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Forge Place

(Ref. 1061806)

Bovey Tracey, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Accommodation set in quiet and central location to many South Devon attractions."

    Beds very comfortable. Felt at home as soon as we arrived. Would of been better with lined curtains in bedrooms especially smaller room, as opposite neighbours security light came on several times in the night. Also needed thicker duvets for this time of year. Only slight hiccup was non receipt of key code for the front door. Contacted owner over phone before arrival and was asked where we had got his number, but was obviously provided by Sykes.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Forge Place so much we've already booked to return."

    Gill and Adam the owners are a lovely friendly couple and made us feel very welcome. The beds were so comfortable as was the lounge corner sofa. We had good weather and were able to sit out in the garden watching the Robins. Widdicombe and Ashburton are well worth a visit , not forgetting Trago Mills which is just a few minutes drive toward Newton Abbott.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at Forge Place and much appreciated the generous welcome pack."

    Getting around is easy and there are plenty of places to visit within easy reach such as Castle Drogo, Buckfast Abbey and of course Trago Mills which is usually the cheapest place to fill up the car with petrol.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Sep 2023

  • "House and Location perfect, nice friendly neighbours ."

    2nd bedroom was a tight squeeze for two adult with little storage for clothing lovely welcome package thank you

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2023

  • "We call it home from home, we love it there, hopefully we can book again for the first week in september next year, everything about the property, the area, is perfect."

    and the owners of the property are lovely and friendly and great to talk to.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Holiday home was a great location, very comfortable and clean, the food parcel was a very nice welcome."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent location and immaculately clean."

    Welcome pack was very generous. Nice shops, cafes and pubs all within walking distance. Would highly recommended the Dolphin. Good mix of customers, great food and staff with a very comfortable feel. Small garden is very private but be warned, if you sit out there later in the afternoon and you’re lucky enough for the sun to be out, it’s very hot. Perfect for couples or with one or two smaller children, a little cramped for more than this. One observation is that the fridge is very small, but not a great issue. Very quiet road and the neighbours we spoke to were very friendly. Have no problem in recommending Forge Place for your holiday.

    Reviewed by Fred4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Forge Place."

    The property was clean, comfortable and well maintained. The garden is sunny and not overlooked. Gill is a kind and considerate host. We’d love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Edna5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property, the owners really have thought of everything, extremely comfortable and the Welcome basket was superb,such a nice touch!"

    5 stars all round!!

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "A really comfortable home from home."

    Had everything we needed, and a great welcome package, the cream scones were delicious. We both loved the bathroom that had everything provided in it. Just round the corner from the village with nice shops and easy walks into the countryside.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "This was a great place to stay!"


    Reviewed by Jennie5.0May 2023

  • "Forge Place is a great holiday home."

    It is comfortable, very well equipped and ultra clean. It was a very easy five minute walk to shops, cafes and pubs and there were many interesting places to visit nearby as well as having access to many walks. We thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2023

  • "An exceptionally welcoming property."

    The bungalow is very well-equipped, clean, and everything is easy to operate, which we really appreciated.. The owner is also nearby and was a most helpful host.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2022

  • "Another relaxing enjoyable stay."

    So peaceful here. Neighbours friendly. Short walk to shops & park. Location good for Trago Stover & Parke est walks. Got to meet the owners who are genuinely kind people & very helpful. They provide a home from home holiday with welcome food items..Toiletries and everything one would need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Oct 2022

  • "The property was easy to find and in a quite cul de sac with a parking space alongside."

    We were left a very extensive welcome package which was most appreciated. All the facilities we could need were provided and the property was clean and tidy. It is a very convenient location for visiting the attractions of the area such as National Trust properties. We have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent stay."

    Lovely welcome with food pack.Property was everything needed for our stay.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2022

  • "Home from home"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "One of the best places we have stayed at, everything was within a 5 minute walk, ..."

    One of the best places we have stayed at, everything was within a 5 minute walk, everything we needed was in the bungalow, it was perfect,the people that own it were lovely and very helpful, we are going to try and book again for next year,

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay it is a lovely bungalow and a lovely village with ..."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay it is a lovely bungalow and a lovely village with all the amenities you could want, would recommend to anybody if you want a nice restful time

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Aug 2022

  • "Perfect place with owners just a few minutes away, very quiet lcation, great facilities, close to town, easy parking, close to interesting walks, magical welcome pack."

    Definately a place we will return to. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Forge Place."

    The property is well maintained and has everything that you need for a comfortable stay. The property is in a good location in Bovey Tracey with the local shops only a few minutes walk away. When we arrived the host Gill, had left a lovely welcome basket. This was greatly appreciated after a long journey. We would definitely recommend staying at Forge place.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "Forge Place was a very comfortable place to stay in, and very conveniently situated, and the owners provided a really substantial and much-appreciated welcome pack of food and drink."

    As a base for a couple or small family it provided all the necessities for a stay in the Dartmoor area. We loved Bovey Tracey as a town, and were delighted to find our stay coincided with a National Garden Scheme Open Gardens weekend, so we got to see some of the lovely local gardens. We also enjoyed the Craft Centre, and the Art Gallery at Bovey Paradiso, and a walk in the Parke Estate, such a great facility on the doorstep. Bovey Tracey was well placed for us to visit Castle Drogo (National Trust place to the north), and to visit friends in North Dartmoor, and to get to National Trust properties Greenway and Coleton Fishacre further south. As regards the house, we might have enjoyed the use of a DVD player and some DVDs and books, but perhaps these were taken away during the Covid pandemic. We were able to buy some books at the town's charity shops, and there was enough on TV channels to keep us occupied of an evening, anyway, but it is always interesting to see what can be found amongst a holiday let's DVDs and books! The town was well provided with food shops, pubs, and cafes. So glad we made the journey (the travelling down was the worst part, took a lot longer than expected). Thanks for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jun 2022

  • "Beautifully kept bungalow, extremely clean and very comfortable."

    The welcome basket was much appreciated. Bovey Tracey is well situated to visit other places in Devon. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2022

  • "Exceptional property, lovely helpful owners who maintain the property to the highest standard, the property is in a very quiet area of town but is within 5 minutes of shops, pub, cafe’s etc."

    Dartmoor is within 1/4 of a mile of the property for the walkers and the famous Trago Mill is just 2 miles away for all the shoppers, lots to do and see in the area with excellent road links to all the major coastal resorts. Gill and Adam could not have been nicer, and the welcome pack was the best we have ever had, it equated to a small shop. The neighbours were very friendly too, all in all, it was great holiday and we got great weather too, not uncommon in South Devon. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Forge Place."

    The property was warm and comfortable, everything you could want was provided, including a substantial welcome pack full of Devon and Cornwall treats. Bovey Tracey is a lovely small town with local walks, and lots to see without needing a car. Dartmoor with its Tors is just on the doorstep and the sea only 10 miles away. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was clean and well equipped and situated within easy walking distance of pretty much everything you could need."

    I would certainly recommend it to anyone considering staying in that area. I was really grateful for the basic food package that was left in the kitchen, although a lot of it went to waste, as we had brought similar items with us..The addition of Netflix premium was also a welcome and unexpected extra that I wasn't expecting.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a wonderful holiday home."

    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will definitely be returning. The welcome hamper on arrival was appreciated by my son as im gluten and dairy free so i couldn't enjoy most of it but lovely idea. Would of been nice to see a herbal teabag not just tea/coffee sachets. The home is private and not overlooked in the garden. I would of liked access to a seat in the garden but understand they must of been packed away for winter. Other good points comfy bed very clean all round. Everything needed is there dishwasher tablets Sanitizer loo roll. Theres use of a hoover and iron. The shower was fabulous a walk in type. Great for people with disabilities like myself. In fact the whole bungalow is accessible. Only difficulty i had was lifting my scoota in and out the raised front step and only negative for me is the duvet insert 13.5 tog is much too thick. I was much too hot at night and had heating off. Perhaps keep a lightweight one in the airing cupboard. Lovely quiet area. Shops are a comfortable walking distance. Lovely walks on the Parke estate. Moors nearby. My next stay will be sure to include a visit to the best tearoom in Lustleigh few miles drive from Bovey who do cater for most dietary requirements. Looking forward to my next break. Big Thankyou to owners for such a lovely stay!

    Thank you very much for your feedback and we are very glad that you had a lovely stay. You were right about the garden furniture being stored for the winter and maybe we need to get it out of storage earlier. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent accomodation, in a lovely place."

    Owners very pleasant and welcoming. No problems what so ever, and would be more than happy to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jan 2022

  • "We were pleasantly surprised to find a food hamper awaiting us, courtesy of the owners."

    We also found a 'Quick start guide' very helpful. Plenty of local walks and well supplied town with provision stores and cafes. Cottage in quiet cul-de-sac, accessible from two directions, only minutes from the town centre.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very generous welcome pack."

    Good information booklet. Quiet location with easy access to town facilities. One of the nicest holiday cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "A very comfortable centrally placed bungalow."

    Very quiet area. The welcome basket was terrific.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2021

  • "Everything and the owners were fantastic"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "We spent an enjoyable week in this lovely cottage."

    It was immaculate and furnished with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The very thoughtful welcome hamper had all the essentials, as well as a few delightful treats. The bathroom had sweet little touches too. Overall it was a fantastic stay, and we couldn’t recommend Forge Place enough!

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely property, lovely location close to anything we needed."

    Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2021

  • "The property was superb for my elderly mother who struggles with stairs."

    The wet room shower was also very convenient. The owners really had thought of everything, the property was well equipped and within easy walking distance of the town centre. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Tanis5.0Jul 2021

  • "Just returned from a week in Forge Place it was the perfect base for exploring Devon."

    The bungalow was exceptionally clean, and had absolutely everything you need. The welcome pack was just wonderful. Thank you for the perfect stay cation!

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything was brilliant Adam & Gill very nice people we left some trousers ..."

    Everything was brilliant Adam & Gill very nice people we left some trousers there and they got in touch with us and said they’d post them on only slight thing we would say is could probably do with a few more free view channels tv was massive beautiful cottage would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location for local shops, pubs, restaurants and walks."

    The cottage itself is extremely well looked after with everything you could possible need. The welcome pack is extremely generous and the little touches like soap, shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom and hairdryer plugged in in the bedroom just make it that little bit more special. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2021

  • "The property was beautiful."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "This should definitely be rated as a 4 tick property and not 3."

    A lovely modern, clean and well maintained bungalow with everything we needed and more. If visiting that area would certainly like to stay at this property again.

    Reviewed by Janice4.4Jun 2021

  • "This is a cute little bungalow in a peaceful location, but within easy walking distance to the park, shops, cafes, takeaways and local pub."

    The accommodation had everything we needed and the well thought out welcome pack on arrival was such a lovely surprise. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0May 2021

  • "I did request that the confirmation of our booking to be posted to us."

    But I did not receive it.

    Reviewed by Ronald4.7May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed patio and lawn garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar
  • Note: Maximum length of stay is 2 weeks. Please Note: This property may not be suitable for people with mobility issues, due to the steps leading into the property

The property

Situated in the centre of Bovey Tracey, on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park, is Forge Place, a charming bungalow, ideally suited to a couple or small family looking to escape to the spectacular Devonshire countryside, while also being in easy reach of the south Devon coast and the vibrant city of Exeter.

Park on the driveway and make your way inside the property to discover a welcoming sitting room, with an inviting corner sofa allowing you to relax and enjoy an evening watching a film on the wall mounted Smart TV, and in good weather, open up the patio doors and take advantage of the lawn and patio garden, complete with dining area and barbecue, ideal for a spot of alfresco dining on a balmy summer's evening.

The kitchen/diner provides additional dining seating, where you can get together and plan out an itinerary for the remainder of your stay, while the kitchen offers a host of appliances to take care of all of your self-catering needs, including a washer/dryer and dishwasher.

Catch up on rest in the double bedroom, complete with ample storage for your belongings and a wall mounted TV, should you want to enjoy your favourite TV shows from the comfort of your bed, while the twin bedroom would be ideal for younger guests.

Both rooms share access to the wet room-style bathroom, designed with mobility in mind.

Discover a selection of shops, cafés and pubs within a short walk of the property, along with Mill Marsh Park, which offers a playground for children plus access to the Mill Marsh Park Path, a pleasant stroll that runs alongside the River Bovey.

Discover the National Trust's Parke, perfect for scenic walks along the river, through the orchard and surrounded by stunning countryside, with birdwatching and orienteering opportunities to be enjoyed by all.

Keen whiskey connoisseurs must pay a visit to Dartmoor Whisky Distillery, taking a guided tour to learn how the single malt beverage is produced, before getting the chance to sample some yourself!

On a warm day, take advantage of Bovey Tracey's outdoor swimming pool, or venture further afield to the south coast and the harbour town of Teignmouth, boasting a Victorian pier, diving centre and pristine sandy beach, should you prefer a day beside the sea.

The market town of Newton Abbot offers excellent shopping facilities and fascinating architecture to admire, while further afield, the cathedral city of Exeter is brimming with museums, shops, bars and restaurants set within a bustling atmosphere.

Be sure to venture into Dartmoor National Park, with a plethora of walking and cycling trails through seemingly endless countryside, encountering the open moorland and wooded valleys of East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve, as well as Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, where the whole family can enjoy an educational day out along with fascinating animal encounters.

Make Forge Place the base for your next unforgettable holiday in Devon.

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About the location


Newton Abbott 6.5 miles; Teigmouth 10 miles; Exeter 15 miles

Nestled in the valley of the River Bovey is this stunning little town known as "The Gateway to the Moor". Bovey Tracey got its name from the meandering river that flows through it, with 'Tracey' representing the family that were the lords of the manor after the Norman Conquest. It has a great history with heavy involvement in the English Civil War which resulted in the name of the town's pub "The Cromwell Arms" which serves real ale and good food. The history of the town can be discovered in the Heritage Centre, with the Dartmoor National Park Authority also nearby. Bovey Tracey offers a selection of shops and cafés along with the stunning Mill Marsh Park and the Dartmoor Whisky Distillery which offers guided tours. The town comes just outside of the Dartmoor National Park which provides seemingly endless walking and cycling paths along with incredible scenery. The market town of Newton Abbot sits nearby, offering a fantastic day out with charming buildings and a good range of amenities. The beautiful city of Exeter is also within driving distance, and if a day at the seaside is what you're after then take a trip to Teignmouth.

Note: Maximum length of stay is 2 weeks.

Please Note: This property may not be suitable for people with mobility issues due to the steps leading into the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas