In a fabulous location, just a stone's throw from the glorious North Devon Heritage Coast and offering guests the luxury of their very own private indoor swimming pool, Horseshoe Cottage is the quintessential holiday home, perfect for extended family or a group of friends. Situated on a small development this beautiful barn conversion, with the added benefit of a games-room, has everything you will need for fun-packed holidays, and even your four-legged friend will be made very welcome.
From the moment you step over the threshold you will fall in love with this gorgeous barn, from the fabulous indoor heated pool that is sure to delight old and young through to the fun-filled games-room for that all important family competitive fun around the table football. The hall leads to the fully equipped kitchen which has everything you will need to create a holiday feast. Step down into the sitting/dining-room where the clan can gather to plan the day ahead and enjoy the view of the pool through the full-length windows. The owners have thought of everything and there is even a breakfast counter with a second fridge and drink-making station, so you can relax and chat over a freshly brewed coffee whilst the more energetic members of the party practice their lengths! The fabulous wood-burner is purely ornamental but, with full central heating you will be warm and cosy here at any time of year.
At the end of the hall on the ground floor you will find two pretty bedrooms. The first is a lovely twin-bedded room, decorated in relaxing pastel shades and with sumptuous beds and luxury linens for that all important good night's sleep. The second bedroom has 'zip and link' beds, which can be configured as either twin beds or a fabulous super-king. This room is beautifully styled and has a reading nook with comfy velvet chair, the ideal place for a quiet holiday read.
From the hall, stairs lead to the first floor with characterful beams and sloping ceilings under the eaves (please take care with the sloping ceilings). The main sitting-room at the far end gives a nod to the creative talents of the owners, with super comfy sofas, bean bags for the youngsters and a Smart TV offering endless entertainment after a day out exploring north Devon. There is access to the outside from this room via granite steps, one of many lovely original features, but do take care on the steps. Along the corridor you will find bedroom three, a lovely twin-bedded room with the added benefit of an en suite shower-room and last but by no means least, delightful bedroom four which has a king-size bed and another en suite shower-room. All the rooms on this floor are light and airy thanks to the Velux windows throughout.
With two lovely outside areas, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to where to sit and enjoy your morning coffee in the sun. To the front there is a pretty central courtyard, shared with a small number of other cottages and to the rear of the cottage you'll find a table and chairs with the all important barbecue, perfect for al fresco dining after a day of exploring. During the winter months the barbecue is stored in the the garden shed.
Horseshoe Cottage is situated in beautiful countryside, where you can listen to birdsong and really escape the hustle and bustle. There will be the occasional horse rider or tractor using the country lane next to the cottage but that just adds to the charm of the place. It really is a wonderful holiday getaway.
North Devon boasts the most beautiful seascapes and countryside with hidden coves, sandy beaches and rolling landscapes just waiting to be discovered. Hartland Point is a short drive away with its iconic white lighthouse and Hartland Abbey, famous as a backdrop for many period dramas.
One of the best local inns is The Farmers Arms in the heart of Woolsery village, and you'll also find a convenient fish and chip shop here. Take a boat trip to Lundy Island from Bideford Quay, a bird spotters paradise, or perhaps a visit to Bude is in order, where the beaches are stunning. Westward Ho! has a mile of flat sandy beach at low tide and you can book surf lessons here, or maybe take a dip in the tidal pool, great fun for all the family. The twin villages of Instow and Appledore should be on your 'to do' list and you can catch the passenger ferry between the two.
Wherever you are exploring take time to shop locally at roadside stalls and farm shops. North Devon is famed for its fresh produce and this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some local fayre. Once discovered, north Devon will become your favourite getaway destination!
Sitting/Dining-room with Smart TV, fridge and ornamental wood-burner
Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bathroom 1 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bathroom 2 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Games-room with table football
Sitting-room 2 with Smart TV
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 4 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Please take care on the small steps leading up to the front door and on the granite steps from the sitting-room. Children should be accompanied in the swimming pool at all times. Please dry before leaving the pool area to avoid slipping on the tiled hallway. The swimming pool temperature is set between 27 to 30 degrees. Please note the pool door should be shut at all times and the pool cover used when not in use as this will affect the temperature. The depth of the swimming pool is 4ft, please note there is no deep or shall end. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and are not allowed in the bedrooms or swimming pool area. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Indoor swimming pool
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
Welcome! The indoor private swimming pool awaits your arrival at Horseshoe Cottage.
The sitting/dining-room has a fabulous view of the pool.
Plenty of space for the family and an original ornamental wood-burner.
The kitchen has everything you'll need for meal times.
The calming tones of one of the bedrooms - how comfortable does that bed look?!
Welcome to Horseshoe Cottage.
The very cosy sitting-room.
The perfect place to relax with a good book and a cheeseboard.
You'll enjoy sociable meal times here.
With a football table and plenty of board games, you certainly won't get bored!
A lovely spot for relaxing with a good book.
One of the twin bedrooms.
The lovely king-size double room has an en suite.
Enjoy a leisurely lie in.
The en suite.
There are lovely touches throughout.
Bedroom One is a cosy room with twin beds.
The family bathroom.
Wash off sandy toes at the end of the day.
Wander the unspoilt beauty of Hartland.
Hartland Lighthouse sits in solitude overlooking the Bristol Channel and Atlantic towards Lundy Island.
Hartland Point is breathtakingly beautiful.
The gorgeous golden sands of Bude are not too far away.
The timeless village of Clovelly is definitely worth a visit.
Appledore lies across the estuary from Instow.
The fabulous dog friendly beach at Instow.
Take the passenger ferry from Bideford Quay to Lundy Island.