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.
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.
Top Traveller Review
fantastic spot for some R&Rfantastic spot for some R&R
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.
About the Owner
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?"
We do hope that you will be tempted to stay in this very beautiful area of Devon. Please email me with confirmation of your dates. I have an availability calendar on my website (see below). I take a 20% deposit payable as a cheque and the balance is paid 6 weeks before your holiday starts. Alternatively book on line using Online Banking or Paypal. All details on my website.
Shipload cottage is available Saturday to Saturday, Windbury and Barley Cottage from Friday to Friday between April and October. However, out of season the changeover date can be more flexible.
Arrival time is from 4pm and departure 10am.
Notes on prices:
Please visit my website for late availability special offers.
All of our cottages are dog friendly, although there are additional terms and conditions.
(5 traveller reviews)
very enjoyable week
The property was clean, well furnished & in good order. Nice touches such as the cream tea, tea & coffee & box of chocolates. Good location.
fantastic spot for some R&R
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.
Excellent cottage; excellent location.
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!
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.
Home is where the Hartland is...
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.
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Enjoy walking? The area is a walkers' paradise. The 17,000 acres of the Hartland Peninsula offer a landscape of wonderful contrasts; high open moorland and ancient woodland give way to coastal waterfalls tumbling from hanging valleys onto rocky shores. In addition, you can walk a new two- mile farm trail right on the doorstep of Yapham and see a myriad of flora and fauna. Enjoy fishing? We have exclusive use of a one and half acre fishing lake within walking distance of our cottages. The lake is teaming with fish for coarse fisherman to enjoy and there is no extra charge for this activity. Please contact us on 01237441916 for further details.
The easiest way to access the coast is by a five minute drive / short walk to Brownsham.
The Hartland Peninsula has 12 miles of spectacular coastline so lots of beaches to explore, from sandy beaches to rock pools at the Quay and magnificent waves for surfing. Swimming is very safe on lots of the local beaches but the area is also renowned for its surfing. Magnificent rugged cliffs, spectacular waterfalls. The South West Coast Path is nearby.
Nearest airport is either Newquay in Cornwall or Bristol and Exeter in Devon. Mainline train from London to Tiverton takes just over two hours and then hire a car from there if travelling from abroad. We can arrange travel from Barnstaple if necessary. We can advise cycle hire for you if you wish to cycle around the area.
Hartland village is two miles away. Here you will find food shops, Post Office and store plus 3 pubs, three Churches, Doctors and vets. The peninsula has several tourist attractions, a magnificent Church, Docton Mill Gardens, Hartland Abbey and two miles away the picturesque village of Clovelly. The nearest towns of Bideford and Bude are 15 miles away. We are only 9 miles from Cornwall and all its wonderful places of interest. Lundy Island a nature reserve is 12 miles away.
Local shops are two miles away. Plenty of tourist attractions nearby from gardens to historic houses and also children's theme parks. Exmoor National Park and Dartmoor National park are close by and we are only 9 miles form Cornwall with all its popular fishing villages and coastline. Lundy Island, a nature reserve is 12 miles away and there is a frequent boat out to the island. There are other pleasure cruises available. Walking and cycling are very popular pastimes and many of our guests cycle on The Tarka Trail, 180 miles of footpaths and cycle paths around North Devon. You can hire cycles and have them delivered to your cottage. We also have ample room on site to store your own bikes if you wish to bring them with you. Enjoy picnics? We keep a picnic set and picnic blanket for guest's use as well. What a wonderful way to enjoy the magnificent scenery all around!
From the Owner
“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?"”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- theme parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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.