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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This lovely character cottage is perfect for a couple or small family looking for a getaway holiday by the sea, away from all the hustle and bustle of big resorts and busy towns. The Hartland peninsula, on the picturesque North Devon coast is renowned for its beauty and tranquility where exploring hidden rocky coves and enjoying walks through green fields are the what visitors come to enjoy when looking for to unwind from busy daily lives.
Milking Parlour cottage is a truly lovely cottage, recently refurbished and one of 6 cottages on this privately owned smallholding. Tastefully appointed and presented to a very high standard throughout with attractively dressed bedrooms with crisp white linen, painted furniture and a newly fitted country kitchen with woodblock work tops. A cosy lounge has a wood burning stove and french doors leading out onto a patio and garden area equipped with picnic bench, where views stretch across the countryside towards the sea. On the other side of the gated garden is a play and picnic area for children to meet others and play safely. Children can also meet the owners animals including sheep, horses, ducks and chickens.
New for 2014 are Spa sessions that can be booked direct prior to arrival from £30. Enjoy hot stone and massage treatments in a new treatment room and then relax in the sauna or take a dip in the hot tub, both that can be booked on an individual private basis free of charge.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Berry 2 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter|
|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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, 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), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor: Hall way. Lounge with wood burning stove. Kitchen/Diner. Bathroom with bath, shower over and WC. Bedroom 1 Double. Bedroom 2 Twin.
Other Amenities: Dishwasher,washing machine, fridge/freezer, barbecue with coals provided. Bed linen and towels provided. Central heating, coal and logs included. Shared facilities: Hot tub, sauna, tumble dryer, children's play area.
Pets welcome at £25 each per week.
|Further details outdoors|
Perfect for couples and families, a play paddock will provide hours of fun with swings, climbing frame, sand pit, and a variety of ball games; and children will delight in feeding the owner's animals including sheep, ducks, chicken, cows and pigs. (Please note children are to be supervised at all times on the play area and around the animals). A luxury shared hot tub and sauna facility is available for use and is the perfect way in which to unwind and relax after a busy day with the family.
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The Devon region
North Devon, rich in spectacular coastline, is as diverse as it is beautiful. Beautiful farmland with chocolate box villages hidden amidst rolling hills and narrow lanes, here is some of the most unspoilt countryside in the UK. The invigorating coastline, boasting award-winning beaches offers a variety of activities: whether creating a sandcastle masterpiece; flying kites along the scenic coastline; venturing into the Atlantic waves to surf, dive, kayak or swim; the North Devon coastline has something for everyone, whatever the time of year.
The Hartland Peninsula in North Devon is a beautiful combination of sweeping valleys, tumbling waterfalls and dramatic cliffs, the perfect place to escape and unwind. Hartland gives it name to the Peninsula to the West of Bideford Bay – culminating in Hartland Point, as well as the large village of Hartland midway between Bideford and Bude. Hartland Peninsula has been designated an Area of Natural Beauty – explore its open moorland and ancient woodlands; and discover stunning cliff top views, secluded beaches and abundant wildlife.
Visit Hartland Quay – a former important harbour and port on this stretch of coast, now home to the Ship Wreck museum, an excellent pub and some fantastic fishing. The village of Hartland is slightly inland, enjoying a more sheltered position. Within the village you will find village shops stocking general provisions, craft shops, galleries, tea rooms, pubs, a health spa – even its own Brewery! The pretty village of Clovelly is just 5 miles west and famous for its donkeys that were once used to carry goods up the steep hills from the village and now give visitors a helping hand with their bags and shopping.
This area of Devon is famous for its beautiful beaches ideal for surfing, bathing and watersports in general. The Coastline is also rich with secluded coves, Harland particularly has a great selection of smaller beaches and for those seeking a great expanse, Westward Ho! is but a short drive. Peppercombe beach is dog friendly all year round and the lovely walk to the beach leads though a peaceful wooded valley.
Bucks Mill is a rocky secluded cove, popular with fishing but access is limited. The beach is mainly rock and pebbles but is dog friendly all year round. Clovelly also has a small pebbled beach in the centre of the harbour. The beach has no dog restrictions and families have the benefits of all the facilities of the village. Hartland Quay is popular for fishing, mainly shingle and pebbles, dogs are not allowed on the beach from 1st April to the 1st October.
There are some great family attractions in the Harland area. Children will love The Milky Way Adventure Park in Nroth Clovelly with a selection of all weather rides and activities for all chiildren including a rollercoaster and indoor play area.
Food and Drink
Locally produced food and drink is never difficult to find in Devon. There are always farmers markets and farm shops in most towns and villages, where you can enjoy locally produced meat, vegetables, cakes and preserves. In Hartland try Hartland Farm & Tea Shop in the village or Barton Farm Shop in South Stroxworthy near Woolsery.
For eating out there is a great variety close by - The Hart in Hartland is a popular bistro style pub, serves excellent food and has a Michelin Star; The Kings Arms, Hartland offers some real hearty good home cooking and the The Wreckers, Hartland Quay also serves good pub food; Hoops Inn, Horns Cross is a restaurant and pub serving good food; The Bush Inn, Morwenstow and restaurant and pub serving good food; and if all you are looking for is a quick take away The Square Chippy – good fish and chips to take-away.
The surrounding area has a whole range of activities that caters for most peoples needs. Some of the activities in the surrounding area include Surfing, Golfing, Sailing, Cycling, Fishing, Bird Watching and many more. Tucked quietly down a country lane Cheristow is ideally situated. A short walk will find the beaches and rock-pools of the local bay of Berry or Blackpool where children of all ages will love exploring.
A little further afield the beaches of Sandymouth Bay, Welcombe Mouth, Bucks Cross and Widemouth Bay can be found. The village of Hartland, which is within walking distance through ancient woods, offers a variety of shops including a greengrocers, fish and chips shop, off licence/general store, craft shops, pubs, vets, doctors and post office/newsagent. There is plenty of off road parking close to the cottage. 50 years ago this milking parlour was once the hub of farm activity, now thanks to a stylish conversion.
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2 Nov 2014
"charming, relaxing and most welcoming"
Fantastic quite and relaxing break, a warm welcome from sara and gus and the homemade scones on arrival where simply the best scone i have tasted, been on many holidays over the years and always dread… More
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