Cottage in Mortehoe, Nr. Woolacombe, North Devon, England - Beautiful Beaches, Coastal Walks, Exmoor, Country Pubs And A Roaring Fire
Old Post Cottage - a beautiful 16th-century hideaway just off Mortehoe’s charming village square - offers stylish self-catering accommodation on the North Devon coast.
It’s a short stroll from the pub, restaurant and shop but tucked away on a quiet traffic-free path. With one double and one twin bedroom, and a large private garden, it’s perfect for couples or families.
Mortehoe is a pretty coastal village surrounded by National Trust land in a marine conservation area. Rockham Beach is a 20-minute walk from the cottage. Morte Point, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is almost on the doorstep—as is the South West Coast Path.
Woolacombe, the adjacent village, is famous for its perfect sandy bay which in 2015 Tripadvisor named the best beach in Britain. There are several other beaches in Woolacombe and a number of good restaurants, too.
Other great surfing beaches like Croyde, Saunton and Puttsborough are just a couple of miles away. Exmoor National Park isn’t much further. The village itself has cosy pubs, two excellent restaurants (limited winter opening), a Post Office, a 13th-century church and a shop where you can pick up fresh croissants for breakfast.
Activities in the area include surfing, walking, sea kayaking, coasteering, fishing, golf and of course lazing on the beach.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely cottage in a great location
About the Owner
Old Post Cottage has been in our family for many decades. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful week. The cottage was lovely and a lot bigger than we were expecting. It was very carefully presented on arrival - your housekeeper does a brilliant job. We were taken aback by the setting as we hadn't discovered Mortehoe before and we love it, the walks are breathtaking.
We had a really good time and your cottage is lovely. We had great walks, surprisingly good weather and we enjoyed the local pubs - we have fallen in love with the area.
We had an amazing week in your beautiful cottage. We loved the cottage itself, the village and the nearby beaches. The village store is great to have round the corner. Perfect! We hope to stay again.
4.8 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
A lovely, clean cottage in a perfect & quiet location.
We were very well looked after with the owners supplying a lot of the small but essential details such as hand soap in every bathroom, washing up liquid, dish washer tablets, tea bags, sugar and even fresh milk on arrival - really thoughtful details which we didn't expect.
Peaceful garden and wonderful local corner shop with friendly staff.
We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.
Lovely cottage in a great location
We had a fantastic week in this lovely well kept cottage. Village location is excellent with everything you need close by. Nearby beaches are amazing and walks from the cottage breathtaking.
Our stay in the lovely Old post cottage
We had a wonderful week in the old post cottage. Our boys loved the garden and the games in the house. We loved the small but well equipped and beautiful rooms. We hope to come back! Even if the way from Germany is quite long...
lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings
This beautiful cottage is steeped in history, but equipped with all the modern amenities with taste and style. The location is beautiful – off the main road, yet within a few steps of all the important venues for shopping and eating fish & chips. Mortehoe is surrounded by rolling hills of green and looks out over the ocean - I could hardly think of a better place to spend my summer holidays. We'll definitely be back!
Lovely family break
The accommodation was excellent, well equipped and comfortable , spacious ideal for young families . Good location to village amenities
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay , and will going back.
Activity and Interests
Rockham Beach is a 20-minute walk from the cottage. Morte Point, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is almost on the doorstep.
Woolacombe, the adjacent village, is famous for its perfect sandy beach which in 2015 Tripadvisor judged the best in Britain (and one of the five best beaches in Europe).
Other great surfing beaches like Croyde, Saunton and Puttsborough are just a couple of miles away.
Barnstaple is the closest rail station (11 miles). Mortehoe is a four-hour drive from London.
Additional pricing information
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To book Old Post Cottage please contact us. We will send you a copy of our booking form and terms. We ask for a 30 per cent deposit to secure the reservation and the balance eight weeks before your holiday starts.
Old Post Cottage is rented by the week with a Saturday changeover. We offer short breaks from November to March excluding Christmas and New Year.
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- near the sea
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with shower and WC upstairs. Shower room with WC downstairs.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Large double and twin bedrooms both with ample storage.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: Large private garden, mostly lawn, with seating, parasol and barbecue. Utility Room: Wide hall with space for boots and coats. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh linen and towels provided. Gas central heating throughout (constant hot water). Parking 50 yards from property with space at property to load. Travel cot and high chair if requested (linen for cot not provided). Sorry - no pets, no smoking.