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Spacious 5-bed period cottage with hot tub in North Devon village

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Stunning property with lots of extras hot tub, games room, gym, lounge and snug

Newly available, from July 2016 – charming 350 year old period cottage in the pretty North Devon village of Kings Nympton. Somerleigh is a beautiful, traditional village house, fitted with every modern comfort and complete with a hot tub and small gym, and a private, enclosed cottage garden. The house is available for letting in the summer and Christmas and Easter holidays.

Somerleigh is a stylish and welcoming family home, full of character and with many original features. It has been tastefully decorated and recently refurbished throughout, with careful thought given to all those little details that make for a perfect holiday. The house has its own home entertainment system, wifi and receives a good mobile signal.


The cottage is surprisingly spacious and sleeps eight. It has four bedrooms, with three bathrooms (two ensuite and a family bathroom with roll topped bath, ideal for a luxurious soak). The bedrooms are positioned in three separate areas of the cottage, providing some extra privacy, and making the house particularly good for holidays with extended family or a group of friends. Children always love this house because it has two staircases - perfect for games of Hide and Seek.

Downstairs there is a light and airy lounge with a real log burner for cosy winter nights. The dining room, in the oldest part of the cottage, has an original beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace. (Note to our taller guests – watch your head as the ceiling in this room is just 6’ 2”). In the well-equipped kitchen overlooking the garden you will find everything you need, with a double oven range cooker, separate grill and six gas burners. Also supplied is a washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer with ice machine and nespresso coffee machine. If you fancy a night off from cooking, it is just a short stroll down the road to the award-winning Grove Inn, a traditional thatched village pub, with a reputation for great food. Kings Nympton also has its own children’s playground for the younger members of your party to enjoy.

There’s plenty of things to do for all the family at Somerleigh. Upstairs you will find a games room with ice hockey, mini pool table and football table. There is a widescreen TV and audio equipment in the lounge, and a second TV and DVD player in the ‘Snug’, as well as a toy cupboard full of games and jigsaws.


Somerleigh has a delightful cottage garden, ideal for al fresco dining, with patio, table and chairs and barbeque. And of course the luxurious hot tub with spa jets, Jacuzzi bubbles and twinkly lights – a perfect spot for relaxing as the sun goes down.

The area

Somerleigh is an excellent base for exploring this fabulous, unspoilt part of Devon. Kings Nympton is one of North Devon’s loveliest villages, surrounding by glorious rolling countryside but just 4 miles from the market town of South Molton, with health centre, supermarkets and large health food store. The village is half an hour’s drive from the world famous surfing beaches of Saunton Sands, Woolacombe, Putsborough and Croyde, where you can experience the invigorating Atlantic waves or simply enjoy building castles in the soft golden sand. Exmoor National Park is also within easy range, with its stunning heather moorland and ancient wooded valleys. Look out for the Exmoor ponies and wild red deer. To the south of Kings Nympton lies Dartmoor National Park, with its granite tors and inspiring open spaces and wide selection of walks to suit all abilities. The ancient Devon capital of Exeter is around an hour away, with its magnificent cathedral and superb shopping facilities. If you would like a day in Exeter without the car, the city can be easily reached via the Tarka Rail Line, boarding the train at Kings Nympton station, 2.5 miles from Somerleigh.

When you arrive at the cottage at the start of your holiday you will find a welcome pack and some locally made treats. Fresh clean linen and fluffy towels are provided. The house is managed by a housekeeper who lives nearby and will be happy to help if you have any problems during your stay. We hope very much that Somerleigh will feel like a home from home. We wish you a wonderfully enjoyable and relaxing holiday in this most special part of the South West.

More Details

Denise O'Brien
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

About Denise O'Brien

After 10 years of living in the home counties and commuting into London we decided to escape the South East with our young child and move to Devon. As we live part of the year in our house in France we hit upon the idea of renting out our English house, allowing other people to experience the delights of living in rural Devon. We wanted to create the type of holiday home that we would want to stay in, and our home has been designed to meet those standards.

Since purchasing Somerleigh in 2004 we have redecorated the entire property to the highest standards to create an excellent family home of the highest quality. We are still working on our house in France - watch this space!

We hope that you will enjoy staying in our family home, which benefit from care and attention to detail which will create your perfect holiday home.

The O’Briens

Denise O'Brien purchased this cottage in 2003


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Umberleigh in King's Nympton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King-size bedroom with 4 poster - 1 Large Double Bed
    King-size bedroom with en-suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Downstairs king-size bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    King-size bedroom with TV - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Small bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Spacious 5-bed period cottage with hot tub in North Devon village
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday in Somerleigh. The house was perfect for us all, and we loved wandering around the beautiful village. The hot tub was a favourite activity, especially for our 6 yr old granddaughter, and the house had everything we needed to enjoy ourselves.

The welcome hamper was the best we have ever had, and the homemade cake was lovely. It was a lovely, peaceful, friendly village and we would recommend staying here. Thank you to the O'Briens for sharing their lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Manchester, United Kingdom

Brilliant accommodation in a rural area

  • 5 of 5

8 of us stayed in the cottage for a week and had a fantastic time. The cottage is large enough for all us to have some space if required but able to come together for meals etc. The welcome basket was a fantastic treat, and the cottage was spotlessly clean. There are two TVs and loads of DVDs which allow the children to watch what they want and the adults something else. The kitchen is very well equipped and the beds very comfy. We have stayed in loads of cottages over the years but this is the best by far.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Christmas in North Devon at Sommerleigh cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at the cottage,over the Christmas period

the cottage had fairy lights around the house and a tree that made it very festive. I would recommend this cottage to anyone, there were lots of added extras that were left for us thank you Denise your home is amazing hopefully we will return for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
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Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing holiday in this beautiful, very spacious cottage.

The property had everything you could possibly need and more besides. It was immaculate and beautifully kept. The garden was delightful.

A real home from home :-)

We all enjoyed our stay and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Absolutely stunning !

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week staying in this stunning property. We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday here, with everything we could have needed.

We stayed here with some friends and it was very spacious.

The cottage was spotlessly clean and the 'Welcome Hamper' was fantastic with lots of treats!

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. We would love to stay again :-)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Stunning cottage in beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Somerleigh Cottage last month for a week. The cottage was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. Everything you could want and more. There was 8 of us in our party and our dog too. The cottage is very spacious, with a great garden and hot tub too. Upon arrival we had a fabulous hamper left for us, with local produce in and a delicious homemade Victoria sponge, made by Molly. We would not hesitate to return to Somerleigh. We had a relaxing week, visiting the surrounding towns and beaches, having barbecues and enjoying quality family time. Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage. The Glen-Egans

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Grove
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Kings Nympton
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
South Molton
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Saunton Sands

Somereigh is situated in the sleepy village of Kings Nympton, and is ideally situated to explore and enjoy unspoilt countryside surrounding the village, the nearby beaches and as a base from which to explore North Devon and beyond. The village with its award winning pub (The Grove), close Exmoor National Park and the coast. North Devon beaches (Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton Sands, Westwood Ho!) are all within easy reach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Umberleigh, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas and New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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