Creating family memories for 750 years!
Great Bidlake Manor is an outstanding, Grade II* listed manor house on the edge of the Dartmoor. It has been the ancestral home of the Bidlake family since 1268 and was rebuilt around 1594 in the Elizabethan style.
The manor is surrounded by gardens, woodland, ponds and paddocks with uninterrupted views over rolling Devon countryside. It is a luxury holiday home that combines modern comforts with historic beauty. It sleeps up to 13 in six ensuite bedrooms.
The house has masses of space, and a multi-room music system. An impressive dining hall with huge fireplace (open fire) bearing the family’s ancient coats of arms greets you.
Off this, a library and elegant living room both with grand fireplaces (open fires); a cosy TV/DVD room; a fun music room with baby grand piano, guitars and other instruments; a big breakfast room (woodburner) off the kitchen (two dishwashers, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric range/gas hob, Italian granite worktops); rear hall with boot/cloak room (good selection of outdoor games); ground-floor loo.
Two sets of stairs up to a huge landing called the ‛Solar’ with ancient barrel-vaulted ceiling (quiet sitting area), leading to five gorgeous bedrooms with 6’ zip-linked beds (or twin) and either en suite bathrooms or shower-rooms; a simple games room (pool table, darts, TV, PlayStation 3, beanbags) on this level leads down 3 steep steps to a second modest fitted kitchen (washing machine, tumble drier, microwave, fridge-freezer, oven/separate hob).
A further set of stairs leads up to a sixth large bedroom (6’ bed or twin) in the Tower on the second floor with its bathroom (suite plus hand-shower and separate shower) on the first floor.
All beds have fine Egyptian cotton linen; bathrobes provided.
Additional z-bed available, by arrangement.