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Courtyard Cottages Surrounding A Quiet Courtyard In Foxdown, North Devon - Frobisher Cottage sleeps 5 in two bedrooms



Updated: 05-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 Frobisher Cottage sleeps 5 in two bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

frobisher is a lovely cottage full of character. Light and airy the cottage overlooks the Victorian courtyard. Open plan living space with comfortable seating and dining. Kitchen area with full size

Fridge freezer, dishwasher and all the usual mod cons.

Family bathroom with shower over and a roomy Bedroom with

King size brass bed and Bedroom 2 with full size bunk beds and a single

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • 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

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely setting just short drive to some lovely beaches

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very clean and the hosts very welcoming.

Enjoyed our time there.

We found the bathroom small not one for sharing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My previous review defaulted to '1 star' , Computer error! Definitely 5 stars & more. A perfect cottage, perfect location & amazing hosts including their two lovely Labradoodles who played with my loopy Cockapoo both at the cottage and on the beach. Fantastic! Can't wait to my next visit in June.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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10 stars & beyond

  • 1 of 5

Absolutely fabulous cottage, surroundings & hosts! Tony & Suzi just lovely people. Made me & my Cockapoo so very welcome & were so kind, thoughtful & friendly. Perfect location for some fantastic beaches - Instow, Westward Ho!, Saunton, Croyde & my favourite beach - Putsborough Sands. Without a doubt this was my best holiday break ever & I have travelled half the world so can't praise hosts & location enough.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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.

Prices and Availability

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

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for availability and booking on
01237 452344 or contact via email on Info@FoxdownManorCottages.co.uk

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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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


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed, Bunk beds and a single
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, This is a kingsize bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Outside seating for each cottage. The tennis court is available to use and is free. Hot water is included and the cottage has a pay meter for electricity and heating which is filled before arrival any extra requires £1 coins. We love dogs and they even have their own walking field and we can dog sit by arrangement.

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