The Granary - Borough Farm

Lifton, Devon
Bed & Breakfast

Deliciously quirky Dartmoor barn retreat - star gaze from the antique French bed. Friends can stay too - in the beautiful yurts!


1 room


Rooms sleep 2


Follow the winding road, past Connemara ponies and rare-breed sheep, to a farm that’s been here for centuries. Julia’s natural warmth, and the Dartmoor views, will soothe ruffled souls. At the top of the granary’s exterior steps is your room: white walls and wood floor, curvaceous French bed, basin and loo behind a screen, and sky windows for gazing at glittering stars. And… a shower house shared with two yurts, a beautiful bath in a tent, and your own garden (with firepit) across the yard. In the communal Loft: a fridge, kettle and toaster, comfy armchairs, and church pews and trestle tables for wholesome breakfasts and suppers.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
November - February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Continental breakfast included. Cooked breakfast £8. Dinner, 2 courses, from £12. Pubs/restaurants 4 miles.


Nightly price
from £85
Damage deposit
£For group bookings only
1 Double
From £85


A lovely little get away in the Devon country side. Julia was a great host, and so were all the animals! Loved Archie the dog and Aussie the cat. Plenty of places to go for dinner around there too which is really great. Looking forward to hopefully getting down there next summer again.

David, London

What an amazing place to stay! A perfect retreat to get away to relax and unwind or to get out and active and discover the dramatic dartmoor countryside. The granary has the most fantastic views and the room has lots of lovely little finishing touches. The breakfasts are awesome and Julia has been the perfect host. My little girl loved waking up in the morning and helping feed the ponies and search for eggs! We cant wait to come back again!

Laura, Cornwall

Absolutely a fantastic place to stay! The views from the room are breathtaking and the Granary is a perfect retreat if you want to relax and unwind or to get out and about and explore the beautiful countryside here. Julia has been a fantastic host and breakfasts here are awesome! My little girl loved waking up and helping feed the ponies and searching for freshly laid eggs. We won't forget this magical place and will be back again!

Laura, Cornwall

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Julia Martin

  • National Trust Lydford Gorge - amble through the spectacular gorge in the beautiful village of Lydford on the edge of Dartmoor. See the white lady waterfall, paddle in the stream or have an ice-cream whilst soaking up the beauty of the river bank.
  • Picturesque ancient stannary town Tavistock - won best market town award with its quirky pannier market, coffee shops, independent shops and parks. Also home to The Cornish Arms voted nationally as a top gastro pub.
  • Brentor Church - climb up our nearest tor at Brentor to discover a most charming church dating back to the 12th century, always open and worth a visit for its history and the cracking panoramic views from the churchyard.
  • North Cornwall coast, take a cliff top walk at Crackington Haven, visit Boscastle and enjoy the drama of the castle at Tintagel perched high on the cliffs with crashing waves below; surf and walk the beautiful sandy beaches at Sandymouth.
  • Eden Project - Tim Smit's vision for tropical and temperate biomes in a claypit in Cornwall is a must to visit and totally inspirational for anyone interested in plants and nature.
  • Hotel Endsleigh - visit our closest hotel run by Alex Polizzi where you can enjoy a most fantastic cream tea sitting under canvas umbrellas on the hotel lawn with stunning views along the Tamar Valley across to Cornwall.