OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

E814 - Windbury Cottage (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Windbury Cottage (1 Bedroom)

Single- storey one bedroom beamed cottage with sun terrace bedecked with masses of flowers all summer and autumn. The cottage has one double bedroom and a sofa bed in the lounge. This cottage is all on one level and full of character with lots of exposed old beams. Large (7 metres long) open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area which has been refurbished with new carpets, curtains, comfy sofa bed and reclining chair. This room is colour co-ordinated in green/cream and a rich maroon. Also new oak kitchen with ceramic hob cooker, dishwasher, microwave and fridge. Very pretty double bedroom with en-suite and spacious shower and new white vanity units.

Windbury Cottage is a dog friendly cottage.

More Details

About the property


Three beautifully converted stone built barns situated on the slopes of an ancient wooded valley within seven acres of well tended grounds. Luxury accommodation at affordable prices. Each cottage is given a great deal of care and attention to ensure our guests enjoy their holiday with us. Be welcomed with a Devon Cream tea of freshly made scones, local jams and clotted cream. Walk the short distance to Brownsham and pick up the South West Coast Path, a renowned coastal footpath. Wonderful selection of beaches in the area with secluded coves and spectacular waterfalls. Visit nearby world famous Clovelly with its cobbled streets and donkeys, or the many and varied tropical gardens of Cornwall closeby. No noise or light pollution, a hidden treasure for you to enjoy! All of our cottages are dog friendly.

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Martin

I came to Yapham Cottages in June 2011. It is so peaceful and relaxing. It is just like being on a permanent holiday!

I take great pleasure in welcoming our guests to Yapham Cottages. It is great chatting with the guests, and I really enjoy listening about the places they have visited whilst staying here. I can then share the "little gems" they have discovered with new guests.

I am delighted to say that many of my guests often become good friends, and keep coming back to visit us. Two couples have already been back twice since I took over, and they have already booked two more visits in 2012! I am also developing social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Guests enjoy keeping in touch with what is happening here at Yapham Cottages this way.

Martin purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Martin chose Torridge

What a difference moving to Yapham has made to my life! After the hectic bustle of life living near London, Devon is completely different. Life is much more sedate. No more traffic jams, pollution, or people rushing back and forth. Everything is so much more relaxed. It is just like being on a permanent holiday!

The people in Hartland are very welcoming, nothing is any trouble. They go out of their way to help.

It really is a great location. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity, this is it. The only other visible neighbour, is the farm on the opposite side of the lovely valley.

And yet the A39 is only a short drive away, giving easy access to Bude, Bideford, and Barnstaple. The Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are within easy driving distance.

What makes this cottage unique

There are two fantastic reasons to stay with us at Yapham Cottages.

The first one is that it is a great place to come and chill out. You can leave work behind and just relax in your cottage. The cottages are in a quiet and secluded location. There is no traffic noise here. At night you can almost touch the stars up in the sky. You can take a walk through the orchard, stroll through our ancient woodland, or picnic in our paddock.

The Hartland Peninsula is a walker's paradise, with the South West Coast Path right on our doorstep. There is a never ending list of places to visit. Hartland Abbey and Docton Mill are both nearby. Each cottage contains guides for the local area, and further beyond in Devon and Cornwall.

You will never be left wondering, "What can we do today?"

Available Rentals


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


very enjoyable week

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

The property was clean, well furnished & in good order. Nice touches such as the cream tea, tea & coffee & box of chocolates. Good location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rosemary, Thank you for writing a review of your recent stay. Kind regards, Martin.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

fantastic spot for some R&R

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was well equipped, even down to providing wine, chocolates and fixings for a cream tea on arrival. This is a nature lovers paradise with countless birds at the feeder, bird food supplied, deer roaming the garden and a t night skills so clear we saw several planets and even a meteor. A short break but we never wanted to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We try to make you feel special upon arrival by leaving the welcome pack in your cottage. It is great to see the wildlife around the cottages. The birds seem to be especially hungry at the moment - emptying the feeders in record time! I hope that you will be able to visit us again in the future. Kind regards, Martin.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Excellent cottage; excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Windbury cottage for a week in September and had a great week. We have been renting holiday cottages, mainly in Devon and Cornwall for about 30 years and Yapham Cottages stand out as a great find. From the start with the comprehensive information, booking, planning/tips, to the warm welcome and superb facilities, Martyn seems to have thought of everything. The cottages are in a great location for visiting the area and coastline, either walking or by car, and they are well equipped for simply relaxing, enjoying the gardens, surrounding woods and pond. We would highly recommend a visit!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie W, Thank you for writing a review of Windbury Cottage on Owners Direct. I am so pleased that you found our information packs useful for planning activities during your stay. I always try to keep guides up to date, whilst adding new ones. I hope to be able to create new walking guides that can be followed on a smart phone. Thanks once again. Kind regards, Martin.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Windbury cottage. We arrived much later than expected but Martin was still very welcoming.

Very nice touch with the scones, chocolate, wine, clotted cream, jam, flowers etc. The kitchen is fully stocked with every utensil you can think of. The area is very peaceful and beautiful and extremely well kept, we noticed Martin working very hard to keep the area beautiful.

Our kids got into the James Bond DVDs that were provided free of charge while my wife and I read books on our tablets. All in all we could not fault the cottage nor the service. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sparxs, Thank you for writing your review of your stay. I am so pleased that you found the cottage to be well equipped, and am pleased that you enjoyed the 007 DVDs. I do hope that you will return again in the future. Kind regards, Martin.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Home is where the Hartland is...

  • 5 of 5

If you have never visited the Hartland Peninsula in North Devon (which we had not) or you are a regular we can thoroughly recommend Yapham Cottages. There are three lovely cottages (2 Dog Friendly) in a very secluded location. Each cottage remains sufficiently separate to give you the peace and quiet you desire. The cottages are all very clean, spacious and the manager, Martin provides some welcome goodies such as a Devon Cream tea and a bottle of wine and chocolates. The Website is excellent and the booking process very efficient and well communicated. There is an orchard and another meadow for exercising the dog and the local walks and those a little further afield are easily accessed and take your breath away. At night there is no light pollution so the stars on a clear night (and we had a few) are a wonder to behold. I would definitely recommend Yapham and the Hartland area as a place to visit for walkers and in my case golfers as Royal North Devon and Saunton are in easy reach.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear AceGolfer13th, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us. We decided to make Barley and Windbury cottages dog friendly about eighteen months ago, and it has been a decision we have not regretted. It is fantastic to see our four legged friends enjoying their stay with their two legged owners! I am glad that you found the cottage clean and tidy upon your arrival, and I must congratulate you on how tidy you left your cottage: a five star job! I do hope that you will be able to visit us again. Kind regards, Martin.
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0




Accommodation and facilities for Windbury Cottage (1 Bedroom)in Hartland in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: All cottages have central heating, TV/DVD and CD player. Free WiFi is available in all three cottages. I have included lots of personal touches. Luxury toiletries, boxed games, books, maps, and tide timetables. The cottages are located down our private half mile drive so are completely safe for children, plus we have a large paddock with a toy box. Guests are very welcome to walk around the seven acres which includes a two acre ancient woodland and orchard. We also keep a small stock of meals in the freezer plus small tubs of locally made luxury ice-cream. We have a return rate of over 65% and have won several recent awards for our cottages. We look forward to welcoming you to this stunning coastal area of North Devon in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Please do contact me if I can be of further help. There is a shared utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, and freezer. Outside: Yapham cottages are quite unique. We would challenge you to find a better location in the area, as the views across the valley and towards the sea are magnificent. The cottages are set in landscaped gardens within five acres of grounds. We have no near neighbours so it is very tranquil at all times, although we are only two miles from the bustling village of Hartland with its shops, schools and pubs. Each cottage has either its own garden or terrace with garden furniture and lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Guests are most welcome to stroll around our gardens, through our orchard and two-acre woodland and along our drive to look at all the wonderful views that surround us. We now have access to a farm trail which you can pick up from Yapham. This is a venture for the local farmer to give anyone the opportunity of walking through some glorious, unspoilt countryside.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot