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.
- Cottage215 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
3 bedroom cottage, with large secluded garden and easy on road parking.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 20, 2018
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 Manaton
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, cathedral city of Exeter and much more.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stunning cottage in a wonderful location!
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!
We had a wonderful week in this delightful property. It is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and probably the most well equipped property we have stayed in. The wine, lemon cake and sunflowers were a lovely welcome touch! The cottage is situated in an idyllic area with numerous walks straight from the front gate and Becky Falls also within walking distance. The cottage is pet friendly with a private and totally enclosed garden which is perfect. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property - you will not be disappointed in the slightest. It is absolutely stunning.
absolutely fantastic week in this dartmoor cottage
We stayed for a week in this wonderful cottage on the edge of Dartmoor. The cottage has charm and character and was lovely and cool in the heat of this summer! Everything we needed in the kitchen, the bedrooms were great with views of moorland. The garden is secluded, we enjoyed a couple of barbecues. Netflix worked too so the kids were happy. Shops not far away in Bovey on a good road. Location is great for seeing rest of Dartmoor. Take the backroads to Hound Tor or Haytor if you like your country lanes narrow! We enjoyed the outdoor swimming pools in Moretonhampstead and Buckfastleigh, the River Dart country park, cycling in Totnes. Also plenty of tor climbing for kids and plenty of choice of walks from the front door - we managed one down into the Bovey valley and over the Old Clam bridge which the kids loved. Would love to return sometime when its colder and use the wood burner. Thanks!
Perfect Cottage for exploring Devon
Freelands cottage was exacltly as described.
It was spotlessly clean.
Thank you Melanie for the welcoming phone call.
The cottage was perfect for the two of us and our dog Lexi.
The village of Manaton is a wonderfull place to spend your holiday,quiet and picturesque with the village pub very welcoming.
Can definitely reccomend the Sunday carvery,make sure to book early.
It also is well situated to exploor Dartmoor and is within a short drive to the coast.
All places within 10 miles are worth visiting,the tea rooms in Lustleigh a must.
I would reccomend this cottage to any one .
clean, quaint, well equiped good location cottage
the owners could not do enough for us before our stay, the cottage was well presented, was in a perfect location for walking, biking and sightseeing. The garden was beautiful, full of bees and birds.
Perfect cosy cottage in perfect location for the Moors
The cottage was spotless and well appointed. The storage heaters kept it cosey and also the woodburner was wonderful. Lots and lots of local walks and adventures straight from the door. We definitely would like to return. Thank you.
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.
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.