Meadowgate is Kirstie Allsopp’s beautiful ‘Homemade Home’.
Found in total seclusion minutes from Welcombe Mouth, one of the most stunning beaches on the north coast, Meadowgate sits at the base of Welcombe’s deep valley. The social rooms are accessed from the elegant slate and tiled hallway. The comfortable sitting-room boasts an open fire and large sofas encourage you to sit and read that long-promised book. Children will love the second sitting-room, filled with Kirstie’s inspired home-made crafts.
Throughout the house the passion Kirstie put into restoring and furnishing Meadowgate is ever-present. Large gold letters spelling out ‘WOW’ in the kitchen/dining-room say it all; this is the heart of the house, the Aga perfect for conjuring up mouthwatering feasts and a warming backdrop to every mealtime. From Vanessa Arbuthnott fabrics, to Kirstie’s own gold and black wallpaper in the downstairs wash-room and the eclectic mix of furniture, Kirstie’s unique style is repeated throughout. Upstairs are three double bedrooms, a twin room and a really special twin bunk-room for four children. The Vi-spring beds have luxurious cotton bedding and the master bedroom has a wonderful roll-top bath for you to indulge and soak up the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside!
The sixth bedroom is separate from the main house and sits above the games-room, where children young and old will have great fun playing table-tennis and table-football. Outside, basking in sunshine all day, Meadowgate’s landscaped garden will be ideal for barbecues, games and generally relaxing.
For those keen to explore, the National Trust protects the valley which offers endless hours of exploration, and just up the road there is a great pub called the Old Smithy Inn. Enchanting Meadowgate inspired Kirstie to fill it with love, and she feels confident that guests will enjoy this unique and delightful Devonshire bolthole just as much as she does herself.
Sitting-room with open fire
Sitting-room 2 with satellite TV, video, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker, four oven electric Aga, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and iPod dock
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Separate WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6'), bath, hand shower attachment and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6") and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin bunk-beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3') and wash-basin
Bedroom 5 with double bed (4'6") and wash-basin
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Ground Floor Annexe
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 6 with super-king double bed (6')
- Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
- 2 travel cots and 2 high chairs
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
The 'WOW' factor in the large and spacious kitchen/dining-room.
Meadowgate is set in a beautiful tranquil spot.
The sitting-room has an open fire and deep window seats.
Kirstie enjoying choosing material for her lovely Devon bolthole.
The coastal walks are wonderful.
Welcome Mouth is within easy walking distance of Meadowgate.
The Aga provides a warming backdrop to the kitchen/dining-room.
Pottery is a passion of Kirstie Allsopp's and there is a lovely collection throughout the house in different shapes and colours.
The kitchen sink overlooks the garden.
Meadowgate has a delightful garden complete with play boat!
The sitting-room is light and comfortable.
The WOW factor!
The primrose bathroom.
The lovely Art Deco bath.
There are some lovely touches around the house.
The bath in the master bedroom en suite is an old roll-top bath with Victorian hand shower attachment.
The black and gold wallpaper is designed by Kirstie.
One of the comfortable bedrooms.
The children's room with television.
The master bedroom overlooks the valley towards the sea.
Home-from-home touches throughout the house.
One of the bedrooms.
The lovely master bedroom.
The twin bedroom overlooks the valley towards the sea.
Pretty fabrics are seen throughout the house.
The twin bunk room.
The bathroom on the ground floor in the annexe.
The garden surrounds Meadowgate.
Meadowgate is set down a driveway and is detached.
A view towards Meadowgate which stands alone in an enclosed garden.
The woods are full of bluebells in May.
The path down towards the beach.
The path leads down to the beach.
Stunning coastal scenery to enjoy.
Grab your board and go for a surf.
The beach at low tide is spectacular.
The beach is ideal for young and old to enjoy.
The spacious front garden is the ideal playground for holiday family fun.