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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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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Busby

    “The most beautiful property in a peaceful location.”

    Very well appointed with everything we could possibly have needed.

    - Mrs Busby, October 2020

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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, there is a second pet charge of £25
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Professional catering available
  • Additional z-bed available, by arrangement
  • Note: Check-in time 6pm

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 6pm.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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