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Melanie Stephens

Member since: 2012
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Beautifully Restored Grade 2 Thatched Cottage In Manaton

17 Reviews
People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Manaton - 2 Freeland's Cottage

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melanie Stephens (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Beautifully Restored Grade 2 Thatched Cottage In Manaton
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 26 reviews
5

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 😀

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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4

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Beautiful thatched cottage in a gorgeous area

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, cosy cottage. Comfortably housed 4 adults and 1 baby for the Easter week. Attentive host and house keeper. Would love to return in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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5

Charming cosy cottage, stunning location, couldn't have been better

  • 5 of 5

We had a super week in Manaton. The cottage is utterly charming, cosy and warm inside, clean, well appointed, well maintained, well equipped, great water pressure for the shower and for filling a bath quickly, very useful drying room. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine, a pint of milk and a yummy cake, and a phone call from Melanie to ensure all was okay. The village is extremely picturesque, with many pretty thatched roof cottages. The local pub is very welcoming, to people and dogs, and serves great food. And the walking from the cottage doorstep is wonderful; many forests to explore and you are quickly up on the moorland where you can walk all day (we did) and probably longer. We were looking for a cosy cottage where we could park the car at the start of the week and not touch it until we needed to drive home, walk from the door with our dogs every day and enjoy cosy nights in cooking and enjoying a glass of wine in front of the fire. And that's exactly what we got! Thank you Melanie for sharing this delightful little gem of a place. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Perth Western Australia
5

Country charm in Devon

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Manaton, Devon to find a quaint thatch cottage in a delightful

pretty country village.The cottage lived up to all our expectations, charming rooms, very nice kitchen with good appliances, very good bathrooms and laundry facilities, everything one could ask for really.!!

we would highly recommend a week in this very cute cottage which is

well situated for exploring many of the must see Devon attractions .

Thank you Melanie for your delightful cottage

Richard & Suzie Western Australia

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Manaton, Dartmoor

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
September
2 Sep 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
October
30 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 3 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
November/December
4 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
January/February
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Spring Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Late February/March
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 
 
Early April
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Easter
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Late April/Late May
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
June
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Early July
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
Summer
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 

Additional pricing information

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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Manaton in South Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This room features a stunning Victorian bed and vanity basin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , With views over local moorland equipped with vanity basin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , has separate toilet and basin
  • .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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