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400 Year Old Cottage

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Our 400 year old cottage is in the lovely North Devon village of West Down.

Packed with original features such as the inglenook fireplace and wood floors this cosy cottage is equally welcoming in the heart of winter as coming in straight off the beach.

There are 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms and an extra downstairs toilet. Downstairs has 2 reception rooms with SKY TV and a country kitchen & Utility.

A walled garden gives you somewhere safe to play or sit and enjoy a summer BBQ, watching village life go on around you.

In the barn there is some wet play facilities including table tennis and darts.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Woolacombe Bay 5 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 100 km, Nearest railway: Barnstable 16 km
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 Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline

The West Country region

Located within close proximity to the wonderful beach of Woolacombe Bay, probably the best surfing beach in the UK . There are plenty of activities to keep the most adventurous family amused.

With the Gulf Stream keeping sea temperatures comfortable you will find everyone enjoying the surf all year round.


Just a few miles inland is the vast Exmoor National Park with unrivalled beauty if its a stiff coastal walk along the cliff paths or a ramble over the moors, as long as you always follow it with a Pub Lunch.

The harbour at Ilfracombe is worth a visit with its Victorian sea front and boat trips to Lundy or perhaps a half day fishing. It also boasts the exclusive restaurant owned by the famous artist Damion Hirst. His statue called VERITY stands majestically looking our to see. She depicts a pregnant woman holding aloft a sword while carrying the scales of justice and standing on a pile of law books.[1][2] Half of the sculpture shows the internal anatomy of the pregnant woman, with the unborn baby clearly visible.[1] The stance has been described as a reference to Little Dancer of Fourteen Years by Edgar Degas, a work that previously inspired Hirst when he created Virgin Mother

There are also all weather attractions at Watermouth Castle, The Big Sheep or The Milky Way. With exhibitions,talks or adventure play areas its a great day out.

We enjoy cycling along the Tarka Trail, a flat cycle way following the route of the old steam railway.

Further afield you could visit the historic village of Clovelly or even tip into Cornwall at Bude.

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11 Aug 2014


"great location, lovely cottage - would definitely recommend to others!"

As a family we have been to North Devon a few times in recent years and love this area...particularly Woolacombe beach!

Leigh cottage gave us everything we needed and more. Clean and comfortable, beautiful location and plenty of room (which you need for a family of 7!

The kitchen is very well equipped to enable a good standard of self catering, the dogs were happy with easy access to a secure garden (albeit at the front of the house which they weren't used to!) and we made use of the table tennis table etc on the couple of days of bad weather.

Would definitely recommend to anyone that loves this area as much as we do!

25 Jul 2014


"Great Place!"

Fantastic time was had by all. Leigh Cottage offers all the amenities one could ask for. Very clean and tasetully decorated. The washing machine and tumble drier came in very handy with a young baby!

Would definately recomend this property for anyone looking for a quiet break in a beautiful area with a young family.

15 Jan 2012


"A relaxing break in a charming North Devon cottage"

A fantastic stay in a charming, character North Devon cottage that provides 'home from home' comfortable accomodation, including a wood burning stove in the lounge which is just perfect to c… More

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