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16th Century Manor House Barn, Near Dartmouth,Coast & Dartmoor.Free Wifi

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Last updated: 10/07/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Pridhamsleigh Manor House Farm is a 16th Century Grade II listed property situated on the Southern edge of Dartmoor National Park and Ashburton. The Manor House and Barns have undergone a massive restoration by the present owners over the past two years, and offer a unique property converted in a contemporary fashion, still retaining the character, beams and quirkiness associated with this type of property. The furnishings are stylish, yet homely and comfortable.The property overlooks an attractive courtyard,with rolling hills, forests and beautiful views all around.FREE WI FI
Plenty for the children, with snooker table, Nintendo Wi and dresing up box, plus toys.
The barns are an ideal base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams and Dartmoor.
Dartmouth, Totnes,Salcombe and Bigbury On Sea are some of the beautiful locations nearby. Dartmoor National Park is just metres away where you can walk, ride, fish, nearby historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor and a wide variety of spectacular landmarks.

Please note discount prices for smaller families and couples can be applied

Local Attractions: Dartmoor National Park – Dartmoor National Park is the largest area of open country in England covering some 368 square miles. It is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit at any time of the year, with wide expanses of open moorland, wooded gorges and tumbling rocky rivers.

Buckfast Abbey – A modern Benedictine Abbey with wonderful stained glass windows and gardens. The famous Buckfast tonic wine and honey can be purchased in the gift and produce shops.

The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary – Situated near the South Devon Steam Railway station. Feed the otters and enjoy the wonderful butterflies in a tropical setting. You can even be an otter keeper for the day!
South Devon Railway – Relax and enjoy the unspoilt views of the river Dart from the comfort of a South Devon Railway, steam or vintage diesel train from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.

Towns: ASHBURTON– A very attractive Stannary town dating from Saxon times. It has a superb selection of antique and craft outlets, together with many interesting shops and eating places, and a lovely bakery, making fresh bread and cakes daily.
BUCKFASTLEIGH Vibrant, lively and with a touch of mystery surrounding it, you’ll discover that Buckfastleigh is one of the most diverse towns in South Devon. The town is dominated by the Benedictine Buckfast Abbey and is a mix of ancient and modern attractions surrounded by miles of prime Devon countryside, wild moorlands and hidden valleys to explore.
TOTNES – An Elizabethan market town with lots of interesting shops and eating places and the ruins of a Norman castle. From the quay take a relaxing boat trip to Dartmouth.
DARTMOUTH– Only a 35 minute drive away, Dartmouth is a Historic town full of narrow streets, art galleries, delicatessens and other interesting shops. It is home to the world renown Britannia Royal Naval College.

Pridhamsleigh Cavern: Opposite Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is Pridhamsleigh Cavern this is the second longest cave system in Devon and has been accessible for at least 2 centuries. It was presumably revealed, like most Devon caves, by quarrying. A large entrance portal leads to an insignificant crawl into the rest of the system - about 700 metres of so of complex, maze like muddy passages through which a variety of routes can be taken.
If you wish to visit the cave please approach by approved route through the orchard containing the ancient dove cote. There is a fee of £1.50 to the farmer payable down the chute in the wooden kiosk at the gated entrance.



Property Type

  • Barn
  • 190 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Two cots, changing mats, pot, stairgates, Baby bath, 2 x High chairs, John Lewis Z Bed , and electric air bed....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    1 z bed or cot can be added to this room for a child...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    1 cot can be added to this room if required...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 baby crib

    1 Z bed or cot can be added to this room for a child...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    1 Cot or Z bed can be added to this room if required...moreless

  • The beds all have fresh cotton Terence Conran or similar bedding all made up. The main double bedroom has a double wardrobe, and one of the twin bedrooms has a double wardrobe.This room would also fit a cot or single airbed. The third double bed room has a wardrobe and storage.This room will also fit a cot if required. All rooms have bedside tables, and mirrors, and lamps. The 2nd double bedroom is not very large, but adequately fits a double bed which you can walk around. There is a large chest of drawers just outside this room All bedrooms are on the ground floor and face onto the courtyard....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Plus sink, & shaver socket...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Plus sink and shaver socket....moreless

  • Both bathrooms have showers not a bath. They are of a good size, and have fresh towels supplied (not to be used for swimming or the beach please) Plenty of hot water on demand. Lovely new fittings, and tiled floors. Baby bath, changing mats and potty available....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The lounge/Dining/kitchen area of this barn is on the first floor. It gives a vast area to sit and relax.Seats about 14 In one section is the TV area with two double sofas and armchair.Plus superb comfy corner sofa,seat 5/6 In another area is an assortment of comfortable and fun seats, ,and a Pool table. This area also has a book case with assorted books, local places of interest, and children books and games. We also have a music centre with some CD's. The kitchen and dining area is raised from the lounge, and has a breakfast bar where 2 or 3 people could easily sit. The hob and oven are built into the oak breakfast bar. There is a return of worktops with a sink and cupboards. This has a kettle, toaster, and Microwave on it. We have supplied plenty of crockery and cutlery and cooking essentials. There is a Fridge/Freezer,and a dishwasher machine. The dining area has a dining table and chairs,for 8/10 /12 people and another comfortable seating area for morning coffee....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Speaker dock for IPad, IPod, IPhone....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Good off road parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wi FI...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Large Kitchen, with Dining Table for 12!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Tables & Chairs for eating/relaxing, plus loungers and Umbrella....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.8
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn 2015
Sep 5 - Oct 22, 2015
7 night min stay

Half Term 2015
Oct 23 - Nov 13, 2015
7 night min stay

Winter 2015
Nov 14 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

Dec 19 - Dec 28, 2015
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit £100
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Please note there may be an additional charge for Easter, Half terms and Christmas.Dogs are charged at £25 each.

We will be pleased to advise a rate if you email the number of people staying.

Free Wifi

Heating and hot water included

All bedding and towels supplied

Payment Methods Accepted

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MasterCard Credit

MasterCard Debit



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Last updated: 10/07/2015
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Exeter Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
22 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Stover Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M5 Junc 31
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Plymouth Dry Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Broadsands,Preston Beach,Blackpool Sands,

Car: Recommended

The history of Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm on the borders of Dartmoor dates back to the 16th Century when it was one of Devons most important properties.Tradition has it that in the 1700's Pridhamsleigh was lost as a gambling debt by the Gould family.

Pridhamsleigh Manor Farm is on the southern edge of Dartmoor,close to the historic towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh.

The Old Dairy Barn (1860's) is a perfect base from which to explore many areas of the South Hams the coast and Dartmoor. If you have a love of the sea then places such as Dartmouth, Bigbury On Sea and Salcombe easily come to mind or explore Dartmoor where you can walk, ride, fish, white water kayak on the river Dart and visit historic towns such as Tavistock and Widecombe in the Moor.

There are fantastic pubs in Ashburton and nearby on Dartmoor where good food can be enjoyed in a true country pub setting.

PLEASE NOTE The Manor House and Barns have undergone considerable renovation, Google Earth does not show this.

Other Activities: White water canoeing

Golf: Stover Golf Club offers an 18 Hole Parkland Golf Course which is an excellent challenge of golf for all abilities. This James Braid designed course is an example of the very best of the South West.

The course is set in 200 acres of parkland with some of the prettiest golf holes in Devon. Extensive, mature woodlands and water, feature on a number of holes.

The Club is situated very close to the A38 Plymouth Expressway, just 15 minutes from Exeter, 20 minutes from Plymouth and just 3 miles from Newton Abbot making the course very accessible to both members and visitors.

Stover Golf Club is one of the most popular courses in South Devon. Visitors are most welcome and will appreciate the setting, warm welcome and friendly and intimate atmosphere of the Club.

The Best Parkland Course in the South West... You Decide!

Set in parkland with some of the prettiest golf holes in Devon. Extensive, mature woodlands and water, feature on a number of holes - the 5952 yards, par 69 provides an interesting and enjoyable challenge to golfers of all abilities.

The Front-9, offer a number of feature holes, with recent improvements adding to its attraction and challenge. The Back-9, is narrower and requires good course management and with again the recent additions adding to its charm.

The cosy lounge, adjacent to Liverton Brook, with its trout and bird-life; enjoys a superb view of the 1st hole.

Ski: Situated above the Plym valley near the A38, Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre is easy to get to from places in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

The centre is open throughout the year and offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels the facilities to practice and learn new skills. With three slopes to choose from including the longest artificial slope in the South West, Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre is the perfect place to practice and learn new skills.

On site an exhilarating 650 meter toboggan run and exciting Sno-tube rides. Our facilities here in Plymouth are ideal for meetings, conferences, weddings, parties and a host of ancillary activities. There is a fully stocked and licensed bar and restaurant on site.

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Plymouth Ski Centre

Alpine Park






Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Wendy and Graham bought this 16th Century Manor House and Barns to renovate and have used their extensive experience to create a welcome, comfortable home from home. Wendy worked as a Fashion Buyer for over 20 years and then spread her talents to Buying Home furnishings, Interior Design and property Developing. She was even filmed for Homes under the Hammer BBC TV.Graham worked for the BBC for 25 years as a Director of Photography and Freelance when Film Unit closed. Graham's artistic talents have been invaluable in the restoration work. We are now very proud grandparents and our children/grandchildren have been very much involved in the preparation of the Manor for our guests, trying to get a perspective from all ages.

Why the Owner Chose Ipplepen:
We used to have a small holiday apartment in Bigbury on Sea, so we knew this area, and loved it. Dartmouth, Salcombe, Hopes Cove and Bigbury have been holiday destinations for our family for years. The property came up at Auction and was in a sorry state. We wanted to breathe new life into the property and gives others a chance to enjoy the ambience of this beautiful old building. Don't worry all mod cons in this old property!

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
There is a Magic about the place. It is very large. The barns are enormous. It resembles a French Manor House, and we have just added a beautiful 60 year old Olive Tree to our Courtyard which adds a softer touch to the beautiful solid stonework of the buildings. It is a long journey renovating a property like this and all the money from the holiday bookings are going back into the property, so you are helping a part of old England to be restored by staying here.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Old Dairy Barn

    Old Dairy Barn

  • Large Dining Table, seats 8/10

    Large Dining Table, seats 8/10

  • Lovely sunny corner to meditate.

    Lovely sunny corner to meditate.

  • Large Double bedroom with space for a Z bed or cot.

    Large Double bedroom with space for a Z bed or cot.

  • Pool Table

    Pool Table

  • 2 Good sized single beds, plus room for a cot if required.

    2 Good sized single beds, plus room for a cot if required.

  • River Dart

    River Dart

  • Christmas at Pridhamsleigh

    Christmas at Pridhamsleigh

  • Lovely comfy corner sofa, for TV watching or relaxing.

    Lovely comfy corner sofa, for TV watching or relaxing.

  • Sofas galore for relaxing, even for the smaller guest.

    Sofas galore for relaxing, even for the smaller guest.

  • Loveseat corner

    Loveseat corner

  • Good sized Double room, with space for a cot.
This has a wardrobe and shelving.

    Good sized Double room, with space for a cot. This has a wardrobe and shelving.

  • Two Bridges Dartmoor

    Two Bridges Dartmoor

  • Pridhamsleigh Courtyard

    Pridhamsleigh Courtyard

  • Explore Dartmoor

    Explore Dartmoor

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