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2 Holiday Cottages With Indoor Heated Pool And Free Fishing. Open all year - Meadow Cottage (Sleeps 8/9. 4 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Meadow Cottage (Sleeps 8/9. 4 Bedrooms)

A former great barn with original features and magnificent views. Comfortable and spacious with a large private garden. Situated next to the indoor pool.

Upstairs-Bedroom 1 with 3 single beds.

Bedroom 2 with twin beds and en-suite bathroom.

Bedrooms 3 with double bed.

Large family bathroom.

Ground floor- Bedroom 4 with king sized bed and en-suite shower room.

Great hall style living room with large granite fireplace and wood burner.

Large oak kitchen with dining area and oak refectory table.

Dishwasher, washing machine. TV/DVD player, radio/CD.

Cot and high chair available. Full central heating, under floor heating from renewable energy.

Separate private fenced garden with barbeque. Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool.

More Details

About the property


Come and stay on our historic organic farm set in stunning Devon countryside. We have 2 well equipped cottages, each individually designed, each with its own garden and sharing an indoor heated pool, which is open all year. Enjoy peace and quiet amongst our gardens, fields and woods. Get close to nature with our organic pastures, pure air and a wealth of wildlife. Explore an adventure on our woodland walk, catch a giant carp on our beautiful lake or meet our friendly farm animals and pets.

Sophia and Roy May
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Sophia and Roy May

Roy and Sophia May live on the farm at Wansley Barton with their 2 children, family pets and flock of organic sheep. We like to share our home with visitors and invite you to come and sample our beautiful Devon countryside and fantastic beaches.

Sophia and Roy May purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Sophia and Roy May chose Winkleigh

The farm is in a peaceful location in lovely Devon countryside but near to everything that you could want. North Devon is one of the few unspoilt areas of England, where people are friendly, the air is clean and you can still see every star at night. Our house and cottages are very old and the site dates back to the Doomsday Book. We just love it here and we hope that you will too!

What makes this cottage unique

the best thing about living here is there is no passing traffic, just peace and quiet. It is a place where you can do what you like, with no neighbours, no street lights, no pollution, just nature at its best.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The New Inn, Roborough
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Libbaton Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The New Inn, Roborough
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Westward Ho
Car: necessary


A haven set on an organic sheep farm. Beautiful countryside with stunning views. Enjoy the stars in the clear night sky. Try the adventure of our woodland walk. Catch a giant carp or just enjoy the peace and quiet beside our lake.


25 minutes or 12 miles to the nearest beach. We are ideally placed to reach the sea, from sandy beaches, surf at Croyde or Saunton, to rocky coves or old fishing harbours such as the world famous Clovelly. The beaches in North Devon are amongst the best in England and the area has been recognized as having environmental importance and has been delegated a UNESCO Biosphere reserve.


1 hour from Exeter Airport, 1.5 hours from Bristol Airport.


RHS Rosemoor 3 miles. Great Torrington 5 miles. Bideford 12 miles. Barnstaple 14 miles.

Further Details:

Buying local food in Devon is an absolute pleasure as we have some of the best quality produce in the country. Try a Hockings ice cream or local beef and lamb. Sample a different pub or restaurant each day as there are a wealth of traditional country pubs and restaurants serving exceptional food, beers and ciders.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
A deposit of one third is required to secure a booking. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Meadow Cottage weekly changeover Friday.
Bramble Cottage weekly changeover Saturday.
Short breaks usually Friday and Mondays but we can be flexible.


Accommodation and facilities for Meadow Cottage (Sleeps 8/9. 4 Bedrooms)in Winkleigh in Torridge District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , A cot may also be provided
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Open all year. As well as farming organically we try to be as environmentally friendly as possible with renewable energy from a wood boiler using our own wood, wood burners in each cottage and recycling facilities. Outside: Indoor heated pool 8m x 4m. 50 acres of woods and fields to enjoy. Each property has its own private non-oeverlooked garden, a BBQ and garden furniture. Children's play area with swings, slide and trampoline. Stocked coarse fishing lake. Woodland walk.


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Meadow Cottage (Sleeps 8/9. 4 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Very pretty and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Property was lovely with plenty of space for all of us. The kids loved the swimming pool. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again.
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Beautiful house, woodland walks

  • 5 of 5

The house was warm and comfortable, with everything you need to enjoy your stay. The pool was lovely, especially for the children. Despite the weather, we managed to do the woodland walks. The area is really beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb 5 STAR+ Family Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt one of the best family holidays we have had.

Truly 5 star boasting a heated indoor swimming pool that actually is heated to a comfortable degree and only 4 ft deep accommodates all the family.

The cottage has been expertly converted and no expense spared on the fixtures & fittings, it has everything you need (a home from home) .Like the pool the heating in the cottage is amazing, nice to have hot baths, proper showers and heated towel radiators.

To top it all I caught a cracking common carp in the lake, and the weather for October was brilliant.

Sophia was very welcoming and on hand if needed.

Happy Days - Ken H

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your enthusiastic review and we are glad that you had a good time. You caught the biggest fish so far!
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Lovely property - peaceful rural location.

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a family weekend away with our 2 sons and their families (grandchildren aged 4 months 3 & 5) Meadow Cottage was perfect - great to have the heated swimming pool - we all enjoyed morning swims. The wooded walk and lake were super too. Sophia was very welcoming and available if required but not intrusive. The local pub at Roborough is a must - very friendly and the food is delicious. Seaside resorts for days out fairly accessible too. Thoroughly recommend this property for a relaxing UK break.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I am glad that you had a good stay and the cottage worked well for you. We hope to see you again.
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A great holiday

  • 4 of 5

Five of us had a great week in Meadow cottage. The facilities are lovely and the owners very friendly. Plenty to see and do in the area. The pool was great.

Our weather was good so cannot comment on heating but everything else was just fine. The fishing was good and you really had to think about how to catch them. We had plenty out with tench (3lb), perch (2lb), and carp (14lb). Would recommend this stay. Roger S

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A relaxing and stunning place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Sophia and Roy made us feel very welcome.Meadow cottage is a stunning place to stay with lovely views from the rear garden. The cottage was spotless on our arrival and the swimming pool was excellent. I would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a bit of luxury in north Devon. We will certainly be returning

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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