mrs rowthorn October 2021
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.
Mrs Mattock September 2021
Lovely cottage with modern interior and comfortable furnishings
Mr Hilder August 2021
Splendid isolation, wildlife, woodland mystery and tranquility.
Miss Newton July 2021
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.
Mr Price June 2021
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.
Mrs Finch May 2021
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 !
mrs rowthorn October 2020
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.
Mrs Hoskins August 2020
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.
Mrs Naylor-Maury September 2019
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.
Mrs Green August 2019
Would highly recommend a stay at this lovely secluded cottage.
Mrs Symington June 2019
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.
Mrs Harper-Green April 2019
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!
Miss Price March 2019
Couldn't find anything to fault with this cottage. Hope to book next year.
Mr Barnes March 2019
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
Mr Telford December 2018
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
Mrs Henley September 2018
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.
Mrs Green September 2018
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.
Mrs Goldsmith August 2018
Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location - we had a lovely time and would definitely go back again.
Mrs Laverty June 2018
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.
Mrs Barnes March 2018
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.
Dr Russell September 2017
This cottage is light, bright, cosy and warm - we really appreciated the tranquility of the woodland and farm setting.
Mrs Green September 2017
A relaxing secluded cottage with fabulous dog walks right on the doorstep. We hope to return soon.
Mr Merrington August 2017
An absolutely fab place to stay with dogs - big enclosed garden, and superb walks on the doorstep
Mrs Brander May 2017
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!
Mrs Hughes May 2017
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
Mr Roberts December 2016
A very homely space which the kiddies loved just as much as we did. A nice touch providing a decorated christmas tree.
Mrs Sellis October 2016
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,
Mrs Green September 2016
A gem of a cottage with great walks on the doorstep. Fantastic for dog walkers.
Mrs Evans June 2016
Excellent cottage and wonderfully peaceful location! Our fourth visit and we shall certainly come back.
Mrs O'Keefe April 2016
Fabulous cottage, lots of space (even with our large lab & 2 teenagers) everything you could need is there. Beautiful rural settings. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Whincup March 2016
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.
Mrs Green September 2015
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.
Mr Truman August 2015
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.
Mrs Sellis May 2015
Perfect for a great escape from modern day living!
Mrs Bennett December 2014
An excellent retreat away from city life - batteries totally recharged!
Dr Lees-Maffei August 2014
A hidden gem!
Mrs Burbridge August 2014
Peaceful location, lovely spacious comfortable cottage. Home from home.
Ms Spanton-Walker April 2014
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.
Mrs Hirst February 2014
The perfect getaway for a family holiday in Devon. Comfortable and clean.
Mr Shotton October 2013
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
Mrs Parsons September 2013
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.
Mr Simmonds August 2013
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
Mrs Bathurst July 2013
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.
Mrs Evans May 2013
A fantastic cottage set in an idyllic location. If you love peace and tranquility you will love this place.
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