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Courtyard Cottages Surrounding A Quiet Courtyard In Foxdown, North Devon - Drake Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)



Updated: 13-Sep-2016
Cottages in Bideford, North Devon, England - Secluded Location Yet Close To Beaches And Family Attractions

The character, dog friendly cottages are all in a delightfully secluded location but provide an excellent base to travel around Devon and the South West. Close to excellent surfing beaches, several top golf courses, we are also in the centre of excellent walking country with the coastal path only a short distance away. Sea fishing and fresh water fishing, not to mention the excellent cycle route called the Tarka Trail which stretches for miles throughout the countryside are close by. All the cottages are heated (central heating and/or electric radiators), fully equipped with cookers, microwave and toasters, colour TV with Freeview and DVD players. Duvets, duvet covers, pillows, pillowslips and sheets are provided, all you have to bring are towels.

Details for holiday cottage Drake Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

Drake is a lovely character cottage with views of the gardens and courtyard.

Large kitchen, airy lounge/diner, one double bedroom with ensuite, one twin with zip and link beds that can be made into double. The bunk room which sleeps 4 in a zip and link twin and a bedroom off that room with bunk beds, they all love the bunk room! Separate bathroom with WC.

This cottage has a high vaulted ceiling which feels light and roomy.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tony and Suzi Lewis bought the cottages in December 2013 when they moved here from their home in Dartmouth.

Very hospitable hosts, they welcome all guests with homemade scones for the welcome Devon tea that is in the cottages awaiting the guests.

They aim to give guests a holiday experience that differentiates Foxdown from other venues and

work hard to make that happen. A real "can do" attitude!

A really friendly and gregarious couple who love their Labradoodles and welcome other dogs with enthusiasm and have a fun approach to life.

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Speaks English

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

From the first phone call to inquire about late availability until the moment we left to drive home it was outstanding. Suzi and Tony are the most wonderful hosts. They ensured our stay was welcoming, warm and far more than expected. The cottage was immaculate and perfectly equipped. We were blessed with good weather, but even without that, our experience far exceeded our expectations. Thank you Suzi and Tony. I am already looking forward to seeing you next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived our hosts Suzi and Tony were so very welcoming. There was even homemade scones waiting for us on the table! Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location with lots for us, our 2 children and 2 dogs to enjoy. Our hosts also arranged an Easter egg hunt around their stunning gardens which was an extra surprise which the kids really enjoyed!

We will definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

North Devon is the UKs best kept secret and we just love The rugged coastline, green countryside and friendly People who live here. We welcome dogs of all sizes and even dog sit, dogs Love the dog field.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Our cottages would provide an excellent base for surfers, cyclist, golfers and walkers. Close by we have shooting, horse riding, fishing (fresh water and sea) there are also plenty of rivers for kayaking and rowing.


The nearest beach is Westward Ho! approx 5 mins drive. There is a surf school as well as other beach activities available. Instow is less than a ten minute drive away and has a sandy beach with dunes and is perfect for a family day by the beach. Peppercombe is just off the main highway and after a ramble through the woods you come to a pebbly beach which is ideal for a beach BBQ.


The nearest Airport is either Bristol or Exeter both about 50-60 miles away. The use of a car is necessary as we are in a very rural setting.


The nearest village is approximately one and half miles away. There are several supermarkets in Barnstaple and Bideford. Hartland Abbey and Clovelly (a small fishing village) are only ten minutes drive. RHS Rosemore is 15 minutes drive with several open gardens locally. Boats for Lundy Island leave from Bideford Quay. The Kathleen and May, a restored clipper is also moored at Bideford.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas and new year
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for availability and booking on
01237 452344 or contact via email on Info@FoxdownManorCottages.co.uk
We give guests £50.00 of free electricity Then there is a pay meter for electricity which was takes pound coins

Changeover Day:
Arrival 3pm and departure time 10am. Short breaks and weekend breaks are available except for July and August when changeover day is Friday. No short breaks are available in July and August.

Notes on prices:
Prices, availability and last minute special offers are available if you call us on
01237 452344 or email us at Info@FoxdownManorCottages.co.uk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Beautiful quiet setting but so near all the wonderful walks and dog friendly beaches.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Outside seating for each cottage. The tennis court is available to use and is free. Heating is included, as is bedding. We love dogs and they even have their own walking field and we can dog sit by arrangement.

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