Mr Heriz-Smith September 2021
We have been visiting Dartmoor and The Hams for a couple of decades from several cottages. This is at the top of the tree for access/location, peaceful setting, friendly owners. The stone barn conversion was undertaken to the highest level of finish. We especially enjoy the peaceful setting and clean air. We are never at a loss for things to do or places to visit - Tavistock, Dartmouth, Brixham provide good days out. There are many excellent places to visit nearby if you want a rest from walking or want to avoid getting soaked.
Mrs Heath August 2021
The Bothy is a lovely, well appointed cottage; the location is excellent for exploring Dartmoor.
Mrs Brown July 2021
The Bothy is a perfect place from which to explore Dartmoor. Endless beautiful walks from the doorstep up tors and through woods. Our children loved paddling in the nearby stream and having a friendly pub on the doorstep was a real bonus too.
Mrs Page July 2021
Excellent cottage, comfy bed ,well equipped kitchen , great location for hiking from door and excellent hosts.
Mrs Beech April 2021
Fabulous location, perfect for walking .
Mr Heriz-Smith September 2020
The Bothy is well maintained and positioned well to open up Dartmoor and places further south via Newton Abbott (Dartmouth is best approached that way and use one of the car ferries rather than the circuitous drive skirting Totnes; Brixam is worth investing some time in.
Mrs Francis August 2020
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Great walks nearby and easy access to the moor. We really enjoyed our stay at The Bothy and found lots to do in the area with our two children. Would love to visit again!
Mrs Beech July 2020
Excellent location for walks from the village on to the moor.
Mr Heriz-Smith September 2019
The Bothy sits back from the main built up area of Manaton. It is peaceful and well appointed to give a positive base from which to enjoy the nearby locations - both the natural world and the interesting towns and villages around Dartmoor and further afield (Parke, Totnes, Dartmouth, Brixham, Tavistock, Exeter) - take your pick. Of course, you could simply park your car here and walk into the wild of Dartmoor each day if that appeals.
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Mr Roper August 2019
The Bothy is an idilic place to relax, enjoy and explore all that Dartmoor offers. The Bothy is clean and practical if it rains the layout is suitable for towelling off a wet dog and placing wet clothes in the washing machine. The garden across the small road is lovely to spend time in as is the small courtyard garden. The bedrooms are comfortable with added bonus having an en-suite attached to both. The kitchen and lounge area is also cosy and comfortable. We weren’t blessed with good weather but managed to enjoy trips out dodging the rain...when we did stay in the surroundings of the Bothy made it bearable. We would like to thank Tim & Sarah for sharing this stunning place and for being near when needed but not overally attentive ... so it felt like home from home. This is our second stay and we will be returning next year! Trudy Surman-Roper & Nigel Roper
Mrs Giudice August 2019
A beautiful, comfortable and well equipped cottage in a very peaceful location. Great base to explore the Dartmoor and South Devon.
Mr Barritt April 2019
This property is exactly as described and was a ideal place for us to stay to see Dartmoor. The owners were very helpful and everything met our expectations. We had our two Collie dogs with us and it was perfect for them as they could sleep in their beds in the entrance corridor without having to go into the main cottage. We could walk them very easily in the small paddock and woods literally about 4 yards from the entrance with a beautiful stream running through. There are, of course, many places to walk both us and the dogs all over Dartmoor! The cottage is warm and snug with a woodburner for the colder days (it was early April when we visited) and is extremely well fitted out throughout. The Kestor Inn is about a 3-4 minute walk and does a very good carvery on Sunday lunchtime plus good pub food at other times just check opening times in the off peak season. All in all we had an excellent break there and please pass our thanks to Tim and Sarah.
Mike & Wendy Barritt.
Mrs. Hammond March 2019
Wonderful area to stay with many walks from the door. No need to use the car. Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need. Highly recommended
Mrs Parker March 2019
Lovely cottage in an excellent location - especially for walking! Great to be on the moors within a few minutes drive.
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