Lake House Cottages
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Cottage | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 15
The four cottages sleep up to 6, 4, 3 and 2 but this does include children. If there is only an adult party the cottages slepp 5, 4, 2 and 2, so a total of 13. There is a flower-filled courtyard and parking right outside plus access to the lovely gardens and tennis court. 200 metres away is our own mini nature reserve, our 6 acre meadow and 2 lakes, one for fishing. Children and pets are welcome.
This is a great location for families/groups who love the great outdoors. As well as our own facilities (mentioned above), the best of the South West’s beaches are within 10 miles. The coast path, running the entire way around the south west peninsula is within 7 miles and offers spectacular walking. The Tamar Lakes are 3 miles away with kayaking, wind surfing and bird watching. The Tarka Trail, an off-road cycle track, is 7 miles away. We can organise clay pigeon shooting and archery, all in the area.
The village of Bradworthy is less than half a mile away and has a pub (child and dog friendly) serving food everyday, a tea rooms and several shops. If you want a bit of spoiling, we offer a hearty cooked breakfast in the mornings by arrangement.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandy Mouth (Bude) 16 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 100 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details outdoors|
Lake House Cottages and B&B is one of the oldest buildings in the village of Bradworthy. In previous years it has been a pub and also one of the main farmhouses in the area. It is surrounded by rolling Devon countryside with flower-filled hedgerows. The village is small and friendly and guests are made very welcome at the local inn.
All four of our cottages have lots of information in them regarding the area and what is available. We have included lots of walk suggestions and maps too, plus games and books. Places to visit nearby include Exmoor and Dartmoor, Clovelly, Padstow, Tintagel, Port Isaac, Boscastle, Bude and Okehampton. There are castles and historic houses too, plus many gardens, some of national importance such as RHS Rosemoor. We specialise in walking holidays and can assist with transport to and from the coast path if required.
Lots of furniture available for guests outside to enjoy the south-facing gardens. There is also a BBQ for guest use and all the cottages have their own tennis racquets for the (hard) tennis court. In the nearby meadow there is a log cabin with tea and coffee making facilities. There is another BBQ here and lots more picnic tables, benches and deck chairs. It is an idyllic spot which is utterly peaceful. Fishing is available free of charge to guests in the lower lake.
The West Country region
Lake House Cottages and B&B are in North Devon, but lie just 3 miles from the Cornwall border. The whole of the North Devon/West Cornwall coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as a World Biosphere Reserve. The coastline is spectacular with high cliffs and blankets of wild flowers. There are rocky coves and long sandy beaches - great for surfing - as well as little fishing harbours and seaside towns to explore. There is one of the largest sand dune systems in Europe at Braunton and Northam Burrows. The South West Coast path is easily accessible and around 80 miles of it can be reached whilst holidaying with us. Inland the scenery is green and verdant with farm fields and flower-filled hedgerows around small hamlets and villages with ancient churches and friendly village inns. At night the sky is filled with stars as the area has almost no light pollution (there is even an observatory in the village). For a truly peaceful, rural retreat you cannot beat it.
For families there are lots of outdoor activities such as wind surfing, kayaking, archery, zorbing, swimming and cycling on the Tarka Trail, all close by. There are also three quality adventure/animal parks: the Milky Way, the Big Sheep and Atlantis, all within 12 miles. And there is always our 6 acre meadow in which to let off steam!
Bradworthy's carnival takes place on Bank Holiday Monday at the end of August. There is an arts festival in the Barnstaple area in June and St Peters Fair in Holsworthy in July. Live music can be seen in various local pubs including the Bradworthy Inn once a month or so.
The Tamar Lakes are 3 miles away. The upper lake has many water sports available as well as a cycle/walking path right around it. Lower Tamar Lake is a nature reserve with pleasant walks and a bird hide.
The Eden Project with its huge glass biomes can be reached in just over an hour. Other nearer gardens include RHS Rosemoor, Docton Mill and Marwood Hill. There are two National Trust properties within easy reach, Arlington Court and Lanhydrock. Exmoor, Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor can all be reached within a 1 hour drive and are great for exploring for adults and children alike. Tintagel Castle and Okehampton Castle are also great places to visit. Okehampton Castle lies close to another off-road cycle path, the Granite Trail.
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23 Jul 2013
"Very friendly and informal B&B in beautiful location"
We spent three B&B nights here in very hot weather. Peter and Lesley were charming and friendly - expect to be on first name terms as soon as you arrive. Twin bedded room comfy but a bit small - choos… More
27 Jun 2013
Our first visit to 'Swallow Barn'. Accommodation immaculate. So well equipped plus superb information re: local walks, beauty spots, pubs, etc. The 'Lakes' were beautiful, so relax… More
18 Mar 2013
"Perfection - Hard to match"
14 adults, 5 children and 3 dogs rented all properties for a long weekend to celebrate a 70th. birthday - not an easy number to accommodate. However there was not one grumble and Lesley and Pete are the perfect hosts - nothing too much trouble but were not intrusive. The children loved exploring the garden, playing tennis, fishing the lakes and visiting Bude beach. We used Swallow Barn as the main base where we all sat down and ate together.Although weather was bitterly cold the central heating was on from 7a.m. until 10p.m. so we were toastie! Plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils for a large number of guests and dishwashers were appreciated! The children all want to return here for our next get together. Thankyou Lesley and Pete for such brilliant hospitality and at such reasonable prices per. head. Spectacular area for sightseeing or comfortable accommodation to laze in with an amazing assortment of reading material on the shelves.
Thanks Jill for taking the time and trouble to put a review on. We were delighted to welcome your family and friends here and were only too pleased that, with one or two extra beds, we managed to fit them all in! I do hope the children suceed in persuading you to come again!
Lesley & Pete
7 Jun 2012
"Lovely cottage with friendly owners in good area to explore lots of places ot interest"
Cottage was clean and well presented.It had the living room upstairs so we enjoyed a good view of the garden.The owner showed us around and it had everything that we needed. We were able to use their… More
6 Jun 2012
"Fantastic, cosy and comfortable cottage."
Lesley and Peter are the perfect hosts. There when you need them,full of helpful advice and knowledge of the area, but unobtrusive at the same time.The property is a charming little cottage with all t… More
5 Jun 2012
"Very plaisant cottage and nice people!"
My partner and I stayed in the Nuttach cottage for two nights with our dog.Lesley and Pete are really welcoming people and although we only stayed for a short period of time they accomodated us with e… More
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