A very well equipped and comfortable cottage. We were a party of 7 ranging in age from 4 months to 85 years and the cottage suited us all. Games and videos for the 5 year old, pool toys in the pool, which was really enjoyed by the 5 year old, baby cribs for the baby and a couple of high chairs if we had needed them. Nice outdoor table and chairs although it wasn't warm enough for us to use them but we did put the barbecue to good use.
The beds were comfortable as were the living room sofas. Lovely big dining table in the kitchen area. I don't think we lacked for any kitchen equipment although it took a few attempts to sort out how to work the hob and oven - even with the instruction manual!
Louise responded quickly and fully to all emails and requests - she couldn't have been more helpful.
The road to the cottage is down a very narrow lane, which was a new experience for our American son-in-law! There were sheep and cows in the neighboring fields - it was very peaceful particularly as many of the other cottages were not occupied.
The large parking area is a short walk from the cottage.
I feel very lucky to have stayed in Manaton and would love to return. The property is in a beautiful setting in Dartmoor with easy access to all it has to offer. The house is beautifully decorated, homey and well equipped. The beds were comfortable. The house was immaculate. We were there during lamb season and the fields were full of lambs. The owner was very accommodating and communicative. Of all the properties I have stayed in this is my favorite. It provided a restful refuge.