A 19th century coach house in Dartmoor’s wild, untouched scenery, just a short stroll away from the quaint village of Lustleigh
Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 2 nights low season & 7 nights high season
Uphill Coach House is owned and managed by Helen Melland.
You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Helen Melland.
Soak up the mysterious beauty of Dartmoor’s wild, untouched scenery, from this Grade II-listed hideout in the quaint village of Lustleigh. Nestled amongst flourishing fields and rich, rural landscapes, Uphill Coach House is a tranquil retreat for couples, friends and families. Follow the ancient trails through Dartmoor National Park, admiring the alluring valleys, tumbling waterfalls and crumbling castles. Craggy stone tors pierce the dramatic, open moorlands, and are joined by rare and beautiful wildlife darting amongst the magical, soaring woodlands.
Uphill Coach House is in the heart of this magnificent parkland, and was once a working coach house for the adjacent manor building. Beautifully restored to maintain its original 19th Century features, it is now a luxurious country escape with contemporary home comforts. Look out for its thick timber beams and its rustic floorboards or its exposed stone walls and sink-in furnishings. Handmade throws and underfloor heating are on hand for those cold, winter months, while the private, south-facing garden is perfect for catching some summer sun.
The main living accommodation can be found on the first floor of the coach house and includes an open-plan living and kitchen area and two en-suite bedrooms. There’s a modern, county kitchen with plenty of mod-cons, overlooking a farmhouse dining table and a cosy sink-in sofa. Massive windows capture captivating views and flood the room with warm, natural hues. There is a smart TV, and plenty of books and games to keep you entertained, along with walking guides and maps to help you plan out your days.
Two peaceful, en-suite bedrooms are set at either end of the living area, one with a sumptuous king-size bed and one with two comfy singles. Both are finished with soothing colours and plush, designer bedding, while the master en-suite bathroom even has a quirky open ceiling.
Days can be spent immersed in the wilderness of Dartmoor National Park, walking its endless trails and foraging in the towering woodlands. Protected castles and country estates are folded into the landscapes, along with windswept beaches, pretty woodland and historic market towns. The sleepy village of Lustleigh is just a short stroll across the fields and has a thatched, local pub and a charming Devonshire tearoom. Bovey Tracey and Ashburton are also just a short drive away and are famed for their independent antique stores and gallery displays.
7 night minimum stay during peak periods (July/August//Easter holidays).
Price per night in peak periods is £180.
Message us for further rates - there are usually offers available.
From Previous Guests
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A relaxing and cosy stay in a wonderfully presented converted coach house. Waking up to the sound of birds in a beautiful location with lots of natural light was very welcome and peaceful. Perfectly situated for exploring Dartmoor, with a great local pub within walking distance. The lanes are narrow but access for our medium sized car wasn't an issue. We were warmly welcomed and check in was a breeze. The ping pong table downstairs was our first stop after having been on the road for hours! Thanks again!
Stayed March 2023
The most perfect setting for a weekend getaway. The accommodation is incredibly well thought out and has been beautifully decorated. The table tennis is a winner! Only wish I’d booked it for longer.
Stayed February 2023
Had a wonderful week, in this beautiful part of South Devon. Uphill Coach House was a home from home that allowed the whole family to relax and recharge. Peaceful surroundings and well positioned for most places. We even made the trip to Cornwall to visit the Eden Project. Lustleigh Village is lovely and has all the bare necessities with Bovey Tracey for the rest. The Cleave Pub/Restaurant is well worth the visit, but make sure to book a table in advance as it gets busy. The Coach House is surrounded by wildlife from swooping buzzards to rabbits in the fields and walks right from the doorstep. We thoroughly recommend a stay at Uphill Coach House and look forward to our next visit.
Stayed August 2022
What a place! We had a lovely stay at Uphill with our 3 year old. The coach house has been sympathetically renovated and has everything you could need. The interior design is exemplary with stylish decor, yet still cosy and homely. The property is ideally located on the outskirts of a very pretty village but with the Dartmoor landscape on the doorstep and plenty of lovely beaches within driving distance. Our first night we dined at the local village pub, The Cleave, in Lustleigh, (which we had booked ahead) and received a warm welcome alongside some great-tasting gastro pub-style dishes. Uphill’s hosts Helen and Simon were extremely helpful and friendly, although we didn't really see them much even though the live in the neighbouring property. During our stay we visited Babbacombe, Bigbury-on-Sea, Thurlestone/South Milton and Brixham but it was just as nice to return to the coach house in the evening and relax in such peaceful surroundings! I can’t recommend this place highly enough - it truly is a ‘cool stay’.
Stayed June 2022
We really enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful and the location is ideal for exploring Devon. We really enjoyed playing table tennis and sitting in the peaceful garden. Helen was a great host and we would thoroughly recommend staying here!
Stayed April 2022
What a lovely peaceful retreat to be based in a lovely part of Dartmoor! The renovation of the coach house was brilliant and very comfortable, especially the double bed, with almost everything you needed. The approach via satnav not great, but luckily we're used to narrow lanes! Once having checked google maps an alternative route to everything was a doddle! The hosts Helen and Simon were extremely welcoming, helpful and friendly, we didn't really see them although they lived alongside. With such a good base we actually spent quite a bit of time in the Coach House, it was lovely and cosy with underfloor heating we actually asked to turn down! The window above the dinning table made that area brilliantly light with hints of trees from outside. The kitchen area was really well laid out for cooking and socializing without intruding into the sofa area! We did miss a microwave and another luxury we would have loved - but not essential would have been a coffee machine, these have been standard in other properties we've rented previously at this price point. The property was well laid out but the steps through to the bedrooms/bathrooms quite surprisingly steep! You also have to know and be comfortable with your friends or family if you are four people together, as the bathrooms are open-ceilinged! We had great amusement saying goodnight to our daughter and future son in law, waving through the beams from either end! There is so much to see and do in the area with great food available in various towns and farm shops. Super walks and antique shops in Ashburton. The local village pub in Lustleigh (The Cleave)was busy serving great pub style food and a warm welcome, we'd advise booking ahead. We did a lovely long walk based right from the door and many walks are easily accessed within a short drive. Sunday lunch at Chadford Inn was delicious after the walk there alongside the river. Will definitely return to stay here and enjoy another few games of ping pong too!
Stayed October 2021
We can't recommend Uphill Coach House highly enough. It is a really lovely property in an ideal location. The village has a good local shop and pub all within walking distance and the countryside around the village is stunning. We would love to visit again.
Stayed September 2021
This place is an absolute delight! It is wonderfully located on the edge of Dartmoor, just a 10 minute (beautiful ) walk into the village with it’s shop, pub and pretty church. There are lots of walks from the door, with handy pocket sized maps provided for these, or you can pop in the car and it’s a short drive to the wild and rugged landscapes of Haytor Vale and the great expanse of the Moor with its free range cows, sheep and ponies. Slightly further afield but perfectly manageable as day trips are the lovely beaches of South Devon…I visited Bantham & Bigbury, and the gorgeous towns of Totnes & Dartmouth…it was great having access to these, but then leaving the hustle and bustle to get back to the peace and quiet of the barn. The barn itself is gorgeous…spacious and beautifully designed, with lovely paintings ( the owner is an artist ) and an enormous comfy sofa to stretch out on. There is also a pretty garden to enjoy. I had such a lovely week that I was so reluctant to leave! Would heartily recommend…..
Stayed May 2021
We had a wonderful weekend at the Coach House. The decor is impeccable, the surroundings stunningly beautiful and Helen was on hand to help with any extra questions. Discovering this area was a very special easing out of lockdown treat. We would come again for the peace, comfort and doorstep walks. Sarah
Stayed May 2021
We absolutely loved this house! It has been so beautifully and stylishly renovated and in a wonderful location. The house itself had everything we needed - huge bath to relax in and a lovely garden for our children to play in. The walk down into Lustleigh is a treat, opening out onto the lovely village orchard with it’s pretty stream and play area. We found lots to do around the area - Becky Falls is definitely worth a visit, especially with children. We will definitely be booking again. Thank you to our very helpful hosts!
Stayed April 2021
Uphill Coach House was everything we wanted it to be and more. We had such a relaxing, peaceful family break. The Coach House itself is beautiful/ magical and felt like our own little hideaway.
Stayed October 2020
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