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Charming Cottage With Beautiful Private Garden And Countryside Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Kingscott, Great Torrington, Devon, England - Secluded Retreat

If your looking for a quiet haven for a peaceful break in the country, The Garden Cottage is just what you are looking for. This little gem is set in the grounds of a large country house, but as it is tucked around the back with it's own private entrance and garden you do not feel overlooked in any way.

The cottage has a large bedroom with a king-size bed and walk-in wardrobe, a spacious lounge which overlooks the lovely garden, a bathroom with shower and a well-equipped kitchen.

Whatever the time of year, The Garden Cottage offers guests a wonderfully relaxing bolt-hole to unwind and relax. Each season comes with it's own charm, in the winter hide away from the elements in the cosy cottage enjoying a glass of wine or playing games in warmth of the lounge, in spring walk in the stunning gardens and marvel at the beautiful flowers, which are coming to life and finally in both the summer and autumn, when the days are the longest and the sun is shining discover the wonders of the ever changing colours of the countryside and the miles of golden beaches on the North Devon coastline.

The Garden Cottage is set in the pretty hamlet of Kingscott and near the historical town of Great Torrington, famous for the site of a great Civil War battle between the Roundheads and Cavaliers. The area is blessed with wonderful rolling countryside and is honeycombed with walks and cycle paths, with the famous Tarka Trail starting or ending at Puffing Billy pub just outside Torrington. There are loads of really good pubs in the area and the New Inn is only a short drive away from the cottage and serves award winning food and good local beer. Explore North Devon towns like Bideford, Barnstaple and Ilfracombe or admire the coastal villages of Clovelly, Westward Ho! and Appledore, all offer travellers a taste of the local area. For those seeking an activity holiday, Devon offers something for everyone, with some of the best surfing in the UK at Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe. Kite surfing is also popular at the beaches on the North coast. The wilds of Exmoor or the coastal footpath offer walks that will challenge the most adventurous and there is great cycling on the Tarka Trail, which stretches from North Devon to Dartmoor. If you would rather have a more relaxed day out, the gardens at RHS Rosemoor are only 2 miles away and have 65 acres of stunning gardens to explore. There are large country houses to visit at Tapley Park and Arlington Court.

So, not only is The Garden Cottage a lovely place to relax and unwind it also offers guests a great base to explore the region.

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Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been so lucky with warm, sunny days. Forgotten how quiet the countryside can be. First class accommodation. Enjoyed our holiday. Thank you.

October 2014 | Hugh and Angela Bryson, Cornwall

Such a tranquil spot! Loved stargazing too. Thanks for the comfort and the welcome.

September 2014 | Nigel and Liz, Wiltshire

We spent a wonderfully relaxing week. Cottage perfect. Wine and scones a lovely touch! Weather gorgeous. Will be back.

September 2014 | Jan and Alan Webster, Staffordshire

Absolutely idyllic, surrounding area breathtaking. Wonderful hosts, cottage so comfortable and welcoming.

September 2014 | Mark and Sam, Cornwall

A beautiful, peaceful and scenic place. The perfect haven for us to spend our 10th wedding anniversary. Thank you - all the personal touches made our arrival most welcome after such a long journey. You truly have thought of everything - a wonderful week.

July 2014 | Debbie and Paul, Oldham
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kingscott in Saint Giles in the Wood

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The modern airy bathroom is fitted with sink, WC and shower. All the fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom is very spacious and has a large king-size bed from which you can view the garden through a long drop-down window, a walk-in wardrobe and chest-of-draws with mirror and vanity unit.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming Cottage With Beautiful Private Garden And Countryside Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

Our relaxed week away

  • 5 of 5

My recent stay at the cottage was lovey . On arrival there was home baked scones cream and jam . They even had milk tea coffee sugar and any other basic items you could of needed. We were a few minute car drive to the localshops and pub which did lovely home cooked food... The cottage was small but very clean .. I would definitely recommend this cottage to my friends ..

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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A wonderful place to stay very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Superb property with everything you need and lovely views across the countryside, and i would highly recommend this as a place to stay.

It is situated in ideal area with many places to visit within a short travelling distance.

The owners are lovely people with great hospitality with welcome goodies on arrival.

The property was well looked after and really clean

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil, private, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well equipped cottage. Beautiful garden. Very comfortable stay. We will definitely be back. Especially loved getting daily visits from the owners' friendly cat.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

The garden cottage was absolutely fantastic, Everything you could possibly need was provided.

The owners Sian and Nick are such lovely people and the setting of the cottage was superb.

We highly recommend this to other people wanting a quiet location.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you come to see us again!
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Beautiful, spacious cottage in lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is full of character and has far more space than other properties for two that I have stayed in. It is finished to a high standard, is very well equipped and very clean. The garden is lovely, and huge! The views are fantastic. The central location is perfect for visiting just about any part of Devon without too long a journey. The owners are very friendly and very helpful; I was travelling with my toddler, and no car, to visit relatives in the area and I received an extra phone call before our arrival with offers of extra equipment that could be of use to us during our stay. This was despite my booking at very short notice, so was much appreciated. We were visited every day by the owners' friendly cat, and we remembered to take seed for the birds, which landed right outside the patio doors whenever the cat wasn't visiting. Definitely my new favourite holiday cottage, and my daughter loved it too. Looking forward to staying again, sooner rather than later. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review of The Garden Cottage. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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A little out of the way, but worth it!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property, quiet, pretty view in the tiny town of Kingscott. A little bit isolated, but we wanted somewhere central to exploring Exmoor and Dartmoor, as well as parts of Cornwall. Owners very nice - helped with us laundry, which was very unexpected. However, the listing for this charming property needs to be very explicit about the amenities. There is no washer/dryer in the cottage, and the wi-if is such that one really cannot depend on it as a reliable source of communication. These are two factors that were important for our travels, so we were unhappy about the aforementioned.... That said, we would recommend the cottage as a perfect get-away in the Devon area. The near-by town has just about everything you need for stocking the cottage kitchen, and there are several decent restaurants nearby, although the roads are quite narrow and a little scary for those not use to left-side driving!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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