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
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Meadowgate is both striking inside and out!
The sitting-room is light and comfortable.
The master bedroom is beautifully finished and enjoys stunning views across the valley.
The bath in the master bedroom en suite is an old roll-top bath with Victorian hand shower attachment.
The 'WOW' factor in the large and spacious kitchen/dining-room.
The Aga provides a warming backdrop to the kitchen/dining-room.
Beautifully finished landing.
One of the double bedrooms at Meadowgate.
The primrose bathroom.
Warm and rich interiors make this double bedroom very cosy.
The cosy snug.
One double bedroom with lovely views.
The twin bunk room.
Meadowgate is set in a beautiful tranquil spot.
Meadowgate has a delightful garden complete with play boat!
The woods are full of bluebells in May.
The path leads down to the beach.
The beach is ideal for young and old to enjoy.
Stunning coastal scenery to enjoy.
The beach at low tide is spectacular.