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Chulmleigh Fish Cottage - Two Bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Two Bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 4

Chulmleigh Fish Cottage - is simply the quintessential English cottage. Dreamy gardens, beautifully finished polished wood floors and furniture, simply a beautiful cottage in a fantastic setting. Larger than you expect and close to the village shops and amenities. Here you are set in Mid-Devon with easy access to both Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks. National Trust properties and the North Devon coast are all within easy reach. Short breaks welcome outside main holiday weeks.


• Size:  Sleeps up to 4/6, 2 bedrooms

• Nearest beach:  Saunton Sands 25 miles

• Nearest amenities:  Chulmleigh

• Pets:  Pets allowed

• Short breaks:  Available at this property

• Smoking:  No smoking at this property

• Rooms:  2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen.

• Beds:  2 Double (4’6”) beds, 1 Air bed (Bedding for the air bed will incur a £10 charge)

• Luxuries:  Free internet/Wi-Fi, Music stereo, Books/games library

• General:  Electric radiators, feature fireplace, firewood, wood burning stove

• Utilities:  Electric cooker, fridge, washing machine

• Standard:  Kettle, toaster, iron

• Other:  Linen and towels provided, WiFi available, Eco-friendly

• Outdoors:  Courtyard Garden, Outside table & chairs, BBQ

• Parking:  Private parking

• And finally… Regrettably this property is unsuitable for children.

Pets information:

Pets are allowed at this property by prior arrangement only. Extra charge may be payable (up to £50 per pet per week). Please contact the holiday cottage agency directly after booking to arrange.

More Details

Property Manager
Will Keen
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Will Keen

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.

Why Will Keen chose Wembworthy

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wembworthy in Mid Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Television
  • Barbecue


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Chulmleigh Fish Cottage - Two Bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews


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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: 30-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

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.


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