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Clematis Cottage, Ocean Views in North Devon

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cottage
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. Clematis cottage is ideal for romantic breaks with an exceptionally large and beautiful bedroom. Clematis Cottage is within part of a two storey 'L' shaped farm building built just after the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th Century. Clematis opens out onto a charming shared inner courtyard area with garden table and chairs which is a beau...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. Clematis cottage is ideal for romantic breaks with an exceptionally large and beautiful bedroom. Clematis Cottage is within part of a two storey 'L' shaped farm building built just after the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th Century. Clematis opens out onto a charming shared inner courtyard area with garden table and chairs which is a beautiful sun trap.The ground floor provides an open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The living area has a log burner and a 3-seater sofa and a 2-seater sofa. 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. On the first floor you have an open plan bedroom with sea views through full length French windows over the Atlantic to Lundy Island, an en-suite shower room, 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. Garage parking. Bathrobes are provided for adults. Baby Baskets on request (cot - not linen, highchair, liquidizer, sterilizer, changing mat, baby bath). Gym & Spa Facilities at Downe 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 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.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNo smoking
Check with ownerSuitable for children
Bedrooms
1 Super King
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Jeremy R
Hosting since July 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 88%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWhen 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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Nottm38
Nottm38
9 contributions
Lovely cottage with excellent views.
The cottage is one of a few situated around a courtyard. It has 1 large bedroom with views over the sea to Lundy Island. It is very comfortable with everything you could need to make your stay a happy one. There is also a gym, Spa and Conservatory that is available for all cottage residents.The owners, Jeremy and Lynda Roe are very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. We have enjoyed our week there very much. Hopefully it won't be long before we return.
Visited June 2017
Written 7 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jeremy Roe
Jeremy Roe
Many thanks for this lovely review. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Downe in the future. May we also thank you for looking after Clematis so beautifully during your stay. Jeremy & Lynda.
Written 9 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Claire M
Claire M
Heswall, United Kingdom
Friendly hospitality and comfortable accomodation in a beautiful place
Clematis Cottage has a stunning view looking over to the magical island of Lundy. The cottage was a home from home with plenty of space to unload our baggage after a day on the beach or out exploring the local area. There are a variety of spaces and places to enjoy the tranquil surroundings or use up unspent energy. The communal courtyard was peaceful, whilst the field with the swing/slide climbing frame gave opportunity for our toddler to practice running. Linda and Jeremy were prefect hosts, never far away to answer random questions and always had time to pass the time of day with you. We have holidayed in Devon and Cornwall for many years staying in cottages and this is my favourite. We will be back to visit. Many thanks to Linda and Jeremy.
Visited August 2013
Written 1 September 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mlgboy
mlgboy
Bedford, United Kingdom19 contributions
Delightful Devon at its best
What a great stay myself and my wife had at Downes Cottages. A fantastic secluded base to explore the delights of Devon and Cornwall. Beautifully appointed and not a single detail missed by Jeremy and Lynda. The cottage had everything we could have possibly needed, extremely comfortable, tastefully decorated and very well equipped. The facilities even include use of a well equipped gym and covered parking. We will definitely be booking again.
Visited August 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 16 August 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ACR -:- Birmingham
A lovley place to Stay
Service very good, everything worked. The accommodation clean, tidy and warm the only down side is that the bed was a little uncomfortable. The Spa was very friendyl but professional. There are plans to extend and include a swimmingpool which will enhance the place.
Visited September 2010
Written 18 September 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Martedi and Grahame -:- Sutton, Surrey
Our stay in Devon
Fantastic location with pubs and restaurant nearby, plenty of places to visit, the cottage was spotlessly clean, the owners lovely, what more can we say except next time we will use the spa!.
Visited September 2010
Written 10 September 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Frédéric Marbaix -:- Brussels
à recommander
Nous avons passé une semaine très agréable dans un lieu très beau. L'endroit est très calme, le service est excellent. Le logement est propre et bien équipé. Le seul point n
Visited August 2010 Travelled as a couple
Written 27 August 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bob Kendall -:- Shropshire
A beautiful relaxing stay in a superb cottage.
We had an extremely enjoyable stay in this beautiful cottage. It is furnished to a high standard and is the perfect base to visit the many attractions of Devon. Jeremy and Lynda are extremely friendly and helpful hosts and we will almost certainly return in the future. They provide a wealth of information for you, which we found most useful. I would encourage anyone to stay here - you certainly won't be disppointed.
Visited July 2010
Written 6 August 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John&Sue -:- Claygate
Relaxing place to get away from it all
The combination of spa (massages, hot tub, treatments etc) and long walks along the spectacular Devon coastline, plus great local restaurants (and nice rural pubs) made this an absolute hit for us. We are parents with young children and having a suite all to ourselves and the privacy to relax within it, as well as have a spa there to get some pampering in, made this one of the nicest long weekends we had away ever. It really was a great place to unwind... John & Sue from Surrey
Visited March 2010
Written 2 August 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jessica -:- Ilfracombe
Top notch
The cottages and spa are lovely in every way.Beautiful,well-kept gardens surround the well appointed cottages. Home cooked food is delivered to the cottages-to be cooked when convenient to the guests. The massage and beauty treatment I experienced were excellent. Very peaceful area,and this establishment is just what this area of Devon needs.
Visited June 2010
Written 1 August 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Viv -:- Preston, Lancashire
Relaxing location
The situation was beautiful. We loved the swallows in the barn/garage. The cottage was very clean and tidy and comfortable (if a little dated) and had good facilities- dishwasher, washing machine etc. We were, however extremely disappointed to be told that the treatment facilities were not available at the spa. I think we should have pre-booked them but I only decided on the 3rd day of our stay. This was a big minus as the cost of accommodation is in part due to the spa and treatment facilities on- site. We could have got self-catering accommodation much cheaper elsewhere. Also towels and bedding were not changed even though we stopped there for 5 nights.
Visited June 2010
Written 29 July 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Additional amenities
  • Gym
  • Sauna
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Outdoor amenities
  • Garage
  • Patio
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Game Room
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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About the neighbourhood
Clematis 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
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 from time to time 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.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
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.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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