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Courtyard Cottage

17 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 firepl...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 nights) and historic plaque dating back to 1679 is accessed by it's own private entrance with parking and a private garden. The two bedrooms are accessed by a beamed staircase and offers comfortable sleeping for four by way of a double room and a twin bedded room. The bathroom provides both bath and shower over with toilet and sink. The property has a hair dryer in the bedroom and the kitchen is equipped with washer / dryer, dish washer, microwave etc. Outside, via the stable door, is your own garden and BBQ area also suitable for ball games.If you or your children would like to help feed the sheep or chickens please let us know. The eggs from our chickens are lovely and taste far better than shop bought so enjoy truely fresh eggs for breakfast in the morning!!The Cottage is accessed by a track which can be bumpy - not suitable for sports cars!!!More
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About the Owner
Laurence Y
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2009
Interaction with guests
We live in the main farmhouse and are usually around if you need any help or advice on the local area.
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

I chose the property based upon its internet listing and was not disappointed. It is accurately described and depicted in the photographs. The kitchen is well equipped and having small children we ate in most evenings. Laurence and Claire were most welcoming making sure we...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank David D
Reviewed 19 July 2015

A beautiful, spacious comfortable cottage in a peaceful setting....the only noise is birds! A well equipped kitchen if you prefer self catering, two large supermarkets just outside Barnstaple and the market on a Friday in Barnstaple is well worth a visit for plenty of local...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Sean H
Management response:Responded 21 July 2015

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again. Laurence, Clare and family

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Reviewed 3 January 2015

Peaceful cottage which was well maintained. There was plenty of space for us including a dog. The place was well equipped with appliances and wifi. The wood burning fire was great! The only down side was the road leading to the cottage- very bumpy- not...More

Date of stay: December 2014
Thank Df-klw
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We had a great time, bit of a bumpy ride on the road up to the cottage, but it was worth it. Fascinating old cottage, where a friendly welcome awaited us with cake, wine and lovely fresh eggs. The animals are really tame, such a...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Pam F
Reviewed 9 September 2014

A lovely well appointed cottage. The garden was pleasant and spacious with a nice BBQ which we cooked some freshly caught trout on. The Kitchen was perfect for a small family and the hosts very kindly had a cake waiting for us upon arrival. A...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Chris H
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Children's Pool
Toaster
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Shared Indoor Pool
Fireplace
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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...
How to get there
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. Exeter Airport is approx. 85km away and is served by budget airlines. Bristol airport is approx. 2 hours away by car.
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