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Ostler's Cottage – Home 519343 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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Ostler's Cottage – Home 519343

Excellent Excellent – based on 9 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Ostler's Cottage is the perfect retreat for couples wishing to be 'far from the madding crowd' in the peace and quiet + clean air of deep Devon countryside. Found down an unmade lane, Ostler's Cottage is a modern eco 'barn conversion'—with character—based within a converted stone-built stable block that once served a nearby stately home. With underfloor heating, heat-recovery ventilation, solar electricity and hot water, you'll be warm and cosy in this very private, quiet and beautifully-appointed cottage. Note that there are no 'hidden extras': the price is all-inclusive.

Downstairs is a well-equipped open plan kitchen area with a fridge + freezing compartment, a gas hob, built in electric oven, a dish washer, washing machine and a microwave. There's a dining table for 4. The comfortable lounge area has seating for 4, a Freeview TV, DVD player and Wi-fi.

Upstairs is a spacious bedroom with king-sized (6 foot) bed, dressing table and east-facing windows to catch the morning

Ostler's Cottage is the perfect retreat for couples wishing to be 'far from the madding crowd' in the peace and quiet + clean air of deep Devon countryside. Found down an unmade lane, Ostler's Cottage is a modern eco 'barn conversion'—with character—based within a converted stone-built stable block that once served a nearby stately home. With underfloor heating, heat-recovery ventilation, solar electricity and hot water, you'll be warm and cosy in this very private, quiet and beautifully-appointed cottage. Note that there are no 'hidden extras': the price is all-inclusive.

Downstairs is a well-equipped open plan kitchen area with a fridge + freezing compartment, a gas hob, built in electric oven, a dish washer, washing machine and a microwave. There's a dining table for 4. The comfortable lounge area has seating for 4, a Freeview TV, DVD player and Wi-fi.

Upstairs is a spacious bedroom with king-sized (6 foot) bed, dressing table and east-facing windows to catch the morning sun, together with a modern en-suite shower room complete with bidet and large shower. Cot provided on request.

Outside you have your own private sun-drenched patio, delightful garden area and private parking space. Walk through the gate and you have a further 18 acres of gardens and grounds to explore. Why not row round the large water-lilly-fringed lake, relax in the summer house on the south shore or walk more than a mile of paths alongside the stream and through the woods? Wildlife abounds which you can observe from the strategically-placed hide and vantage points. Regular sights are barn owls, kingfishers and herds of deer—but you can also see grass snakes, badgers, foxes and no end of bird species, some quite rare. On clear winter nights you'll be astonished by the dark skies which provides a fantastic view of stars which cannot be seen in other parts of the UK due to light pollution.

Ostler's Cottage is a great place to relax and a superb central location to explore Dartmoor (15 mins) and the North Devon and North Cornwall coastlines (25 mins).

Don't forget that Ostler's Cottage is part of the same group of barn conversions as Verbena Cottage (577027) and The Garden House (539632); so why not come with other friends (total 8 people) so that you can have a barbecue by the lake or go for a row together?

TO CHECK THE AVAILABILITY AND PRICE, without obligation, please click on the orange 'Check price and book' button. This will invite you to enter your preferred dates and will then tell you whether it's available and the price for that period. You can trust the calendar! Note the Changeover day is SATURDAY!

Location description from owner

The England region

North Devon is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the region is known for its mild climate, lush green rolling landscape and stunning wildlife. There are no cities; just occasional sleepy market towns and, with quirky names and equally quirky chocolate-box views, inland villages characterised by winding streets of ancient thatched cottages, and no end of breathtakingly picturesque fishing villages round the coast. Most settlements are served by old pubs steeped in history and local memorabilia where you can hob-nob with the very friendly locals, or partake in delicious freshly served food, including the famous Devon cream tea. To see what's on offer you'll need a car—but no worries, driving is still an enjoyable adventure round here, like it was in the 50s and 60s. And there's lots to see.

The area is known for the many stunning gardens which are green and floriferous. Try an on-line search for some of these well known names: 'RHS Rosemoor', 'Docton Mill Gardens'; 'Winsford Walled Garden'; 'Marwood Hill'; 'Hartland Abbey'; and 'Buckland Abbey'. And for something more modern and architecturally stunning, the internationally famous 'Eden Project' is a eye-opening place for a day out.

For those wishing to take in great history and geography, the region abounds with more than its fair share of National Trust properties, from the foreboding, granite 'Castle Drogo', to the fascinating 'Finch Foundry' with its working water wheels and metal working demonstrations. There's also the stately 'Arlington Court'; King Arthur's mystical castle at 'Tintagel'; and 'Lydford Gorge', complete with Victorian walkways around a rushing river that tumbles off Dartmoor.

For the adventurous there's walking on Dartmoor with guide, sailing on either the picturesque 'Roadford Resevoir' or 'Upper Tamar Lake'; and bike hire to cycle along the long and traffic-free 'Tarka Trail'. For those who like wildlife (don't forget your binoculars) you can visit the many reserves run by Devon Wildlife. Last there's also no end of opportunities to fish; from fly-fishing for trout to hooking some really big carp (40lb +) in the many local fishing venues (nearest 3 mins away).

For eating out, we have numerous local pubs serving good plain fare (several within 12 mins) and a sprinkling of 'gastro pubs' with restaurants, such as the 'Rydon Inn' at Holsworthy (15mins). And for those wishing to try something special, why not push out the boat with lunch or dinner at a top Michelin-starred restaurant such as 'Gidleigh Park' at Chagford (45 mins)?

This is a region with bags to do and experience.

Beaworthy

Ostler's Cottage nestles in the most sparsely-populated area in the region—no 'rush hour' here—equidistant between the rolling moorland of Dartmoor (15 mins*) and the great beaches of the North Devon and Cornish coast, famed for its delightful fishing villages, cliff walks and sandy surfing beaches (nearest, 25mins). On the doorstep we have Winsford Walled Garden (a 1 minute walk); Halwill Nature reserve (3 mins); the North Devon Alpaca Park (9 mins); and Cookworthy Forest with its cycle network (7 mins).

Dark skies are guaranteed as the nearest city is 45 miles away; you'll be stunned by what you can see from the patio and garden, particularly on clear autumn and winter evenings (if you don't own a pair, why not buy or borrow a pair of binoculars or telescope to bring with you?). Torches are supplied in the cottage for those who wish to explore outside at night.

For your provisions we are blessed with 2 Waitrose supermarkets: in Holsworthy (12 mins) and Okehampton (15 minutes); each having a Co-operative supermarket as a near neighbour.

[*Distances are by steadily-driven car, unless indicated differently.]

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Fish in the lake are tame and can literally be fed by hand, so no fishing of any type is allowed (including children's nets). Fishing by rod is available in neighbouring lakes very close by.

Guests are required to leave the cottage in a clean and tidy condition upon departure.

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About the owner

Anne and John R
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
28 Oct 2016
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Jun 2013. Located in Beaworthy, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £240 to £495.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Oct 2016.

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“idyllic Devon retreat”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2013

Have just returned from a most delightful holiday in the heart of the Devonshire countryside. The cottage was lovely and very comfortable set in the owners beautiful gardens complete with lake and rowing boat. Cottage was modern and very clean and nothing was too much trouble for our very hospitable hosts Anne and John, we are looking forward to going back very soon.

Thanks for your review, Mike and Pam. We're glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you back again soon. We saw the barn owl last night -- sorry you missed it. Then again, you saw a nightjar, which is more than we did! Best wishes, Anne and John

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