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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ilfracombe in Devon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with WC and shower. No bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One double bed.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


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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Lovely peaceful setting in beautiful coutryside.

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet, comfortable and restful.....just what we wanted.

We had to share an eggcup! and missed having a tongs for cooking.

Full size fridge which was great for chillinv the wine!

All in all a very pleasant holiday thank you.

Great information pack left by the owner.

Heather Knowles

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, Heather. Apologies for the missing eggcup!
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Beautiful countryside stay

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing stay surrounded by beautiful countryside. The property had all we needed for a base to explore North Devon. The highlight really is the wonderful view you get from the property. It is also really conveniently located between Exmoor and the beaches of North Devon so meant we were never travelling far.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Cottage in a great location from which we visited the gardens of North Devon

  • 5 of 5

Great Cottage in a very, very quiet location.

Had everything we needed

Really good and would definitely want to stay again

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
9 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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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