K37 - Barn View
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Along a hedgerow lane, ½ mile from the pub at Welcombe in one direction and ½ mile from the coastal path in the other, a detached bungalow converted from barns with all the benefit of modern insulation and heating. Gravelled driveway to front door with large, safely enclosed patio (table/chairs) and meadow beyond, which you are welcome to use for dog exercise or energetic ball games. Diagonally opposite is a storage barn, occasionally used by the owner and very occasionally a tractor might trundle in front to attend to field maintenance.Door into living/dining room with woodburner (logs included) and TV/DVD; kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer) with door to patio. Two bedrooms, both with big wall-mounted TV – a double (5' bed), and a twin with sofa bed (4'); bathroom (suite plus hand-shower and separate shower). Sleeps maximum of 5 adults or 4 adults/2 children. A brilliant spot for walkers, or for just a quiet escape; no light pollution; pleasant lane walk to pub or coastal path, but remember torch!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.
The West Country region
North Devon: its coast is perhaps the most varied of all, from Hartland Quay with its tremendous cliffs and multi-coloured rocks like dinosaurs' backs, via car-free Clovelly village tumbling to the sea, and the estuaries of the river Torridge (where Tarka lived) and river Taw, and Braunton's wilderness of sand dunes (all good for birdwatching), to the best sand/surf beaches in Devon at Saunton (the West Country's best golf course too), Croyde and Woolacombe, all the way to Exmoor.
The main town is Barnstaple - busy, thriving, not too big. The Tarka Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows, very attractively, the river Torridge from deep inland to the sea and on past Instow's good beach and lovely cricket ground to Bideford, from where Elizabethan merchantmen sailed. From Hartland Point's lighthouse, great views to Lundy Island - and from Ilfracombe ships (day trips) to it. In Appledore unusual ships are built and its heart is very pretty. Inland, woods and fields roll, sometimes steeply, with streams, rivers and farms, almost totally unspoilt - as is most of the coast. Its north-west, stretching from Hatherleigh to Hartland, is Devon's least changed, least visited, least inhabited part, a country of big fields, some forests, gently undulating, with long, long views beneath big skies where old men in their vegetable gardens look up as a car passes. Holsworthy is the main (very small) town, with square, market, firm purpose. The river Tamar rises in the Tamar Lakes (watersports, fishing). The roads are straighter and less high-hedged than most in Devon - and emptier.
Welcombe Mouth: cove (rocks and sand at low-tide, great surfing) between spectacular cliffs in one of the most unspoilt parts of the West Country, and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Coast path, great birdwatching. Welcombe hamlet (community shop, good food pub, pottery), 1 mile. Hartland (large village with shops and pubs), 10 miles; Bude, 12.
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Calendar last updated:08 Aug 2014
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