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Chulmleigh Fish Cottage | Sleeps 2-4, Pet Friendly, Very Unique, Pretty Gardens!

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
English country cottage set in the heart of the glorious Devon countryside!

Enjoy quintessential English country living. Cosy Devon cottage with slate & wood floors, wood fires, large private garden. Woodland walks & fishing in Tarka Country. Great pubs & restaurants nearby incl. "War Horse" pub, Duke of York. Dogs welcome.

June Review 2016

"Beautiful cottage in a fantastic setting. Charming doesn't even begin to describe it, we fell in love with the place as soon as we opened the front door. Much bigger than we had expected as well. Nothing at all to fault about the place and we would highly recommend it. Hope to visit again." Susan, Val-d'Isère, France

Fish Cottage, one of a group of former estate houses built for workers at the Earl of Portsmouth's nearby Gothic revival folly, Eggesford House, offers a peaceful retreat away from it all while being conveniently situated a short distance from the nearest village shops.

Surrounded by woodland from the old estate, the cottage retains its original 1840s character and charm. With slate and polished wood floors, log fires, and comfy antique furniture, the cottage provides a surprisingly varied selection of individually furnished rooms in which to relax and enjoy your stay.

The cottage is compact but spacious with a large living room with wood burning stove, sofa to seat 3 and 2 leather arm chairs; a book-filled study with open fire, antique bureau and a selection of leather arm chairs; 2 stylish cottage bedrooms with comfy double beds and all linen and towels provided; a light-filled garden dining room with oak table and chairs for 6 - (2 double doors take you to the flower and vegetable garden and barbecue area); a country kitchen with modern electric cooking appliances and washing machine; a bathroom with antique bath and hand shower.

Fish cottage is available for 3 day weekend getaways and for longer stays of a week or more. Renting during peak months - June, July, August- is preferably by the week -Saturday to Saturday. Easter, Christmas and the New Year are also available on a weekly rental basis. Other months there is a 3 day minimum stay.

Whether it's a romantic weekend for 2 away from it all, or a countryside adventure with friends or family, we sincerely hope your time with us at Fish Cottage will be enjoyable -a chance to experience authentic Devon country living - but with Wi-Fi!

The house and garden offer a variety of spaces and ways to make your stay pleasurable – whether relaxing outside on the lawn, barbecuing and enjoying a glass of wine at twilight in the private garden or dining at the oak table in the light- filled garden room. If you feel like spending a little time inside there is the choice of hunkering down in the cosy study, reading by the open fire, or lounging on the sitting room’s comfy sofa and leather armchairs, listening to music by the wood burning stove. To explore the beautiful countryside and wildlife of Tarka Country, step out from the front door of the cottage or through the cottage garden and walk along the many trails which take you through surrounding Heywood Forest with ancient Norman Mott and bailey fort and Victorian arboretum, and on to public footpaths leading to the picturesque local villages of Winkleigh and Chulmleigh where a choice of local pubs serve a variety of fine food and local beers.

Julie and Michael may not be on site but are happy to answer any queries and arrange guided trips and other activities via email, preferably with a few weeks notice. Our friend, Lenice, who lives locally, will greet guests when they arrive and be on hand to help with any concerns. Please contact her if you need extra logs (She will supply logs at £5 per load.) or extra bedding for the airbed (there will be a £10 charge).

For activities, whether it's taking river or forest walks, or exploring the country roads and trails on foot or bicycle (bicycles can be rented at Eggesford Garden Centre), this part of Devon has much to see and experience. Fishing is available on some of the best stretches of the nearby rivers and outings can be arranged for professional fishermen or for the family. Owner has fishing one of the best beats of the middle Taw. There are golf courses at Chulmleigh and at the High Bullen Hotel at Chittlehamholt. Belstone on Dartmoor and Tarr Steps on Exmoor are great places to have a picnic in rugged and unspoilt countryside and are only a half an hour away. There are several unique National Trust properties nearby – Castle Hill at Filleigh, Arlington Court, Castle Drogo. The North Devon coast has miles of sandy beaches for bathing and surfing - at beaches such as Saunton, Woolacombe and Croyde Bay, and for walkers, the Devon Coastal Path takes you along miles of beaches and cliffs to the cliff side villages of Clovelly and Hartland, in areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you would like to take day trips without the car, there is a train station at Eggesford, on the Tarka Line (20 minutes walk from the cottage) with quick access to the Cathedral city of Exeter and the market town of Barnstaple where cycling tours on the Tarka Trail to Bideford can be arranged at the station.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Manager

The owners Julie and Michael may not be on site but are happy to answer any queries and arrange guided trips and other activities via email, preferably with a few weeks notice.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

5 star accommodation. We had the most wonderful 4 nights at Fish Cottage. Simply beautiful. tranquil and made to feel so welcome by Lenice and the owners. Highly recommend. Great places to walk just at the end of the lane. So perfect for 4 legged guests also! Many thanks.
May 2016
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  • 4 of 5

We spent six nights here in April 2016, to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The cottage was clean, warm and cosy. The bed was very comfortable and the bedroom spacious. The kitchen had everything we needed. except a dishwasher but this was not an issue. The washing machine was very handy. I loved the dining room that looked out on to the beautiful garden.

The bathroom was downstairs and being used to an ensuite I thought this would be a problem but it was fine. We usually shower so it was a change for us to have baths instead and the hand held shower over the bath was fine for hair washing. The other change for us was there was no TV but we went prepared for this and quite enjoyed the week without a tele and there is a huge selection of books to read.

We found plenty of places to visit including Clovelly, Rosemore, Babbacombe,, Dawlish and Canonteign all within an hours driving. The local pubs did really good meals and dogs were welcome.

Our dog loved big garden and the walks out the back in the woods. All in all a very good holiday we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The house and garden offer a variety of spaces and ways to make your stay pleasurable – whether sitting on the lawn enjoying a glass of wine at twilight or dining at the oak table in the dining room with a view of the garden, or hunkering down in the cosy book–filled study, reading by the open fire, or lounging on the sitting room’s comfy sofa and leather armchairs, listening to music by the wood burning stove. To explore the beautiful countryside and wildlife of Tarka Country, step out from the cottage into the many trails through surrounding Heywood Forest and on to public footpaths leading to the picturesque local villages of Winkleigh and Chulmleigh.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter Airport at 63 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : The Lymington Arms at 2.4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Brittany Ferries at 74 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chulmleigh Golf Course at 7.7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Eggesford Train Station at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Tiverton, M5 at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Recommended ~ The Duke of York, Iddesleigh at 13.7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Westward Ho! at 47 Kilometres Car: necessary

The Area ~ At the heart of North Devon's exciting new UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Fish Cottage is located between the small hamlets of Wembworthy and Eggesford in the spectacular, partly wooded, River Taw valley, made famous in Henry Williamsons book, "Tarka the Otter", and approximately mid-way between the University and Cathedral city of Exeter and Barnstaple, on the North Devon coast. The cottage is ideally positioned for access to Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, renowned for their beautiful scenery and opportunities for walking, riding and fishing, and within reach of the spectacular North Devon coast, with its sandy beaches and fabulous coastal walks. The Cottage is fortunate to have a variety of villages and small towns within easy reach (Chulmleigh and Winkleigh are the closest) with pubs, shops and restaurants. Many of the bigger towns like South Molton and Barnstaple, host traditional weekly markets – ideal places to meet the local community and buy their produce.

Horse riding and stabling are available locally and other seasonal country pursuits can be catered for. There are excellent opportunities for salmon, sea trout and trout fishing along the River Taw, including from the Fox and Hounds Hotel in Eggesford. Although only a mile away from a train line to London, the cottage is well off the tourist track with empty roads, starry skies, and plentiful wildlife. The patient explorer can experience wildlife in its natural environment - solo or with a local guide. (Please allow at least two weeks for us to arrange sporting trips and guided walks).

The cottage is within easy reach of numerous local villages which offer many amenities. Winkleigh and Chulmleigh have a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, including the Mad Butcher for quality local meat and Wright and Proper tearoom for Devon cream tea. The village of Chulmleigh has a local baker, a delicatessen at The Old Dairy, a family butcher and several cafes and restaurants. The nearby towns all have traditional weekly markets -ideal places to meet local community and buy their produce. South Molton produce markets on Thursdays and Saturdays. Barnstaple has a local produce market on Friday each week.

There are lots of Country pubs in the area such as the Red Lion in Chulmleigh, the Kings Arms in Winkleigh, the Duke of York in Iddesleigh (the inspiration for “War Horse”) and the New Inn, in the delightful hamlet of Samford Courtney most of which serve both pub lunches and full lunch and dinner menus.

The Region ~ For those interested in wildlife, the rivers Taw and Torridge hold stocks of wild salmon and seatrout, and fishing can be arranged on a daily or weekly basis. Horse riding and stabling are available locally. The patient explorer can experience wildlife in its natural environment - solo or with a local guide. (Please allow at least two weeks for us to arrange sporting trips and guided walks). Local wildlife includes birds of prey, foxes, badgers, deer and the otter – the latter made famous by local author Henry Williamson's book Tarka the Otter. A little further afield, bordering the river Taw estuary, and within the core of the Unesco Biosphere Reserve, is Braunton Burrows, the largest dune system in England and home to a large number of rare plants and animals. http://www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk.

For other activities, whether it's taking river or forest walks, or exploring the country roads and trails on foot or bicycle (bicycles can be rented at Eggesford Garden Centre), this part of Devon has much to see and experience. There are golf courses at Chulmleigh and at the High Bullen Hotel at Chittlehamholt. Belstone on Dartmoor and Tarr Steps on Exmoor are great places to have a picnic in rugged and unspoilt countryside and are only a half an hour away. There are several unique National Trust properties nearby – Cstle Hill at Filleigh, Arlington Court, and Castle Drogo. The North Devon coast has miles of sandy beaches for bathing and surfing - at beaches such as Saunton, Woolacombe and Croyde Bay, and for walkers, the Devon Coastal Path takes you along miles of beaches and cliffs to the cliff side villages of Clovelly and Hartland, in areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you would like to take day trips without the car, there is a train station at Eggesford, on the Tarka Line (20 minutes walk from the cottage) with quick access to the Cathedral city of Exeter and the market town of Barnstaple where cycling tours on the Tarka Trail to Bideford can be arranged at the station.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
 
Festive Season
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£695
for 5 nights
From
£127
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£237
for 3 nights
From
£59
 
 
Valentine's
10 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£75
 
 
Early Spring
18 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£662
for 7 nights
From
£86
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£264
for 3 nights
From
£68
 
 
May Spring Break
26 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£613
for 7 nights
From
£79
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£75
 
 
Summer
7 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£823
for 7 nights
From
£109
 
 
High Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£949
for 7 nights
From
£127
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£318
for 3 nights
From
£86
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£75
 
 
October Half Term
27 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£704
for 7 nights
From
£92
 
 
Late Autumn
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
 
Festive Season
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£695
for 5 nights
From
£127
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
From
£80
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes ~
There is a real fire in the study and a wood burning stove in the sitting room ~ newspapers, kindling & logs are provided for your stay. If more logs are needed please tell the house manager and she will supply them. Each new load will be charged at £5.
All linen and towels are included with each rental. An air bed is available for a child if requested. Please supply your own bedding for the airbed otherwise there will be an extra charge of £10 per set of bedding.
There is a £60 cleaning fee for 2-7 nights stay and £90 for 7-14 nights in addition to the nightly rate.
Linen & towels are only changed weekly and the holiday cottage is only cleaned after departure.
1 dog or 2 small dogs are welcome for an additional fee of £15 per dog each.
The nearest amenities are 2.5 km away. The nearest train station at Eggesford is 1.5 km away

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

Enjoy quintessential English country living for 2-4. Devon cottage with slate floors, stone walls & wood fires. Large garden. Woodland walks & fishing in Tarka Country. Great pubs & restaurants nearby incl. "War Horse" pub, Duke of York. Dogs welcome.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Stereo

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Roll top bath with hand held shower head

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Spacious Master bedroom with views over the pretty garden
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Second double bedroom with views over the garden

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

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