Please note there is a 3 night minimum stay at Chinkwell Tor
An avid traveller and clinical writer who works from home. I love to walk (hence the barn in Dartmoor) and also enjoy horse riding. I am a keen reader and member of a book club, and also enjoy cooking and eating out. Favourite holiday destinations include Thailand and Malaysia, as well as France, Italy and Greece. Chosen in a large part due to the food there! I have done a lot of backpacking but nowadays I like to travel in more comfort and I aim to provide that at Chinkwell Tor.
Rebekah purchased this Barn in 2018
Why Rebekah chose Manaton
My husband fell in love with Chinkwell Tor when he came to view it and despite it taking us almost a year to purchase we were determined to make this beautiful place our holiday home.
What makes this Barn unique
The ability to walk onto Dartmoor National park from the property itself is wonderful, and the fresh air and peaceful atmosphere ensures that you always feel refreshed after a stay. We also love the fact that we can walk to nearby WIdecombe in the Moor where our favourite tea room and one of our favourite pubs are located.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Dogs welcome, but not on the furniture.
Guests may stay at the property for a minimum of 3 nights.
Changeover days are Monday and Friday during peak season
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Total luxury and great surroundings
Would highly recommend this facility to anyone. Everything could not have been better. We visited from Canada to follow family heritages which we did and it was always great to return to your facility to relax. We always looked forward to it.
The landscape of the area was second to none.
Chinkwell Tor is a holiday cottage, sited on a farm, located a couple of miles off the main road past HayTor. We used it as a base for walking days around Dartmoor, and for this it was perfect. Its a modernised barn style cottage which sleeps 6, is spacious, and a little quirky with lots of beams for the unwary head !!. My head was particularly unwary. At night its dark and silent, just what we were looking for, and on one clear night we saw the milky way, a few meteors and several satellites wiz overhead. Wonderful. The cottage is warm and well equipped, but due to its location the satellite internet had a little latency, but hey, you don't stay at these places to sit on your phone all night do you ??.
The ARGA style cooker takes a little getting used to, but we managed and being in the centre of the moor made access to various walks pretty easy.
We loved it and hopefully will be returning soon for some winter walking.
Michael & Sam
Fabolous hide away, would defintley book again!!
There were 5 adults and 2 large Labradors in our party, the barn was massive so plenty of room for all of us. It also had everything you could think of in the way of facilities, I've never used an Arga before but we soon got the hang of it. The barn was spotless and really comfy beds, 3 very good sized bedrooms and 2 nice bathrooms. We would have found it slightly more comfortable with another 2 seater sofa but it didn't spoil our stay, the only down side for us was we couldn't let the dogs run off their leads due to new born foals in the fields next to the barn so a little fenced off area where the picnic table is would have been great particularly when they wake up early in the morning... having said that the foals and horses were beautiful and a real treat for city dwellers to see.
The location couldn't have been better as it's so far off the road making it really peaceful, the scenery was stunning and we had some amazing sunsets. it was also very central so most places were within a short drive. We walked across the moor to Widecobe and had a lovely cream team in the Wayside café which was delicious! My daughter and I also rode out on the moor at the Adventure Clydesdales, a real must for anyone who loves to ride horses! We also walked to Haytor rocks which has amazing views and you can see the barn from up there too.
My husband also fished the Fernworthy reservoir which he really enjoyed, about 45 minutes drive.
Bovey Tracey had everything you need as did Newton Abbott for a bigger shop. It took about 45 minutes to get to Torquay with so many things to do and see, we appreciated getting back to the tranquillity of the barn.
Overall the barn was perfect and wouldn't hesitate to book again. We had a truly fabulous stay!
This is a beautiful place to stay in a beautiful place! Dartmoor is wonderful, and this is a good centralized location in the park. Lots of sheep and horses on site, and lots of hiking trails nearby.
Wonderful stay in lovely house
I feel very lucky to have stayed in Manaton and would love to return. The property is in a beautiful setting in Dartmoor with easy access to all it has to offer. The house is beautifully decorated, homey and well equipped. The beds were comfortable. The house was immaculate. We were there during lamb season and the fields were full of lambs. The owner was very accommodating and communicative. Of all the properties I have stayed in this is my favorite. It provided a restful refuge.
Chinkwell Tor Luxury Barn, Holwell Farm
Lovely stay in Dartmoor.
Chinkwell Tor proved to be the perfect place from which to explore everything that Dartmoor has to offer. Easy check-in, good facilities, great location and comfy beds!