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Smudgers Cottage
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Hartland, Torridge, Devon, England
Converted Stable. idyllic position in area of outstanding natural beauty, AONB, and surrounded by National Trust land.

Ideal walking country being 250 metres from southwest coastal path on North Devon coast at Southole near Welcombe.

Cottage was converted four years ago and was classified four star by tourist board and is fully equipped to a high standard. Although only designated for two guests there is ample space for travel cot or camp bed which can be provided. There is dining table seating for six to allow for some entertaining.

Well behaved dogs are allowed by prior notification at a small extra cleaning charge, dog walk is available in one acre paddock.

Welcombe Mouth with its rock pools and beach at low tide is just over one mile away, there are plentiful sandy beaches and surfing opportunities within 15 mile radius inclu...
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Listing #HL1351460
About the Owner
chris E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were greeted with a cream tea and a warm welcome by the owners Alan & Chris, who were great hosts throughout our stay and really knowledgeable about the local area. The cottage is idyllic, in a beautiful setting near the Hartland Heritage coast, it...More

Thank Mark S
Management response:Responded 13 July 2018

Thank you Mark for your review. We are always pleased to hear that our guests have enjoyed themselves and fully appreciate this beautiful area. We do love meeting lovely people. Chris

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Smudgers is a really lovely country cottage the photos do not do it justice. Spacious and comfortable with a warm welcome from hosts Alan and Chris who couldn't have looked after us any better. The cottage is quite isolated down miles of lanes but embrace...More

Thank alisonhamblingah
Management response:Responded 15 April 2018

Thank you Alison and Chris, we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us in this beautiful location and we hope we can welcome you here again. The way you left the accomodation was a credit to you both..

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Management response:Responded 16 September 2017


  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wheelchair Accessible
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Although the cottage is fine for elderly guests we would point out that the surrounding fields and countyside are hilly
    1 Shower
    1 Crib
    1 Full
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
6 Apr 2019 -
20 Apr 2019
3 nights
21 Apr 2019 -
28 Apr 2019
5 nights
18 May 2019 -
13 Jul 2019
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Up to 2 well behaved to medium sized dogs are allowed at the property at a cost of £30 per week or shorter period
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About the neighbourhood
The hamlet of Southole is in a wooded combe surrounded by National Trust land and with a stream called the Strawberry Water running through the valley bottom on the way to the sea at Welcombe Mouth.
South West Coastal path is within 250 metres of Southole via our paddock or a National Trust owned field
Nearby is the small village of Welcombe with a community shop and a pub, slightly further out is Hartland with its shops, more pubs and Hartland Abbey and Gardens. Docton Mill and its gardens are also close by
Further out and just over the Cornwall border is the village of Kilkhampton for shopping and pubs and the up and coming attractive town of Bude with its beaches, cafes shops and canal is within half hours travel.
Supermarkets and petrol stations are at Bude, Bideford and Holeswor...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Newquay and Exeter: 60.0 km
Railway: Barnstaple: 45.0 km
Ferry: Portsmouth: 200.0 km
Smudgers is approximately 4 miles from the A39 Atlantic Highway and 60 miles from the M5 at Junction 27 Tiverton via A361 and A39.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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