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 which 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 Arts and Crafts try the Burton Gallery in Bideford, which also has a great cafe. There are some excellent local pubs – The Hoops, 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 king-size 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.
The open plan living, dining, kitchen area opens onto one of the two outside areas that are dedicated to Moonstone.
This is Milo, who lives on site with the owners, showing off the wonderful space that your four-legged friends will have.
The cottage is very light and welcoming. With the choice of a two seater sofa and comfortable armchair.
This is the beach at nearby Instow, a great place for long walks and it is dog-friendly all year round.
The dining-table is at the back of the room but of course you can eat outside in the sunshine too.
Moonstone is a perfect bolthole, peaceful, beautifully presented and with paddocks to walk in as well as the enclosed courtyard garden.
The bedroom is beautifully presented.
The bedroom windows look out onto your patio.
This is the bathroom, offering the option of both a bath and a shower.
These are the wonderful treats that await guests at Moonstone.
There is a useful utility-area as you come into the cottage. Great for your walking boots and for drying off the dog.
Here is another view of the paddocks, a fantastic area for exercising your dog.
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.