Wooder Manor

Wooder Manor

Self-Catering Holiday Homes


Telephone: 01364 621 391

or +44 1364 621391 from outside the UK.


Wooder Manor, awarded 4 stars by the AA, is family run and has just entered its third generation of the Bell Family where we offer the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life. Nestled within a picturesque valley in the environmentally sensitive area of Dartmoor National Park, we can offer the perfect base from which to explore and discover the wild beauty and majesty of this spectacular landscape.

Surrounded by unspoilt patchworks of fields, hedgerows, stonewalls, woodland, and granite tors, the neighbouring farmland is at an organic higher level. We are a level 1/2 mile walk from the picturesque village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor where the world famous Widecombe Fair dating back to 1850, still takes place every year. Local amenities in the village include a local post office, gift shops, children's outside play area, riding stables and a National Trust Information Centre. A choice of cafes and traditional inns which source and provide fine local produce ensure an authentic taste of Devon.

Wooder Manor is an ideal central location for touring Devon and exploring Dartmoor. Walkers are spoilt for choice with walks to suit everyone starting from the doorstep, and it is just a leisurely stroll to a hike on the moors. There are fantastic opportunities for horse riding, cycling, canoeing, fishing, golf, rock climbing painting and bird watching, or just simply relax and take in the breath taking views from one of our cosy cottages.

Dartmoor is rich in prehistoric remains with the medieval settlements at Hound Tor and Grimspound being very good examples and at Haytor the granite tramway is still clearly visible. Guests also enjoy the folklore and mythical legends for which Dartmoor is renowned: Jay's grave, Hairy Hands, Wistmans Wood, and it was the setting and inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous book, the Hound of the Baskervilles.

Local attractions include Woodlands Leisure Park, Penny Well Farm, Go Ape Treetop Adventure, Haldon Forest activity Park, Splashdown Water Park, Paignton Zoo, Haytor, Bone Hill, Castle Drogo, Buckfast Abbey, Lydford Gorge, Saltram House, Becky Falls, Dart Valley Railway. For those who would also like to visit the coast, there are miles of sandy beaches to choose from within 30 minutes drive.

Wooder Manor provides five unique holiday homes named after the overlooking granite tors. The cottages and converted coach house sleeping 2/4 and 4/6 are clean and well equipped all with central heating. Two properties are on the ground floor and Lower Hameldown has a wheel-in shower. There is a courtyard for safe off the road parking and a large shared garden with picnic benches to enjoy your meals in the sunshine.

Our low season costs are from 320 with nightly rates available

We also provide free of charge, safe storage for bikes and Kayaks. All the holiday homes are very well equipped and furnished, including a fitted kitchen with full-sized cooker, microwave oven, fridge , freezer in most cases and a good range of crockery and utensils, TV/DVD, iron and ironing board are also provided. For our youngest guests, cots, z-beds and high chairs are available free of charge. Duvets, blankets and pillows are supplied and bed linen is available by arrangement. There is a separate laundry building which houses washing machines, tumble driers and a payphone. Central heating is supplied from mid-September to end of May and is included in the total price. Each property has a coal effect electric fire, bathroom wall heater and convector/fan heaters. Honeybags Cottage has a lovely log fireplace with logs included during the winter months. Electricity is supplied by 1 coin meters.

The beauty of Dartmoor changes with every season, Wooder Manor is open all year round so that you may enjoy this beautiful landscape no matter the time of year. We also offer short breaks and the option of private B&B as well.

We look forward to welcoming you.

The Bell Family

Honeybags Cottage sleeps 6. A charming cottage with entrance into the kitchen from its own garden with picnic bench. Attractive lounge/diner with log burning stove and pretty gothic style window. Upstairs are two bedrooms - a family room with a double bed and adult size bunk beds, and a twin bedded room and bathroom (bath).

Chinkwell sleeps 4. First floor converted coach house with access via outside granite staircase and entrance lobby. Own entrance door into lounge/diner with half glass door into the kitchen. Off the lounge is a landing to the two bedrooms, a double bed and twin bedded room and the bathroom (bath).

Lower Chinkwell sleeps 4. A ground floor converted stable all on the level and suitable for the disabled. Entrance into kitchen/lounge/diner with bay window. Two bedrooms - a double bed and a twin bedded room. The bathroom has a sliding door and room for a wheel chair to turn (bath).

Hameldown sleeps 6. First floor converted coach house with access via outside granite staircase and entrance lobby. Own entrance door into hall leading to each room. There is a kitchen/diner, lounge with single bed and wardrobe at one end, family bedroom with double bed, single bed, pull-out single, and en-suite bathroom (bath). Second bedroom with double bed and wash basin and the main bathroom (bath).

Lower Hameldown sleeps 4. A ground floor converted stable with level entrances from Wooder Manor and Wooder Farm side into the large kitchen/lounge/diner. Two bedrooms - one still on the level with a double bed and en-suite bathroom with sliding door and wheel in shower suitable for the disabled. The second bedroom is up two steps with a double bed and en-suite bathroom (bath).

To find out more please contact:

Mrs Angela Bell

Wooder Manor

Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7TR

Telephone (01364) 621391

or +44 1364 621391 from outside UK.


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