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Beautifully Restored Grade 2 Thatched Cottage In Manaton

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom cottage, with large secluded garden and easy on road parking.

The cottage is located in the heart of Manaton, a small village near the towns of Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey. The cottage comprises of 2 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom with attached toilet. The property boasts newly installed bathroom and shower room as well as kitchen diner leading onto garden patio. The heart of the cottage is a stunning living room with inglenook and wood burner. The house is well equipped with wifi, tv/dvd, washer/dryer and dish washer to make your holiday a home from home experience. Outside the house is surrounded by a generous garden with a safety covered pond and a patio for enjoying a summer BBQ. The house itself has views from the first floor over the Dartmoor countryside. What better way to start your day than enjoying a cup of tea and viewing the local scenery. Whether you are a family or a couple looking for a relaxing holiday in the Dartmoor National Park, then this is the perfect cottage for you. Ideal for walking, cycling or just exploring Dartmoor and Devon. Well-behaved dogs welcome.

More Details

Owner
Melanie Stephens
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Melanie Stephens

I have been fortunate to be brought up in a small fishing village in the west of Cornwall. For as long as I have known my parents have had the cottage in Devon as a retreat from the bustling summer tourism. This has always been a treasured family holiday home where we could all recharge our batteries together.

Melanie Stephens purchased this cottage in 1960

Why Melanie Stephens chose Dartmoor

My parents fell upon this property when touring Devon in their caravan. On first sight they fell in love with this picturesque thatched cottage and we have treasured it as part of the family ever since.

What makes this cottage unique

Who could fail to adore this charming cottage nestled in the heart of Dartmoor? It offers peace and tranquillity from everyday stresses yet never faraway there's plenty of little villages and towns to explore. Further afield there's many more opportunities to visit tourist attractions such as; Paignton Zoo, Torquay Amusements, Newton Abbott Horse racing, golf courses and much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cottage is lovely, everything catered for! Wonderful days out and back to relax in sunshine in the afternoon. Great location with really nice pubs. Kestor Inn food fab - Ring O' Bells in North Bovey & Rugglestone Inn at Widecombe, all brilliant. Would definately return & recommend. Thank you.
Jul 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Kestor Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bovey Tracey
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Newton Abbott
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A38
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ring of Bells, North Bovey
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Torquay
Car: necessary

Becky Falls a natural waterfall is located in the village of Manaton. The village itself is situated in the Dartmoor Natural Park and there are plenty of walks from the front door through the local countryside and rugged moors. It's a nature lover's haven with plenty of fine watering holes nearby for those more interested in sampling good country meals and ales.

Amenities

Manaton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets are not allowed upstairs, on furniture & cannot be left unattended unless crated. Pets to stay in kitchen overnight. Max. 2 dogs if more enquire.
  • Due to the thatched roof absolutely NO open flame (smoking, candles etc.) in the property.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , This room features a stunning Victorian bed and vanity basin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , With views over local moorland equipped with vanity basin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , has separate toilet and basin
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Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Beautifully Restored Grade 2 Thatched Cottage In Manaton
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, homely cottage. Very well equipped, the downstairs utility/shower room was a godsend with three boys and the washer dryer was very handy.

The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard yet still retains all the charm and character you would expect to find in an old cottage. A lovely, peaceful relaxing garden.

It was so nice to hear owls at night time.

Even our little dog was at home there straight away which is unusual for her as she can be nervous in new surroundings.

It was lovely for us to catch up with family and the boys are even talking about staying next year.

The Kestor Inn was very accommodating and we had a really nice break in Manaton.

Thank you Melanie for the wine and delicious lemon cake, and for the phone call to make sure that we had arrived safely and that we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Stunning cottage in a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic week staying at 2 Freelands cottage. First of all, the cottage itself is a beautiful, quaint, thatched cottage in a gorgeous village. Melanie has equipped the cottage with everything you could possibly need and wifi, heating etc are all easy to use. One thing I would say is that this cottage, unlike others we've been to, is extremely true to the photos - if anything is a little bigger than it appears! We found the information booklet extremely useful and used Melanie's suggestions of places to visit as a starting point for most of our walks. The location of the cottage is good, with plenty of walks from the doorstep (if you know where to look!) Manaton is perfectly located for easy access to many of the nearby villages and attractions - use Melanie's suggestions for good pubs/ places to eat. We found them all excellent recommendations! We would particularly recommend the 5 mile walk around Lustleigh Cleave followed by Sunday Lunch in The Cleave pub. All in all, we couldn't fault our time here and would happily return year on year. Thank you Melanie!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Charming hideaway on the edge of the moor..

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful characterful cottage on the eastern edge of Dartmoor ticked all the boxes for our stay over New Year.

Set high up in Manaton, it is a traditional thatched cottage with Inglenook fireplace and woodburner, which we found very useful in the cold weather. Kitchen well equipped and met our needs. Bedrooms charming and stair gates in case you have young kids. Lovely views to the moors, and great dark skies for stargazing. One of the main things of appeal about Manaton is the ability to do a lot of walks from the doorstep without using the car: Bowerman's Nose, Becky Falls and Manaton rocks to name three excellent ones. The Kester Inn is a stone's throw away and does excellent fish and chips, plus basic provisions.

I would recommend this cottage for a stay, especially if you are seeking peace and quite and beautiful Dartmoor on your doorstep

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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A charming cottage with a homely feel, surrounded by stunning scenery.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Manaton, the cottage was comfortable with lots of homely touches, and perfectly situated to explore the dramatic moorland and Tors nearby. Lots of good local walks, and a friendly pub nearby. Thank you 😀

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A well maintained and space efficient cottage in lovely countryside

  • 4 of 5

Our family members all enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The kitchen/dining area was cosy for the five of us and the scene of enjoyable meals and hard fought games of Scrabble !

We were visiting the area for a family wedding at Staverton but also had time for walks on Dartmoor and on the coast.

Thank you, Melanie, for ensuring that all our needs were accommodated.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Charming and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Charming, clean and with all necessary equipment. Quiet location and nice garden. Small town nearby where you can find most of the things you need. Very helpful owners. Tall people: mind your heads!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit required to secure booking. Balance payable 8 weeks in advance of holiday.

Short breaks available out of season, please enquire. Well behaved dogs welcome, please state number and breed of dog when booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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