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Forge Place

Bovey Tracey, Devon (Ref. 1061806)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SandraJun 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 ElaineJun 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 JamesApr 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 JanetMar 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 MarkMar 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 EmmaFeb 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 GeoffreyJan 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 StuartOct 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 MichaelSep 2021

  • "A very comfortable centrally placed bungalow."

    Very quiet area. The welcome basket was terrific.

    Reviewed by BrendaSep 2021

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

    Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Everything and the owners were fantastic"

    Reviewed by SusanAug 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 StevenAug 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 TanisJul 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 MichaelaJul 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 MichaelJun 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 StephenJun 2021

  • "The property was beautiful."

    Reviewed by PaulJun 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 JaniceJun 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 KellyMay 2021

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

    But I did not receive it.

    Reviewed by RonMay 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...

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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.

Region Information

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
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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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