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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Courtyard Cottage

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Lounge with new log fire & Grade II Listed Plaque above the Inglenook Fireplace

Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Courtyard Cottage is a two bedroom cottage attached to the grade II listed Plaistow Barton farmhouse which is mentioned in The Domesday Book. Surrounded by rolling countryside the property offers wonderful tranquility and total privacy but within easy reach of a wide variety of beaches (including Croyde and Saunton) and countryside activities for all types of holidays.

Guests have access to a heated indoor swimming pool, childs pool and jacuzzi located at a nearby small holiday complex just 5 minutes drive from Courtyard Cottage. A small fee is payable.

The cottage offers comfortable sleeping and seating for 4 guests. The lounge/Kitchen area with its large Inglenook fireplace (now with log burning fire for the cosy colder nights) and historic plaque dating back to 1679 is accessed by it's own private entrance with parking and a private garden. The two bedrooms are accessed by a beamed staircase and offers comfortable sleeping for four by way of a double room and a twin bedded room. The bathroom provides both bath and shower over with toilet and sink.

The property has an ipod / iphone docking speakers. Hair dryer in the bedroom and the kitchen is equipped with washer / dryer, dish washer, microwave etc.

Outside, via the stable door, is your own garden and BBQ area also suitable for ball games.

If you or your children would like to help feed the sheep or chickens please let us know. The eggs from our chickens are lovely and taste far better than shop bought so enjoy truely fresh eggs for breakfast in the morning!!

The Cottage is accessed by a track which can be bumpy - not suitable for sports cars!!!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Saunton Sands or Croyde 13 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 85 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared indoor pool, Children's pool
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), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

About this location

The Devon region

North Devon is a truly magnificent part of the country to both live and holiday in. With some of the countries finest beaches and rural countryside, North Devon offers a range of interesting activities for all holiday makers. The combination of beaches and countryside offers a variety of activities for everyone on all budgets.

The coastline can be rugged, with fantastic surf, fishing harbours and picturesque Devon villages offering the all important clotted-cream cream tea.

Shirwell

Within a short drive are a number of beautiful sandy beaches, suitable for bucket and spade holidays, surfing or dog walking. Most of the beaches have cafe or restaurant facilities. Footpaths can be picked up close to Courtyard Cottage taking you across fields and wonderful rural countryside.

Alternatively, the coastal path offers some fantastic walking. For keen or holiday cyclists, the Tarka Trail offers great great cycling. Bikes can be hired locally. The National Trust's Arlington Court is approx 20 minutes drive away and offers a wonderful period property and gardens to explore. Marwood Hill Gardens approx 10 minutes away and offer a haven for the keen gardener as does RHS Rosemore.

Close by is Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Gardens offering fine dining and a range of contemporary bronze and stone sculptures. Also close by is Blakewell fisheries, ideal for the keen fly fisher or family entertainment or just a cup of tea in beautiful surroundings. Saunton Golf Club offers spectacular golf for keen golfers.

For rainy day activities perhaps try Funderzone, Ilfracombe's play hut, wonderful shopping in Exeter or Atlantic Village.

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3 Jan 2015

5/5

"Cute and cosy cottage- perfect getaway!"

Peaceful cottage which was well maintained. There was plenty of space for us including a dog. The place was well equipped with appliances and wifi. The wood burning fire was great! The only down side … More

1 Oct 2014

4/5

"A lovely retreat"

We had a great time, bit of a bumpy ride on the road up to the cottage, but it was worth it. Fascinating old cottage, where a friendly welcome awaited us with cake, wine and lovely fresh eggs. The ani… More

9 Sep 2014

5/5

"Lovely time"

A lovely well appointed cottage. The garden was pleasant and spacious with a nice BBQ which we cooked some freshly caught trout on.The Kitchen was perfect for a small family and the hosts very kindly … More

8 Oct 2013

5/5

"A haven of peace in an idyllic rural setting"

If you are looking for peace and quiet interrupted only by the gentle cluck of hens or bleating of sheep, then this is the place for you. There was a warm welcome from Clare and Laurence, complete with delicious home-made cake and a bottle of wine. There is no traffic noise; just perhaps the occasional distant tractor. The local pub at Muddiford can provide the best Sunday roast you will ever taste. The surrounding hills will keep you fit, yet you can be in Barnstaple in under 20 minutes by car. Leave the car at Barnstaple Station (under £2.00 after 10:00am) and you can be in Exeter by train in another hour or hire a bicycle for the day and explore the Tarka Trail - Bideford, Torrington or Braunton. Go north from the cottage and you can enjoy Arlington Court (NT), the narrow gauge Lynton and Barnstaple Railway or explore the delights of Lynton and Lynmouth. Exmoor is close at hand and there are many good pubs to be tried. Good local food is available from the Barnstaple Pannier Market. Altogether a memorable place to stay.

15 Jul 2013

5/5

"Perfect Cottage with perfect welcome"

Was up in Barnstaple on business and needed a location close to the town but away from the usual tourist areas. The Courtyard cottage was ideal. Very old building but warm and modern where it needed t… More

Thank you for your lovely comments hope to see you again soon.
Laurence, Clare and family.

8 Feb 2013

5/5

"Perfect north Devon countryside rental"

We stayed at Courtyard Cottage at very short notice to be nearby friends in Barnstaple and couldn't have chosen a better home for the week. It really is home from home only with better views of r… More

22 Oct 2012

4/5

"Wonderful country getaway"

We booked to stay in the Courtyard Cottage for a long weekend. We found the cottage well equipped and clean. Our two boys aged 1 and 4 loved exploring the garden and visiting the chickens & sheep. The pool facilities are a short drive away but well worth going to, our eldest son wanted to return every day. Claire and Lawrence were extremely welcoming, supplying a delicious cake and bottle of wine on our arrival. They were also very helpful providing us with information about the local area.
If you are going with young children we would recommend that you bring a travel stair gate as the stairs are accessed from the open plan living area.
During our stay in North Devon we visited Croyde Bay, Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park and Combe Martin Village. All these places are within a 30 minute drive from the cottage & kept our boys entertained.
We would recommend this cottage to friends and would consider returning in the future.

12 Sep 2012

4/5

"Fantastic cosy rural cottage to stay at great base to visit the local area!"

All local attractions beaches etc 10 miles in the car perfect base.
Cottage is lovely and clean the open fire is great for marshmallow roasting!
Great for children and people looking to relax!
Love the 2 pet sheep and chickens in the rear garden, a pair of buzzards sit on the telegraph pole on the drive most days.
We were made to feel very welcome great cake and wine on arrival will definitley be visiting again!
Thank you for a lovely stay!

Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.

Laurence & Clare & family.

12 Sep 2012

5/5

"Lovely cottage in beautiful rural Devon with helpful and friendly owners"

This property is very well equipped and located in an exceptionally beautiful part of the country. On arrival we were given a warm welcome by the owners, who live next door. Inside the cottage, a wine, milk, flowers and a delicious home made cake were waiting for us. There was also plenty of information about the cottage and the surroundings in a folder. We had lovely weather and explored the countryside and beaches as well as some nearby towns. It is also worth noting that the property has access to the garden and that the owners' sheep and chickens are at the end of the garden. A car is a must as the cottage is rather isolated and would be difficult to reach by public transport, however this does mean that your stay will be very peaceful and you will be surrounded by rolling hills. I would highly recommend this cottage.

Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.

Laurence & Clare & family.

30 Apr 2012

5/5

"Lovely Family friendly get away!"

I had an urge to get away from London so found myself looking for a cottage for a week. I took my best pal and her little lad with me so needed somewhere toddler friendly that was close to beaches and activities. I came across the Courtyard Cottage on Holiday Lettings. I loved the look of it and knew the area somewhat so booked a week. And what a lovely week it was, the cottage has everything you could need plus we were left a delicious cake, bottle of wine and pint of milk to turn up to. We loved the beach at Croyde which became our fave and even though it was April were in the sea in our wetsuits. We also visited the dinosaur and wildlife park. To be quite honest though, all my friends son needed was the chicken and lambs owned by the cottage owners who were kind enough to let him feed them (twice a day!). Thank you very much for a relaxing and lovely week!

Thank you very much for the great feedback hope to see you again.

Laurence & Clare & family.

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    Calendar last updated:09 Feb 2015

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