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Bideford 6 miles.
Parkham nestles in a tranquil North Devon valley, three miles from the dramatic coastline around Barnstaple Bay and a ten minute drive from the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly, famous for working donkeys, smuggling stories and ancient cottages clinging to the cliffside. Parkham has a traditional 13th century village inn with a wealth of old world charm, with oak beams, cob walls and open fires all under a traditional thatched roof. Parkham is close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The National Trust own and manage extensive tracts of coastline along the North Devon coast including Peppercombe Valley, Worthygate and Sloo Woods. Just six miles away from Parkham is the quaint bustling town of Bideford which boasts a medieval bridge, town quay, quaint pannier market and vibrant shopping area - all well worth a visit. For the more active, several major surfing beaches, golf courses, theme parks and other attractions are nearby. The beautiful cliff-top fishing village of Clovelly is half an hour by road and the delights of Exmoor and Dartmoor can be reached in under an hour.
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Parkham 0.5 miles. This private wing of a secluded farmhouse provides a cosy, rural holiday cottage on the edge of the Devon village of Parkham. Surrounded by twenty acres of grassy meadows with grazing cattle, sheep and lambs, this Parkham cottage is approached along a private lane and boasts a pretty cottage garden overlooking the rolling countryside, ideal for relaxing in after a walk in the local woods. The living accommodation at this Parkham cottage makes it ideal for families and groups to dine and relax together in front of the woodburning stove. Furnished and decorated in a pretty country style, this Parkham cottage comfortably sleeps five people in two bedrooms, with one enjoying delightful valley views. Lovely walks can be enjoyed from this Parkham cottage, including a half mile stroll across fields to the 13th century village pub serving home-cooked meals and local ales. The beach at Westward Ho! and the indoor farm attractions of the Milky Way and The Big Sheep are only a few miles away, whilst the historic fishing villages of Clovelly and Appledore plus the waterside town of Bideford are close to this Parkham cottage making it a lovely location all year round.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 small double and 1 single. Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Oil, electricity and wood for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden to rear with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Owner has chickens and sheep around the property so please ensure dogs are kept under control.
Previous visitors' comments about The Cottage:
Friendly hosts, great hospitality, good fire & plenty of logs. Great surroundings and loved the peace & quiet. Cream tea on arrival a very nice touch. Good value for money - will definitely come back!
Mr Mitchinson, London, March 2013
The owners were lovely and very helpful. The wood burner was very welcoming and there was always plenty of chopped wood available.
Mr Bonner, Wolverhampton, January 2013
The owners made us feel very welcome and were always willing to help. Wonderful peace and quiet and a great big wood burner!
Miss Cuckson, Southampton, October 2012
Cosy cottage, lovely location and the owners were extremely welcoming and helpful.
Ms Steadman, Prescot, September 2012