The Gamekeepers Cottage is a hidden gem nestled in the countryside, looking out onto the private woodland and offering the perfect Devon luxury retreat with the benefit of a wood-fired hot tub for a couple to recharge, celebrate and escape. The owners have made sure that every aspect of the cottage offers luxury, with treats waiting for you on arrival including a hamper and locally-sourced toiletries.
At the end of a track the cottage is set next to the owners' home yet offers complete privacy with the reassurance that the owners are close by should you need assistance or even local knowledge about walks along the north Devon coast path, the wonder of Dartmoor or a local woodland walk which is accessible from your front door. Don't forget the picnic hamper which has been provided for your use and enjoyment.
When designing the layout, the owners have spared no expense with under-floor heating throughout, a log-burner and a 3000 spring mattress on a French-inspired Loaf bed to mention but a few of the wonderful items of furniture --not forgetting the roll-top bath and robes. The positioning of the front door also allows you to enjoy the view across towards Buckland House with windows positioned to flood the cottage with light and creating an ever-changing picture throughout the seasons.
For those colder days and nights, the living-room with vaulted ceilings offer a great space and warmed by the log-burner with logs sourced from the woods surrounding the cottage. The Smart TV will allow you to catch up on a box set or that film for those cosy evenings in.
Relaxation and luxury will be enjoyed by all that travel to this cottage. The garden and patio areas have also been decked out with top of the range rattan furniture and cushioned sun beds as well as a parasol allowing you to enjoy those day dreaming moments with not a care in the world. Once night-time falls you can star gaze whilst enjoying a glass of wine and keeping warm by one of the two fire-pits that also offer a barbecue option.
Please note the beds are made up with feather bedding, synthetic bedding can be provided on request.
If you can bear to tear yourselves away from the cottage, north Devon offers plenty of things to see and do. You can join the renowned Tarka Trail (a safe, traffic-free and relatively flat disused railway line that runs alongside the River Torridge) at nearby Great Torrington - if you fancy cycling, bikes can be hired at Torrington Cycle Hire. Alternatively bring your own bikes and you can be on the cycle path within five minutes.
The wonderful market towns of Great Torrington and Holsworthy are well worth a visit, as is north Devon's largest town of Barnstaple. Of course, heading to the coast is a must and you will be spoilt for choice with lots of fantastic beaches to visit - Croyde, Clovelly, Sandymouth, Westward Ho!, Widemouth Bay and Crooklets to name a few - whether you want to try your hand at surfing or paddle boarding, have a bucket and spade day or join the South West Coast Path, there is something for everyone.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker and wood-burner. Induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer and slimline dishwasher
Bedroom with king-size duble bed (5')
Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Shared Garage with microwave and washing machine
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full electric CH (under-floor heating)
- Logs for wood-burner and wood-fired hot tub
The Gamekeepers Cottage has open views from both patio areas across the Devon hills.
The open plan living area offers luxury throughout with no detail overlooked.
A bathroom with a view offering the perfect chill out zone with the benefit of under-floor heating.
The king-size bed benefits from a 3000 sprung mattress with beautiful furniture to complement the room.
The wood fired hot tub makes for a wonderful treat.
Your sun terrace will be enjoyed for hours, the tarmac area will be your unloading area with parking yards away in the side track. Please note, the area of lawn at the top of the photo is the owners and will be fenced off.
The log fire will keep you warm on those colder nights or lazy Sundays, the owner provides free logs for the duration of your stay.
From al fresco dining to sunbathing, you will not want for anything.
From your front door you can head off along the public path which in truth will be your private walk.
On arrival you can enjoy several treats from a welcome hamper, a welcome gin and a delicious home-made cake.
A welcome hamper on arrival is always a treat.
The kitchen has been equipped to the highest level and will be stocked ready from your arrival.
Coffee is always a great way to start the day and again the owners provide this as a cottage treat.
Throughout the cottage no detail has been overlooked and there are treats for you to enjoy.
The bathroom is accessed via a hall to the left of the curtained door. Please note the curtain soundproofs a door that links through to the owners' office area. This is fully locked and will not impact on your stay.
The bathroom offers both a roll-top bath and a shower cubicle with the luxury of under-floor heating.
A rainfall shower is always a treat.
The roll-top bath offers luxury.
Local free toiletries can be enjoyed, the small is truly wonderful!
The chest coffee table is a lovely feature for a room that has been designed for relaxing and enjoy a film on the Smart TV.
The dual-aspect bedroom floods with light and has views that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the luxury bed.
Breakfast in bed, well you are on holiday.
Professionally-made blackout curtains will ensure a good night's sleep after a day of walking and exploring.
The bedroom benefits from lovely finishing touches including a digital radio in the bedroom.
The cottage will have seasonal homegrown flowers to greet you.
The sun terrace from the front door will be enjoyed for hours especially with a glass of bubbles.
The ice bucket is on standby!
The dining patio benefits from luxury outside furniture, accessed through the patio doors. Please note behind the shrubs will be a fence as this is the owners' lawn.
The Gamekeepers Cottage offers the perfect retreat for couples. Please note there will be a fence that will block off the path which leads to the owners' patio and office area.
You have acres of private woodland to enjoy from the front door.
Classic find hidden gems for our guests to enjoy and this cottage will not fail to impress.
The washing machine and microwave are stored in the owners garage. The garage can also be used to store your bikes securely. Please note this not a parking option.
At the end of a lane, hidden in a woodland paradise, come and escape at The Gamekeepers Cottage. Parking is situated in the lane to the left of this picture.
The cottage sits close to the owners' house but offers total seclusion and peace and quiet, yet close enough to ask for help.