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Bentwitchen Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

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)
Access Car essential
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
Access Parking
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

Further details

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 Devon 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”.

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Review 1-5 of 5

17 Jan 2014


"A wonderful rural retreat"

Thanks so much to the owners. The cottage was absolutely wonderful and charming. It was warm - thanks to an open fire - spacious and comfortable. The setting was also perfect, set in a breathtaking ar… More

21 Oct 2013


"Ideal for our family reunion"

In a beautiful location looking across the valley, this cottage provided ideal accommodation for six adults. Spacious, tastefully furnished, comfortable bedrooms and a well equiped open kitchen. The … More

28 Jul 2012


"Best Holiday"

We all had a great week in Devon didnt want to come home. The property was fantastic, Clean with everything you need. View was wonderful. The area is beautiful and quiet.Must visit Combe Martin,Lynt… More

5 May 2012


"Very friendly welcome, beautifully appointed and a wonderful and peaceful location."

We were treated like old friends on this our second visit. Jenny makes you feel at home as soon as you arrive and the warm spacious property gives all guests the room they need to relax. Each view is … More

30 Oct 2011


"An exquisite place to stay!"

This has got to be one of our best holiday cottage finds to date! The house was spacious, comfortable and catered for all our needs! We really didn't want to go home. It is set amongst the beautiful Devonshire countryside and great for walks or just relaxing on the scenic patio. There is an abundance on wildlife on your doorstep. For family days out, the fantastic beaches are all close to hand which made for great days out but it was lovely to come back and relax in this superb house. With a family of teenagers it was also great that we all had our own space if needed, the en-suites to each room is a great idea! We would recommend this property to anyone and the owners are lovely!

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Calendar last updated:18 Jan 2015

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