A truly magical place. How old English inns should be. I felt very secure and safe. The staff were most welcoming and helpful as we arrived late Saturday night and I'm sure they just wanted to go home! The breakfast was huge and to die for. Very very good. Now, here's the but. But it's not a bad but against the overall feel just a little creepy... I'm aware it's a place built in the 1500's. And when we stayed and woke up the next morning,(or rather was woken), it was to the sound of fast flowing water. In fact the water coming out of the cold tap in the sink in room 9. Yes, it had turned itself on 1 full revolution and was gushing out Water. As you can imagine we was shocked and freaked out. But it sure did add character to the place. Very weird but it didn't bother us as we're not sceptical.
Other then that a truly amazing place and in a perfect peaceful village. Will come again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castle Inn is a traditional 16th-century inn situated in Lydford, on the Western slopes of Dartmoor National Park. Built in 1550, its plain pink exterior offers no clues as to what awaits you inside. It oozes with character from every nook and cranny. The lamp-lit bar with low, bowed ceilings, many curios, slate floors and an open fire, the lovely snug with high backed settles and the charming restaurant with beamed ceiling. There is a pretty garden to the back of the inn with more seating and views of the castle. Whether you fancy a pint of Tribute and a chat with the locals, a quick bite to eat or a full meal, the the Castle Inn offers wonderful food and drink in comfortable and relaxing surroundings. Children are very welcome as are dogs on leads. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castle Hotel Lydford
- Castle Inn Dartmoor National Park/Lydford