Ivy Cottage is the perfect getaway when you and your loved ones want to get away from it all: An idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern living.
Featuring an indoor heated swimming pool, a new games room, and country walks from the doorstep, you may not want to leave our rural idyll.
For the more active, an abundance of sandy beaches, Exmoor walks, traditional seaside villages and child-friendly attractions lie within easy reach.
Looking for a memorable summer holiday or the perfect getaway for a winter, spring or autumn break? Ivy Cottage is situated in a beautiful rural setting but within easy reach of all that North Devon has to offer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Wollacombe, Croyde 14 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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, Yes, smoking allowed|
|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, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
We’ve plenty of things to do near Ivy Cottage without wondering too far afield...
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.
In case beach tennis is not enough – you can enjoy the real thing on our all-weather court right here at North Hill.
An indoor games room for the young and young at heart.
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.
Ivy Cottage is one of nine cottages at North Hill but out of season you will frequently find you are the only ones using the pool or other facilities.
Outside peak season we offer short breaks of from 2 - 6 nights starting any day of the week that suits you.
Rental price includes central heating and electricity.
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.