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The Hayloft

Manaton, Devon (Ref. 975818)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Review(s)

  • “The accommodation was beautiful, with three great double bedrooms, all with en-suites, and a lovely large kitchen lounge area.”

    The location couldn't be bettered, with exceptional views and plenty of walks straight from the door. There's also an excellent pub within walking distance, which was great for food, as well as drinks. ...

    The location couldn't be bettered, with exceptional views and plenty of walks straight from the door. There's also an excellent pub within walking distance, which was great for food, as well as drinks. The Hayloft owners couldn't have been more helpful, checking if everything was OK, offering advice on things to do and places to visit. They are lovely people who have prepared a beautiful place to relax and enjoy a great holiday. I would recommend this property to anyone, especially, if like us, you need three double rooms. A fantastic place to stay.

    - Mr Dingsdale, August 2021

The property

400 yards from the pub in Manaton, in the peaceful hamlet of Water, a beautiful cottage converted from a hayloft above granite stables (horses/sheep occasionally) beyond the owners' ancient farmhouse.

Enclosed courtyard (table/chairs) immediately to the side and, beyond the owners' walled garden, your own enclosed private garden (picnic bench).

You are welcome to wander the 9 acres of gardens, pond (unfenced) and fields (sheep, horses, chickens).

A picturesque ½ mile walk leads through woodland to Lustleigh Cleave and the River Bovey. From parking area, 60 yards of gravel path and 3 steps down to courtyard.

Step up to front door.

Big tiled hall (space for walking gear).

Stairs (top stairgate) up to wonderful open-plan living/dining/kitchen with spectacular views from big roof windows across fields to Black Hill, hand-built kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge, electric cooker) with large table/benches/stools at one end and, at the other, woodburner, TV/DVD/Blu-ray and leather sofas.

Two steps up to hallway and two double bedrooms (limited clothes-hanging space), one with 5' bed and each with smart en suite shower-room (suite).

Beyond the living area, another double bedroom with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower).

Exterior utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, small freezer).

Stabling available, by arrangement.

A beautiful, relaxed place to stay at any time of year with woodland and moorland walks from the door. 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

Entrance Hall


  • Three upstairs double bedrooms, two (one with king size bed) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin and the other with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and basin
  • Upstairs open plan sitting room with wood burning stove and kitchen and dining areas
  • Downstairs hall.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden
  • Up to Three well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement
  • There is a supplementary charge for 2nd & 3rd dog
  • One Stable (5 x 4 meters) can be provided, suitable for max. two horses, £50 per week
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

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

About the location


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.