Stunning Two Bed Set in Peaceful North Devon
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Set within 16 acres of glorious North Devon countryside, The Chapel is the idea place to come and unwind from the stresses and strains of daily life. The property has a wealth of character and stunning features including a 45 ft living room with its own stained glass window. The Chapel has its own private cobbled courtyard with outside fire and wonderful alfresco dining area with bbq facilities. Inside there is a beautiful country kitchen with cream units and oak wooden worktops - ceramic hob and oven and a large kitchen/dining table. There is a stunning downstairs double bedroom which can either be a twin or a double depending on your requirements and the room has views overlooking the courtyard. Upstairs there is another beautiful double bedroom with oak beams also overlooking courtyard. There is a huge bathroom with a roll top bath, shower with rain head, his and her's wash hand basins and loo with oak wooden seat. Finally there is a 45ft living room with beams and a stunning feature stained glass window along with two leather sofas and two armchairs to relax after a day out exploring. It has a large digital TV, Wi-fi access and games and books to read and relax with.
The Chapel is ideal for couples who are looking for a romantic break and want to get away from it all. It is also the ideal location to bring the family and for exploring the South West as you are equi-distant from Exmoor and Dartmoor and Exeter is only 40 mins away. The nearest beach is at Instow (14 miles) offering a great selection of eateries and a stunning deli. Watersports such as kite surfing and surfing can be found at Westward Ho or Saunton Sands, Croyde and Putsborough.
Golf can be found at Libberton Golf Course near High Bickenton (12 mins) or at High Bullen Hotel (25 mins) - they also have amazing leisure facilities including pool, sauna/steam and gym. Tennis can be played in the village of Beaford (2 mins) and arranged through the owner.
There is a number of great places to eat out within a 8 mile radius such as the New Inn in Robourgh, The Duke of York in Iddesleigh (home of Michael Murpurgo), The Malt Scoop in Merton along with Thai, Indian and Chinese restaurants in Great Torrington - book in advance is always advised.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter Airport - approx 1 hour drive 57 km, Nearest railway: Tiverton Parkway - approx 50 min drive 67 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
North Devon is a haven for great local food produce and there are a number of fabulous local markets worth a visit. South Molton market is runs every Thursday and Saturday offering a wide range of fresh produce, flowers and a mix of stalls including antiques; In Barnstaple there is a daily Pannier Market with a huge range of stalls - voted in the top ten of markets in the UK and next to Butchers Row which offers a stunning selection of fresh fish, meat, cheeses and vegetables daily along with other lovely deli products from the area.
There are hundreds of walks up on Exmoor to explore and eateries such as the excellent Tarr Stepps Inn to indulge at. The Bridge in Dulverton offers a amazing venue for lunch and a wander round the shops. On Dartmoor you can explore the magical area of Chagford and again eat at its great eateries or head to Okehampton where you will found another lovely market town and Waitrose! If you keep going you will end up in Tavistock which offers another splendid range of shops and restaurants. Walk off lunch with a hearty jaunt from Castle Drago towards Fingal Bridge and take afternoon tea alongside the river.
The Chapel is ideally located for those keen on walking with an abundance of great trails to follow including Baggy Point, Lydford Gorge, Heddon Valley and many coastal walks from Bideford to Hartland to Bude. Cycling on the Tara Trail is a great way to explore the countryside safely on a disused railway line and bike hire is available at the Puffin Billy - 5 miles away. For those with green fingers there is RHS Rosemoor to explore only 6 kms away and there are National Trust properties such as Castle Drogo, Dunsland, and Arlington Court - all of which warrant a visit.
There are local festivals that run all year round offering the chance to experience the West Country hospitality and friendliness first hand and get the chance to sample local food produce, beer and cider. There are live bands playing weekly around the area along with Morris Dancing displays, art exhibitions and popular shows and activities at the Plough Theatre.
The owners of the property will happily give you more advice about what's on during your stay.
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30 Aug 2014
"Great location to explore North Devon and to spend a relaxing holiday"
I spent 13 days at Yatton Court with my kids and my husband (at the weekend) and we had a great holiday. When we arrived, the house was perfectly cleaned and the owners really kind and helpful.The loc… More
10 Aug 2014
"Lovely Cottage with Welcoming Owners."
We have just returned from 10 days at the Chapel, we saw the listing while looking for properties for our summer holiday but it had 2 double beds and as we have 2 children this would not work for us, … More
28 Jul 2014
"Beautiful accommodation with plenty of character and all mod cons"
We stayed for five nights at The Chapel from July 22nd - 27th 2014. The house is absolutely beautiful, full of character, with spacious rooms and a massive bathroom. The large dining kitchen has ample… More
29 May 2014
"Somewhere & something different for us."
We usually stop out on the coast but fancied a change as we only stopped for 3 nights. Will never get tired of the Devon scenery even though a few of the roads about can test your patience. The property is set at the rear of the owners house & has only just been finished. A unique place for us indeed. Very spacious inside. A huge living room & bathroom upstairs , with a very cosy double bedroom up top as well. Downstairs has another double bedroom & large kitchen diner. Sadly just lacking a downstairs toilet at present but having spoke to the owners , this is likely to be rectified in the future. Views form within are limited due to the nature of the property with its velux windows.
Outside it has a courtyard with a table , chairs & a barbeque should the weather be favourable. But views are restricted from there.
Overall though we enjoyed our stay , which was very relaxing & peaceful & were made to feel very much at home by the owners Will & Belinda.
The property is in a decent location for those who wish to get out & about. Exmoor & Dartmoor aren't too far away a drive & neither is the North Cornwall coast. There are plenty of picture postcard villages around too & if getting the chance you should visit Iddesleigh. A very pretty place with lovely views & an old fashioned pub ,with wonderful food & beer.
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25 May 2014
"Stylish, comfortable accommodation with lovely grounds"
We were looking for somewhere comfortable and peaceful for a few days away in Devon. Yatton Court proved to be just that. The property is an annex to an old rectory that is lived in by the owners. There was a separate access driveway that brought you round to a private entrance to the holiday accommodation. The property itself has recently been renovated and is stylish, bright and fresh, with a spacious kitchen downstairs and a sprawling living room in what was once the chapel for the main house. We chose the upstairs bedroom to be near the bathroom as the second bedroom is on the ground floor. The bathroom has a stand-alone roll-top tub which was very welcome after a long day's walking. From the property you can walk across fields to a quiet lane and from there navigate the by-ways that criss-cross the area. The village is a short walk away and has a pub, which was ok but we ended up driving to others nearby to eat that were recommended by the owners. You could get by here without a car but definitely better to have one. We had a couple of runs up to the coast, once to Westward Ho (the nearest beach), the second time to Croyde beach, which is stunning. Good shops in nearby Bideford but worth the extra drive over to South Molton. All in all a great spot to unwind and relax, but plenty of distractions close at hand.
Many thanks - see you again next year!
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