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Water Barn

Manaton, near Lustleigh, Devon (Ref. 975730)



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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 Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Second visit."

    Hope we can come again. The owner Ann is lovely, very welcoming and helpful. The location of the cottage is perfect, on the edge of the woods of Lustleigh Cleave, with the open moors in the other direction, and a pub with good food almost next door. What more could you ask? Andrew and Felicity

    Mr HarveyDec 2021

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in great location with lots of walks within a few yards of property."

    Nice pub within. a few minutes walk. Owner friendly and helpful

    Mr RobertsDec 2021

  • "The Water Barn provided everything for an enjoyable and relaxing stay."

    From a store of wood, kitchen equipment, ( including knives that work) to a supply of maps and information nothing was lacking. Being able to walk into the woods and onto the moor from the barn was a delight. We had fabulous autumnal weather so the colours were stunning. A quick amble to the friendly local for a drink,, a longer trek to Lustleigh and farm shops at Ullacombe provided culinary delights.

    Mrs SleighNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at Water Barn."

    Ann was completely unobtrusive and left us to ourselves. The barn was clean and exceptionally well equipped. There are wonderful walks straight from the door and pub is only a few metres from the door. You could actually spend the whole week without using the car but great places such as Bovey Tracey, Widdecombe, Haytor, Hound Tor and Lustleigh are all within very easy reach (20 mins at most). My one minor gripe is that it would have been better if the beautiful garden had been completely separate from the owners as we worried about our dog trespassing into their area. All in all, a beautiful barn and a fabulous area that I would recommend to anyone.

    Mrs HoweNov 2021

  • "Beautiful and cosy stay in a lovely cottage."

    Had everything we needed. Good kitchen facilities, lovely bedding and good info leaflets and walks. Lovely and clean when we arrived. Windows are amazing as you can’t hear the water at all! We would love to return one day. For other visitors: we’d recommend the cleave inn, ullacombe farm shop and the butchers there, canonteign and Becky waterfalls, cheese shed/butchers/bakery and greengrocers in bovey. Kestor good for a local drink.

    Mrs CooperOct 2021

  • "Stunning property in a beautiful location."

    The walk were stunning. The Keaton Inn pub a few minutes walk away was outstanding. Highly recommended.

    Mrs MackayOct 2021

  • "The location of the Water Barn is perfect for walks and visits to Dartmoor National Park."

    The accommodation is quirky and comfortable. The setting is beautiful and peaceful, as quiet as lockdown but anxiety free.

    Ms PercivalSep 2021

  • "We have been hiring holiday cottages for over 30 years and this barn is the best one we have ever stayed in."

    Beautiful location,everything we needed and so much more. Excellent dog friendly pub just a 5 min walk down a country lane. Now that we are home, we miss the pretty garden and the sound of the water wheel. The icing on the cake - a delightful owner. Thanks so much Ann , we hope to see you again.

    Mrs GrinnellJul 2021

  • "Been here a few times,fantastic location an lovely cottage"

    Mr RogersJun 2021

  • "The barn was exceptional every thing there that we needed beautiful grounds barn itself cuffy & clean with a lovely owner to ."

    Mr CinicolaMay 2021

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The property

This lovely, roomy Devon cottage sits in a quiet lane in a hamlet of old cottages, farmhouses and trees on the edge of the pretty little Dartmoor village of Manaton with its traditional village green, church and playground, next door to the owners' former mill house where you can still see the water wheel.

The cottage has been carefully converted from an ancient stone barn and is now beautifully lit, heated and made comfortable, with a wonderful upstairs open-plan space made light and airy by picture windows at either end.

You can relax in the comfy seating area and prepare delicious meals in the big well-stocked kitchen area to enjoy in the dining space.

Down the stairs are the two attractive bedrooms sharing a family bathroom.

The natural garden matches the beauty of the rural surroundings, with its granite boulders, oak trees, lawn, flowers and barbecue.

For walkers and guests who appreciate tranquillity, this is a wonderful spot, with picturesque walks through woods and over moorland from your doorstep, and spectacular Dartmoor tors like Hound Tor and Bowerman’s Nose to visit.

If you don't feel like cooking, there’s a pub just 400 yards from Water Barn.

For more adventure, try the local riding stables and golf driving range, or venture to the sea and beaches at Teignmouth and Torbay, about 15 miles away.


1st FloorGround Floor

Bathroom Double Bedroom Twin Bedroom


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, WC and basin
  • Upstairs open-plan living/dining/kitchen with wood burning stove
  • Downstairs hall.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

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

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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.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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