North Devon is renowned for its unspoilt coastline, sandy surfing beaches, rugged cliffs and gentle, rolling countryside inland. You will have the best of both worlds at Little Yeo, which lies in a quiet rural setting just a few miles from the pretty coastal villages of Instow and Appledore and upriver from the market town of Bideford with its attractive quay, seasonal boat trips to Lundy Island and historic bridge over the River Torridge. This single-storey cottage is cheerful and cosy year-round and has the bonus of a really large garden. The kitchen is tucked into one corner of the open plan living-room. Apart from a few steps up to the spacious double bedroom, this cottage is all on one level.
Facing south west, away from the Owners' house, this comfortable detached cottage feels very private, enjoying lovely views out over the large enclosed garden and the patio, which catches the best of the summer sun. The garden is a lovely level space with lawn and a border of mature trees, and there is an additional little wooded paddock where your children can explore or where you can play with your dog. Outings to the north Devon coast are a must – with a choice of stunning clifftop walks, little coves or long sandy beaches. Towards Cornwall you will find the historic village of Clovelly with its cobbled streets plunging down to the harbour (you can cheat and take a Landrover ride back up to the car park at the top of the hill) and Hartland Point for one of the most breathtaking sections of the South West Coastal Path. Beyond Barnstaple you can explore the World Heritage site at Braunton Burrows – the largest expanse of sand dunes in the UK, and a bit further along the coast the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe. Many of the beaches here have all year round dog-friendly sections so there is something to suit all. If there are any rainy days the cottage offers Now TV! The Owner is a keen artist and, with advance notice, can arrange a day's tuition locally.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner effect electric stove. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
4 steps to Bedroom 1 with double bed (5').
Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin.