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Beckaford View

(Ref. 1127691)

Manaton near Ilsington, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a quiet location with great views and easy access to moorland and coastal areas."

    Would definitely book this one again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2024

  • "A old barn modised to a new barn a very nice set up and a lovely view from a large window while still in bed or walking on the mezzanine floor."

    Wildlife abundant birds 'squirrels rabbits deers and many more !. I would like to go back it's out standing.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "An exquisitely appointed cottage with panoramic views in delightfully tranquil surroundings."

    An oasis of peace. Our hosts were thoughtfully helpful and not intrusive. Thank you for allowing us to share your property. Christopher, Joanna and Bumble

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was excellent in all respects."

    Clean, well thought out & very good considerations given to the little things!. In all a wonderful Christmas holiday.

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2023

  • "A beautifully restored barn with fantastic views over Dartmoor National Park."

    Very high quality and comfortably fitted out, making it a perfect retreat for a couple and dog. Situated up on the moor, makes it a perfect location to visit the National park and very close to Haytor rocks and many other Tors. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Oct 2023

  • "We stayed beginning of Oct 2023."

    Incredibly lucky with the weather we had three beautiful days and the remainder of the week was largely dry. Beckaford View was absolutely beautiful, the owners have done a wonderful job in restoring the place and it was lovely to read it's history. The large picture window frames a simply stunning view across the valley. The directions were spot on and easy to follow (we simply used the postcode which brings you out at the top of the drive) The property was spotless & very comfortable.. A lovely shower room, open plan lower floor & nice mezzanine bedroom that takes in the view when you wake up.. The bed was very comfortable and it was a nice/welcome touch to have some milk & drinks packets ready for arrival.. We travelled from Essex so in our case very welcome... The property is at the entrance to Dartmoor we enjoyed spending time with our dog on the moor. Haytor Rocks well worth a visit as was Hound Tor, said to be the inspiration for Hound Of The Baskervilles. Loads of places to explore in and around South Devon which is itself stunning.. The owners provide a really handy visitors book and it was so useful to see where others had ventured out to & then recommended.. I would suggest it should be one of the first things to do as you settle in. A practical thing for the owners to consider.. 1. A mirror for the bedroom, my wife had to stand & plug her hair dryer in the kitchen whilst using the bathroom mirror, so 1 upstairs would have been perfect.. That 1 practical thing aside we loved our stay and had a wonderful week.. We would definitely stay again & we don't say that often.. Highly recommended..

    Thank You so much for the wonderful review. We have now installed a large mirror on the mezzanine and it looks fab!! Thanks for the idea. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rick5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was fabulous in every way: fresh, clean and newly constructed, beautifully designed and conceived, very tastefully decorated, brilliantly thought out functionally, spectacular enormous viewing window to make the very most of the breathtaking countryside view, truly unique and fabulous bedroom mezzanine floor with same spectacular view from nice comfy bed through very clever and innovative luxury glass safety partition with lovely tactile stainless steel hand rail along the top of it, very comfortable, functional open plan downstairs living room/kitchen with beautifully designed and artistically constructed, roof-high, feature stonework chimney, fireplace, corner feature with very functional and neat log burner."

    This terrific cottage was the perfect base for exploring Devon and Dartmoor and it's pretty villages and towns. Each morning we ran 5k up the road and across Dartmoor and we also walked to and climbed several of these distinctive Dartmoor , igneous rock Tors which are encrusted all through with their very distinctive scattering of little bars of felspar mineral. We also loved spotting the local wildlife and birds especially including buzzards, sparrow hawk, tawny owls jays and ravens which flew casually by the amazing viewing window making the cottage seem like an ingenious bird hide at times! We also enjoyed some fantastic and very good value meals in several nearby village pubs. Also the Bovey Tracey 'Parke' park provided lovely rambling riverside walks and challenging trout dry fly fishing on the River Bovey for beautiful Devon brown trout. Finally, the Bovey Tracey fish and chip shop offered really excellent cod or haddock fish suppers at the end of a day or two!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2023

  • "First class property in a wonderfully peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location"

    Reviewed by M5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really nice property - great views and facilities"

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Beckaford View."

    .a beautiful cottage with a view to die for! A wonderful setting and so peaceful. We will definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Jul 2023

  • "The most perfect perfect stay!"

    I booked this as my first little solo trip away with my dog and it was just perfect. The cottage itself was stunning! I was so so sad leaving this little retreat behind! The scenic window was the making of this property, and any future bookers should note that the sunrise will wake you- and that’s a waking you will want to view! The sunrise rolling up over the moors actually is breath taking, I have a phone full of pictures of it! Lying in bed watching the animals run around the garden was dreamy. I’m a big walker so location for AllTrails was perfect with Haytor and Becky Falls very close. The bed was super comfortable, and the kitchen had everything I needed. Only minor downside was the fact there wasn’t a full length mirror, only the over basin one tucked into the bathroom, and maybe there could be a little bench added for extra seating area in the top part of the garden as the sun lingers there alot longer ☺️ I’ve already looked to re book another time to see the changes of weather and wanting to make use of the fire, Beckaford has probably got to be the most perfect cottage I’ve booked over my years. Thank you ☺️

    Thank you for such a wonderful review. We have now installed a big mirror on the mezzanine level and we love the idea of utilising the top garden for seating in the evening. We certainly will look into getting a bench installed there. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful relaxing week spent at Beckaford View a definite WOW factor The perfect accommodation, so clean and kitchen well equipped Perfect location, so close to nature on the doorstep So many different types of birds and wildlife to be seen right outside the window The views were outstanding Highly recommended!"

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful place and setting, well worth recommending to others."

    Everything available for the perfect holiday. However, a pole to open the skylights would have been useful.

    Thank you, a pole has now been provided. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm Trevor4.7Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful accommodation 5 Star in every respect"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful place."

    So cosy and that window view every single day was incredible. We did not use the eye masks provided as we were happy to be awoken by that glorious sunrise each morning. Bobby the cat was a bonus, his cheeky little visits for cuddles by the fireplace made the stay even better. We could not fault Beckaford View one bit.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7May 2023

  • "I had a wonderful 3 day break in Beckaford View."

    It is probably the nicest holiday home I’ve had the pleasure of staying in. The barn is sympathetically converted and kept lots of the original features. The kitchen is amazing with a great provision / range of equipment- they even have weighing scales (I take my own for dog food and this is the first place to ever provide them). The barn feels really spacious. The bedroom has a gorgeous outlook. It faces east so you have the full sunrise in the morning - I could sleep through but the dogs couldn’t! The only downside was that there wasn’t a secure area I could allow my dogs off lead as it’s situated next to a working farm (lots of signage to request dogs are on lead). Because of this I didn’t feel like I could enjoy the garden area which was a shame.

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0May 2023

  • "A very well converted building with a fantastic view across the valley."

    The owner was very welcoming and the parking is right outside the side door. I would have liked to stay longer but the place is fully booked. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely renovated property in a perfect location to explore Dartmoor."

    Reviewed by Vicky4.7May 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable and peaceful time on our holiday."

    Whilst the blinds are only half way, this actually help made the stay as we woke up seeing the sky (I didn't wear a mask as didn't need to, although they were supplied) and the property is not overlooked. The shower was fantastic and the bed was comfortable. The information supplied by the property owner was really useful.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you so much for a lovely stay at Beckaford View."

    The property and location was fantastic, lots of walking from the doorstep and plenty of pubs in the area. Our two cocker spaniels had a great time too.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Mar 2023

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  • One mezzanine-style double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining/ sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and coffee machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Outside area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs allowed with a charge of £25 per week for the 2nd dog
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: The property is next to the owner’s home
  • Note: There are unfenced ponds nearby, please ensure dogs are supervised
  • Note: This property has been created as a scenic retreat for two adults and is not suitable for babies and small children.

The property

Ilsington 3.4 miles.

Nestled within the stunning surroundings of the Dartmoor National Park in Manaton near Ilsington, discover this beautifully presented one-bedroom cottage, Beckaford View.

Carefully designed to maximise space and light, the property features an open-plan living space with high-reaching windows and stunning views of the countryside, a woodburning stove and pet-friendly living, Beckaford View welcomes two guests, perfect for a couples’ retreat in Devon.

After unloading in the off-road parking spot, cross the threshold into your new abode ready to kick back and relax in front of the roaring woodburner as your other half rustles up a tasty dish in the well-equipped kitchen to be enjoyed at the breakfast bar.

If you prefer to dine alfresco, venture out to a peaceful outdoor area and recline on the garden furniture, soaking in the magnificent view.

When the stars appear overhead, wash away the day in a stylish ground-floor shower room before retreating to the mezzanine-floor double bedroom to catch your rest.

This level features a glass divide offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside so you can awake each day to the Dartmoor scenery.

Kickstart your itinerary at the Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village, the perfect place to explore atmospheric remains and delight in a picnic; be sure to also visit Haytor Rocks Dartmoor which offers spectacular views across Dartmoor and South Devon.

Becky Falls is less than a mile away: offering acres of dog friendly woodland trails, a cafe and of course the spectacular waterfalls.

In Ilsington, you will find both a village shop and a pub, where you can stock up on the essentials or treat your other half to some hearty fare on the days you don’t feel like cooking; alternatively, spend the day in the bustling city of Exeter, boasting a wide array of shopping and eating opportunities, in addition to Exeter Cathedral, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery and The Medieval Exe Bridge.

Well-positioned to uncover the delights of Torquay including Torquay Museum, Torquay Beach and Torquay Golf Course.

Whisk your other half away on a romantic retreat to Beckaford View.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bovey Tracey 4 miles; Newton Abbot 7.2 miles; Torquay 14.2 miles.

Ilsington is a village and civil parish in Devon, England, situated on the eastern edge of Dartmoor. Situated within close proximity to the market town of Newton Abbot and just under 15 miles from the seaside resort of Torquay, you are ideally placed for exploring all this beautiful region has to offer. Discover thatched hamlets and sleepy villages, thriving market towns and many picturesque and historical sites in the Dartmoor National Park. The village offers a shop and local pub for your immediate amenities, while Newton Abbot provides a more extensive range of shops, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and cafés to explore. Delight in the award-winning country house hotel and spa in Ilsington, which serves the traditional Devonshire cream tea, with homemade scones and strawberry jam. A quaint village resting on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

Note: There are unfenced ponds nearby, please ensure dogs are supervised

Note: This property has been created as a scenic retreat for two adults and is not suitable for babies and small children.

Note: The stunning picture windows have blinds fitted which only cover the lower section of the window leaving the Dartmoor scenery available to guests for morning viewing. Eye masks are available for those that prefer complete darkness when sleeping.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas