Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
About a mile from Swimbridge, at the end of a short gravel drive, two single-storey cottages and games room made from ancient barns in 6 acres of garden, wildlife ponds, meadows and woodland. The owners (nearby) enjoy sharing the enchanting grounds with visitors. There is nothing formal here; the garden has been created from meadow and old farmyard since 1984, dovetailing sympathetically with the environment. Good walks from the cottages (lovely views to Exmoor, Dartmoor and Lundy Island and of sunsets within 10 minute stroll). Excellent for the garden/wildlife enthusiast, a delightful spot.
Each cottage has its own private gravelled area in front (picnic table, barbecue), extending to a communal grassed ball-kicking/playing garden (gated). Inside, both cottages have high beamed ceilings, deep solid oak sills and access to the games room (table tennis, darts, tumble drier).
The Stables – 4 steps (handrail) up to entrance to fitted limed oak kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge) with breakfast bar separating living/dining room (open fire, TV/DVD). Two bedrooms – a double, and a twin. Bathroom (suite plus bath-shower, washing machine).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Games room|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The West Country region
Swimbridge: valley-village (church, pub, PO) 4 miles from Barnstaple (North Devon's 'capital' on the River Taw estuary - birdwatching, shops, restaurants) and about 6 miles from Exmoor. Splendid sandy beaches at Saunton (superb golf, surfing, dunes) or Instow (Tarka Trail biking, lovely cricket ground), 10 miles, or, slightly further, Woolacombe, Croyde.