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Downe Cottages
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“Wonderful cottage with an outstanding view, peace and quiet, relaxation and luxury as standard.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

We booked at the last minute and feel incredibly lucky to have found Downe Cottages. We spent four nights there and with hindsight wish we could've stayed longer. The cottages were very well equipped, comfortable and with a view of Lundy Island. The Sea is less than a mile away. ... some beautiful beaches are a short drive away. We visited Widemouth Bay, Bude and were lucky to experience Hartland Quay at sunset.
Jeremy and Linda were fantastic hosts and our 9 year old son loved 'the field' where he played football to his hearts content. We felt looked after, not just customers and every need or want had been catered for. On the map it may look slightly remote but because you are right by the coast it doesn't feel that way. We felt relaxed and rested after four nights and if we come back to North Devon we will definitely be coming back to Downe Cottages. It's possibly in the most beautiful spot in the country. We couldn't recommend it highly enough!!! You will not be disappointed with a stay at Downe Cottages.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

We recently returned from a weeks holiday in Downes Cottages (Hydrangea) which was a spur of the moment break from the madness of work. The cottage was delightful, charming, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The hosts Jeremy and Lynda were excellent and were always available to offer information and assistance, unfortunately the fridge failed shortly after arriving this however was not a problem as this was replaced within 10 minutes of raising the issue with Jeremy. There was an information booklet in the cottage which was very comprehensive and gave lots of information on where to go for a days outing and/or a meal; to the point of breaking this down to wet or dry weather suggestions.

We cannot comment on the Spa facilities as we did not use them, we did however note that the venue, the therapists and everyone who worked there seemed very well presented and professional.

If you do stay at the cottages i strongly suggest having a meal from the extensive menu available, it isnt the cheapest meal you will have but it is very well presented, delivered in good time to your cottage and of excellent quality, the meal is delivered in oven to table crockery and comes with comprehensive cooking times and instructions.

The seating area is very comfortable and a good place to enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching the 32" TV, which is supplemented by an easy to use DVD player. The bed was very comfortable with good quality linen supplied. The shower lacked a little power but was hot, clean and did the job.

Overall we had a very enjoyable and relaxing break, the cottage was very reasonably priced, very well equipped and represented very good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

We booked Downes Cottages (Clematis Cottage) for our honeymoon to unwind after a hectic year of wedding planning. What a fantastic place! On arrival, we were welcomed by Jeremy, who showed us to the cottage & showed us everything we needed to know. The welcome pack in the cottage was very informative & useful for local amenities, attractions & places to eat. The location of the cottages is beautiful & peaceful. Perfect place to unwind especially with the spa. The treatments we had were all first class. Thank you to Jeremy & Lynda for the perfect start to our married life.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank stuhill69
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

We have visited the cottages and spa on three occasions and each time has been a delight.
The welcome and attention to details of our stay have always been of a particularly high and personal standard. We love the range of options and treatments.
On our recent stay we especially enjoyed the food. Thanks Linda.
It can be good to get away from all the hassle of the e society but we do hope Jeremy and Linda will be able to improve the wi fi connection soon to at least provide the option of a connection.

Rosemary and Steve

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Steve J
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Crawley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

I have just spent 3 lovely days at Downe Cottages ( Clematis) . Everything was provided for the stay. The cottage was very comfortable and made the short stay very relaxing. Plenty of places to visit and lovely walks nearby. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend and hopefully will be visiting again in the near future.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carol B
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

We have just returned from a short 3 day stay at Downe Cottages and could not fault it one bit,the accomodation (clematis cottage) was spotless and fully equipped with all the kitchen utensils you could want,the log fire was a joy,everything was very comfortable and home from home and was always nice returning back to the cottage after our days out along the coast,the view from the cottage was outstanding and the peace and quiet was lovely,the spa was also very relaxing so overall a perfect place to stay if its relaxation you require,a big thankyou to Jeremy & Linda as hosts but to be fair we hardy saw them as everything was perfect and we had no need to ask for anything so was nice to be left alone to enjoy our break,We would highly recommend a stay here

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

We have been going to Downe cottages for the last 4 years and must say how much we enjoy it.
The cottages are spotless and the owners are friendly and very welcoming.
Overall a great place to visit to relax.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Les C
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Property: Downe Cottages
Address: Hartland, Hartland EX39 6DA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Torridge > Hartland
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 Speciality Lodging in Hartland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A courtyard of luxury cottages with glorious sea views.The cottages are located on the tip of the Hartland Peninsula in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Charmingly situated they have glorious sea views looking north to Lundy Island and west over the Atlantic.They are set in the midst of rolling farm land that slopes gently to the coast. In the distance the stone tower of St. Nectan's Church rises above the picturesque village of Stoke.. All around is peace and tranquillity.The sea, Berry Cove and the North Devon Coastal Path are a brief walk away along a quiet single track road. Hartland, an unspoilt North Devon village, is a mile away.The immediate area is ideal for walkers and cyclists with a maze of footpaths and single tract lanes on the doorstep. The cliff top walks are simply stunning and lead you to secluded cove after cove.Ideal for couples and families. ... more   less 
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