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Courtyard Cottage

15 reviews | other travellers have booked this property
Farmhouse 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Sleeps 4 Ask about pets Save
Front of cottage with parking for two cars right up to the front door.
Front of cottage with parking for two cars right up to the front door.
The Kitchen Area with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer etc
Outside cottage - picnic bench with BBQ
Fireplace with plaque
Back garden - during the snow.
More snow scenes of fields close by
Views of the fields from the front of the house
These lambs have gone but we expecting lambs very soon
View from the track
Cows in the fields near the house off to be milked
Snow on our front field
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Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, England
Courtyard Cottage is a two bedroom cottage attached to the grade II listed Plaistow Barton farmhouse which is mentioned in The Domesday Book. We have for 2017 totally refurbished the bathroom and had new carpet and flooring fitted throughout. The cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside the property offers wonderful tranquility and total privacy but within easy reach of a wide variety of beaches (including Croyde and Saunton) and countryside activities for all types of holidays. Guests have access to a heated indoor swimming pool, childs pool and jacuzzi located at a nearby small holiday complex just 5 minutes drive from Courtyard Cottage. A small fee is payable. The cottage offers comfortable sleeping and seating for 4 guests. The lounge/Kitchen area with its large Inglenook fireplace (now with log burning fire for the cosy colder... More
Listing #HL84878
About the Owner, Laurence Y
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
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4.5 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 15 reviews
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Cheryl W
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Great cottage with easy driving access to Barnstaple. The cottage is not hard to find if you follow the instructions (we went down the wrong track but Laurence & kids came out to point us in the right direction). The beds could be a bit more comfortable, even the double bed could use a mattress topper. Firewood is in the...

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Many thanks fo ryour comments we now have a mattress topper on the double bed.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Stuart H
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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My wife and I have just returned from a week at the Courtyard Cottage. The Cottage has plenty of character as it is several hundred years old. Very clean and roomy with parking right next to the cottage as well as a decent sized garden with bench and chairs at the back. We really enjoyed our stay here and the...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Pool
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Indoor Pool
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
Smoking not allowed
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21 Apr 2017 -
25 May 2017
3 nights
26 May 2017 -
1 Jun 2017
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2 Jun 2017 -
20 Jul 2017
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  • Dog: £20 / stay - Fee
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Prices include bedding, towels and electricity.
Maximum of 2 dogs at a charge of £20 per dog payable on arrival.
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About the neighbourhood
Within a short drive are a number of beautiful sandy beaches, suitable for bucket and spade holidays, surfing or dog walking. Most of the beaches have cafe or restaurant facilities. Footpaths can be picked up close to Courtyard Cottage taking you across fields and wonderful rural countryside. Alternatively, the coastal path offers some fantastic walking. For keen or holiday cyclists, the Tarka Trail offers great great cycling. Bikes can be hired locally. The National Trust Arlington Court is approx 20 minutes drive away and offers a wonderful period property and gardens to explore. Marwood Hill Gardens approx 10 minutes away and offer a haven for the keen gardener as does RHS Rosemore.Close by is Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Gardens offering fine dining and a range of contemporary... more
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 85.0 km
Railway: Barnstaple: 6.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 116.0 km
Courtyard Cottage is easily accessible. Located just 6 km from Barnstaple, it can be accessed by the M5 (junction 27) or from Exeter the A377.<BR> <BR>Exeter Airport is approx. 85km away and is served by budget airlines. Bristol airport is approx. 2 hours away by car.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 13.0 km.
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