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Charming Cosy Cottage In The North Devon Countryside Near The Coast



Updated: 22-Sep-2016
Cottage between Clovelly and Bideford, North Devon, England - Peaceful Haven With Rural Tranquility, Birdsong And Country Walks

In this unspoilt part of Devon, surrounded by lanes with tall grass banks and the smell of the sea not far away sits this charming cosy cottage for 4.You will be given the warmest of welcomes by the owners Mike and Jo who live nearby whilst Alfie the cat may also check you out! The cottage has been lovingly restored to create a peaceful haven in which to relax and recharge your batteries. There is a large enclosed garden with sunny patio area, barbecue and comfortable furniture and a grassy wooded area opposite for picnics and play. The cottage has an open plan living and kitchen area, bathroom with shower and bath, and 2 light and airy bedrooms. Freshly painted in neutral shades the cottage oozes charm and tranquillity and is well equipped. Crisp white bed linen and fluffy towels add to the feeling of comfort. After a bracing walk along the coastal path, a day at the beach or exploring the Devon countryside the local pub at Buckland Brewer is just over a mile away and serves delicious food. The cottage is very suited to both couples and families. We welcome children who can make as much noise as they like and we are also very happy to welcome dogs.


More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

Hello, our names are Mike and Jo and we have both lived in North Devon all our lives. We come from farming backgrounds and bought our present property in 2009 after some life changing health issues. We live nearby and are on hand should you have any questions. We have a wealth of knowledge regarding the locality and can recommend beaches, places to visit or the best local pub!

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From the Owner

The cottage was purchased in 2009 along with our house. I had known the house and cottage my whole life having grown up on the opposite side of the valley and had always loved the property. When we found ourselves in a position where we had to move, we both fell in love instantly with the whole property, its tranquillity, atmosphere and location.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Coach & Horses Buckland Brewer at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Barstaple Train Station at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Coach & Horses Buckland Brewer at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Peppercombe National Trust beach at 3 Miles Car: necessary


The nearest beach is the National Trust beach, Peppercombe 3 miles away. Other beaches in the area are Westward Ho 5 miles,(ideal for children and great for swimming and water sports) Instow 5 miles, Clovelly and Hartland 10 miles, Sandymouth 15 miles,Saunton 20 miles, Bude 20 miles, Croyde, Putsborough Sands, Woolacombe are all less than a hours drive and there are lots of small beaches all along the coast. There is a beach for everyone!


The nearest airport is Exeter where car hire is available. A car would be highly recommended in this area to get around. Buses are infrequent and run from Buckland Brewer a few times a day. More bus services are available from Bideford 4 miles away. The nearest train station is Barnstaple which is 12 miles away.


Nearest village is Buckland Brewer 1.5 miles away. It has a shop, a church and a pub which serves delicious food!

Bideford with larger shops, petrol, banks and supermarkets is 5 miles away.

Clovelly is 8 miles, Hartland 10 miles, Tarka Trail 3 miles, Rosemoor RHS Garden 8 miles, Big Sheep 3 miles and Milky Way Adventure Park 5 miles

Further Details:

Bideford is the nearest town where there are all the major banks, cashpoint machines, Morrisons, Asda and Tesco. There are chemists, doctors, dentists, and vets here. It also has a very nice park, a pannier market and a lovely quayside. The local Hockings Ice Cream is sold from a van near the entrance to the park and is delicious! Larger shops are available in Barnstaple which is 10 miles away. Lovely country pubs with good food at Buckland Brewer 1.5 miles and Parkham 2 miles. The tarka trail which is a traffic free path on the old railway line can be accessed 3 miles away. It is wonderful for walking and cycling and the scenery is beautiful running along by the river Torridge and the estuary to the River Taw.

Other local attractions include Appledore which is a charming local fishing village with nice pubs and restaurants, Clovelly which is famous worldwide for its cobbled street leading to the harbour, RHS Rosemoor and Hartland Abbey. The costal path is only 3 miles away. For children and families there is the Milky Way Adventure Park and the Big Sheep.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 22
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Please email or phone. Deposit of 1/3rd is required to secure the booking, with the balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival by bank transfer or if no alternative cheque.
Bank details will be supplied on booking.
Cancellation policy
Deposits non refunable
Up to 8 weeks – no cancellation charge
4-8 weeks – 50% of rate refunded
2-4 weeks – 25% of rate refunded
Less than 2 weeks – no refund
You may wish to take out your own holiday insurance to cover the possibility of cancellation.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for weeks is Saturday although short breaks are accepted with variable changeover days. Arrival time is 3pm onwards and departure is by 10am.

Notes on prices:
The price includes rental of the cottage, heating, electricity, towels, tea towels, bedding.
Part weeks are charges as follows
3 nights 70% of weekly charge
4 nights 80% of weekly charge
5 nights 90% of weekly charge
6 nights 95% of weekly charge

1/3rd deposit required to secure the booking and the balance due 8 weeks before arrival preferably by Bank transfer payment although cheque accepted.

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From the Owner

The cottage sits in its own grounds, with a lovely large enclosed garden suitable for children, adults and dogs. Guests often comment on how peaceful it is. There is an abundance of birdlife in the garden. The inside of the cottage is cosy and welcoming, with the added benefit of Now TV for those who like to relax with the TV! Alternatively while away an hour with a glass of wine on the patio!

Property Type

  • cottage


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


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower and toilet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 triple aspect double room with king-size bed and 1 twin room with 3ft beds.


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


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Dogs are welcome by prior arrangement, a small extra charge is made of £20 per week. Outside: Lovely large enclosed garden with patio, table and chairs, barbeque. Opposite the cottage is a large grassy wooded area. At the bottom of the hill runs the river Yeo and you are welcome to walk and explore the meadow and river bank. You can even try to catch a trout! The cottage sits in the grounds of the owners small country estate but is totally private. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fluffy Towels and white bed linen are included and changed weekly. Cottage is cleaned weekly.

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