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Three Bedroom Countryside Cottage Close to North Devon's Beaches

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Updated: 21-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Kentisbury, Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, England

The beautiful three bedroom Ford Hill Cottage in Kentisbury, North Devon is the perfect setting for a memorable holiday with friends or family. Located within a few miles of the nearby village of Combe Martin, the cottage is only a short drive from a beach and Exmoor. Recently decorated to a high standard, the cottage effortlessly combines period charm and character with elegant style and sophistication. Downstairs hints or red conjure a warm and cosy atmosphere for relaxing, whilst upstairs in the bedrooms tones of blue and green are wonderfully calming for creating the perfect night's sleep. Ford Hill is more than 350 years old and enjoys a lovely rural setting with a large garden to the rear with far reaching views. Ideal for families and friends the cottage is within walking distance of the village service station and shop. Michael Caines' restaurant at Kentisbury Grange is also only a mile away and great for celebrating a special occasion. Many other pubs, restaurants, shops and attractions are also within easy reach, and Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde are less than a 20 minute drive.

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Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017

14 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Beautifully equipped cottage in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable and well equipped cottage which has everything you need for a great holiday base. It was lovely to come home to comfortable beds with lovely bedding each night. The games room was a great bonus for entertainment and drying beach gear. The cottage situation is very peaceful but within easy reach of Croyde & other coastal spots. There are some great pubs nearby too - we loved the Black Venus Inn and The Pyne Arms which are just up the road. The owner was very helpful and informative when she met us at the start of our stay, Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed staying at Ford Hill Cottage and had a good holiday here in beautiful North Devon. I hope we may see you again! Thanks.
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Clean, homely and inviting 😀😀

  • 5 of 5

Wow what can I say this cottage was lovely much more then we expected. The owner Janet meet us on arrival to show us around, Janet showed us everything we needed to know about the cottage and what attractions were nearby. The new games room was great for the kids they loved it and the garden was lovely. Overall the cottage was everything we wanted and a lot lot more and all the added extras Janet gave us I.e hamper, bottle of bubbly, milk , bread and fruit and a lot more they were lovely.Thank you again Janet for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage. We would definitely come back to stay at your lovely cottage again, Our three children loved it. We all wanted to stay we did not want to go. I would highly recommend ford hill cottage for family's and couples it's just a lovely geterway . THANK YOU.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ford Hill Cottage. We would love to welcome you back again! Regards, Janet.
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Beautifully well equipped cottage in hamlet.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully designed, well equipped and comfortable. We could not have asked for more! Janet met us at the cottage and gave us all the necessary information about the cottage and surrounding area. She provided an incredible basket of goodies which we thoroughly enjoyed, particularly the red wine and pro secco. We found a nice up hill local walk to Kentisbuy church Which is beautiful. The cottage provided an excellent base to visit the stunning local area including Heddon's mouth, Sunday lunch at The Fox and Goose at Parracombe(recommended by Janet), Arlington Court and Watersmeet. The other highlights included Baggy point walk and lunch in Gergeham pub. Clovelly and Hartland Quay were a bit further but stunning and well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review. It sounds as though you managed to fit a lot into your stay in North Devon! We are really pleased you enjoyed staying at Ford Hill Cottage and hope to see you here again at some point in the future. Very best regards, Janet
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Unforgetable holidays

  • 5 of 5

We enyoyed our stay very much. Ford Hill is such a lovely Cottage. It was the perfect location for our holiday. The boys liked playing kicker and billard in a big room next to the Cottage. Wie enyoyed sitting in the garden, reading and tasting all the regional specialities which Janet gave us for welcome. We also liked visiting the coast, especially Whoolacombe which has a wonderful beach and Lynton where we had a magnific walk round the coast and after that a very good cream tea at the villa spaldi. We are looking forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moreton, Wirral

A wonderful stay in a high end cottage

  • 5 of 5

A family of four; two adults, two children aged 12 and 15.

We all loved our stay. The cottage is spacious and warm with all the mod-cons. The owners are friendly but not intrusive.

The location is fab to get away from it all but not feel isolated.

Would highly recommend and would definitely book again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an amazing stay in a fab cottage in Devon

  • 5 of 5

Ford hill cottage was perfect! It had everything you would need to make your holiday a memorable one :0) what made it extra special were all the added extras like the well stocked welcome basket a bowl of fresh fruit and a bottle of bubbly all ready chilled in the fridge 😊 Thank you so much x

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 56 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 100 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 40 Miles Car: recommended


Less than 3 miles away is a small cove at Combe Martin, where children can play in rock pools or splash around in the waves. A few water sports, including kayaking can also be arrange at the beach.

For miles of golden sands, Woolacombe is only 10 miles from the cottage and offers an abundance of water sports, with many offering lessons to suit all abilities. This award winning family friendly beach is great for building sandcastles or swimming and is monitored by lifeguards in the summer.


M5 junction 27 - 40 miles

Exeter Airport - 56 miles

Plymouth Port - 100 miles

A car is recommended for your holiday at Ford Hill. Cars can be hired locally in Barnstaple.


Kentisbury - 500 yards

Kentisbury Grange - 1 mile

Arlington Court - 3 miles

Combe Martin - 3 miles

Woolacombe - 10 miles

Ilfracombe - 9 miles

Croyde - 14 miles

Barnstaple - 10 miles

Exmoor National Park - 3 miles

Exeter - 50 miles

Further Details:

In Kentisbury there is a fully operating service station with small village shop for daily essentials and a post office. Less than a mile away there is a very good restaurant run by Michael Caine, and within a few miles of the cottage there are a few other good pubs, including the Pyne Arms and the Black Venus.

Combe Martin is only a short drive from Fordhill and offers a wide range of shops, pub and restaurants to suit all requirements. There is also a lovely beach.

For a larger array of shops, banks and supermarkets, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple are only 10 miles away.

There are several family friendly attractions in the local area, these include Exmoor Zoo, The Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, The Big Sheep, Watermouth Castle, The Milky Way and Ilfracombe Aquarium.

Many leisure activities are available in North Devon with beaches offering superb waves for a number of water sports, an excellent tennis centre in Barnstaple and the South West Coast Path for beautiful walks. The Tarka Trail accessed in Braunton or Barnstaple is ideal for cyclists.

Prices and Availability

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Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


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


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1. Large family bathroom featuring bath with hand held shower attachment, loo and wash hand basin. Bathroom 2. Master Bedroom en-suite shower room with large shower, loo and wash hand basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1. Triple aspect Master Bedroom with double bed, elegant oak furniture and en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2. Twin bedroom with two full size single beds. Bedroom 3. Double with matching oak furniture and decorative fireplace.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Ford Hill Cottage has a steep staircase leading to the bedrooms, as well as multiple levels, and may therefore not be suitable for some guests. Outside: Ford Hill Cottage has two terrace areas, the first is a small courtyard located to the front of the house where the morning sun can be enjoyed whilst reading a newspaper. The second terrace is situated at the rear of the cottage to capture the afternoon and evening sun. This larger terrace area is fully enclosed and has direct access to the big garden with beech tree for shade. On the rear terrace there is garden furniture, including table with parasol and chairs, and a portable BBQ. The rear terrace can be accessed either from the garden and driveway or via the sun room on the first floor of the cottage. Other: French doors open on to the garden.

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