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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Pets Not accepted Region Devon Town/village Barnstaple

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Comfortable Big Cottage, near Barnstaple (SUNSETMA)

The Property is a spacious detached family holiday home, upgraded in 2016 by the owners with guest comfort very much in mind. Set in an elevated position, you will enjoy stunning views across the village, the local 16th century church, rolling countryside and the Braunton Burrows beyond. The village centre is half a mile downhill and offers a great selection of individual shops, family-friendly cafes and restaurants. The Tarka Trail cycle path can also be accessed from the village. The magnificent sandy, surfing beaches of Saunton and Croyde are within a 5-10 minute drive.

The living space at The Property is to be found on the first floor to take advantage of the views and for easy access to the large garden terrace. Sleeping accommodation is located on both levels of the house. The well equipped kitchen/breakfast room has part vaulted ceilings and leads outside to the terrace, with its glass and timber balustrades, an ideal spot to barbecue and enjoy leisure time with all the family. To the rear of the kitchen is a handy utility room, and outside an additional decked area with seating, just below the small orchard.

The dual aspect living room with wooden flooring offers comfy seating and comes with a full Sky TV package including movies and an electric effect woodburner for extra warmth on cooler evenings. A smaller additional snug is ideal for younger family members and has Sky multi-room. On the same level you will also find king and twin bedrooms, both served by a modern shower room. The dining room has seating for eight guests and has views over Chapel Mount. Downstairs, is the master bedroom which benefits from a separate dressing area and modern en suite shower room. The family bathroom has a luxurious spa bath and also on this level is the second twin bedroom. Both bedrooms have countryside views.

The garden has different levels, the front is sloped, where the steep driveway leads up to the property and the garages, one of which is available for storage space for cycles and surfboards. A wooden summer house provides a fun spot for the children. Steps lead up to the terrace and above this are further steps up to the level top lawn and small orchard.
In summary, The Property offers a great home from home experience and where you can relax and enjoy this wonderful part of North Devon with family and friends.

Accommodation: Ground Floor: Hall. Bedroom 1 with King with separate dressing area and en suite shower room with basin and WC. Bedroom 3 with Twin. Bathroom with spa bath, basin and WC. First Floor: Kitchen/breakfast room with range cooker with gas hob and electric ovens, large American style fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer and sink. Living room with TV with Sky (full package) and electric effect woodburner, Dining room. Second living room/den with TV with Sky multi-room. Shower room with WC and basin. Bedroom 2 with King. Bedroom 4 with Twin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. Wi-Fi. No smoking. Regret no pets. Short breaks. Highchair. Selection of games and books. Patio furniture. Chiminea for use of your own disposable barbecues. Driveway parking for up to 3 cars. One garage available for storage of bikes and surfboards. £150 refundable security deposit. 4pm arrival time. Arrival/departure for weekly bookings is Saturday.

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Beach
  • Ensuite
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.
  • Ground Floor Bath/Shower room


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.


The main town of North Devon and formerly a river port which played an important role in warfare and trade to the rest of the world. Much of the towns fascinating history can be learned from the guided heritage trails, the museum and library. The restored Lynton & Barnstaple railway is well worth a visit, the short journey has stunning views out across the valleys.

The Queens Theatre showcases a variety of drama, musicals, ballet and children’s events throughout the year. Tours of the former court rooms are available in the Guildhall along with other ceremonial chambers. Another feature of the town is the 16th century arch bridge across the River Taw and also the Queen Anne’s Walk. There are plenty of walking trails to choose from around the estate at Arlington Court, and the Carriage Museum on site has collections of historic dog carts, coaches and chariots.

The Broomhill sculpture gardens are great for a relaxing walk, and in case of a rainy day the Lets Go! Centre has a range of entertainment including a skating rink and ten pin bowling. For a great family day out visit Exmoor Zoo, with hundreds of exotic mammals, birds and insects. Through the day you can catch the many talks and feeds including the famous Exmoor Beast session.


From Tavistock and the rivers Tavy and Tamar to the English Riviera of Torbay, and the nautical town of Dartmouth north across Dartmoor (with its famous miniature ponies) to the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, there can be few counties in England that offer such a broad spectrum of experiences to the visitor. 

Located in the South Westerly reaches of England, Devon shares a southerly border with Cornwall, and an easterly border with Somerset and Dorset. To the north and south the Bristol and English channels provide miles of beautiful coastline, and numerous attractions to the county. 

Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty (5), National Parks (2) and many other parks and reserves make it very easy to get off the beaten track, but the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are as modern and vibrant as they come.

Inland are a number of country landscapes to explore; Tarka Country to the north, taking its name from a famous novel, offering the Tarka Trail; a fantastic cycle route through the beautiful country landscapes. Centrally, Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in South England, and offers miles of rugged and wild moorland for keen walkers to explore.

Dartmoor Zoological Park is situated on the edge of the moor. The zoo is the inspiration behind a Hollywood film, and home to an impressive range of exotic animals. Along the south coast is the spectacular Jurrasic Coast World Heritage Site, reaching from Exmouth along into Dorset, and offering a spectacular coastline to discover.

Further south along the coast is the borough of Torbay, home to some of Devon’s most popular seaside resorts and tourist spots, and known as the English Riviera. Devon’s county town is the attractive city of Exeter, offering a mix of historical and modern architecture and culture. To the south is the University City of Plymouth, a historic port, and home to The Hoe, a popular public open space offering a range of attractions.   

Devon is the third biggest county in the UK by area, but it's quite easy to get around. In population, it is only the twelfth largest, so it's really not very crowded! Geographically and in spirit quite unlike the neighbouring counties, Devon is characterised by the granite structure that forms Dartmoor rising out of its distinctive red soil, and the very different Devonian rock structure underlying Exmoor. The Devonian geological period was actually named after Devon since it was here that these rocks were first studied. 

South West

England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.

Area Devon Nearest shop 0.6 miles Nearest pub 0.6 miles


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