Alice's Cottage is no normal cottage and is set to impress from the moment you push open the double gate to your private secluded holiday home, enclosed garden and paddock. The cottage has undergone an extensive conversion and refurbishment over the last few years. The owner has created a cottage that offers luxury, comfort and relaxation; no detail has been overlooked with the same level of attention and detail given to each and every room, from high end interiors and furnishings to those extra touches that take the cottage in to a league of its own and one that will see you want to return each and every year. In short, the cottage married together with the delights of north Devon offers the best of self-catering holidays.
Alice's Cottage offers the perfect sociable holiday home with an open plan living space centrally positioned allowing the bedrooms to sit either side of the barn, separated by hall doors creating quiet bedroom areas. The main bedroom enjoys an en suite shower-room with the other two bedrooms benefitting from bath/shower rooms situated just outside the bedroom doors. The joy of the bathrooms has to be the toiletries and under-floor heating which is always a treat for the feet especially on those crisp mornings.
The garden and outdoor area is the perfect extension to the cottage, with large patio doors opening out on to a wonderfully positioned patio. From dining to relaxing whilst the children and hound play on the lawn you really can kick back and let the holiday vibes wash over you. At night light the barbecue, stoke the fire-pit and stargaze for hours whilst enjoying a bottle of wine.
Owing to the location of the cottage the paddock and stables are available should you wish to travel with your horse to take advantage of the location. Please do let us know if you would like to add this to your booking for an extra fee.
The local village of Chittlehampton is a welcoming rural village offering a community shop, Post Office and a lovely local pub (highly recommended) where you will receive a warm welcome for all the family including the hound.
The nearest market town is South Molton with its twice weekly (Thursdays and Saturdays) pannier market and quirky independent shops, and offers a lovely afternoon option for some retail therapy; for larger shops Barnstaple is a short drive away.
For a highly recommended blast of sea air, the nearest beach on the north Devon coast is just over half an hour away - miles of golden sand at Instow. Across the estuary, you can use the little seasonal passenger ferry, is the historic fishing village of Appledore.
If walking is your thing, Exmoor National Park is just half an hour away by car and dramatic Dartmoor can be easily reached too (around an hour's drive). Or why not cycle the Tarka Trail from Braunton to Meeth near Hatherleigh.
North Devon offers an activity for everyone, no matter what the season.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker and wood-burner. Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine/drier and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6'')
Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Please note the bed in bedroom 3 can only be accessed from one side as it is against the wall.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 to 4 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH (partial under-floor)
The open plan layout means this will be the heart of the cottage offering the best of open plan living.
The dining-table sits centrally to the room and opposite the patio doors out on to the garden.
The modern bright kitchen sits within the open plan central living area.
Alice's Cottage sits within the rolling north Devon countryside but you can be at the coast within 30 minutes or walking the local weekly market within 10 minutes.
Each bedroom offers a wonderful room to recharge at the end of the day.
The patio doors open up on to the patio and your secluded enclosed garden.
The front door into the cottage opens up into the hallway.
The hall benefits from under-floor heating with plenty of storage for shoes and coats. From here you can access bedroom 3 and the shower-room.
Bedroom 3 offers a tranquil room furnished beautifully.
The shower-room benefits from under-floor heating and is situated next to bedroom 3.
Bedroom 3 sits to the end of the cottage and offers the perfect spot to sit and read a book.
A bed dressed for the perfect night's sleep.
From the entrance hall you can also access the main open plan living area.
The kitchen sits at the opposite end of the living area.
The coffee will be the perfect start to your morning routine.
The vaulted ceiling and Velux windows means this area floods with light.
The living area benefits from a Smart TV and wood-burner with the original slate floor.
The hall leads through to bedrooms 1 and 2, with the main bathroom situated between the bedrooms, this area benefits from under-floor heating.
Bedroom 1 offers a wonderfully positioned room and benefits from an en suite shower-room. With two windows the room also floods with light.
Bedroom 1 is a wonderful size and offers plenty of storage. This room looks out over the back courtyard area.
The en suite to bedroom 1 is generous in size.
The cottage has been stocked and equipped to the highest level.
A room with a view.
The kitchen has been designed to fit with the open plan layout.
Even on those darker days the cottage will flood with light.
Breakfast is always a joy on holiday.
Bedroom 3 offers a relaxing room with a standard double bed. Please note the bed sits against the wall on one side.
A room that offers a wonderful night's sleep.
The main bathroom sits off the hall offering a bath, WC a wash-basin and under-floor heating.
Toiletries are always a welcome treat.
Rainfall showers are always the best.
The view from bedroom 1 looking down the length of the cottage through to the entrance hall.
The kitchen area.
The patio doors open on to the enclosed garden and patio area with the paddock and stables being fenced off to the top of the main garden area. This is part of the cottage and will be for your exclusive use.
The perfect spot to enjoy al fresco dinning.
The patio area offers the perfect spot for the family to enjoy the fresh area and the rural setting. Please note there are steps up to the main patio area from the parking /drive area.
The gas barbecue will be a firm favourite.
Alice's Cottage benefits from an enclosed garden as well as a paddock to the top of the first lawn.
You have arrived.
The cottage is fully enclosed and private, off the lane.