Marwood holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, walking and TV

17 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay

Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking.  See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly

From the owner

Welcome to the Little House – self catering cottage. A great location in a peaceful North Devon valley. 3 miles from Braunton & Barnstaple and 15 mins drive to the golden, sandy beaches of North Devon: Croyde, Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Putsborough. Exmoor is a 20-30 minute drive away. The Little House; which is part of our traditional Devon Long House built in 1680 was originally a huge, vast cellar with windows. We have transformed The Little House into a quirky open plan self catering cottage which is in the style of an open plan studio apartment on the ground floor. NOTE v low ceilings. Full of charm and character with exposed stone walls, wooden floors and low beams (note: very low ceilings). The Little House looks out to our paddock and the woodland beyond. The Little House is a perfect rural get away for two people and a dog. We welcome families, bear in mind the Little House is open plan and the sofa bed is suitable for 2 children, not 2 adults. Please note we have no mobile signal at The Little House, unless you are EE/Orange. WiFi is free and of a reasonable speed. Use of indoor swimming pool on request (located 15 minute drive away). Look out for Jingle our super friendly Labrador and Jack our reliable old horse and of course the chickens! Put your feet up, enjoy a glass of wine, listen to the stream trickle by and the owls hoot as night time falls. Come and escape to the countryside.......................

Further details

The Little House is ideal for less able bodied people, as all on one level, no stairs or steps.

Note: We are a busy, friendly family of 4 and part of our long Long House is above the Little House. We have 2 kids who do run about so you will hear the odd noise from above. Having said that it is very peaceful here.

Further details indoors

The set up of the Little House is open plan i.e. no separate bedroom, a bit like a funky studio apartment. Newly decorated in Mar 2013, with solid pine furniture and a modern kitchen with white ceramic sink. Comfortable king size bed and double sofa bed, well equipped kitchen, A funky shower room (wet room), Free unlimited WiFi, ideal for dogs, all wooden and tiled floors. Access to our paddock and the woodland beyond, central heating and electricity included, no limits and rules! Storage for bikes, golf clubs and surf boards. NOTE v low ceilings.

Further details outdoors

The Little House has front and rear entrances. Parking is to the rear of the Little House in a private driveway. Large porch to hang your wet suits and store your wellies. Small table and bench in the porch for evening drinks while you listen to the owls hoot away. A large picnic table and a barbecue on a small patio area - a real sun trap. You are welcome to use our paddock and garden.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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Cancellation policy

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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No smoking at this property

About the owner

Joanne H.
Calendar updated:
17 Jun 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Apr 2012. Located in Devon, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate is £505.
The Owner has a response rate of 89% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Jun 2021.


Very Good
17 reviews
Very Good
Cullompton, United Kingdom

Cosy but noisy
Oct 2017

Although the reviews appeared to be good, in reality, the 2 nights we booked only stayed the 1 after a dreadful first night with the noise from the owners property above not stopping until 4 AM and th… More 

Reviewed 17 Oct 2017

Andrew E

Amazing little hide away
Sep 2017

Beautifully remote and peacefull, but well within reach of the smaller towns and villages. Beaches are beautiful and only 15-30 minutes away. Very dog friendly. Will definitely return one day

Reviewed 28 Sep 2017

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Little means 'Little'!
Aug 2017

We had a really lovely few days at The little house. The house is 'little'. Thankfully we are not tall poeple. I am 5ft 1inch tall and I had no problem reaching the beams. The property is se… More 

Reviewed 30 Aug 2017

Owner's reply:
Hi Suzanne, thanks for taking the time to review The Little House. I agree with all your comments. We do not hide the fact the ceiling is very low in our description and I think I am clear in saying the Little House house is an open plan set up, so one room and a bathroom. I will review our description and make sure it is clear. All skirting boards get painted every other year so at the end of September they will be done again, I agree they have not worn well this year. I have bought a new rug, the old one has gone! Normally people use SAT NAV, but I will amend the auto messages people get when they book to include a bit of detail about where we are in Whitehall, as we are fairly remote. I appreciate your honest feedback, we cannot improve with out. Thanks Jo.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Hey for a couple with a dog
Aug 2017

Had a great few days away in Whitehall. You do need a car as the country lanes are quiet tight. Perfect location for peace a quiet. Really dog friendly.

Reviewed 15 Aug 2017

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Perfect little home from home
Jul 2017

We slept well in a good sized bed. We had everything we needed. It was clean, tidy, and easy to keep clean with dogs in tow. We thought it might be a little pokey from the photos but there's act… More 

Reviewed 17 Jul 2017

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