The Gate House

Located in Winkleigh, Devon

The stunning property forms part of a historic Manor dating back to c.1050, nestling in 750 acres of grounds, and provides a perfect base for couples wanting to explore the whole of Devon and beyond.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


Conveniently situated, it is possible to walk into the village of Dolton, and this is steeped in history and boasts a village shop and Post Office, local butcher and a choice of pub. Outdoor enthusiasts will be in their element with both Exmoor and Dartmoor easily reached by car, and the nearby Tarka Trail, a haven for walkers and cyclists. The coast is never far away and the golden sands of Westward Ho! and Saunton are well worth a visit. Other attractions in the area include the historic Cavalier town of Torrington, Dartington Crystal, RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Bideford, and from here you can enjoy day trips to Lundy Island on the MS Oldenburg, Tapeley Park, and numerous National Trust properties.

On entering the delightful property you will firstly find yourself in the useful utility/boot room with stunning original flagstone floor with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer however the majority of the accommodation is located on the first floor. The utility/boot room on the ground floor is the perfect place to leave all of your outdoor clothing before ascending the stairs onto the first floor, this immediately opens into a spacious kitchen/diner with breakfast bar and also a separate table and chairs for more relaxed meals. Even though the kitchen looks fabulously authentic it includes all the modern conveniences such as an electric range oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. From here you will then discover the lounge and this is presented in a lovely light and airy country style and boasts a Smart TV with Freesat, and also a cosy wood burner. On the other side of the property, you will find the king-size bedroom with stunning antique French bed frame, and sitting next to this is the shower room with underfloor heating and WC, period style bathroom furniture and a custom made glass and oak framed shower surround.

Venturing outside, a lovely small lawn area is located at the side of the property and here a bistro table and chairs and BBQ have been provided for guests, further to this it is possible to explore the land. There is ample off-road parking provided in the main car park or one space available in the garage below the cottage.


  • Enjoy exploring the expansive grounds in this semi-rural sanctuary set a short walk from the delightful village of Dolton
  • Beautifully presented, period property forming part of an historic Manor which has been meticulously refurbished to include creature comforts with a sympathetic aesthetic
  • Explore the 750 acres of shared grounds and see the horses, Shetland ponies, donkeys and peacocks
  • Further afield walkers can enjoy exploring both Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor
  • 1 bedroom king size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge
  • Utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Stabling available please enquire at time of booking
  • Electric and biomass central heating included
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Ample off road parking and one garage space below the cottage
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and village shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV with Freesat in the lounge
  • BBQ


Cot Available
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details


Winkleigh is a historic farming village near Exmoor and Dartmoor. The vibrant village has a village store, a butcher's and boasts 3 pubs. Visit Okehampton Castle or Simmons Park in Okehampton or go a little further to RHS Garden Rosemoor. The beach at Westward Ho! is well worth the 30-minute drive, with its sandy beach and family atmosphere, a visit here makes a great day out.

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