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7 Nights  

  • £1500  to  £2000

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Short Breaks From

  • £250 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Open Fire

About Crabadon Manor

Crabadon Manor (sleeping up to ten) is perfectly placed, nestling amongst 20 acres of grounds within the popular South Hams in Devon's glorious countryside. Tucked away in a wooded valley, Crabadon Manor provides the perfect venue for groups of friends or family who want to catch-up and get together, or celebrate a special occasion. The manor house has five bedrooms - two doubles (inc master bedroom) and three twins (inc one most suited to children), and one small single.  

Formerly a summer retreat for the monks of Buckfast Abbey, this magnificent manor house dates to the 13th Century and is the perfect choice for those who put country-style living above and beyond modern gadgetry. It's a place where you can all step off the tread mill and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Take time for long leisurely breakfasts in the big farmhouse kitchen or garden; cycling the flower filled country lanes discovering the beauty of the South Hams along the way; put on your wellingtons and enjoy the day exploring the glorious countryside that surrounds; or launching your boat, canoe or kayak from Dittisham for a splash around on the water. There is a television and land phone line (as there is little phone signal) and also WiFi.

All of the South Hams' best bits are within easy reach of Crabadon Manor. Browse the shops or enjoy a long lazy lunch at historic Totnes (which has a main line railway station) or the vibrant harbour town of Dartmouth. Take a trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway or visit popular Salcombe and the riverside town of Kingsbidge. The choices are plentiful!

Whilst the pretty villages and attractive market towns have strong appeal, many visit the area for its warmer climate, beautiful beaches, fantastic sailing and glorious countryside providing miles of fabulous walking along the South Devon Coastal Path. The rugged natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park is just eight miles from Crabadon Manor and provides lots of opportunities for outdoor adventures including walking and horse riding. There are also numerous National Trust properties and gardens to visit in the area including Greenway, the home of Agatha Christie. Paignton Zoo and nearby Woodlands Adventure Park are sure to be holiday highlights with the younger party members, as are the glorious beaches of Goodrington Sands, Bantham and Bigbury Bay - just a few of the many beaches that pepper the coastline.

Whether you are looking for a large house to catch up with friends, celebrate a special occasion or simply spend time with the family, Crabadon Manor with its refreshingly simplistic historic charm is an excellent choice in a very special part of South Devon.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

John Vaughan (Manager) joined Independent Cottages in December 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Crabadon Manor House - Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor

  • The entrance hall with its heavy slate floor and oak panelling is both impressive and functional.
  • Beamed living room with comfy seating set around the inglenook fireplace housing a log burner - a lovely place to enjoy your favourite tipple after supper. There are two televisions and a radio/CD in Crabadon Manor for entertainment.
  • Dining room which is also packed full of charm with beams, slate floor and dining table in front of the big inglenook with log burner.
  • Farmhouse-style kitchen with lots of country charm including a powder blue Aga, big antique dresser full of crockery, television, table with seating for eight (a lovely place for breakfast!), microwave, dishwasher and Gas hob. This leads off to...
  • Utility room with washing machine, fridge / freezer and sink.
  • Shower room with WC off the utility room.
  • Conservatory taking you out to the garden.

First floor

  • Double master bedroom with space to sit, dressing room and two chaise longues which can be used to accommodate two children for sleeping (under the age of seven). The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room with WC and wash basin.
  • Additional double bedroom.
  • Two twin bedrooms.
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

Outside: Guests of Crabadon Manor have plenty of space for relaxing / playing outside and alfresco dining when the sun shines (which is often the case in the South Hams with its own micro climate!). The natural garden has lots of interest graced with fruit trees, a magnificent wisteria which blooms in the summer months, shared wooded area and unfenced lily pond (children must be supervised). Outdoor furniture provided along with a BBQ. Ample off-road parking.

Swimming pool update: sadly, owing to our near neighbour permanently closing down his leisure centre because of the Covid crisis, there is no longer a swimming pool available near the house; swimming facilities are available The Quay Leisure Centre in Kingsbridge or the many beautiful beaches along the coast.

Additional information: Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. No smoking.
Electricity is produced by a generator and included in the price, along with oil fired central heating, bed linen and towels (please bring beach towels). Cooking is by AGA and additional hobs. 
Water spring feeds the property. Shops / supermarkets for provisions can be found in nearby Dartmouth and Totnes but there is a local shop / garage just two miles from the house for forgotten items (hop on your bike!). A non-resident caretaker calls regularly.

Crabadon Manor Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 3 Twins (one twin suited more to children), there is also a small roo)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1500
To £2000
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1884 855783 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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John Vaughan (Manager)
Member Since December 2017

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Crabadon Manor 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 23rd April 2024
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