Surrounded by the unspoilt rural landscape of north Devon and just 10 miles inland from the dramatic coastline with its long sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, The Cottage could not be in a more tranquil location. This lovely detached stone property has a fully enclosed garden and a large private paddock which is a great bonus as all four-legged friends are most welcome.
The accommodation offers a cosy traditional beamed sitting-room with an inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove – making this an excellent place to choose whatever the time of year – a separate dining-room in addition to the table in the kitchen, a very well-equipped kitchen with a warming farmhouse-style Rayburn cooker and a further kitchen/utility-area.
The four bedrooms are off a spacious landing and share a very large family bathroom on the first floor as well as a convenient shower-room on the ground floor. Two of the bedrooms have king-size double beds, one has twin beds and there is also a small single room which is ideal for a child (although the standard three-foot bed is fine for an adult too).
Outside, there is a games-room in one of the outbuildings offering table-football and darts, and even has a drinks fridge. There is a summer-house, barbecue and plenty of garden furniture so that you can make the most of this lovely setting and have evening drinks looking across the fields and along the valley. Private off-road parking is in the driveway, the entrance to which has a five-bar wooden gate so this area is also safely enclosed.
North Devon is an easy county to get to but once there you will realise how much space there is. This largely agricultural landscape is criss-crossed with footpaths and tiny country lanes for walkers to enjoy.
The historic market towns in this area include Bideford, Torrington and South Molton. The coast stretches from the border with Cornwall beyond Hartland Point, right across to Somerset where Exmoor National Park meets the sea in truly dramatic style.
Nearby there are a chain of little coastal villages such as Clovelly, Westward Ho!, Appledore and Instow – Instow has a sandy dog-friendly beach all year round. There is something for all here, whether it be walking the coastal path, surfing, or a boat trip to the wildlife reserve at Lundy Island from the quay in Bideford.
You are welcome to bring several well-behaved dogs to this property – do feel free to ask us. There are two dog crates on site available for use.
Sitting-room TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with oil-fired Rayburn, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine, electric hob and electric oven
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with single bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Games-room with table-football, darts and fridge
Take care on the low part of the ceiling in the shower-room.
- Dogs welcome (up to 5 dogs)
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
The Cottage is a traditional stone property in a lovely calm setting off the beaten track but not feeling isolated. A gorgeous orchard looks out over the front and there are fields to the back.
The inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove is at the heart of this welcoming homely cottage.
The galley style kitchen has space for a breakfast table next to the lovely warm Rayburn, and French windows out to the garden.
This is such a cosy place to start the day while the rest of the family have a lie in!
This is a view of The Cottage from the enclosed garden. Up to 5 dogs are welcome. The separate paddock is behind the little outbuildings to the right of the picture.
A view of the kitchen from the other direction. There is an additional electric oven and hob in the utility-area at the far end, and another back door to the garden.
This is the dual aspect main bedroom, (Bedroom 1), which overlooks the front of the house and the apple orchard next door.
Another view of Bedroom 1.
This is the second double bedroom. This lovely bright room also looks out to the front of The Cottage and over the orchard.
There is a dear little single bedroom overlooking the garden. Though the room is small, the view is large - all the way down the valley.
The Cottage is filled with such cheerful and welcoming touches. You will all feel very much at home here.
This is the large family bathroom on the first floor. A separate shower room on the ground floor gives guests that ever-useful flexibility.
This is the view from the fully enclosed garden.
North Devon offers a wonderful coastline of rugged cliffs, harbours and seaside villages. This image is looking across at Instow from Appledore. Instow's beach is dog-friendly all year round.
The Cottage is set in a very unspoilt rural area where traditional agricultural practices can still be seen.