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Vine Cottage on Magical North Devon Coast

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
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Downe Cottages provide a rare combination of private luxury cottages with an excellent leisure facility attached (spacious gym and spa plus a reading room available from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. each day) located in the heart of the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whatever the weather it is possible to thoroughly enjoy your visit to North Devon with the combination of a warm and spacious cottage and the extensive leisure facilities. A short break in Vine gives the perfect romantic break. Vine looks east out over the rockery to the lily pond and to the coast beyond across rolling countryside. A beautifully romantic hideaway. This cottage is within part of a two storey 'L' shaped barn built after the Napoleanonic Wars. It opens out onto a charming inner courtyard ...Downe Cottages provide a rare combination of private luxury cottages with an excellent leisure facility attached (spacious gym and spa plus a reading room available from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. each day) located in the heart of the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whatever the weather it is possible to thoroughly enjoy your visit to North Devon with the combination of a warm and spacious cottage and the extensive leisure facilities. A short break in Vine gives the perfect romantic break. Vine looks east out over the rockery to the lily pond and to the coast beyond across rolling countryside. A beautifully romantic hideaway. This cottage is within part of a two storey 'L' shaped barn built after the Napoleanonic Wars. It opens out onto a charming inner courtyard area with garden table and chairs which is a beautiful sun trap. The open plan living, dining and kitchen area is on the ground floor and has two French windows; one looking east that opens onto the rockery with the lily pool beyond and one looking south that opens into the inner courtyard. The living area is very comfortable with a 2-seater sofa, arm chair, log burner digital television and D.V.D player. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The dining area has an antique pine table and four dining chairs. The first floor open plan bedroom has French windows looking out over a lovely rockery, lily pool and across rolling countryside. It has a 4'6' double bed and single bed, en-suite shower room, two bedside tables, two chests of drawers, fitted wardrobe and a three quarters length mirror. • Central heating in all rooms • Communal gardens • Includes all consumables • Garage parking • Bathrobes and slippers provided for adult guests Gym & Spa Facilities at Done The Gym Our gym is available to guests aged over sixteen and is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. each day during their stay. The gym is beautifully located in the Atlantic Room and has views across fields out to Hartland Point and Lundy Island beyond. (Lundy Island is where the Atlantic meets the Bristol Channel.) The gym is spacious, light and airy and equipped with aerobic equipment, free weights, an ab trainer, an exercise bench and exercise mats. All of the aerobic equipment is either Life Fitness equipment (including a treadmill, a cross trainer, a stepper, an upright cycle and a recumbent cycle) or Concept 11 equipment (a rower). The gym is accessed through the Reading Room in the Conservatory. There is a raised area here overlooking the gym equipment with a seating for the less energetic to sit and admire their dynamic partners! The Atlantic Room also houses a library and dvd collection for our guests to use. French windows from the Gym lead out to a raised patio area with tables and chairs looking out to Lundy Island - another opportunity to enjoy the wonderful surroundings. The Spa The Spa consists of a spa bath (with seats for eight adults), a steam room (with seats for seven adults) and a sauna. The Spa is open from 6.a.m. to10 p.m. each evening (the spa bath is available from 6 p.m.) . Gym Sweat Towels and Bath Towels for the Spa are provided and the cost of both Gym and Spa are included in the cottage rental. Our home from home cottages provides lovely accommodation for a relaxing break throughout the year. Visit Trip Advisor to read some of the wonderful reviews that past visitors to Downe have written. Those reviews are Downe's best advertisement - they are all genuine and show a consistent picture of lovely holidays at Downe.More
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About the Manager
Jeremy Roe
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2010
Interaction with guests
When we created Downe Cottages our objective was to provide the holiday accommodation that we would have loved to find. We are very demanding visitors when we stay in hotels or cottages and we insisted that our cottages be: Immaculately clean. Warm whatever the weather. Spacious (a cottage cannot be luxurious without being spacious). Well equipped so that our visitors can come bringing only their clothes, their food and themselves. Beautiful to look at both internally and externally. With well maintained, spacious grounds We welcome visitors to the cottage and we are on hand to resolve any problem that might occur. Everything in our cottages works as it is intended to work.
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Just spent a long weekend here and we were hugely impressed. Very clean, well maintained and spacious accommodation. Great facilities (including gym, which we hadn't packed for!). Very pleasant owners, who could not do enough for you. Good base for exploring a beautiful part of...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank sjrmacleod
Jeremy R, VR Owner at Vine Cottage on Magical North Devon Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Many thanks for a lovely review. It is greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back to Downe when you next visit Devon. Jeremy & Lynda

Reviewed 6 September 2016

We are from the Buckingham Winslow area and we really enjoyed our short visit at the Vine Cottage. The cottage was spacious,clean and well equipped,and to add our son who started crawling enjoyed the space in the cottage. It was tranquil,peaceful and beautiful views which...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank tobstt
jjroe, VR Owner at Vine Cottage on Magical North Devon Coast, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write in. We are so pleased you had a great time here and that your little son became mobile!

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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

What a super base for a holiday in this magnificent walking countryside! Lovely cottages; immaculately furnished with all you need for a week or two's stay; great views from benches/tables in a shared common area as well as your own personal patio; super-efficient and very...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank furslands
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

We stood in Vine Cottage for three days and it was so lovely. Claire welcomed us very friendly. We got wine and bread and butter. The area is wide and trim. Everything was clean. We can really recommend this wonderful place. So quite with amazing...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Just returned from 5 nights staying in Vine. What a beautiful spot, so peaceful and sunsets to remember! The cottage was ideal for two (there was also a single bed if needed) lots of little touches that make the difference between a good holiday cottage...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank AMWN
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Gym
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Game Room
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The Cottage is set within a beautiful courtyard formed by a group of old stone barns which have been lovingly converted to provide luxury self-catering cottages. The ambiance of courtyard is quiet, peaceful, perfect rest and repose. Downe is located in the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and looks West over the Atlantic (next stop America), North up to Lundy Island and (if you stand on tip toe on a little hill in our garden) East into Bideford Bay. The star attraction of the locality is the North Devon Coast - rugged, raw and majestic with numerous picturesque small coves and beaches.
Getting around
A car is highly recommended for visitors to Downe. It makes everything so much easier particularly utilizing the variety of restaurants in the area. Having said that we regularly get visitors who park their car in the garage on arrival and next use their car on the day of departure. We do have visitors stay with us who come without a car and we can arrange for them to be collected from Barnstaple Station if they travel by rail or from Bideford if they travel by coach
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