Moonstone is a delightful single-storey, one bedroom, detached cottage just 1.5 miles from the rugged North Devon coast and the dramatic coastal path. At low tide vast expanses of sand appear at Westward Ho! and Instow's sandy beaches are dog-friendly all year round. Back at the cottage you have use of a wonderful paddock where your dog can run freely whilst you watch the setting sun. Moonstone is located in an unspoilt rural area within the grounds of the Owners' home and yet feeling very independent and private – an ideal year-round retreat. The cottage has an open plan living-room with kitchen and dining area with French windows to a little enclosed courtyard – there is also dedicated outside space for you at the front of the cottage. The double bedroom is bright and spacious and it has a pretty en suite bathroom.
This part of rural North Devon is very unspoilt and there is a real sense of space. Enjoy stunning coastal walks at Bucks Mills – the nearest access to the coast with a little path down to the cove there, or around wild Hartland Point. You can take a boat trip from Bideford Quay to the wild bird sanctuary at Lundy Island. There are beautiful sandy beaches at Instow, Saunton Sands or Braunton Burrows (a World Heritage UNESCO Site and the largest expanse of sand dunes in the UK). For holiday treats you can visit Atlantic Village – a shopping mall on the outskirts of Bideford. For Arts and Crafts try the Burton Gallery in Bideford, which also has a great cafe. There are some excellent local pubs – The Hoop, which you will pass before turning off the A39 for Moonstone, The Bell at Parkham and The Farmer's Arms at Woolsery are opening in 2018 after full refurbishments.
Entrance porch with freezer, washing machine/drier and microwave
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and pebble-effect electric fire. Electric cooker, fridge and dishwasher
Bedroom with double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1.5 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full under-floor heating
Moonstone is a beautifully presented detached single-storey cottage with an enclosed patio and the bonus of two lovely meadows if you bring a dog.
This is one of the paddocks where your four legged friend can play. This is Milo - happy to let guests have this space to themselves!
Moonstone has a fullly enclosed patio to the side of the cottage, a side garden and plenty of secure private parking.
There is a lovely bright open plan living room with dining and kitchen areas.
The bedroom is tranquil and spacious.
Another view of the living space. There is a utlity area through the door beyond the kitchen.
These are the wonderful treats that await guests at Moonstone.
A real welcome awaits you here. Superb attention to detail in every respect.
French windows open onto a fully enclosed patio.
The bedroom windows look out onto your patio.
Lovely bed linens and soft furnishings make this a very welcoming cottage.
There is an en suite bathroom.
This is the bathroom, offering the option of both a bath and a shower.
This is the enclosed patio - it catches the sun as well as being a really safe place for your dog.
There is a useful utility area as you come into the cottage. Great for your walking boots and for drying off the dog.
Moonstone is a perfect bolt-hole, peaceful, beautifully presented and with paddocks to walk in as well as the enclosed courtyard garden.
Whether for a birthday or anniversary celebration or simply a get-away, you will be very comfortable here.
Here is another view of the paddocks, a fantastic area for exercising your dog.
This is the beach at Instow, a great place for long walks and dog friendly all year round.
North Devon is famed for its long sandy beaches and excellent Atlantic surfing.
Appledore and Instow face each other across the River Torridge as it meets the sea.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site at Braunton Burrows - 1000 hectares of sand dunes leading to the three mile long beach.
Everyone can relax here. Off the beaten track but very easy to get to and close to the coast for days out.