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The Old Forge: Comfort, charm, space.

Entire cottage hosted by Julie
6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds2.5 bathrooms
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Downstairs, a cosy sitting room with a large log burner adjoins the well equipped kitchen/dining room. Upstairs, the two double bedrooms are large and generously furnished, with comfortable king size beds. One has an en suite bathroom and there is a large family bathroom. The third bedroom has a single bed. A cot and foldaway bed are available for children, if required.
Bathrooms have bath and shower facilities, constant hot water and heated towel rails. There is central heating throughout.

The space
The Old Forge is an attractive and cosy cottage, dating back to the 14th Century, when it was the village blacksmith. It has been sympathetically restored and decorated to retain some of the original features whilst offering modern comfort and convenience. The kitchen is recently installed with gas oven, hob and grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. There is a small terraced area by the front door. The cottage nestles in the heart of Bishops Tawton, a small village three miles outside of Barnstaple, along the River Taw. Barnstaple is a livley market town which has a regular market, many restaurants pubs and cafes and plenty of shops. There are delightful walks on the doorstep, down the beautiful River Taw or up Codden Hill with its extensive views of Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor and of course the sea. The Tarka Trail offers cyclists and walkers miles of pleasure and can be accessed easily from the cottage on foot. Within 30 minutes drive of The Old Forge, there are the famous North Devon beaches to suit every taste, including Croyde Beach for surfers. Golfers are well catered for with the local Portmore Club (2 miles) or Saunton Golf Club, Westward Ho! links and many more within a short drive. A 2 minute walk from the cottage within the Village of Bishops Tawton, the Chichester Arms is a 15th century thatched pub offering excellent food for lunch or dinner (booking essential) and there are many local restaurants who will also deliver.
There is ample off street parking to the front of the cottage.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed


Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Long-term stays allowed

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews



England, United Kingdom

Hosted by Julie

Joined in September 2017
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Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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