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Comfortable accommodation for one or two people with lovely views of Dartmoor.



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Bungalow in Manaton,Dartmoor. All year cosy retreat in Dartmoor National Park

Modern bungalow, on the edge of Manaton, five miles from Bovey Tracey, which is warm, comfortably furnished, providing all season accommodation for a moorland holiday.

The sitting room overlooks a lawn with hedges and trees. Beyond are spectacular views of Dartmoor.

There are large windows and French doors to a small, south-facing balcony, which catches all the sun , even in winter.

Ideal for two people and, with the closeness of the Kestor Inn, a quiet pub, you don't even have to cook, as meals are served there every day. Favourite walking routes can start from the front door to for example:Becky Falls is a short walk away. The Bowerman's Nose, Hay Tor and Hound Tor accessible fron front door.. Favourite scenic destinations such as, Dartmeet and Poundsgate are a short drive. Further afield, are the sea-side resorts of Teignmouth and Torbay, both within 45 minutes to an hour's drive. There are many interesting towns and villages all with the famous Devon Cream Tea on offer and pretty thatched cottages abound. Bovey Tracey is just over 4 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, banks and cafes.Lots of walks from doorstep to, for example The Bowerman's Nose. Widecombe-in-the Moor, Lustleigh, Bovey Tracey, just a few mile from the bungalow. Sea-side within 18 miles and countless villages with pretty pubs and Devon cottages. Just the place for a cream tea!

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have always loved Devon and Dartmoor in particular,and upon retirement, relocated from the Midlands,to Bovey Tracey,having bought Black Hill View a few years previously. We are knowledgeable about great walks and places to visit and are happy to advise our guests about outings tailored to their tastes.That's why we provide O.S. maps and guide books for their use during their stay.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

A very lovely cottage to stay in. We enjoyed the walks, the villages, and basking on the balcony.

As wildlife lovers, we enjoyed seeing many different species of birds not seen at home;a young nuthatch learning to fly hit the window and was a bit dazed but after a few minutes, ruffled his feathers and flew off.

We hope to come again in the Autumn to see the the autumn colour.
Jun 2016
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1 holidaymaker review


Blackhill View

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this bungalow on the edge of Dartmoor. Just the sort of place to get away from the hustle of modern day city living. The bungalow itself is well equipped. You could easily make it a permanent home. We were well satisfied both with the bungalow and the location. The neighbors are very friendly and helpful. Don't need to get the car out to go for an evening meal. Just walk around to the local pub where you can get a very nice meal, without breaking the bank.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We visited the same property in the 90's, when it was owned by someone else. We found Manaton to be a jewel on Dartmoor and fell in love with the lush landscape, the woodland walks and streams and the proximity to so many lovely places further afield.When we were searching for a holiday home for ourselves years later, we found it was for sale and felt it was meant to be. We have lovingly furnished it for our family and guests. Indeed, many of our guest comments in the visitors' book testify to our success in this.It has been described as "a home from home"

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 22 Miles Nearest Barpub : Kestor Inn at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : Stover at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Newton Abbot at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 Exeter at 22 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Various in Bovey Tracey at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Teignmouth at 18 Miles Car: necessary


Approx 18 miles to Teignmouth, which takes about 45 minutes by car, Dawlish 20, Torquay 15 miles. Plymouth is about 30 minutes by car .


Exeter Airport, 30 minutes by car,Plymouth Car Ferry 30 minutes by car.Train station at Newton Abbot is 30 minutes by car.

Car essential for this location.


Dartmoor National Park, the woodland attraction, Becky Falls, which is just a few yards away, The Miniature Pony Park at Moretonhampstead 20 minutes, Bovey Castle which accepts day guests for meals and sporting activities 15 minutes away by car. Princetown Moorland Centre 30 minutes. Bovey Tracey 20 minutes, Totnes 45 minutes, Ashburton 30 minutes. Dartmouth one hour and Salcombe is a similar distance.

Further Details:

Bovey Tracey is excellent for mini-supermarkets 2, ATMS 3, a home-baked bread shop, a deli, a butcher, plenty of tea shops and cafes. The Devon Guild of Craftsmen is in the town and apart from regular exhibitions, a gift shop and items for sale, also has an excellent cafe in the first floor.

Totnes is an historic town with interesting shops and a castle. Ashburton has many antique shops and a nationally acclaimed cookery school.Plus there are many pretty hamlets and villages with welcoming tea shops and pubs.

Cruises available from Teignmouth round Torbay, down the Dart to Dartmouth, Brixham too can provide interesting sea trips and at Plymouth, you can take a tour round the area including the dockyards.

In summer, many local places have a regatta and many other sea-side events. You can also visit shows and summer fetes in Manaton, Lustleigh and many other villages. Manaton offers cream teas at the Village Hall during the summer holidays.

If you just like to take it easy,there are lots of woodland tracks by pretty streams close to the property, to stroll along on a spring , autumn or summer evening.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
31 Dec 2016 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
20 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
8 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
16 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
17 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

use of sofa bed p.w. £20

Booking Notes:
Please contact by email.
We usually keep the availability chart up to date. We will send a booking form which serves as a contract, which can be returned by email or standard post if need be. We ask for a £50 non-returnable deposit. Balance to be paid 4 weeks before stay,no security deposit for breakages. The form has full details of codes if you wish to pay by bank transfer. UK Cheques only.We give you 7 days to confirm, during which time we reserve the property for you.

Changeover Day:
Arrival usually at 16-00 hours, departure At 10-00 hours. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate late arrival and late departure. Please enquire when booking.
Sorry, we do not accept dogs at the property.No wi-fi or mobile reception,

Notes on prices:
We welcome short breaks of 3 nights or more at any time of the year but the cost will vary depending on the date.
Please phone or email to discuss needs and we'll be happy to help.
Example three nights in:
Low season £150
Other:Please enquire for quote

We accept cheques and bank transfer only.If you wish to book the property, send an email or phone and we will send you a booking form which is also an agreement.All the info you need is on the form to contact us and bank codes etc for payment.Please note £50 deposit is required, non-refundable and the balance is due 4 weeks before your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The bungalow is private and well-maintained,fully double-glazed and insulated,with every comfort we can think of to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing.Our guest book contributors frequently comment upon the comfort of the bungalow, the excellent location and the fabulous view. We do ask you to mention any damage or malfunctions of toasters etc so that we can replace before the next let. We clean the property thoroughly between each let, so no need for you to spend the morning of your departure hoovering etc. All we ask is that you do your washing up and put rubbish in bins. We can recommend the pub nearby and also Ullacombe, a farm shop which provides delicious microwaveable meals.The breakfasts fron 8-30 every day are recommended.

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 37 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Small bathroom, fully tiled, with WC, bath, independent electric shower over the bath, wash basin, large mirror,glass shower screen, razor socket, electric towel warmer, extractor fan, small cabinet for storage of items.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom)plus sofa bed in sitting room. Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with large double bed, which can be split into two singles.Large wardrobe with ample storage baskets.Side cabinets, reading lamps.Electric heater.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • furnished with garden furniture for use on the balcony. Each room has an electric heater and the cost is included in the price. There is also a large electric fire in the sitting area. Children are welcomed. It is a non-smoking property and we regret we can not accommodate dogs. Outside: The south-facing balcony has two chairs and a table, a parasol for sunny days.The lawned garden is communal but little used, so is private and peaceful. The only noise you may hear is birdsong and sometimes the sound of the waterfall at nearby Becky Falls! You can hear an owl at night, watch the buzzards free-wheeling over Black Hill and star-gazing on a clear night is a unique experience for city dwellers. Utility Room: N/A Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included in price. Welcome pack of biscuits,tea bags, coffee,soap ,two toilet rolls,washing powder tablets .Store cupboard items such as oil, vinegar provided.

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