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The Abandoned Cottage

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The Abandoned Cottage

6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths

With the most wonderful views over the surrounding countryside leading down to the Taw Estuary and out to sea, this stylish and spacious detached cottage has been beautifully restored. Eco friendly techniques have been incorporated wherever possible including ground source heating, rain water collection and storage systems making your holiday a green experience in more ways than one!

The Abandoned Cottage, is exactly how it was for many years until it was lovingly restored. To the front, on the opposite side of the shared drive, is a working farm ensuring a constant supply of free range eggs. Privacy is assured as at the rear there is a large garden including a long patio with barbecue, lawned area, and paddock. The property can be booked with accommodation for four or six guests.

This holiday cottage at a glance

Sleeps four two guests.
Three bedrooms, one en-suite shower room and one family bathroom.
This property is suitable for four adults and two children in the bunk bedroom.
Multi-fuel burning stove in the sitting room.
Large garden to the rear with patio, lawned area and paddock.
Parking for three vehicles.
Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge per dog).
Minimum of a three night stay.

Additional features

Range style cooker, duel fuel hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher.
Washing machine in the utility room.
HD TV with Freeview and DVD. TV with Freeview in the kitchen. TV/DVD in the mezzanine area.
Garden furniture and barbecue.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Just three miles from the historic town of Barnstaple.
A twenty minute drive to the glorious North Devon sandy surf beaches of Croyde, Saunton, Putsborough and Woolacombe.
Visit Exmoor National Park with its spectacular scenery and enjoy peaceful walks over the moors where you may catch sight of the wild Exmoor ponies.
For the sporting enthusiasts there are ample activities to try such as kayaking, fishing, riding or rock pooling to name but a few.
Take a coastal cruise from the harbour and look out for seals, porpoises and dolphins.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Indoor Fireplace
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 bunk beds

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


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