Oak Cottage is in a peaceful rural setting at Greendown Farm, an easy drive inland from some of north Devon's most lovely sandy beaches. This family-run farm is in a hilltop position and is a really lovely environment for families or couples to enjoy. The cottage has a fun layout that young families will love, with a mezzanine bedroom and two further bedrooms on the first floor, and an open plan living area and a lovely new bathroom on the ground floor. There is a large porch, an enclosed sitting-out area and just across the driveway is a huge playing field for children, with picnic tables and a barbecue too.
This very pretty attached stone cottage has been created from one of the converted farm buildings and is deceptively spacious. Steps lead down from the entrance porch - the beautiful new bathroom is off this area - into the large living/dining/kitchen area and a central staircase takes you up to the open mezzanine area with its king-sized bed, and then onto the double and single bedrooms. To the front of the cottage is the open playing area in a large meadow with far reaching countryside views. This meadow is shared by guests at Greendown Farmhouse (3848) although you will often have it to yourselves as the farmhouse has its own dedicated garden. Through the fields at the bottom of the hill is the fenced fishing lake which all guests are welcome to use. It is stocked with roach, rudd and carp and you will probably see a visiting heron there from time to time as well. The Owners live at the farm too and are happy to show you where you can explore and to give you the best ideas for outings. This setting gives you the best of both worlds - with the coast not far off, countryside to explore on your doorstep and Exmoor for walking and cycling - and is a lovely base for a holiday.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Mezzanine Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and vanity unit
Bedroom 2 with double bed
Bedroom 3 with single bed
Outside Access to
Outhouse with two washing machines and two tumble-driers
There is a fenced fishing lake at the farm. Please don't let children go exploring on their own. Parents are asked to supervise their children on the trampoline in the shared play area at all times.
- Regret no pets
- 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 shared barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
- Logs for wood-burner
Oak Cottage is a deceptively spacious cottage on the edge of this lovely north Devon farmstead.
The cottage looks out at this view! A wonderful playing field for children with picnic tables and a barbecue for the whole family to enjoy.
The farm is in a hilltop setting with wonderful panoramic views all around.
At the bottom of the hill is this fenced fishing lake for guests to enjoy. It is stocked with rudd, roach and carp.
The cottage has a friendly open play layout downstairs. The wood-burning stove makes this a great place all year round.
The staircase separates the living area from the kitchen/dining area.
The kitchen is really well-equipped and well-planned.
There is a farmhouse dining-table in one corner - in the meadow outside there are picnic tables for eating al fresco or for having a barbecue.
Another view of the kitchen so that you can get a proper feel for the space.
This is such a lovely cottage to start the day in before setting out to explore...
... and very cosy to come back to after a day in the fresh air or walking along the coast.
The stairs lead up into the spacious bedroom area; there are two further, separate, bedrooms. Their doors are to the far side of the stairs.
There is plenty of storage and for convenience your own hand basin.
Another view of the 'open plan' bedroom!
This quirky layout is great fun for families!
There is a second double bedroom...
... and also a single bedroom.
The brand new bathroom is on the ground floor... it is off the entrance hall and there are a couple of steps from it down to the living area.
North Devon is traditionally rural and there is a sense of space and peace here.
Instow is one of the nearest sandy beaches. The old fishing village of Appledore is just across the estuary and there is a seasonal passenger ferry between the two.