“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Lydgate House Hotel and Lydgate House Cottage

Hotel - Postbridge


Lydgate House Hotel

Is a family run, private Country House Hotel and self-catering cottage in the heart of Dartmoor National Park and privileged to be part of the Royal Duchy land. Offering the perfect base for exploring all that Devon has to offer.

With just six en-suite guest rooms and catering exclusively to adults. Lydgate House is a beautiful Victorian hotel that promises the perfect sanctuary – a truly peaceful and relaxing escape.

Located at the end of an enchanting beech tree lined track with stunning, uninterrupted views over its own breath-taking 36-acre valley, you will be immersed in the natural beauty and wildlife of Dartmoor.

Some kind words from our previous guests.

“The warmth and friendliness of this hotel and its owners made our unique weekend on Dartmoor even more amazing!”

Lydgate House cottage

Experience the beauty of Dartmoor National Park from the comfort of our stunning property, nestled in the grounds of Lydgate House hotel. With its astounding 36-acre views across the valley, our hidden gem offers a truly remarkable setting.

Lydgate House Cottage, a separate self-catering cottage situated in perhaps the most scenic and popular area for walking within The Royal Duchy Land of Dartmoor National Park. Its central location allows guests to step directly onto the moor from the private drive, offering endless opportunities for exploration and adventure.

The rustic exterior of a traditional Dartmoor converted barn building with a modern, light, and airy interior layout, with the capacity to sleep up to six guests.

Relax and indulge in alfresco dining on your own private terrace, while the cosy wood-burning stove in the lounge area adds warmth and charm to your stay.

Whether you visit during the sun-drenched days of summer or the misty mornings of winter, Lydgate House Cottage is the perfect holiday retreat, ensuring an unforgettable experience regardless of the weather.

For added dining pleasure, not only can you enjoy al fresco dining, but guests in the cottage can also visit the hotel for an evening dining experience. Alternatively, you can simply relax in the comfort of the cottage and make the most of our doorstep delivery service.

The cherished words of our returning guests echo the sentiment of our countryside escape:

“What a Beautiful cottage! The hosts are the most hospitable and fantastic walking, this is the bolt hole we’ve searched for years!”

Key Facilities


Free WiFi





Additional Facilities

  • Central Heating
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms


  • Kayak Travel Award 2021
  • Best Marketing Event 2022
  • Top Hotel In Postbridge 2022
  • Traveler's Award "TripAdvisor" 2022

Special Offers

Experience the Magic of Christmas at Lydgate House Hotel!

We invite you to join us for a truly special and unforgettable Christmas celebration 2023. Our hotel will be adorned with tasteful decorations, creating a magical atmosphere for the festive season.

Arrival on Christmas Eve

Check-in early from 12:00 pm to maximise your day and immerse yourself in the festive spirit. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a warming and aromatic mulled wine, complemented by freshly made mince pies.

Take a moment to unwind and embrace the tranquility and exceptional service at Lydgate House Hotel.

Meet in the residents’ lounge from 6:30 pm for pre-dinner drinks, followed by a delightful dinner served from 7:00 pm. Indulge in a sumptuous 3-course meal selected from our delicious festive menu, then retire to the lounge for a nightcap, savouring the enchanting ambiance and the anticipation of Christmas day.

Christmas Day

Awake to a beautifully festive Devonshire Breakfast, accompanied by a glass of Champagne, and savour your favourite breakfast delicacies. Take your time and relish in a leisurely morning meal, whilst you plan your day ahead.

Enjoy the tranquility of the season with a Christmas day walk on Dartmoor, basking in the peace and quiet.

Return to Lydgate House Hotel to indulge in a celebratory pre-dinner drink of your choice from 2pm, accompanied with canapés. Then, prepare to feast on a lavish 3-course Christmas dinner with all the traditional trimmings. Enjoy being looked after and all your needs tended to.

Afterwards, unwind in the lounge, where you can immerse yourself in a captivating book, engage in a friendly game of cards, or simply “Pause a while” and enjoy cherished moments with your loved ones.

If you find yourself feeling peckish in the early evening, there will be selection of cold meats, cheese, and chutneys available to satisfy your cravings.

Conclude the evening with a delectable slice of Christmas cake or tempting yule log—whichever delights your palate. Maybe a nightcap to round off a relaxing and memorable Christmas day.

Boxing Day

Awaken refreshed and relish a hearty Devonshire breakfast in our charming Garden Room, setting the stage for planning your day’s adventures.

Dinner will be served from 7:00 pm, allowing you to indulge in another exceptional culinary experience.

December 27th

Enjoy a delightful Devonshire breakfast before bidding us farewell, carrying with you cherished memories of your Christmas at Lydgate House Hotel.

Create lifelong memories this Christmas at Lydgate House Hotel. Book now to secure your place and immerse yourself in a truly enchanting festive experience.

3 Night Break From £807 for Two People

*offers are subject to change without prior notice

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New Years Eve 2023

Lydgate House Hotel, Dartmoor cordially invites you to join us for an unforgettable 3 Night New Year’s Eve celebration to welcome 2024 with grace, style, and elegance.

Our luxurious 6-bedroom hotel and cottage invites you to revel in an enchanting experience like no other.

Scroll down to find out what we have planned for you…..


Saturday 30th December 30th

Arrive at Lydgate House Hotel from 3pm, where you’ll receive a warm welcome. Indulge in a choice of delightful beverages, including a Hot Toddy made with local Dartmoor Whisky, Mulled Wine infused with seasonal spices, or a selection of fine teas and coffees.

After settling into your room, take a leisurely stroll into Postbridge or relax and unwind after your journey.

Immerse yourself in the evening’s festivities starting at 6:45pm, as we serve pre-dinner drinks in our cosy lounge.

Then, savour a delectable 3-course dinner of your choice in our beautifully lit intimate restaurant from 7pm. Experience the pleasure of locally sourced, high-quality cuisine prepared with meticulous attention to detail.

After dinner, retire to the lounge for a nightcap, a cup of coffee, or perhaps indulge in a tempting treat of decadent chocolates.

Sunday 31st  December – New Year’s Eve

Begin the day with a delightful breakfast prepared in our light and airy conservatory, offering breath-taking views across the valley. Choose from our tempting menu, featuring options such as a full Devonshire breakfast or lighter fare like yogurt, fresh fruits, and granola.

Fuel your day with a leisurely local walk to historical Postbridge, where you can capture photographs of the famous clapper bridge or venture into Bellever Woods. For the adventurous, embark on a more vigorous hike to one of Dartmoor’s majestic Tors and revel in the awe-inspiring panoramic scenery.

As the evening approaches, it’s time to dress in your finest attire to welcome 2024 in style. Join us at 7pm in the lounge for a sumptuous champagne reception. Indulge in a luscious 3-course dinner while being entertained by a private Theatre performance from the esteemed Candlelight Theatre Company, adding an extra touch of magic to your New Year’s Eve celebration.

Immerse yourself in the festivities, and after dinner, return to the lounge for an after-dinner drink. Raise your champagne glasses and prepare to welcome in the New Year with joy and anticipation.

Monday 1st January 2024 – New Year’s Day

Savour a well-deserved lie-in as breakfast will be served a little later at 10am in our charming conservatory.

Afterward, venture out for another day of exploration. Embark on a rejuvenating walk through Wistman’s Woods, a national nature reserve with over 160 years of history.

Visit nearby picturesque villages like Chagford or Tavistock. Alternatively, simply unwind in our lounge, nestled in our sink-into chairs and sofas, and take the time to rest and recharge.

In the evening, join us for dinner at Lydgate House, where we will delight you with a hearty roast accompanied by delectable trimmings and full-bodied wines, all served from 7pm.

Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Wake up to a delightful full Devonshire breakfast served at 9am in our picturesque conservatory, preparing you for your departure.

3 Night Break From £880  for Two People

*offers are subject to change without prior notice

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