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Ivy Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon

Ivy's stunning Lounge
Ivy's spacious open-plan Living Area
Ivy's Dining Area
Ivy's pretty Double Bedroom
Ivy's Double Room
The second bedroom in Ivy
The second bedroom in Ivy
Tea beside the cosy logburner
The Spa Suite at Downe
The Gym at Downe
Part of the Gym at Downe
Thrift and Chives running riot in courtyard
Instow Beach
Hartland Coast
Lundy Island
Nearby Clovelly Harbour - trips to Lundy Island
View from Hartland's South West Coast Path
Rock formation at Hartland Quay
1 of 22Ivy's stunning Lounge
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Hartland, Torridge, Devon, England
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.

Ivy is a wonderful cottage with space, character and views.

Ivy Cottage is within part of a two storey 'L' shaped barn which was formerly a dairy on the ground floor and hayloft on top. It opens out onto a charming shared inner courtyard area (which is a beautiful sun trap) with garden table and chairs.

The exceptionally spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen is on the...
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About the Manager, Jeremy Roe
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2010
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 59 reviews and 9 properties
Interaction with guests
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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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We have just returned from a week in Ivy Cottage, Jeremy and Lynda are fantastic hosts, they are happy to answer any questions and sort any problems ( only had a small problem with wifi) quickly and efficiently. The cottage itself is beautiful, everything has been thought of, so it just like staying in your own home! The facilities available...

Management response:

Thank you for the lovely review. It is appreciated. Thank you also for leaving the cottage in such lovely condition after your visit. We do hope to be able to welcome you back to Downe in the future. Jeremy & Lynda.


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Laura H
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We stayed in Ivy Cottage over Easter weekend and it was a lovely break! We have stayed in many cottages over the past few years and Downe certainly exceeded our expectations. The cottages are extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean and even provided little extras like toiletries, dressing gowns etc that gave it the luxury feel. Claire and Alan were fantastic...

Rob A
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We have just returned from a week in Ivy Cottage at Downe. This was the first time we have booked a cottage anywhere for a couple of years due to previous disappointments at other sites. Ivy cottage has restored our faith in the holiday cottage sector! Reflecting on it, it's probably best to go for a 4 or 5 star...

  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Garage
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • SuperKing Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Showers
    1 Super King
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
he 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.
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Barnstaple: 40.0 km
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 down 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.
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.4 km.
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