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Exmoor Holiday Cottage in Little Mead, Brendon, Exmoor

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 1 Bath 1 Shower room each with toilet and hand basin.

A good sized porch leads into the hallway. The recently enlarged sitting room has a wood burning stove and enjoys pleasant views of the wooded slopes surrounding the village..

The large kitchen/diner has an oil fired rayburn providing full central heating and hot water in the Spring and Autumn, with an electric immersion for the summer.

A very special feature of Little Mead is the spacious sun lounge/diner specifically built to take advantage of the splendid views up the valley.

There is a ground floor double bedroom (king size), a bathroom with wc and a shower room with wc. Stairs lead up from the kitchen to two bedrooms, one double (4ft 6″) and one twin. Both have views over the river.

Little Mead, Brendon – an idyllic detached Cottage in the heart of Lorna Doone Country.

Leading off the kitchen is a “garden room” with door to the riverside garden. Over the years we have opened up delightful views of the river to be enjoyed from the lawn behind the cottage, garden table and chairs are provided.

Recently the garden has been considerably enlarged to include a newly planted mini-orchard ensuring the cottage is completely surrounded by it’s own tranquil setting.

Littlemead is a non smoking cottage!

More Details

Sally Slocock
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Countisbury in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Oil for Rayburn: £20 per week extra. All bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided. No children under twelve; the river in the garden is not fenced.


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Exmoor Holiday Cottage in Little Mead, Brendon, Exmoor
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Spacious, clean, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous cottage in a great location, within walking distance of the pub and plenty of walking from the door. There is lots of space inside and out (offroad parking for 3), the cottage was very clean, warm and excellently equipped. The only point I would make is that there was no milk/bread on arrival, which is fine if you know (I had assumed so came prepared!) but it is quite a drive to the nearest shop - I mention this for anyone who is unfamiliar with the area. We absolutely loved staying here and intend to return!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! Sally
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Brilliant place to stay for the family close to everywhere highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay highly recommended to everyone!!! Cannot wait to come back again. Cottage had everything you needed as a family outstanding place to stay close to everything to explore if not back to the beautiful garden to sit send relax. Pub up yet he road which has lovely food.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Littlemead after a wonderful previous stay and yet again were not disappointed. If you are looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday in a cosy cottage this is for you! Within easy reach of all the sights of beautiful Exmoor. Fabulous walks on your doorstep for taking your dogs and stunning views.

We spent a lot of time in the tranquil garden dining outside enjoying the beautiful views. Anything you need Littlemead has it from logs for the open fire to a very well equipt kitchen.

A must stay for everyone!

Already looking at booking our next holiday!

Amanda c

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

Littlemead is a lovely cottage in a stunning part of exmoor. Close to the North Devon coastline and right in the heart of the Doone Valley. We only just arrived yesterday and we are so pleased we chose Littlemead for our holiday. It is clear the current owners love this little cottage. It is very homely and we are already feeling relaxed. Well equipt, clean and very cosy. We are certainly going to enjoy our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We certainly do love Littlemead and we have a wonderful team that help us look after it. I cant believe that we have owned Littlemead for twenty years!
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A little Gem of a cottage

  • 5 of 5

As regular visitors to the Lynmouth area this beautiful cottage is by far the best we've stayed in! A home from home with everything you would need to make a relaxing stay. Peaceful and private but within walking distance of The stag hunters pub for a lovely meal and minutes away from all areas that we wanted to visit. The garden is wonderful with wildlife and the river to relax by. The owners are very helpful and friendly and have thought of all little extra's that go to making your stay perfect. Will be recommending this cottage without hesitation! Thank you so much Sally!

Amanda cook

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

On our first sight of the cottage we could not believe how lucky we were to have picked such a perfect place. Over the years we have stayed in many cottages but this one has to be in one of the nicest locations. The cottage it's self had everything you would require to make a comfortable stay.The cottage had such a welcoming feel and you instantly knew you were going to enjoy your weeks holiday.The walks from the cottage were all in easy reach and really picturesque.One such walk which we and our dogs enjoyed was a leisurely stroll to Watersmeet which is one not to be missed.The people who lived in the village of Brendon were extremely friendly and were quite happy to talk about the local area.Besides walking this cottage was situated in an ideal position to journey by car to other parts of North Devon.Without any hesitation we would highly recommend this cottage to our family and friends and to anyone who reads this review.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments about Littlemead. It is our second home and we would love to spend more time there - roll on retirement!
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Car: necessary

Little Mead is an idyllic area, on the edge of the village of Brendon, surrounded by wooded hills, providing complete seclusion – ideal for walkers, horse riders, golfers or fishermen.

Quiet and tranquil Brendon is only 3 miles from the Doone Valley and the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth.

Footpaths criss cross the area over the open moor, through wooded valleys and along the spectacular Exmoor coast line.

It is an easy drive to the pretty village of Porlock along the dramatic scenic coast road.

To the west are the superb beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe.

Fishing: Salmon, sea trout and trout fishing is available on the East Lyn River: Down stream of the cottage tickets are available from Brendon House Hotel (lOOyds from the cottage) for the Glenthome and Watersmeet fishery. Tickets also available upstream of the cottage on the Badgworthy Water.

Riding: There are plenty of stables in the area but we recommend either Brendon Manor Stables, or Clouds Hill Farm Stables at Malmsmead.

Golf: There are golf courses at Ilfracombe, Minehead and Saunton Sands.

Walking: The walks are too numerous to mention except to say that from the cottage you can either walk along the river, up onto the moor or along the coastal path. All are within easy reach.

Eating out: There are any number of excellent eating places. The Stag Hunters Inn is only 250 yds from the cottage and the Rockford Inn a mile further on and the Blue Ball at Countisbury. A particular favourite of ours is the Fox and Goose at Parracombe about a twenty minute drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Countisbury, Devon

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
13 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
24 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Arrivals: The Cottage change over day is Friday.
Please do not arrive at the cottage until after 3pm and leave by 10am on the day of your departure.

The deposit for the cottage is £150 per week. Your booking will be confirmed in writing and your deposit acknowledged. The balance for the cottage is due one month before your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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