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Idyllic 'Chocolate Box' Thatched Cottage, Devon - Family and Dog Friendly

Very good
19 reviews
Beautiful dining room with traditional farmhouse table
Traditional beams and inglenook
Large master bedroom with Kingsize bed with dual windows overlooking the beautiful countryside
Double bedroom
Nautical themed twin room
Perfect south facing garden for dining outside
Patio area
Enjoy glorious views of the countryside
Sunken garden
Family bathroom with roll top bath
Split level livingroom with a feature fire place and french doors to the patio and garden
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Westward Ho beach & Golf course
Crow point beach
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Barnstaple, Devon, England
This quaint chocolate box cottage built in 1650 offers warm and spacious accommodation in a peaceful, yet convenient location to both coast and countryside. Plus, it's just 1.5 miles from the town centre of Barnstaple where there are lots of lovely restaurants, pubs and shops.

Cottage highlights:

Cosy multi fuel burner
Dog friendly
Family friendly
Peaceful location but within 1.5 miles of town
3 bedrooms (Kingsize, double and a twin)
Bathroom and shower room
Beautiful mature south facing garden

The property is an ideal touring base for the entire region. The fine sandy estuary beach at Instow is easily accessible via a short scenic drive or enjoyable level walk or cycle on the Tarka Trail. Westward Ho! has 2 miles of golden sands great for surfers and sandcastle makers. Other beaches nearby include Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe....
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About the Owner, Jilly R
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2014
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
My husband is from the area so can answer any questions you have about places to visit etc.

During your we are available to answer any questions. We also have a property management company and housekeeping who look after the maintenance and cleaning of the cottage.
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Reviews from our community
Very good - based on 19 reviews
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Jessica F
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago for a stay in October 2017

Beautiful cottage to lose yourself, cosy log burning fire to snuggle in front of on cold winter nights. Cottage was as it says, idyllic. Great location. Well worth a visit

Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in September 2017

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are so pleased that you had a good time. We absolutely agree about the location; so peaceful and close to all amenities. And as dog owners ourselves it's good to have the peace of mind that you can just open the patio doors and let them enjoy themselves.


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Reviewed 8 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We loved our stay at The Thatched Cottage; it's a fabulous house with so much character. The wood burner is a real focus point in the sitting room, and we loved to light the fire and sit beside it, looking at the beautiful garden beyond the French doors. All in all, a very enjoyable stay.

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are truly pleased that you loved your stay. The garden is indeed beautiful and looked after weekly by our talented gardeners. We hope to see you again!


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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
20 Oct 2017 -
26 Oct 2017
October holidays
7 nights -- --
27 Oct 2017 -
14 Dec 2017
Winter 2017
3 nights
5 Jan 2018 -
8 Feb 2018
Winter 2018
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
In Autumn and Winter seasons we offer a minimum of 3 nights stay so you can book a lovely long weekend or a mid-week break.
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is just a few minutes; drive from Barnstaple, the bustling town full of local shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars. If you fancy a walk to the pub in the evening for a drink or food, less than a mile away you will find the the friendly local in Bishops Tawton.For keen golfers, there are many to chose from but the closest course being Portmore Golf Course, located less than a mile away. Instow beach is just a 15 minute drive away, while the great surfing beaches of Saunton Sands, the award-winning beach of Woolacombe and Croyde can be reached in a short drive.
Getting around
The bus stop is just five minutes walk from the cottage which will take you to the main bus station in Barnstaple.

The Tarka Trail offers fantastic cycling for all the family and can be joined just a 5 minute cycle from the cottage. It boasts 30 miles of cycle track – which follows an old railway line and hosts beautiful river views. It is ideal for families and novices as well as the keener cyclists.

Barnstaple railway station is just 2 miles from the cottage.
Car recommended
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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