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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 Pets 2 Welcome Region Devon Town/village Barnstaple

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Cosy Big Cottage, Barnstaple

Built in 1752 this impressive Regency Manor House enjoys panoramic views over lush green fields dotted with trees and hedges to the Taw Estuary and across the water to the hills beyond. Standing majestically in 69 acres of pasture and woodland and offering a wide range of leisure amenities including indoor swimming pool, snooker room and ample grounds for activities and relaxation. The market town of Barnstaple with its shops, and restaurants and historic Pannier Market is three miles away. The village of Braunton, around 10 minutes' drive, is known for its laid-back vibe, surf shops and cafes. For surfers and beach lovers the golden sands of Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe are a huge draw and easily accessible from here. The nearby Braunton Burrows are reputed to be England's biggest sand dune system and their lunar appearance is quite unusual when viewed from afar. They are a haven for nature and wildlife and a fascinating place to walk. Cyclists will enjoy the Tarka Trail which runs for some 30 miles through the scenic North Devon countryside. Bikes can be hired at Braunton or Barnstaple.
The Regency Manor House offers a wonderful and friendly base from which to explore the area. Tastefully converted into four apartments and two cottages the properties are all managed by the owner, whose family have been in possession of the property since it was built. Whilst offering the chance to enjoy living in a truly splendid location, the atmosphere is totally relaxed and unpretentious with a wide range of leisure amenities to ensure that all guests can enjoy their stay whether they are seeking pure relaxation or an active, sociable holiday.

All the rooms are light and spacious in Grenville, a three bedroom apartment over 2 storeys. A good-sized lounge/diner has an attractive feature fireplace and steps up to French doors which lead to a sunroom with patio furniture. There are three big bedrooms, a large bathroom and fitted kitchen all with views overlooking the Manor courtyard.

Accommodation: Living/dining room with 40" TV and DVD. Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Cloakroom with WC and basin. Bedroom 1 with Double and TV. Bedroom 2 with Double and inter-connecting doors to Bedroom 3 with Twin (two Z-beds available). . Bathroom with shower cubicle, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Electric heating. No smoking. WiFi. 2 pets welcome. Highchair available. Babysitting possible by arrangement. Highchairs, Stairgates and baby listening monitor available. Licensed bar with games and a selection of DVD's. Snooker room with full size table. Heated swimming pool (45' x 15'), enclosed under glass cover, with patio area and garden furniture. Large lawned area, ideal for ball games. Large trampoline (14') with full safety net. Laundry room available. Barbecue. Ample parking in courtyard. Indoor and outdoor children's play areas. Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday.

Upcott House, a magnificent Regency Manor HouseSitting/ Dining room with 40 inch TVHeated swimming pool - take an early morning dipAttractive large double bedroom with a feature Victorian fireplacePretty courtyard with access to GrenvilleSpacious twin bedded room, room for the children to playPlenty of lovely country walks from your doorstepGames room for all the family to enjoyView up the driveway to Upcott HouseNewly refurbished glass covered heated swimming poolRoom to sit and watch or just take a dip yourselfSpacious twin bedded room, room for the children to playSmaller double bedroomComfortable and spacious sitting room with double doors to sun room
  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • High chair
  • Stairgates
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Beach
  • Swimming Pool
  • Parking, Private

Conditions

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.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

LocationBarnstaple

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.

Devon

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 3 miles Nearest pub 3 miles

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