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Bovey Tracey, Devon (Ref. 1002272)



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40 Customer Reviews

  • "“ NIROD is a beautifully positioned and maintained holiday home."

    It is a property that just keeps giving , warm,well equipped,comfortable,restful and envelops you in luxury and has magnificent views from the balconies and windows. The property description is accurate. The owner was attentive,kind but never intrusive. It is thee best self catering accommodation we have stayed in and we truly hope to return next year. We recommend it very highly.” 30/10/21 to 6/11/21

    Thank you for your very generous comments, we look forward to welcoming you back to Nirod in the future. Mike, Roly and Marley Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2021

  • "What a gem of a find."

    5 star host and accommodation. The house is extremely well equipped, as well as spotlessly clean. The views are amazing too. Our family will definitely return. Mike the owner is on hand should you need anything or need answers to questions. Good pubs in the village and plenty of things to do locally.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "An excellent location with beautiful views from every aspect."

    The owner, Mike, was a most courteous and helpful host. The overall standard was the best we have experienced.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Nirod. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Mike, Roly and Marley Property Owner

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2021

  • "Beautiful well equipped property, stunning views, peaceful and quiet."

    Property owner extremely nice. Welcome flowers, milk, cookies and fresh eggs were a nice touch. Cannot fault Nirod as a home from home. NB very steep narrow road driving up to the property, although only a short walk to shops, pubs, takeaways be aware is a very steep walk back up.

    Reviewed by JillSep 2021

  • "It is a lovely holiday home and so very peaceful."

    Mike is a lovely host. The views from the house are amazing.

    Reviewed by SylviaSep 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic Holiday home , couldn’t of wished for better , The house was immaculate and very comfortable."

    We met with the host Mike when we arrived , he was very friendly and give us advice on the best places to see . We would 100% recommend this holiday house it’s set in the most beautiful area with views to die for .

    Reviewed by MarieSep 2021

  • "The house is a real home from home, very comfortable, extremely well appointed, and amazing views."

    It’s an ideal location for a peaceful getaway with coast and countryside within easy reach. Michael is an excellent host who went above and beyond to make our stay a great one. We would have have no hesitation in recommending this property, or returning in the future.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "A brilliant place, Mike is a wonderful man,"

    Reviewed by MiriamJul 2021

  • "Had a most enjoyable break in a well equipped comfortable house."

    the owner could not have been more helpful and was very attentive to anything we requested. Really pleased overall.

    Reviewed by DennisJul 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful self catering house."

    A real home from home. Beautiful location, house and garden. Couldn't have asked for a better holiday home. Michael was a very attentive host, friendly and very helpful. We were sad to leave at the end of our holiday.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2021

  • "Nirod proved to be a wonderful base for a week in Dartmoor."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations with its stunning, wrap-around views over the hills from virtually all the rooms. The house was immaculately clean, and extremely well-equipped, especially the kitchen. Mike, the owner, was a wonderful host, leaving a great welcome pack and bringing us eggs and fresh produce from his allotment. This is a comfortable, very spacious house, an ideal place to relax and from which to explore Dartmoor.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "We first went to Nirod two years ago."

    We loved it. It cost about £600. We booked it up the next year and it was about £800. Because of lockdown, it was cancelled until this visit, at a cost of another £200. I looked in horror to see that Sykes have put the cost up, for the same time next year to £1700, unbelievable. Unfortunately there is no way that I’m going to pay that much for this property. Sykes are exploiting the situation. I will not book through Sykes again

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "The accommodation and setting were first class and an ideal place to relax and prepare for our daughter’s wedding."

    The owner, Mike, went out of his way to ensure we were happy. We couldn’t have wished for anything better as we had such a great time.

    Reviewed by PamMay 2021

  • "Standard of decor and furnishings made for a very comfortable holiday home in stylish surroundings."

    Bike storage in garage much appreciated. Kitchen so well equipped, you are unlikely to be in need of anything. The Aga-type range takes a bit of getting used to, but we mastered it ! Two sets of patio doors onto terrace enabled us to enjoy the magnificent views from inside and outside.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2021

  • "The house was as well looked after as the pictures suggested but the views were better!"

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Nirod."

    The house was spotlessly clean with all the mod cons! The owner, Mike was the perfect host, and even put up Christmas decorations ready for our arrival. We have zero complaints from our stay and can't wait to stay again. We've stayed in many holiday houses over the years and Nirod tops them all.

    Reviewed by ScottDec 2020

  • "A fabulous property with everything needed for a relaxing holiday."

    Extremely clean and very well equipped, especially the kitchen, this house is ideally placed for the south coast and south east Dartmoor. Micheal the owner is very helpful and was keen to make our stay at his lovely property as enjoyable as possible. With stunning views and a peaceful location we wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "We have just returned from a very much needed holiday at Nirod."

    It is an amazing holiday house, extremely clean, tidy, well presented and with absolutely stunning views. The owner lives near by and has a good balance of checking you are ok and giving you space to enjoy your holiday. I would not hesitate to recommend the property to others or indeed return ourselves one day.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "On arrival we were greeted with a mass of unsightly cobwebs covering the doorbell and immediate surrounding area."

    On entering the property it was much the same cobwebs at almost every level, this property clearly had not seen a cleaner for a while. We were visited by the owner and he was shown some of the many cobwebs that were there and he wasn't too pleased that we had found so many. I have taken several photos as evidence. The cobwebs were not an isolated case as we along with the owner discovered more rubbish underneath the electric recliner that had obviously been there for a while. Cupboard doors were also found to be sticky which we found could be removed with the application of hot water and a cloth I even found a pair of metal tweezers wedged under a mirror in one of the bedrooms which were easy to spot so how come your cleaning staff didn't see any of this. Please note I have photos of everything we found wrong and none which were hidden apart from the large amount of dirt in the corner of the lounge to which access was restricted but not impossible to get to. We were denied access to the property until 1700hrs due to the excuse that you gave that your cleaning staff needed the extra time to present the property in a good clean condition this was clearly not the case.

    Thank you for your feedback . We are sorry if the standard of the property did not meet your expectations. As you can see by our previous feedback it is 100% when it comes to cleanliness. We have passed your comments onto the cleaners to ensure they are aware and they have noted this. We hope to welcome you back to the property sometime in the future. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2020

  • "Nirod was as the photos shown if not better."

    All the facilities were as stated. The view overlooking Dartmoor from Nirod was picture perfect. Bovey Tracey was a good base to explore Devon. Michael, the owner, came and met us on arrival and was very pleasant and helpful. Would highly recommend this property and, if back in Devon, would book it again.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "Our second visit to this wonderful property and hopefully it won't be our last."

    Everything was perfect including the lovely owner Mike

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable. Everything you could ever need for a holiday. Nice and peaceful location, but you haven’t got to drive far for beach or if you need a supermarket. Plenty of restaurants and pubs to visit. The only downside to the cleanliness was that the ledge under the radiator in the lounge was very dusty. Also by the sides of the log burner was dusty as well.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2020

  • "An excellent base for exploring Dartmoor."

    A friendly welcome from the owner.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2020

  • "Nirod is an excellent holiday house with amazing views towards Dartmoor."

    It's well maintained and equipped, with some notable features like the sun terrace, well tended garden and comfortable lounge. The location in Bovey Tracy is accessible for visiting the moors, and only 10 mins drive from the A38 to venture on to most locations in the South Devon area.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2020

  • "We absolutely fell in love with "Nirod" and had a great 6 day break, so much so that we hope to return at some stage in the future."

    The property is spacious, with the most outstanding views from the large terrace, and has everything needed to make for a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2020

  • "What an absolutely first class 'cottage'."

    There was nothing we needed that wasn't there, comfortable, warm, beautiful views and the kitchen was exceptionally well equipped.

    Reviewed by JimMar 2020

  • "We highly recommend this brilliant property."

    Situated peacefully in the countryside with wonderful views of Dartmoor and Haytor yet only a short drive into Bovey Tracey. The house is equipped to a very high standard surrounded by lovely gardens. The owner Mike met us on arrival and departure and is on hand to assist if required. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by RosemaryFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage with everything you could ask for provided."

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2020

  • "Our family enjoyed Christmas at Nirod enormously."

    We cooked Christmas lunch very successfully (on the Aga!) and the kitchen was equipped beautifully. The owner Mike was welcoming and ensured we wanted for nothing - the eggs were grand. We relaxed in the very comfortable sitting room in front of the cosy wood burning fire and the week went in a flash. We would recommend Nirod to anyone wishing for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings near the lovely town of Bovey Tracey.

    Reviewed by LynneDec 2019

  • "We stayed in Nirod last summer and just could not think of a better place to have a pre-Christmas holiday with our family."

    Despite the weather, the view across the valley to Hay Tor is unsurpassed. The house has everything and Mike & Marley (the dog) are such lovely and welcoming hosts. This house is an absolute jewel.

    Reviewed by TonyDec 2019

  • "Property is one of the best we have stayed in, very well equipped, Mike and his ..."

    Property is one of the best we have stayed in, very well equipped, Mike and his lovely dog Marley were perfect hosts, looking forward to our return visit next September

    Reviewed by DebbieDec 2019

  • "What a lovely position, the views was fantastic looking towards Dartmoor and hearing the birds in the morning was a joy."

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2019

  • "Nirod is a real home from home, the best holiday house we have ever stayed in."

    The house is spacious, the finish is of a very high standard, the level of equipment is amazing and the views are fantastic. On top of all that, Mike, the owner, was really lovely; he left us treats on arrival, including fresh eggs from his chickens, and kept us supplied for the fortnight. He also helped us out when we had a car problem resulting from an encounter with an inconsiderate driver in one of Devon's very narrow lanes. We rarely go to the same place twice, but we might well go back to Nirod, as I think it will be very hard for any other property to beat it.

    Reviewed by DominicAug 2019

  • "We had the most wonderful time."

    The house was exceptional and Mike, Marley and Meggie made us so welcome. It was incredibly hard to leave and we definitely want to return

    Reviewed by TAug 2019

  • "The owner Mike was most welcoming and asked us if everything was ok on the occasions that we met him."

    The cottage is ideally situated for attractions to suit most peoples tastes be it coastal or inland.

    Reviewed by TonyJul 2019

  • "We all had an amazing holiday at Nirod."

    The cottage was clean, spacious, had great facilities and had absolutely stunning views into Dartmoor. Just want to say thanks to Mike for being a great host and thanks for the eggs, prosecco and many other gifts on arrival. We would highly recommend this beautiful cottage and would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our time at nirod it is so peaceful and quiet just what we needed, and the views of dartmoor from the patio and the sun sets over dartmoor were spectacular."

    There is everything you could need for your stay provided. Mike the owner came and introduced himself on our first day and also came to say goodbye on our last a lovely gesture and was on hand should we need anything. If we are ever in the area again we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Simply stunning.

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2019

  • "We have stayed in some lovely houses through Sykes over the years, but Nirod is by far the best."

    So we booked our next week there straight away ! Firstly that view from the full width balcony. Photos cannot do it justice, looking across the valley above Bovey Tracey with Hay Tor on the skyline becoming to us keen walkers. We all spent a lot of time there, relaxing taking in the view and in the evenings watching the sunset. We were accompanied by elderly parents with limited mobility and a younger brother who has poor mobility following a stroke. So the ground floor bedroom and well equipped bathroom with large shower was key. The spacious house has been designed and equipped to a high standard with many features that took us by surprise. It is very comfortable. Located above the town, it has access to its facilities and the A38 but is also quiet. We had a very friendly welcome from Mike and Marlie (His Jack Russell). Mike is clearly motivated by making sure his guests have a memorable and comfortable stay. He is a lovely host. So we are all looking forward to our next stay and contrasting that view in winter.

    Reviewed by TonyJun 2019

  • "Wonderful home can't wait to return - the owner of the property was very welcoming, friendly and on hand if required, beautiful home with stunning views lovely location."

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2019

  • "Just a wonderful cottage in a good position."

    We have stayed at a lot of cottages over the years, and this is the best cottage we have stayed in. The owner was always at hand, even though we had no problems whatsoever. We can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

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The property

Perched on the edge of the town of Bovey Tracey is this endearing and superbly appointed detached property, Nirod.

This heart-warming property comes within striking distance to the Dartmoor National Park and the rugged coastline of Devon, offering a superb opportunity for a family looking to explore this wonderful location.

It comes with three well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a ground floor double bedroom with bathroom next door, and two first floor double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and both with balconies where you will be able to enjoy your morning coffee whilst soaking up the picturesque surroundings and far reaching views to Haytor on the horizon. During those relaxing evenings in, prepare a delicious home-cooked meal within the amply equipped kitchen, before your loved ones gather around the dining table to plan the days ahead.

After dinner, curl up on the L-shape sofa which rests in front of the roaring woodburning fire, ensuring that the room is filled with warmth during those winter evenings.

If you are looking for an hour away from the rest of the group, venture into the snug room where you can tune into the TV or get lost within a book.

Then, during the warmer months, a large paved terrace offers the opportunity for al fresco dining or a barbeque with a level lawned area below: both great spots to make the most of the peaceful surroundings and superb panoramic views. For a great selection of good food pubs, takeaways and restaurants, as well as a variety of shops for picking up any essentials and treats, the town centre is around half a mile downhill stroll.

A garage is available at the property with space for storing your bicycles, jet skis, canoes etc, with ample parking space outside of the garage on the drive.

For those feeling active, venture to the Wray Valley Trail or to the majestic Dartmoor National Park, where you will find miles of walking and cycling routes amid breath-taking scenery.

Alternatively, head to the larger town of Newton Abbott or to the spectacular city of Exeter, where you will find a superb selection of amenities and attractions.

Nirod is a wonderful base for exploring this fantastic part of the Devonshire countryside and the breath-taking views will leave you with an unforgettable impression.


  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king-size double bedroom with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC and balcony
  • 1 x king-size bedroom with balcony, 1 x ground-floor double bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with freestanding bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning fire
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric Range cooker with double oven, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, TV, selection of games, DVDs and books and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power, starter kit rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Zappie 7 kilowatt car charger incl in rent
  • Enclosed garden with lawn area and patio area with table and chairs and barbeque
  • Sorry no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles

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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.

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