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Country Cottage With Secluded Garden In The Heart Of The North Devon Countryside

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Updated: 20-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Holiday Home in Bideford, North Devon, England - Very Quiet Country Location

Crooked Lake is everything you would hope for in a quiet, Devon cottage. This secluded 17th century stone cottage is tucked away in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside, yet is only 15 minutes from the bustling North Devon town of Bideford and 20 minutes from the glorious North Devon beaches.

The cottage is deceptively spacious inside with separate dining-room, lounge, conservatory and kitchen. Upstairs has been beautifully decorated, with 3 bedrooms, one master with en-suite, a twin and a single bedroom; plus a charming family bathroom.

The cottage is full of quaint original features like the pretty shutters with cut-out heart shapes and the wonderful open fireplaces.

Outside there is plenty of space in the stunning gardens. At the rear of the cottage is an attractive enclosed garden complete with a babbling stream and small wooden bridge, perfect for children to play and explore in complete safety. There is a host of local wildlife with regular visits from four and two legged creatures to the garden from the adjoining wood.

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Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2017

1 Reviews

2/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Not The Best.

  • 2 of 5

No mobile signals in area. TV reception non existent for the full weeks stay Caretaker blamed this on the trees. Very dangerous entry from parking space onto main road. Door openings to low ,most were only 4ft 6ins , 5ft at most, ceiling beam in living room same, Very dangerous, came away with bumps and bruises to the head . Not recommended for 5ft-6in people

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 50 Miles

Special interest holidays:

North Devon offers something for everyone when it comes to activities, with amazing walks around the coast to the untamed wilderness of Exmoor, as well as many lovely country walks easily accessed from the cottage.

For the more adventurous there is some of the best surfing and kite-surfing in the world all around the North Devon coast at beaches like Widemouth Bay, Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Croyde.

There is horse ridding, fishing and fantastic cycling along the Tarka Trail than runs nearby in one direction from Bideford to Torrington and in the other all the way to Braunton via Instow.

There are loads of outward bound centres all over North Devon, which will test even the most adventurous of kids, try Skern Lodge just down the road at Westward Ho!


Crooked Lake is only 15 minutes from the coast. North Devon and North Cornwall have some of the best beaches in the world and are ideal for sunbathing, swimming or water sports. Widemouth Bay, Instow and Westward Ho! are close by, while Saunton Sands, Croyde and Putsborough are just the other side of Barnstaple. Smaller picturesque coves such as Bucks Mills and Peppercombe are even closer to hand and offer more secluded and quiet options.


The village of Parkham is a mile up the road.

Bideford is less than a 10 minute drive.

There is a train station at Barnstaple - approximately 10 miles.

Exeter airport is 50 miles.

Plymouth and Pool/Portsmouth Ferry points are approximately 100 miles.


Bideford is 5 miles away.

Barnstaple is 10 miles.

Exeter is 50 miles.

M5 Junction 27 is 40 miles

The coast is 8 miles.

Exmoor is 15 miles.

Clovelly village 7 miles.

RHS Rosemoor 10 miles.

Bude 21 miles.

Further Details:

Bideford is Crooked Lake's nearest town. It is home to a selection of shops, bars and restaurants. There are also three supermarkets in the area and a range of banks and petrol stations. Boats leave the town during the summer season bound for Lundy Island.

Prices and Availability

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The Master Bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with whirlpool bath, over-head power shower, basin and WC. There is also a spacious family bathroom with bath, electric shower over head, basin and WC.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with a 4ft 6in pine bed, wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with whirlpool bath, power shower, basin and WC. Single bedroom with fitted cupboards and 3ft bed. Twin bedroom with two 3ft iron beds, pine furniture and lovely garden views.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Available at the cottage is a multi fuel wood-burner (the initial supply of wood is supplied) and a large screen TV with Free View. You will also find a selection of puzzles and board games, a DVD player with a small DVD collection, music system, hair dryer and a welcome pack. Outside: Crooked Lake is surrounded by a stone wall and stunning mature gardens. To the side there is a parking bay for 2-3 cars and a gate that leads into the enclosed gardens that surround the cottage at the rear. A natural running, stream with two bridges is a feature at the rear of the property and sloping lawns with mature shrubs offer a very private sun trap. Sun loungers, garden furniture and BBQ are provided.

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