on the edge of Chilsworthy, off a quiet lane, a single-storey cottage and two apartments, all converted from barns, sharing an indoor heated swimming pool (29' x 12' x 4' to 6' deep), ½ acre lawn garden (barbecue), and use of washing machine, tumble drier (extra) in adjoining building. The friendly owners live on the other side of the garden. High standard conversions; a good, comfortable, friendly place.
The upstairs apartment is reached by own staircase leading up to cosy open-plan living (sofa bed, TV/DVD)/dining/fitted kitchen (microwave); double bedroom, prettily decorated, farmland views; bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Own patio (table/chairs, barbecue).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool|
|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 star.
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.
Chilsworthy: village 2½ miles from Holsworthy and its pubs and shops. The Cornish coast at Bude and its superb sand/surf beaches, 9 miles, or Sandymouth, 10. The Tamar Lakes (fishing, sailing, windsurfing), 4 miles. Riding locally.