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A Delightful Period Cottage With A Sunny, Enclosed Garden

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Lovacott, Barnstaple, North Devon, England, UK - Quiet Location Just 3 Miles South Of Barnstaple

The cottage lies in the hamlet of Lovacott, just south of Barnstaple. Barnstaple offers a large variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities. A few miles away are some of Devon's best sandy beaches ideal for surfing and other watersports. Bideford is 5 miles away and here you can find the famous Tarka Trail cycle track. Just yards from the front door is footpath ideal for walks that can lead to a cosy, country pub a mile away. The cottage has four bedrooms and sleeps 7 with an additional sofa bed option in the second lounge/snug. There is a downstairs shower room and wc, a family bathroom on the first floor and an ensuite shower room to the main bedroom. There is a large kitchen/diner with range cooker, a separate utility room, a comfortable lounge with log burner and a second lounge/snug with toys/games/Wii/TV/DVD. The cottage has unlimited Wi-Fi. There is a large sunny garden with a patio area with table and chairs for alfresco dining and a selection of toys/games in the shed.

Claire Lewis
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Claire Lewis

I live in Somerset with my husband, three children and black Labrador. We love North Devon, and really enjoy our visits to Marsh Cottage where we can always relax and have fun! I love to hear all the positive comments from guests about how much they have enjoyed their stay and I am always delighted when guests come back again and again.

Claire Lewis purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Claire Lewis chose North Devon

We love the North Devon coast - it is easily accessible and has a variety of beautiful sandy beaches - great for surfing and body boarding. The Tarka Trail cycle track is a favourite place for cycling. We enjoy dog walks from the front door including, our favourite a circular walk which encompasses the Hunters Inn, Newton Tracey- even the kids like this walk! We chose this area because the cottage is in a beautifully peaceful hamlet, although within a few minutes you can be in the bustle of Barnstaple which has a good choice of leisure activities, cinema, shopping and restaurants.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is easy to reach - just three miles from the main Atlantic highway. It is instantly relaxing and ideal for adults, kids and dogs! The garden is great for Giant Jenga, a bit of football, dogs to explore and we think, perfect on a sunny evening to eat and drink on the patio! The cottage has a relaxed feel whether in the summer with doors and windows flung open or in the winter -cosy with the log burner. Having two lounges and a large kitchen means no one is on top of one another, there is plenty of space for all. The cottage has unlimited Wi-Fi. The guests repeatedly comment on the cleanliness and high standard of fixtures and fittings at the cottage and we feel it is a real home from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful stay, the cottage is totally beautiful. Very comfortable and instantly relaxing. We had a great time. Thank you, thank you. The toys were a star attraction for our 2 year old. Mrs Geis

We take a cottage every year at this time. This cottage is the best to date. Fully equipped, peaceful location and finest weather. Mrs Craddock

Lovely, lovely cottage and brilliantly equipped, especially all the toys for the children. We were very sorry to go home! Mrs Cochrane
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barnstaple in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom: bath, sink, WC and heated towel rail. En-suite to bedroom 1: shower, sink, WC and heated towel rail. Downstairs shower room, sink, WC and heated towel rail.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize double bed, en-suite, walk in wardrobe, travel cot/ changing mat and hairdryer. Bedroom 2 with double bed, Bedroom 3 with single bed, Bedroom 4 with 3' bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Maximum 2 dogs. No smoking property. Outside: There is off-road parking for two cars. Interesting, enclosed, sunny garden with plenty of lawned areas. Patio area with large extending table with reliner chairs and parasol. Utility Room: Utility room with fridge/freezer, washing machine, iron, ironing board, clothes airer, first aid kit and highchair. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen, bath and hand towels, tea towels and oven gloves are provided. Weekly cleaning. Other: Second lounge/snug : Sofa bed and comfy beanbags, TV/DVD, Wii console with selection of games, variety of board games, books and toys.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Cheshire UK

Comfortable cottage in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 plus dog have just returned from a week in Marsh cottage. The cottage was very comfortable and extremely well equipt. The owners have thought of everything from dog bowls to footballs and cool bags! It was extremely clean and very warm -despite storm Doris. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great, delighted you enjoyed your week despite Doris joining you! Always welcome.
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Well presented family and dog friendly Devon home

  • 5 of 5

A real home from home. Lots of lovely Christmassy touches to make our stay enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm please you had a lovely Christmas and happy new year. I hope to welcome you back again to Marsh Cottage.
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation -- everywish catererd for - great facilities -- good standard -- will return 😀

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbly comfortable, clean and relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

The owners have thought of everything:

Fresh flowers on arrival

Bottle of wine

Free wifi

Garden and beach toys for the children

Comfy beds

Very clean throughout

Excellent communication from the owners and easy to book

Cannot fault it. Thanks for a lovely stay, we will definitely be recommending to all friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure to welcome you to Marsh Cottage - I hope you and/or family and friends will return!
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Wonderful cottage with ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with a very homely feel. Everything thought of & all basics provided for by the owner. Great garden for an Easter egg hunt! Plenty of beaches, rock pools & places to visit within easy reach or half an hour. We were 2 families with small children. Thoroughly lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The garden is secure and does have lots of places to hide Easter eggs! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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A tranquil home-from-home stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Marsh Cottage for a 3 night family break. From the moment we entered the cottage, we felt at home straightaway.

The cottage is well furnished and equipped - especially the little touches such as the welcome gift of fresh flowers, wine and milk!

It was the perfect sized property for us all and was found to be extremely clean and tidy.

Local amenities were just as good - a short drive to Westward Ho! beach, Exmoor Zoo and a quick stroll to the nearby pub for Sunday lunch!

We shall all definitely be returning - extremely good value for money - I just wished we could have stayed for longer!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the fabulous review. Do come for longer next time so you can explore more of beautiful North Devon and enjoy more relaxation at the cottage. I look forward to welcoming you back.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid summer
23 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak Summer
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Autumn
15 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Booking Notes:
Weekly bookings but short breaks may be available on request. Prices worked on 3 nights - 60% of weekly rate, 4 nights 70% of weekly rate, 5 nights 80% of weekly rate. Bookings can be made by email or phone. We require a non-refundable deposit of 20% at time of booking and request full payment 8 weeks before arrival. Dogs are charged at £15 for first dog, £10 for second dog: maximum 2 dogs.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Friday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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