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Thatched Cottage in the Heart of Rural North Devon

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in High Bickington, Umberleigh, Nr. Barnstaple, North Devon, England - Country Walks from the door, with Dartmoor, Exmoor and the North Coast within Easy Reach

A grade II, five-bedroom thatched cottage in the rural North Devon village of High Bickington, Umberleigh, which sleeps 11 (+3), and has 3 bathrooms. The large living room has a wood-burning stove, and the farmhouse-style kitchen-breakfast room has a range cooker and 8-burner hob. The ground floor also has a snug and family room. Open countryside is within 2 minutes walk, and Exmoor, Dartmoor and the North Devon coast are all within easy reach, as is RHS Garden Rosemoor. The village has a small shop, two pubs and a Post Office.

On your arrival you will be greeted with a homemade Devon Cream Tea!

More Details

Owner
Sarah Sidders
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

About Sarah Sidders

We are Joe and Sarah Sidders, owners of Rambler Cottage, parents to three small children who are all now of school age. Joe is deputy head of a senior school on the outskirts of Bath and Sarah is an artist and textile designer. Sarah grew up in Devon and Joe has followed suit with a love for the west-country and Scilly.

Year round we aspire to spend many happy sun filled days on the North Devon beaches teaching our children to surf and return home with finds from the tide line to use the space in Rambler Cottage to be creative! We love

Winter warming by the wood burner with mulled wine, and cooking seasonal roast dinners with local meat in a home perfect for socialising which coincidently has enough chimney breasts to hang a stocking for everyone in the extended family.

Sarah Sidders purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sarah Sidders chose North Devon

Sarah grew up on just the other side of Dartmoor and Joe has followed with a love for the south-west. Wanting to own a property that we can escape to from the busyness of day-to-day work and the school run we looked to what we feel is the hidden secret of central north Devon. With amazing beaches, moorland and a diversity of interests all within easy reach we always eagerly anticipate our next visit.

What makes this cottage unique

Rambler Cottage is packed full of historical features and offers a cosy yet spacious feel that is perfect for us as a family to relax and be creative in. Family walks are a favourite past time, and many can be found direct from the door and a little further a field in a variety of landscapes: open moorland, coastal cliff tops, ancient woodland, deep river valleys and slightly tamer on the Tarka Trail.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Umberleigh in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , This is a nice size family bathroom.
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , An ensuite to Bedroom 1
    Toilet 1 - Toilet , This is on the ground floor
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is an ensuite to bedroom 3
  • En suite shower room to bedroom 1 with WC, shower and basin En suite shower room to bedroom 2 with WC, shower and basin Family bathroom with WC, bath, shower attachment and basin Downstairs WC
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size bed with an ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Double Bed with south facing windows
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Double Bed with an ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , Family Room, one bed can change into a double day bed.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , The two single beds can be pushed together to form a double
  • The 3 double bedrooms are all of good size with enough room to put a travel cot up in, 2 are bigger than the 3rd. 2 travel cots are available. All bedrooms require access by stairs, bedroom number 1 is on the 2nd floor. All stairs access can be restricted by stairgates/doors. The twin room is a cosy room and doesn't really have extra room for a travel cot. Bedroom 4 is a triple room where one of the singles can be turned into a daybed. The beds are in an 'L' Shape formation which means excited children can't make eye contact once lying down!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Because Rambler Cottage is a Grade II listed building, we're sorry but it is not possible to adapt it for easier access Outside: The enclosed private garden to the rear os the property has enchanting feel to it, being the garden to just one of the houses it has a grassed arear perfect for little ones to play on and a patio area that is suitable for eating outside. A barbeque is also available for use. There is also a small, raised pond and a garage should you wish to store bikes and other outdoor kit! Utility Room: Freezer, washing machine tumble dryer and access to the garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included, and the property is cleaned once a week, when towels and linen are also changed. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: The family room has a natural stone floor and is set up with a table that can be used as an alternative eating area or for arts and crafts, we also have a number of games and puzzles and a 2 seater sofa in here.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Thatched Cottage in the Heart of Rural North Devon
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
5

Escape To The Country

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy cottage, plenty of space for a large family without stepping on toes. The cream tea was delicious, and there is more left for you that you think such as bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee, condiments etc. We had an amazing family birthday, thank you for letting us share this beautiful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Delightful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful thatched cottage with ample room for all the family. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the dining area seats around 12 people comfortably. The lounge has a cosy feel with plenty of seating and the wood burner is a bonus in the evenings. The bedrooms are very comfortable with plenty of towels. The small but adequate garden caught the evening sunshine and the BBQ was great. The staircase could be an issue for the older generation as it's quite steep, we had to help the eldest in our party. The Cream tea on arrival was great and overall we had a fab time.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a lovely stay with lovely weather. Thank you so much for looking after it.
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5

Excellent accommodation - well suited to our large family.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a quaint village with plenty of good walks and a couple of good friendly pubs. Fully equipped with everything we needed for 11 guests. Highly recommended - would stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was clean comfortable and well equipped the cream tea on arrival was a welcoming sight. Loads of room for everyone very enjoyable stay. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Lovely break

  • 4 of 5

We have had a lovely break in this cottage and have made some special memories. The village is nice and friendly and the cottage is handy for both pubs. Nice to be able to fit all 9 of us around the large table in order to eat together. Cream tea was lovely too, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely cottage for a family Xmas

  • 5 of 5

As others have said, Rambler Cottage is well appointed, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen has plenty of crockery, pans and utensils and we cooked a lovely Xmas dinner for eight. Beds were comfy and warm. High Bickington is a friendly village and we can vouch for the welcome in the Old George Inn.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and kind words about High Bickington, it is quite a special village, we're so glad you had a lovely relaxing Christmas.
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Old george Inn
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Libbaton Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Umberliegh Station
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Weirmarsh Farm
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
Saunton Sands
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! (large, sandy beaches famous for their surf) 30-40 minutes by car

Appledore and Instow (beautiful quayside villages) 30 minutes by car

Travel:

Although Umberleigh railway station is 7 minutes by car, a car is pretty much essential for getting around. Cars can be hired from Exeter station and airport

By car: 3 hrs 45 from London, 3 hrs 15 from Birmingham

By train: 3 hrs 20 from London to Umberleigh (5 mins drive), 1 hr from Exeter

By ferry: 1 hr 30 (by car) from Plymouth, 2 hrs 10 from Weymouth, 2 hrs 30 from Poole

By air: 1 hr (by car) from Exeter airport

Distances:

2.6 miles (7 mins) to Umberleigh, and railway station

7.6 miles to the nearest point on the Tarka Cycle Trail

8.6 miles to RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington

9.6 miles to Barnstaple

10 miles to South Molton (gateway to Exmoor)

22 miles to Okehampton (gateway to Dartmoor)

Further Details:

High Bickington has a small village shop in the Post Office, as well as two excellent pubs which both serve food, and both within easy walking distance. There are also some fantastic pubs in the surrounding villages.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Umberleigh, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
4 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
From
£240
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,270
 
 
High Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 29 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Late Summer
30 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£771
for 3 nights
From
£257
From
£287
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Indian Summer
5 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£492
for 3 nights
From
£164
From
£194
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£555
for 3 nights
From
£185
From
£215
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,100
 
 
Winter Breaks
30 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£336
for 3 nights
From
£112
From
£138
Fri,Sat,Sun
£590
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£1,210
 
 
Early Spring
4 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£336
for 3 nights
From
£112
From
£138
Fri,Sat,Sun
£605
 
 
Spring Half Term 2018
9 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£603
for 3 nights
From
£201
From
£231
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,210
 
 
Spring
20 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
From
£145
Fri,Sat,Sun
£590
 
 
Easter
23 Mar 2018 - 9 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£576
for 3 nights
From
£192
From
£222
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,150
 
 
Late Spring
10 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£462
for 3 nights
From
£154
From
£184
Fri,Sat,Sun
£880
 
 
Half Term
25 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£621
for 3 nights
From
£207
From
£237
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Early Summer 2018
4 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£210
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,130
 
 
Summer
6 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£642
for 3 nights
From
£214
From
£244
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,300
 
 
High Summer 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
From
£210
Fri,Sat,Sun
£980
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
50% reservation deposit on booking.
Please contact owner for more details
Please visit our website www.ramblercottage.co.uk for more information on the property and surrounding area.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our preferred changeover day for summer 2016, but the rest of the year this is flexible.

Notes on prices:
We can offer a 10% discount for every bedroom not used outside of peak seasons.
Well behaved dogs are most welcome.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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