Welcome to The Thatched Cottage.
Fairy-tale bliss.
Breakfast in bed. You're on holiday after all...
Perfect for holiday feasts.
Sit back and unwind.
The beautiful, beamed dining-room.
The well-equipped kitchen.
A perfect kitchen!
Throw open the patio doors on a sunny day.
Perfect for sociable suppers.
The shower-room.
The gorgeous main bedroom.
And relax...
The comfy second bedroom.
Countryside bliss.
Enjoy a restful night's sleep.
The gorgeous third bedroom can be made up as twins or a king-size - you choose!
Enjoy a blissful soak in the luxurious bath tub.
Beautiful touches throughout.
Get lost in a good book.
The spacious patio area, perfect for relaxing.
Unwind after a day of adventures.
The beautiful outdoor area.
Enjoy meals al fresco.
Your dog will love it here!
The Thatched Cottage.
The pretty town of Bideford.
Discover miles of sandy beach at Instow.
Explore the charming village of Appledore.
Discover Combe Martin.
Go on a kayaking adventure in Ilfracombe.
The gorgeous north Devon coastline.
Exmoor is not too far away.
Take the passenger ferry from Bideford Quay to Lundy Island.

The Thatched Cottage


1.4 miles SE of Barnstaple / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £742

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3

Zip and link

An utterly gorgeous, fairy-tale thatched cottage tucked away down a peaceful lane on the outskirts of the river port town of Barnstaple. Dating back to the 16th Century, the cottage oozes magical charm and plenty of character, the perfect home to be enjoyed by all the family and your four-legged friends. Having been lovingly refurbished by the owners, a blissfully calm home-from-home has been created with lots of beautiful touches throughout.

As you step over the threshold, you will enter the beautiful, beamed dining-room with a feature ornamental inglenook fireplace and a gorgeous parquet floor. The dining-table is a sociable spot for the family to come together and reminisce about the day's adventures while the fully fitted kitchen is a wonderful area for cooking up a holiday feast. There is also a handy utility area which is accessed via steps and houses the fridge/freezer. The dining-room leads off to a shower-room and the glorious double aspect sitting-room has sumptuous sofas, perfect for sinking into at the end of the day. Light up the log-burner and simply relax! The patio doors lead out to the spacious outdoor area, a lovely spot for relaxing and soaking up the sunshine. A few steps lead to the lower patio area with a table and chairs for al fresco dining on a sunny day.

Upstairs, you will find three gorgeous bedrooms. The main bedroom is decorated in calming tones making it a tranquil place for a restful night's sleep with a luxurious king-size double bed. The other two bedrooms are simply lovely; bedroom two has a comfy double bed and bedroom three is a very pretty room with a 'zip and link' bed so it can either be a king-size double or twin beds, you choose! The family bathroom has a gorgeous roll-top bath ideal for a blissful soak after a day of exploring.

There is plenty to see and do in this area of north Devon. Hop in the car to discover the glorious north Devon beaches and miles of coastal walks. If you are feeling energetic, head out for a walk, cycle along the famous Tarka Trail or explore Exmoor National Park, lace up your walking shoes and discover the beautiful, unspoilt countryside. For a slice of the coast, enjoy a ferry trip to Lundy Island from nearby Bideford Quay. A little further afield there are numerous popular coastal towns to explore - Instow, Appledore, Braunton Burrows, Croyde and Woolacombe. And don't forget to pay a visit to the charming, historic village of Clovelly for a special day out.

Ground Floor


Sitting-room with Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker and wood-burner

Kitchen with dual fuel range (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, washing machine and dishwasher


Utility-room with fridge/freezer

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and TV

Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")

Bedroom 3 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2' 6" twin) beds

Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin

Please note the barbecue can only be used on the lower patio, due to the property being thatched. The charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this property. The nearest charging station is at Tesco, which is 1.8 miles and chargeable. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 1 car and parking on road
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Full gas-fired CH