Manor House

Devon, Britain
Self-catering


Ancient and remote with glorious views, a comfortable house that sleeps 14 – and toddlers too. Visit the beaches, hike from the door…

Bedroom

7 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 14

The
Experience

The site is mentioned in the Domesday Book, the house is 400 years old, and wonderful views unfurl across Dartmoor. It’s the sort of place where you long to pull on your boots or jump on a horse and head for the horizon. What’s more, Widecombe, home to the Rugglestone Inn, is a ten-minute walk downhill – a babbling brook, beer from the cask and chips to die for. Back at the house: seven bedrooms, two storeys and an attic, linked by a medieval stone stair. Note the wonderful granite flags as you enter the hall, and, through the window ahead, your first glimpse of the moor. In two sitting rooms cosy with wood-burners – and a third for children – are oatmeal walls and comfy sofas. There’s a kitchen for cooks (an Aga and a separate hob), a lovely long oak table that seats 14, and a sun room with views you’ll never want to leave. Outside: lawns for children to tumble on, paddocks all around, and a table and chairs for the setting sun. After a day fixing tees to greens (golf is close) or building castles in the sand, how gratifying to come home to fresh flowers, crisp linen and fluffy white towels.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Sleeps up to 4 toddlers or young children. Minimum stay: 4 nights weekdays & weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £236
Weekly price
from £1650
Surcharges
4-night stay from £1,350. Logs £60 per week.
1 House for 14
From £2367 bedrooms

Reviews

Blackslade Manor is a very large house located near the top of a hill & looking down on a beautiful valley & the fabulous village of Widecombe on the Moor. The house is very large, we had 11 adults & 3 younger children in our party & there was more than enough inside space & lots of outside space for us to enjoy & not feel "on top of each other". The house is not luxury but it is well appointed with good facilities & nice furniture, it's very comfortable & homely so we all relaxed immediately on arrival. The garden terrace overlooking Widecombe was a very popular place, it ticked all our boxes

Andy, Lowestoft

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Colin Pharaoh

  • The famous Rugglestone Inn is just a 10 minute walk down hill to the village of Widecombe. They serve great food, great beer and all with a friendly smile. It's best to book a table and don't forget to mention where you heard about them.
  • The thriving small town of Ashburton is only a 10 minute drive away. It has some excellent specialist shops, tea rooms and plenty of antique shops. It makes a great day out.
  • If you're into outdoor adventure, then why not try the River Dart Country Park. Many outdoor activities including kayaking, zorbing, high ropes course, assault course and much more. Great for children, teenagers and adults.
  • If you want larger shops and supermarkets, then visit Newton Abbot, about 20 minutes drive away.
  • If you're into big mega-market style shops then you must visit Trago Mills. They sell virtually everything and there's also a children's fun park. They have some amazing prices and even their own petrol station, which is the cheapest for miles around.
  • The walking around Dartmoor is fantastic and you can walk straight out of our garden and onto the moor. However you should visit the biggest Tor for miles around, Haytor, there's also a visitor centre which is worth a look.