we have quite good Wifi with downloads of up to 40 Mbps. Two electric keyboards.
Free WiFi throughout. No mobile phone signal in the house, but it is often available outside (esp EE). We do not have a landline in the house.
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.
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.
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.
There is a traditional wooden high chair in dining hall and 2 modern folding high chairs in kitchen; and 2 travel cots with mattress and sheets.
Wooden tables, benches and seats on south facing terrace. BBQ and outdoor games available. Lawn, wood, orchard and lovely wandering path.
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.
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.

Location

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).
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).

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

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
No
Other Meals
No
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
No
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
No
Pets
Yes
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
No

Getting here

Coryton
Okehampton
Devon
United Kingdom
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).
Exeter International airport is 50 minutes drive away (44 miles away). Cornwall's Newquay airport is an hour away (47 miles).

Rental Rates

PeriodDatesWeekly Price3 Night Weekend2 Night Weekend
Late Spring
22nd Apr 22 to 30th Jun 22
2500
1800
1600
Summer
1st Jul 22 to 1st Sep 22
3750
3000
2500
Late Summer
2nd Sep 22 to 13th Oct 22
2500
1800
1600
Autumn Half Term
14th Oct 22 to 27th Oct 22
3000
2300
2150
Autumn
28th Oct 22 to 20th Dec 22
3000
2300
2150
Christmas price for min 5 nights
21st Dec 22 to 28th Dec 22
4500
New Year price for min 5 nights
29th Dec 22 to 5th Jan 23
4500

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Coryton House, Coryton, Okehampton, Devon
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Mrs Jane Vicat

Joined us: 2017
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Coryton
Okehampton
Devon
United Kingdom