Lydford Gorge can be found 5 miles from Lewtrenchard Manor, and has one of the deepest gorges in the South West. The lush oak-wooded, steep-sided river gorge features a beautiful waterfall of 30m which is referred to as the ‘the White Lady’. Throughout the year there is a wealth of wildlife and plants to be seen, and visitors are able to visit for £6.05 per adult, and £3.05 per child.
Once upon a time… There was a beautiful manor house, nestled in a secluded valley beneath Dartmoor’s wild tors and moors.
This house was a hideaway, virtually untouched by the hands of time. It was beloved of many for being the perfect location for escaping the modern world.
The fairytale approach seems wholly suitable for the breathtaking architecture and location of family-owned-and-run Lewtrenchard Manor. This perfect example of Jacobean artistry dates back to the early 1600s. History is in every corner of the manor, it’s simply in the air. Entering the manor house’s stone flanked gates feels like the beginning of a magical story.
The location, the tranquil grounds, the original coats of arms, stucco ceilings, portraits, wood panelled drawing rooms and luxury suites could well have come straight from the pages of an illuminated text.
And they all lived happily ever after…
View Lewtrenchard Manor’s entry in the Good Hotel Guide.
Need to Know
Check-in at 2:00pm
Check-out at 11:00am
Max capacity: 34
Cost per night: £3800
Min cost per person: n/a
Exclusive use starts at £3800 per night up to £4590 high season
There are many activities for guests to enjoy in the immediate area around the manor such as clay pigeon shooting, falconry, horse riding and fishing. Just ask one of our friendly members of staff for more details.
Also Worth Knowing
Children and dogs are welcome at Lewtrenchard Manor.
Guide price: From £200 per room per night
For best available rates call 0800 089 3929
What the Experts Say
“True history buffs can sleep in a four-poster bed that once belonged to Charles 1’s queen, Henrietta Maria. Or those seeking ultimate solitude can book into the Tower House which sits next to the main building beside a beautiful flower-lined archway.”
Travelling west, follow A30 to Sourton Cross junction, at the end of the slip road turn right then immediately left, signposted Bridestowe and Lewdown (if you are following a satnav do not turn off this road until you get into the village of Lewdown). In Lewdown, turn left signposted Lewtrenchard, follow the road for about a mile and entrance is on the left.
Exeter St Davids is the nearest station, a taxi can be arranged to collect you.
The nearest airport is Exeter and a taxi can be arranged to collect you - journey time approximately 45 minutes.
Attractions Near Lewtrenchard Manor
A short drive off the A30 and you will arrive at Okehampton Castle nestled in the foothills of Dartmoor. The castle is one of the largest in the county and dates back to the Norman Conquest with its striking motte and bailey features. The castle provides visitors with audio tours to bring its history to life, and the rumoured ghost stories are shared with all that dare to listen. Maximum price for admission costs £3.90 (adult ticket).
Buckland Abbey is a 700-year-old building that can be found a 10minute drive away from Yelverton is a brilliant way to spend a day exploring local history. It was once the home of seafarers Duke and Grenville, and now lies open for the public to enjoy it Elizabethan interior and interactive museum galleries. Also, discover the grounds of the building and enjoy a picnic in the meadows of bluebell in late spring.
Weddings at Lewtrenchard Manor
Lewtrenchard Manor provides a truly idyllic setting for your wedding or honeymoon with its stunning location, with views over the wooded lake and the River Lew which flows through the estate from many of the 14 beautiful and unique bedrooms.
Need to know
Facilities & Features
We are licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies, for small weddings from 2 guests, to parties for up to 60, or even exclusive use of the hotel for 100 of your nearest & dearest, Lewtrenchard can cater for the most intimate or lavish events.
Such a unique occasion means the ultimate in exclusive privacy and unrivalled flexibility, from our dedicated wedding coordinator and professional staff on hand to arrange everything you need to our head chef and the bespoke menu for the day of your dreams.
- The Ballroom – max. 65 guests
- The Oak Room – max. 16 guest (a cosy, oak panelled room perfect for the smaller, intimate wedding)
- The Courtyard Room – max. 30 guests (an oak panelled room overlooking our pretty courtyard)
Our Head Chef would welcome the opportunity to discuss your menu requirements in person to tailor a bespoke menu. Choices can vary from a traditional three course meal to a hog roast or barbecue. Sample menus are available on our website.
For smaller groups or those not requiring evening entertainment, you are free to have your ceremony and reception with us during the day. We respectfully ask that your celebrations finish by 6pm and that all non resident guests depart the manor at this time.
For a full day wedding followed by an evening reception you are required to take exclusive hire of Lewtrenchard. Exclusive hire is inclusive of the following:
- All 14 bedrooms on a bed and breakfast basis for 28 guests (a limited number of beds and travel cots can be provided at no extra cost)
- Hire of the Ceremony Room (if required)
- Use of all of our function rooms and public areas
- Use of our landscaped gardens and parklands
Lewtrenchard Manor is licensed for civil ceremonies.
Planning services are available.
Meetings at Lewtrenchard Manor
Day delegate rate: from £42
24 hour delegate rate: from £195
Maximum no. of delegates:
30 (boardroom style)
60 (theatre style)