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At Lydgate House Hotel, we take immense pride in the exceptional experiences we create for our valued guests.

We are delighted to highlight the prestigious recognition we received as the recipient of the 'Best Guest Experience 2023' award.


These reviews serve as a testament to our commitment to excellence and our unwavering dedication to providing an unforgettable stay for each and every guest.

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Take a moment to read through some of the amazing reviews we have recently received.

"Comfortable and Special"


"Thank you John, Sarah and Kelly for making our break a really special one. Our every comfort was considered and John’s breakfasts were sublime! Our only regret was that we couldn’t stay longer. Well done team Lydgate we will be back!"

Janey and Heather, UK.

"A traditional hotel in a picturesque setting run by a lovely team"

"Hotel is in a stunning setting, in a peaceful valley on Dartmoor. The rooms are traditional and comfortable. The team are so friendly and hospitable and go above and beyond to look after their guests. Delicious breakfast. We hope to return!"

Elliott, London.

"Beautiful Countryside Escape"

 "This was an absolutely lovely break away from city life. The hotel is set in the most beautiful and peaceful grounds, tucked in a vibrant valley with a gentle little stream passing through. The owners could not be more gracious as hosts and they made it an extremely pleasant stay. We really hope to be back and I can't recommend it enough for a long weekend or a week away in the country"

Andrew M, Oxford.

"Perfect Stay"

"This was a random choice for us as we wanted to stay in this particular area of Dartmoor. Luckily this turned out to be a very good decision as this hotel is absolutely fantastic. The property is situated in a beautiful spot with great walks on the the doorstep. We were made incredibly welcome, the rooms were comfortable and the food was outstanding. Overall it was a lovely personalised experience and we would definitely stay here again if we return to the area. Brilliant."

Maps, Heaton.

"The Most Beautiful Place Ever"

"Fantastic stay, very welcoming. Excellent food!! Thanks Sarah, John and Kelly for making our stay an amazing experience"

Anne and David, Newcastle- Castle-Upon-Tyne.

"Wonderful Place"

"This has been our forth visit. the first being in 1973. Lots of changes, but a lovely welcoming, amazing food has made our stay most enjoyable. Thank you Team Lydgate."

Tony and Brenda, Ottery ST Mary.

"Highly recommended for nature lovers and anyone wanting peace and quiet"

"We were lucky to stay in this lovely hotel with such a warm welcome and service from Sarah, John and Kelly. Our room, Heron, had the most wonderful views of the woods and river, which was in dramatic full flow in torrential rain while we were there. The sitting room with log burner couldn't have been more inviting or cosy in such weather. Great breakfasts, beautifully cooked and served in a room with even more extensive views. Fresh local produce at all meals. We hope to return and have already recommended Lydgate to friends."

Cathy H, Kent.

"A Gem of a Hotel"

 "Arriving at Lydgate House I received a very warm welcome, and throughout my stay I continued to feel very welcome. My room was very comfortable and pleasantly furnished. The view out of the window onto the river and narrow valley the hotel is sited in was a joy. Food was very good and prepared just as I wished. I would highly recommend Lydgate House and intend returning later in the year when the weather is more conducive to walking and exploring the beautiful landscape."

Brian R, Lancashire.

"Perfect position, perfect hosts"

"Lydgate House is practically in the center of Dartmoor and is perfect for walking, as it is right on your doorstep, from the valley walk to the picturesque clapper bridge and just up the road to Bellever Forest and not to forget the whole of Dartmoor! We stayed for 3 days from Monday - Thursday, and couldn't have wished for better hosts, John, Sarah and Kelly are fantastic, friendly, attentive but not intrusive and full of information on the local area and beyond. All the food is locally sourced. We had a really delicious, freshly cooked breakfast each day and I have to say it is one of, if not, the best breakfasts I've eaten when away, and I love my breakfasts, special mention to the pepper sausage which is extremely tasty and moreish."

Andi W, Trowbridge.

"Totally lovely place to stay with brilliant hosts."

"I stayed for 2 nights on my own as working in the area. Felt like I was staying with friends; Sarah, John and Kelly pitch everything just right, friendly and helpful and chatty but never intrusive. The small hotel is very comfortable and quirky in a great way"

Saran A, Monmouthshire.

"Great Stay and beautiful hotel in Dartmoor"

"Lovely hotel, the walking path to the water path is fantastic. The rooms are very lovely"

Kev and Lisa, USA.

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