The garden at the back of Grenlecotte Cottage. Grascott Cottage is the other side of the wall to the right.
The double aspect sitting-room has views over the garden and the lane and enjoys the joy of a log burner for those cosy nights.
The lovely kitchen/dining-room makes for sociable dining.
Bedroom 1 is light and airy and the bed is enormous!
A glorious setting for dining al fresco.
Pretty forest walks.
The patio doors lead out from the kitchen/dining-room to the garden.
The comfortable sitting-room is very spacious with patio doors out on to the patio.
A room that will be enjoyed by one and all.
Breakfast in bed, why not, you are on holiday!
Bedroom 2 has 'zip and link' beds so can be made up as a double bed or twin beds to suit your preference.
The family bathroom.
So much space to relax and explore you will need a map!
Grascott Forest is a magical place to get away from it all. No street lights here!
Grenlecotte Cottage has a very spacious garden ideal for games or simply sitting out and relaxing.
The walks on the doorstep are stunning and will keep your very important pet entertained.
Sunrise view from Grenlecotte Cottage.
A view towards Grenlecotte Cottage with Grascott Cottage in the background.
Crackington Haven is a short journey away.
Discover Hartlands, a picturesque part of north Devon.
The north coast has some stunning beaches, this is Bude.
Bude sea pool, perfect for sheltered swimming.
Bude is a pretty place to explore.

Grenlecotte Cottage


8.7 miles NE of Holsworthy / Sleeps 4 + 2 cots*

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Grenlecotte Cottage is beautiful in a secluded, rural location. It is bright and airy and has everything you need. The garden is spacious and our dog loved it. Though Grasscott Farm felt a bit like a wilderness. And the views of the area from the cottage weren't exactly amazing, just unkempt trees and brambles. And we never got to see any wildlife at all, apart from the birds. And a squirrel. The track is pretty unstable in part so you do need a robust car. And the actual location is quite far from places you may wish to see, unless you don't mind spending 30 minutes or more travelling. And you may need a map to not get lost! I loved going to Dunsland estate. Beautiful there and not too far away. In terms of eating out...not so good. Maybe it was the time of year (we were there the week before the kids broke up) but many pubs weren't serving food and what they did serve, wasn't that great and lacked in variety. Good shop at Shebbear though.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. Grascott Farm is most definitely the place to enjoy a splendid rural retreat. The views are of the surrounding woodland and countryside - the wildlife is certainly out there and you may be lucky enough to experience some incredible sightings, if you're in the right place at the right time. You do have travel a short distance to visit the more tourist-focused parts of Devon, but many guests feel that remaining in this haven of tranquility is the preferable option! We're delighted you had a great stay overall. Tanya, Customer Support

This cottage is a fantastic place to stay. Peaceful and so relaxing with amazing dog walks on the doorstep. This was our 7th year staying and we do hope to return in 2023.

A wonderful property in a stunning location! Perfect for rest and relaxation.

The cottage is in a lovely spot, very quiet and peaceful with walks from the front door. Our two dogs loved the spacious garden. The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The owner was friendly and helpful without intruding on the holiday.

We had a lovely weeks stay at Grenlecotte during May 2022. This lovely comfy cottage is well worth a visit , nestled in a beautiful woodland area. Plenty of woodland trails to walk with the dogs. Highly recommended.

If its peace and quiet you are after this is the place. Lovely walks through the forest for the dogs. Lovely cottage with All the equipment you need there. Car journey of about 30-40 minutes to beaches and town centres. Fully enclosed garden looking out over the forest and wildlife all around. Spectaculary big beds, perfect.

I love where it is I love Sam the owner and my dogs love it too I am booked and paid for February for my birthday so looking forward to it x

Reply from Classic Cottages

Your review is a fantastic read! We are thrilled that you love the location, owner and your dogs do too - we so look forward to welcoming you back in February. Sarah, Customer Support

We enjoyed our stay here very much and so did our dog!

We enjoyed our 2nd stay in Grenlecotte cottage love it so much have already booked for next year. Warm & comfortable with everything you need, great for anyone with dogs, so quiet & peaceful away from it all with plenty of wildlife, We see birds like goldcrest & even a bullfinch & lovely to have 4 deer just outside the garden one evening just before dark. Even with it being off the beaten track we were able to get a Sainsbury’s delivery. Very helpful friendly owner.

Lovely cottage with modern interior and comfortable furnishings

Splendid isolation, wildlife, woodland mystery and tranquility.

We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful cottage.It is very spacious and very comfortable. It a great place for the dogs , the garden is large and there is a large area of woodland that guests are free to explore around the cottage . There is a large warm utility room which makes it easy to dry wet towels and walking boots. The cottage in located down a 1mile track so the location is really peaceful .We were about 30minutes drive from a dog friendly beach at Northam from where you can walk to Westward Ho. We enjoyed a meal at the Half moon Inn at Sheepwash. We enjoyed exploring the North Devon coast and driving a bit further to Dartmoor .we would recommend the walk at Fingle bridge from Castle Drogo and along the river Teign.

Lovely spacious cottage with huge beds. Peaceful location with plenty of woodland walks. Sam the owner popped by for a chat to make sure everything was OK which was a lovely touch. We were a party of 4 with 5 dogs. The garden is a good size and secure for the dogs. The cottage had everything we needed for a week away. The village shop in Shebbear has all the essentials you will need. Overall a lovely week in Devon and I would highly recommended the cottage.

It was lovely there the cottage the forest the areas around there great for dogs or just sitting in the garden the birds are singing all day it was LUSH !

Lovely cosy cottage, very quiet & peaceful off the beaten track, you can see & hear wildlife in the garden & surrounding area. Very comfy extra large bed with feather & down pillows & duvet. Dog friendly cottage with hard floors & enclosed garden keep a eye on miniature breeds they may try & get through the rabbit fenceing around the garden. Nice walking in the forest bring your wellies maybe muddy. Very helpful friendly owner but not intrusive. Enjoyed our stay would come again.

Lovely property in beautiful surroundings and a fantastic location. Property was well equipped, very clean and had a great layout, Perfect for dogs. Owner came to introduce himself and was very friendly and helpful with local knowledge about the surrounding area. I have recommended this property to friends and will be coming back in the future. This is a great holiday property for anytime of the year and would make a delightful Christmas venue, cosy and beautiful.

The cottage felt like home from home and the owner was very friendly. I don't think there was anything we needed in addition to the facilities that were already there. The bed was enormous!! This is a lovely location for peace and quiet and exploring with the dogs without the worry of livestock around every corner. Bring your wellies :-). There is no passing traffic and only the occasional farm vehicle. We will definitely be back.

Would highly recommend a stay at this lovely secluded cottage.

Lovely place to stay would stay here again. Owner came to say hi when we arrived whuch was a nice touch. Lovely surroundings and property.

If you are looking for peace & tranquility then Grenlecotte Cottage is the place. Amazing walks through the forest and a lovely home away from home. I’d buy it if i could!

Couldn't find anything to fault with this cottage. Hope to book next year.

This was our second visit to Grenlecotte cottage and it was exactly the same as before - amazing. We do allot of short cottage breaks in the UK throughout the year and this is is one of our favourite places. We'll certainly be back next year. Thanks Sam fur having us.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so happy to see that you've enjoyed another stay at Grenlecotte Cottage. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Alison, Customer Support

Cottage was spacious, comfortable, well equipped and above all quiet and peaceful. Good dog / drying room, well equipped kitchen, just an all round lovely place to stay for both us and the dogs. Hope to stay there again soon. Judy Telford

A well equipped and maintained cottage. A bit off the beaten track but well worth the journey for the acres of forest and meadow. The access track has been improved and is partially concrete. It is a working forest farm, so there is some forestry work going on through the week. A real hidden gem.

A perfect cottage for a relaxing holiday. Dog friendly and lots of amazing walks just outside the front door. Would highly reccommend a stay here.

Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location - we had a lovely time and would definitely go back again.

If you want to get away from it all then this is the perfect place, relaxing and peaceful. The walks are endless and a great chance to see wildlife. I will be returning.

Had a fabulous time. Bit hard to find but once there dogs and humans had a wonderful time. Superb walkies and friendly local pubs. Perfect for the getaway both dogs and humans. Cosey inside with the fire and enclosed garden for the dogs. Wonderful will be back again.

This cottage is light, bright, cosy and warm - we really appreciated the tranquility of the woodland and farm setting.

A relaxing secluded cottage with fabulous dog walks right on the doorstep. We hope to return soon.

An absolutely fab place to stay with dogs - big enclosed garden, and superb walks on the doorstep

This is our favourite property we've stayed in. It was perfect for us on every level. Exceeded our expectations. The kitchen facilitates are suburb and very well equipped - the drying room was such a necessity that we didn't know we even needed!

Great location especially if you have dogs? But not clean enough .

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your review. It's great that you and your dogs enjoyed the wonderful location, we're just sorry that you felt the property wasn't quite clean enough. We'd have loved the chance to investigate at the time (we're open every day), but we'll certainly follow this up with the owner. Bryony, Customer Support

A very homely space which the kiddies loved just as much as we did. A nice touch providing a decorated christmas tree.

Lovely spacious comfy cottage with an enclosed garden which is great for kids and dogs! Bumpy road which never fails to amuse us and is fine in a car. Gorgeous walks through forest from front door. It really is a break from it all,

A gem of a cottage with great walks on the doorstep. Fantastic for dog walkers.

Excellent cottage and wonderfully peaceful location! Our fourth visit and we shall certainly come back.

Fabulous cottage, lots of space (even with our large lab & 2 teenagers) everything you could need is there. Beautiful rural settings. Would highly recommend.

This was the perfect cottage for a peaceful week for our family and our canine companion. It was fantastic to have the freedom of the forest right on the doorstep, and connected to footpaths further afield for easy exploring. The cottage was ideal; comfortable, roomy, very well-appointed and snug.

A perfect, secluded place to stay to relax and unwind! Well equipped;cosy;dog friendly with lots of great walks just on the doorstep. We had a fabulous stay and hope to return.

The cottage is in a peaceful, rural location. There is lots of natural light in the cottage and it is well equipped and warm. Really handy boot/laundry room. Showing some signs of wear and tear and some of the areas within the estate are hard to get to as shrubs and trees have matured over the years. The approach track is quite bumpy but we managed with our VW Golf, although a bit tiresome if making multiple trips in one day.

Perfect for a great escape from modern day living!

An excellent retreat away from city life - batteries totally recharged!

A hidden gem!

Peaceful location, lovely spacious comfortable cottage. Home from home.

Grenlecotte is the perfect bolt hole. In beautiful and peaceful surroundings, the cottage is comfortable, pretty and cosy, great for whatever the weather. We love its remote location, the wonderful walks and the views. This is our third visit and we look forward to it every year. Great for families and dogs esp if you want some peace and quiet.

The perfect getaway for a family holiday in Devon. Comfortable and clean.

Lovely location, this was our second visit but we stayed in the adjacent cottage previously and enjoyed it there (this cottage was booked so we stayed in Grenlecotte). The location is lovely for peace and quiet and our dogs love walking around the area, the only real issue we had was with flies within this cottage, they seem to be a problem around this time of year (Oct) as it was mentioned in the visitors book several times. Other than that it was fine.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your review of Grenlecotte Cottage. We were sorry to hear that you found a lot of flies in the property - this can happen in some very rural properties at this time of year if we get a couple of warm October weeks, but we've let the Owner know so that he can address any problem. Tanya, Customer Support

The biggest bed ever and one of the most comfortable , very relaxing holiday, just wish we had had better weather. Good Walks from the doorstep.

The one mile lane leading to cottage was full of craters, making it ver y difficult to drive along, bad enough to cause damage to a car.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for reviewing Grenlecotte Cottage - we hope you had a great stay. The access is down a mile long farm lane which is very bumpy as it's used by farm traffic. It can be very muddy in winter and very dusty in summer, but is part of the rural charm and seclusion that this property offers. The Owner does fill in the worst of the potholes (it's his access too!) and is hoping to improve the surface a little this spring. However, we'd say the track isn't suitable for low suspension vehicles and you must drive slowly, particularly when the vehicles are heavily laden - we visit regularly in our VW Golfs without difficulty. Also, guests should follow our directions, not SatNav systems - these may take you down an adjacent bridleway track which is even more rustic! Tanya, Customer Support

Wonderfully light and airy cottage, with a feel of luxury to it. Beds were very comfortable. Very peaceful surroundings, although as the cottage is situated on a working forestry site, some operations were done early in the morning or later at night occasionally. I was especially pleased with the shared facilities of the use of a trampoline and swing which our 3 year old loved! Be aware that the access track to the cottage is a mile of heavily potholed dirt track. But overall, I would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

A fantastic cottage set in an idyllic location. If you love peace and tranquility you will love this place.

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