Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Bentwitchen Cottage is in the small hamlet of Bentwitchen on the edge Exmoor National Park. The cottage offers you a place to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside, but is close to the market towns of South Molton and Barnstaple, as well as the many coves and beaches that North Devon has to offer.
Part of a recent Barn conversion, the cottage has wooden floors, stone walls and some exposed oak beams. This upside down accommodation is designed so that the open plan sitting, dining and kitchen areas offer you enhanced views of the surrounding countryside, whilst down stairs there are 3 double en-suite bedrooms. The smallest bedroom has its own dressing room, which can also double up as a child's bedroom. Outside the Cottage has a patio area overlooking a wooded valley and gorse clad hillside.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Saunton Sands|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Barnstaple|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors||
In keeping with the atmosphere of the cottage the kitchen has been equipped with an Aga and Belfast sink whilst in the lounge area there is a wood burning stove.
|Further details outdoors||
• Exmoor safaris can be booked with local providers
The Cottage is non smoking.
Change over day Saturday. Weekend breaks negotiable out of high season
We cannot accept children under the age of 8
Arrival from 4pm. If after 6pm, please advise
Departures by 10 am.
The West Country region
The North Devon area is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Towns and villages like Clovelly, Lynton and Lynmouth nestle snugly amongst the rugged cliffs of the imposing Atlantic coast. Exmoor has beautiful and breathtaking scenery, prehistoric sites, old churches and interesting wildlife. You will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy wonderful walks, including the beautiful South West Coast Path, paint or take photographs. This area also has some of the finest surfing beaches including Croyde and Saunton Sands where you can relax soaking up the sun or partake in water sports.
For a truly memorable experience get the M.S.Oldenburge (from Bideford or Ilfracombe depending on the tides) to Lundy Island, a three mile long island, 12 miles off the North Devon coast. A paradise for wildlife watchers it also has a marine reserve which you can dive off.
Bentwitchen Cottage provides a base for all these activities, as well as opportunities to ride, to play golf at the famous Saunton Sands Golf Course or to visit a number of outstanding gardens such as those at Marwood and RHS Rosemoor. It is within easy reach of Tarr Steps, The Chains - a wonderful place for the experienced walker, the Tarka Trail, Woody Bay and the Valley of the Rocks.
South Molton, the nearest town, is 6 miles away and has a local market on Thursday and a farmers’ market on Saturday. Barnstaple, North Devon’s main market town, with its famous Pannier Market and Butchers’ Row – excellent for both meat and locally caught fish, is within easy reach and offers a range of shopping facilities and other activities. The Poltimore Arms, possibly one of Exmoor’s most delightful pubs, is just up the road and is definitely Bentwtichen’s “local”.