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A Delightful Period Cottage With A Sunny, Enclosed Garden

People7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.


Owner
Claire Lewis
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barnstaple in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

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A Delightful Period Cottage With A Sunny, Enclosed Garden
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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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Location

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The area is famous for golden sandy beaches. Westward Ho! (8 miles), Woolacombe (15 miles) and Croyde (15 miles), are perfect for surfing, sailing, kite flying, water sports or a picnic and sandcastle making. Appledore (8 miles) and Instow (5 miles) are lovely fishing villages to wander round too.

Travel:

Use of a car is essential. The nearest airport is Exeter (57 miles) and the nearest train station is Barnstaple (5 miles).

Distances:

Nearest pub is at Newton Tracey 1 mile. The nearest supermarket is Sainsburys at Roundswell, Barnstaple (3 miles away). Barnstaple 3 miles, Bideford 5 miles, Great Torrington 7 miles, Exmoor National Park 20 miles.

Further Details:

Supermarkets, shops and a variety of restaurants in Barnstaple and Bideford. Food market in Barnstaple in historic pannier market (worth a visit). Local pub within a mile. Gardens to visit: RHS Rosemoor (Torrington) and Marwood (nr Barnstaple). Great walks along the coast and on Exmoor, with good pubs as well. Boat trips from Ilfracombe - fishing, sight seeing, or to Lundy. Riding from various stables on Exmoor. Cycling on the Tarka Trail (old railway line). Lots to do if weather not perfect: The Big Sheep (all weather entertainment park - near Bideford). Atlantic Village factory outlets (near Bideford). Clovelly - famous picturesque fishing village, used for film sets (west of Bideford).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Barnstaple, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Summer
28 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,185
for 7 nights
£1,185
 
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£500
for 4 nights
From
£125
£795
 
 
Early Autumn
15 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£660
 
 
October Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Late Autumn
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£590
 
 
Christmas and New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£700
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,040
 
 
Winter
5 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£620
 
 
Half term
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Late winter
16 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£620
 
 
pre-easter
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£870
for 7 nights
£870
 
 
Late Spring
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£730
 
 
half term
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,030
for 7 nights
£1,030
 
 
early summer
1 Jun 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£875
 
 
mid summer
22 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£620
for 4 nights
From
£155
£920
 
 
Peak Season
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 
 
Late Summer
31 Aug 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£580
for 4 nights
From
£145
£870
 
 
Autumn
21 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£720
 
 
winter
2 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£620
 
 
Christmas
14 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,140
for 7 nights
£1,140
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

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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