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Self-catering cottage in idyllic secluded setting close to N Devon coast - Fig Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Parking



Fig Cottage

Fig Cottage, Sleeps 2 (1 bedroom)

First floor loft apartment of old coach house building

Pretty one bedroom loft apartment on first floor of old coach house. Access by steep external stone steps. Stable door to sunny open plan kitchen and living room overlooking its own pretty lawned garden leading down to the stream and fields beyond. Leading off the living room is the bedroom and bathroom.

Visitors to Fig Cottage have exclusive use of their own sheltered, sunny garden with lawns, a cobbled area which was once part of the old coach buildings, and flower beds. Two steps lead down to a lower area adjoining the stream. A table and chairs are provided, as well as a parasol for shade in (hopefully!) sunny weather and a barbecue. In the sheltered corner of the garden below the bedroom window is the ancient and very productive fig tree which gives the cottage its name.

There is no wifi in the apartment.

Please note, access to the apartment is by steep stone external steps.

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About the property

Fig Cottage & Garden Cottage

Fig Cottage is set in the beautiful grounds of a secluded 17th Century manor farmhouse hidden away at the end of its own lane and at the centre of 20 acres of farmland. Completely hidden from the road, the property is set in a small valley with a stream winding through the gardens, and consists of a group of beautiful old stone farm buildings around one of the prettiest houses in the area. The stunning North Devon coast and the Southwest Coast Path are a mile's walk away through fields and lanes and we are ideally placed for exploring North Devon and North Cornwall - Clovelly, Bude, Exmoor and the beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe are within easy reach, while the glorious beach at Westward Ho!, the pretty fishing village of Appledore and the historic port town of Bideford are on our doorstep. There are two pubs within walking distance

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Kate McKinnel
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kate greeted us on arrival and showed us our lovely accommodation. The apartment was idyllic; set in lovely gardens, in a quiet, peaceful spot at the end of a lane. The apartment was as described - it is tastefully decorated, with a comfortable bed and everything you need for a pleasant stay making it feel like home immediately. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing break with access nearby to beaches and gorgeous Devonshire countryside. We had a great stay and would definitely come back if in the area. We ate dinner at a local pub which was great too - The Pig on the Hill.

May 2015
May 2015
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Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is required to book the cottages. The remainder to be paid 4 weeks before arrival. If your start date is in 4 weeks or less then full payment will be needed. Payment can be by bank transfer or cheque.

Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is a Saturday. Arrival from 3pm. Departure 10am. During quieter periods we will consider shorter lets (minimum 3 days) and alternative changeover days.

Notes on prices:
Daily rates for stays of less than a week are available on request.


Accommodation and facilities for Fig Cottagein Bideford in Abbotsham

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Leading off the bedroom is the bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • The bedroom has a built in wardrobe, a chest of drawers and a double bed made up with freshly laundered cotton bedlinen. The cottage window looks out through the branches of the old fig tree to the garden beyond.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Notes on accommodation: Dogs are welcome (one per property and not on the furniture please!) at an extra cost of £20 per week. We have one dog of our own and a couple of free range chickens. There is plenty of space to exercise a dog but it must be kept under control - we are surrounded by our own fields but please be aware that there are sheep on our land.


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Fig Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A beautifully located retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely short break at fig cottage. Being welcomed by homemade scones was a lovely, thoughtful touch. We were able to borrow a BBQ to enjoy the beautiful outdoor space which was included. There has clearly been a lot of love put into the property and it felt homely straight away. The tiniest amendment of adding a hook on the back of the bathroom door is our only fault! Thank you for a great stay. Liz and Marc

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, tranquil cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely peaceful stay, cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. We were made to feel very welcome. Would highly recommend a stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fig Cottage. A lovely little cottage in beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Fig Cottage (not the one shown in the picture here). Our first impression on arrival was like stepping back in time, the farmhouse and surrounding buildings were old (in the nicest possible way) and full of character. We were met by Sue who sent us some freshly baked scones with cream & jam. Very welcome after the journey down. The cottage was clean & tidy and perfectly equipped, lacking a microwave sadly, but we managed without that quite well. There is a public footpath just off the drive which leads to the coast path and the local pub is about 1/2 mile away and can be walked to quite easily. It is a perfect base for exploring this part of the West Country, including Bude, which is a real gem.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumhaftes Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben es genossen, dieses wunderbare Cottage für eine Woche unser eigen nennen zu dürfen. Urlaub von der ersten Sekunde. Ein perfekter Ausgangspunkt um Norddevon zu erkunden.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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One mile to the North Devon coast and the Southwest Coast Path, and 2.5 miles to the sandy beach of Westward Ho!


By car, easy access from the A39. Nearest station is 11 miles away at Barnstaple, which links to Exeter on the scenic Tarka Line.


The historic port town of Bideford is 2 miles away, and the larger town of Barnstaple approximately 10 miles away.

Appledore is about 3 miles away and Westward Ho! 2 miles away, or about 5 minutes' drive.

Further Details:

The Thatched Inn is a popular, friendly pub in Abbotsham village. Also within walking distance is The Pig On The Hill, another popular pub restaurant.

Westward Ho! has a post office, chemist's, butcher's and two small supermarkets as well as a variety of restaurants and cafes.

Banks, building societies and supermarkets can all be found in Bideford.