Looking across to The Forge, The Cob (not shown) is on the left.
Breakfast in the kitchen/dining-room.
The pretty wildlife pond and views beyond - (take care with toddlers as the pond is unfenced).
The dining-table.
The wood-burner gives a focal point to the sitting-room.
The sitting-room windows look out over the stream.
Pots and pans in the kitchen.
Comfy sofas in the sitting-room.
The lovely bed in Bedroom 1.
Bedroom 1.
Bedroom 2 - one of the beds is only suitable for children being 2'6
The shower-room.
A pretty stream runs down in front of the cottages (take care with toddlers).
The comfortable sitting-room has a cosy wood-burner.
The grounds are full of bright flowers in the summer months.
The pretty stream and small pond outside the cottages (take care with children).
This is a truly magical setting in a pretty valley.
Looking down at the cottages on a misty morning.
The Forge has a tiny patio with a bench outside the front door which is surrounded by Virginia creeper in the spring.
The Forge is in the foreground with The Cob beyond.
The cottages are surrounded by gorgeous countryside.
This is a lovely part of Dartmoor.
Looking across to the barns opposite.
The entrance into Leigh Farm.
The gravelled path and stream in front of the cottages, you cannot get a car along here. There is a designated car park beyond the cottages for several cars.
Welcome to Leigh Farm.
The Forge (single storey) is to the right of The Cob with the farmhouse behind - lived in by the Owners.
These storage barns are opposite the cottages. The door to the shared laundry-room is on the left of the larger building.
The sitting-room and door down to the bedrooms and shower-room.
The Cob is on the left withThe Forge (single storey) next door.
Lovely views beyond the pond (take care with children as it is unfenced).

The Forge


1.8 miles NE of Bovey Tracey / Sleeps 4 + cot

7 Nights from £389 - £895

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Palk Arms (¾ mile)

A proper Devon pub, The Palk Arms is a 16th Century freehouse serving high quality food with gorgeous country views out over the Teign Valley. It's also dog friendly so warm four legs by the fire after a hearty Dartmoor walk.

Nearest beach

Shaldon Beach (7 ¾ miles)

Sailing, swimming, rowing and fishing are all but a few things likely to grab your attention at Shaldon Beach. With a wealth of activity and events throughout the year, this beach provides plenty of entertainment in the prettiest of packages. Parking and eateries are available nearby.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Barnett September 2016

Ness beach

Excellent beach. Not for the unfit as quite a lot of steps involved in getting down/up.
Great for our dog and quiet in September. Cafe by the car park (cheapish parking charges)

Nearest walk

Canonteign Falls (¾ mile)

Canonteign Falls is England’s highest waterfall and you will also find a choice of woodland walks, a picnic area and a cafe here. A great place to visit for all the family and situated within Dartmoor National Park.

Nearest town

Bovey Tracey (2 miles)

A bustling hub of activity, this town has an artsy-craftsy feel. It has all you need in terms of food and basics, and it’s a good bet for treats and presents, too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Townley September 2014


Pretty town, nice independant shops and a fantastic craft centre in the old mill.

Also nearby

Manns Deli (2 ¼ miles)

Yummy deli food that simply won't be found in any supermarket - this is what a good deli is all about. If you can't make it to the shop, their web site is chock full of goodies from deli gifts to afternoon teas - indeed their Devonshire Cream tea is one of the best in the country according to its awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Kay to the Tee November 2013


My delivery was very professional, strong recycled trendy cardboard box with recycled paper 'straw' packing, keeping safe my beautiful fresh scones (eat quickly!), teabags, jam, biscuits - all locally made and scrumptious! But the best were the intriguing Figgy Bombons - mini figs injected full of delectable alcohol-laced chocolate and dunked in chocolate once more. Divine!

Shaldon (7 ¾ miles)

Shaldon is an unspoilt village situated on the mouth of the river Teign between Torquay and Teignmouth. It has a thriving livelyhood based on the estuary. On a clear day, Portland Bill can even be seen despite being 50 miles away. A pretty village with two churches, a boutique, butcher, coffee shop and many conserved areas for all to enjoy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Barnett September 2016

Shaldon village

Lovely walk with our dog along the estuary into Shaldon village with a few shops/cafes. London Inn pub by the bowling green friendly pub with excellent beer and food (Best to book for Sunday lunch). If you don't like the Hi De Hi type holiday with amusements and cheap trinket shops then this is a place to visit

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Richardson January 2014

Very English Shaldon

A little hidden gem this village right on the seafront facing Teignmouth on the estuary, nice stylish shops and narrow streets with a bowling green and several nice pubs with good food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Gilchrist October 2013

Lovely pretty village, with a host of beautiful places to eat and drink. We tried the live music at the Ferryboat Inn, and had a lovely early evening looking out over the harbour from their beer garden. The shops were good quality, though during the off-season (October) I presume they have shorter opening hours (10-4 average) and some appeared closed. Everyone we met was very friendly, and the atmosphere was relaxed and refined.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2012

Fabulous estuary village

Complete with its full range of shops, restaurants/pubs and beachesSo much to see- the village has a great website.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Shaldon village life

Shaldon village hosts a variety of activities throughout the summer. There is a market on the village green in traditional costume every week and the well know water carnival where sand castle competitions and decorated boats abound. The highlight of the year has to be Shaldon Regatta, which takes place around the late summer bank holiday in August where everyone is welcome to enter and regatta boats are available if you don't have your own. Also five-a-side football, beach volleyball, swimming competitions and sandcastle competitions abound. Highly recommended.

Carpenters Arms (4 ¾ miles)

Having recently undergone a big makeover, the Carpenters Arms is ready to welcome guests with warm hospitality and excellent home-cooked food. Bright, clean and cosy, the pub is very popular so booking ahead is advised.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pascoe April 2010

Pretty and traditional 18th Century pub in an unspoilt little village. Popular with locals and visitors alike, good wholesome menu and friendly and attentive staff - plus a lovely log fire!

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre (2 ½ miles)

Bovey historical artefacts and photographs, railway memorabillia and pottery exhibited in the restored old railway station, offering an insight into local hisotry, art and culture.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Alexander October 2013

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre

Well worth a look. A lot of history and very interesting artefacts to see, including a very large model railway.

Tuckers Maltings (6 ¼ miles)

England's only traditional working malthouse that is open to the public.Take a guided tour and see how barley is turned into malt for local breweries using the original Victorian machinery.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

Articles | From around the area