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Heated Indoor Pool

Cottage | 18 bedrooms | sleeps 38

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

North Hill Cottages offer 9 cottages sleeping up to 38 people in individual cottages that sleep between 2 - 6 people. Ideally suited for couples, families or larger groups of people. The cottages are arranged around two courtyards in very close proximity to the pool.

The cottages have been lovingly converted from 17th Century farm buildings. Set in a fantastic rural location with great views and no other properties in sight.North Hill is a perfect country bolthole offering peaceful seclusion but with everything North Devon has to offer on the doorstep, from sandy beaches and moorland walks to Victorian seaside villages and child-friendly attractions.

(including an all Weather Tennis Court, heated indoor pool, sauna, children's play area and 8 acres of lawns and fields).

We really believe you should have as little to worry about as possible while you are staying with us.”

It's a policy that probably explains why North Hill has a growing list of regular guests who return each year to enjoy this idyllic rural paradise.

With North Hill's range of country cottages sleeping from 2-6 persons, you should find one to more than meet your needs.

Size Sleeps up to 38, 18 bedrooms
Nearest beach Wollacombe, Croyde 14 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 90 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool, Children's pool
General Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 18 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms and 5 En suites
Furniture Single beds (20), Double beds (9), Cots (8), Dining seats for 38, Lounge seats for 42
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

We've plenty of things to do at North Hill without wondering too far afield...

Indoor Swimming Pool

You can't always predict the British Weather, we all know this, and just in case it's not like the tropics outside, we have a 33ft long, indoor heated swimming pool for your enjoyment with changing room, shower and W.C.

Alongside the main pool and also indoors, is a toddler pool 0.65m (just over 2ft) deep where those who can't swim unaided can be supervised safely. Both are heated to a comfortable 28-31°C.

If you just want to chill out, slip into the Jacuzzi, perfect for relaxing and letting your troubles drain away. This is heated to between 36-40°C.

All Weather Tennis Court

In case beach tennis is not enough – you can enjoy the real thing on our all-weather court right here at North Hill.

Indoor Games Room

Brand new for 2010 – an indoor games room for the young and young at heart. Includes pool, table tennis and table football.

Children's play area

A safe play space with swingy, bouncy things for the very young.

8 acres of lawns and fields

Enjoy the freedom to roam or find the perfect hideway spot for a cream tea picnic amidst glorious views.

Footpaths – right from your door

No need to jump into the car to go exploring. You can tramp for miles along beautiful footpaths across the ancient Devon countryside. See wildlife, dam streams, hunt for wild strawberries and experience the colour and aroma of a bluebell wood in spring.

The charming historic Devon town of Barnstaple is only 5 miles away, and offers whatever shopping needs you have including chemists, pubs and supermarkets.

Further details

North Hill Cottages is suitable for singles, couples, families or larger groups. We have 9 cottages sleeping 2, 4 and 6 people. They are all positioned reasonably close to each other so larger groups of up to 38 people + cots can be accommodated.

The West Country region

Everybody knows South Devon but North Devon is lesser known less crowded and has much better beaches with real yellow sand. The beaches are great for families and surfers alike and several of our beaches have been awarded Blue Flags.

The stunning beaches of North Devon and its world renowned reputation for wildlife, nature and beauty set a most amazing backdrop for the coastal towns and countryside villages that make up the area that is Devon.

Historic Barnstable dates back 1000 years and is a hub for great retail therapy. For nature lovers, see the puffins on Lundy Island or visit the Exmoor National Park to discover the most stunning views. The harbour, beaches and attractions in Ilfracombe have been attracting holiday makers in their droves since the Victorian era. There are so many places to visit in Devon - make sure you don't miss any.


With so much to see and do in North Devon, you will be spoilt for choice. Discover fun filled days that will keep you and your little ones entertained and fascinated for hours on end. Whatever the weather there is an attraction or activity to suit, and plenty of retail therapy in our market towns. Whether you want to explore the coast or enjoy the best local food and drink North Devon has to offer, your journey starts here.

Barnstaple is the oldest borough in the country and is the commercial and agricultural centre of North Devon. A must visit for anyone seeking serious retail therapy. Saxons first settled in Barnstaple (Barum) over 1000 years ago; In 930 AD it was a Saxon stronghold serving as a market for the surrounding countryside.

Today it has a wonderful mixture of Victorian, Medieval and Georgian architecture and is proud to be a multiple winner of Britain in Bloom. Visit the Barnstaple Heritage Centre, sited in a fine Grade 1 listed building to learn more about the town's 1000 year history.

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18 Aug 2014


"Idyllic location, lovely cottages, relaxed atmosphere"

We have just returned from our fourth family holiday at North Hill Cottages- this year there were 19 of us, including eight children aged from under one to fourteen. We love the fantastic rural loca… More

17 Mar 2014


"North Hill Cottages"

Visited here as part of a group in the winter. Rural location on the outskirts of Barnstaple which is a 10-15 drive away once you've negotiated the narrow track leading into the complex. Once the… More

19 Mar 2013


"First Class!"

What a lovely place. It is the cleanest self catering accomodation I have stayed in. I didn't need my dettol cloths at all.
The owners were so accomodating before the holiday and fitted our last minute changes in for us, the day before! Great service.
I won't be telling people about the place though, I want it kept a secret!

29 Jun 2012


"What an easy, relax weekend!"

Stayed at North Hill Cottages for 2 nights with my friends recently and absolutely loved the place. You drive into country, follow this little path and there it is. Peaceful, quiet North Hill. Run by very friendly and helpful people. Great value. Lovely Pool facilities. Sauna and Jacuzi is amazing. Go go for a walk around the estate, drive to lovely beach Woolacambe only 20 min away, have lovely breakfast looking over the green fields, sip your wine in front of chimney.. What else can you ask for!!
Can definetely recommend and will be back soon!

30 May 2012


"Perfect cottage with all mod cons in beautiful surroundings"

Had a lovely weekend with three girlfriends and a baby, the cottage is perfectly equipped with amazing views. The weather was scorching but the bedrooms were nice and cool for a comfortable sleep. Enjoyed an early morning swim on Saturday morning and had the pool to ourselves. In very close proximity to Barnstaple for a potter round the shops and Woolacombe beach for sea, sand and sun. Highly recommend!

18 Sep 2011


"Comfy & Cosy"

We have just returned from a 3 night break at North Hill Cottages, Barnstaple.What a lovely place, beautiful scenery and a very cosy cottage (Byre) the cottage was in very good order and well equiped … More

Our 1 mile approach lane is what signals you are getting away from it all. It is mostly tarmacked with 4 passing places in the very rare event that you meet another car. 1 or 2 guests a year who are of a very nervous driving disposition find it a challenge but the vast majority love the views as you drive along it. It does not serve any other properties so meeting other cars is rare.

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Calendar last updated:15 Sep 2014

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