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

Bedrooms 1
Space 37 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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 from the 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!

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Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018


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.

MICHAEL F PARKES purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why MICHAEL F PARKES chose Manaton

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"

What makes this bungalow unique

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 " The Kestor Inn" nearby and also Ullacombe, a farm shop where you can enjoy meals, buy local produce or just have a relaxing coffee.

There is a new cafe in BoveyTracey -"The 360" dedicated to cyclists but where everyone is welcome. Their breakfasts are recommended.

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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Manaton, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 37 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please condider our neighbours when using the balcony between 10-00pm and 9-00 am.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Small bathroom,, with WC, bath, independent electric shower over the bath, wash basin, large mirror,glass shower screen, electric towel warmer, extractor fan, small cabinet for storage of items.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
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 sitt6ing 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. 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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Comfortable accommodation for one or two people with lovely views of Dartmoor.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Black Hill View..........................peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic location! It was very peaceful with an awesome view of Black Hill from the French windows.

The apartment was fully equipped with everything we needed and more.

It is just walking distance from the beautiful Becky Falls and even closer to some amazing woodland walks.

There was even a pub conveniently down the road if desired. It is a very quiet and tranquil location and all there is to be heard are the chirpings of birds on nearby trees……….brilliant for anyone who just wants to relax and reflect.

The bungalow was pristine clean and owners had kindly provided towels, soap, milk, tea, coffee ,sugar and some lovely Cornish biscuits which we thought was very kind.

Would definitely recommend this location.

W and M.

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.It's good to know that our little place lived up to your expectations. We hope to see you again, Jane and Mike
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Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The property is cosy, comfortable and very well equipped. The owners made us feel very welcome and made sure we had all everything we needed for a pleasant stay.

The Dartmoor area is beautiful and it was a very relaxing and peaceful stay.

We hope to return for a longer stay in the future to explore the area more and would love to stay at Black Hill View again.

  • Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: 29-Jun-2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Kestor Inn
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Newton Abbot
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
M5 Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Various in Bovey Tracey
Nearest Beach
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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Manaton, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2018 - Dec 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes

Changeover Day:
We are happy to accept flexible start dates and 3 day min stays anytime of the year. Please phone or email to discuss needs

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.
Use of sofa bed £30 ( includes bed linen)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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