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Japonica Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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. Japonica Cottage is an ideal one bedroom self catering holiday cottage for relaxing peaceful holidays. This cottage looks out onto a small courtyard area which in turn looks out towards a central stone circle within the larger courtyard formed by the cottages and Downe House. The small courtyard area is gravelled and bounded by a low s...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. Japonica Cottage is an ideal one bedroom self catering holiday cottage for relaxing peaceful holidays. This cottage looks out onto a small courtyard area which in turn looks out towards a central stone circle within the larger courtyard formed by the cottages and Downe House. The small courtyard area is gravelled and bounded by a low stone wall with garden table and chairs. The ground floor has two original oak beams running from front to back that creates a lovely atmosphere for the delightful open plan living, dining and kitchen area which is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The living area has a living flame electric fire, two 2-seater sofas, 36' television with freeview box and D.V.D. The dining area has an antique pine table and four dining chairs. The first floor has an open plan bedroom with en-suite shower room with two large window lights that gives the feeling of sleeping under the stars on a clear night. It has a King bed (5'), two bedside tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe and a three quarters length mirror hung on the wall. • Central heating in all rooms • Communal gardens • Includes all consumables • Garage parking • Bathrobes are provided for adults 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. to 10 p.m. each evening (the spa bath is available on request) . Towels are provided and the cost of using 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
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When we created Downe Cottages our objective was to provide the holiday accommodation that we would have loved to have found. 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 24 September 2016

We have just come back from a fabulous week away staying in this delightful cottage.This is a complex of holiday cottages on the site of a beautiful 14th-century farm that has been lovingly restored to not only provide delightful cottage lets, but also a gym...More

Date of stay: September 2016
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jjroe, VR Owner at Japonica Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write in with your review. We are so pleased that Downe Cottages not only fulfilled your expectations, but exceeded them! We very much hope to see you here in the future.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2016
Jeremy R, VR Owner at Japonica Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

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Reviewed 11 April 2016

We stayed here over Easter and had a lovely relaxing weekend away. The cottage we stayed in, Japonica Cottage, was a perfect size for us with a young baby and had all the essential items you would need for a weekend, including baby equipment. The...More

Date of stay: April 2016
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Jeremy R, VR Owner at Japonica Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Very belated we are responding to you review with our thanks. (TripAdvisor is urging us to respond to all reviews even if the review was written some time ago!) Your review was appreciated. Kindest regards, Jeremy & Lydna

Reviewed 15 August 2015

The cottage we stayed in was fabulous. Everything you could possibly need was provided. Beds were comfortable, it was spacious but retained the cosy feel of a Devon cottage. Having a gym, reading room and dvd's to use was very thoughtful. The peace and quiet...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Ann P
Reviewed 18 September 2011

Myself and my granddaughter had a week of pure indulgence and relaxation in japonica cottage .Champagne and chocolates were awaiting us when we arrived.The cottage was spotless , well equipped and exremely comfortable.Meals were delivered fresh to our cottage daily ,the choice and quality were...More

Date of stay: September 2011
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Gym
Local Guides/Maps
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
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Japonica 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.
Getting around
We provide detailed directions when we confirm the booking. The directions include details of the supermarkets visitors pass in the last half hour of the journey and suggest places to stop and eat on the journey down. We believe the journey down to Downe should be part of the holiday and our recommendations of places to eat is part of this approach.
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