Great Bidlake Manor

Located in Bridestowe, Devon

This historic Grade II* listed manor house is situated near the Devon town of Bridestowe and can sleep twelve people in six bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Pet Friendly: 2

Description

A stunning 13th century Grade 11* manor house over three levels, located in lovely countryside a mile from the village of Bridestowe on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It is a very special and unique destination for families and big groups of friends to gather. It sleeps 12 in 6 en suite bedrooms plus library, a sitting room, TV room, music room complete with instruments, dining room, breakfast room with wood burning stove off the well equipped main kitchen, smaller second kitchen and a games room. You can arrange for caterers to cook for you if you wish. There are 13 acres with gardens, woods, ponds and paddocks with wonderful views over the moors. Play croquet, eat alfresco in the lit barbecue area with a chimenea. There is beautiful moorland to explore beyond the manor, with opportunities to walk and cycle, and with a pub in Bridestowe village and lively towns at Tavistock and Okehampton, there are plenty of eateries and shops to browse. National Trust Lydford Gorge is a stunning place to visit. Great Bidlake is a fantastic place to spend time with friends and family.

Property Details

This stunning manor house is located in lovely countryside a mile from the village of Bridestowe on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. With amazing history dating from the 13th century, it is a very special and unique, Grade II* listed destination for families and big groups of friends to gather. From the moment you step into the grand dining hall with its vast fireplace and coat of arms, you will be absorbed into the magical atmosphere of this house with its big rooms and multi-room Sonos system. A library, sitting room and TV room are all lovely places to sit peacefully, or have fun in the music room complete with instruments. The breakfast room with wood burning stove off the well equipped kitchen is perfect for less formal dining. You can arrange for caterers to cook for you if you wish. Two flights of stairs lead you up to five fantastic en suite bedrooms, all with fine Egyptian cotton linen and fluffy bathrobes provided, and a games room plus handy simple kitchen area. In fairytale style in the Tower is a sixth en suite bedroom. The grounds are as lovely as the house, with over 13 acres where you can be lord of the manor and enjoy gardens, woods, ponds and paddocks with wonderful views over the moors. Play croquet, eat alfresco in the lit barbecue area with chimenea, gaze at the scenery or run free and play games and hide and seek in the open spaces. There is beautiful moorland to walk and explore beyond the manor, with opportunities to walk and cycle, and with a pub in Bridestowe village and lively towns at Tavistock and Okehampton there are plenty of eateries and shops to browse. National Trust Lydford Gorge is a stunning place to visit. Great Bidlake is a fantastic place to make happy memories with friends and family.

Facilities

  • Central heating, open fire, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 15 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Professional catering available
  • Additional z-bed available, by arrangement
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm

Features

Cot Available
Dishwasher
Games Room
Garden
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Pets Go Free
Real Fire
TV
Washing machine
WiFi

Location

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Area Details

Bridestowe

Nestling among mature woodland on the western slopes of Dartmoor, the historic village of Lydford is a jewel in this area of outstanding scenic beauty. To the north, just half a mile away, the high tors come right down to the village edge, while to the south the River Lyd winds its way through Lydford Forest on its tumbling course northwards.

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