Coryton House, Coryton, Okehampton, Devon

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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 12-16 in 8 bedrooms.

Coryton House is an elegant Grade II listed former Rectory. 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 the summer tourist traffic and the world in general. Coryton House is ideal for a family reunion or a celebration, with enough space for plenty of personal privacy but great opportunities for enjoying being together.

The house is on the side of the valley with terraced gardens and woodland 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. The pictures are largely a mix of modern representative, family portraits, and school photos spanning a century. We have a growing collection of exotic and funny hats which you can borrow.

The studded front door has huge bolts. The stone flagged entrance hall has plenty of 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 14 but can be extended to 20+. Comfy seating in a Knole sofa and deep armchairs around an open fire. The window seat catches the afternoon sun. Huge mirrors reflect the chandeliers.

The large south facing sitting room has 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.

Beyond the dining room is a slate flagged kitchen ready for a horde: 4 door AGA, 2 Belfast sinks, and 2 dishwashers. The kitchen table seats 10.

The house has 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 2 downstairs cloakrooms. Lots of coat hooks and boot space by back door. Washing machine, tumble drier and drying racks.


4 oven AGA; electric hob, grill, & oven; microwave; two Belfast sinks; two dishwashers; large fridge; deep freeze; big kitchen table; TV/DVD. Radio.
40' dining hall with long, elegant, dining table seating 14/20+. Open fire with armchairs and sofa, and huge leaded window. Chandeliers. Huge mirrors
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.
There is a TV with free view and DVD player in the kitchen. Radios around the house. Rural speed free Wifi throughout.
Free WiFi throughout. No mobile phone signal in the house, but sometimes available outside. A dedicated landline phone is available for guests.
There is no games room. But many board games and puzzles are available in sitting room and there is plenty of room for fun.
Oil. Traditional radiators throughout, and free standing electric heaters in bedrooms. 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 white bed linen, bath sheets and hand towels provided at no extra cost. Bath mats & kitchen towels etc included.
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 modern wipe-clean folding high chair in kitchen; and travel cot with mattress and sheets.
Wooden tables, benches and seats on south facing terrace. Fire bowl BBQ and croquet available. Lawn, woodland, orchard and lovely wandering paths.
There is no pool. Loads of stunning wild swimming nearby. The Mount Kelly school in Tavistock has Olympic size indoor pool available in holidays.
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.
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 in field.


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

Changeover day is Friday. 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.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

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
Summer 2019
19th Jul 19 to 5th Sep 19
Early autumn 2019
6th Sep 19 to 10th Oct 19
Autumn Half-term 2019
11th Oct 19 to 31st Oct 19
Late Autumn 2019
1st Nov 19 to 19th Dec 19
Christmas 2019
22nd Dec 19 to 27th Dec 19
New Year 2019-2020
29th Dec 19 to 3rd Jan 20

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Coryton House, Coryton, Okehampton, Devon

Mrs Jane Vicat

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