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Detached, Single Story Garden Cottage, In Quiet Countryside On Exmoor's Edge

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-May-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Kentisbury Nr. Barnstaple, North Devon, England - A 5 Minute Drive To The Seaside Village Of Combe Martin And 30 Minutes To Glorious Sandy Beaches

Want peace and quiet but with easy access to magnificent beaches and remote moorland? Want to sit out, eat alfresco, listen to evening birdsong, watch for owls and bats and wonder at the dark starry skies above? Want to discover good places to eat out and the local fresh farm produce and yesteryear charm of the pannier market in Barnstaple? Want to visit the coastal villages of Clovelly, Appledore and Lynmouth or discover the Valley of the Rocks, Porlock Weir or Lorna Doone country? Enjoy surfing, swimming, cycling, horse-riding, walking or just want to chill out? Then come here! This detached, single story garden cottage is situated in quiet countryside on the edge of Exmoor National Park. It is just a 10 minute drive from the seaside village of Combe Martin and 30 minutes from the beautiful long sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde. The South West coastal footpath passes 5 minutes away while in the other direction lies Exmoor with its hills, wooded valleys, dramatic cliffs and winding rivers leading into the heart of the moor. This is a delightful rural retreat in easy reach of well-renowned sandy beaches for surfing and swimming as well as exhilarating Exmoor for walks, wildlife an cycling. Well equipped and full of character inside and out and set in a delightful private garden with views over pretty countryside.

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About the Owner

Ginny Humphreys
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

About Ginny Humphreys

.We are Ginny and Colin Humphreys and live in the main house, The Thornes. Garden Cottage has been variously an outside privvy, a laundry, an office for archaeologists and latterly extra accommodation for family or visitors.

Ginny Humphreys purchased this cottage in 1980

10 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

5

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We booked to stay for 4 nights , and found the cottage very easily , the beauty of the cottage must be experienced , everything was so clean , all you could hear were birds singing , and on a couple of occasions a peacock was spotted walking in the garden, Ilfracombe and Bideford are both within easy reach by car , We would not hesitate to stay again , a credit to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alan, we're very pleased that you had a good stay.
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5

Peaceful break

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is perfect for two. Well equipped and with a very comfortable bed! It was a bit chilly - typical bank holiday weather - while we were there, so we were grateful for the wall heater in the living/bedroom and the extra heater in the kitchen.

We were lucky in that there was no one staying in the main house, which is (for the time being) also available as a holiday let. It would have been a different experience sharing the space with other holiday makers, rather than the owners and I'm not sure we would have liked it. If you were going as a family and wanted both properties it would be ideal.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Rural setting in a lovely garden.

  • 5 of 5

I really liked the comfortable cottage. It was tucked up into the corner of a high garden wall. There was a lovely outside table and sitting area which I might have used had the weather been warmer. I managed to hit a few overcast and rainy days so I was grateful for the wall heater in the bed/sitting room in the evenings. The kitchen looked nice, though I didn't cook anything. The rooms were bright because of the large windows. Hand washing I did dried on the heated towel rack. Wonderful collection of books. I was concerned about the single track lane to the house but I didn't meet anyone on the road in the 5 days I was there.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, cosy garden cottage.

  • 5 of 5

It's a really pretty, well presented little cottage, perfect for 2 people. It's small but it's all you need when exploring the area. Although it's in the garden of the main house it feels very private. It was a perfect base to explore the nearby beaches and national park. There are lots of pretty villages nearby where you can eat and drink. Collin and Ginny were welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

After a very warm welcome on arrival from the owners, we were delighted with the holiday cottage. The views from the garden were amazing. The cottage was very clean and well equipped. We had a fantastic week and will certainly rebook at a later date. We definitely recommend the cottage, if you're looking for a quiet relaxing base within this beautiful countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet, peaceful location, well equipped, but bathroom and kitchen quite small.

  • 4 of 5

The bed was comfortable and there is wifi which was reliable. Phone coverage is a bit hit and miss. A pleasant week surrounded by a large variety of birds and bats in the evening. Coombe Martin has a fairly well stocked Spar shop but you need to go to Barnstaple for larger stores. We tried the Old Station House Inn which has good pub food. The Fox and Goose at Parracombe was quieter but we had a beautiful meal there. Would recommend Marwood Hill gardens and the walk along Heddon Valley. Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and Lynton & Lynmouth are all within easy reach but the cliff railway is a little expensive.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The fabulous sandy surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde are a 30 minute drive away. Nearer to home are the beaches around Combe Martin, just 10 minutes by car. The South West Coast Path passes nearby, a 5 minutes drive away with walks along the dramatic cliffs on the North Devon coast. Lynton and Lynmouth with the cliff railway are 20 minutes drive and the pretty seaside villages of Appledore and Clovelly are within easy reach.

Travel:

The use of a car is essential as the area is rural and public transport is negligible. Exeter airport is 50 miles and Bristol about 100 miles from here. The property is about 30 miles from the M5 motorway and takes approximately 50 minutes.

Distances:

The nearest shop is within walking distance but Combe Martin the nearest village is a 5 minute drive. Barnstaple, a historic market town with a pannier market and thriving high street is 10 miles away. Ilfracombe, with it's attractive harbour and spectacular 'Verity' a Damien Hirst sculpture, is also 10 miles away.

The property is set just within Exmoor National Park.

Further Details:

Several National Trust properties are nearby. Arlington Court has beautiful gardens, parkland, lakes and wooded hills for wandering through or striding across.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 
 
Rate 3
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Rate 4
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£410
for 7 nights
£410
 
 
Rate 5
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£160
for 4 nights
£280
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by email or phone. Full payment will be required on booking.

Changeover Day:
During the summer change over day is Saturday with arrivals from 2.00 and departures by 10.00. Short breaks can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Dining

  • Dining Area

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with WC and shower. No bath.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One double bed.

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children

Notes:

  • Outside: As the name suggests, Garden Cottage is set in it's own mature garden within the grounds of a larger house and sheltered by an old high stone wall. There is a sheltered private sitting area with garden table and benches and a cheminea for romantic evenings under the night sky. Other wooden chairs rest on a raised lawn overlooking the rural view. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included.

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