Lustleigh, Dartmoor National Park
Lustleigh is a quintessential English village, situated inside Dartmoor National Park, that regularly features in The Times & The Telegraph Top 10 Villages in England. Lustleigh is the perfect place to stay on Dartmoor. There are a huge variety of walks, from our door, to suit every age and ability. It’s also easy to reach the moor.
Closer to home, The Lustleigh Cleave walk is a very enjoyable 5 mile walk through beautiful woodlands and alongside rivers.
This part of Dartmoor is one of the more densely wooded so there are lots of beautiful woodland paths, rivers and streams. This means wildlife is a feature here and there are many varieties of birds to enjoy. From circling buzzards to owls hooting in the night, this is a paradise for nature lovers.
For entertainment, there are plenty of local events and, for the size of Lustleigh, our village hall has an impressive range of things going on. In the summer, particularly, there are markets, exhibitions, fairs and shows in all our surrounding villages. There are links to more information about the biggest of these on our Home page.
The Cleave Pub, Lustleigh
We are extremely lucky to be living in Lustleigh. Not only is it a beautiful village, it also has an excellent pub “The Cleave” which is very popular with walkers and locals alike. It’s less than a 10 minute walk from our Bed and Breakfast. It serves well priced extremely tasty food, a range of beers and ciders, and has a wonderful beer garden. Steve, the landlord, has instigated lots of measures to keep customers safe and confident including full table service and a one way system.
Please call ahead to book a table, The Cleave gets very busy. Opening times may differ in the winter, so please check the website.
The Dairy Shop
The village shop and post office “The Dairy” is just a short walk from us. It’s open every day and is very well stocked, selling beer and wine, lots of local produce including wonderful hot pasties.
There are plenty of supplies for picnics and the ice creams, in the summer months, are excellent!
The Primrose Tearooms
The Lustleigh “Primrose Tearooms” is the place to go for a renowned Devon Cream Tea. Don’t forget to put the cream on first!
You can enjoy a wide variety of teas, coffee and cake either in the cosy indoors or in their beautiful garden.
If it’s lunch you’re after, they have an excellent choice of snacks and full meals.
The Primrose Tearooms is shut during the winter months, so please phone ahead to check opening times.
Church of St John the Baptist Lustleigh
The church of St John the Baptist at Lustleigh sits at the centre of the village and dates back to the 1200’s. The first part of the church was built around 1250, the south chapel was added in the early 14th century and the tower at the end of the 14th century.
The church is well known for it’s beautiful rood screen and stained glass windows.