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Great Bidlake Manor

Bridestowe, near Lydford, Devon (Ref. 975845)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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    “This beautiful Manor House was everything we hoped for and more, exceptionally clean luxury accommodation which was very well equipped and the heated flooring and fires made it a lovely cosy retreat for a get-together for the whole family.”

    The house has generous accommodation with enough room for people to have their own space if needed, but simultaneously providing informal and formal dining areas for the whole family and likewise with the sitting room. The open fires were the icing on the cake. ...

    The house has generous accommodation with enough room for people to have their own space if needed, but simultaneously providing informal and formal dining areas for the whole family and likewise with the sitting room. The open fires were the icing on the cake. We also loved the separate music room, the TV room on which to view either one's own DVDs or the wide selection provided. There was much else to take advantage of if so inclined, such as the study with a wide range of books, the pool room, darts board, second kitchen with full washing facilities etc. It was an idyllic setting and a really well furnished and thought out large family home that we felt privileged to have been able to experience. In fact, the whole experience made some wonderful family memories and we would love to return in the future.

    - Mr Billin, January 2019

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The property

This stunning manor house is located in lovely countryside a mile from the village of Bridestowe on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.

With amazing history dating from the 13th century, it is a very special and unique, Grade II* listed destination for families and big groups of friends to gather.

From the moment you step into the grand dining hall with its vast fireplace and coat of arms, you will be absorbed into the magical atmosphere of this house with its big rooms and multi-room Sonos system.

A library, sitting room and TV room are all lovely places to sit peacefully, or have fun in the music room complete with instruments.

The breakfast room with wood burning stove off the well equipped kitchen is perfect for less formal dining.

You can arrange for caterers to cook for you if you wish.

Two flights of stairs lead you up to five fantastic en suite bedrooms, all with fine Egyptian cotton linen and fluffy bathrobes provided, and a games room plus handy simple kitchen area.

In fairytale style in the Tower is a sixth en suite bedroom.

The grounds are as lovely as the house, with over 13 acres where you can be lord of the manor and enjoy gardens, woods, ponds and paddocks with wonderful views over the moors.

Play croquet, eat alfresco in the lit barbecue area with chimenea, gaze at the scenery or run free and play games and hide and seek in the open spaces.

There is beautiful moorland to walk and explore beyond the manor, with opportunities to walk and cycle, and with a pub in Bridestowe village and lively towns at Tavistock and Okehampton there are plenty of eateries and shops to browse.

National Trust Lydford Gorge is a stunning place to visit.

Great Bidlake is a fantastic place to make happy memories with friends and family.


Over three levels. Five first floor bedrooms with option of being super king double or twin, all with en suite bathroom or shower room. Top floor super king double or twin bedroom and bathroom with bath, shower, hand shower, WC and basin. Ground floor dining hall with open fire. Sitting room with open fire. Library with open fire. Music room. Breakfast room. Kitchen. Hall. Boot room. First floor games room and little kitchen.


  • Central heating, open fire, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Off road parking for 15 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

Bridestowe, nr Lydford

Nestling among mature woodland on the western slopes of Dartmoor, the historic village of Lydford is a jewel in this area of outstanding scenic beauty. To the north, just half a mile away, the high tors come right down to the village edge, while to the south the River Lyd winds its way through Lydford Forest on its tumbling course northwards.

Region Information

Note: Arrival after 4pm.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500
Note: Please note that a section of the drive at Great Bidlake will be replaced in 2019. Work will take approximately 1 week from Monday 25 Feb. During that time the Manor will remain fully accessible. The work is far enough away from the house that it will not disturb.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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