Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Lower Buttercombe Farm is set in a dream destination amongst neighbouring farms. It has valley views & is close to a small village and a short drive to the beaches of Woolacombe and Putsborough. Buttercup Lodge is one of two holiday properties at the farm and is a converted single storey building. It's suitable for many types of parties of guests, including, families and couples.We also welcome up to 2 well behaved average sized dogs, ie spaniels.
Relax and take in the views across the valley from the comfort of the 2 sofas in the living room. There is a dresser which stores the china, glass and cutlery. A lamp cupboard gives extra storage and there is a nest of occasional tables. Two windows look out over the courtyard and south facing French doors lead to the terrace and lawned area. The flat screen TV is wall-mounted, DVD, sky-box (for your own card from home) and mini hi-fi stereo system.
The dining area has an extendable table and six chairs. Low lighting and down lighters complete the easy living feel in this contemporary room.
Kitchen: Door leads to a deep step up from the living space into this well-appointed shaker style oak fitted kitchen, with valley views. Tiled floor. Frigidaire larder fridge, electric fan assisted oven, Calor gas hob with stainless steel extractor chimney. All you need for a stress free holiday is available, including Whirlpool dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle, along with many useful well stocked cooking utensils etc. There is a door to the courtyard from the kitchen.
Door leads from the kitchen to the lobby accessing the bathroom & Bed 2 & a window looking onto the courtyard.
Bedroom 2:Door from lobby into cosy, sunny, carpeted room. Twin 3' single beds that can be 'zip' linked to provide a 6' double if requested prior to arrival. Bedside drawer units and lamps. There is a hanging rail with a set of drawers for storage. There is a window that looks onto the leafy courtyard
Main bathroom: Door from the lobby. Curved shower bath fully tiled,with glass screen and wall mounted taps and overhead shower mixer. White contemporary suite includes WC and hand basin with over mirror. Chrome ladder style radiator and accessories.
Bedroom 1:Leads off the other side of the living space, giving privacy for both bedrooms and it is en-suite. The smart cream carpeted room has a cream, king size bedstead. A wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cupboards and beside lamps. Wooden slat blinds at the window overlooking the courtyard. Full-length mirror.
En suite: White streamlined contemporary 2-piece suite and walk in cubicle with an electric shower. Chrome ladder style radiator and over basin mirror.
Laundry facilities: are situated in the utility store adjacent to the garden elevation of the property housing the washing machine. There is also a small freezer and plenty of storage for sports equipment and outdoor clothing.
South facing enclosed garden, accessible from the living space through the double French doors onto a patio area. Six seater table, chairs and parasol. Enjoy the views across the valley while you lay on the 2 loungers provided, you may see the deer, geese, pheasants or other wild life we have in abundance. Or just soak up the country atmosphere as you listen to the sounds around you. All this while you may be luxuriating in an alfresco breakfast or barbequing on the terrace. It will be one of the best dining areas you will ever experience.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Woolacombe 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1.6 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, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
This far flung corner of the this beautiful, wild and unspoilt part of Devon has a rich and varied tapestry of rolling hills, woods and rugged cliffs that tower above wonderful white sandy beaches with the blue waters of the Atlantic ocean lapping it's shores. For the surfing enthusiasts amongst you, look no further. The 3 mile long beach at Woolacombe (about 6/7 mins. away) will not disappoint, but snuggling around a curve in the coast you'll find little hideaways for those wanting a more chilled place to while away your holiday. If it's something more energetic you crave, the north Devon coastal path is very easily reached from many different points.
The very quaint village of Croyde with its thatched cottages is a place for old and young. There are many lovely places to eat or just enjoy a sundowner to finish off your day. The National Trust coastal path is easily accessed from Croyde and there is a NT carpark for members or payable if not. Croyde is also a well used surfing beach
Exmoor is just a drive away and includes the delights of Lynton and Lynmouth with its Victorian funicular railway and just inland the amazing Watersmeet. The valley of the rocks and Heddon's Mouth valley are like places that time forgot. There are lovely walks around Heddon's Mouth and Woody Bay and the Hunter's Inn is well worth a stop before making your way back along the coast with spectacluar ocean views. Travel inland a little and lose yourselves in the ghostly tales of Lorna Doone valley.
The National Trust property of Arlington Court, less than half an hour away, is connected to the Chichester family. It's a lovely place to visit and wander through the grounds. The carriage museum is really interesting and you may be lucky to see a very special exhibition piece if it's still in residence! The kitchen gardens are lovely and the NT restaurant serves reasonably priced, good quality food.
The market town of Barnstaple is about 10 miles away and boasts a wonderful panier market which offers a wide variety of local produce. Barnstaple also offers a modern shopping precinct and small independent shops, a theatre and cinema.
Add in RHS Rosemoore gardens, various old houses and gardens of interest, many children's fun parks and Exmoor zoo and you'll be hard pushed to see just a small selection on offer, unless of course, you come back and visit us again!
We are situated a mile from the little village of West Down, where you'll find The Crown, a lovely pub which has a good selection of food on its menu. It has a pleasant garden and welcomes well behaved dogs in certain parts.
There is a village community shop that stocks all basic essentials and will do a grocery box for you on arrival. Orders can be made for bakery and papers. The post office is housed in the village hall 3 times a week.
There is a Church of England, St. Calixtus in the centre of the village.
We are within 15 minutes of Saunton Sands and it's well know golf course and the beaches of Croyde and Putsborough (southern end of Woolacombe) are about 10 minutes away. Willingcot golf course is just a mile away and Ifracombe course about 4 miles.
Ilfracombe, 3 miles away, offers you a lovely harbour, where you can say hello to Verity, Damien Hurst's 20m tall sculpture of a pregnant nude woman. Sounds odd? Maybe, but she's definitely interesting, especially as she has a peeled away torso on one side. After making her acquaintance, visit Damien's No 11 The Quay restaurant for a bite to eat or just sit and watch the world pass by while sipping a glass of something cold. When it's high tide, it's lovely to see the boats bobbing up and down. There is the Landmark theatre in Ilfracombe, along with a small cinema. You will find a wide range of eating places and take away in both Ilfracombe, Woolacombe and within 5 miles of Buttercup Lodge.
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