Larkworthy Retreat

Larkworthy Retreat sits in its own private space on a smallholding in the heart of Devon. With wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, the retreat was named as such because it is precisely that- a retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

The retreat contains a mezzanine double bed plus a further sofa bed. There is a shower room, kitchen area with two ring gas hob, oven and fridge plus sitting area. Immediately outside is a covered verandah with table and chairs to enjoy the views whatever the weather! There is a smart TV and unlimited superfast wifi just in case you want to keep in touch with that modern world, or a jigsaw, cards and scrabble just in case you don’t 😊

Outside the retreat is a further table and chairs plus barbecue, firebowl and in the field itself, a further firepit for guests to enjoy a proper camp fire! At the far end of the field is an orchard containing many old varieties of apples plus plum and pear trees, all bounded by a stream. There are a further two fields for guests to explore plus our own working area with a couple of polytunnels.

Further afield but still within a short walk, is the village pub with delicious hot food and real ales. FYI, the pub is a 5 minute walk, mostly uphill, but that means that coming back is downhill! The Tarka Trail, ideal for walking and cycling, is a short walk away, as are over 400 acres of Meeth Quarry Nature Reserve and Ash Moor nature reserve, accessed via the Tarka Trail. Orchids, dragonflies, rare butterflies, red and roe deer, otters and much more, are to be found here in the woodland, meadows and large lakes which comprise the reserve.

RHS Rosemoor, Lydford Gorge on Dartmoor, the stone circles near Belstone are all within easy reach, as are the beaches of North Devon and Cornwall. This is a magical retreat from which to explore all that Devon to offer!

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