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The cottage - Westcott Barton Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The cottage - Westcott Barton

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 1 review

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

The 2 bedroom stone cottage is set within the grounds of Westcott Barton and has its own secluded, sunny patio and access to the main gardens situated within this stunning valley.

Westcott Barton is steeped in history and has acres of grounds to explore with great walks from the garden into the countryside beyond. Westcott Barton is set in over 90 acres of grounds with lovely gardens, a stream, large ponds, open fields and forests all available for you to explore. You will feel as if you are in a different world!!

The cottage is set on a single level and is an L shaped building with two good sized bedrooms leading from the entrance hall with bathroom, kitchen and lounge off the other passage way. The lounge has a log fire and sofa's seating 6 and the kitchen has seating for 4 people.

Nearby are the swimming and surfing beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde, Champion golf course at Saunton, shops and restaurants at Barnstaple (11.58km ). Summer cruises available to Lundy.

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The 2 bedroom stone cottage is set within the grounds of Westcott Barton and has its own secluded, sunny patio and access to the main gardens situated within this stunning valley.

Westcott Barton is steeped in history and has acres of grounds to explore with great walks from the garden into the countryside beyond. Westcott Barton is set in over 90 acres of grounds with lovely gardens, a stream, large ponds, open fields and forests all available for you to explore. You will feel as if you are in a different world!!

The cottage is set on a single level and is an L shaped building with two good sized bedrooms leading from the entrance hall with bathroom, kitchen and lounge off the other passage way. The lounge has a log fire and sofa's seating 6 and the kitchen has seating for 4 people.

Nearby are the swimming and surfing beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde, Champion golf course at Saunton, shops and restaurants at Barnstaple (11.58km ). Summer cruises available to Lundy.

Further details outdoors

Shared private garden

Location description from owner

The England region

Seasons come and seasons go,each bring contribution to the variety of animal, bird and plant life. Quiet walks can be enjoyed in the garden where the form and fragrance of flowers and plants enhance the fresh air whilst the sound of the stream is ever present. There is a woodland walk where the bluebells in spring create a magical effect. Places you might like to visit include: The Eden Project (2 hours), Lundy, The Garden House, Exmoor, ArlingtonCourt,RHS ROsemoor, Dartington Glass, Quince Honey Farm, North Devon's sandy beaches and spectacular cliffs. All of thse are within easy reach.

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Westcott can easily occupy you for days; explore it at your leisure. The breathtaking landscape and outstanding wildlife offer the perfect photographic opportunities for even the most inexperienced photographer. Alternatively, why not set up an easel, unpack your watercolours and capture forever the beauty that surrounds you? Or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet!However, should you want to venture further afield, Westcott is an excellent base from which to explore North Devon, from National Trust properties and gardens to the coast and the moors. Arlington Court is only a few miles away; this Regency property was bequeathed to the National Trust by Miss Rosalie Chichester in 1949; here, between May and September, visitors can view Devon's largest colony of Lesser Horseshoe bats via the 'batcam'. Even nearer are the famous Marwood Hill Gardens which can be reached by walking the footpath from Westcott Barton. En route, why not stop at the 14th Century Marwood church and admire the sundial which shows the time in Jerusalem and the main capitals of 18th Century Europe? For the keen gardener, the RHS gardens at Rosemoor are not to be missed.The nearby town of Barnstaple, which straddles the River Taw, is one of England's oldest boroughs and was for centuries a major port and shipyard. Vestiges of its prosperous past can be seen in the quiet backstreets. A few miles beyond the estuary are Tapeley Gardens which are rich in rare plants and offer spectacular views of rivers and hills. Also within easy reach of Westcott Barton is the small town of Braunton; here one can visit the 13th century church which has many unusual roof bosses and carved benchends. For sunny days, Woolacombe Sands and Croyde Bay offer flat yellow beaches which have Blue Flag status.Birdwatchers, cyclists and ramblers will find many places of interest. For birdwatchers, Chapel Wood RSPB reserve is only a few miles from Westcott. Another perfect spot for ornithologists is Braunton Burrows; this designated UNESCO biosphere stretches for four miles along the north side of the Taw and Torridge estuaries. Here one can see the largest sand dune system in the UK which has a very diverse plant community. Many sea and marsh birds can be observed; this is a stopping place for migrating waders in spring and autumn, and, in winter, merlins, harriers and short-eared owls are among the birds of prey which hunt here. Along the coast to the North, one can stop off at Baggy Point, a jagged slate headland good for viewing seabirdsA boat trip to Lundy Island is highly recommended; once there, one has time to view some of the 425 recorded bird species including puffins, razorbills and peregrine falcons. For the energetic, it is possible to walk around the whole island and still manage to catch the boat home! For the geologist, Lundy's granite and slate formations are of interest; it was from here that the granite for the Embankment in London came. Should you tire of chasing birds why not see them in captivity at the Bird of Prey Centre at the Milky Way Adventure Park in Bideford? For cyclists and walkers, the nearby Tarka Trail offers 32 miles of traffic free tracks; cycle hire is widely available. For ramblers, there are 80 miles of coast path and 700 miles of Exmoor footpaths to investigate! Other interests are well catered for in North Devon; these include golf, horse riding, surfing and angling.

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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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
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About the owner

Howard F
Response rate:
75%
Calendar updated:
30 Jun 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Dec 2010. Located in Barnstaple, it has 1 review with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £550 to £695.

The Owner has a response rate of 75% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Jun 2016.

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