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200 Year Old Cottage With Inglenook Fireplaces In The Heart Of North Devon



Updated: 10-Jul-2016
Cottage in East Down, Nr. Barnstaple, North Devon, England - Peaceful Rural Location, On Edge Of National Trust Estate, 10 Minutes Walk To Pub

The holiday cottage is well laid out with plenty of space for everyone to unwind. Located on the edge of a small rural village, this 200yr Cottage is well laid out with plenty of space for everyone to unwind. Rock Cottage is made up of 2 adjoined cottages making it ideal for 2 families or a group of friends. The 2 lounges each have a wood burner. The decor is up market, vintage/shabby chic making it a relaxing, creative and inspiring place to stay. There is a large garden with lawned and terraced areas where you can sit out and enjoy the surroundings. The village pub is within walking distance. There are no street lights providing a wonderful immersion into nature. Rock Cottage is an ideal place to set out from to explore and enjoy the area with its infinite array of attractions, stunning coastal, river and woodland walks, surf beaches, easy access to Exmoor National Park.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

Rock Cottage is a loved family cottage co-owned by Gabi and her family and my husband and myself (plus our dog).

Our youngest daughter visits it too with her young family.

We have spent many half terms, summer weeks, Xmas and long weekend together at the cottage.

The age range of the kids is 13 to 5 all of whom love to come to visit it. It has taught them that city life is not always that great and that life in the country has so much to enjoy.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Gabi

We (at least the rest of the family) really enjoyed the cottage and we would definitely consider going there again.

I'm sorry about the shower screen, and I'll accept forfeiting the £50 towards the breakage. It's a lovely cottage and it works really well for two families to share. If you are interested, I'll let others know about it.

Kind regards.
Apr 2013
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From the Owner

We love Rock cottage - it is quaint, quiet, secluded and old. The house is nestled against the hill side with sheep and cows and deer roaming freely in the fields. The garden rises above it. It overlooks a valley next to Arlington Court Park. We have lovingly decorated with cottage and have collected a few interesting shabby chic antique pieces. However it is easy-going, child and dog friendly. The beds are comfortable with good quality pillows and duvets. The galley kitchen is small but well equipped so that major cooking can be done - even Xmas feasts! There are two living rooms so that if you don't feel like watching TV, you can seclude yourself with a book at the other end of the house.

Activity and Interests


Nearest beaches are Lynton/Lynmouth and Combe martin 20 mins. Other beaches of Saunton, Woolacombe, Puttsborough 30-40 mins away


Nearest airport Bristol- 90 minutes drive from there


Lynton- 20 minutes

Barnstaple- 20 minutes

Kentisbury ford shop- 10 minutes

Arlington court- 10 minutes walk

Exmoor- 10-20 minutes drive

Coastal walks, river walks, surfing in variety of places

Further Details:

Rock Cottage is perfect if you love any of the following: hiking, walking, cycling, cross country running, surfing, boogie boarding, fly fishing (permit required), painting, working (wifi in house) and more!


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    50 % deposit to be paid on booking. Payment in full one month before rental.

    Changeover Day:
    Changeover day is a Saturday. Departure 10am. arrival 4pm

    Notes on prices:
    Prices vary during the season and last minute deals will be in place. Please contact me if you are interested.
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Updated: 10-Jul-2016
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From the Owner

This cottage caters well for one big party or two friends plus their families as there are effectively two sides to the house joined by kitchen and dining room. It is rural but in a prime location to cater for a wide variety of needs - surfing, walking, pubs, Exmoor, family attractions etc. The Pyne Arms is a destination pub within walking distance. Great food. Deer roam freely in Arlington court and there is a wide variety of animal and plant life. Access to the famous coastal walks of North Devon, the surfing beaches, coves and villages/town are not more than 25 minutes away.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • forests
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1- family sized with toilet, bath/shower Bathroom 2- deluxe with massive bath/shower toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1- good size wrought iron double bed Bedroom 2- large with wrought iron double bed Bedroom 3- twin room Bedroom 4- good size with wrought iron bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: Large woodland garden. Terraced areas and a flat lawn/patio area with outdoor fire/BBQ. Easy access (10 mins walk) into Arlington court (back entrance) where there is a woodland play area as well as many miles of walks. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer Ironing board and iron Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in fee plus end of stay clean. Other: Dining room- original tiles, antique pine dresser and table. Fireplace.

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