Tucked away in the quiet and tranquil parish of Meshaw in north Devon you will find the delightful Orchard Cottage. This is a charming cottage offering the warmest of welcomes and is an ideal getaway for a family or couple simply wanting that extra bit of space and tranquillity.
Orchard Cottage has been beautifully renovated with a fun and spacious layout, lovingly furnished and fully equipped. The cottage is a real escape with the added delight of your own orchard garden, private patio-area and a beautiful meadow walk down to the owners' lake that is the best backdrop for those holiday memories that will last forever! Orchard Cottage really will allow you to breathe, relax and recharge!
With living areas on both levels and the benefit of under-floor heating throughout no one will feel the chill, not even your toes! You enter the front door on the ground floor into the well thought out kitchen/diner/living area offering a laid-back sociable space for entertaining, with everything you need to rustle up a tasty meal before you head off for the day or that perfect Sunday roast after a day of exploring the surrounding countryside. This room also floods with light thanks to numerous windows and beautiful patio doors that open on to your own private garden with a secluded patio area - the perfect spot for a family barbecue or that morning coffee whilst listening to the bird song! On the first floor you will find a second sitting-room that has a wonderful, vaulted ceiling with the all-important wood-burner, TV and cosy sofas; the ideal combination for a family film night after a day of exploring.
There are two bedrooms to choose from, both offering lovely rural views, linens and super-comfy beds. Upstairs you'll find the twin bedroom with three-foot beds and benefitting from a small but perfectly formed shower-room on the small landing of the second sitting room. Downstairs you will find the spacious main bedroom boasting a beautiful king-size bed and a large en suite bathroom with a heated towel rail.
The garden and outdoor area is a real treat and is an extension of the indoor living space. The lovely yet discreet owners, who have created this very special place, live next door however this is not their permanent home so you will be left to enjoy your holiday in peace, but may cross paths on the driveway.
Orchard Cottage is the ideal escape in a rural setting yet close enough to the coast and the moors, offering a new adventure for each day of your holiday in glorious north Devon.
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 50 minutes 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 a short drive away by car and dramatic Dartmoor can be easily reached too; when it comes to the great outdoors north Devon delivers. Or why not cycle the Tarka Trail from Braunton to Meeth near Hatherleigh? Don't worry if you haven't brought your bike, they have cycle hire options.
North Devon offers an activity for everyone, no matter what the season.
Kitchen/Diner with electric hob, electric oven, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and TV
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Sitting-room with Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please take care on the open tread staircase, and supervise children near the lake. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Regret no pets
- Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full under-floor heating (geothermal)
Welcome to Orchard Cottage.
The gorgeous main room with en suite bathroom.
Views from the patio across the orchard and down to the lake which you have full access to.
A lovely home-from-home welcome and benefitting from a television in addition to the one in the main sitting-room.
With views down to the lake across the garden the kitchen really does flood with light.
Enjoy a soak in the bath after a busy day of exploring.
The private patio area.
Orchard Cottage has a large open plan living area on the ground floor, with doors out on to your garden.
The comfy upstairs sitting-room benefits from a lovely log-burner.
The gardens offer a beautiful ever-changing picture no matter the season.
When it comes to space this cottage delivers.
The dining-area for you to enjoy a lovely roast or a quick breakfast before heading out for the day.
The kitchen is fully equipped.
The open-tread stairs to the sitting-room, twin bedroom and shower-room.
The main bedroom has been styled beautifully.
Breakfast for two...
Both bedrooms are light and airy adding to the relaxed feel.
The cottage has a few statement pieces for your enjoyment.
The en suite bathroom benefits from a bath, shower cubicle and heated towel.
Orchard Cottage has been maintained beautifully.
The stairs are open-tread but perfectly safe.
The main sitting-room on the first floor offers the perfect place to sit back, light the log-burner and catch up on those missed films.
The twin bedroom again is bright and airy with beautiful pieces of furniture and those comfy 3' beds.
The two beds can be pushed together to create a double should this be required.
The shower-room sits on the open plan landing between the sitting-room and twin bedroom.
This cottage offers the perfect location in a rural setting for you to relax and enjoy.
You can enjoy your private orchard at Orchard Cottage!
The perfect spot to enjoy the slower pace of life!
The lake will offer the perfect picnic area for you whilst at Orchard Cottage.
The view of the cottage when you arrive.
The delights of Exmoor are waiting to be discovered.
You never know who you'll bump into on Exmoor!
Lynmouth is a lovely place to spend time.
The picturesque harbour at Ilfracombe.
Damien Hirst's "Verity" stands guard at the harbour entrance at Ilfracombe.
The stunning rugged coastline around Ilfracombe.
Pretty Combe Martin.
Porlock on the north coast is a short drive away.
Discoveries to be made at Porlock beach.
North Devon has a fabulous choice of places to dine out.
Minehead beach is a great place for a family day at the seaside.
Minehead has a super steam train.
Majestic Dunster Castle.
The pretty village of Dunster is waiting to be discovered.