Barnstaple holiday cottage accommodation with beach/lake nearby, golf and walking and log fire

The Thatched Cottage, Barnstaple, Devon

from £75 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 4.5/5

11 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 2486826

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This quaint chocolate box cottage built in 1650 offers warm and spacious accommodation in a peaceful, yet convenient location to both coast and countryside.

Cottage highlights:

Cosy multi fuel burner

Dog friendly

Family friendly

Peaceful location but within 1.5 miles of town

3 bedrooms (Kingsize, double and a twin)

Bathroom and shower room

Beautiful mature south facing garden

The property is an ideal touring base for the entire region. The fine sandy estuary beach at Instow is easily accessible via a short scenic drive or enjoyable level walk or cycle on the Tarka Trail. Westward Ho! has 2 miles of golden sands great for surfers and sandcastle makers. Other beaches nearby include Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe. The historical town centre of Barnstaple offers many amenities, an indoor swimming pool, theatre, cinema and range of shops, pubs and restaurants all within a short drive. Slightly further afield the foothills of Exmoor offers superb walking and wonderful scenery.

The accommodation offers THREE bedrooms: 2 doubles and 1 twin. Bathroom: with roll top bath and WC. Shower room: with electric shower and WC on the ground floor. Lounge: split level with multi-fuel burner, TV/DVD and French doors opening out onto the garden. Dining room: with inglenook fireplace. Kitchen: well-equipped with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Utility room: with washing machine.

Outside: enclosed garden with paved patio area, garden furniture and BBQ. Further seating at the end of the garden with views. Amenities: parking space available at rear of the property otherwise roadside parking available. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 2 dogs welcome. Location: beach 8 miles, supermarket 2 miles and pub 1 mile.

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Here's just a few of our recent guest book comments:

"Without a doubt we will be recommending Chocolate box Cottage to family, friends and many more."

"Fantastic stay, lovely cottage, lovely area and a great base to explore from. We will return."

"We feel very blessed by our holiday based at this beautiful cottage. The setting, the cottage and the garden are perfect."

We hope you enjoy our cottage as much as we do!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter, Nearest railway: Barnstaple
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Devon region

Devon is one of the most magnificent, unspoilt coastlines in England. The award winning surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton Sands, Westward Ho make perfect days out for all the family (including the dog). There's a great choice of public coastal footpaths and cycle paths to explore and enjoy the countryside.


The cottage is just a few minutes' drive from Barnstaple, the bustling town full of local shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars. If you fancy a walk to the pub in the evening for a drink or food, less than a mile away you will find the the friendly local in Bishops Tawton.

For keen golfers, there are many to chose from but the closest course being Portmore Golf Course, located less than a mile away.

Instow beach is just a 15 minute drive away, while the great surfing beaches of Saunton Sands, the award-winning beach of Woolacombe and Croyde can be reached in 20 minutes along a delightful coastal route.

There are miles and miles of cycle paths alongside the river Taw, and the South West coastal path is close by for some of the most spectacular coastal walking in England. Bicycles are for hire locally.

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2 Sep 2015


"Beautiful, well-equipped cottage in ideal situation"

We came back for a second holiday in this lovely cottage as it offers everything that you need for a very comfortable break in a lovely part of the country. The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished and extremely well-equipped. The garden is gorgeous and we love the cottage so much that, after a day's walking or other activity, we just didn't want to go out in the evening. We would all recommend it without reservation

11 Aug 2015


"Beautifully appointed, conveniently located period holiday cottage."

Extremely comfortable and convenient base for our great niece's wedding. We booked from Australia an received excellent and prompt service from Jilly. We could not have had a better base for our week in Barnstaple. We have no hesitation in recommending this lovely period cottage which has easy access to the town, coast, Dartmoor and Exmoor.

30 Apr 2015


"True to description"

Beautiful picturesque cottage with lovely relaxed decor throughout. Heaps of authenticity but with modern kitchen making it an ideal stop for a group or small family. Nice and quiet and easy driving distance to most amenities. Comfortable beds and nice pillows.

13 Sep 2014


"Fantastic well equipped cottage in a great location to be enjoyed by all age groups"

This is a fantastic, very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a superb location. The owners did everything to make our family stay including our dog most enjoyable. It is finished to a very high standard and has a beautiful enclosed garden where we enjoyed several meals al fresco. The Tarka trail and visits to surrounding beaches were all very accessible. Booking thoroughly recommended.

27 Aug 2014


"Peaceful Holiday Retreat"

Spacious property, great location and fully equipped with everything for an enjoyable stay. We were a group of 5 adults and 2 children but, the house was plenty big enough still to have your own space. The garden was fully enclosed ensuring our two dogs were safe.

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