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Verbena Cottage – Home 577027 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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Verbena Cottage – Home 577027

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

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Verbena Cottage is the perfect luxury retreat for couples wishing to get away from it all and soak in the superb views over a private lake in the clean air of deep Devon countryside.

Found down an unmade lane, Verbena Cottage is a spacious and modern conversion—incorporating superb character—of a stone outbuilding that once belonged to a nearby stately home. With central heating, heat-recovery ventilation and a log-burning stove, you'll be warm and cosy in this very private, quiet and beautifully-appointed luxury cottage. Note that there are no 'hidden extras': the price is all-inclusive.

The cottage is all on one floor and starts with a well-equipped open plan spacious kitchen area with granite worktops, 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 also has seating for four and comes with a 42" Freeview TV,

Verbena Cottage is the perfect luxury retreat for couples wishing to get away from it all and soak in the superb views over a private lake in the clean air of deep Devon countryside.

Found down an unmade lane, Verbena Cottage is a spacious and modern conversion—incorporating superb character—of a stone outbuilding that once belonged to a nearby stately home. With central heating, heat-recovery ventilation and a log-burning stove, you'll be warm and cosy in this very private, quiet and beautifully-appointed luxury cottage. Note that there are no 'hidden extras': the price is all-inclusive.

The cottage is all on one floor and starts with a well-equipped open plan spacious kitchen area with granite worktops, 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 also has seating for four and comes with a 42" Freeview TV, DVD player and Wi-fi.

Leading off, there's a spacious bedroom with super king-sized (6 foot) bed, dressing table and an east-facing window to catch the morning sun. Alongside is a modern en-suite bathroom which, in addition to a bath, has a luxury shower cubicle complete with seat. A cot can be provided on request.

Outside you have your own private patio set in a delightful garden area overlooking the lake in the valley below. Beyond your private garden 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.

A video is available on You Tube, just search "Verbena Cottage Devon".

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

Don't forget, Verbena Cottage is near to the barn conversions, The Garden House (539632), Ostler's Cottage (519343) and Medley's Cottage (2952); so why not come with other friends (total 12 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 FRIDAY!

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

Verbena 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
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Interaction with guest

We're Anne and John, the owners, and we'll be here to greet you with the keys when you arrive and are just a short distance away should you need assistance or want to borrow maps or DVDs. Some guests prefer to be left all alone whereas other guests seek us out to ask questions about the area, the wildlife , the flowers and garden—or recommendations for where to eat. Either way, that's fine by us!

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
View Policy

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::
21 May 2017
Years listed:
3
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Aug 2013. Located in Devon, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £300 to £590.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 May 2017.

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“Verbena cottage Beaworthy”

Reviewed 8 Oct 2016

First class accomodation every need catered for. Peaceful retreat . Special thanks to Anne for delicious homemade cake that awaited us.

Owner's reply: Thanks, Susan. We appreciate the excellent review!

“A haven for quiet and tranquility”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2016

I wanted a cottage for its location,tranquility and peacefulness and that was delivered in full !..a wonderfull retreat and my stay was also shared by a garden with wonderfull wildlife that ....location and local amenities are superb too ...a warm welcome from your hosts is guaranteed too...

Owner's reply: Thanks Gerard. We look forward to seeing you again.

“Beautifully presented cottage in a stunning location”

Reviewed 11 Mar 2014

We stayed at Verbena Cottage in February and we have never stayed in such a wonderful place. Verbena Cottage was even more beautiful that the pictures could show! Every detail had been attended to. There was everything you could possibly need and we felt so at home. There was even cake, fresh flowers and a roaring log fire waiting for us when we arrived. The bed was possibly the most comfortable we've slept in. The bathroom was very luxurious, the shower had a radio built in and the bath was very big. The grounds were absolutely stunning. We particularly enjoyed feeding the hundreds of fish in the lake! The owners were extremely friendly and we knew they were nearby if we needed them, but they left us to enjoy our holiday. We will definitely return to Verbena Cottage, in fact we didn't want to leave! Thank you Anne & John for a wonderful holiday! Gemma & Chris

Owner's reply: Well, gosh, ...what can we say? Thank you very much. I guess we must be doing something right! Do come again in the summer.

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