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Hydrangea Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 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. Hydrangea is a very romantic self catering cottage on one level and is set in a tranquil retreat in beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds. Hydrangea Cottage has an inner courtyard (with its own garden table and chairs) which is gravelled and bounded by a low stone wall and looks out towards a central stone circle within the larger c...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. Hydrangea is a very romantic self catering cottage on one level and is set in a tranquil retreat in beautiful landscaped gardens and grounds. Hydrangea Cottage has an inner courtyard (with its own garden table and chairs) which is gravelled and bounded by a low stone wall and looks out towards a central stone circle within the larger courtyard formed by the cottages and Downe House. The inner courtyard is shared with Japonica Cottage. The living area is spacious with full length doors and windows opening into the courtyard, has vaulted and beamed ceiling, a living flame electric fire, two 2-seater sofas, a television with free view box, a D.V.D. player, and a fully equipped kitchen which includes a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, oven and washer/dryer. The dining area has an antique pine table and four dining chairs.The bedroom has a Queen bed (5') with an en-suite shower bathroom, two bedside tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, a three quarters length mirror hung on the wall. • Central heating in all rooms • Communal gardens • All standard home consumables are included • 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. and each evening the spa bath is available on request.) 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
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When we created Downe Cottages our objective was to provide the holiday accommodation that we would 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 14 September 2014

Just returned from a lovely week's break at Downe Cottages. We stayed in Hydrangea, a beautiful single story cottage suitable for a couple. We had everything we needed, the cottage has been thoughtfully equipped and designed. We cooked some great meals with some fantastic local...More

Date of stay: September 2014
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Date of stay: June 2010
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
Hot Tub
Game Room
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
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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