Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Courtyard Cottage is a two bedroom cottage attached to the grade II listed Plaistow Barton farmhouse which is mentioned in The Domesday Book. Surrounded by rolling countryside the property offers wonderful tranquility and total privacy but within easy reach of a wide variety of beaches (including Croyde and Saunton) and countryside activities for all types of holidays. Guests have access to a heated indoor swimming pool, childs pool and jacuzzi located at a nearby small holiday complex just 5 minutes drive from Courtyard Cottage. A small fee is payable. The cottage offers comfortable sleeping and seating for 4 guests. The lounge/Kitchen area with its large Inglenook fireplace (now with log burning fire for the cosy colder nights) and historic plaque dating back to 1679 is accessed by it's own private entrance with parking and a private garden. The two bedrooms are accessed by a beamed staircase and offers comfortable sleeping for four by way of a double room and a twin bedded room. The bathroom provides both bath and shower over with toilet and sink.The property has an ipod / iphone docking speakers. Hair dryer in the bedroom and the kitchen is equipped with washer / dryer, dish washer, microwave etc. Outside, via the stable door, is your own garden and BBQ area also suitable for ball games.If you or your children would like to help feed the sheep or chickens please let us know. The eggs from our chickens are lovely and taste far better than shop bought so enjoy truely fresh eggs for breakfast in the morning!!The Cottage is accessed by a track which can be bumpy - not suitable for sports cars!!!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Saunton Sands or Croyde 13 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 85 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Shared indoor pool, Children's pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The England region

North Devon is a truly magnificent part of the country to both live and holiday in. With some of the countries finest beaches and rural countryside, North Devon offers a range of interesting activities for all holiday makers. The combination of beaches and countryside offers a variety of activities for everyone on all budgets.

The coastline can be rugged, with fantastic surf, fishing harbours and picturesque Devon villages offering the all important clotted-cream cream tea.


Within a short drive are a number of beautiful sandy beaches, suitable for bucket and spade holidays, surfing or dog walking. Most of the beaches have cafe or restaurant facilities. Footpaths can be picked up close to Courtyard Cottage taking you across fields and wonderful rural countryside.

Alternatively, the coastal path offers some fantastic walking. For keen or holiday cyclists, the Tarka Trail offers great great cycling. Bikes can be hired locally. The National Trust's Arlington Court is approx 20 minutes drive away and offers a wonderful period property and gardens to explore. Marwood Hill Gardens approx 10 minutes away and offer a haven for the keen gardener as does RHS Rosemore.

Close by is Broomhill Art Hotel and Sculpture Gardens offering fine dining and a range of contemporary bronze and stone sculptures. Also close by is Blakewell fisheries, ideal for the keen fly fisher or family entertainment or just a cup of tea in beautiful surroundings. Saunton Golf Club offers spectacular golf for keen golfers.

For rainy day activities perhaps try Funderzone, Ilfracombe's play hut, wonderful shopping in Exeter or Atlantic Village.