This historic Grade II* listed manor house is situated near the Devon town of Bridestowe and can sleep twelve people in six bedrooms.
A stunning 13th century Grade 11* manor house over three levels, located in lovely countryside a mile from the village of Bridestowe on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It is a very special and unique destination for families and big groups of friends to gather. It sleeps 12 in 6 en suite bedrooms plus library, a sitting room, TV room, music room complete with instruments, dining room, breakfast room with wood burning stove off the well equipped main kitchen, smaller second kitchen and a games room.
You can arrange for caterers to cook for you if you wish. There are 13 acres with gardens, woods, ponds and paddocks with wonderful views over the moors. Play croquet, eat alfresco in the lit barbecue area with chimenea.
There is beautiful moorland to 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 spend time with friends and family.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Grand living at a very affordable price Eight of us stayed for a week. It took a few hours to navigate the huge house. The rooms are all stunning, all en-suite and each has its own attraction. A great place to dine in once you get used to the cooker. Lots of little snugs for a quiet read. Everything worked. Well placed for all sorts of days out all within an hour. Well worth a repeat visit. Tony F 2019-05-25
Fabulous house for sharing with friends or family I booked Great Bidlake Manor to celebrate a significant birthday. My wife and I were joined by five other couples and the house proved to be a superb venue for relaxing and celebrations. The facilities are second to none - my wife did the catering in the well appointed kitchen and all twelve of us were able to sit comfortably at the beautiful period dining table in the large dining hall. All six bedrooms are wonderfully decorated and furnished with extra king sized beds and on-suite bathrooms. Plenty of fiction and non fiction books in the library together with local maps and guides. There are open fires in the lounge and dining hall which we lit and the underfloor heating keeps the whole house nice and warm. The boys enjoyed the games room with the pool table, dartboard and games console. Outside the extensive grounds are great for a pre-diner stroll and in the summer the large patio area would be great for drinks and eating al-fresco. Okehampton, Tavistock and Launceston are only a few miles away and worth a visit and Exeter is about half an hour away straight down the A30. In conclusion I would thoroughly recommend Great Bidlake Manor to anyone seeking a luxurious break on the edge of Dartmoor Martin D 2019-04-03
A luxury home from home ideal for large groups of families & friends If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and spend some quality time with friends or family, here is a great place to go! This is a lovely large country house that quickly feels like home, whilst at the same time making you feel like you're staying in a luxury hotel. I?m guessing this has been achieved by the owner being a Bidlake, and the house having 750 years of his family history.
My partner and I joined 5 other couples to celebrate a ?big birthday?. The large double bedrooms all have an en suite bathroom - with a fabulous high pressure hot shower helping to wash away the cobwebs from previous nights? celebrations. Our bed was extremely comfortable, and being in the countryside the only noise came from cows lowing and birds singing.
There are lots of rooms to enable your group to either do their own thing or get together - including two well equipped lovely country kitchens, two dining rooms, a games room, a music room, and a great lounge with a lovely open fire (with plenty of logs to keep it going). There are also landings with sofas and chairs and a chess board table.
Outside, there are grounds to wander around, with what were once stables, barns, and a stream. Signs of days gone by include a Mounting Post, that would have been used originally to help the ladies get on their horses. The Magnolias were starting to bloom around the doors, adding some glorious colour.
Given its size and location we were able to enjoy a fabulous dinner party, that the birthday boy's lovely wife put together, followed by plenty of singing and dancing - there is a Sonos system with speakers in several rooms.
You need to bring your own food and drink, and be prepared to all join in on making a success of your weekend, or longer - a week would be great at any time of the year. With 12 of you it makes the cost very reasonable indeed.
Everywhere was beautifully clean, helped by having a large cloakroom to hang coats and leave walking boots. There are lovely wooden floors mainly downstairs, with some light carpets, so we all wore socks & slippers around the house.
There are plenty of places locally to explore. We went to Tavistock for a Saturday afternoon explore around the indoor market, and the excellent Clovelly Inn at Bratton Clovelly for Sunday lunch (also highly recommended).
My only small recommendation would be a more visible sign outside - we managed to drive past when we first arrived: if Little Bidlake Farm is on your right, it's about 200/300 yards after it, on the same side. If LBF is on your left, you've missed it!
Highly recommended. A super house (that needs respecting, of course), which is ideal for groups of friends or family. Oh, and there's a ghost to look out for too ....... JamesW209 2019-03-20
Amazing house to stay. We have just returned from staying in this amazing house Beautifull clean and espescially well equipped. Our comfort was paramaount. There is plenty to do both in the house and within a short distance, Thee were 11 adults, 2 children and 3 dogs yet we never felt at all on top of each other.The owners and caretaking staff have thouht of everything. HAPPYHEV999 2018-12-15
Parking Space Telephone Linen provided Towels provided Dishwasher Cooker Fridge Washing Machine Television High Chair Cot WiFi
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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 Sorry no smoking Professional catering available Additional z-bed available, by arrangement Note: Check-in time 6pm
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