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 Coast 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!
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner effect electric stove. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, 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
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- 3 panel heaters and 1 NS heater
Little Yeo has a really big garden with level lawns and wonderful ancient trees around the boundary.
This is the entrance to the cottage. You can park right outside it at the side of this private driveway.
The patio is at the front of the cottage which faces away from the Owners' home on the other side.
A little electric wood-burner effect stove adds character as well as extra warmth.
The open plan living-area is bright and comfortable.
The kitchen-area is cleverly tucked away in one corner, allowing plenty of space in the rest of the room.
This cottage always feels so welcoming.
The bathroom and two bedrooms are along this hallway.
The master bedroom is up a short flight of stairs at the far end of the cottage.
The double bedroom has windows on three sides and so is lovely and bright and cheerful.
This is the double bedroom.
The twin bedroom is just as friendly and welcoming (Bedroom 2).
The cottage is full of lovely furnishings and personal touches to make you feel at home.
There is a really large garden in front of the cottage, bounded on all sides by a mixture of traditional hedges and post and rail fencing.
North Devon is famous for its wide sandy beaches, excellent for walking and surfing - the wilder the weather the better!
Bideford Quay - you can take a day trip by boat to Lundy Island from here.
This stunning stretch of sand is at Saunton Sands.
This is the little fishing village of Appledore, facing Instow across the Torridge Estuary.
This is the wide sweep of beach at Westward Ho! a favourite with kite surfers - great to watch if not joining in.
Little Yeo is a very pretty single-storey cottage, covered in clematis in the spring, and with a large enclosed garden.
This is a view of the cottage from a little woodland field above it - where you are welcome to walk your dogs or have a picnic.
This smallholding is 12 acres in total, with 4 acres always available for guests - as well as the very large garden - as there are sometimes livestock in the rest.