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Wingstone Farm Cottage

Bovey Tracey, Devon (Ref. 1013690)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wingstone Farm Cottage."

    Everything we needed was available plus some extra arrival goodies kindly supplied by the owner. The cottage has been maintained to a high standard and was extremely comfortable. It is in a great location for exploring Dartmoor by car or foot. We are hoping to go back one day as still lots to see and do.

    Reviewed by RosemaryApr 2022

  • "Super cottage in a beautiful location."

    The owners had thought of our every need and had left us a welcome package which was lovely when we arrived including tea, milk and biscuits. They were very kind and thoughtful and made sure we had everything we needed. We felt right at home and were impressed with the cottage, cleanliness, facilities and everything! Would definately recommend and would come back again.

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2022

  • "Four of us (two adults, 8 year old, 10 year old) visited."

    We are regular visitors to Devon due to family links, so are fairly seasoned in the Dartmoor way of life. There were no nasty surprises to greet us when we arrived. Yes, it's on a farm, but it's safe what with barely any agricultural vehicles on site. There aren't any animals on site, for those who were wondering. The house is upside-down, but that makes for lovely views of Manaton rocks from the lounge and kitchen. The upstairs (living area) is well-insulated, never getting cold. The downstairs is cooler. The kitchen is well-stocked and the hosts left the necessary bits and pieces for our arrival. For the observant prospective customer, there is a Tassimo machine, but there are no pods, so make sure to bring some yourself, if you're that way inclined. The upstairs is very roomy and at no point did we feel on top of eachother. The WiFi coverage, for those who rely on their phones, is very good. 4G and phone coverage is non-existent however, but a landline phone is provided to receive incoming calls. There had been an advert on another site advertising the fact that there was a bath, but there was a shower only. This is a power shower which provides hot water immediately, which is good for a Dartmoor property. There is a little outside area where the bench catches the sun during most of the other day. This is on the outskirts of the hamlet of Manaton. There are numerous fields containing sheep (and lambs!) and cattle. Manaton is around 10-15 minutes away from the small town of Bovey Tracey, which is worth a visit for a leisurely trip to the cafes/bakeries/restaurants and the park by the river. The kooky House Of Marbles is also in Bovey Tracey and is free admission. If you have children, you will undoubtedly come home with a bag of marbles from the well-priced gift shop. Moretonhampstead is further afield where there are two places of note - The Miniature Pony Centre (a family favourite, well worth visiting if you like Horses and Ponies) and Berto's (a truly authentic Italian restaurant, but be sure to book up. It's a gem of a place with reasonably-priced, but lovely Pizzas and Pastas). It ought to be mentioned that Wingstone Farm Cottage is located well into the countryside and as such, one has to navigate the narrow roads typical of Dartmoor. This was not an issue for us, but just consider this if you are particularly precious about your Chelsea tractor having the hedges brushing up against your metallic paperwork. In summary, this really provided a typically Dartmoor, quiet and lovely place for us to wind down from our respective hectic work and school commitments.

    Reviewed by MathewApr 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable stay at this very well appointed cottage, there didn't seem to be anything that the owners hadn't thought of and they had left a small welcome pack which was very well received."

    The local pub, The Kestor Inn serves excellent food and we did several local walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage in quiet area with easy access for local walks."

    It was well equipped and arrangements had been made to make the cottage child friendly by very helpful and thoughtful caretaker. Nice to have a welcome pack of goodies to get us settled in. Great stay

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2021

  • "Lovely quiet cottage with excellent facilities and cleanliness."

    Perfect hosts and much welcomed pack of treats and supplies. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2021

  • "We recently stayed at Wingstone Farm Cottage and it was fantastic."

    Really well equipped, it had everything you could need/want. Tonia was very welcoming and had left us a little welcome pack of bread, tea, milk and chocolates. The cottage itself was lovely. The beds were extremely comfortable. It was definitely a home from home. It is very rural and peaceful, the views are stunning. We would 100% stay here again

    Reviewed by GeorginaJun 2021

  • "We were warmly welcomed by the owner and the property was immaculate, had everything you needs to make your stay comfortable."

    Wonderful views, great and peaceful location with great walks including to Bowerman’s nose and the local pub/restaurant Keston Inn which is very convenient. We will definitely return. E & R

    Reviewed by EricJun 2021

  • "We have had a wonderful time at the cottage."

    The setting is absolutely beautiful and the cottage is great. It has been kitted out with great attention to detail and was absolutely spotless. The hosts were really friendly and helpful and I am sure that we will return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2021

  • "We spent a week in this cottage in April 2021 and it was a fabulous place to stay."

    It is maintained and kitted out to a high standard, and was exceptionally comfortable. Our host was very friendly, and attentive. There was a welcome pack on our arrival with fresh bread, milk, tea, coffee, and biscuits waiting for us, which was greatly appreciated. The rooms were immaculate, and the beds very comfortable. There was plenty of towels and bedding provided and the kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could need. The location of this cottage on the farm was serene; it was in the middle of the countryside, with a wealth of wildlife around, just what you need for a perfect escape. Sunny morning breakfasts outside were very relaxing. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough, and would be very keen to stay here again in the future!

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2021

  • "A little more remote than expected but it did not affect our stay."

    WiFi was hit and miss, believe this was more to do with the location as mobile phone signal was not very good either. Cottage facilities were excellent - home from home. Lots to do and see without having to travel too far.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2020

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage in a stunning location."

    Tonia the owner was so helpful and everything we could of wanted was provided for in the cottage. it was a lovely quiet cottage and the surrounding walks were beautiful especially around this time of year. Thank you so much Tonia for a wonderful stay x

    Reviewed by PaulaOct 2020

  • "Beautiful setting with amazing views from living room and dining room/kitchen."

    So peaceful and with a great choice of walks direct from the property.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2020

  • "Cottage was immaculate, spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished, comfortable and had all the facilities advertised."

    Location is excellent: my friends and I were able to do walks straight from the cottage. Village pub only a short walk from the cottage. An excellent base to explore from and a wonderful base to enjoy staying in when we felt like it. My friends and I would like to return again if the opportunity presents itself.

    Reviewed by KulrajOct 2020

  • "Very pleasant owner who was most helpful when we has a query."

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "Tonia made us feel so welcome and the cottage was very clean and comfortable we enjoyed our stay at Manaton and the people of the village were also very welcoming with nice local pub and market we will return !"

    Thankyou so much 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by TerenceSep 2020

  • "Tonia had covered all bases."

    We came loaded with tea, coffee, all cleaning products but she had provided everything we needed and more. The nice touch of cereals, bread, milk and biscuits was lovely. Thank you Tonia

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2020

  • "The facilities are excellent."

    Ideal location for a peaceful and tranquil holiday.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "Super clean when we arrived."

    Whilst the fridge provided was small, the owner had taken on board previous feedback and was very apologetic They had ordered a new one which arrived during our stay. The barbecue was great and looked new or otherwise was very clean with a nice secluded outdoor space to use. The owners were very nice and accommodating allowing us to walk our dog in an adjacent field they own. The was a new toilet upstairs which was handy. We can suggest putting a small lock on the door as an improvement.. The kitchen was upstairs and quite well equipped with things you would expect. A mixing bowl would be a helpful addition. It was really good to have a welcome pack including milk as there are no shops nearby The lounge was comfortable and well laid out. Due to COVID restrictions we were told there were no dvds or games so we brought our own. There was a great little rechargeable fan which we made use of in the hot weather. Towels and bedding were provided and there was a clothing rack beneath the stairs and pegs in the kitchen to use.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "The overall holiday was excellent."

    The only small criticism is that the fridge space is limited and we had some difficulty keeping cool enough food and dairy products for 6 people in a location that is some distance from the nearest shops.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    It had everything we needed and was furnished to a really high standard. I spoke to the owner before we arrived as the self-catering industry had only just reopened after the lockdown and we were all a bit nervous. When we arrived the cottage was absolutely spotless and had obviously been thoroughly cleaned so we felt perfectly safe. We never met the owners in person but they did drop off a local map and some walks which were really helpful. It was so lovely to get away to wide open spaces after being cooped up for months and the moors were beautiful. Wish we could have stayed longer as a week wasn't enough.

    Reviewed by EwaJul 2020

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Summary

  • Reverse level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • 1 x toilet and basin facility
  • Ground floor; Bathroom with cubicle shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dish washer, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned/gravel garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 0.8 miles Please Note: This property has a £50.00 Good house keeping bond

The property

Bovey Tracey 6.3 miles.

This lovely barn conversion is tucked away in a quiet spot on traditional Dartmoor farm in the peaceful village of Manaton.

A relaxing country base for families, Wingstone Farm Cottage is a delightful getaway for those wishing to explore this fine part of Devon.

Set in a reverse level layout, the three tastefully decorated bedrooms can be found on the ground floor, two of which feature twin beds and the other a double.

Move upstairs to discover the bright and airy sitting room where you can sink in the generous corner sofa and indulge in some good television, or simply gaze out the window and admire the scenic rolling moors in the distance.

Prepare delicious home-cooked meals in the well-equipped kitchen, appointed with a collection of integrated appliances to ensure an effortless culinary experience.

During mealtimes gather round the dining table, or head outside for some alfresco dining in the garden area, a lovely private spot.

Walkers will appreciate the tranquillity of this wonderful spot, with picturesque walks through the woods and over moorland from your doorstep, and the spectacular Dartmoor tors such as Hound Tor and Bowerman’s Nose to visit.

If you don’t feel like cooking, then there’s a pub within walking distance from the cottage.

Five miles away is the small village of Lustleigh, or head further afield and explore the coastal resorts of Teignmouth, Torbay and Torquay, home to several sandy beaches and activities to sample.

Wingstone Farm Cottage is a delightful getaway to an idyllic part of Devon

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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About the location

BOVEY TRACEY

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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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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