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10 Character Cottages in Rural Setting, Indoor Heated Pool - Ivy (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking



Ivy (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

Spacious beamed open plan sitting room/dining room with wood burning stove and well equipped kitchen area. Spectacular views down the valley to the Taw Estuary from sitting room and bedroom. Microwave and full sized hob/oven provided. Double bedroom with 4 poster bed and en suite bathroom/WC (power shower over bath).

About the property

Cottages in Barnstaple, North Devon - Set in 8 acres with Indoor Heated Pool

Set amidst tranquil Devon countryside, these attractive cottages boast outstanding views over a valley teeming with wildlife and shared enjoyment of an indoor swimming pool and children's pool, open all year round and heated to around a delightful 30°C. A jacuzzi and sauna offer an opportunity to relax and unwind whatever the season, whilst the 8 acres of shared grounds afford plenty of space for gentle strolls and picnics. There is also an all weather tennis court as well as a games room with pool and tennis tables and, for children, a large, safe outdoor play area. North Hill Cottages sit within a short drive of Devon's famous golden coast – miles of sandy beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde, Putsborough, Westward Ho! and Saunton. These glorious beaches are a paradise for surfers of all ability levels, with boards, wetsuits and expert tuition available at most locations. Just 3 miles away is Barnstaple, North Devon's ancient capital with a charming blend of old and new.

About Us

Adrian and Carol Ann Black
North Hill Cottages
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Adrian & Carol Ann Black
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Adrian & Carol Ann Black

Adrian and Carol Ann purchased North Hill in 2005 to get away from the rat race

Adrian & Carol Ann Black purchased this cottage in 2005

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Bookings taken by phone, internet enquiry or letter.
1/3rd deposit on booking and balance 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment by internet banking and debit/credit cards.

Changeover Day:
In peak season changeover days are a Friday or Saturday. Outside this period there is complete flexibility with short breaks available starting any day of the week.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available except during peak weeks.
2 nights 55% of weekly tariff.
3 nights 70% of weekly tariff.
4 nights 75% of weekly tariff
5 nights 80% of weekly tariff.
6 nights 90% of weekly tariff.

10% discount on Christmas and New Year 2015 prices if booked before 30th June 2015(minimum booking 7 nights for discount).


Accommodation and facilities for Ivy (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)in Barnstaple in Shirwell

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 4 poster double bed with en suite bathroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: All suitable for children and pets can come as well (£25 per pet per stay). Central heating provided free in winter months. Electricity free. Free basket of logs provided which can be replenished at £3 per basket (honesty box). Laundry facilities available (honesty box) Outside: Set in 8 acres of lawns, gardens and pasture wooden garden furniture is provided for those outdoor picnics. BBQs also provided free of charge. Large shared indoor swimming pool (approx 10m X 4.5m) and seperate toddlers pool (3.5m x 2m), open all year round and heated to around a delightful 30°C. A jacuzzi (36-40 degrees) and sauna offer an opportunity to relax and unwind whatever the season. There is also an all weather tennis court as well as a games room with pool and tennis tables and, for children, a large, safe outdoor play area.


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Ivy (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place. So peaceful with wonderful views. Lovely owners and the added bonus of the swimming pool and games room.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed it, facilities were clean. Room was a good size. Would recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay if you like a peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property we stayed in was clean, comfortable, with everything we needed. Its a lovely location, in the countryside, but only a couple of miles from Barnstaple. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay above the world!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing stay in Devon, in this comfortable cottage which was quiet and had everything we needed. The swimming pool was well maintained and clean, as was all the other facilities. Having wood for the burner delivered to the door by the dog, was particularly lovely :0) We would recommend this set of cottages, and in particular Ivy, and hope to return for round two.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen thank you very much for your excellent review. We look forward to seeing you again. Adrian & CA
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Muddiford Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
39 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Muddiford Inn
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary


North Devon is famous for its beaches. Within 30 minutes of North Hill are the best beaches in the country with fine golden sand.

Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton, Putsborough to name a few.


Barnstaple Railway Station 5 miles with regular services from Exeter. Car hire available in Barnstaple. Exeter Airport 50 miles with readily available car hire.


All major shops, banks and supermarkets (Tescos, Sainsbury) within 5 miles in Barnstaple.