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The Bothy

Manaton, near Lustleigh, Devon (Ref. 975812)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “A fabulous, warm, comfortable, spacious, very well-equipped, dog-friendly, beautifully converted barn in a delightful area. Possibly the best self-catering property we've ever stayed in!”

    Mr Barr, Ulverston, November 2018

    • “Owners very friendly and welcoming. Have used this cottage on 4 previous holidays and hope to go again twice next year”

    Mrs Burroughs, READING, October 2018

    • “This is our second year in The Bothy, so we were delighted to find the cottage continue in excellent condition with very friendly owners. We stayed three weeks, so the comfort of the cottage was important. The location of the cottage is very peaceful and gives excellent access to the surrounding countryside, towns and villages. We have also enjoyed the high ethics, local knowledge and approachability of Helpful Holidays over the years. So, we hope that the new owners of the brand "Helpful Holidays" retain the local team to benefit from the confidence given to customers based on local knowledge and friendliness. We look forward to returning to this excellent cottage - whatever the changes in HH.”

    Mr Heriz-Smith, SITTINGBOURNE, September 2018

    • “First class and faultless accommodation.”

    Mr Pagan, DUNMOW, August 2018

    • “Excellent as usual”

    Mrs Walker, KINGSBRIDGE, August 2018

    • “The cottage was in a lovely place, with everything we needed. The owners were very friendly and helpful.”

    Mrs Allison, Brough, August 2018

    • “Very friendly and helpful owners.”

    Mr Green, NORTHAMPTON, June 2018

    • “The Bothy is a very comfortable cottage, well equipped, tastefully furnished, well maintained and excellent value for money. Even the small garden and courtyard were clearly cared for, which made the cottage feel more homely. The owners were very hospitable and all the information in the cottage booklet was thoughtful and appropriate. The location was very attractive and peaceful and ideal for exploring Dartmoor and South Devon. We were delighted with our holiday experience and look forward to booking The Bothy again.”

    Dr Davies, CONGLETON, June 2018

    • “This is our second trip to this cottage and it didn't disappoint. Great house, fab location, lots to do for all ages.”

    Mrs Williams, Maidenhead, May 2018

    • “We have been several times to same location and property.”

    Mr Burroughs, Sherborne, April 2018

    • “This property is a regular destination and we are back in a few weeks. Really love the Bothy.”

    Mr Dahl, MARLBOROUGH, April 2018

    • “The Bothy was a beautiful holiday cottage in a great location. The Cottage was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and tastefully decorated, offering everything you need for a restful holiday.”

    Mrs Read, Brighton, March 2018

    • “The Bothy is so comfortable and well equipped we could easily imagine staying much longer than one week, if only we had the time. We were lucky to arrive in Manaton the day before the snow came. By our second day there was at least six inches on the ground, yet the Bothy was lovely and warm and cosy. There are so many picturesque walks from the doorstep we had no need to venture out in the car. A perfect place for a relaxing holiday.”

    Mrs Jonsson, March 2018

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The Property

300 yards from the good food pub in Manaton, on a hedgerow-sheltered lane leading to the moors, a detached cottage beautifully converted from an old barn. It has the benefit of modern insulation/underfloor heating with the charm of ancient stonework. To one side, cobbled courtyard (table/chairs) and opposite, over a little lane, steps up to big, gently sloping garden (picnic table/chairs) with space for ball games or quiet reflection. Fourteen acres of woods and fields to explore (following the country code, dogs not permitted where livestock grazes); Hayne Brook runs beside the paddocks, perfect for Pooh sticks; the owners are pleased to introduce children to their friendly farm animals.
Six steps up to front door to hall with coats-cupboard; utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, loo). Spacious open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, fridge, electric cooker, hand-crafted cupboards, granite worktops) with slate/oak floor, woodburner, TV/DVD, big feather sofa and glazed door to courtyard. Open tread stairs up to two bedrooms - a double (5' bed) with balustrade and en suite shower-room (suite), and another double (5' zip-linked bed or 2'6" twins) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). DIY stabling, by arrangement (extra). A quality cottage within walking distance of the open moor; fine walks from the doorstep.

Manaton: pretty little village (pub with small shop, tennis court, playground, church) in a beautiful part of Dartmoor, and close to spectacular rock tors (Hound Tor, Bowerman’s Nose) and lovely tree-filled valleys (Lustleigh Cleave). Golf driving range, 5 miles. Nearest shop, 5 miles. Riding stables not far; Chagford, 6; the sea (Teignmouth/Torbay), 15.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen / Dining Area Lounge Lobby Utility Cloakroom


Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double (can convert to 2'6" twin) with en suite bathroom with bath, hand-shower, WC, basin. Ground floor open plan sitting room with kitchen and dining area. Utility room. Hall.


  • Central heating and underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request, Off road parking for two cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • Note: Dogs are not permitted where livestock grazes, or on flower boundaries
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

Manaton Lustleigh is a picture postcard village set on the deep wooded slopes of eastern Dartmoor and within Dartmoor National Park. With a pretty church, village shop and excellent pub along with lots of thatch cottages you can see why Lustleigh made it to the Telegraph's top villages.

  • Note: Dogs are not permitted where livestock grazes, or on flower boundaries.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.