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Self Catering Cottage Overlooking Wooded Valley and Gorse Clad Hillside

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Bentwitchen, Nr. Barnstaple, North Devon, England - Rural Setting in Exmoor National Park

Part of a recent barn conversion, the cottage has wooden floors, stone walls and exposed oak beams. The upside down accommodation is designed so that the open plan sitting, dining and kitchen areas offer enhanced views of the surrounding countryside. Downstairs there are 3 double en-suite bedrooms. The smallest bedroom has its own dressing room, which can double as a child's bedroom. Outside the cottage has a patio area overlooking a wooded valley and gorse clad hillside. The North Devon area is one of outstanding natural beauty. Exmoor has beautiful scenery, prehistoric sites, old churches, interesting walks and wildlife. Croyde and Saunton are fine surfing beaches. Tarr Steps, the Tarka Trail, the Valley of Rocks, Clovelly, Marwood and Rosemoor Gardens are within easy reach. Barnstaple, with its famous pannier market, offers a range of shopping facilities and activities. South Molton, the nearest town has a market on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Jenny Webb
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Jenny Webb

All enquiries to Devonshire Cottage Holidays

01326 573808

The reference no for Bentwitchen Cottage is 4013

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had a fantastic week. The cottage is amazing; wonderfully equipped, well laid out and beautifully constructed. We love what you have created here and will be recommending it to our friends and family. We hope to be back ourselves too. Guest 2009

We have had a fantastic holiday here. The cottage and the setting are beautiful. We hope to return soonest. Guest 2009

We spent a wonderful bank holiday weekend here in this wonderful cottage. We hope to be back but with all the positive comments, it looks like we'll have our work cut out finding a free weekend. Guest 2009

Thank you so much for letting us stay at the cottage over Christmas. The cottage, the Christmas Tree and decorations were perfect. The log burner was lovely, especially as it was -3 some days - so cosy and comfy we didn't want to leave. The cottage was so well equipped; we had everything we needed and more. We will definitely be returning in the summer. Christmas guest 2009
Aug 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in South Molton in North Molton

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Short breaks - we charge 70% of the weekly rate for any number of nights up to 4, 80% for 5 and so on
  • We cannot accept children under 8 but babies are fine as long as they are not crawling. Guests with babies must dispose of their own nappies
  • We will only accept the guests named on our booking form as the barn is only suitable for 6 people. The person making the booking must be over 21
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with rolltop bath, wc, shower, bidet. En-suite shower and wc to bedroom 2. En-suite shower wc to bedroom 3 and dressing room. Separate wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with double bed and dressing room that can double as a child's bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Oil fired underfloor heating. Heating included in cost of property. Suitable for children 8 and over. However Babes in arms welcome. No smoking at this property. Outside: Outside patio area with 6 chairs, a table and Lytchens bench. A free standing barbecue is also available. Shared garden - use of main lawn with steps and stile down to bottom field and stream. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included but beach towels not provided. Linen and towels changed each week. Property cleaned each changeover day. Cleaning materials provided for guests to use during their stay.


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Self Catering Cottage Overlooking Wooded Valley and Gorse Clad Hillside
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Cleverly converted barn offering very comfortable and spacious accommodation in a peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

This is a brilliantly designed barn conversion in a very peaceful setting with good access to the attractions of Exmoor, west Somerset and north Devon. We received a very warm welcome from the owners who live in the adjoining home. The accommodation is comfortable, spacious, well laid out and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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New Years break

  • 5 of 5

We were three couples (and four bikes ) hoping to celebrate new year ... far from the madding crowd .

All communication with Jenny was easy and queries immediately answered .

We were late and our online sainsbury order had just beaten us but Jenny was there to help out so all went smoothly...thank you .

Our first impressions ... a most welcoming greeting , a lovely tray set out with fizz and chocs as a new year gift . The log burner was laid and only required a match ..... so cosy . Everything was so clean and well organised .

We were all so impressed with the lay out of the barn . The bedrooms were lovely and all had en suite facilities . There were thoughtful touches such as shower gels etc .

The wow factor was the design of the upstairs which although was open plan had three distinctive and well thought out areas of kitchen, dining room and sitting area . We had decided to self cater for new year so we were hoping that we would have all we needed for our menu .... we were not disappointed . ( only thing to consider is that fridge not huge and freezer just an ice tray )

We had a lovely new year , ( Christmas decorations provided) atmospheric and beautiful!

We visited The Poltimore Arms which is as eccentric as you can get .... not for everyone but we had such fun !!

Also had a lovely time in Appledore , fab lunch and interesting shops.

It has to be said that Exmoor was the real star of the show .... stunning . Can't wait to return

Thanks so much Jenny .... we are not that easy to please ... so very well done .

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We have now been to bentwitchen 4 times and we never tire of it. The cottage is beautifully designed, spacious, cosy and has everything you could ever want from a holiday cottage. We never want to leave and always look forward to our next holiday at bentwitchen!

The surrounding countryside is beautiful, with nice walks and not too far from the coast. We have visited quite a few places around the coast and the drive is just wonderful. South Molton isn’t too far where you can get any supplies you need like butchers, fruit and veg, newspapers etc.

Jenny and David the owners are lovely people, and have always been so welcoming and warm. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they really make us feel at home.

We are so pleased we found this amazing holiday home and cannot recommend it enough!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rural retreat, not too far from the coast

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage, well designed open plan living space. Warm welcome from owners Jenny and David with some thoughtful touches and helpful information. It's perfect for a rural retreat but not too far to the coast and North Devon towns. We did both on our week with our grown up family and will visit again, the cottage is tucked away but easy to locate thanks to Jenny's clear and accurate directions. There are pubs and restaurants within a short drive, but with an aga cooking supper while we were at the beach all day we didn't need to eat out

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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26 September 2014

  • 5 of 5

I rarely write these things and one of the reasons is because I travel so much that I would spend half my life on sites like this reviewing the different hotels and houses I stay in.

I felt compelled to write about this place though. From the moment you arrive, you know you have chosen somewhere magical. Just the views over the valley were enough to bowl me over. Then you walk into a converted barn that has been constructed and furnished with the love and care that you would put into your own home. I was with my girlfriend and her family and we were all totally bowled over. So much so, that we stayed in every night, simply because the house is so atmospheric. We put on the fire, had dinners around the huge dinner table, sat around playing the guitar ( the family put their ear plugs in at the moment I started singing) and just lazed around the lovely open planned room on the first floor, which incorporates the dining room, kitchen and sitting room...simply wonderful.

As for the day, well the garden furniture is strategically placed to maximise the enjoyment of the view or you can walk down to the river below. What you will hear is total silence and the sounds of nature...exactly what I was looking for.

This is something special and Jenny and David, who were very welcoming, should be very proud.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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bromsgrove, worcestershire

A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this beautiful cottage & had a amazing week. It was our first experience of staying in a barn conversion & I have to say we will be saving to come back again! The cottage had everything we needed & more! Every last detail had been thought out from books & games to shower gels & towels provided. The argon in the kitchen was fantastic. we not only cooked with it but, even though there was an outdoor washing line, we put a towel rail in the middle of the kitchen & it dried our clothes/towels on rainy days! There was a washing machine, tv & dvd player, dishwasher & the family bathroom was fantastic! Facilities were very good & the children loved the fact that they each had their own toilet & shower! I have an autistic son who loved the cottage & the surrounding view's that it has. He was curious about every little part of the cottage & all of the local places we visited as were we. I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to experience a stay in a beautiful Barn conversion. The owners, were friendly & very helpful. They showed us round when we arrived, then left us to settle in but made sure we knew were to find them if we needed anything. The accomodation was clean, tidy & had plenty of space for us all! In the evening the cottage became a little cooler but the argon & the wonderful log burner made up for it. We were actually quite said when it came to going home!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
72 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Poltimore Arms
Nearest Ferry
147 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Poltimore Inn, North Molton
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Saunton Sands
Car: necessary


Saunton and Croyde beaches approximately 23 miles away. Woolacombe approximately 20 miles.


Car essential. Nearest railway at Barnstaple. Nearest ferry at Plymouth.

Nearest airport - Exeter 1 hour drive.

Bristol airport 1.5 hours drive.

London 3.5 hours drive.


Nearest village North Molton 4 miles. Nearest towns South Molton 6 miles, Barnstaple 13 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in South Molton, North Devon

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late May Bank Holiday
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
First week June
2 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Second Week June
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Third Week June
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fourth Week June
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
First Week July
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Second Week July
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Third Week July
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late August Bank Holiday
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early to mid September
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Third Week September
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
End September to Mid October
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
We charge 70% of the weekly rate for any number of nights up to 4, 80% for 5 and so on.
For bookings more than 8 weeks away a 25% deposit is payable to confirm the booking with balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. If the letting is less than 8 weeks away, full payment is required. Bookings are confirmed in writing upon receipt of the completed booking form and cleared funds. A security deposit of £100 is also charged to cover damage, including accidental damage or excessive cleaning. This is payable on top of the cottage rental and refunded at the end of the stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday with arrival after 4pm. Departure by 10am. Flexible changeover days considered out of season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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