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Honeysuckle 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. Honeysuckle is a one bedroom self catering holiday cottage and is situated in an idyllic location. Honeysuckle is within part of a two storey 'L' shaped farm building built just after the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th Century. It opens out onto a charming shared inner courtyard area with garden table and chairs which is a beautiful sun ...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. Honeysuckle is a one bedroom self catering holiday cottage and is situated in an idyllic location. Honeysuckle is within part of a two storey 'L' shaped farm building built just after the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th Century. It opens out onto a charming shared inner courtyard area with garden table and chairs which is a beautiful sun trap, facing south and east. The open plan living, dining and kitchen area is on the ground floor and is light with large windows on three sides. The living area has a log burner for relaxing in front of on chilly nights or days, two 2-seater sofas, a digital television and D.V.D. player. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, oven and washer/dryer and the dining area has an antique pine table and four dining chairs. The bedroom is on the first floor with an en-suite shower room and has full length French windows with views across the courtyard and towards the village of Stoke in the distance with the Atlantic Ocean beyond. It has one Queen sized double bed (5'), two bedside tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe and a three quarter length mirror hung on the wall. • All rooms have central heating• Communal gardens• Garage parking• Smoking is not allowed in cottages• All standard home consumables are included• 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
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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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Perfect place to stay if you are visiting North Devon. The cottage had everything you needed for your stay, as I said a home from home. It is very quiet and relaxing and had a spacious gym, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Well stocked choice...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Jeremy R, VR Owner at Honeysuckle Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review. It is greatly appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we hope to be able to welcome you back to Downe in the future. Kindest regards, Jeremy & Lynda

Reviewed 28 July 2018

Great location. Lovely hosts who made us feel very welcome. The cottage sits in the middle of Hartland providing the perfect base for experiencing the best that Devon and North Cornwall has to offer. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of stay: July 2018
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Jeremy R, VR Owner at Honeysuckle Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Many thanks for the review. It is greatly appreciated. Delighted you enjoyed the week at Downe and we do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Downe in the future. Kindest regards, Jeremy & Lynda

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Perfect place for a wind down! Facilities were excellent, as were the surroundings. The hosts were most engaging. The cottage was spacious, clean and welcoming, with everything thought of, including tea and coffee! Due to a bout of illness, our sightseeing didn't quite go to...More

Date of stay: May 2017
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Jeremy R, VR Owner at Honeysuckle Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Rachel, many thanks for this lovely review and for looking after Honeysuckle so well during your stay. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Downe in the future. Jeremy & Lynda

Reviewed 25 March 2016

We have just returened from a 4 night break in honeysuckle cottage. It was our first as a young family. I do not normally write reviews but as downe was the best holiday rental we have used in the uk I felt obliged to comment....More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Sebastian R
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Honeysuckle Cottage, and from the first minute of walking into our lovely warm cottage we have been mightily impressed! Lovely little touches such as a ready made roaring fire, wine and chocolates to the very helpful Alan and Claire. We have not...More

Date of stay: March 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Gym
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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