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Water Barn

Manaton, near Lustleigh, Devon (Ref. 975730)

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Heaven”
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    • “We stayed for a week beginning of may ! Beautiful converted barn spacious enclosed garden for our dog to roam ..the smell of a homemade cake on arrival was very welcoming , also woods right on the doorstep and pub just 5 mins walk away can't wait to go back ! Also full sky tv movies sports etc which was added bonus ..this place really does have it all”

    Wiggy65, Penzance, United Kingdom, June 2018

    • “A perfect spot!”
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    • “This barn has been renovated to a great standard and is extremely comfortable; the owners have thought of everything you might possibly need! The location is amazing and you could stay a week here without going out in your car - we didn't touch ours till day 5! Walks from the cottage are endless and, since most of them are through the woods, very peaceful. The garden is absolutely beautiful and the sound of the water from the wheel is hypnotic and soothing; we left the windows open all the time just to hear it! The owner is friendly and helpful and the village itself has a great pub and a pretty church. All in all, this was the best week we've had in a long time and I'm only sorry to be leaving such a good review as I know that it'll mean the cottage will probably be booked when we want to return...”


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    • “Met rather than exceeded because we have been there before! It was, as previously, very comfortable and very well equipped. Some very nice touches including a lovely lemon drizzle cake!”

    Dr Waters, Lydbury North, December 2018

    • “We had a lovely stay at Water Barn. It provided everything we needed for a warm,comfortable and relaxing holiday. The kitchen is very well equipped,the bed extremely comfortable and the shower is excellent. We enjoyed wonderful walks from the door and further afield, especially Lustleigh Cleave. We thoroughly recommend Water Barn and hope to return in the future.”

    Mrs Allen, WIRKSWORTH, October 2018

    • “The cottage was fabulous, everything you needed plus a magnificent garden. We couldn't keep our dogs on our side but the owners said they did not mind. The walks from the cottage are superb. Not stayed on Dartmoor before and we were not disappointed. The whole holiday was magnificent”

    Mrs Hardwick, Whitby, October 2018

    • “Lovely cottage and surroundings. Friendly and helpful owner. Only drawbacks: A bit chilly downstairs despite heating due to position of bedrooms on the ground floor. Mostly very clean but bathroom floor / skirting boards / beams need attention.”

    Mrs Anderson, LONDON, September 2018

    • “Cottage was beautiful and is booked for absolute peace and tranquillity, unfortunately ruins by the owner arranging for a strange work then to be in my garden for a two solid days with a blowtorch and power drill repairing have water mail arrived when myself and my friend were in our pyjamas and was therefore two solid days absolutely ruined our holiday and we came home early Sykes sort it out the complaint satisfactorily but unfortunately this only needs to realise when her cottages rented she should not have access and disturb pwoplw And certainly should not be so disrespectful as to do everything without even asking if it’s okay”

    Mrs Killick, Eastleigh, August 2018

    • “Water Barn is in a lovely location with great woodland walks right from the door. Thoroughly recommended.”

    Mr Kyte, CHELTENHAM, August 2018

    • “Excellent location for walking and exploring Devon. Extremely well equipped we didn't need half of what we brought Local pub (Kestor) easy 5 minute walk Would highly reccomend this cottage”

    Mr Rostron, Harrogate, July 2018

    • “Enjoyed our stay here, very comfortable and relaxing. Great location for both Dartmoor and the coast. Excellent walks starting next to Barn garden make it ideal for dog walking before breakfast!”

    Mr Platt, STOKE-ON-TRENT, June 2018

    • “The location is fantastic as you can walk for days from the cottage without having to get in the car. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you might need and the hosts are lovely too. The garden is stunning and you'll struggle to leave it on a sunny day! Overall, a stunning place!”

    Mrs Adams, HELSTON, May 2018

    • “Completely satisfied - Top marks in all departments.”

    Mr Lewry, LANCING, May 2018

    • “It is a lovely property set just into Dartmoor with beautiful views whichever way you go from Manaton. Water Barn is always clean,is well appointed and comfortable and the owners are friendly and helpful.Very highly recommended.”

    Mr Burrows, MELTON CONSTABLE, April 2018

    • “Water Barn has a lovely atmosphere of comfort and aids a sense of togetherness. It is very well equipped.”

    Mrs Hart, NORTHWICH, March 2018

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The Property

On the edge of Manaton, an exceptional conversion of an ancient granite barn into a spacious cottage in a beautiful place. Peaceful, sheltered, it is on a lane in a hamlet of old cottages, farmhouses and trees, 400 yards from Manaton’s pub and about ½ mile walk through woods from Lustleigh Cleave and the River Bovey. Next door to the owners’ former mill (water wheel), it has its own charming natural garden (lawn, boulders, oak trees, daffodils, garden furniture, barbecue). Woodland/moorland walks from the cottage.Inside, excellent decor, lighting, furnishings: comfort and warmth; immense trouble taken. Upstairs, all open-plan - picture windows at each end - divided into living (woodburner, TV/Sky/DVD) and dining area and large, well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, larder fridge, freezer, electric cooker) with granite worktops and pine floor. Stairs (stairgates) down via half-landing (half-glazed door to garden) to hall, front door and two very pretty bedrooms - a king size double, and a twin; bathroom (suite, shower over bath). A tranquil escape.

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

Bathroom Double Bedroom Twin Bedroom


Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, WC and basin. Upstairs open-plan living/dining/kitchen with wood burning stove. Downstairs hall.


  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property
  • 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.